October 26, 2015 |
Jackie Lithgow got out of his wheelchair at the starting line and began walking. He didn't think about the steps he was taking last weekend at the Flyers Charities 5K race. He just walked, and looked like anybody else walking, flanked by his parents and sister and grandmother and other family and friends, and that was the beauty of it. After a first few steps, the 20-year-old stopped to do a little dance move - what his parents might call the twist - right there in the middle of Pattison Avenue because he was happy and because he could.
August 15, 2015 |
Jackie Chan, it seems, doesn't just play indestructible heroes. He is indestructible. Since he made his film debut in the mid-1970s, the martial-arts superstar has performed some of the most wondrous, stunning, bone-crunching stunts, fights, and action scenes on the screen. Now 61, Chan proves he can still punch with the best of them in Police Story: Lockdown , the sixth entry in the loosely linked Police Story film series that made Chan an international star in the 1980s.
June 29, 2015 |
* NURSE JACKIE . 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Is there another show that's nailed the frustration of loving an addict more than this one? Sunday's series finale, "I Say a Little Prayer," isn't likely to find Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) living happily ever after. Is it too much to hope, though, that she'll at some point be living one day at a time? * HUMANS . 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. In this British-American adaptation of a Swedish sci-fi series about a future that includes humanoid robots, William Hurt stars as an aging engineer who's clinging to his outdated "synth.
April 25, 2015 |
There's a certain type of American man who never changes and never disappears. Often overlooked, and even looked down upon, he nonetheless degrades himself in humiliating jobs to support his family while clinging to dreams of wealth and fame. On television, this man has appeared by many names: Al Bundy, Homer Simpson, Fred Flintstone, and Ralph Kramden. The latter finds life on stage as Scottie (Scott Greer) in 1812 Productions' To the Moon. Jen Childs and her creative team wrote To the Moon as an homage to the comedy style of Jackie Gleason, with Greer standing in for The Honeymooners star in a number of respects.
April 7, 2015 |
* NURSE JACKIE. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. JACKIE Peyton's life is spinning out of control, and there's nothing funny about that to Edie Falco, the woman who plays Showtime's drug-addicted "Nurse Jackie. " "My experience with addiction, people I love, that I've worried about and stuff," is that it goes the way it's gone for Jackie, said Falco, in an interview in January to talk about the show's final season, which begins Sunday with her character in jail. "I mean, how many times have I said, or have I heard people say, 'Isn't it enough?
December 10, 2014 |
I'M NOT READY to say that Jackie , the subject of an explosive Rolling Stone story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity in 2012, lied. Mostly because, based on everything I've read including some supposed hazy recollections on the part of a traumatized young woman, I don't think she did. What I am ready to say is that by agreeing not to contact Jackie's assailants, and then running full speed from the backlash, Rolling Stone broke one of the most important ethical oaths in journalism: Do no harm.
December 7, 2014 |
Over the last few weeks, Philadelphia-based investigative reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely has received international attention for her Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus," telling of the gang rape of a student, identified only as "Jackie," at a fraternity party at the University of Virginia. On Friday, after a series of news reports questioned Erdely's work, Rolling Stone issued an apology citing unspecified discrepancies in the story. "Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie's story," the magazine's managing editor, Will Dana, wrote, "we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her, nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack, for fear of retaliation against her. ... "There now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced," the statement read.
November 20, 2014
I HAVE ALWAYS been a fan of Jackie Joyner-Kersee for her accomplishments on and off the field. She smoked the track-and-field circuit for 13 years, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals in four Olympic Games. She was crowned Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated for Women magazine. She's also an author, having detailed her struggles and triumphs in her autobiography, A Kind of Grace . Friday, the down-to-earth star will speak about "Running the Race with Grace and Humility On and Off the Track" at West Chester University.
November 12, 2014 |
Flyers goalie Steve Mason handed Jackie Lithgow his stick Tuesday. Wayne Simmonds wrapped his arm around the 19-year-old and gave him encouraging words. Several players, including Mark Streit, Brayden Schenn, and Michael Del Zotto, and coach Craig Berube told Lithgow he was welcome to visit the locker room anytime. "Epic," Lithgow said in a low, barely audible tone while sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of the locker room at the team's Voorhees practice facility. Lithgow was attending Bloomsburg University when he was assaulted almost nine months ago. He left the hospital Tuesday for the first time since his grueling rehabilitation began.
September 29, 2014 |
Hello there In 1990, Jackie was a member of the inaugural Temple Diamond Gems Dance Team. Her favorite part of practice: seeing Alan, a student athletic trainer. She soon was looking for excuses to hang out in the athletic training room. "I thought he was adorable," Jackie says of Alan. "And him being an athletic trainer, I could see how caring, how professional, and how mature for his age he was. " Alan noticed Jackie when she came looking for athletic tape to help keep her uniform where it ought to be. They became friends.