September 11, 2014 |
MAYBE JANAY RICE is suffering the aftereffects of some kind of head injury from the punch she took from Ray Rice. Her Instagram rant yesterday, posted in response to public reaction to the video showing the sickening blow that knocked her out, sounded as if it were written by someone whose brain isn't processing information correctly. Janay actually blamed "the media" for the mess her then-fiance set in motion when he decked her in a Revel Casino elevator on Valentine's Day weekend.
November 27, 2012 |
'That, to me, looks like Egyptian blue," Lynn Grant said as she scrutinized a painting on mud plaster from more than 3,100 years ago. Colleague Molly Gleeson agreed, but was curious why tests showed that the paint contained iron - not a standard ingredient in the ancient blue pigment. A typical interaction for members of the conservation staff at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - with one exception. They were leaning over their microscope in full view of the public.
August 17, 2012 |
Former first teen Chelsea Clinton , 32, is all grown up. Bill and Hillary Clinton 's only child will soon be ready for kids of her own. "I always knew I was the center of my parents' lives when I was growing up," Marc Mezvinsky 's wife tells Vogue. "And I am determined that our children feel the same way. " Clinton's job as an NBC News special correspondent means she's in the public eye again. "Historically, I deliberately tried to lead a private life in the public eye," she says.
February 12, 2012 |
DALLAS - In just the last few days, she has danced with cheering schoolchildren, chatted with troops, swapped ideas with busy parents, and engaged in a friendly cooking competition with stars from Top Chef . Michelle Obama is on a national tour to promote the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. The images have been disarming, intriguing, and nonpolitical - just the type of thing her husband's reelection campaign can't get enough of. Michelle Obama's travels offer fresh evidence of what an outsize role she has assumed in the public eye and how powerful a political ally a first lady can be. She said she was "incredibly enthusiastic" about making the case for her husband's reelection.
August 12, 2011
I'M READING various suggestions to help recognize when a "flash mob" is about to organize. My suggestion would be to incorporate the Philadelphia Parking Authority, among others. I believe they have radio capabilities, correct? And as most of us know, PPA employees are all over the Center City area, ready to pounce and issue a ticket seconds after meters expire. Why can't they (whether required or just out of concern) give a heads-up to police if they believe they see a potential situation developing?
June 14, 2011
THE MEDIA follow Sarah Palin around, Stuart Caesar, because they know it won't be long before she makes herself look like a fool. Hanging out with Donald Trump? The Statue of Liberty is a "warning" of sorts from the French to not "blow democracy"? Paul Revere was also warning the British that the British were coming - he was telling them they weren't going to take the colonists' guns away? Her ego won't let her admit that she doesn't know an answer, so she just makes something up. She'd rather dig a hole, jump in and keep digging until the hole starts to fill with water than admit she flubbed one of those "gotcha" questions (that she should know the answer to, but doesn't)
April 15, 2011
Courteney Cox and David Arquette haven't been bashful about playing out their divorce in the public eye. While most stars try to cut the cord with as little media attention as possible, Cox and Arquette are blabbing all over the airwaves about their marital strife. Usually it's the wacky (or the face-slappingly irritating) Arquette who is running his mouth, but now Cox is in on the action, too. The couple, who announced their separation in January, are on the talk-show circuit supporting "Scream 4," which hits theaters today.
February 8, 2011 |
BREAKUPS CAN be hard on every couple, but imagine if thousands - perhaps millions - of people were paying attention to the details of yours. That's the kind of scrutiny Ed and Midge Rendell face in announcing their split after almost 40 years of marriage. "People can't get enough of it. It's seeing we're not the only ones who have ordinary lives," said Sharon Zarozny, founder of Northern Virginia-based Brilliant Exits, a counseling service for divorcing couples, and a blogger in the Huffington Post's divorce section.
August 26, 2010
This latest episode of PHA head Carl R. Greene shows that he needs to be shown the door. The latest allegations and settlements prove that he is not worthy of heading that agency. These alleged incidents along with his lackadaisical handling of his personal financial issues show clearly it's time to step down. This agency is supplied public funds and as such these settlements are not privileged or private information when it came to use of such funds to settle these incidents. Taxpayers are again being shortchanged to no avail as this man allegedly got away with more than meets the public eye!
May 19, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - IN the recently released trailer for "The Expendables," the action movie directed by Sylvester Stallone about a group of aging mercenaries on a rebel mission in South America, big-screen graybeards Stallone, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke (along with the more youthful Jason Statham and Randy Couture) are plotting a coup when an unexpected face suddenly materializes. Arnold Schwarzenegger, apparently taking a break from the budgetary troubles that have dogged him during his governorship, appears on screen with Willis and Stallone, utters a crisply satirical line ("Give this job to my friend here - he loves playing in the jungle," he says about the "Rambo" star)