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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...
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
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)
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 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.
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.
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May 1, 2016 | Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Columnist
It's the athletes they remember most. The Penn Relays, in its 122nd running this year, are notable for the thousands of fans who swamp the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field in their team colors for three days every spring. The Relays are known for "Wooo Corner," the stretch of track approaching the finish line where fans gather in the stands to cheer and yell 'Wooo' as their runners speed by. They are known for memorable rainstorms and beautiful sun-splashed April afternoons.
NEWS
February 28, 2016
Leonard My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man By William Shatner with David Fisher Thomas Dunne. 278 pp. $25.99 Reviewed by Jon Caroulis First, Leonard Nimoy wrote a book, I Am Not Spock . Then he wrote I Am Spock . So who was he? His Star Trek costar William Shatner tries to find out in his memoir, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man . Writing in a conversational tone (with the help of David Fisher)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
11.22.63. Monday, Hulu. His character in Hulu's new Stephen King series 11.22.63 is a time-traveler, but James Franco is in no hurry himself to take leave of the 21st century. "There are great things about the past, and there are horrible things about the past. I was probably born in the right time," Franco told a small group of reporters last month after a Hulu news conference. He's probably right. It's hard to imagine a movie star in the early '60s — where Franco's Jake Epping goes in 11.22.63 to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — would have made the kind of career choices the 37-year-old Franco occasionally has, including a longtime recurring role on the daytime soap General Hospital, and the recent agreement to remake the 1996 Tori Spelling movie  Mother, May I Sleep with Danger for Lifetime.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
* SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS ALL-STAR COUNTDOWN. 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS3. Why wait for the game if all you care about is the ads? This show promises to recap the Top 10 of the past while previewing some of those airing during Super Bowl 50 . * PUPPY BOWL XII. 3 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet. KITTEN BOWL III. Noon Sunday, Hallmark. FISH BOWL XXL. 6 p.m. Sunday, NatGeo Wild. We're probably only a year away from Armadillo Bowl. For now, your choices are puppies, kittens and a goldfish with big ideas.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2016
THE X-FILES 8 p.m. Monday, Fox29. If your favorite parts of the original X-Files were the monster-of-the-week episodes, you'll love this one, written by the Emmy-winning Darin Morgan. WAR & PEACE 9 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Keeping up with Andrew Davies' fun (really!) adaptation of the Tolstoy classic means staying tuned to Lifetime, since A&E and History have bowed out of the simulcast for this week and for next week's finale. THE PEOPLE v. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY 10 p.m. Tuesday, FX. More than 20 years after the verdict, the case that became a TV phenomenon finally has its own 10-episode series.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Welcome to the high school a cappella thunderdome. Cherry Hill East High School's a cappella group, Stay Tuned, will be featured on Pitch Slapped , Lifetime's new reality show about the cutthroat world of singing sans instruments. Pitch Slapped premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The show is set up as a classic underdog story, with Stay Tuned taking on the juggernaut Highland Voices team of Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, N.J. In preparation for the Summer Invitational, each team is coached by an expert from the a cappella world.
NEWS
October 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR FOUR DECADES, Patrick Spinosa ran his family's auto-tag business in a tiny building in Elmwood. There won't be a fifth decade. But Spinosa, who turned 63 last month, likely will live to see his 64th birthday, authorities say. And that's no small miracle, according to his close friend David Coletta. "I believe this is a second chance at life, a new calling," Coletta said yesterday outside Southwest Auto Tag Services, at 63rd Street and Dicks Avenue. "He's been here way too long.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
UNREAL. 10 tonight, Lifetime. Spoiler alert: This column discusses a major plot point from last week's episode of Lifetime's "UnReal. "   Marti Noxon didn't set out to kill a fictional "reality"-show contestant. But Noxon, who created the Lifetime drama "UnReal" with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, whose short film "Sequin Raze" inspired it, did want to tell the truth about a genre of television that claims to be unscripted. Last week, that truth got uglier than usual as Mary (Ashley Scott)
NEWS
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)
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