June 10, 2003
YOUR TV critic, Ellen Gray, must have a closed mind. Her column was a typical response to a relationship between an older man and a younger woman. My relationship was never about money, it was simply about love. I loved Ralph Natale. Ruthann Seccio, Philadelphia The verdict If anyone deserves to fry alive, it is Eric Robert Rudolph. M.A. Vare, Philadelphia
September 12, 1989 |
Resplendent in its fresh red, blue and green colors, the statue "Love," absent from its home at JFK Plaza, 15th Street and JFK Boulevard, for the last 15 months, flashes its facelift yesterday. Taking the wraps off the Center City landmark are Fairmount Park Commission President F. Eugene Dixon and his wife, Edith. Dixon bought the piece for $35,000 and donated it to the city in 1978.
October 26, 2013 |
Cock , by Mike Bartlett, is occasionally, for both thematic and practical reasons, called The Cockfight Play . In a bisexual love triangle with one spectacularly indecisive young man at its apex, his lovers battling for his affections, there's bound to be some bloodletting. But Theatre Exile's funny, sensitive production, directed by Deborah Block and staged in the round on a low, hexagonal wooden platform, feels more like a slow, sad game of Chinese checkers. This is not an insult.
November 20, 1998 |
You know your pub is bad when included in the liner notes of your new CD is a disclaimer: "The events and characters depicted in this album are fictitious . . . " But there's nothing bad about Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love," her first non-soundtrack CD in eight years. Whether hanging out in song with her homies, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans and the Fugees' Wyclef Jean, or staying home in the orchestral comfort and familiarity of Babyface-produced tracks, Houston's voice is as clear and as beautiful as ever.
October 5, 1987 |
Life's never a piece of cake, even when you're "The Boss. " Especially when you're Bruce Springsteen and carry the burdens of the world on your shoulders. Now here's a guy "with all the riches, baby, any man ever knew," and what's he doing? On his new album, "Tunnel of Love," which hits the stores today, Springsteen shamelessly pours out his heart to the woman he adores. Is she really his? Does she really love him, all of him, the bad and the good? And is this thing they've got gonna last?
January 18, 2006 |
AH, LOVE - or some Hollywood version of it, is in the air. We've reported previously on Halle Berry's pledge to Oprah that if there's no serious love in her life this August when she turns 40, she'll ask whomever she's dating, "Hey, would you like to have a baby?" While the front-runner (after the People Paper's ethics policy forced us to pull out of the running) looked to be boyfriend actor Michael Ealy, the New York Daily News' Rush & Molloy say Berry has recently been spotted with blond Versace model Gabriel Aubry.
June 2, 1986 |
One evening in February of 1984, watching the evening news, I saw a newscast on which a little guy about 7 was chatting with TV anchorman Larry Kane about why he wanted a big brother. His reply was simply because "he needed someone to talk to," or just "someone to spend time with. " That was it! I had to become one. Previously I had thought about it because I've always enjoyed children, but because of my responsibilities (I work two jobs and am an entertainer), I felt there was no way I'd have any time available.
August 21, 1988
Mike Dukakis and company are hanging on to family for dear life, realizing what they failed to a few years ago in San Francisco - that strong ties to family can help win elections. But if New Orleans was any measure, the Republicans aren't planning to hand over the prize Ronald Reagan won them. He might not have been Mr. Family Man himself, a divorce behind him, sundry estrangements from his children forever popping up in People magazine. But, ohhh, could he talk good family. Precisely who's anti-family is hard to pin down.
February 2, 2003 |
I never wanted to travel. I was content with summer seasons at the Jersey Shore and a few ski weekends in the mountains. Content, that is, until I realized that I was part of a couple, a loving couple. My wife had a desire to see faraway romantic places - Italy, France, Spain, Greece. She had mentioned the idea several times, but I ignored her subtle suggestions. I wanted her to be happy, but I just didn't get it. The kids were grown and gone and we were a couple again.
April 29, 2012 |
Connie Dawkins didn't know what to expect. Her family was flying back to Philadelphia from Colorado for some sort of Saturday news conference at the NovaCare Complex, because her husband was retiring from football. They'd been in Denver three years. This seemed like a lot to go through just to pose for pictures and talk to reporters. "He's been gone for a while. I just said, 'I hope they haven't forgotten you.' We're in Denver, we don't hear the [Philadelphia] radio or see the papers," Connie said Saturday, after the Eagles announced they will retire Brian Dawkins' No. 20 in a Sept.