July 8, 2016
Noel Neill, 95, the actress who was the first to play Superman's love interest, Lois Lane, on screen, died Sunday at her home in Tucson, Ariz., following a long illness. Ms. Neill first took on the role as the Daily Planet reporter in the 1948 Columbia movie serial Superman . She would reprise the part alongside George Reeves as the Man of Steel in the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Superman . Ms. Neill's involvement with the series continued through the years. She played Lois Lane's mother in 1978's Superman and had a bit part in Superman Returns in 2006.
January 13, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: There is a man in my life whom I have developed strong feelings for. I expressed these feelings last week. He expressed the same feelings back, but said his life was too complicated for us to be anything more than friends. His situation is that his ex-girlfriend informed him after they broke up that she was pregnant. They got back together for the sake of the child and have had a rocky relationship ever since. The child is now 2. I want to have a conversation with him where I say, out loud, that he would still be a good man, person, and father even if he wasn't with the mother of his child, because I think that is where he is hung up. Am I the wrong person to be saying this, as I have expressed personal feelings of my own?
April 10, 2015 |
Marvel's Daredevil , Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive. The 13-episode first season will be posted Friday by the streaming-video provider. For someone who's never cared much for the whole comic book and superhero shtick , it is shockingly, alarmingly impressive. Developed by World War Z writer Drew Goddard, Daredevil is the first of four planned series coproduced by Marvel TV and Netflix.
May 20, 2014 |
ACTRESS Vivica A. Fox wished she was wearing a wig during the filming of "Sharknado 2: The Second One," the sequel to the kitschy syfy TV-movie. That way, she wouldn't have gotten scalped. Fox, who was in town doing a catalog shoot for her Vivica A. Fox Hair Collection (vivicafoxhair.com) at Old City's Power Plant, was admiring a braided wig, designed by Kia McKenzie . "We had one bad incident on set," said Fox, who did all of her own stunts. "I fell down and one of my braids got ripped out. I said, 'Holy!
July 17, 2013 |
WILMINGTON - Friendship before love. Many boys spout this mantra, few endorse it in action. Shakespeare threaded this truth through the plot of The Two Gentlemen of Verona , a young man's play about impulsive young men. Director Samantha Bellomo and her sprightly cast at Delaware Shakespeare Festival prove their understanding in a Jazz Age production that excites in its excess of untempered passion balanced only by the laughter of youthful love's folly....
March 23, 2013 |
It's Women's History Month, and here's a basic test: Who was Alice Paul? Well, she was feisty. She was brilliant. Some might even say that Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), our cover girl, was the true founder of the women's movement. Yet, there are many to whom the name means nothing. Which is why Philadelphia's Taylor Williams is bringing her stirring portrayal of Paul, in authentic period costume, to the Mount Laurel Library this weekend. The event is sponsored by the Alice Paul Institute, which is headquartered at Paul's Mount Laurel family homestead, and is now a center for leadership development for girls and women.
October 24, 2012
* BEN AND KATE. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fox 29. BEFORE THERE WAS a Ben or a Kate, Echo Kellum was "Tommy. " After producers for Fox's new sitcom "Ben and Kate" found Maggie Elizabeth Jones to play Kate's daughter, Maddie, "I was the first adult cast in the show," said Kellum. At 6 feet 5, he was also to become the tallest regular on the show, playing the best friend of the lovable but irresponsible Ben (Nat Faxon) and a guy whose longtime crush on Ben's sister Kate (Dakota Johnson)
September 19, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Long before Kevin Costner, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman were Emmy nominees, they were kids who loved watching TV. "I liked 'Man from Uncle' and 'High Chaparral,' " Costner said. "I really, really liked that when I was a kid. "I remember the transition from black-and-white to color," continued Costner, who is nominated as both star and producer of the TV movie "Hatfields & McCoys. " "It's like one by one the televisions in my neighborhood became color TVs and we would all go look at each other's color TVs and ooh and aah at 'Bonanza.' I'm kind of glad I saw it all, in a way. I remember the TV would shut off at 11 and just play the national anthem all night long.
August 14, 2012 |
Shakespeare was used to seeing men play women on stage - it was the legal way to operate a theater in his time. But I'll bet he never dreamed of anything like the gender-bending Much Ado About Nothing that Mauckingbird Theatre Company is putting on at Center City's Off-Broad Street Theater. Mauckingbird, the region's professional theater devoted to gay issues, casts men in the roles of the two sets of lovers in Much Ado , just as Shakespeare would have. But in Mauckingbird's take, they all play men. It's a gay version that preserves Shakespeare's themes and sensibilities: jealousy and wit, trickery and honor, and, of course, love.
January 18, 2012 |
HATERS MAY knock Amber Rose, pointing out that like her rival Kim Kardashian, she's known for nothing more than being gorgeous and dating celebrities. But they can't deny that the Philly homegirl has managed to achieve the glamorous hip-hop lifestyle that many young women only dream about. She's come a long way from Delilah's Den, where she used to be an exotic dancer named Paris. Last week, the 28-year-old model released her first single, "Fame," which includes a verse by her current love interest, rapper Wiz Khalifa.