February 11, 2015 |
TOUGH question: If you had to - just had to - get intimate with a living, breathing Philadelphia celebrity . . . who would it be? Our rules: They gotta be local - which means, from here originally, here now, or both. They gotta be head-turning famous. They gotta inspire fantasy. They gotta be alive. Our list, whittled down to exactly 12 lookers, started out much longer. Philly hunks and hotties considered by Daily News judges and nixed included Taylor Swift (not Philly enough?
August 21, 2014 |
Local singer a finalist Well done, Candace Benson , 22, of Pottstown! Benson, a student at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, is one of two finalists still standing on Sunday Best . That's a gospel singing competition, a la American Idol , on BET, at 8 p.m. Sundays. Benson made the top two on Sunday, and next Sunday she'll go up against fellow finalist Geoffrey Golden . After the show, viewers will vote, and the winner will be announced Aug. 31. Good luck, Candace!
July 28, 2014 |
NEWS OF KIDS - both of the trust-fund and octuplet variety - joined a surprising crop of musicians in the world of Celebrityville this week. Let's have a taste. Yesterday * Rocker Ted Nugent , not one to shy away from expressing his political beliefs, has lost two more casino concerts over said ideas, WENN reported - like calling President Obama "a subhuman mongrel" and then apologizing for his remarks. His shows scheduled next month in Idaho and Washington state were nixed.
June 27, 2014 |
Showbiz remembrances Stars of two generations were celebrated around the globe Wednesday. On the fifth anniversary of his passing Michael Jackson was remembered and celebrated for one of the most memorable careers in pop history. In a statement, his sister La Toya Jackson called on people "to please do something kind for someone today, and BLAST and DANCE to all the beautiful music he left us all. " And many were tipping the spaghetti-western hat to the ultimate character actor, Eli Wallach , who died Tuesday at 98, known for his roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly . (Obituary on B7 .)
June 20, 2014 |
J.Lo is officially single! A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has finalized Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony 's divorce three years after they broke up. J.Lo will have primary custody of their six-year-old twins, Emme and Max . The divorce also has an anti-paparazzi clause! TMZ says the agreement stipulates that each couple will make their "best efforts" to shield the kids from "aggressive news organizations and photographers. " Daily Kardashian fix Sorry, things are quiet on the Kimye front.
August 28, 2013 |
Kate Gosselin is a woman at a loss. She lost her fame as TLC's reality TV darling and with it most of her income. She also had her dignity taken away thanks to last year's scathing tell-all book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World , written by ex-husband Jon 's pal Robert Hoffman , which claimed Kate abused her kids and her dogs. Kate won a victory of sorts in October when she had the book yanked from shelves by alleging that the author used confidential information. Now, she's going for the jugular.
August 16, 2013 |
Rapper Kendrick Lamar sparked mad drama Monday night when his lyrics on fellow rapper Big Sean's single "Control" were released into cyberspace. Since then, the hip-hop world has been roaring with tweets - it's been trending since the moment the single dropped - from everybody who is anybody. Even NBA star LeBron James weighed in. How dare Lamar, 26, refer to himself as the second coming of Tupac? And Lamar, of Compton, Calif., has the audacity to crown himself the king of New York! (As in City?
June 27, 2013
TALK about aloha. Check out the accompanying smoking-hot photo of Jada Pinkett Smith strolling on a Hawaii beach over the weekend, sporting an itty-bitty, white string bikini. At age 41, the mom of three is rocking killer abs and has toned biceps, reminding us that age ain't nuthin' but a thang. In April, the wife of Philly's own Will Smith posted on Facebook about what it takes to look the way that she does in a swimsuit. Pinkett Smith was responding to a young female fan who'd seen another picture of Pinkett Smith frolicking on the beach and asked for advice on building up her arms.
February 19, 2013 |
The mind reels. Kendra Wilkinson, the former Playboy poser married to an ex-Eagle, agreed to trade places with Kate Gosselin and care for a brood of eight kids? That's right, according to ABC. Those are the two moms pulling the season-debut switcheroo on Celebrity Wife Swap at 8 p.m. Feb. 26. The Philly-born Gosselin, a single mom, would sure seem to be getting the better of the deal, since Wilkinson has just one 3-year-old boy, and a husband around the house as well - former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett.
July 25, 2012 |
The Jackson Family Dispute - which has pitted Michael Jackson 's siblings against his children over MJ's financial empire - has reached an all-time low. Executors of MJ's estate on Tuesday voiced concern over his children's safety a day after the trio - Prince Michael , 15, Paris , 14, and Blanket , 10 - were embroiled in a fracas with MJ sibs Janet , Randy , and Jermaine Jackson at the family compound in Calabasas, Calif. Cops even came! People mag says MJ's brothers and sister tried to take the children away from their home and from their legal guardian, MJ's mom, Katherine Jackson . KJ, 82, had recently returned after a weekend with family in Arizona, an absence that prompted the sibs to file a missing person report and to suggest the kids were left home unsupervised.