May 25, 2015 |
Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly are twin idols of the American imagination. They defined between them the range and shape of desire in the 1950s. More than six decades later, their power as enduring cultural icons has grown so strong we continue to obsess over their lives and careers, their loves and their fears. So it's no surprise that Lifetime, cable TV's dedicated chronicler of the typical woman's wants and dreams, would pay homage to these women with a pair of new biopics.
January 8, 2015 |
Dunham denies it all Lena Dunham posted an Instagram pic of her and her left hand - bedecked with sparkly ringlike jewels! Worlds hemorrhaged! Surely, this meant she was engaged to her bf, Jack Antonoff , he of that cool band Bleachers ! Nuh- uh, she says. So does her bff Jenni Konner , who also happens to exec-produce HBO's Girls , source of Dunham's fame. At an HBO premiere show for Season 4 of Girls, Konner said she and LD wear friendship rings and that's what it is so shut up. Philly folk man to fold 'em Gene Shay , 79, the grand man of Philadelphia folk music, announced Tuesday that he'd do his final installment of The Folk Show for WXPN on Feb. 1. This man has done more than even a legend could do. He cofounded the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1962, has been doing radio in our market since at least then, and has been on 'XPN since 1995.
August 16, 2014 |
The adjective Victorian usually is shorthand for repression, repression and more repression. Men during that era weren't allowed to express feeling but were expected to keep a stiff upper lip, while young women were to stay entirely ignorant about sex and remain passive as their husbands did to them whatever it is husbands do in bed. It's ironic then that the young, newly crowned Queen Victoria herself was passionate - with a mad, mad pash...
July 2, 2011 |
MONACO - After waiting for nearly 30 years, the glitzy principality of Monaco has a new princess. Charlene Wittstock, a onetime Olympic swimmer from South Africa, married Prince Albert II in an intimate civil ceremony Friday. A more elaborate religious ceremony will be held Saturday. Wittstock follows in the steps of Grace Kelly, the Hollywood beauty and Philadelphian who wed Albert's father, Prince Rainier III, in 1956 and had three children with him. Grace died in a car crash in 1982; Rainier died in 2005.
June 9, 2011 |
PARIS - With three triple-star Michelin restaurants and more than 20 other temples of haute gastronomy scattered around the globe, celebrity chef Alain Ducasse is used to catering to the rich and famous. But the veteran cook admitted his blood pressure is rising ahead of next month's royal wedding in Monaco, where he will prepare a multicourse gala dinner for Prince Albert, bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock, and their 500 A-list guests. "I've done gala dinners before, but never an official meal for a head of state.
May 18, 2011 |
SOME DAYS the National Enquirer lets you down. When a politician fathers a love child, isn't it the duty of the Enquirer to hide in the hospital waiting room and provide salacious details? And when the babydaddy is not only a politician, but a movie star and married to a TV personality who's also a member of the Kennedy clan? How did the Enquirer miss this? That serial groper Arnold Schwarzenegger (a/k/a "Predator") was able to hide the existence of a love child for a decade in this 24-hour news-cycle age is astounding.
May 4, 2011 |
WITH ALL THE hullabaloo about William and Kate 's wedding behind us, we can now focus on other royal nuptials, such as the July wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock . Albert, son of East Falls screen siren-turned-princess Grace Kelly , has invited his Philly family to mark the occasion. A cousin, PNC Bank executive John B. Kelly III , son of Grace's brother, Jack Kelly , a former city councilman, (no relation to the current one)
June 24, 2010 |
IF YOU'RE AN average Joe and you're caught soliciting a prostitute, you may get arrested, the prostitute may get arrested, the pimp (or madam) may get arrested and, depending on the circumstances and the local laws, all of you may end up in jail. If, however, you're the law-and-order governor of New York and you're caught paying thousands of dollars to a prostitute, you get a prime-time talk show on CNN. If Lady Justice is blind it could be because some well-connected politician has tied her wrists to the bedpost and put a bag over her head.
May 28, 2010
Ryan Parent 77 Defenseman, 6-3, 198, age 23, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Singer Taylor Swift would be his choice for a dinner date. Darroll Powe 36 Center, 5-11, 212, age 24, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. When it comes to food, nachos are his guilty pleasure. Chris Pronger 20 Defenseman, 6-6, 220, age 35, from Dryden, Ontario. His first car was a 1983 Ford Ranger that was "held together by rust. " Mike Richards 18 Center, 5-11, 195, age 25, from Kenora, Ontario.
December 18, 2009 |
"I'm the luckiest woman you'll ever meet!" exclaims Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. "I married a prince, I have the two loveliest daughters, and now I'm a Hollywood producer. " Yesterday, the woman the tabloids dubbed Fergie held casual court in Philadelphia at the Four Seasons, dishing about herself and Young Victoria, the sparkling biopic of a certain "steadfast and courageous" ancestor of her daughters. Fifteen years ago, the robust redhead initiated the film about the monarch and the teenager who, at 18, ascended to England's throne and then ruled her empire for 63 years, longer than any other British monarch.