September 3, 2014 |
CBS3 TRAFFIC reporter Bob Kelly has left CBS3 after 13 years at the station. In an email to me, Kelly made it clear this was not an expected departure. "It's been an emotional couple of days for sure. I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email, adding that he was blown away by the support he received on Facebook.
September 1, 2014 |
The Budweiser Made In America festival, Philadelphia's third annual oversized musical block party, started Saturday with a mix of rock, hip-hop, and electronic dance music (EDM), comfortably cool temperatures, and two words of far greater importance than all others: Kanye West . Day 1 of Made In America 3.0 pulled in more than 40,000, reaffirming how much of a fixture the Jay Z-curated fest has become on the local summer concert calendar - while struggling, by most accounts, for a foothold in Los Angeles in its first year.
August 30, 2014 |
This weekend, the third annual Budweiser Made in America festival will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So what's new and different at this year's Jay Z-curated gathering? For one thing, for the first time neither Jay Z himself, who headlined in 2012, nor his missus, Beyoncé, who was the top attraction last year, is officially on the bill. One would hope the hip-hop kingpin would make an appearance, however, maybe with his close associate Kanye West, who headlines Saturday night.
June 21, 2014 |
Kim K.'s latest artwork Creative genius knows no rest. Take plastic artist (ahem) Kim Kardashian : Barely out of her half-million-dollar wedding dress, Kanye West 's blushing bride is releasing her latest creation, mobile game app Kim Kardashian Hollywood . The object of the game: Become famous! You choose a look, you know, clothes and hair (soul optional?), then you hook up with a cartoon version of Kim (as though she's not already one) who guides you through Hollywood's hamster wheel - glamorous parties, red-carpet premieres, hip clubs.
May 24, 2014 |
For two years, Philadelphia had the Budweiser Made in America festival all to itself. Last month, however, it was announced that the Jay Z-curated fest would go bicoastal in 2014, taking place both here and in Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-31). Whatever agita that news created - was Made in America going Hollywood? Would the Left Coast take all the best acts? - calmed down Thursday when it was announced that Kanye West will headline MIA in Philadelphia. West, the most polarizing - and one of the most talented - figures in pop music, guarantees that MIA will be anything but dull.
May 18, 2014 |
Kimye Italian style? The mega-hyped Kanye West - Kim Kardashian PR stunt (ahem, wedding) will be in Italy, not France! "I adore Florence," Kanye told Florence's La Nazione newspaper on Friday. "I . . . came to the banks of the Arno [river] with Kim last year. " Adds Kanye, "I think that our daughter North was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces. " (An essential ingredient in procreation, Kanye-style: being surrounded by masterpieces.) Entertainment Tonight says the event will be in both countries: Guests will be fed and watered in France on May 24, then flown to Florence for the wedding proper.
May 7, 2014
FOR MOST couples, regardless of the their stations in life, a marriage is a profoundly life-changing event and, arguably, the most important commitment two people can make to one another. But for The Most Important Couple in the World, it appears marriage is just another marketing trick to ensure the world's attention for another day or two. Although their announced big day is May 24 (in Paris, no less), Kanye West and Kim Kardashian might have already tied the knot. Or, they might not have.
March 23, 2014 |
Ain't she amazing? This made headlines from Bakersville, Calif., to Kandahar on Friday: Kim Kardashian has attained her ultimate goal: Appearing - in a wedding outfit - on the cover of Vogue! "This is such a dream come true!!!" KK tweeted Friday. The April cover shows her in white wedding gown and 15-carat diamond engagement ring. Her man, Kanye West , stands behind her, holding her in an embrace, his loving arms around her loving waist. She made it! It was even shot by star photog Annie Leibovitz . Did they beg Wintour?
December 16, 2013 |
The biggest-selling albums of 2013 were by Justin Timberlake, country star Luke Bryan, and rappers Jay-Z, Drake, and Eminem. Timberlake topped the list with more than 2.3 million copies sold of the first part of his two-part The 20/20 Experience , according to Nielsen SoundScan. But when looking back on the year in music in 2013, will you immediately think of any of those dudes? Not likely. More likely, the mind will fix on Miley Cyrus' icky encounter with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards, or the former Disney girl swinging naked on her "Wrecking Ball" video.
November 21, 2013 |
Michael Douglas, GQ diva GQ, which has been busy this month bestowing honors manly upon such dudes' dudes as Matthew McConaughey and Justin Timberlake , has reserved its most funky honor, Diva of the Year, for Michael Douglas . The label isn't a diss: It honors Douglas' tour de force performance as Liberace in HBO's telefilm Behind the Candelabra , which had him yo-yo from the depraved depths of weird narcissism and divahood...