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April 17, 2012 | Howard Gensler
Iron Man may soon be covered in lead paint. Walt Disney, the company not the ghost, said Monday that it will co-produce its next "Iron Man" movie with a Chinese partner in Hollywood's latest effort to forge closer ties with China's fast-growing film industry and billion potential filmgoers. "Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, will begin filming this year, Disney and DMG Entertainment said. Disney said DMG will jointly produce the movie in China but gave no indication what parts might be filmed in this country.
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November 25, 1988 | By Nels Nelson, Daily News Jazz Columnist
If life were the movies, tonight - at the very moment that Lancaster Dick Gerhart passes the baton of the Glenn Miller Orchestra back to Larry O'Brien at Pottstown's legendary Sunnybrook Ballroom - Gerhart's daughter Ann will be delivering his second grandchild in Philadelphia. Since life is so stubbornly imprecise, Dick may decide at the last minute to rack up another 20 years of one-nighters while Ann's baby chooses to play peek-a-boo for a few more days. Let's hear it for the movies.
SPORTS
April 14, 1996 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
Just last summer, America celebrated the tenacity and dedication of one Cal Ripken, who overcame a multitude of sprains, strains and migraines to secure major-league baseball's longest consecutive-game playing streak. Today, racing fans everywhere get to cheer their own Iron Man when Terry Labonte marks his 513th consecutive Winston Cup race - tying the mark set by Richard Petty - in the First Union 400 in North Wilkesboro, N.C. The 39-year-old Texan, in his 19th season, claimed the pole in Friday's qualifying and will pull even with the King on the track where Labonte's streak began in 1979.
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May 6, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's some ironclad success for you: Iron Man 3 had a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks. No other solo superhero - not even Batman or Spider-Man - has managed that kind of business. Iron Man 3 delivered the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year for The Avengers , which teamed ol' Ironsides with other Marvel Comics heroes. Keira gets hitched! Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley said "oui" to rocker James Righton in a wedding ceremony Saturday that included about 10 people in southern France.
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May 13, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Man in the Can stayed fresh enough after two weeks to dampen Gatsby's big coming-out party. Iron Man 3 , with Robert Downey Jr. in the super suit, pulled down $72.5 million at U.S. theaters in its second weekend to lift its overall take to a heroic $284.9 mil. Worldwide, Iron Man , which was in its third weekend abroad, has racked up a gate of $949 million. But the Twenties can still roar. The remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's Jazz Age tale, The Great Gatsby , starring Leonardo DiCaprio , pulled in a healthy - and unexpected - $51.1 million on its debut weekend, despite less than glittering reviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2010 | By JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
With " Iron Man 2 " upping the character's profile more than ever, Marvel has a multitude of titles featuring the character on the shelves. For those who are fans of the movies, the best is "Iron Man: Legacy. " As the title makes obvious, the book is about how Tony Stark wants the world to remember him. It does not sugarcoat the fact that Stark made his name and fortune making weapons, and writer Fred Van Lente shows him as a man haunted by what he used to do, to the point of having nightmares involving thousands of dead children that are a direct result of the weapons of mass destruction he once made.
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May 10, 2010 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT WAS a big weekend for two indestructible superheroes. Despite lesser reviews than its predecessor, "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr. as Marvel's gadget-happy billionaire with real abs of steel, earned $133.6 million domestically on its opening weekend, according to Paramount Pictures' estimates. The opening rocketed past the 2008 original's $98.6 million debut and became the fifth-biggest movie-opening weekend of all time. Having taken in $194 million overseas since it began playing in many international markets last week, IM2's worldwide now exceeds $327 million.
SPORTS
October 5, 1995 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Ray Parrillo contributed to this article
Every morning, 7 o'clock, coach Eddie Robinson or one of his assistants walks the hallways of Grambling State University's football dormitory ringing a cowbell. It has been a Grambling tradition since World War II. But Robinson, who started the tradition, said that times have changed, and that although he hates to admit it, his graduation rate is down a bit lately. This means that at age 76, he can't let up on his players at all. "If he gets up and he gets to breakfast, he'll be up for an 8 o'clock class," Robinson said.
SPORTS
December 16, 2008 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Dawkins said he wouldn't think about any of it, not his record longevity, not the man whose mark he was surpassing last night, not any of the 181 Eagles regular-season games of which he's been a part since the team selected him in the second round of the 1996 draft. But when he stepped onto the field at Lincoln Financial Field last night, even the hyper-focused Dawkins couldn't ignore his achievement. Neither his teammates nor the fans would let him. After the offense failed to score on their opening drive of what would become a 30-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, a message flashed on the end zone video boards announcing that the 35-year-old Dawkins, a career Eagle, had surpassed the beloved Harold Carmichael in games played.
