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October 24, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "The press is confused because we are confused. " - Lara Flynn Boyle, in the New York Post, on coverage of her on-again, off-again relationship with Jack Nicholson Resilient star Liza Minnelli has battled health problems before - drug dependence, alcohol dependence, weight gain, bum hips, you name it. But the singer and actress has never faced any illness quite as scary as viral encephalitis, which she's fighting this week...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1991 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Where A Chorus Line encouraged confession as a means of working out the kinks that can cramp a company of Broadway pros, Stepping Out promotes tap dancing as group therapy for a collection of Buffalo misfits. The most authentic aspect of the film is that when this motley crew of hussies, housewives and abandoned husbands performs the step known as "shuffle off to Buffalo," they are supposedly in that Upstate New York city. The film was actually shot across the lake in Toronto. Stepping Out stars Liza Minnelli as Mavis, a gal who coulda been a contender on Broadway but for the jealousy of her failed rock-star boyfriend, who discouraged her from doing better professionally than he. Exactly why they've moved to Buffalo is a mystery.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2002 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We was robbed! VH1 has announced it is abandoning plans for Life With Liza and David, its reality show focusing on Liza Minnelli, 56, and her most recent husband, David Gest, 48. The distressing decision robs us of untold hours of succulent viewing. Having committed to 10 episodes, VH1 pulled out after taping only one, saying that Gest's domineering behavior made him impossible to deal with: He kept locking the film crew out of the couple's lavish apartment on Manhattan's East Side.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
When a movie is as profoundly, as deadeningly, as extremely bad as "Arthur 2: On the Rocks," you wouldn't expect there to be one scene that sums up all the badness. But there is. It comes about halfway through the film, which is a sequel to the inexplicably successful 1981 comedy "Arthur. " Through some inordinately clumsy and forced plotting by screenwriter Andy Breckman, Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) has lost all but two or three of his $750 million, as well as his down- to-earth wife, Linda (Liza Minnelli)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1986 | Special to the Daily News
Mickey Rooney, who ended a seven-year association with "Sugar Babies" in April, is planning to return to the stage in "Sugar Babies II" - with Liza Minnelli. "I've just talked to Liza about it, and she loves it, is ready to do it," says the 65-year-old veteran star. "I love Ann Miller," he says, "but I'd love to do the show with Liza the next time around. " He says he does have plans for another stage stint with Miller - with whom he's hoofed it up in "Sugar Babies" all these years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2006 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not just the wide, dark eyes, the thick, sculpted brows, and the big mouth that control the elasticity of Mario Cantone. Sure, it's a pliable, recognizable face that has brought him accolades not only on Broadway (Love! Valour! Compassion!; Assassins) and television (Sex and the City and frequent appearances on The View), but with stand-up comedy. But it's his voice - a musically modulated hiss and a bark born of Boston and Brooklyn - that announces his usually acerbic presence immediately.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1999 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's a classic performance by Liza Minnelli, looking a lot trimmer than she has in a long time and showing off a little more flesh than one is accustomed to seeing. And there's Joel Grey, joining Minnelli on some of those tunes from the film version of Cabaret. Then comes the finale, "What I Did for Love," and suddenly Minnelli is out of costume and wig and we are confronted by a man - a man who speaks with a distinct Hispanic accent. And Joel Grey? Well, he, too, has the ring of a land such as Cuba in his voice.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1991 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Liza Minnelli has a new movie, a new stage show and a new song. They all happen to be titled Stepping Out, and she loves them all. Taking things one at a time, there is the song, which, naturally, is the title tune for the film, expected to be released soon. Could it result in the hit record that has eluded Minnelli during a career that has seen the multi- talented performer triumph in just about every other area of show business? "Oh, wouldn't that be great!" Minnelli responded during a break in rehearsals for the stage show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1992 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Right off, it's clear that Billy Stritch is unique. After all, there aren't many jazz musicians around who write country music and have been compared to Mel Torme. Stritch is not quite a household name. He hasn't yet made it big as either a jazz musician or a country songwriter. Still, as a musician, Stritch has made much progress since he first hit New York two years ago in search of a solo career, after spending nine years with a trio called Montgomery, Plant and Stritch. That progress will be evident this weekend in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel & Casino, where Stritch will be found opening for Liza Minnelli, performing songs from his first album, Billy Stritch, released in January by DRG Records.
