June 30, 2015 |
Rosabelle Gifford, 100, of Radnor, an Irish American deeply devoted to Philadelphian community affairs and her family, died of natural causes on Tuesday, June 16, at her daughter's house in Radnor. Mrs. Gifford danced and sang at a large party in Haverford marking her 100th birthday last August, and was in "vigorous good health" until the very end of her life, according to relatives. She was born Rosabelle Blaney in a small town in County Donegal, Ireland, on Sept. 15, 1914, at the start of World War I; she was a young mother in London during World War II. She had five children with her first husband, Edward Harvey, whom she divorced in 1956.
May 21, 2015 |
WITH ALL those kids, one had to get in trouble. Josh Duggar , the oldest of the 300 Duggar children made famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) by the hit TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting," had a troublesome bit of his past raised yesterday when In Touch magazine reported that when Josh was underage, he was named in a police report as the "alleged offender" in a sexual-abuse probe. To summarize quickly, Josh (who was likely 16 or 17 at the time of the incident)
March 18, 2015 |
Demi's bf: A life-saver Sometimes, a boyfriend isn't just a bf. Sometimes, he's a lifesaver. That's how the fine-featured waif Demi Lovato describes Wilmer Valderrama . "I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here," Demi, 22, said of Wilmer on Sunday on Instagram. The occasion: It's the third anniversary of her sobriety. Demi, who also has struggled with eating disorders, credits Wilmer with keeping her sane and alive. "My love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me," she wrote.
August 20, 2014 |
There were three pillars in the life of Yolanda Donatucci, her son Ronald said: church, family and education. And she remained committed to all three, he said, until her death Saturday, Aug. 16, at age 102. Mrs. Donatucci was born in Philadelphia and followed in the footsteps of her father, who was the designer to Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University. She graduated from John Wanamaker Institute, specializing in fashion and design. In 1930 she helped create the wedding dress of Mary Todhunter Clark, who married Nelson A. Rockefeller, 41st vice president of the United States.
June 22, 2014 |
Her songs deal with the wrenching anguish of heartbreak, but at Union Transfer on Wednesday night, Sharon Van Etten was facing problems of a more mundane kind. There was the pencil skirt that wouldn't quite let her walk up the steps to the stage; a guitar string that snapped mid-song, and another that snagged one of the rings off her left hand as she was tuning; not to mention the ill-fitting undergarment she borrowed from a recently married sibling. "They say some people's shoes are too big to fill," she quipped.
May 31, 2013 |
NOW THOSE were some pumped-up kicks. Customs and Border Protection officers at Philadelphia International Airport were hot on the heels of a Camden woman who allegedly tried to smuggle 4 pounds of cocaine from Jamaica to Philadelphia in her shoes Wednesday. There's no indication whether Iveliza Tuhanna Perez, 25, was flying high on cocaine, but police say the passenger packed three pairs of women's shoes with cocaine hidden in the heels before boarding her flight. Perez made it onto the flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, with no problem, but after landing in Philadelphia about 4:30 p.m., she was referred to a routine secondary search by Customs and Border Protection officers, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
April 1, 2013 |
Ann Richards is stalking me. Yes, I'm referring to the silver-tongued former governor of Texas. The politician who once said about women: "If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. " She once said of fellow Texan George H.W. Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth. " I know what you're thinking. Didn't she pass? Indeed she did, back in 2006, but that doesn't seem to be stopping her. She's been after me since March 4, when I was in New York City and thought I'd check on ticket price and availability for a new, one-woman Broadway show called Ann , starring Holland Taylor, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
March 11, 2013 |
I couldn't be more excited about two new fitness crazes - exercising in high heels and/or on a stripper pole. I can't think of a better message for young girls than exercising is important, but only if you look pornographic. Obviously, whoever said women couldn't achieve equality in athletics had no idea what they were talking about. Or maybe it's called a craze because it's crazy. We begin with Heel Hop, which is an hour-long workout, including sit-ups, stretches, and lunges, but you do all the exercises wearing high heels.
January 28, 2013
Thousands rally for gay marriage PARIS - Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris Sunday in support of a government-sponsored bill that would legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Demonstrators waved banners emblazoned with phrases such as "Equality of rights is not a threat" as they began marching Sunday from Denfert-Rochereau square in the southern part of the city. The march drew 125,000 demonstrators into the streets, according to police. That was well above the number counted by police at a similar march in December, but far less than the estimated 340,000 that turned out for a demonstration by those opposed to the proposal two weeks ago. The French parliament is due to begin debate on the bill Tuesday and the bill is essentially guaranteed to pass the Socialist-dominated parliament.
November 25, 2012 |
I just saw on the TV news that women are getting their toes cut off to fit into high heels. Great idea! I'm wondering if I should cut off my butt to fit into my jeans. This being Thanksgiving weekend, after turkey, stuffing, and pie, you might be thinking the same thing. In fact, I bet you are. You probably woke up wondering, what can I hack off to fit into something I don't wear? So don't put away that carving knife. Put it to good use! I'm still trying to imagine how you carve out a waist.