January 31, 2015 |
Costner on growing up racist Kevin Costner , whose new film Black Or White tackles race relations, says he wasn't exactly raised in a politically correct environment. "I was raised around a level of racism, not of people who hated, but people who would use [racial epithets] callously and not really think that they were - jokes that would start with that," the actor-director told Steve Harvey on Friday. Costner said he would, too - back then. Written and directed by Mike Binder ( The Upside of Anger , Reign Over Me )
January 30, 2015 |
WITHOUT FORMER People Paper scribe Julie K. Brown , 24/7 columnist Molly Eichel writes, the world would not have Rob Lowe 's newest Lifetime campfest, "Beautiful & Twisted. " Based on Brown's reporting, Lowe plays hotel heir Ben Novack Jr. , whose rocky marriage with a stripper ( Paz Vega ) leads to his murder. Brown reported on the story for the Miami Herald , where she worked after leaving the Daily News in 2005. The story started out with a little news brief about Novack's death.
January 22, 2015
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA native Amber Rose referred to the street near her old stomping grounds when she Instagrammed several pics of herself wearing a string monokini with the heading, "MILFIN.'" Wiz Khalifa 's ex didn't include their almost two-year-old in her scantily clad portraits taken in South Beach. Nor did Rose spell check. The street between Moore and McKean is Mifflin, my dear. Wait. That's not what Kanye West 's onetime main squeeze meant by her all-caps pronouncement?
January 11, 2015 |
Is Tina Fey a deadly weapon? Is it too early to mine the Bill Cosby rape scandal for jokes? Nope, say Golden Globe co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler . Asked by Access Hollywood if they'd broach Cosby at Sunday's awards gala, Fey immediately said, "Oh, heck, yes!" Celebs need not fear the two gals. "We don't want anyone attending to be scared to be there because of us," said Fey, who may be as beloved in Philly as Cosby once was. "In the grand scheme of the world, it couldn't be less important.
January 4, 2015
Menzel vs. Twitter, Round 1 As the universe now knows, leather-lunged Idina Menzel mutilated a high note on Wednesday night while singing the inescapable Frozen anthem "Let It Go" during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC. At once, the long, idiotic knives came out on social media and carved Idina into kibble. But she's firing back! Menzel tweeted a photo of a wise thing she said last year: "I am more than the notes I hit, and that's how I try to approach my life.
November 11, 2014
ASK, and ye shell receive. On Jan. 9, Justin Bieber got caught on video egging the home of his Calabasas, Calif., neighbor. July 9, the Biebs pleaded no contest to the messy misdemeanor. Yesterday, he paid the yolked homeowner $80,000. That's a lotta eggs, even if you go organic. But Le Biebs isn't done following all the judge's orders. Bitty B-bare still has eight more of his 12 mandated anger-management classes to attend, according to TMZ, five days of community labor (for MusiCares)
November 8, 2014 |
Talk about a highway to hell. Phil Rudd, drummer for Aussie rockers and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers AC/DC , was charged Thursday in a court in New Zealand (he lives there) with hiring hit men to kill two people. No word on whom he was trying to murder. Rudd's has been with AC/DC since 1974, with a break from 1983 to 1994. 'Alex From Target' gets 15 crazy minutes It might be nice to be 16-year-old Alex LaBeouf (no relation, we don't think, to actor Shia LaBeouf , but just as fun to spell)
October 2, 2014 |
EVERY TIME TV news jumps on a fast-breaking story, you need to remember one thing: The first reports are almost always wrong. This never was a problem in entertainment reporting because no one cared if they were a few minutes late with a celebrity story. Now it's a problem. Yesterday, following the DUI arrest of Amanda Bynes , the first reports said sources were claiming she was high on weed. Now it turns out she may have been high on Adderall or some other prescribed drug.
September 24, 2014 |
Happy birthday, Bruce Springsteen ! You're now old enough for Social Security benefits! (Not that you need them.) Baby Bruce was given to the light on Sept. 23, 1949, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll confirms the Boss is boss with Jerseyites. Forty-two percent say they're fans, and about a third say they own Bruce tunes. (His popularity declines as the age group gets younger.) He has a negative of only 4 percent! Strangely, about 20 percent of respondents, including 1 in 12 of those who said they were fans, didn't know he was from Jersey.
September 10, 2014 |
Love! Conjugal harmony! Fertility! Infecundation! The miracle of gestation! Of motherhood! Of feeling . . . sick a lot of the time, thanks. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (nonroyal name: Kate Middleton ) is once again heaving through her first trimester, as she brings to term the second heir to her husband, Prince William . Royal officials broke the dawn Monday with the news Kate is again with kid, and again, poor woman, with severe morning sickness. That's hyperemesis gravidarum to you. Prince W said the last few days had been "tricky.