November 5, 2013 |
THE FLYERS LOGO is ready for its close-up. Last week, a rep from the Wells Fargo Center sent out email saying the famed Flyers logo has received $475,320 in free publicity from "The Goldbergs," the '80s-set ABC comedy airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., starring "Bridesmaids'" Wendi McLendon-Covey , "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Jeff Garlin and George Segal . "I'm using my show to push my Philadelphia Flyers agenda. I'm a longtime fan. My dad had season tickets. Some of my best memories were going to games with him, eating the french fries and wearing my Tim Kerr jersey.
February 27, 2013 |
Don't think Family Guy guru Seth MacFarlane will be asked to join the National Organization for Women anytime soon. Shock, if not exactly awe, gripped some viewers Sunday night when the first-time Oscar host launched into a surreal monologue about women. He opened with a musical tribute to actresses who opted to appear onscreen topless. It went downhill from there. Some zingers: Django is the story "of a man fighting to get back his woman, who's been subject to unthinkable violence, or as, Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie," said Seth, 39, referring to the two singers' troubled history.
February 27, 2013
JANET JACKSON has had another secret wedding. This time around, she married uber-hot Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana . In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage to singer James DeBarge was annulled after just a year in 1985.
February 26, 2013
In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage, to singer James DeBarge, was annulled after just a year in 1985. She then married Rene Elizondo in 1991 and somehow kept the union secret for nine years. It's unclear exactly how long Janet, youngest of the talented Jackson clan, has been hitched this time around.
January 24, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actor Sam Worthington; Julia Nunes performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS) - Tina Fey; Jeremy Irvine; the Barr Brothers perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Midnight, 6ABC) - Janet Jackson; Larry the Cable Guy; Eli Young Band performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Elizabeth Banks; Ben McKenzie; Mindless Behavior performs.
December 16, 2011
POP ROYALTY Janet Jackson will be the new face of Fort Washington-based weight-loss company Nutrisystem. She'll star in a national campaign hocking the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and also "write" a book about the benefits of healthy living called True You . She'll also participate in Nurtisystem's new charitable arm, Nutribank. We commend Nutrisystem's choice of spokewoman. It's impossible to forget her name. It's Janet. It also means she's competing with Charles Barkley , who just this week was named spokesman for Weight Watchers for Men. Let the dieting begin.
September 10, 2011
Who's bad? Apparently, the organizers of "Michael Forever," a tribute to the late great Michael Jackson scheduled for Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales (who knew the Welsh dug the King of Pop so much?). Organizers for the concert have slashed ticket prices for the show, which has Christina Aguilera , Leona Lewis , Cee Lo Green , Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo on the docket. TMZ is reporting that Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has also just signed on. Discount ticket prices are never a good sign, but even Jackson fan groups aren't jazzed about the show, with 30 fan groups boycotting, a Facebook group called "Fans Against Michael Jackson Forever Tribute" and Janet Jackson 's recent decision to pull out of the show.
August 5, 2011
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's "Number Ones: Up Close and Personal" tour should live up to its name in the relatively intimate setting of Upper Darby's 3,000-seat Tower Theater. While the original plan was to promote her 35 worldwide No. 1 singles in 35 cities, the tour - her first in three years - has grown since launching earlier this year, and her Philly show is part of the second round of North American dates. The 45-year-old Jackson has proven her sass factor in city after city, with snazzy costume changes, snippets of music videos, a bevy of backing singers and dancers, a five-piece band and (apparently)
March 28, 2011 |
Since she famously broke away from the tight reins of the Jackson clan, shed the good-girl image she had as a child entertainer, and promoted her sensual, self-empowered smash Control in 1986, Janet Jackson has proved to be one of pop's most fiercely independent artists. Now 44 and without a label to release new music (she left her last label, claiming it bungled the promotion of Discipline in 2008), Jackson seems more confident than ever. Earlier this year, her book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself topped the New York Times best seller list.
July 20, 2010 |
Each year, for decades now, fur-maker Blackglama has chosen a big lady star to be its spokes-clotheshorse. Think Kate Hepburn , Audrey Hepburn , Marlene Dietrich , Judy Garland , Sophia Loren . This year? Janet Jackson in a pert new short 'do and furs up to her nostrils. PETA, of course, had a mink about it. With reason: Janet's been on record against real fur in photo shoots. Too bad, PETA! That was then, this is cash! Girl's gonna be in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and W, and on a big Times Square billboard.