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.
September 6, 2014 |
Joan Rivers was legendary when it came to the caustic celebrity put-down: "I can't wait for Britney Spears to lose her job so she can serve me coffee at 7-Eleven. " No one out there admitted to as many cosmetic procedures: "I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware," she once joked. And sales of her eponymous collection of jewelry, apparel and cosmetics, selling for 24 years on West Chester-based QVC, reached a total of more than $1 billion this year.
October 23, 2013 |
ALEXANDER PAYNE wants you to tell him what to make for his next movie. Yes, you. At least that's what the Oscar-winning writer-director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways" said while walking the red carpet for the Philadelphia Film Festival's premiere of "Nebraska" last night at the Prince Music Theater. ("Nebraska" hits theaters Nov. 22.) "Nebraska" captures the spirit of the region it's named for, so I asked him what kind of movie "Pennsylvania" would be. "I don't know the area well enough, but if you or your readers have any stories, I'd love to hear about them," he told me. Yeah, right.
February 26, 2013
The Oscar red carpet was awash with sparkling nudes. And that, my fashion friends, was a blah way to end an awards season popping with color. But even though starlets erred on the side of blah this year, the fashions were impeccably classy, and a few even electrified. The carpet popped with the latest runway trends, from Charlize Theron's snow-white peplum gown to Naomi Watts' asymmetrical swirling neckline. Talk about a blaze of sequins. Among our favorite looks was Amy Adams' feathered Oscar de la Renta, Kerry Washington's crystal-bodiced Miu Miu, and Jennifer Lawrence's Dior Haute Couture.
March 10, 2004 |
Tonight, a town more accustomed to smokestacks than spotlights, more used to wrestling mats than red carpets, will get a rare chance to see itself on the big screen. Paulsboro residents will be among the first to see director Kevin Smith's long-anticipated film, Jersey Girl, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler and the borough itself. The $35 million Miramax film, the story of a single father's relationship with his daughter, was shot partially here and in Philadelphia during the summer of 2002.
January 7, 2010 |
The fabrics Katie Ermilio used in her spring 2010 collection are so soft the pieces appear limp on a rack of hangers in the family's Haverford showroom. But don't let the languid pieces fool you. She shows the same meticulous attention to detail as her dad, Bob, an internationally renowned fixture in the world of equestrian tailoring. For example, a tomato red, silk-faille Katie Ermilio pencil skirt features a 7-inch, ruffled hem. The matching top is equally exquisite with a seductive open back Ermilio trimmed with the wavy ruffle.
May 16, 1991 |
Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent has often said that the best thing about his job is never having to sit behind anyone at the ballpark. Last night at Memorial Stadium, he got the back row in his assigned skybox and had to wave his hand more than twice to get the waitress to bring him a drink. When sharing a box with a queen, a prince, a president, a first lady and other assorted dignitaries, it's hard to get the big-dog treatment. And, as Vincent put it before the game, "you kinda know when to fade into the background.
April 11, 1997 |
The Phillies expect somewhere between 34,000 and 40,000 to drop by Veterans Stadium this afternoon for their 1997 home opener. But since the Phillies already have played nine games, and lost six of them, nobody's quite sure what to expect after that. Will the fans be in a conciliatory mood, happy to welcome a new season, new manager Terry Francona and 10 new players? Or was the honeymoon already spent, squandered by a passive offense before the team charter settled onto the runway at Philadelphia International Airport for the first time this season?
March 5, 2010 |
Hooray for Philly-wood! It's time to celebrate the Oscars, Philadelphia-style. Choose your red carpet and be glam as cinema's premier awards showcase arrives this weekend. Though the TV show will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday on 6ABC, there are live celebrations starting tonight and events planned through late Sunday. If you'd like to do it all at home with friends, you can also offer a red-carpet, tearful-speech spectacular. Here are some options for local Oscar celebrations: Homegrown highlights The Haverford Township Free Library will have an Oscar Night from 6 to 10 tonight, with its own red carpet and potluck feed.
September 16, 1993 |
The gawkers and the talkers showed up an hour before show time, attracted by the ranging searchlights, and one another. Tuesday night was a triumphant homecoming of sorts. It has been 10 years since Bette Midler played New York, and - with an unprecedented 30-show Radio City Music Hall engagement that has broken box-office records - her fans are more than ready to take her back. A red carpet led up to the theater's entrance, and red-velvet ropes corralled television crews from New York stations, HBO and Entertainment Tonight.