May 7, 2015 |
MADE FAMOUS by will.i.am , of the Black Eyed Peas , 19-year-old Cody Wise returned to his hometown of Philadelphia yesterday for a song-and-dance performance at the Vine Street branch of his alma mater, the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (1600 Vine St.). Wise - a 2010 graduate of the school's main campus on South Broad, where he said his talents were fostered - is probably best known for his international chart-topping single, "It's My Birthday," with will.i.am.
December 30, 2014 |
BRIANNA CASH grew up on 3rd Street near Roosevelt Boulevard, and although her soulful songs might someday carry her far from North Philly, her old Feltonville neighborhood will always feel like home. "You know that big three-story house on the corner that looks haunted?" the 22-year-old singer/songwriter said, laughing. "It's the huge house across the street from the corner store that's sometimes yellow, sometimes green, and I remember it being red once, too," Cash said. "I grew up in that house.
June 20, 2014 |
IT SEEMS like they've been apart forever - how many romances have they each been linked to since their separation? - but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally divorced, nearly three years after they separated. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Sandoz finalized the couple's breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their 6-year-old twin children, court records show. The pair agreed that Lopez will have their son and daughter most of time, with Anthony caring for them seven days a month.
April 15, 2014 |
Lopez applause Jennifer Lopez has added a few more trophies to her block. The pop star and American Idol judge was honored Saturday in L.A. at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award for her efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Lopez is executive producer of ABC Family's The Fosters , about a family headed by a lesbian couple. Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox won the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to a GLBT entertainer.
July 2, 2013 |
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy brought The Heat against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office. The Fox action-comedy starring the funny ladies as mismatched detectives earned $40 million in second place in its opening weekend, topping the $25.7 million debut haul of Sony's White House Down , according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney-Pixar animated prequel Monsters University remained No. 1 at the box office in its second weekend, earning $46.1 million in first place.
May 8, 2013 |
YOU CAN TAKE Jenny off the block, but you can't stop the block from following her. Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull were filming the music video for "Live it Up" on a Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday when shots rang out. According to usmagazine.com, Lopez was being interviewed by Rob Marciano , of "Entertainment Tonight," at the time. Marciano tweeted: "BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away. " He tweeted soon after: "Can hear & see ambulances converging - 400 yards down the street . . . Police confirming: 'Shots fired.
April 23, 2013 |
LOOKING BACK at this 76ers season does nothing for fans except bring angst and frustration. Therefore, let's take a look ahead, although that very well could mean more angst and frustration. Here's a player-by-player synopsis of what was, what is, and what should be. The first eight players listed are under contract next season. The rest are free agents. Player: Jrue Holiday 2012-13 stats: 17.7 points, 8 assists, 3.7 turnovers. What was expected: A jump from a decent, young point guard to one solidly in the upper half in the league at that position.
November 11, 2012 |
Elmore Leonard's book-to-movie ratio is remarkably high - the staggeringly productive scribe has seen 17 of his novels and short stories adapted for TV and cinema screens. Here's a list of the eight best Leonard-based movies, in chronological order. (My favorite: Out of Sight , with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.) 3:10 to Yuma (1957) Taut western with Glenn Ford as the outlaw, Van Heflin as a deputized rancher trying to get him on a train to prison - alive. Hombre (1967)
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.
August 1, 2012 |
Jennifer Lopez has been so many things since her career's start that it's hard to remember what she actually does best. Lopez, 43, is a multi-hyphenate at a time when doing one thing well means little. Luckily, as her song goes, she's doing it well. She's renowned as a well-choreographed dancer. She's judged other singers (for two seasons on American Idol , a gig she left just weeks ago) and has been judged in mixed reviews for her own slight, sprightly dance-music hits, big ballads, and light, soubrette, vocal éclat.