May 12, 2013
MOUNT AIRY-BORN, Hollywood-based actor Holly Robinson Peete has spent most of her 48 years in La-La Land. But the mother of four, daughter of Sesame Street's original "Gordon" and wife of one-time Birds QB Rodney Peete still keeps it real, Philly-style. Robinson Peete made her first onscreen splashes in "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. " Today, she's still acting - she has recently appeared in "Blue" and "Mike & Molly," and is in talks with NBC to return to daytime.
September 12, 2010 |
The hottest seat in this town has nothing to do with heat and humidity. It has everything to do with expectations and yearnings. Just after 4 this afternoon, in the steamiest part of the day, the hottest seat in town will be occupied by a tough Texan who thinks he knows the enormity of what's coming his way, but in fact, hasn't the slightest. Kevin Kolb, who has dutifully, patiently, served a three-year apprenticeship, has been given the keys to Philadelphia's beloved, revered sporting possession - its professional football team.
October 11, 2007 |
On the leafy terrace in the courtyard outside the Four Seasons Hotel last week, a representative of Peet's Coffee, the Berkeley-bred roaster, had set up shop, discoursing on specialty beans and the proper use of a French press. Her name was Erica Hess, a black-and-white polka-dot kerchief knotted at her neck, her manner crisp and scripted, a veteran of such demos; perhaps too many of them. Venerable Peet's had commenced shipping beans to Acme and Genuardi's (they've been in Whole Foods here for a while)
November 30, 2005 |
You're coming up on the two-minute warning. Your backs are against the wall and it's fourth and long, so to speak. Talking to you, Eagles fans. OK, so what if, realistically, you've traded in your Donovan-to-T.O. Super Bowl ticket for a Mike-McMahon-to-Reggie-Brown decent spot in the draft? No matter. The Birds' playoff hopes linger thanks to the reigning NFC champs' win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And as long as there's hope, there's interest. That's where Holly Robinson Peete comes in. Ordinarily, Philadelphia fans would not tolerate an actress trying to tell them about football, especially when their team is struggling.
April 22, 2005 |
Ashton Kutcher's transformation from yesterday's jackass to tomorrow's Tom Hanks is sealed by his irresistibly offbeat performance in A Lot Like Love. As in the recent Guess Who, Kutcher plays the gallant galoot, a courtly klutz with the personality and looks of a sheepdog. Much to my astonishment (and probably yours), he currently enjoys the career predicted for Josh Hartnett. A good chemistry/bad timing romance that owes a debt to When Harry Met Sally. . . and Before Sunrise, Love pairs Kutcher with Amanda Peet, who is likewise underrated as a comedian.
October 12, 2004 |
Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete acknowledges that he is no Donovan McNabb. But that won't stop the 16-year veteran from impersonating the Eagles quarterback this week. As the Panthers prepare for Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles - a rematch of the NFC championship game Carolina won last season - Peete, 38, says he will play the part of McNabb against Carolina's first-team defense. "I'll be McNabb, but not quite as fast as he is," Peete said with a laugh during a phone interview.
April 25, 2003 |
When Amanda Peet learned she was booked as a guest on David Letterman's show this month, she called her sister Alisa, an intern at Temple University Hospital, to get the lowdown on shingles. The actress wanted to give the information to the talk-show host, who was diagnosed with the illness earlier this year. "I wanted to . . . help enlighten him," she said. "I'm really upset that he had shingles. " Alas, Peet never got to proffer medical advice to Letterman, thanks to the tight shooting schedule of her latest film, an untitled project with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
September 29, 2002 |
It's too late now. Rodney Peete is 36. Those dreams of being a quarterback with a permanent address, like Brett Favre in Green Bay, are gone. This isn't Detroit in 1989, Dallas in 1994, Philadelphia in 1995 or even Oakland in 2000. This is Carolina in 2002. This is Peete's 14th NFL season. His body, brittle in the past, won't last forever. And sooner or later, there will be calls from Panthers fans to reinstall Chris Weinke at the position or to draft or trade for a quarterback of the future.
September 2, 2002 |
A week before the season opener, the Carolina Panthers benched quarterback Chris Weinke yesterday and gave Rodney Peete the starting job, according to ESPN.com. Team and NFL sources confirmed that, after evaluating the position, the Panthers believe the former Eagle gives them their best chance to win. "It's just something we felt we had to do after looking at the situation," a Panthers official told the ESPN Web site. An official announcement is expected today by coach John Fox. The Panthers will open the season at home Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
December 4, 2000 |
QUOTE "We say thank you for even the smallest thing. My grandma would look at me like I'm crazy if I didn't. She'd be like, 'Boy, didn't you just see somebody give you something?' " - rap star Nelly, on why he is so mannerly. Actress Holly Robinson-Peete and hubbo Rodney Peete of the Oakland Raiders are using their resources to help those suffering from Parkinson's disease. The HollyRob Foundation, which they founded three years ago, helps patients with the monstrous costs associated with the disease.