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June 22, 2011 | By NATALIE POMPILIO & PHILLIP LUCAS, pompiln@phillynews.com
OVER THE course of four hours Sunday night into Monday, employees at Barnaby's of America in West Chester served Ryan Dunn six shots and two beers, but the "Jackass" star never appeared visibly intoxicated. Then there were the drinks at the back table. At the end of the night, out of the bartender's sight, friends and fans bought Dunn, 34, three more drinks before he got behind the wheel of his high-powered Porsche 911 GT3, according to Sgt. William La Torre, of the State Police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement.
NEWS
November 7, 2002 | By William Devlin
Five hundred years from now, when Hollywood is covered with six feet of soil, if the archaeologists uncover Jackass: The Movie, they will have little trouble putting together the pieces as to why American civilization ended as we know it. No one in their right mind should see this film: teenage boys (not men) defecating in display toilets in hardware stores; young knuckleheads purposefully attempting stunts that will result in serious injury to themselves and to others. Academic researchers who specialize in anthropology have clearly concluded one point when it comes to young men, a point abundantly displayed in the period we know now as the Wild West, and in our current popular culture: When young men are left to their own devices, social pathologies soon follow.
NEWS
August 10, 2012
The parents of a man killed while riding in a Porsche driven by Jackass star Ryan Dunn last year are suing Dunn's estate and a local bar that served him alcohol. Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, died in the crash just before 3 a.m. June 20, 2011, when the Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township, Chester County. The sports car smashed through a guardrail, flipped over into a wooded ravine, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2012 | Joe DiStefano
The recent top seller on Amazon.com's "investing — mutual funds" booklist is by an industry veteran from suburban Philadelphia. Not Vanguard Group founder and best-selling author John C. Bogle; the latest edition of his Common Sense on Mutual Funds ranks just fourth. Number One is "Jackass Investing: Don't do it, profit from it," by Michael Dever, who works from a 250-year-old gristmill in Thornton (his architect brother Tom installed the trading room, offices and creektop glass floor)
NEWS
September 19, 2009
Amid all the discord of the past few weeks, let's not forget a small but encouraging moment of harmony. For these happy few seconds of the national dialogue, President Obama, who has been at the center of much of the uproar, was the unifier he once promised to be. With a few well-chosen words, he articulated a nearly universal sentiment: Kanye West is "a jackass. " To be fair, West is a talented and successful rapper and producer. But on the night of the recent MTV Video Music Awards, he was, without question, a jackass.
NEWS
December 25, 2006 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
After you've paraded through your hometown with your famous brother, playing a gig downtown might be a comedown. But not if you're West Chester's CKY - drummer Jess Margera's band with singer Deron Miller and guitarist Chad I. Ginsburg - and your brother/bud is Bam Margera, MTV's resident prankster and Jackass star who spent Friday promenading down Gay Street. CKY brought the party with them while selling out TLA Friday - the first of two weekend shows. That meant: endless audience requests ("We're not playing 'Shippensburg' ")
NEWS
June 21, 2011 | By NATALIE POMPILIO & DAN GROSS, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
LIKE HIS "JACKASS" co-stars, Ryan Dunn seemed unbreakable, a daredevil who routinely risked his life for others' amusement - and lived to tell about it. But yesterday morning, the prankster who wasn't above diving into a vat of sewage or getting punched in the face for a laugh was killed in a fiery one-car crash in West Goshen Township after a night out with friends. Dunn, 34, was driving his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 on Route 322 about 2:30 a.m. when the car barreled over a guardrail and into a wooded area, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2008 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A-Rod Madonna? 'Ridiculous' Following weeks of rumors, both lascivious and vicious (read: tons of free publicity), Alex Rodriguez, 33, has spoken up about his putative love affair with the world's most predictable taboo-bender, Madonna. And the word from A-Rod is Plato - as in platonic. "We're friends - that's it," the Yankee star tells People. A-Rod says he finds reports linking him to the 50-year-old laughable: "I've . . . read that we were buying an apartment together. That is absolutely ridiculous.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2011 | By Dan Gross
BUCKS COUNTY sex-toys saleswoman Melissa Kraut crashed Regis Philbin 's exclusive retirement party Thursday night at Valbella in Manhattan. Kraut, who hosts independent romance-enhancement parties for women through her company SlumberPartiesByMelissa.com, strolled right into the party and met and took pictures with Regis, South Jersey-native co-host Kelly Ripa , Kathie Lee Gifford , Barbara Walters and Tony Bennett . Kraut was seen several years ago on ABC's "Wife Swap," in which two couples trade partners.
