April 9, 2013 |
WHERE'S EVERYBODY GOING? A longtime victim of crippling social anxiety, New Kids on the Block 's Jonathan Knight left the stage when the group performed in New York last week. About 25 minutes into the show, Knight was supposed to solo on the new ballad "Survive You," but he couldn't get the words out. Donnie Wahlberg kidded him about the silence, and then Knight laughed and walked off. NKOTB finished the song and the show without him. Knight tweeted "I'm sorry . . . " soon thereafter.
August 1, 2012
Jennifer Lopez played craps at a private table in the Ultra Lounge at Atlantic City's new Revel after her Sunday concert, with Enrique Iglesias, at Boardwalk Hall. J.Lo stayed in a Sky Suite at Revel and had an in-room massage preshow. No word on how she fared at the craps table, but A.C. has proved lucky in the past for the Lopez family. In 2004, her mother, Guadalupe, won $2.4 million on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Borgata. As we told you recently, Lopez and choreographer boyfriend Casper Smart spent about a week at the Ritz-Carlton here while rehearsing at the Liacouras Center for her tour.
July 18, 2012 |
Jenna Jameson, the porn queen turned actress and best-selling author, will host the 10th Annual Diamond G-String Contest on July 25 at Delilah's (100 Spring Garden). The event starts at 7 p.m. and features more than $10,000 in prizes for contestants, many of whom spend months preparing elaborate routines. Jameson, who is married to UFC fighter Tito Ortiz, is retired from porn and from stripping, though she served as a Wingette in February's Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl XX on behalf of the Gold Club (1415 Chancellor)
January 25, 2012 |
JENNA JAMESON makes her Wingette debut at Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl 20 on Feb. 3 at the Wells Fargo Center. The retired porn queen-turned-actress will appear at the city's most prestigious sporting event on behalf of the World Famous Gold Club (1416 Chancellor), where she will hang out after the Wing Bowl. Doesn't look as if she will be dancing onstage, but adult-film sensation-turned-politician and reality TV star Mary Carey dances at the club Feb. 1 to 4. Carey, who hints she may move to Philadelphia to run for mayor or possibly governor in a few years, is honored to serve as Wingette for the fourth time.
August 5, 2011 |
IF THIS ENDS up being the swan song of Tito Ortiz, his final countdown so to speak, he's honored to have it happen here in Philadelphia. Why? "Man, this is Fight Town USA," Ortiz said. "I have always been a huge Rocky fan and it's kind of funny because in my gym, actually in the guys bathroom, there is a picture of Rocky standing on the top of the stairs [of the Art Museum]. It's great to go after this in a city with such a great fighting history. I feel honored to be on this card, I really do. " Ortiz is the main event in UFC's second ever pay-per-view jaunt to Philadelphia, tomorrow night at the Wells Fargo Center.
January 20, 2011
WHERE'S judge SEAMUS McCaffery when you need him? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice - who used to hold court at Veterans Stadium during Eagles games - would break a gavel over recent research that shows 8 percent of people attending sporting events leave legally drunk. Researchers for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health gave breathalyzer tests to 362 adults attending events at 13 baseball and three football games. Nick Hanson, the media relations director of the university's academic health center, said yesterday the researchers would not reveal which stadiums were involved.
May 14, 2010 |
The baseball diamond in the middle of an Iowa corn field built for the movie "Field of Dreams" is for sale. Asking price: $5.4 million. Don and Becky Lansing are the owners of the site near Dyersville, where the field was built by Universal Studios. The couple said they love the land, which has been in Don Lansing's family for more than a century, but they're ready to retire and give up the property. "It's really time for us to head to the locker room. Maybe that sounds corny.
May 4, 2010 |
THREE COUPLES in transition: These are their stories. Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz are getting back together. That domestic-violence claim of Jenna's from last week? Just crazy talk. "To be honest, I'm not hurt at all," she told RadarOnline.com. "I'm moving fine, my ligaments are fine, I'm holding my babies perfectly," she said - and by babies she meant twins and by twins she meant young children. "And I'm going to do my best to reconcile with Tito right now. " If there's no sex better than make-up sex, what does that say about make-up sex with Jenna Jameson?
April 28, 2010 |
AFTER SCORING a success at the Toronto International Film Festival a couple of years back with his low-budget indie "The Take," Lafayette Hill-raised filmmaker Brad Furman fell victim to the vagaries of film financing, with projects announced then halted, developed then put in turnaround. He has a new movie, however, with "The Lincoln Lawyer," based on the novel by Michael Connelly. The legal thriller is set to start shooting in July with Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and John Leguizamo (star of "The Take")
April 28, 2010 |
Coming in fall: The literary side of MM Yes, Marilyn Monroe did appreciate great literature. Farrar, Straus & Giroux said yesterday that a new side of Marilyn will be unveiled in the fall with the release of Fragments, a collection of writings she composed between 1943 and 1962, the year she died at the age of 36. The book will feature poems, diary entries, photos, and essays that Marilyn wrote about the men in her life, including husbands James...