January 18, 2016
ISSUE | REFUGEES Compassion, not pain A humanitarian crisis in Central America has driven hundreds of thousands of refugees - including more than 115,000 unaccompanied children - to the United States since 2014. In the last quarter of last year, more than 10,000 Central American children crossed into this country. This situation demands compassionate and sensible approaches. Instead, inhumane federal deportation practices are tearing apart these refugees' communities ("Deportation controversy," Jan. 10)
January 12, 2016
His famous alter-ego has a statue in Philadelphia and now Sylvester Stallone has a Golden Globe for playing an aging Rocky Balboa. The 69-year-old actor received a standing ovation Sunday as he accepted a supporting actor award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his performance in the Philadelphia-filmed Creed , 39 years after last being nominated (and not winning) for the original Rocky . "I'd like to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had," said Stallone, in what was probably the best unbleeped line of the night.
January 12, 2016 |
It seems the fashion universe is ruled by the most considerate of goddesses, and it was she who declared pockets were a must-have on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. Ivory - as opposed to last year's blinding optic white - was among the evening's most popular hues. And blush - or rose quartz, Pantone's color of the year - was at least the runner-up shade. Frocks that weren't a matte pastel sparkled with a flurry of jewel-toned sequins. Sleeves were key. Deep Vs were essential, and capes amped up the night's drama.
October 29, 2015 |
For those who feel the warmth for Bradley Cooper , it's now official: He is so hot, he actually caught on fire. His latest film, in which he plays a chef (and which opens Friday), is called "Burnt," and, it seems, he was. In fact, both he and co-star Sienna Miller needed medical attention on the as-real-as-a-real-kitchen set. "There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie," Cooper said. "Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure. It's hot and dangerous, and you better keep up. There's a lot of burning.
October 17, 2013 |
UPPER DARBY'S Tina Fey and somewhere-outside-of-our-region's Amy Poehler have signed on as hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years. NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment yesterday, as Ricky Gervais sighed with relief. Next year's Golden Globes will be held in Beverly Hills on Jan. 12. Allen Shapiro , CEO of Dick Clark Productions, said the longtime BFFs and former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues have "a truly unique chemistry, making them one of the most talented and captivating pairings of all time.
January 15, 2013
A COMING-OUT (of sorts) for one of Hollywood's most beloved figures. An appearance by the 42nd president of the United States to introduce a movie about the 16th. And some good-natured goofing around by Upper Darby's Tina Fey and her former "Saturday Night Live" partner-in-crime Amy Poehler. And a considerable amount of bleeping by NBC. Does anyone even care who brought home the hardware at the 70th annual Golden Globes Sunday night? Lena Dunham might. The 26-year-old Dunham, whose HBO comedy, "Girls," began its second season Sunday night, won for TV comedy or musical and for acting, and delivered a couple of breathless speeches, one of which included thanking her fellow nominees in a way that couldn't help but make them feel past their sell-by date.
September 20, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; musical guest Frank Turner. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Nathan Lane; Ryan Hunter-Reay; the Killers perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Viola Davis; Paul Wesley; Bonnie Raitt performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Nikki Reed; author Mitch Albom.
January 21, 2012 |
The most thankless task in show business - besides being Chelsea Handler's sidekick - has to be hosting an awards show. You simply cannot win. Ask Ricky Gervais. Last year he was widely reviled for being too mean, too insulting on the Golden Globes. This year he was pilloried for being too bland. How are you supposed to take direction from that? Whatever you're doing, we don't like it. It's like having Goldilocks as a porridge- taster. Good luck getting that temperature just right.