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March 9, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vincent Canzanese Jr., 82, of Westville, who with his wife, Donatella, owned the former Vincent's Mansion House in Gloucester City, died of complications from congestive heart disease on Tuesday, March 4, at his home. The Canzaneses operated the Mansion House, a restaurant and bar, for 15 years in the 1980s and 1990s, on Jersey Avenue near King Street, his wife said. Born in Camden, Mr. Canzanese graduated from Riverside High School in 1950 and served in the Army. Mr. Canzanese was "a bartender all his life," his wife said, working for years at Villari's in Palmyra and at the former Schilling's Black Horse Bar & Restaurant in Mount Ephraim.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
LIFETIME has made a number of popular, salacious movies since it went on the air, but this time it looked as if it may have gone too far - until a New York judge stepped in. The network was scheduled to air "Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story" this weekend, about a man who killed his father and maimed his mother with an ax, but a judge temporarily banned the showing after Porco sought to stop it. The convicted killer argued that...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2012 | Ellen Gray
7 DAYS OF SEX. 10 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime. Turns out those guys on "The Client List" aren't the only ones looking to get busy on Lifetime. Starting Thursday, couples in need of a marital tune-up will be seen challenging themselves to have sex for seven days (or nights) in a row in the aptly titled "7 Days of Sex. " As we all know by now, "reality" television is all about the challenges. Also the journeys (though the journeys here don't extend much farther than from the kitchen to the bedroom)
NEWS
December 28, 2012
D EAR HARRY: About 10 years ago, my employer started a program of lifetime health benefits as an inducement to get some higher-paid employees to retire early. I bit, and I retired at 63. I was to receive a pension of about $1,700 a month with survivorship benefits to my wife of $1,275. The health-insurance benefits were great for us because I developed prostate cancer last year and the costs are wicked. Last week, we were notified that the company was going to phase out the health benefits over the next four years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2011 | BY FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press
NEW YORK - John Walsh is rallying America against the nation's bad guys again. "America's Most Wanted," a Fox Broadcasting mainstay for 23 years before that network canceled it last spring, returns to weekly television at a new address: Lifetime, where it premieres tonight at 9. "It will be basically the same show," said Walsh, whose criminal roundup has led to the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives in the U.S. and 30 countries, plus...
NEWS
March 8, 2013
* ARMY WIVES. 9 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime.   IN ALL THE YEARS that I've been watching Lifetime - and I've logged my time with movies about the unwitting brides of serial killers - I've never fully understood what it is the network thinks women want. Jennifer Love Hewitt in lingerie? "The Client List" returns at 10 p.m. Sunday for a second season of "happy ending" massages. Better, I suppose, than taking over a dead husband's drug business (see, "Red Widow"), but I'll be happy when the economy picks up and TV's women are once again able to find honest work.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Rob Lowe is on fire, isn't he? Usually, he contents himself with throwing a few jarringly artificial notes into the otherwise carefully calibrated comic mix on NBC's Parks and Recreation . But this week Lowe also played the title role in the fact-based Lifetime film Drew Peterson: Untouchable , about the former cop from Illinois suspected in the death of his third wife and the disappearance of his fourth. Lowe left no stone unturned in preparing for the part, including, apparently, hiring Mike Ditka's hair-and-mustache stylist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1997 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TV WRITER
If men are from Mars and women from Venus, Doug McCormick must be from some planet in between. He is the successful president of Lifetime, the cable channel that aims its programs most precisely at female viewers. Douglas W. McCormick, 47, has been the president of Lifetime since Feb. 11, 1993, succeeding Thomas F. Burchill, the president since Lifetime was born on Feb. 1, 1984, as a merger of two channels called Daytime and Cable Health Network. Burchill was successful, but McCormick has surpassed him, tripling Lifetime's annual profits and increasing its prime-time viewers by more than 75 percent.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: At this time of year I have seen letters in your column from couples describing how they met. I hope you will print ours. During a study break one evening in April 1937, I walked to Bruckner Boulevard Park in the Bronx to sit on a bench. A cyclist whizzed through the center walkway, then stopped and slowly backed up to where I was sitting. "Hello," he said. I responded. "Who are you?" he asked. "I'm Queen Elizabeth the First," I told him without batting an eye. "Well," he replied, "I'm Sir Walter Raleigh - unfortunately, I don't have a coat to place at your feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* DEVIOUS MAIDS. 10 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime. TELENOVELAS have been good to Ana Ortiz. "My grandmother, my dad's mother, watched them religiously," recalled the actress daughter of former City Councilman Angel Ortiz in a phone interview last week. "I never had much interest in them - you know, like [a] snarky teenager - but now I've grown to appreciate them, and I've had wonderful luck with them. " It was the adaptation of "Yo soy Betty, la fea" that became ABC's "Ugly Betty" and gave the University of the Arts grad her big break - a four-year stint as Betty's brash but multifaceted sister, Hilda, that took her well beyond what she once referred to as "sassy sidekick" roles.
