August 22, 2008 |
You may not immediately place the names of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, but the screenwriters are the Shakespeares of American movie comedy. They achieved this status in part by updating the Bard in 10 Things I Hate About You (a sprightly rethink of Taming of the Shrew) and She's the Man (Twelfth Night). In between they wrote an original, Legally Blonde, an effervescent social satire tweaking mean girls and social-climbing boys, exalting tiny dogs and underdogs. It is with great regret I report that The House Bunny is their Cymbeline.
November 6, 1999 |
The breakup of Howard Stern's 21-year marriage led his arch-nemesis, Kathie Lee Gifford, to send him a sympathetic note. Guess what happened next. "I was laughing as I read it," Stern told his nationally syndicated radio audience on Wednesday. "It's a really, really nice note, very religious, references to the Lord. It's like I'm her . . . test in life. " On Thursday, Stern read the letter on the air. "I was very sorry to hear the news that you and your wife have separated," it read.
February 2, 1996 |
A woman who served four months on the O.J. Simpson criminal trial jury said yesterday she probably would have found the former double-murder defendant guilty based on evidence she heard before her dismissal for medical reasons. "If I had to vote then [halfway through the trial], I would vote for his guilt," Tracy Hampton told a news conference at the Playboy mansion. She appears nude in a pictorial layout in the March edition of Playboy magazine. "The evidence presented by the prosecution pointed at Mr. Simpson," she said of Simpson, who was acquitted Oct. 3 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
June 29, 2009 |
"Wussup everyone???? Its the new Mrs. Hank Baskett!!!!!!!!! ahhhh hahahahahha!! I cant believe im a married woman! yayyyyy. " That was the short but perky post yesterday on the blog of Kendra Wilkinson, Playmate turned reality-TV star - the day after marrying the Eagles receiver. Oh, she also "just wanted to make sure u all" remembered to watch her show, Kendra , on E! last night. No details on the nuptials, though. No pictorial either. But it was "a wedding fit for a princess" at the L.A. Playboy mansion where she once lived, according to People.
November 7, 2008 |
TALK ABOUT a Baskett catch. Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett has proposed to "Girl Next Door" Kendra Wilkinson , her "ex," Hugh Hefner , told Usmagazine.com. Kendra said yes. "Kendra Wilkinson has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with," Hef said in a statement. "He popped the question last Saturday. I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June. " According to E!
June 28, 2007 |
Pollster: 'Anti-Americanism' has 'deepened,' not 'widened' PARIS - Distrust of the United States has intensified across the world, but overall views of America remain favorable among majorities in 25 of 46 countries and the Palestinian territories surveyed in an international poll conducted in April and May by the Pew Research Center. "Anti-Americanism since 2002 has deepened, but it hasn't really widened," said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project.
August 17, 2000 |
The busiest Philadelphians in L.A. this week are not Ed Rendell, John Street or even Mark Walsh, chairman of VerticalNet and a major Democratic donor who gets into all the good parties. The busiest Philadelphians are Boyz II Men. The quartet flew in Sunday from a performance in Atlanta and has been going nonstop, says Nate Morris, the oldest of the Boyz, at 29. "We're so tired!" he sighed in a phone interview yesterday. "Let's see. We just filmed The Parkers, The Hughleys and Moesha, remixed our single 'Pass You By' and [tonight]
August 6, 1993 |
Hugh Hefner, Garry Shandling and his actress-fiancee, Linda Doucett, gathered at the Playboy Mansion West for a party honoring Doucett, the subject of a celebrity layout in the September issue of Playboy. The Wednesday soiree, which included such celebrities as Martin Mull, Regis Philbin, Bob Goldthwaite, Bob Saget and Jeffrey Tambor, coincided with Hefner's appearance that night on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show. " When the magazine was passed around, several people scrutinized the layout in which Doucett posed topless.
February 22, 1988 |
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart told more than 7,000 followers at a service yesterday that he is guilty of sin and must step down temporarily from his top-rated television ministry. "I've sinned against you, and I beg your forgiveness," Swaggart said in an emotional 30-minute apology to his congregation in which he stopped short of naming his sin. Swaggart has been under investigation by his denomination, the Assemblies of God, for alleged immoral behavior. On Thursday, he met for nearly 10 hours with the church's executive board at its headquarters in Springfield, Mo., where officials reportedly were shown photographs of Swaggart and a known prostitute entering and leaving a New Orleans motel room.