July 2, 2012 |
Fran DiBacco has more than a century's worth of reading to catch up on. "I've got 100,000 magazines," says DiBacco, who runs a West Deptford financial consulting firm when not curating his impressive collection of hard copy - and hard-to-find copies. "The oldest is the Literary Digest, from 1894," says the Southwest Philly native, who now lives in Mansfield Township, Burlington County. "The artwork and the pictures and the color in these magazines is just amazing. " DiBacco bought his first batch of vintage periodicals in 1984.
May 21, 2001 |
DEAR JOYCE: What is a "virtual" address on a r?sum?? Thanks. - C.J.S. Resume superpro Susan Ireland (susanireland.com) answers that question and more in her popular book "Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect R?sum?" (alpha books). I live in California and work virtually in Pennsylvania. Which state do I list next to my employer's name? To avoid confusion, list the company's Web address instead of its geographic address. The URL will take up less space than explaining why two states are involved.
February 11, 1998 |
"I may go to the pub and have a pint of bitter in traditional Yorkshire fashion and sit there stonily. We don't do much celebrating in Yorkshire. " - Oscar nominee Simon Beaufoy, screenwriter of "The Full Monty" The prostitute/exotic dancer who helped feed Chris Farley his final mouthfuls of drugs and booze, then sold the tawdry story to a supermarket tabloid, would like us to know she's turned her life around. Good for her! Chicago party girl Heidi Hauser, the last to see the comic alive, tells tonight's edition of "Hard Copy" that she's quit drugs and stripping and has left the big city to be with Ma and Pa. "I just decided it'd be better for me to start over, since I had the chance," she told the syndicated show.
February 8, 1998 |
It's got to be every young woman's worst nightmare. There you are, 24 years old, trying to make a living, trying to have a love life, when suddenly you're at the center of an international sex-and-politics scandal. And a guy you dated exactly once is calling you zaftig on national TV. Say what you will about perjury, fidelity, our President's presumed predilection for young brunettes with big . . . ambitions. Talk about respect for the office, respect for the marriage vows, whether Bill Clinton is or is not a sex addict, and whether it does or does not affect his ability to do his job. Tell that joke about the Titanic again.
September 11, 1997 |
Last week, little Ami Reader was picking out cartoon bookbags and deciding whether she'd wear braids or ponytails to school. This week, the 8-year-old is trying to decide which tabloid television show to appear on. In the 24 hours since the public heard about her brush with a strongarm punk who stole the kid's lemonade-stand money, the third-grader has been thrust into a media frenzy, as interview offers from the television show Hard Copy...
November 7, 1996 |
Here's a grass-roots (even if it's a very nice, probably designer, Beverly Hills kind of grass) movement that paid off on Election Day: George Clooney's anti-paparazzi campaign. Paramount TV, which Clooney has been boycotting for its use of paparazzi video on its "Hard Copy" show, conceded victory to the "ER" and "Batman" star late Tuesday. Paramount Pictures Television Group said it would no longer buy video from freelance cameramen who unduly harass or provoke their celebrity subjects.
November 1, 1996 |
George Clooney's call for a boycott of TV's Entertainment Tonight is gaining momentum. Seven of his ER colleagues, including Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards and Eriq La Salle, have joined in, as have Rosie O'Donnell and Dean Cain, who canceled a Wednesday appearance. Clooney declared war last weekend against aggressive video paparazzi whose stuff usually winds up on Hard Copy. Both ET and Copy are Paramount shows. In a letter to ET producer Linda Bell Blue, the ER actors wrote: ". . . We find it very difficult to work with a show and help it earn money while the company that owns it uses that very same money to purchase videos of us for Hard Copy.
October 29, 1996 |
We figured there had to be some kind of reason for marrying Jim Carrey, and here it is: the shoes. The Star tabloid reports that since wedding the obnoxious millionaire comedian last month, bride Lauren Holly has purchased 1,000 pairs of shoes. Oh, and enormous amounts of clothing, including the same designer dress in nine different colors, and 11 toasters. (Eleven toasters! For making 22 slices of toast at once?) "Jim wants Lauren to have the time of her life," a source told the tab. "Shopping is Lauren's middle name . . . Her jewelry collection has more than doubled since she met Jim. " And no, the hubbo doesn't mind, the source said.
June 5, 1996 |
Pamela Davis, with fans chanting her name and forcing her to take a curtain call, pitched one inning of scoreless relief last night and got the win in a minor league exhibition game in Jacksonville, Fla. She is believed to be the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club under the current structure of the minor league system. Davis, a 21-year-old starter with the Colorado Silver Bullets women's baseball team, pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, against the Australian Olympic team.
October 10, 1995 |
Bobby De Niro, taking a page from Tony Danza's etiquette book, allegedly slugged a photographer in front of a Manhattan bar early Saturday morning. Shades of "Raging Bull"! Only this time, for his pugilistic efforts, the actor was charged with assault. A 25-year-old video photographer, identified as Joseph Ligier, told police De Niro went for him as he recorded the actor on video. He said De Niro punched him in the face and tried to take the camera. De Niro "grabbed me by the hair.