October 2, 2012 |
IT'S DIFFICULT to see how Tyler Perry could get any busier, but Oprah Winfrey 's OWN network said Monday that Perry will produce, write and direct the network's first two scripted series, to premiere next year. Perry is the creative force behind movies like "Madea's Family Reunion" and the TBS series "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," "Meet the Browns" and "For Better or Worse. " The move to OWN, the Los Angeles Times reported, means Perry is shelving his ambitions to launch his own Tyler TV cable network.
January 24, 2008 |
The search for something beautiful, rustic and sad is a neverending pop music quest, and lately many a bearded soul has set off on that road to authenticity with Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere pumping through his earbuds. On Tuesday, Ben Bridwell's Band of Horses pulled their van up to the Fillmore at the TLA on South Street. A South Carolina native who came of musical age in Seattle, Bridwell has the bicoastal geographic credentials to make soulfully sulking flannel-shirted rock.
February 24, 2001 |
Robbie Williams suffered bruises but was otherwise uninjured after a man pushed the pop star from the stage during a concert, said a spokesman for his record label on Thursday. During his concert in Stuttgart Wednesday night, the former Take That star fell just over five feet into the pit below the stage after a young man who was psychologically disturbed, according to police, got onto the stage and pushed him from behind. Williams picked himself up and returned to the stage, said Frank Bender, a spokesman for EMI records.
November 17, 2000 |
QUOTE "I feel like a tired old coot. " - Actor John Goodman, to People magazine, on juggling five movie projects and a sitcom Arise, Sir Maurice Micklewhite! Doesn't sound like a Tattle regular, does he? Yet we're talking about the other hardest working man in show business, star of more than 100 films, winner of two Academy Awards - Michael Caine. The actor, 67, was knighted in his London hometown yesterday by Britain's Queen Elizabeth. He chose to be honored using his birth name, not the stage name he adapted so many years ago. "I was named after my father and I was knighted in his name because I love my father," Caine said.
May 18, 2000 |
Bidding adieu to Bill Cosby and the long-running Chicago Hope, CBS yesterday announced that Bette Midler, Christine Baranski, Craig T. Nelson and Ellen Burstyn will star in new shows this fall. The network will revive The Fugitive, putting Tim Daly in the title role and Mykelti Williamson in the shoes of his pursuer, Lt. Gerard. At the same time, it will kill off Early Edition, Martial Law, and the endearing Now and Again, and that's sure to raise howls from loyal fans. Ladies Man is off the schedule, if anybody cares, or even if they don't.
April 22, 2000 |
TV cop Nash Bridges couldn't have done it any better. After two car chases in two nights - and getting his patrol car rammed - Las Vegas Police Sgt. Victor Vigna recovered actor Don Johnson's stolen Mercedes-Benz and caught a suspect. Johnson is in Las Vegas this week shooting footage for Nash Bridges. Vigna first spotted suspect Robert Lee Gibson on Tuesday in another car that was allegedly stolen. After leading Vigna on a chase and ramming his patrol car, Gibson ditched the car and ran away, Lt. Gary Schofield said.
March 24, 2000 |
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is piping-hot these days. The 21-year-old star of "Nash Bridges" and "She's All That" is so busy that she often forgets what time zone she's in. Recently, after polishing off her first Philly cheesesteak, the young actress spoke with the Daily News about her latest project and her career goals. How was filming your latest film, "Whatever It Takes"? It was good. There were a lot of long hours and it was always really crowded because of the prom scene. It was pretty hot. Just to get out of the heat we would go stand out in the sun, if you can believe that.
September 24, 1998 |
Will two of the most enduring franchises in television history - NBC's "must-see" Thursdays and ABC's "TGIF" Fridays - survive another season? Does God make little green couch potatoes? Does Frasier Crane drink coffee? Do the Olsen twins still have the power to cast a spell over millions? "Seinfeld" may have fled and Urkel decamped (first from ABC, then from CBS), but a look at this fall's Thursday and Friday night schedules suggests no one's seriously challenging the status quo this year, even as the networks prepare to launch eight new series on those nights, four of which will premiere tonight or tomorrow.
October 2, 1997 |
It's going to be a thirtysomething family reunion of sorts on ABC Sunday night. First, starting at 7 p.m., there's the Wonderful World of Disney movie Toothless, starring Kirstie Alley - costarring, and directed by, Melanie Mayron, who played artsy chick Melissa Steadman on thirtysome-thing. At 9 p.m., we move into a grittier vein, with Advocate's Devil, a made-for-TV movie starring Ken Olin, who played yuppie whiny-guy Michael Steadman, Melissa's brother, on the same show. The former castmates, who have local connections (Mayron grew up in Blue Bell, Olin went to Penn)
August 4, 1997 |
"Well, it was fun. I was drinking then, of course. " - Kelsey Grammer, remembering his role as Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons" Some people truly believe that, in the words of the song, the best things in life are free. Oprah Winfrey is apparently not one of those people. The multimillionaire talk-show hostess chats about some of her interests in an interview to be published in the September issue of Vibe magazine. And none of them - except if you count Gloating - comes under the category of Simple Pleasures.