July 28, 2015 |
J OE DAIN was executive producer on a 2013 drama called "The Trials of Cate McCall," starring Kate Beckinsale , Nick Nolte and James Cromwell . Now, Dain, a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (901 S. Broad St.) and a native of 20th and Mifflin streets, in South Philly, is a movie production executive on the West Coast. His new supernatural thriller, "The Chosen," was released in 15 cities on Saturday, including at the Franklin Mills Mall (1149 Franklin Mills Circle)
February 27, 2015 |
Will Smith: Face your fears Philadelphia's greatest living export to Hollywood says that before you can succeed, you must first face your fears. "I think I learned very young to attack fear," Will Smith tells TheMid.com. "It's frustrating to me when I'm scared . . . so I'm forced to go and attack it. It's been helpful, but it's been painful. " Smith, 46, who is making the media rounds to plug his new heist romance, Focus , gave the same advice to his kids, Jaden and Willow , who are embarking on showbiz careers.
February 25, 2015 |
ONE CAN NEVER predict the fallout from the Oscars. One year it's John Travolta 's inability to pronouce a name and the next year it's a Cleveland news anchor's ability to pronounce a racial slur. Cleveland.com, citing both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal , reported that WJW-TV-8 news anchor Kristi Capel got herself in hot water while trying to compliment Lady Gaga 's performance of "Sound of Music" songs. Capel said, "It's hard to really hear [Gaga's]
February 18, 2015
WHEN BRUCE JENNER taketh away, Amber Rose giveth in spades. The Olympic gold-medal winner recently prohibited his kids and stepkids from publicly discussing his gender transition. At a loss for viable fodder, Temporary Tattle feared her gossip days were through - at least, temporarily. Then came Sunday-funday-without-any-un-days at Laurel DeWitt 's New York Fashion Week show. DeWitt, a designer of metal apparel and accessories, launched several chain-mail looks down the runway at the Church of the Holy Apostles.
January 27, 2015 |
WITH A SPRINKLING of young darlin's like Lady Gaga and Michael Buble (and their fans) taking a serious shine to pop standards, there's hope that Philadelphia-based author Ben Yagoda won't just be preaching to the choir with his new book, The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song (Riverhead Books). Millennials also should have fun digging into this carefully researched (and breezy-reading) tome, discovering where most of popular music's great bones are buried - in the rich catalogs of the Gershwin brothers, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, in the musicals of Hollywood and Broadway's Golden Age of the 1930s to '50s.
December 5, 2014 |
Lady Gaga rape controversy Having revealed to Howard Stern in an interview Tuesday that she was raped by a record producer at age 19, Lady Gaga , 28, found herself involved Wednesday in a flap over her assailant's identity. Celeb website TMZ.com reported that Mark Geragos , lawyer for rapper/singer Kesha (Kesha Rose Sebert) in her sexual- assault lawsuit against record producer Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald ), tweeted "Guess who the rapist was?"
October 29, 2014 |
How many 88-year-old men have ever scored a No. 1, chart-topping album? Tony Bennett is all, earlier this month hitting the high-water mark thanks to a savvy studio collaboration with one Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known to the world as Lady Gaga, on a long-playing set called "Cheek to Cheek. " For those who live under a rock, Gaga's an international dance pop star who could bring loyalists to the party doing readings from the phone book. On "Cheek To Cheek" she's introducing her "Little Monsters" to the sophisticated pop standards that have long been Bennett's stock-in-trade, and (surprise!
September 20, 2014 |
Are you ready for some football? In the fall, always, but this weekend even more so after seeing Half Straddle's In the Pony Palace/Football , a fast, funny romp and stomp all over the gridiron on stage this final week of the 2014 Fringe Festival. Half Straddle parodies the game, sports movies made for boys (grown or otherwise), and the attitudes of players at all levels - current, retired, or still scoring touchdowns in their own minds. Statistics become "likes and dislikes," the coach yells "Don't leave anything on the field!"
July 18, 2014
IN THE SPIRITUAL realm, they call it karma. In the celebrity realm, they call it payback. PageSix.com reports that Jennifer O'Neill , Lady Gaga 's ex-flunky, may have scored as much as a million bucks from Simon & Schuster's Atria Books to spill the beans about her former meal ticket. Fame Monster is the name of the literary landmark being conjured by O'Neill, who toiled in Gaga Land for two years, beginning with 2009's "Born This Way" tour. O'Neill ultimately took the pop singer-freak show to court, claiming that she was owed $393,000 for 7,168 hours of overtime, plus damages.
June 20, 2014 |
IT SEEMS like they've been apart forever - how many romances have they each been linked to since their separation? - but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally divorced, nearly three years after they separated. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Sandoz finalized the couple's breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their 6-year-old twin children, court records show. The pair agreed that Lopez will have their son and daughter most of time, with Anthony caring for them seven days a month.