March 9, 2014 |
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.
March 22, 2013 |
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...
April 23, 2012 |
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)
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.
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.
December 2, 2011 |
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...
January 28, 2012 |
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.
June 22, 1997 |
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.
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.
June 19, 2013 |
* 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.