April 27, 2016 |
Jennifer Childs, longtime artistic director for 1812 Productions, debuts Tuesday night in her self-penned, one-woman show I Will Not Go Gently at Plays & Players Theatre. Childs plays multiple roles in a musical tale of ageism, egoism, comebacks, and rock and roll. Three characters - a podcasting fan-mom, a faded television heroine, and a tech-centric tween - try to grab for glory they may or may not ever have had. These characters all bear some connection to Sierra Mist, an imaginary '70s/'80s female rocker icon whose music and image (Childs says)
October 28, 2015 |
Judged from the first half alone, the pilot for ABC's new procedural Wicked City is an utter disaster - a derivative, offensive serial-killer yarn set along L.A.'s Sunset Strip during that most slasher-happy of decades, the 1980s. Yet, somewhere in the cigarette haze and the wall-to-wall Billy Idol, Foreigner, and Joan Jett tunes, there's a promise the show may deliver something interesting, complex, even compelling. It's just a hint, mind you, and ABC's unwillingness to release anything beyond the pilot makes it impossible to judge whether the drama will sink or soar.
December 18, 2014 |
Close, but ... Matt McAndrew , of Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, who had been one of the favorites all season, finished second on The Voice , NBC's singing competition, Tuesday night. Country-music specialist Craig Wayne Boyd was the winner, based on fan votes and downloads. McAndrew's self-penned "Wasted Love" had been atop the iTunes singles charts all day Tuesday. "It's one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life," McAndrew's coach, Maroon 5's Adam Levine , gushed Monday night.
October 11, 2014 |
Jennifer Lawrence's men When it comes to men, Jennifer Lawrence would rather have companionship than passion. The former is "deeper because you can be your true self with somebody," J-Law tells Vanity Fair. Does her alleged new beau Chris Martin fit the bill? She mentions him not. She does reveal a secret crush. "Do you like Larry David ?" she asks, startlingly. "I'm in love with him, and I have been for a really long time. " Meanwhile, Anonymous Insider tells Us Weekly that Martin's ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow , wants to hang with J-Law.
July 22, 2014 |
Joan Jett is returning home, in a sense, next week, sharing a bill with Roger Daltrey for his Teen Cancer benefit at the Kimmel Center. At a band rehearsal, the one-time bassist for the Runaways and the woman behind such hedonistic anthems as "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," sets the record straight. Jett is a Philadelphia musical Walk of Fame rocker, with a gold star along Broad Street from the Philadelphia Music Alliance. She was a true local for only the first six months of life.
July 22, 2014 |
HOWARD JAFFE was an impressionable 16-year-old when he first saw the Who at JFK Stadium, in 1982. Roger Daltrey's commanding stage presence and Pete Townshend's ferocious guitar got him hooked. The Who have long since given up the steady touring that touched Jaffe and thousands of other teenagers, but Daltrey and Townshend now touch the lives of new generations of teens who have been victimized by cancer. Teen Cancer America is the fledgling, stateside counterpart of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a group that has established more than 25 teenage inpatient units in the United Kingdom since it formed in 1990.
July 3, 2014 |
IN A Q&A on the website Reddit, the Who 's Roger Daltrey complained that he was having trouble getting American artists to pitch in when it came to his upcoming Philly benefit concert with Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. All proceeds from the concert, at the Kimmel Center on July 28, go to building a center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for teens with cancer. "One of the things we're struggling with is getting more Americans involved, more American entertainers like myself, the backbone of the music industry was this age group, and I feel like if you've been successful and you've made it, just by donating a bit of your time, a bit of your energy, even if it's just talking about what we are trying to achieve now," Daltrey wrote.
June 3, 2014 |
T HE WHO 's Roger Daltry and Joan Jett are teaming up for a Philly show to aid Teen Cancer America, and I've got the details early. Daltry and Jett, who was born in Wynnewood but left the area when she was still a baby, will rock the Kimmel Center on July 28 to support the charity, whose mission is to help teenagers in their fight against cancer. Most treatment options focus on either kids or adults. But Teen Cancer America will enable Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance their treatment of teens by creating a new space for young adults.
December 13, 2013 |
Sofia Vergara likes to earn Sofia Vergara , 40, is one of the best-paid TV stars, having reportedly made $30 mil last year. And she's OK with it. "I'm not ashamed to say I love making money," the Modern Family star tells Glam Belleza Latina magazine. "I like business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. " The Colombian thesp said she'd been serious about money since she gave birth to her son, Manolo , when she was 19. "I had a child to support," she says.
May 18, 2013 |
The bangs have bung; the sweep is swept. Michelle Obama wowed the world in January, when she debuted her bangs at hub Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration. But that was so five months ago. Lately, the First Female has been calling her bangs "irritating," and Friday, at a commencement at Maryland's Bowie State University, she had a longer, wavy hairstyle, with the grown-out bangs swept to the side. Nice. Beyoncé, fertile! As in preggers! E!Online was "confirming" Friday, via Multiple Sources , that Beyoncé 's long-rumored inhabitation by a small human is indeed a fact.