August 14, 2015
RECENTLY , Daily News Movie Critic Gary Thompson sat down with Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and F. Gary Gray, the stars and director of "Straight Outta Compton," for a wide-ranging discussion of the movie and its subject, the influential rap group N.W.A. DAILY NEWS, To Jason Mitchell: You play Eazy-E, who died in 1995. You did a lot of research into his life and career. What suprised you? MITCHELL: He's made to seem like he's a huge weed smoker, but he's not, he's foremost a very business-minded person who liked to really stay really clear-headed most of the time.
April 9, 2015 |
Last week, pot dealer Jason Kennedy told a federal court jury that when a Philadelphia narcotics officer burst into his condo with a sledgehammer in 2010, he thought he was being robbed. He tackled the man to the floor, he said, and was punched in the mouth for his efforts. "Do you like to fight?" Kennedy was asked as his testimony continued Tuesday. He replied: "Yeah, if I'm being attacked. " And for the rest of his time on the witness stand, Kennedy, 42, did everything but throw a punch at those asking the questions to try to prove it. The corruption trial of six members of an elite Philadelphia drug squad continued with blistering cross-examination of Kennedy - a three-hour verbal tussle that left both witness and defense counsel all but bruised and bloodied.
April 8, 2015 |
WHEN FLOYD Mayweather meets Manny Pacquiao next month, there's a good chance he'll put his money where his mouth is. And we're not talking about making a wager on the fight. Dr. Lee Gause, a New York dentist, has designed a special mouthpiece for Mayweather, aka "Money," that contains $100 bills. And yes, the bills are as real as the cost, reportedly $25,000. Gause, who owns Iceberg Guards, said that in addition to protecting against concussions, his mouthpieces help athletes breathe better, which increases performance.
January 21, 2015 |
HE'S NOT a toothless Tiger, but he's got one fewer incisor. Yesterday, Tiger Woods had one of his front teeth accidentally knocked out after surprising girlfriend Lindsey Vonn by showing up in Italy to watch her record-setting, 63rd World Cup victory. This time it wasn't a 7-iron that did the damage, it was a camera. "During a crush of photographers at the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, told the Associated Press in an email.
September 14, 2014 |
Louis Hartdegen may yet be judged for the 2013 slaying of his wife of 52 years, but it won't be in a Philadelphia courtroom. On Tuesday, the same day a judge set a date for Hartdegen's trial, the 76-year-old Northeast man neighbors once dubbed "the mayor of Castor Avenue" died. Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore confirmed Hartdegen's death and said he had died of a heart attack. Hartdegen had been held without bail in the city's prisons since he was arrested. Prison spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said Hartdegen was in the Detention Center and became ill Tuesday night, complaining of heart irregularities.
August 8, 2014 |
THINK IT SOUNDS fishy that largemouth bass swim in the Delaware River? Well, forget it. They do, and they're getting baited, bagged and tossed back. For the first time, the Bassmaster Elite Series is being held in Philadelphia, and yesterday's late-afternoon launch at Penn's Landing was anything but floundering. For the next three days, pro anglers and bass fishermen will have spectators and fishing fanatics hooked as the Elite pros troll the river to compete for a prize at the end of a four-day excursion.
February 27, 2014 |
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs should be sizzling in their Saturday home games this season - or, at least, their uniforms will. Strips of bacon will adorn the caps, jerseys, and pants of the Phillies' triple-A affiliate, one of three alternate uniforms unveiled Tuesday. "We worked tirelessly over the last year to develop new identities that not only embody the rich tradition of the Lehigh Valley, but also the spirit of the IronPigs and our fans," president and general manager Kurt Landes said on the team's website.
December 19, 2013 |
THE HARDEST part, of course, has to do with the kids. They know their daddy once was a granite block of a player, a man whose strength of character matched his formidable strength of body. The character remains. Kevin Turner walks without much problem; slimmer now, he strode into the huge downtown restaurant erect to attend the Bert Bell Memorial Award Dinner with a smooth step that recalled his five seasons as the Eagles' fullback. His mind is sharp. The ALS has taken everything else.
October 10, 2013 |
DOMINIC RAIOLA and Kevin Moen are usually not mentioned in the same breath, nor should they be. One ran over a college band member, while the other ran his mouth at college band members. Moen was a senior defensive back at Cal when he ran over Stanford University trombone player Gary Tyrrell en route to the end zone back in 1982. It has become an iconic moment, so much so that Tyrrell's trombone is on display at the College Football Hall of Fame. Raiola, the Detroit Lions' starting center, reportedly spent part of his pregame routine on Sunday verbally abusing the University of Wisconsin band, which was at Lambeau Field for its annual performance.