July 26, 2015 |
Through high-tech means and good old-fashioned conversation, African American men visiting Philadelphia barbershops will soon be encouraged to "cut through" the misinformation about the political process and restyle their often-negative thinking about elections and civic engagement. The project, called Sharp Insight, just won a $250,000 Knight News Challenge grant, designed to get politically cynical and disengaged black men interested in the civic process and back to the polling booths.
July 22, 2015 |
Hollywood is in town Don't be too surprised if you run across actors Anna Gunn ( Breaking Bad ), James Purefoy ( The Following ), or Carrie Preston ( The Good Wife ) in and around Philadelphia in the next couple of weeks. They're here to shoot a new film by indie helmer Meera Menon ( Farah Goes Bang ) called Equity . It's a drama about the world of Wall Street: Yep, our town is to double for the Big Apple. Country's royal couple split As everyone knows, the best country-music love songs have sad endings.
June 12, 2015 |
CBS3 weathermaiden Kate Bilo will be co-hosting "The Talk" nationally this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with special guest David Duchovny . She'll be joined by the network show's creator and executive producer, Sara Gilbert , (a/k/a Darlene Conner , on "Roseanne,") as well as TV personality and show moderator Julie Chen , actress Aisha Tyler and comedian Sheryl Underwood . Bilo's first appearance on the show was in 2012, when she announced she was pregnant with her second child.
May 28, 2015 |
LONGTIME READERS of Tattle know that we're no fans of reality-TV shows in general and reality dating shows in particular. ABC should probably be charged for solicitation the way it pimps out "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette. " But on Monday night's "Bachelorette" episode, Amy Schumer guested, trying to teach the assorted Ken dolls vying for the hand of Kaitlyn Bristowe how to be funny. And, just like that, "The Bachelorette" developed a heartbeat. Schumer, subtly promoting her upcoming dating comedy, "Trainwreck," was smart and sassy and willing to speak truth to handsome.
April 18, 2015 |
March 24, 2015 |
Meek Mill is back. The Philadelphia rapper, brand, and all-around hip-hop presence, who marked his "homecoming" Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, made news last year when he violated terms of his five-year probation in connection with a 2009 gun and drug conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley said he failed to get permission for out-of-town gigs, dissed his probation officer and prosecutor on Twitter, and posed for Instagram snaps holding guns. To jail he went, from July to December, leaving a lot of canceled shows in his wake.
March 6, 2015
EVERY FEW DAYS, I see a new crowdfunding request to contribute to a student's education or help out with medical expenses for a terminally ill patient. Those I don't mind. But some of the others have me looking all side-eyed. Go Fund Me? Go F--- you! Excuse my language, but it's getting out of control. Take the case of Jameelah Kareem, 30, a procurement administrator who lives in Willingboro, N.J. She's a hardworking young woman who writes steamy novels in her spare time and works part time as a bottle-service provider at Onyx, a strip club on Columbus Boulevard.
February 12, 2015 |
Mrs. Dornan: No thanks Amelia Warner supports the career of her actor husband, Jamie Dornan , all the way. But she's no masochist. She'd rather not watch his latest pic, erotic zeitgeistmaker Fifty Shades of Grey . Dornan, best known for playing a disturbingly human rapist in the British thriller The Fall , has a few scenes his wife would rather miss. One has him tie up, whip, and spank Dakota Johnson . "She doesn't want to watch this," Dornan, 32, tells USA Today.
January 22, 2015 |
FORMER Fox 29 traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell is no longer engaged to Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Aaron Murray . McDonnell moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City, Mo., where she landed a job as a traffic reporter at the local NBC affiliate, to be with Murray in August. The pair started dating in 2013. "I'm loving my career in Kansas City," McDonnell told me, confirming that Murray ended their engagement. "I'm really committed to being a part of this community for the time being.
January 16, 2015 |
WHEN YOU HEAR that a rapper needs to do community service, what do you do? If you're Natalie Didonato , you call him up and ask to help out. South Philly's Didonato, the newest cast member on VH1's "Mob Wives," recruited rapper Meek Mill to help out in her own charitable offerings. "We delivered 10 bikes to kids around the city and we did a weekly feed-the-homeless event," she said about working Mill. Didonato gets her "Mob" title from her cousin Frankie D'Alfonso , a/k/a Frankie Flowers, who was gunned down on a South Philly street corner in 1985.