April 12, 2013 |
FOLLOWING the death of reality-TV star Shain Gandee , MTV has officially canceled "Buckwild. " "After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of 'Buckwild' in West Virginia," MTV said, in a statement. "We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.
March 27, 2013 |
DUNEDIN, Fla. - The highest-paid outfielder on the Phillies roster has not enjoyed a particularly auspicious spring. He started all of 26 games during an injury-ridden 2012. There were hopes that other players would step up, but because of ineffectiveness or injury they didn't pan out. When everything settles, Laynce Nix could be introduced as a starting outfielder for the Phillies opener Monday at Atlanta's Turner Field. "We'll see what happens," Nix said. "I'm sure Charlie has his lineups made.
March 7, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Here's something you might not know: From 2009-11, Laynce Nix' power production against righthanded pitchers ranked among some of the top lefthanded hitters in the game. Shin-Soo Choo, Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, Jay Bruce - none of them racked up extra-base hits against righties at a greater rate than Nix, who averaged a double, triple or home run every 8.61 at-bats. This little factoid is looking increasingly relevant as Opening Day grows larger on the horizon.
February 17, 2013 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will not have to testify about Williams' December decision to refrain from using evidence from six narcotics police officers who are under a cloud of suspected corruption, a Philadelphia judge ruled Friday. Compelling Williams and Ramsey to testify at a March 1 evidentiary hearing of an accused drug dealer who is seeking a new trial as a result of Williams' decision would violate the separation of powers, Common Pleas Judge Diana Anhalt said.
January 15, 2013 |
LEOPARD-PRINT pants and shiny bangles work well for Alicia DiMichele-Garofalo, but the South Jersey fashionista says that she won't be an accessory to the drama, catfights and probing cameras that a reality show about mob wives would bring. DiMichele-Garofalo, 39, might fit a producer's definition of "mob wife," but the Marlton resident said that she's not pursuing a spot on a Philadelphia spinoff of the popular VH1 series "Mob Wives. " She said that the show reached out to her several times.
November 27, 2012
Toasted in Texas, the New York Knicks fixed things on their home floor. Now it's right back on the road - or subway - for the first chance to claim city supremacy. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in just 32 minutes, and the Knicks ended a two-game losing streak with a 121-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Steve Novak added a season-high 18 and JR Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who started 8-1 and had the Eastern Conference's best record before a couple of defenseless performances in Texas spanning the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 1, 2012 |
IN THE END, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, not the NBA, had the final say about the Brooklyn Nets' home opener at their new arena. The highly anticipated regular-season opener Thursday between the Nets and the New York Knicks at the $1 billion Barclays Center was postponed because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg announced Wednesday. "Mayor Bloomberg informed us this afternoon that after further analysis of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy that he felt it was in the best interests of the city of New York, the teams and our fans that we postpone the Knicks-Nets game scheduled for Thursday night," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
October 3, 2012 |
THE STATE'S chief justice, Ronald Castille, won't step down from a last-minute death-penalty appeal although he supervised the case when he was the city's district attorney and despite a state judge's finding that Castille's staff hid evidence at trial. Attorneys for Terrance "Terry" Williams had asked Castille to recuse himself because Castille supervised Williams' murder case and signed off on the 1986 death-penalty prosecution. Castille has filed an order denying the recusal motion.
September 29, 2012
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge has dismissed a former inmate's legal claims against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for alleged sexual abuse, but said allegations that his rights were violated by a suspended state prison guard and prison managers can proceed. The unidentified inmate sued in 2011 and his allegations led to a grand jury investigation that also resulted in charges against the guard being sued, Harry Nicoletti, and three others at the state prison in Pittsburgh.