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August 14, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Hello there Melanie could not look away. "He was the most gorgeous man I've ever seen," she said, remembering the April 2008 birthday party at Pyramid Temple No. 1 where she first saw Francisco. "I had to talk to him. It was love at first sight. " As determined as she was to meet the man so joyfully dancing and singing to the music, she was also terrified. So Melanie sent her sister, Yvette, who had brought her to the party, as her dancing ambassador. Francisco happily accepted a stranger into his dance circle.
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December 4, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
His first varsity start was the opening game of his freshman season on Sept. 7, 2012. "Kingsway," Shawnee senior David Gajderowicz recalled the other day. "They were big. I was really, really nervous. " Gajderowicz was a 14-year-old, thrust into the starting lineup of one of South Jersey's strongest programs. More than that, he was a defensive lineman. "That almost never happens," Shawnee coach Tim Gushue said. "You see it sometimes with wide receiver/running back types. Defensive line is something different.
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July 13, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Ant-Man is upon us. On Friday, another superhero heads to the multiplexes. A Silver Age brethren of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor, Ant-Man is, um, a little different. Sure, he has the superhuman strength, the supercool costume, and the supersmart-alecky retorts of a Marvel Comics crimebuster. But this guy is less than an inch high, and if he joined his fellow Formicidae in an invasion of your kitchen pantry, you'd grab the Raid and gun him down with the rest of the pests. How can this tiny speck possibly do battle with evil masterminds bent on world domination?
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May 1, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
With "Avengers: Age of Ultron" projected to do at least $200 million domestically - after opening to over $200 million overseas last weekend - it is clear that Marvel Studios remains hotter than ever, years after some movie pundits declared the comic-book movie craze over. "We are under incredibly crushing expectations," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in an exclusive interview. Indeed, it says something that if "Avengers: Age of Ultron" does "only" $500 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide, it would be considered something of a disappointment.
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February 27, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gloucester Catholic point guard Fran Kinsey is a senior. To Rams coach Todd Powers, Kinsey also is a senior citizen. "I call him the 'old man,' " Powers said. "He never comes out of the game, but sometimes in practice I'll take him out and tell him to sit down and take a rest with the coaches. "I'll tell him he looks like he's playing in a men's league out there. " Kinsey really isn't that old. It just seems that way to Powers and others around the Gloucester Catholic program.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Drucker is living proof that a man not only can learn to appreciate some nagging from his wife, but also build a thriving, innovative company as a result of it. In Drucker's case, it is Norristown-based NewKadia.com, launched in 2000 and believed to be the only dedicated online comic-book dealer. Its inventory is 750,000; its average annual sales is 200,000 books, with profitability a constant since the second year. Revenue, Drucker said, is in the "low seven figures.
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January 18, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Ted Spiker was creating headlines for the chapters of his book Down Size , one suggestion he made was "hippo-crite. " "I've always had a problem up and down with weight issues, but I have all this background in writing about health and fitness," he said. "I was writing about this stuff, then struggling with it. " "Hippo-crite" didn't make the final cut, but Spiker, a Newark, Del., native who is an associate professor and interim chair in the department of journalism at the University of Florida, lays it all out - his struggles, triumphs, and frustrations, especially around running - in Down Size . It's a mix of personal experience, science, psychology, and what other people have done not necessarily to get into model-worthy shape but to take control of their bodies and their lives.
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October 9, 2014 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
TORONTO - Before Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man, his being Iron Man would have been inconceivable. Before "Iron Man" in 2008, Downey had been acting in movies for 25 years and had never top-lined a major hit. His biggest box-office movie was "Back to School," starring Rodney Dangerfield. His second biggest hit: "Bowfinger," starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. No. 3? "The Shaggy Dog," starring Tim Allen. Downey had always been an actor of great range and promise, but he was best-known for his drug habit, and he was hardly a movie star.
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July 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downey Jr. makes load$! Overqualified Iron Man movie star (and onetime serious thesp) Robert Downey Jr. , 49, made more money in the last 12 months than any actor alive or dead. Thanks to Marvel's comic hero, he made $75 mil. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson trails at No. 2, with a measly $52 mil. Bradley Cooper ($46 mil), Leonardo DiCaprio ($39 mil), and Chris Hemsworth ($37 mil) round out the top five.   Shakira breaks Facebook . . . well, OK, no, the Colombian hip-shaker didn't break the gargantuan social medium; she just broke the record for most-liked celeb.
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July 1, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Ryan is so passionate about football that if he had his druthers, he would play the game all day long. He especially enjoys tackling, as well as the overall challenge of competition. This 14-year-old's dream is to play in the NFL, but he knows the odds of achieving that goal are slim. Construction, he figures, would be a good career path, too. Ryan is a movie fan, and watches just about all genres, from horror to comedy to action. Among his favorite film superheroes are Spider-Man and Iron Man. He may be slow to warm up when meeting new people, but talking about the movies and television programs he likes puts him more at ease.
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