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June 22, 2015
*  TRUE DETECTIVE . 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. Temper your expectations for the show's new season, which carries nearly as much baggage as its characters. Sunday's Season 2 premiere introduces Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch as four people whose complicated lives won't be simplified by the murder of a corrupt southern California city's manager. Philly's David Morse guest stars. *  A DEADLY ADOPTION . 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime. Are Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell (pictured)
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The black woman can't come out first. No matter how beautiful or accomplished she is, she simply can't come out first. It's not racist, it's just bad TV. That, at least, is according to Quinn ( House of Cards ' Constance Zimmer), the acerbic executive producer of Everlasting , a Bachelor -type show at the heart of Lifetime's UnReal . Quinn is directing which suitors will be introduced first to their prince, a hunky Brit hotel magnate (Freddie Stroma) more interested in advertising his company than in finding love.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Monday night, screenwriter Arash Amel gave Twitter a look inside something Hollywood rarely likes to talk about: what it feels like to be part of a disaster. Amel wrote the screenplay for the ill-fated Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco . Those in the know already feel bad for Amel after reading that sentence. For those not: Grace of Monaco , starring Nicole Kidman and directed by La Vie en Rose 's Olivier Dahan, was scheduled for release in fall 2013 and meant for Oscar glory but didn't debut until the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it was booed.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly are twin idols of the American imagination. They defined between them the range and shape of desire in the 1950s. More than six decades later, their power as enduring cultural icons has grown so strong we continue to obsess over their lives and careers, their loves and their fears. So it's no surprise that Lifetime, cable TV's dedicated chronicler of the typical woman's wants and dreams, would pay homage to these women with a pair of new biopics.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Click to Lifetime in May and it's more than likely you'll run across yet another abduction story - disturbing tele-movies about women who are kidnapped, tortured, and raped for weeks, months, even years. This month will see the premieres of three: Cleveland Abduction (8 p.m. Saturday), Stockholm, Pennsylvania (8 p.m. May 9), and Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (8 p.m. May 23). Cleveland Abduction is the most brutal. It tells the true story of the three women - Michelle Knight, 21 when taken, Amanda Berry, 16, and Gina DeJesus, 14 - held in captivity for more than a decade by Ohio school bus driver Ariel Castro.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Philly's classiest, most glamorous former citizens is getting the Lifetime treatment. And it's through no fault of her own. Grace Kelly is the subject of Grace of Monaco , a film starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace, directed by Olivier Dahan, who helmed the lovely Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose . Grace of Monaco originally opened last year's Cannes Film Festival. Those are some mighty fine credentials, no? Yet Grace of Monaco won't hit theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT DO the U.S. Mint and the "Fast & Furious" franchise have in common? A license to print money. "Furious 7" revved up the box office this past weekend with a ridiculous $143.6 million, according to Rentrak estimates yesterday. Add in an additional $240 million from overseas (and that's without Russia, Japan and China) and it's time to start planning "Really Furious 8," "Freakin' Furious 9" and "Ramadan Fast 10" (the franchise is international). "Furious 7," now the ninth-biggest opening of all time, also unseated previous April record-holder "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which opened to $95 million this weekend last year.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update: Many have asked if Justine made it home all right. Here's her report. When I was struggling in the snow yesterday, the last thing I was thinking about was how many Twitter followers it might get me. But by the end of the day, my story had been viewed thousands of times, and I had an unexpected number of emails from well-wishers in my inbox. The descriptions of Philly's springtime I received in many of the emails were heartening – as were the assurances that even locals dislike these conditions.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
January 16, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lifetime's original movies aren't exactly known for their narrative complexity or emotional subtlety. The cabler has a formula, making low-budget TV pics about women who suffer and/or overcome some sensational event or illness. The cast and the aesthetic have more in common with daytime soaps than with prime-time network dramas. Hey, if it works, we say, power to them. What is disappointing is that the channel did not make an exception for its Whitney Houston biopic. Whitney , a 90-minute flick starring Yaya DaCosta ( Tron: Legacy , The Messenger )
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