February 25, 2012 |
I'm checking the mail every day, waiting for a gorgeous ivory envelope of considerable heft to fall out of the mailbox. And there, in perfect script, will be my invitation to the Academy Awards. I deserve it. As someone who papered her childhood room with pictures of movie stars, and who more recently has plunked down unconscionable admission prices to see movies of questionable merit, I think it's payback time. So I stand ready to take my seat at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.
August 19, 2011
SPECIAL THE OSCARS. The Grammys. The Emmys. The VMAs. The Geek Awards? You're reading right. Local geeks - as in nerds, dweebs, dorks and brainiacs - walk the red carpet and take home engraved plaques tonight at the first Philly Geek Awards. The sold-out event takes place, not surprisingly, at the Academy of Natural Sciences. It was dreamed up by the guys behind Geekadelphia, a local blog for - you guessed it - geeks. Blog co-founder Eric Smith noticed his fellow, um, technophiles getting cred nationally for their tweets, podcasts, viral videos, science festivals, etc., and asked himself, "Why was no one honoring our local comic artists, video-game developers, Web designers . . . ?"
February 1, 2012
Gowns in sparkling nudes and vibrant shades were the major red-carpet trends Saturday evening at the 155th Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball. Off-the-shoulder gowns seemed just as popular as strapless ones. And A-line silhouettes were preferred to ball gowns. In fact, Philadelphia's doyennes stepped up the glamour quotient to such heights that some of the dresses were dead ringers for gowns worn by celebrities on red carpets past. For example, first lady Lisa Nutter was particularly radiant sailing up the Academy of Music steps in a deep purple Nicole Miller gown.
September 27, 1986 |
The police escort swept into little Marston Street in North Philadelphia, bringing the limousines carrying Philadelphia's distinguished, esteemed and famished guests. It was almost 4 p.m. and the representatives of Philadelphia's new "sister city," Douala, in the West African nation of Cameroon, had been on the go since 9 a.m. They were tired and hungry. Mostly hungry. They were in the middle of a tightly scheduled, event-filled, three-day visit, during which it might have seemed to them that the city had not only rolled out the red carpet but also was using it to flail them.
February 26, 2013 |
WAS IT JUST us or was the Oscars red carpet a little dull this year? Nobody brought the crazy. Instead, we got a parade of underfed actresses in very light colors ( Jessica Chastain , Charlize Theron , Anne Hathaway , Jennifer Lawrence , Amy Adams , etc.). Or if they weren't in light colors, they seemed to be in armor ( Halle Berry , Naomi Watts , Stacy Keibler ). The men? One boring tuxedo after another. The Oscar red-carpet pre-shows are such a big part of the festivities now that the performers are getting a little cautious - as if Joan Rivers and E!
July 13, 2010 |
Philly's first red-carpet movie premiere in some time will bring a gaggle of singing and dancing teens to the Prince Music Theater in Center City at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Standing Ovation , a feel-good flick about kids entering a music-video contest, opens Friday in 1,100 theaters nationwide. It was shot at the Shore last year. "The idea about making a movie for kids with kids is just fantastic," said James Brolin , an executive producer drafted by friend Stewart Raffill , whose wife, Diane Kirman , and local surgeon William Lewis got the project going.
February 26, 2012 |
As the Hollywood glitterati gather Sunday night in Tinseltown to honor the movie industry's best, L. Di Caprio will be among those walking the red carpet. In Malvern. No, not the hunky actor - he doesn't spell his name with a space before the "C. " Starring at Malvern's Oscar Night festivities will be one Lisa Di Caprio and her business partner, Darci Henry. Owners of Kiss and Makeup cosmetics boutique on King Street, the pair have organized a black-tie Academy Awards bash with help from nearby Restaurant Alba.
February 27, 2013 |
Can someone please tell me what happened to E! Entertainment's red-carpet coverage Sunday night? Not only was Ryan Seacrest's hair too high, he all but disappeared during the last 45 minutes of red-carpet time. We were left with a photo montage of celebrities with much information missing, like who designed their dresses. Poor purple-haired Kelly Osbourne, diva has-been Kimora Lee Simmons, and the likable Giuliana Rancic were left filling the dead air with not much to go on. Maybe Seacrest got in trouble?
January 9, 2008 |
For several years now, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards have served as the link between the fashion and beauty industry and the rest of us. Remember Angelina Jolie's sleek white Dolce & Gabbana pantsuit? Jennifer Lopez's barely there green Versace gown? America Ferrera's cute and classy Brian Reyes debut? Now that Sunday's ceremony is a news conference and the fate of the 2008 Academy Awards, slated for Feb. 24, is in limbo, that connection has been temporarily severed.
April 18, 2001 |
Jalen Rose steadfastly says he didn't hear what Allen Iverson said he heard Jan. 28 in Conseco Fieldhouse. Iverson, the 76ers' star and a leading candidate to become the NBA's Most Valuable Player, said he heard racist comments from the fans that night. The issue became a cause celebre when Iverson vented about it a couple of nights later in Toronto, causing Pacers management to conduct an investigation and league authorities to have security people make four visits to the arena.