July 12, 2013
Cat Circus So what if the Belieber Nation is taking over town? Everybody knows there's nothing like a guitar-playing cat, a skateboarding cat and a cat acrobat to showcase true talent. Samantha Martin's talented feline troupe is, amazingly, just your run-of-the-mill tabbies and such. Still, they've wowed the world via YouTube and are playing to sellout crowds in Old City. Note: Yesterday's planned visit to Philly was cancelled because of tour bus troubles. They should never have let the Siamese drive.
November 22, 1988 |
The latest shaggy dog story from Walt Disney Pictures has a twist. It's really about a cat. "Oliver & Company," an animated feature that opened Friday, even was inspired by a twist: Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist. " This time around, the story of the waifish, orphaned Oliver is told in animal terms. Supplying the voice of Oliver the kitten is Joey Lawrence, best known as the orphan he portrayed on the TV sitcom "Gimme a Break!" Lawrence's stint with co-star Nell Carter lasted four years.
July 8, 1998 |
They're bright pink and sassy, and Justine Williams, 5, thinks her new shades are the cat's meow. Justine, of North 43d Street, got the glasses as a gift for helping a neighbor do some shopping.
August 15, 1990 |
Tenisher Walker, 12 (with cap) and Catora Jones might have been thinking the stuffed animal that Dana Walker was carrying yesterday on West Brandywine Street was the cat's meow. At any rate, it was a fine day to provide a ride to a tiger and today's weather should be similar - no sweat if one should want to walk a tiger.
December 23, 2013 |
Marjorie Joy Nemarow Katz, 70, of Cherry Hill, philanthropist and wife of Lewis Katz, one of the owners of The Inquirer, died Friday, Dec. 20, at a New York hospital from complications of a stroke. Mrs. Katz was a perpetual learner who took courses all of her adult life. But she will be best remembered for her acts of personal generosity. "It wasn't about writing checks," her daughter Melissa Katz Silver said. "She gave her time, and she gave her love. " Mrs. Katz grew up in Vineland and graduated in 1961 from Vineland High, where she was president of the Elvis Presley fan club.
February 15, 2002 |
The thing about stoner comedy is that, well, it helps to be stoned. If you go to the theater in a state of mind that is not a mix of giddiness and dumbstruck awe, your senses pulsing with epiphanic waves of major Whoa!'s, then the whole thing's going to be really, really lame and embarrassing. And then, of course, there's always the chance that even if you are stoned, it's going to seem lame and embarrassing. That, I wager, is the case with Super Troopers. A ganja-cloud comedy about a gang of highway patrol officers stationed in a tiny Vermont burg who spend more time toking reefer than ticketing speeders, this dubious product of a college-spawned (Colgate U.)
July 24, 1998 |
When people speak of Jonathan, 6, they use the words "lovable" and "beautiful. " Not just his looks but also his spirit. He attends special classes for children who are on a severely mentally retarded level and plays at school with joyful enthusiasm. He'll color in a coloring book, make motor noises with small cars, clap his hands to music, stack blocks, string beads to make a necklace, do five-piece wooden puzzles, and pretend to cook in the toy kitchen. His social worker says that he is expected to reach the intellectual level of a 7- to 8-year-old.
June 22, 2006 |
ELISABETH Kubler-Ross has her five stages of grief. Tattle has our eight stages of being a starlet: Canoodling. Breaking up. Busted. Pregnant. Dieting. Marrying. Divorcing. Dying. Follow a female celebrity through the gossip mags long enough and she invariably hits almost all of the eight. With the trends now being pregnancy and weight loss, nearly all the big names have been covered either for being big around the middle - Julia, Jennifer and Nicole all have been photographed sporting "bumps" - or bony everywhere.
September 25, 1988 |
Accordionists, naturally. Also cloggers, contortionists, dulcimer players and leprechauns. Then there's the pizza gourmet with piano, the pipe-smoking dog and the one and only Helmut Kokey, Eastern Michigan's foremost lederhosen- clad yodeler. When it comes to entertainment in and around the Motor City, the Marce Haney Agency has booked them all. "We cover from A to Z in show biz," says Haney, a 27-year veteran of the booking wars. "Whatever you want, we can get it. " Yet with all the amazing talent she has encountered over the years, Haney has never, ever seen anything like Rose Lokey and Katrina, the talking cat. "This animal does talk," the agent says.
April 12, 2005 |
BACK WHEN Tattle worked at the Daily Pennsylvanian we used to joke about the way we would milk a story for a week. The first day, print the story. The second day, print reaction to the story. Day three, run the reaction to the reaction. Day four, someone appalled by the reaction to the reaction. And day five, some cooler head trying to bring both sides together - or further reaction to reaction to reaction. The Hollywood press machine does the whole cycle all by itself (see Pitt, Brad and Jolie, Angelina)