July 28, 1988 |
Mary Hart is the best thing that has happened to Don Rickles in the last eight years. Rickles, the famed insult comedian who is headlining at Resorts International Casino Hotel tonight through Aug. 1, hasn't changed his act in nearly a decade. When he insults his audience, he is still riotously funny, but he spends most of his hour on stage singing limp comedy songs, doing show- biz impersonations and sermonizing about universal brotherhood, Israel as "the birthplace of the Almighty.
July 27, 1988 |
Mary Hart eats chocolate! Mary Hart drinks wine! And sometimes, when Mary Hart is alone in her kitchen and drops something heavy on her foot, she abandons her usual "gosh" and "golly" and "oh, my goodness" and actually swears! But not often. Oh, Mary, Mary, Mary. Not since Mary Tyler Moore has a television star been so sweet, so lively, so buoyant. Go ahead, say it. Call the Entertainment Tonight hostess perky. David Letterman did so relentessly, goading her almost nightly for six months, and did our Mary mind?
December 2, 1988 |
Presidents Reagan, Carter and Nixon hurled outrageous insults at President- elect George Bush last night. Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson and Jack Nicholson behaved foolishly and the ghosts of Clark Gable and John Wayne flickered once again in the footlights. All of the above were interpreted by master impressionist Rich Little, who brought his galaxy of stars to the Valley Forge Music Fair in Devon. Bush was the newest addition to Little's act, and his impression of the president-elect needs some work.
July 13, 1991
Clarence Thomas used to smoke dope. At last, there is some indication that the president's latest nominee to the Supreme Court has some connection with the rest of his age group. It also explains his fascination with so-called "natural law. " It probably occurred to him in the midst of a bout with the munchies. ALL-STAR They invited John Kruk to the annual big boys ball last week. Then they wouldn't let him dance. Kruk was the only National League All-Star who rode the pine all nine innings.
September 25, 1991
HARPER'S INDEX Price of a two-ounce bottle of Recession, a cologne, at Bloomingdale's: $22.50. Total number of the U.S. government's 3 million employees fired last year for poor performance: 290. Number of reported cases of epileptic seizure brought on by the voice of "Entertainment Tonight" co-host Mary Hart: 1. Number of breast implants performed on teen-age American girls last year: 1,000. Number of the 100 buttock implants performed in the United States last year that were done in California: 92. Value of the prizes won by Tom Sedivy of California, in the 95 radio call- in contests he won last year: $50,000.
May 26, 1989 |
Nancy Porter and Pam Emory, playing Merion East, their home course, enjoyed a better-ball-of-partners round of 1-over-par 75 yesterday and won the 54th annual Nonna Barlow Cup Tournament of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia. The victory was their fourth in the event since 1979. Their last had come in 1983. Each also has won the tournament twice with other partners. Porter, a former Philadelphia and Eastern champion, birdied the fourth hole and shot a 76 on her own ball.
July 29, 1988 |
Atlantic City, which over the years has offered everything from the Diving Horse to Luciano Pavarotti, is now presenting Beauty and the Beast. Beauty happens to be Mary Hart, the wholesome co-host of television's Entertainment Tonight. The Beast? Well, that would have to be Don Rickles, who devotes a large portion of his act to verbally savaging those "fortunate" enough to have stage-side seats. An unlikely combination, some may conclude. Not really, though. As Mary Hart likes to say: "Stay tuned.
February 8, 1988 |
Let us get our priorities straight: Who says life is dull? OK, but who says dull is bad? If you don't live a dull life, there is a danger that you might miss something on TV. And there is so much happening on TV this month, we are putting everything else on hold. Until February's mini-series, the Winter Olympics and the various political events (with those wonderful "Today" show morning-after sessions starring the suave David Broder and the elegant Ken Bode) have come and gone, we are operating under special house rules designed to maximize TV and minimize everything else.
January 9, 2013 |
BRYN MAWR NATIVE Carl Mazzocone is a producer of "Texas Chainsaw 3D," the highest-grossing film at the box office over the weekend. Mazzocone was the producer involved in securing rights to the name of the film, an update on the 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. " Mazzocone was also the producer of "Boxing Helena" who sued Kim Basinger for breach of contract after she decided against starring in the picture. Bradley's b-day award Rydal native Bradley Cooper , whose hometown haunts were featured on CBS' "Sunday Morning," was serenaded by director David O. Russell and "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart on his birthday Saturday.
October 9, 2001 |
MAKE NO BONES about it, that Alec Baldwin loves NYC. A tad too much, we say. Kim Basinger's ex will call California home for the next 10 weeks, to film the HBO film "Path to War," about President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration during the Vietnam War, the New York Daily News reported. Yeah, he'll be basking in the sunny weather with nary a desire unfulfilled on the movie set. Sure, his only daughter, Ireland, 7, will be nearby. But Baldwin's heart is in the Big Apple in the wake of the Sept.