NEWS
September 28, 1988 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Sammy now drinks strawberry soda on stage, not Scotch. Liza is sounding and looking rather husky, more and more like her mom. Frank's mind sometimes plays tricks with the song lyrics, when he wanders away from the TelePrompTer. No, last night's "The Ultimate Event" of Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra wasn't exactly "Rat Pack" reincarnated. It's not a note- perfect flashback to the stage romps Frank and Sammy used to do in the 1960s (when Liza wasn't even old enough to drink booze)
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
NOT EVEN a mid-show pizza order can turn Hollywood's biggest night into a dorm party. Ellen DeGeneres, on her second go-around as host, steered the 86th Annual Academy Awards on a safe, only slightly wacky course last night, popping in and out of the audience, taking selfies with some of the world's biggest stars and, yes, ordering pizzas. Here's some of what we noticed: So that's what she was doing there: Doylestown's own Pink, whose place in the show had been left something of a mystery, sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in front of Judy Garland's kids - Liza Minnelli and Lorna and Joey Luft - to mark the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz. " Best sport: Minnelli, of whom DeGeneres quipped: "One of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators I have ever seen.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alycia Lane fired in L.A. Former Philadelphia news anchor Alycia Lane is out of a job as a morning newscaster at KNBC in Los Angeles, the website Mediabistro reported Wednesday. Traffic reporter Sean Murphy , who also previously worked in Philadelphia, was out of work, too. "Alycia Lane and Sean Murphy's last day was today, October 16. We are grateful for the contributions they have both made to NBC4 and wish them the best in their future endeavors," a station spokesperson told Mediabistro.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Could Sgt. Scott Moore , that sweet, smooth-pated Marine, possibly have imagined that his fantasy movie star babe would actually say yes to a date? That'd be Black Swan star Mila Kunis , who has accepted Moore's invitation to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 18 in Greenville, N.C. Moore taped his YouTube invite in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, where he is serving with the Third Battalion Second Marines. "Hi, Mila, I just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball with yours truly," he said.
NEWS
October 12, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a revelation sure to shock some, mystify others, and inspire long self-reflection in a dozen or two, In Touch Weekly is reporting that Friends and Cougar Town goddess Courteney Cox has separated from her husband of 11 years, actor and Arquette family member David Arquette . They met during the filming of Scream! in 1996 and married in 1999. (They just got done filming Scream 4 , slated for release next year.) These two have had splitting rumors whirling around their heads for a while now. In 2008, Courteney told London's Daily Mail she and David had been doing mondo therapy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2008 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nine years have passed since Liza Minnelli last appeared on Broadway, and she's more than making up for lost time. Liza's at the Palace - staged at the site of her previous Broadway concert, in the epic theater where her mother, Judy Garland, forged her own triumphs - easily competes with the subways in rocking Broadway, and not just because the show's crystalline amplification ratchets up the decibels. In yet another comeback, Minnelli erases any question about her raw power to continue to command a stage and enrapture an audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2008 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
REMEMBER THOSE bygone days when Madonna was less about sinew and more about sex? Well, it's sex that may have broken up her marriage. Lack of it. Seems that during the final months of wedlock, Madonna had a bit of a padlock and was more like a virgin than husband Guy Ritchie ("Rocknrolla") would have liked. So says Rav Singh's report in London's News of the World, where the big story is that Madonna became so obsessed with her own muscles that she lost interest in her husband's muscle.
NEWS
March 28, 2006 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Judy Garland was Liza Minnelli's age, she'd been dead 13 years. But both blazed intense-yet-truncated careers - which were over, essentially, by their early 30s. Garland died in 1969; her movie career had all but ended 15 years earlier. Her daughter's best film work was completed by 1977, with New York, New York. Minnelli turned 60 this month, quite an achievement, considering she's lived faster and more exuberantly than most performers. It can't be easy being a second-generation drag icon, the daughter of two Hollywood titans who perfected the Technicolor musical.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2006 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
It's not just the wide, dark eyes, the thick, sculpted brows, and the big mouth that control the elasticity of Mario Cantone. Sure, it's a pliable, recognizable face that has brought him accolades not only on Broadway (Love! Valour! Compassion!; Assassins) and television (Sex and the City and frequent appearances on The View), but with stand-up comedy. But it's his voice - a musically modulated hiss and a bark born of Boston and Brooklyn - that announces his usually acerbic presence immediately.
NEWS
December 9, 2004 | By Beth Gillin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Liza Minnelli's struggle to evict her stepmother from a Beverly Hills mansion continues, as the intrepid Lee Minnelli, 94-year-old widow of Liza's dad, Vincente, refuses to move from the home she shared with the director until his death in 1986. New owners Merhdad Saghian and Stephanie Jarin are becoming somewhat impatient, reports the New York Post. They bought the place from Liza, who inherited it from her dad, two years ago for $2.75 million. Vincente Minnelli's will stipulated that Liza had to let Lee live there until she died or provide something comparable.
NEWS
February 4, 2004 | By Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two months ago, Luther Vandross' friends and family had high hopes that he would be able to attend Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where he is nominated for five prizes. But on Monday, Vandross' business manager, Carmen Romano, announced that the soulful crooner was not well enough to show up. "On the advice of his doctors, I regret to say that Luther won't be able to make this trip," he said. Vandross, 52, suffered a severe stroke in April, and spent several weeks in a hospital before being transferred to a rehabilitation facility in the New York City area.
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