June 5, 2014 |
Before her senior prom at Germantown Academy in April, Allison Moise had a fairly typical to-do list: Find the perfect dress, figure out what to do with her hair, and hit the tanning salon for some unseasonable bronze color - a school-dance ritual she has stuck to since she was 15 or 16 years old. But while nervous dates and inedible catered meals may never go away, pre-prom tanning is one tradition that could be on its way out in Pennsylvania....
May 29, 2014 |
ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom. The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks. For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making. Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area.
May 6, 2014 |
CARLY MONZO 'S prom date was a good sport when she ditched him for another guy at this weekend's soiree. In fact, he thanked her for the slight later. Why? It helps when the other guy is two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White . Monzo, a senior at Mount St. Joseph Academy, in Flourtown, made a video asking White to accompany her to her senior prom, using a camera by GoPro, one of White's sponsors, and posted it to video-sharing site Vimeo. "I didn't know that Shaun would be there until they dropped the curtain on the stage," Monzo told me about her surprise.
January 24, 2014 |
J USTIN BIEBER. You are so not taking my niece to the prom in nine years. Why such a future rejection, you ask, oh, once-sweet pop star? I'll be honest. It was yesterday morning's drunken/stoned/stupid/stupor arrest in Miami Beach for drag racing. And resisting arrest. And DUI (that you admitted). And dropping F-bombs to cops like they were "Yes, sirs. " And driving with an expired Georgia license (06/24/2013, to be precise). Also, the way you rolled up the sleeves of your red prison shirt.
June 14, 2013
The Awesome Fest opens Friday and continues through mid-August at various venues. All information, times, dates, and prices: www.theawesomefest . com. Psychedelic Furs 8 p.m. Friday at the Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com . The Awesome '80s Themed Prom and 'Pretty in Pink' screening. 8 p.m. Saturday at Parx Casino's 360 Lounge and Nightclub, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem. Tickets: Free. Information: 1-888-588-7279, www.parxcasino.com/awesomefest .
May 25, 2013 |
Let's face it, Hollywood is a cruel and vicious taskmaster. Impelled to act by fans' indecent desires - or, at least, the unconscious drives they've been programmed to have by Hollywood (it's a vicious cycle!) - the Biz forces women who want to succeed to carve themselves up in dread ways physical and spiritual so they appear impossibly thin and young. And the consequences? What about the loss? The trauma? Amanda Seyfried knows. The Les Misérables and Lovelace star was forced to sacrifice her curvelicious figure on the altar of fame.
May 17, 2013 |
BY THE TIME he's ready to play Saturday night, Michael Keir might be exhausted from shaking his head back and forth. Keir, a 6-2, 215-pound quarterback from Roman Catholic High, remains bothered and bewildered, even disgusted, by the fact only 28 players will represent Non-Public vs. Public - the roster limit is 50 per team - in the 39th annual City All-Star Football Classic, set for 7 o'clock at Northeast High. "Twenty-eight? That might be generous," Keir said yesterday. "Since they counted up that many, I'd bet we've lost a few more.
May 16, 2013 |
Like most teenage girls, 17-year-old Madelyn Rosario is enamored with this spring's prom dresses. She loves the trendy princess gowns and body-skimming mermaid frocks made popular on this year's red carpets by the super-slim Miley Cyruses and Taylor Swifts. But at 5-foot-3 and 170 pounds, Rosario is a confident, well-dressed teen - who is a solid size 14. In the discriminating world of fashion, that qualifies her as plus-size. "Up until now, this is the biggest night of my life," said the Pennsauken High School junior.
May 3, 2013
DON'T TELL HER I said this, but I'm happy that my daughter isn't overexcited about her senior prom. "I'm going, but only because I don't want to look back years from now and think I've missed out on something," Olivia said as she discussed her budget for this rite of passage for which many students and parents spend way too much money. My daughter isn't fawning over dresses. She's still looking and rejecting pricy frocks. She grumbled about the price of the prom - $90 a ticket.
May 1, 2013
Gay marriage at hand in R.I. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for a final - and largely procedural - vote. The outcome of Thursday's House vote is not in doubt, as the House overwhelmingly passed an earlier version of the bill in January. Gov. Lincoln Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law. - AP Nuke shutdown proving costly LOS ANGELES - Costs tied to the idling of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant have climbed to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can't get one reactor running later this year.