September 17, 2010 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Always willing to be reinvented, this seaside resort officially hitched its rolling chair to the retro glamour of HBO on Thursday night, playing host to a red-carpet premiere of the 1920s series, a show set - though not filmed - in Atlantic City. The Hollywood-style fuss on the Boardwalk - 14 stars of the show, including Paz de la Huerta, drinking champagne and showing a long tattooed leg, posed in front of a vintage Rolls-Royce used in the show - drew a gaggle of photographers not seen perhaps since Miss America.
August 9, 2010
Scientists have identified all sorts of attributes that women like to see in a man, but many are the sort of thing the guy was either born with or not: a prominent chin, shoulders wider than hips, a relatively deep voice. The latest research suggests something that men can do all by themselves: Put on a red shirt. In a series of experiments, women looked at photos of men and judged those in red shirts to be more attractive and sexy than those wearing other colors. Ditto for black-and-white photos of men that were framed in red, though we're guessing this tip won't prove as useful in the singles bar. The color red boosted ratings by about one point on a nine-point scale of attractiveness, scientists report in this month's Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
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.
June 10, 2010 |
Except for Gary Bettman, nobody handed the Stanley Cup to the Blackhawks. To the immense credit of the Flyers, Chicago's first championship in 49 years was hard-earned. In time, the Flyers will take solace in the quality of their effort, their tenacity, their persistence despite grim injuries and daunting deficits. They will be able to look back on this series with pride. In the moment, though, as Jonathan Toews lifted the Stanley Cup in celebration, the pain and disappointment were in direct proportion to the heart and soul invested in the Flyers' attempt to win their own franchise's first title in 35 years.
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.
January 19, 2010 |
Celebs were relatively laid back at the Golden Globes Sunday night, perhaps because they found it hard to be festive in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Most pinned yellow, blue and red ribbons - colors from the Haitian flag - on their dressed-up lapels. Still, those parading down the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles managed to shimmer with trends that are sure to become the latest in evening wear. Gowns were backless and body-skimming.
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.
October 14, 2009 |
Experiencing a booming increase in demand for tours, Rutgers University this fall opened a $7.5 million welcome center in its home base of New Brunswick, N.J., with lots of parking, space to host hundreds and state-of-the-art virtual tours. Exhibits for the new facility were designed by the same firm that worked on the National Constitution Center, the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which will open in Charlotte, N.C., in 2010. "We wanted to create a wow," said Courtney McAnuff, the university's vice president for enrollment management.
September 8, 2009 |
A new negative for Annie Leibovitz We can forgive famed lenswoman Annie Leibovitz if she thinks the world looks out of focus. Already embroiled in a legal battle over repayment of a $24 mil loan, Leibovitz now finds another smudge on her lens. Italian photog Paolo Pizzetti has filed a lawsuit claiming she helped herself to pix he had made of the Piazza San Marco in Venice and the Trevi Fountain in Rome, superimposed images of models on them, and used the edited shots for a 2009 calendar.
April 6, 2009 |
The Phillies began defense of their 2008 World Series title at 8:10 last night, when Brett Myers' 91 miles-per-hour fastball disappeared into the mitt of catcher Carlos Ruiz. The sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park delivered the first true chorus of boos of the 2009 season at 8:30, when Myers' offering to Atlanta rookie Jordan Schafer disappeared into the seats in center field. "That's part of it," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We can handle that. " Duration of World Series grace period: 20 minutes.