January 5, 2011 |
By Elizabeth Wellington So far, we know the royal newlyweds will not have servants in their house, at least for the first three years of their marriage. We've been told that Kate Middleton's life-size wax image won't join the rest of the royal brood at Madame Tussauds until the end of this year. And it was reported that the No Problem Orchestra, a group of Austrian disabled musicians, are to perform at the April 29 affair. But one question remains: What - and maybe more important, who - will Kate wear when she walks down the aisle of Westminster Abbey to marry Prince William?
June 23, 2010
BOSTON MED. 10 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 6. NEW YORK - PLAYING fly on the wall of a big-city hospital might seem like a good way to get swatted. But for ABC News' Terence Wrong, who's been doing just that off and on since 1999, producing "Hopkins 24/7" in 2000, a follow-up, "Hopkins," in 2008, and starting tomorrow, the eight-part documentary series "Boston Med," the wall's been a productive place. And the buzz has been good, too. Not that it's easy telling the stories of real people at vulnerable times in their lives, and in a way that will interest those of us lucky enough not to be there ourselves at the moment.
February 11, 2010 |
Dante J. Grazioli, 78, of Pennsauken, who could do wondrous work with wedding gowns and formal dresses through his tailoring and alterations, died of lung cancer Friday in his home. Mr. Grazioli, better known as Mr. G., worked side by side with his wife, Lina, for 34 years at Cove Bridal in Pennsauken. "Nothing was impossible for him. He was a great tailor," his wife said. Once, a woman who had bought a size 12 gown did not come in for her final fitting until two weeks before her wedding.
January 7, 2010 |
The fabrics Katie Ermilio used in her spring 2010 collection are so soft the pieces appear limp on a rack of hangers in the family's Haverford showroom. But don't let the languid pieces fool you. She shows the same meticulous attention to detail as her dad, Bob, an internationally renowned fixture in the world of equestrian tailoring. For example, a tomato red, silk-faille Katie Ermilio pencil skirt features a 7-inch, ruffled hem. The matching top is equally exquisite with a seductive open back Ermilio trimmed with the wavy ruffle.
October 21, 2009 |
You want to do what to my what? I knew what to expect when I showed up at the hospital for my first mammogram. My doc had been pushing me for months, and I had talked to countless women who'd had them. (Tell me every detail. Does it hurt? Do they get their shape back?) But when the time came, even armed with all kinds of information, I still couldn't believe what they wanted to do to my breasts - those modestly sized, delightfully sensitive extensions of myself that had fed my daughter, and give guys something to do with their hands when . . . well, never mind.
October 17, 2009
For decades, universities in urban settings built high fences around their campuses to cloister students and employees from crime and blight. But in recent years many universities have begun to literally and figuratively tear down the walls and embrace their neighbors. Nowhere has that change been more dramatic than at the University of Pennsylvania, which built a public school and a hotel, and offered incentives to its workers to buy homes around its West Philadelphia campus. Penn also has made an effort to employ local residents and contract with neighborhood businesses.
July 16, 2009 |
One of his celebrated bicorn hats is there, a relic of the 1809 Battle of Essling, in the center of the exhibition's final room. And on a wall by the exit, the facsimile of his signature reminds patrons why they came to the National Constitution Center, and paid as much as $17.50 when so many other venues on and near Independence Mall are free. "Napoleon," it says. A French emperor may seem at first a curious focus for the center, which opened its grand space on the mall six years ago, its mission to increase "awareness about the Constitution and its relevance in Americans' daily lives," with permanent exhibits and programs that enliven the nearly-222-year-old document.
February 12, 2009 |
Shady Pines is momentarily out of sass. The 7-foot beauty, in black vinyl gown, fishnet stockings and studded leather choker, retreats to a chair on stage at the Gershman Y. She has spent the last two hours clambering onto tables where audience members were eating pizza and playing bingo. Stomping her colossal platform heels in their faces. Demonstrating, solo, a sexual position that requires two. She has offered ribald birthday greetings to a delighted middle-aged lady and asked a translator for the deaf to teach her sign language for "fake vagina.
February 12, 2009 |
Carol Murray's dream wedding dress has sleeves - sheer, maybe even lacy. She says she's "not fancy," but she wants something beautiful and breathtaking that will fulfill all the bridal clich?s about being a princess on the most important day in her life. And she's shopping for her dress this weekend at Goodwill's first-ever bridal event, in Pennsauken, where she will find at least 100 new and "gently used" gowns - donated by former brides and bridal salons - priced from $99 to $299, as well as shoes, veils, jewelry, and even lacy undergarments.
January 28, 2009 |
Final blastoff for 'StarTrek' creator Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who died in '91, and his wife, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who died Dec. 18, are headed into deep space, courtesy of a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights. " Celestis Inc. says Majel hired them to send the couple's cremated remains into space in a spacecraft filled with digitized tributes from Star Trek fans. The craft's mission? To boldly go where no man has gone before - and never return. Donny Osmond: D'oh!