April 27, 2016 |
BACK WHEN Tattle was a boy, people kept their opinions to themselves. Then sportstalk radio let every fan with a transistor and a rotary phone have a forum to boorishly mouth off. Then political call-in radio replaced the oratory of Lincoln with the bloviating of . . . pick anyone. This development meshed with online comments sections, which allowed trolls who couldn't write a whole letter to their newspaper to spew venom before the minimalist ideas rattling around in their brains even had time to gestate.
October 30, 2015 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat. Craig LaBan: Is anyone else bummed over the bad words about bacon, corned beef, hot dogs, and other processed meats issued by the World Health Organization, which on Tuesday warned that eating them regularly can seriously increase your risk of colon and stomach cancer? OK . . . it's not exactly a news flash that we should be moderating our intake of fatty cured meats (and red meats, too, which also got a disapproving glance from the WHO)
August 29, 2014 |
CBS3 REPORTER Elizabeth Hur called it quits on Monday. I heard she decided to leave the station to try something new, which Hur corroborated when I reached her. "Truly, the decision to leave comes from my ambition to grow and my desire to explore new challenges," Hur said, noting that the station tried to work with her until she ultimately decided to leave. Hur, who grew up in Ambler and graduated from Upper Dublin High School before matriculating at NYU, joined CBS3 in 2008.
March 10, 2014 |
The South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas, this week, is a colossal event. Last year, more than 2,200 bands played official SXSW showcases. Hundreds more performed nonsanctioned gigs ranging from taco-shop parking-lot parties to corporate-branded megastar events. In 2014, it's only getting bigger, with stars you'd think wouldn't need the exposure, such as Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, and Lady Gaga playing at events sponsored by Apple and Doritos. What are the chances of an up-and-coming act like Cheerleader, a Philadelphia power-pop band that played only their second gig in public last week at Kung Fu Necktie, gaining their share of buzz?
October 19, 2012 |
RACHAEL RAY was at the Philadelphia Zoo on Monday learning how to be a zookeeper for a day. The segment will air on "The Rachael Ray Show" on Oct. 26 (10 a.m. 6ABC). At the zoo, Ray spent time feeding Carnation milk to Zenda the lion, and also worked with the zoo's giraffes, tortoises and birds. PETA praises Linc food People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just named Lincoln Financial Field the most vegetarian-friendly NFL stadium for the third year in a row. Citizens Bank Park earned the same award for baseball stadiums for the past seven years for its vegetarian fare.
June 7, 2012 |
Rachael Ray, the Queen of Quick Meals, has dubbed herself the Queen of Burgers with her new book, The Book of Burger (Atria Books, $24.99), released Tuesday. The popular host of TV's Rachael Ray Show will be signing copies Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wegman's in King of Prussia. Described by her publisher as "the ultimate collection of more than 200 recipes for burgers, sliders, sloppies, fries and sides," it offers her own favorite recipes along with those from other chefs who have competed in her Burger Bash in South Beach.
May 31, 2012
How many times does a celeb couple need to make a PR circus show of their marriage to allay consumer doubts? Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have made a profession of it. In their latest marketing putsch, in support of Men in Black 3, the duo tell People they are counting the days to their 15th wedding anniversary in December with such joy as hasn't been seen since before Adam and Eve discovered underwear. "We make the effort to always put the family first," says Will.
January 26, 2012 |
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings - including the always popular pizza - will come with less sodium, more whole grains, and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new guidelines during a visit Wednesday with elementary students. Michelle Obama, also joined by celebrity chef Rachael Ray, said youngsters would learn better if they don't have growling stomachs at school.
September 1, 2011 |
SUDDENLY, THERE'S a new garden and mural at East Passyunk and Wharton Street in South Philly where there once was dilapidated mess. But things are still a bit of a mess. For decades - since 1947, according to lot owner Maria Olivieri - the concrete plot was a parking area and a Dumpster area for Pat's King of Steaks. (Back then, Pat's belonged to Harry and Pat Olivieri, her father and uncle.) In recent decades, the slab had become an eyesore encased in drooping chain link. Its main use?
August 31, 2011 |
PATTI LABELLE could teach Rachael Ray a thing or two about cooking. And she did. The iconic songbird appeared yesterday afternoon on the Great Philly Grill-Off on "The Rachael Ray Show," which taped outside Pat's King of Steaks, in South Philly. LaBelle told us before the taping that she was making her fried corn on the show. The diabetic singing sensation says she doesn't eat the dish herself but people will hurt themselves trying to eat too much of it once they've tried it. We asked LaBelle what was up with her musically and she teased, "So much I can't tell you yet. "Also I am Beyonce 's baby's godmother, her spiritual godmother," she told us jokingly.