June 15, 2013 |
How do you go from Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Firefly , and the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers to Shakespeare ? Enthusiastically, says Joss Whedon , god of all sci-fi geeks. The Bard is the greatest teacher one could have, Whedon tells USA Today. "He speaks to you very personally," says the director of the critical hit Much Ado About Nothing , which stars Amy Acker , Alexis Denisof , and Nathan Fillion . "He says take the things you understand - the stories, the tropes, the characters - and look further.
November 21, 2005 |
Ocean City's Casey Beyel embraced her coach, Trish LeFever, near midfield. The Red Raiders' fans stood in the College of New Jersey stands and yelled at the top of their lungs. And several Ocean City field hockey players pointed their index fingers to the sky. The Red Raiders were once again the top Group 3 team in New Jersey. Ocean City defeated Ridge, 2-1, in yesterday's NJSIAA Group 3 state title game. With the win, the Red Raiders improved to 21-1-1 en route to winning their sixth overall state title and first since 2002.
March 15, 2005 |
World-famous savior Bono is getting all sartorial on us. The U2 front man, renowned for his work on poverty relief in the Third World, is partnering with his wife, Ali Hewson, to launch Edun (that's nude backwards) - a fashion line of casual wear, including jeans, T-shirts, chiffon (can you ever have enough chiffon?) dresses and shrunken blazers. But the clothes aren't just to make you look good. They'll make you feel good by introducing you to "conscious consumerism," or do-good buying.
July 3, 2003 |
There's further trouble in Cuomolot. A day after a lawyer for former U.S. housing secretary Andrew Cuomo accused wife Kerry Kennedy Cuomo of "betrayal," a close friend of Cuomo's tells the New York Daily News that Robert F. Kennedy's daughter had an affair with "a married man Andrew considered one of his closest friends. " The two couples frequently traveled together. Cuomo, a former New York gubernatorial candidate, discovered the relationship by walking in on a tryst, yet tried to save the marriage, said the source, who would not be quoted by name.
February 5, 2001 |
Veteran British rocker Rod Stewart feared he had lost his famous rasping voice forever after a cancerous lump was removed from his throat, he has revealed in an interview. Stewart, 56, told Britain's Sun tabloid that he was unable to sing for nine months after having the lump removed in Los Angeles last April. Stewart also revealed that he had no intentions of marrying again. "Another would be pushing the old financials, especially if it all went wrong again," said Stewart, who is dating 29-year-old photographer Penny Lancaster.
May 24, 1999 |
QUOTE "Debbie Reynolds was indeed the girl next door, if you lived next door to a self-centered, totally driven, insecure, untruthful phony. " - EDDIE FISHER in his forthcoming memoir, "Been There, Done That. " It's springtime, love is in the air, hormones are raging - and a lot of famous folk are playing a serious game of spin the bottle. At least, that's the best explanation we can come up with to explain the latest spate of (allegedly) non-refundable tickets to Splitsville.
February 9, 1999 |
Rod Stewart is hoping for a reconciliation with his wife of eight years, Rachel Hunter. But "it's all too early to tell. I'm not holding my breath. I'm moving on with my life, and she is moving on with hers. We'll see what happens. " The couple separated in last month, but the 54-year-old rocker said in yesterday's USA Today: "There is no animosity. There are no bad feelings. There is definitely no third party. We just needed a bit of space from each other. And her, especially, from me. She's lived under my wing for the last 10 years.
January 11, 1999 |
Kate Mulgrew, star of UPN's "Star Trek: Voyager," star must have been channeling brainwaves from another network Friday night when she told a group of reporters she wanted to bail out of her series contract. Mulgrew, who stars as Capt. Kathryn Janeway on the troubled network's most successful series, told writers gathered at a Pasadena, Calif., promotional party that she was tired of 80-hour work weeks. She told them she wants to devote more time to her teen children, and to her fiance Tim Hagan, a county commissioner in Cleveland.
November 10, 1993 |
We should expect more from Rod Stewart. And his adulatory audience deserves more than the self-obsessed show the 48-year-old Scot put on at the Spectrum Monday night. Early in his career, Stewart had the makings of one of the world's most affecting balladeers. With a little effort, he might have become the rock equivalent of Tony Bennett - a raspy song stylist with a gift for turning a song into a emotionally resonant event. Stewart displayed a few glimmers of that promise on Monday, the first of two nights in South Philadelphia.
September 30, 1993 |
QUOTE "Every film shouldn't have to be about some urban, hip-hop drug thing. This is not the only African-American experience. It's getting ridiculous. That's the only kind of movie Hollywood wants to make. " - Spike Lee 'BRENDA' SNAGS A BODY BEAUTIFUL This is going to give the "I Hate Brenda" newsletter enough material for 10 issues. Bad Girl Shannen Doherty has indeed married Ashley Hamilton, the incredibly good-looking 18-year-old son of the perpetually tanned George Hamilton and Alana Hamilton Stewart, who once was the wife of Rod Stewart, but then he married the incredibly good-looking 21-year-old Rachel Hunter.