October 27, 2010 |
Drunk. Naked. Hooker. Police. Is there a more delicious string of words in GossipLand? Thank Charlie Sheen for inspiring them. The Two and a Half Men star was hospitalized Tuesday for a psychiatric evaluation hours after police say they found him naked and "highly intoxicated" in a room at New York's Plaza Hotel, which he apparently had trashed with actions most violent. An unnamed source tells RadarOnline that Sheen, 45, enjoyed cocaine and the company of a call girl prior to redecorating his room.
June 16, 2010 |
NO DEAL HAS been reached, but we hear "Real World: Los Angeles" cast mate Glen Naessens and his brother Mike , who owns Eulogy (136 Chestnut), are trying to buy the Khyber (56 S. 2nd), which is mere feet away. Rumors of the Old City rock club being for sale have swirled for about a year, but nothing has come to fruition. Khyber co-owner Stephen Simons declined to comment yesterday. Simons owns the building and co-owns the bar with Dave Frank . The pair also operate the Royal Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos and Cantina Dos Segundos.
July 9, 2013
CHAD DION Lassiter is one opinionated dude. You may have read his musings on local news pages or heard him express them on TV. Recently, he was on Comcast's "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," where he defended blacks' use of the n-word. "Jay Z saying it is different from Don Imus' and Paula Deen's saying it, and a cop saying [it] when you're looking down a barrel of a gun," Lassiter said on the show. Lassiter is among a new crop of progressive black intellectuals such as HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, The Atlantic 's Ta-Nehisi Coates, Drexel University's Chuck Williams and the University of Connecticut's William Jelani Cobb.
October 23, 2003 |
Imagination and creativity in food as well as in decorations and costumes are key to the success of a Halloween bash. Consider succulent "eyeballs" of cherry-stuffed litchis as a stunning garnish for cocktails. Or add a wine-enriched red beet "blood" sauce to a harvest entree of roast chicken, sausage and root vegetables that is both tasty and colorful. Serve it on a "stake" if you're smitten with vampires. These and other eerie offerings are the tricks up celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's sleeve on "Emeril Kicks Up Halloween," an episode of his Emeril Live series that was taped at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in July.
December 10, 2009
Uber-chef Thomas Keller takes on American comfort food, with 350 pages of lush photos and laborious recipes for classics like fried chicken and split pea soup - and trust us, Paula Deen it's not. Moosewood Restaurant dishes out another vegetarian cookbook, this time with less cheese, more whole grains, even more vegetables - and some very tasty recipes - in its charming no-frills design. And the Lee Brothers give us another gem: quick and easy Southern dishes updated from the long-simmered and the deep-fried, presented along with charming food memories from the South.
June 28, 2013
THE PAULA DEEN empire has crumbled like corn bread. First, the Food Network dropped the "Queen of Southern Cuisine" amid revelations that she'd used racially insensitive language. Then, Smithfield Foods, which sold hams with her name and image, cut Deen loose. That was followed by Caesars Entertainment, which has not one, but four Paula Deen Buffet restaurants. Finally, the biggie happened: Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, cut ties. "We will not place new orders beyond those already committed," said Dave Tovar , a Wal-Mart spokesman.
January 26, 2012
WHEN Paula Deen announced her Type 2 diabetes last week, outrage erupted worldwide. Coming as healthful New Year's resolutions are eroding like melting snow, the news struck a chord. That's because Deen preached a comfort-food gospel heavy on butter, sugar, meat and other "down-home" delights that many work to minimize. And she knew her condition for three years before revealing it - once she had a gig hawking diabetes drug Victoza.
February 28, 2014 |
ANOTHER DAY, another beautiful couple bites the dust. Katy Perry and John Mayer have split up again. E! News (a sort of oxymoron) says the pair parted ways over the past few days. There are no other details, alas, so we'll speculate: Did their hectic schedules drive a wedge between them? Did they fall in love too hard, too fast and burn out like a firework? Did Katy finally tire of John's whiny warbling? Did Katy like kissing Miley Cyrus a little too much? And to think, it wasn't long ago when the gossip mags were excited about a Katy/John engagement.
November 23, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Salma Hayek Pinault; Nick Offerman; KISS performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Sarah Silverman; Paula Deen; Lyle Lovett performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Robert Pattinson; Chris Hardwick; Ben Folds Five performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Sarah Shahi; Tenacious D performs. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actress Katey Sagal; the Stepkids perform.
February 14, 2014 |
Dollars for Deen Embattled cooking queen Paula Deen has found the bucks to resurrect her career, which took a severe hit when she admitted to using racial epithets, the Associated Press reports. The Savannah, Ga., celebrity cook said Wednesday that Najafi Cos., a private investment firm, will provide at least $75 mil to bankroll a new company, Paula Deen Ventures, which AP reports will oversee Deen's restaurants, cookbooks, product endorsements, and other parts of her media empire.