July 23, 2009
Thank you for the hearts, but we get it - women get turned on up there; for men, it's down below. It's the formula of every romantic comedy, but is that truth "ugly"? Or is this just the worst title ever? Kathryn Heigl wears heels, but she's (too) sensible; a bad girl would flash us the stiletto heel of her peep-toe pump. Gerard Butler is a rapscallion - we know this, because he wears jeans with a jacket, and he's so lazy, he has to lean. (The four-day stubble is mandatory.) It's "27 Dresses" vs. "300," and L-O-V-E is a numbers game.
December 29, 1995 |
The man who was photographed throwing snowballs during a New York Giants game says he had been turned into a scapegoat for thousands of fans who did the same thing. "I feel like, hey, I'm being tossed out there like a piece of meat to the lions," Jeffrey Lange said yesterday at a news conference at his lawyer's office. "Honestly, I can't believe I've been singled out. " Lange, 26, of Readington, N.J., was arrested Wednesday and charged with improper behavior for throwing a snowball onto the field during the Giants-San Diego Chargers game Saturday at Giants Stadium.
July 6, 1989 |
It isn't every 5-year-old child who can hear a golf tip from a Professional Golfers' Association tour member such as Hal Sutton and turn it into a perfect 10-foot putt that rolls gently into a practice-green hole at White Manor Country Club. But then again, Folsom's Joey Jenkins isn't any ordinary little boy. Joey is this year's official poster child for the $25,000 McNeil Classic, a PGA tour event to be conducted Monday and Tuesday at White Manor in Malvern. The tournament will be dedicated to Joey and almost 30,000 other children nationwide who have cystic fibrosis.
October 14, 1990 |
Six-year-old Michael Stumm of Havertown grins and giggles and says he thinks it will be "fine" to be famous. By the end of the month, the face of the cheery child with an infectious grin will be seen throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania as the 1990-91 "Winning Kid" poster child of the Epilepsy Foundation of Philadelphia. The poster will mark November as National Epilepsy Month. When he was 4, Michael began having seizures. There were days when he had as many as six or seven a day, his head dropping and nodding.
August 23, 1997 |
Emily Sara Biddle, 4, of Northeast Philadelphia, poster child for the Eagles Fly for Leukemia fund-raising drive and one of running back Ricky Watters' biggest fans, died of cancer Thursday at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Emily and Watters were featured on a poster promoting the nonprofit organization that raises money for cancer research and supports pediatric cancer-treatment centers in the region. Eagles players volunteer their time for the program. Emily was recommended as poster child by staff members at St. Christopher's.
April 6, 2000 |
It's a cover-up at the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Responding to criticism from its board and subscribers over the poster for a forthcoming production of Strauss' Salome, the troupe stapled four (not seven) red chiffon veils over the biblical temptress's nipples and crotch in the poster put up recently outside the Academy of Music. In addition, the company will not put the specially commissioned illustration on the cover of its program booklet or in bus-shelter advertisements.
February 12, 2012 |
He always did have a craving for ice and rarely hesitated to indulge it. That ice is melting now. So diamonds, it turns out, really are not forever. A Georgia judge has ordered Allen Ezail Iverson to pay a jeweler about $860,000. But apparently he can't, so his bank account has been commandeered, and his earnings, whatever of them may be left, are to be garnisheed. The King of Bling, it would seem, is about to become the Prince of Pawn. The man who is the best small scorer in the history of the NBA, who lit up Philadelphia nights with his pyrotechnic play, is said to have worked his way through the better part of - big inhale here - $150 million.
January 25, 2010 |
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. - Darryl Dawkins excuses himself from the conversation and accepts the glowing cell phone from an approaching player. "It's Muhammad," the player says. "He called to say him and Tommy broke down and they might not make it on time. " It's Friday afternoon, 20 minutes before Lehigh Carbon Community College officially starts practice. Every other player is accounted for, except Muhammad, the backup center, and Tommy, a two-guard gunner. To summarize, said the emissary: Muhammad is with Tommy because Muhammad had to pick up Tommy from the hospital, where Tommy spent the previous night, missing a game, because he contracted an infection after attending an indoor water park.
November 12, 2010
RE DAVID TISCHMAN'S Nov. 4 "Poster Child" movie review: Who are you to try to put Tyler Perry and his movie "For Colored Girls" down? I realize that your opinion is just that. . . yours. However, are you upset that Tyler Perry (despite his unpleasant childhood) has been so blessed to "make it," and become super rich? He also "gives back. " If he wants to use Janet Jackson in his movies, what's it to you? Everyone I know loves Tyler Perry's movies and plays. What's your problem - other than being a hater?
August 30, 1987 |
Most people would be nervous about meeting the governor, chatting with Dr. J or making an appearance on the most famous telethon on television. Not Jill Woloshynsky of Bustleton, this year's Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child for Pennsylvania. "It's no big deal," said Jill, 8, when asked whether she would be scared to be seen by hundreds of thousands of people on the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon for the MDA, which airs next Sunday and Sept. 7. "She is really a lot better than me at these things," said Jill's mom, Patti Lee. "I am a nervous wreck, and she is really calm and can make small talk with people like the governor or the mayor.