NEWS
April 24, 2008 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
Bam Margera's fame is that sort of new world, postmodern fame that vexes older generations. They know he's famous, but they're not quite sure what for, and they're pretty positive that his 15 minutes are ticking away. As the scene at Fairman's Skate, Snow & Surf Shop in West Chester on Saturday indicated, Margera and his fame are here to stay. People of all ages, sizes and hair colors waited in a line curving down Gay Street and more than a block down Church Street to meet Margera and pro skateboarders Kerry Getz, Nick Dompierre, and Ricky Oyola, among others.
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April 4, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bam Margera's kitchen, in his words, "just got Jackson Pollock-ed. " Neon paint drips from nearly every surface - refrigerator, cabinets, counters. The Jackass star was newly back from an international tour with his band, FFU - whose full name is unprintable, he says with a grin - and simply let loose. "I usually paint when I'm on tour, but I was on this really nice tour bus with a really nice driver," he said. "When I paint, the whole place just gets Jackson Pollock-ed. " Margera, 33, has been painting for only about three years, but his mother says he's always had an artistic streak.
NEWS
October 10, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
They don't call it Jackass for nothing. But even Bam Margera, MTV's clown prince of puerile stunts, was conceding Monday that he might have gone too far. Not by kayaking over a 100-foot cliff, or driving into a wall, or letting himself be Tasered. No, Margera held a gun to his pit bull puppy's head, or so it appeared in a photo he posted on Twitter. The accompanying tweet read: "Penny pooped in my bed. Not too fond of that. If it happens again, Penny goes Bye Byes. " The ensuing outrage left the 33-year-old Brandon Margera pleading his love for animals, and wishing he had made it clear the gun was a fake.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Frank Kummer, Breaking News Desk
The parents of a passenger killed while riding in a Porsche with Jackass star Ryan Dunn last year are suing Dunn's estate and a local bar that served him alcohol. Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, died in the crash just before 3 a.m. on June 20 when the Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township, Chester County. Dunn was driving as the sportscar smashed through a guardrail, flipped over into a wooded ravine, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.
NEWS
August 10, 2012
The parents of a man killed while riding in a Porsche driven by Jackass star Ryan Dunn last year are suing Dunn's estate and a local bar that served him alcohol. Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, died in the crash just before 3 a.m. June 20, 2011, when the Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township, Chester County. The sports car smashed through a guardrail, flipped over into a wooded ravine, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2012 | Joe DiStefano
The recent top seller on Amazon.com's "investing — mutual funds" booklist is by an industry veteran from suburban Philadelphia. Not Vanguard Group founder and best-selling author John C. Bogle; the latest edition of his Common Sense on Mutual Funds ranks just fourth. Number One is "Jackass Investing: Don't do it, profit from it," by Michael Dever, who works from a 250-year-old gristmill in Thornton (his architect brother Tom installed the trading room, offices and creektop glass floor)
NEWS
December 8, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
'AHHH f---! Ahhh f--- me!" That's a quote from Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood during a 2008 news conference. It's also what I said to myself as I tried to keep up with the 67-year-old crazy bastard at a 6 a.m. spin class last week. By the time the class started, Chitwood had already been full throttle for an hour at the Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Before that, he was at another gym for a half-hour. He'd been up since 3:30 a.m. "This is normal," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2011 | By Dan Gross
BUCKS COUNTY sex-toys saleswoman Melissa Kraut crashed Regis Philbin 's exclusive retirement party Thursday night at Valbella in Manhattan. Kraut, who hosts independent romance-enhancement parties for women through her company SlumberPartiesByMelissa.com, strolled right into the party and met and took pictures with Regis, South Jersey-native co-host Kelly Ripa , Kathie Lee Gifford , Barbara Walters and Tony Bennett . Kraut was seen several years ago on ABC's "Wife Swap," in which two couples trade partners.
NEWS
October 30, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
A minor traffic accident involving a Jackass star turned surreal at times Thursday in Chester County when the driver at fault reportedly became giddy when he recognized the other motorist. State police said MTV star Brandon "Bam" Margera was "stopped at a properly posted stop sign" at 1:48 p.m. on southbound Locust Grove Road at Corrine Road in Pocopson Township, close to his home. An unidentified driver of a Ford pickup who was turning onto Locust Grove sideswiped Margera's 2011 Porsche Panamera, police said.
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