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February 25, 2012 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 . . . ?"
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
September 27, 1986 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
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!
BUSINESS
February 26, 2012 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 13, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
   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?
NEWS
January 9, 2008 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
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.
SPORTS
April 18, 2001 | by Phil Jasner Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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NEWS
December 29, 2015
ATLANTA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone yesterday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social-media sites said it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in one calendar year. The passenger earning the distinction is Larry Kendrick of Gulfport, Miss., who will receive a Nissan Altima, two Delta round-trip tickets and a $500 gift card.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
For fashionistas like socialite Olivia Palermo, actress Teyonah Parris, and even little ol' me, a Jeffrey Levinson handbag is a vibrant-hued beaut that holds lipstick, keys, an iPhone 6, and still fits in the palm of your hand. But the eponymously named red-carpet-worthy jewel also is a sculpted piece of aerodynamic art. Levinson - who lives in Wynnewood and honed his design knowledge in the luxury-automobile industry - fashions the clutches from two aerospace-grade, hand-cut aluminum shells snugly held together with a specially designed frame.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter never wanted to star in a movie - even after he had agreed to do so. But a friend of his working on The North Star , the story of two escaped slaves who make their way to Bucks County, was persistent, and Trotter found himself in front of the camera. The North Star premieres Thursday at the Kimmel Center before opening at the County Theater,  Penn Cinema, and Newtown Theater  on Friday for its first regular run. Director Thomas K. Phillips, a Bucks native, also is launching an educational component to the film.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thirteen films will be screened at the Kimmel Center the week leading up to Pope Francis' visit - the latest in a huge lineup of cultural offerings throughout Philadelphia announced for late September. The World Meeting of Families Film Festival will run Sept. 22-25, featuring films about Philadelphia and the Catholic Church, as well as classic movie offerings for families. The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is curating the event, which will be ticketed ($10 for adults, $5 for children)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
In a tiered strapless gown by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Amal Clooney was the most elegantly dressed celebrity Monday evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala. On the other hand, Vogue editor Anna Wintour - the grand dame of the annual, star-studded fund-raiser - caused the most pain. (Had there ever been any doubt, we are now crystal clear that there is such a thing as too much floral.) But know this: Wintour may have had a surprisingly unfortunate sartorial misstep, but she continues to be the event's winner.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
The guests of honor at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children "prom" hit the red carpet on Saturday well after the paparazzi - staff, family members, and a few professional photographers - had staked out key vantage points along the red velvet ropes. Finally, 55 children with cancer strode out or rolled in as their names were announced one by one. The girls wore frilly, shiny dresses. Most of the boys were in black suits. Little Liam, who had just turned 1, went first, in his father's arms.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* THE ROYALS. 10 p.m. Sunday, E!   IT'S NOT so good to be king in "The Royals," a silly but potentially addictive soap from "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn that premieres Sunday on E! Yes, E! Because what could be more perfect for the network of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Fashion Police" than a "Hamlet"-tinged series about a conveniently fictional royal family with a queen named Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) who's as obsessed by fashion as her drugged-out princess of a daughter, Eleanor (Alexandra Park)
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2015 | By Jacqueline Bigar, For The Inquirer
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (*****) You are certainly feeling your Wheaties and are full of energy. The moon highlights you and only you. It's as though a beautiful compelling aura surrounds you. How long do you feel you are going to fly solo this weekend? Maybe an hour? The magic ends at midnight Sunday. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (*****) You might have extremely sensual and fun thoughts, but it appears you have become nonverbal. Still, someone is picking up your message. If you need concrete interactions, Sunday is your day. For those who can work with subtle cues, this complete weekend holds magic.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2015
YES, TERRI Matthews looked fierce in that K. Nicole mermaid gown at last night's red gala kickoff for Philly Small Business Fashion Week. But don't let the pretty fool ya. Since landing here less than two years ago, Matthews has become one of Philly's biggest "It" girls, catching the attention of producers of not one but two local reality TV shows and also being named one of XIX's Most Fashionable Women in Philadelphia. Admirers have been known to flock to local stores seeking the exact same eyeglass frames she got from Omega Optical, or the Bond No. 9 signature fragrance she purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue.
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