March 20, 2016
Everything Is Copy. The late Nora Ephron's mother inspired Ephron to incorporate her life into her work (see Heartburn ). Her son Jacob Bernstein seeks the woman behind all those funny stories, the one who, after a lifetime of baring her soul in public, kept her fatal illness almost entirely to herself. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO. Heartbeat. Look for Upper Darby's Jamie Kennedy as a rumpled surgeon in a new drama starring Melissa George as a hotshot doctor with a turbulent personal life.
June 30, 2014 |
The sun shone with the innocent radiance of late June. Shorts-wearing tourists strolled the sidewalks of Old City, intent on such wholesome pursuits as a frozen yogurt or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. But inside the darkened confines of a hotel ballroom, a crowd of 60 plotted murder and malfeasance. The fictional kind, fortunately, but a visitor could be forgiven for getting a chill from a one-day "university" held by the Mystery Writers of America. Six established crime authors held forth on the tricks of their trade at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, covering such topics as dramatic structure, character development, and the art of description.
June 21, 2013
GIVEN THE popularity and prestige of "The Office," it certainly wouldn't have been surprising if Kate Flannery 's first project after last month's series finale would have been some Judd Apatow blockbuster comedy movie or a starring role in another TV series. But, instead, the Ardmore native has decided to launch her post-"Office" (as opposed to post office) career on stage in Philadelphia. Wednesday, Flannery opens in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
January 9, 2013 |
T AYLOR SWIFT is going in another Direction. Life & Style reports that she has split with Harry Styles . The puppy-love affair of the century lasted two months. "They are both really busy and never in one place for long," an unnamed source told Life & Style . "Harry's really upset about the split and is really sensitive about it. Loads of his friends told him to be careful and that it was never going to last, and he feels a little foolish now that it's fallen apart so quickly.
November 10, 2012 |
'I'm a short person with tall problems," quips Carrie Fisher. Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, has let the world know that she suffers from bipolar disorder as her late father did. "I talk fast and I think fast," says Fisher, who proclaims herself "a terrific daughter" and "a bookworm. " That "bookworm" will be center stage at 7:30 Thursday night at the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill.
October 9, 2012 |
BARNES & NOBLE in Jenkintown and the venerable Robin's Books on 13th Street may want to reconsider their recent announcements to close. Ke$ha is writing a book. The "TiK ToK" singer-songwriter has signed with Touchstone for the illustrated memoir My Crazy Beautiful Life . It's slated to come out Nov. 20, shortly before her new CD, "Warrior," and her 15 minutes expires. According to Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the book will feature Ke$ha's "thoughts and reflections" and pictures extending from her childhood to her recent tour.
October 7, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Meryl Streep has donated $1 million to the Public Theater in honor of both its late founder, Joseph Papp, and her friend Nora Ephron. Streep has performed for the Public for decades, starting in 1975 and including "Henry V" in 1976 and "Mother Courage and Her Children" in 2006. This summer, she played Juliet opposite Kevin Kline as Romeo in a benefit reading of "Romeo and Juliet" in Central Park. Ephron, who died in June, directed Streep in her portrayal of chef Julia Child in 2009's "Julie & Julia.
July 1, 2012 |
When I finally met Nora Ephron six years ago, I did something I had never done before in a few thousand interviews and I haven't done since. I told her I loved her. I have always loved her, since first reading her Esquire pieces in the 1970s. Of course, her admirers are legion. We love her extraordinary wit, her inimitable style, her appetite for risk and change. Her actual appetite, for butter, pate, steak, pie, and her rejection of the egg-white omelet, of which she noted, "People who eat them think they're doing something virtuous when they are instead merely misinformed.
June 29, 2012 |
"I'LL HAVE what she's having. " That line is one of the most iconic in film history, and it's delivered in "When Harry Met Sally," right after Meg Ryan's Sally demonstrates that, yes, women do, in fact, fake orgasms. It's spoken by director Rob Reiner's mother, Estelle, and it was written by Nora Ephron, who passed away on Tuesday from acute myeloid leukemia. Pound for pound, "When Harry Met Sally" is one of the best romantic comedies of all time, complete with a meet-cute, a will-they-or-won't-they and an epic speech at end as Billy Crystal's Harry declares his love for his best friend, Sally (Ryan)
June 29, 2012 |
Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday at age 71, was the link between different worlds, and different eras, on and off the screen. She brought together Hollywood and the Beltway, the personal and the political, in her book (and later screenplay) Heartburn, about her marriage to the Washington Post's Carl Bernstein. She linked the coasts, the bustling east and the insomniac west, along with movie romances old and new, in Sleepless in Seattle. She blended the ancient art of preparing fine food with a dash of blogging in Julie & Julia.