March 21, 2013 |
IT'S MARCH MADNESS, Tattle readers, and what could be madder than an attractive blonde dating Tiger Woods ? Lindsey Vonn , the alpine ski racer who could pass for ex-wife Elin Nordegren 's more athletic sister, has made it official that her friendship with Tiger has blossomed into "dating," and that's brought out the comedians, the paparazzi and the oddsmakers. "The frenzy surrounding the terrible situation between Tiger and Elin Nordegren lasted for a long time," stated MyTop Sportsbooks.com spokesman Geoff Johnson . "And while it seems he has put his past behind him and gotten his game back on track, the public seems to remain skeptical.
December 26, 2012
FOR MANY, Jack Klugman will always be the messy one. His portrayal of sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple" left viewers laughing but it also gave Klugman the leverage to create a more serious character, the gruff medical examiner in "Quincy M.E. " His everyman ethos and comic timing endeared him to audiences and led to a prolific, six-decade acting career that spanned stage, screen and television. Klugman died Monday at age 90 in Northridge, outside of Los Angeles, with his wife at his side.
December 4, 2012 |
The stage at Plays & Players Theatre these days looks like a combination hamster cage/prison cell/Lego village, an environment that seems too tiny to hold several of the city's most outsized theatrical practitioners. The staging of bunkbeds and cartoon props may physically squeeze Dave Jadico (comic thespian, writer, 1812 Productions staple) and Aaron Cromie (director, actor, mask- and puppet-maker). But nothing gets in the way of the fast-moving, belly-flopping, arm-flailing duo in Dave & Aaron Go to Work , a silent film-inspired comedy that's equal parts Buster Keaton and The Odd Couple . The play, now in previews, opens this week.
June 12, 2012 |
MAYBE ONE day Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter can admit that they really don't care about working people. Mayor Nutter keeps coming back to City Council to raise the taxes on the homeowners to "support the school district. " The debt keeps getting worse every year. He then praises the efforts to privatize the school district and end the contracts that the labor unions have that keep people with family-sustaining jobs. When it comes to the state budget, Gov. Corbett keeps looking to cut the education, social services, etc. that the working people and families need the most.
July 18, 2011
RE THE letters "Two perspectives on flash mobs": Two? Not really - the first is just blatant racism and plain ignorance, and the other is disguised in politics called "the tea party. " Who are these folks - or are they better identified as "red necks"? Bensalem and Corpus Christi mirror each other, one and the same, just in different parts of the country. In Bensalem, a black man can't drive through town in a nice vehicle without being stopped and asked by the police what he's doing there.
June 28, 2011 |
In Montgomery Theater's production of The Prisoner of Second Avenue , Tony Braithwaite is mad as hell and he's not gonna take it anymore. On the heels of another heated role - Marc, in Yasmina Reza's Art , at Act II Playhouse - Braithwaite turns up the mania in this dark-edged Neil Simon nugget from the early 1970s, later produced as a film starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft. Funny thing about the early 1970s: They look a whole lot like the early 2010s. Sure, Manhattan might be cleaner and safer these days, but America's economic troubles and job prospects appear to have come full circle.
May 28, 2011 |
Vigil , by Morris Panych at Lantern Theater, is about a man waiting for an old woman to finally die. He waits and waits; months go by, the seasons change, and still he waits. Watching Vigil I could relate, waiting two hours for a dying play finally to end. Despite the skills of two good actors, the script's gimmick wears thin quickly. Grace (Ceal Phelan) lies in bed, emaciated and silent. Kemp (Leonard C. Haas), presumably her nephew, chatters and whines about his dissatisfactions, his grudges, his lack of friends, his unloving parents, his longing for affection, his asexuality, all of which reveals his stunted personality: A more boring and unpleasant person you could not hope to meet.
April 1, 2011 |
THIS IS THE dual nature of the game, the inner conflict, the emotional tug of war. Ed Wade and Ruben Amaro Jr. are friends. Good friends. Really good friends. The Astros' general manager identified the spare outfielder as front-office material when he held the same position with the Phillies. The current Phillies general manager asked him to be the godfather to his second daughter. They have done deals together. Last summer, when the Phillies needed pitching, Amaro sent prospects to Houston (lefthander J.A. Happ, outfielder Anthony Gose and infielder Jonathan Villar)
January 25, 2011
WHITE COLLAR. 10 tonight, USA Network. PASADENA, Calif. - "White Collar" fans who like answers will begin to get some tonight as the odd couple in USA's most secretive bromance take us back to where the fun began. "This would be [Season] 2.5 in USA Network terms," Matt Bomer, who plays con-man Neal Caffrey, said earlier this month of the run of episodes that began last week. "I think [series creator] Jeff Eastin really has outdone himself . . . because so many of the mythology questions we've been asking for the past couple of seasons get brought to a head and answered and concluded.
July 16, 2010
FORMER FLYERS CENTER Dan Quinn is looking to score: at the betting window. Quinn, who retired from the NHL in 1996 after 14 seasons, is an avid golfer and part-time caddie for Ernie Els. This week, however, Quinn is playing in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, Nev., while Els is competing in the British Open. Gambling is legal in Tahoe and Quinn placed a bet - at 50-1 odds - that he and Els would win their respective tournaments. Quinn, who has won the American Century four times, is listed at 4-1 to repeat the feat.