April 15, 2016 |
I've spent days trying to clear the theme song for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from my head, and it's not going so well. Let's just say 3 p.m.'s catchy "It's a miracle!" is 3 a.m.'s unbreakable earworm. But don't let that indelible song, courtesy of composer and executive producer Jeff Richmond, keep you from the still-irresistible Kimmy , whose entire 13-episode Season 2 premieres Friday on Netflix. Created by Upper Darby's Tina Fey (who's married to Richmond) and her 30 Rock colleague Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper ( The Office )
March 28, 2016 |
Rick DeBenedetto had just a few fragments of information about his father. One was a city: Reno, Nev., where his mother had loved to listen to his father's band play and where DeBenedetto was conceived. Another was his parents' ages at his birth in 1959: his father was 31; his mother, 18. When she got pregnant by a musician - although the two weren't a couple - and returned home alone to California, it was a family scandal. The biggest was the birth certificate: Gilbetto Jiovanni De Benedetto, it read in the space for the father's name.
March 19, 2016
Directed by Patricia Riggen. With Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. Running time: 1 hour, 49 mins. Parent's guide: PG (for thematic material, including accident and medical images). Playing at: Area theaters.
March 10, 2016 |
THE PUNDITS have all but written him off, seeing him swamped by a tropical tsunami of mostly black votes across the Deep South. The party bigwigs - "superdelegates," they call them - have made up their mind, with front-runner Hillary Clinton getting their support by a 20-1 margin. The TV ratings for the televised debates have shrunk. It seems that the only folks who don't want the Democratic presidential primary race to be over are the voters. A surge of blue-collar voters in Michigan - a state that's been battered by bad trade deals and massive job losses - gave Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders a stunning upset victory in Tuesday's Michigan primary, throwing a lifeline to the campaign of a "democratic socialist" who's campaigned against inequality and big money in politics.
February 24, 2016 |
Friends and family looked for a miracle for Cara McCollum after a car accident a week ago left the former Miss New Jersey hospitalized in critical condition with severe brain injuries. But in the end, it was not meant to be. McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital at 4:31 a.m. Monday. On Feb. 15, she lost control of her 2014 Ford Mustang in slushy conditions along a stretch of Route 55 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. State police said speed was a factor and McCollum was not wearing a seat belt.
January 15, 2016 |
BRONCOS (-7) over Steelers Goin' down in flames if Ben Roethlisberger can pull of a miracle with his separated shoulder and some torn ligaments. I'm dead in the water. Pittsburgh's offense lives for the vertical game, with an amazing set of speedy receivers. Short routes and little bubble screens? Nah! Not gonna phase the wicked Denver defense. And speaking of Pitt's wideouts, Antonio Brown is still not 100 percent, while running back DeAngelo Williams is still listed as questionable.
December 23, 2015
"The greatest rescue operation by a single ship in the history of mankind. " - U.S. Maritime Administration By Chris Gibbons On Dec. 22, 1950, Capt. Leonard LaRue, of Philadelphia, peered through his binoculars from the deck of his merchant cargo vessel, SS Meredith Victory, as it approached the besieged North Korean port of Hungnam. LaRue could see thousands of shivering refugees lining the harbor in a desperate attempt to escape the marauding Communist Chinese and North Korean soldiers who surrounded, and were quickly closing in on, the city.
December 2, 2015 |
THEY ARE one game out of first place. When you say it like that, it doesn't sound so bad. Forget the Eagles' 4-7 record, forget how their last two games played out and flip those easily avoidable losses to the Dolphins, Redskins and the Falcons, we might even be talking about repairing this thing in time to fend off the rest of the miserable slop that inhabits the NFC East Division. But really, what level of insanity does it take to believe they have a chance to beat the mighty Patriots Sunday?
November 24, 2015 |
In the weeks after Pope Francis blessed their ailing daughter during his visit to Philadelphia, Joe and Kristen Masciantonio probably spent more time in the cancer ward at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia than at Mass at St. Cyril of Jerusalem in Bucks County. But last week, Joe said, scans showed that a troublesome tumor in 1-year-old Gianna's brain shrank significantly after rounds and rounds of surgeries and chemotherapy, to the point where it's "basically gone. " The girl's stunning reversal of fortune - following a dire diagnosis from her doctors - led one family friend to call Gianna's encounter with the pontiff "the Miracle on Market Street.
November 24, 2015 |
The man known as Philly Jesus has launched an Internet fund-raising campaign seeking to raise $70 million to expand, perhaps even make global, his LOVE Park-centered street ministry. Mike Grant, as Philly Jesus is otherwise known, wrote on his GoFundMe page, launched Nov. 9, that he needed the millions to further his ministry. To do that, he highlighted many anticipated expenses, including: "A building/stadium for the Philly Jesus Ministry. " "A helicopter/jet for the Philly Jesus Ministry to transport the ministry from and to future speaking engagements across the WORLD to share my testimony how JESUS saved me from the dark hole of addiction and despair . . . and to spread The Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature in existence.