September 4, 2016 |
THIS SUMMER, when the world's eyes were on Philadelphia because of the Democratic National Convention, the Huffington Post went to North Philadelphia to visit the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center. The Huffington Post wanted to film a story on gun violence and had sought out a CeaseFire PA fellow, who suggested reporters go to the Learning Center. "I was excited," said Kevin Upshur, 57, the center's founder. "You have people who call you and want to tell your story - and really tell it in a way that can help you to help others.
August 12, 2016 |
ELEVEN YEARS into her career, Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Aug. 28 MTV VMAs from MSG in NYC. Rihanna will also perform at the show. Rihanna's hits and music videos include "Umbrella," "We Found Love" and "Work. " She has won the VMA for video of the year twice. Past recipients of the Video Vanguard Award include Madonna , Guns N' Roses , Peter Gabriel , Justin Timberlake and Kanye West . Another Video Vanguard Award winner, Beyonce , is the leading nominee this year with 11, followed by Adele , who is up for eight moon men. Does MTV even air music videos anymore?
July 25, 2016 |
I'm looking forward to seeing Hillary Clinton make history when she's nominated for president this week at the Democratic National Convention. And I'm excited about the prospect of a Clinton presidency. Not just because I think Donald Trump is the wrong man for the job. But because Democrats and Republicans hate each other too much right now to come together - in Congress or in the town square. I think the impact of a female administration could get us playing nice again.
December 28, 2015 |
According to the Huffington Post, an investigative documentary by Al Jazeera alleges that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and other prominent professional athletes received human growth hormones from a Texas-based pharmacist. The Huffington Post viewed the documentary, The Dark Side , before it was scheduled to be aired Sunday night. Howard, 36, denied to Al Jazeera that he used the drug. He was alleged to have received performance enhancers from Charlie Sly, a pharmacist who once worked at an antiaging clinic in Indiana.
October 5, 2015
Once upon a time in South Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue had more gravy joints than foodie eateries. There was no hot social-media controversy about colonizing gentrifiers taking selfies while nibbling French food on the rooftop of a shuttered school building. That's because, back around the time when the ramshackle Philadelphia roots-rock band Marah released its album Kids in Philly in 2000, the millennial invasion that has generated so many listicles ("21 Ways Philadelphia is the Coolest City in America," quoth the Huffington Post)
August 28, 2015 |
The last week or so has been tough on CBS3's Katie Fehlinger. With all the online furor she's sparked lately , you'd think the TV meteorologist had been found guilty of some heinous crime or decided to run for president of the United States. The blonde bombshell did neither. Fehlinger got viewers and social media all worked up because she dared to appear on air doing her job while eight months pregnant with twins. Well, the TV viewers who are revolted and outraged by the sight of Fehlinger's enormous baby bump can relax.
August 14, 2015 |
THEY TOLD US things were getting better in Ferguson in the year since Mike Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson and left dead in the street for an unreal - and inhuman - four-and-a-half hours. Surely, there's been some slow bending of the long arc of the moral universe; voters turned out strong in last November's election in the Missouri suburb and now its City Hall looks more like the population of the majority-black community, with two new African-American city council members and a black interim police chief to replace his fundamentally dishonest and discredited predecessor, Thomas Jackson.
April 25, 2015 |
Zooey: I was never really "adorkable" Truly adorable star Zooey Deschanel is tired of being called "adorkable" by fans, the media, critics, cats, dogs, pigeons, everybody. Folks, it's just a brand! Yes, Zooey tells the Huffington Post, the moniker is not some cute, whimsical description. It was created as part of a marketing ploy by Fox to sell her show New Girl four seasons ago. "I don't always identify, perhaps, with the way that I'm portrayed in certain public contexts," she says.
February 8, 2015 |
Brian Williams' future? What future? NBC anchorman Brian Williams has admitted he "made a mistake" (read: lied) when he claimed he was in the middle of an exciting Black Hawk Down -esque incident in Iraq in 2003. What now? He'll be fired, for sure! Isn't that what Williams' most august predecessor, Tom Brokaw , demands? Nope. "I have neither demanded nor suggested Brian be fired," Brokaw said in an e-mail to the Huffington Post. "His future is up to Brian and NBC. " NBC News prez Deborah Turness on Friday told her staff by e-mail that she has discussed the issue with Williams and his Nightly News team.
December 19, 2014 |
Former Fox 29 cameraman sues Delilah's A civil court trial now in its second week pits David Edwards , a former Fox 29 cameraman, against Delilah's Den and bouncer Garrett Hood for assault and battery, negligence, emotional distress and loss of consortium. The suit alleges Hood "violently and brutally assaulted and battered" Edwards while he was on assignment on Jan. 8, 2013. Sources tell me that Edwards was working on a story with reporter Chris O'Connell about an alleged sexual assault by former Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche , who was later cleared of wrongdoing.