September 15, 2002 |
All it took was two magical signatures, and the Paulsboro fire companies' white leather helmet became a prize. Leading man Ben Affleck wrote: "All the best to the firemen, many thanks. " To the borough's all-volunteer companies, costar Jennifer Lopez penned: "Love to all the firemen. " Firefighters are banking on the famous scrawls from the stars of Jersey Girl. Eventually, the chief's helmet will be auctioned off to benefit the companies. Over the last few weeks, the $35 million Miramax film has been pumping dollars into shops, restaurants, the police department, and the school district in one of Gloucester County's poorest municipalities.
March 29, 2011
In news of the former American royal family, Patrick Kennedy , 43, the former Rhode Island congressman and son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy , is engaged to be married to Amy Petitgout , who teaches sixth grade in Northfield, N.J. It's the first good news in a long time for a New Jersey teacher. Kennedy, a lifelong bachelor, and Petitgout, a Penn State grad, became engaged Saturday in Rhode Island, former aide Sean Richardson said yesterday. No wedding date has been set. Richardson said that the couple met about 18 months ago at an event in New Jersey.
May 15, 2014
Jersey girl makes finals Marlton's Christina Grimmie survived a scare Tuesday night on NBC's The Voice but won enough votes to reach next week's finals against Tuesday's top two, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman . Grimmie, 20, who attended Cherokee High, moved to L.A. in 2012 to pursue her musical career. Baldwin on two wheels "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.
October 23, 2002 |
With all the pomp that Paulsboro could provide to pay homage to Hollywood, a tiny street was christened Kevin Smith Way yesterday. And the director stole the scene from his star. As the golden curtain sheathing the new street sign in front of Paulsboro High School was removed by the Jersey Girl director, actress Liv Tyler piped up in protest: "It used to be called Tyler Way. " In honor of former President John Tyler, that is. After apologizing for stealing the glory, the New Jersey-born director of Clerks and Chasing Amy accepted a proclamation naming yesterday Kevin Smith Day and a canister of Mobil 1 oil, developed at Mobil's research facility in town.
July 29, 2012 |
GLASGOW, Scotland - As a tough Jersey girl, Carli Lloyd wasn't about to go quietly into the night when she lost her starting job with the U.S. women's soccer team. Instead, she refocused herself and arrived at the Olympics on a mission, and the hard work showed when she came off the bench to score the winning goal in Wednesday's opening-round victory over France. Now the Delran native and Rutgers graduate is a starter again. With Shannon Boxx nursing an ailing right hamstring, Lloyd will patrol the midfield from the opening whistle Saturday when the Americans play Colombia.
September 28, 1997 |
As an anti-smoking activist of three months, Kristi Lee Croce has had some pretty amazing success: She got her two older brothers to kick the habit. "Kids see me in school and say, 'Don't smoke around her,' " Kristi Lee, 12, of Franklin said with a muted giggle and angelic smile. "Smoking is disgusting. " Since early summer, Kristi Lee's image has become synonymous with a state-sponsored effort to stamp out tobacco use among teenagers. Her face is plastered on billboards along major highways and on television public service announcements.
August 17, 2002 |
Our story opens with a kiss in the rain. In the mid-1990s, Hill Studio on Paulsboro's Broad Street used its film-production equipment to produce a rain shower of critical importance. Hill's huge pipes pumped out the water that set the scene for a kicker of a kiss in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, an indie film that became a sleeper hit. In the next several weeks, Smith will bring members of his crew and cast, which includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler and George Carlin, to Paulsboro for his newest project, Jersey Girl.
March 10, 2004 |
Tonight, a town more accustomed to smokestacks than spotlights, more used to wrestling mats than red carpets, will get a rare chance to see itself on the big screen. Paulsboro residents will be among the first to see director Kevin Smith's long-anticipated film, Jersey Girl, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler and the borough itself. The $35 million Miramax film, the story of a single father's relationship with his daughter, was shot partially here and in Philadelphia during the summer of 2002.
April 7, 1999 |
America has come to know little Hallie Eisenberg by her sweet, angelic face, but it's The Voice that has everybody talking about "The Pepsi Kid. " At the twitch of a vocal cord, the central Jersey native transforms herself into the likes of Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin and Marlon Brando. OK, she doesn't really change her voice; it's special effects. But it doesn't take away from the fact that - at just 6 - she's one of America's hottest commercial stars. "I think I will act for the rest of my life," she said from a Beverly Hills, Calif.
October 20, 2002 |
It's Take-Your-Daughter-to-Work-Day for Ollie Trinke, the music-industry publicist on daddy duty in Jersey Girl. Here at Center City's Hard Rock Cafe, on a crisp day in mid-October, Ben Affleck, as flack Ollie, is flustered and flailing in director Kevin Smith's romance - which, not-so-coincidentally, costars the actor's real-life paramour, Jennifer Lopez, as Ollie's wife. Sadly for those tracking the lovebirds' every flutter - the supermarket tabloids and weekly glossies are in bidding wars for photos of the hunk and his honey - today on the set it's Ben without Jen. Though he's been filming in Philadelphia and South Jersey for more than six weeks, the actor (Changing Lanes)