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April 12, 1986 | By David Walstad, Special to The Inquirer
Relaxing on the front porch of the quaint Los Olivos Grand Hotel, Ron Howard has stepped back a quarter-century in time. The star of Happy Days and American Graffiti, the hot director of the hit movies Cocoon and Gung Ho, is once again Opie Taylor, reachable c/o Mayberry R.F.D. Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors and George Lindsey spent the better part of February in this tiny wine-country town shooting tomorrow's telemovie, Return to Mayberry (Channel 3 at 9). The two-hour film is a sweetly nostalgic trip into an era when gentle rural humor was the rage on TV, as shown by the extremely popular Andy Griffith Show.
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May 27, 2011 | By GEOFF BOUCHER, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - Today's youth are the most photographed and filmed generation in history and that holds a special fascination for Ron Howard, a man who knows exactly what it's like to grow up with the cameras rolling. "Whether people know it or not, they are developing a visual style, an aesthetic, a point of view about the pictures they take," the Oscar-winning filmmaker said. "They are seeing the world in a different way. " Howard, 57, sees a poise and perspective in today's digital youth that eluded him even as a child actor on "The Andy Griffith Show" and as young star of "Happy Days" and "American Graffiti.
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August 18, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The film director Ron Howard and his frequent producer partner Brian Grazer will be shooting a documentary when the Made in America music festival takes place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, the New York Post reported. Grazer told the Post he was producing the film with hip-hop exec Steve Stoute and artist Jay-Z.   "It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective," Grazer said. "He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan. " Budweiser marketing vice president Paul Chibe will share executive producer credit with Jay-Z, according to Advertising Age. Budweiser is sponsoring the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2012 | Choose one .
Newly divorced Tom Cruise is determined to minimize the impact that his split from Katie Holmes will have on their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, reports People magazine. "He's going to try, despite all the attention, to have things be as normal as possible," Anon Source tells the mag. Cruise, who has been filming in California, visited New York on Tuesday and did normal dad-daughter things, like climbing into a helicopter for a jaunt somewhere. "It's going to be challenging," Source says.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
It's as close as you can get to a showbiz slam dunk. Get Academy Award winner Ron Howard to train his cameras on the inaugural Made in America musical festival in Philadelphia in 2012. Jay Z as impresario and headliner and a lineup of performers that is both eclectic and stacked - what could go wrong? Well, your director's eyes could be considerably larger than his mouth. That's not necessarily a liability for a filmmaker, but in this case, it makes for an incongruous and indulgent documentary.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1989 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Ron Howard remembers the precise moment when the idea for his new movie, "Parenthood," occurred to him. It happened right after "the plane ride from hell. " "I had this really long plane flight where I was surrounded by my kids. One of them threw up on me in the first 45 minutes of the flight, and I didn't have another shirt," recalls the father of four. Howard is laughing. It seems much funnier now, two years later, in the comfort of his suite at the Regency Hotel. "My twin daughters were just not even 2 yet - a terrible time to be flying with kids.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years , is being advertised with a trailer that begins with a familiar voice saying: "This is the greatest phenomenon in the century thus far. " That 1964 assessment came from a 21-year-old radio reporter at Miami's top-40 WFUN. Fifty-two years later, Philadelphians will instantly recognize the unmistakable voice of a young Larry Kane. The legendary local newsman has a significant on-screen presence in the movie due to his unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The sprawling Florida home was a place for the family - especially Corey, Ryan's look-alike confidant who moved from St. Louis to Philadelphia in 2008 to live with Ryan.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | By Larry Lewis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The widow of an Atco man killed last month in a hit-and-run accident that led to criminal charges against the wife of a Philadelphia Eagles executive has filed a lawsuit to find out what happened, her lawyer said yesterday. Seeing her husband, Robert R. Hoagland 2d, 29, struck and killed as he was preparing to change a tire has caused Maureen C. Hoagland to have nightmares, the attorney said. Joel Wayne Garber of Voorhees said he filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in Camden County Superior Court against Karen Jill Howard, 35, of Marlton, who has been charged with leaving the scene of the fatal accident.
NEWS
September 30, 1999 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Calling her actions despicable, a Camden County judge ordered the wife of a Philadelphia Eagles executive to jail yesterday for the hit-and-run accident that killed an Atco man. For leaving the scene of the accident in which 29-year-old Robert Hoagland 2d was killed, and for disposing of evidence afterward, Karen Jill Howard, 36, of Marlton, was ordered to serve almost a year in a county jail. She may apply for parole in four months. "You left Robert Hoagland on the side of the road as though he were roadkill," Superior Court Judge Louis F. Hornstine said in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the two families.
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September 5, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Ron Howard's new Beatles movie, Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years , is being advertised with a trailer that begins with a familiar voice saying: "This is the greatest phenomenon in the century thus far. " That 1964 assessment came from a 21-year-old radio reporter at Miami's top-40 WFUN. Fifty-two years later, Philadelphians will instantly recognize the unmistakable voice of a young Larry Kane. The legendary local newsman has a significant on-screen presence in the movie due to his unique, front-row seat to the Beatles' invasion of America.
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
At the beginning of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (well, after he jumps out of a cargo jet hijacked by a band of Chechen separatists), Tom Cruise finds himself in a London record shop. Yes, an old-fashioned store filled with albums recorded on vinyl, with listening booths so you can sample before you buy. Cruise's special agent Ethan Hunt asks for a John Coltrane album - the one with Thelonious Monk, and Shadow Wilson on drums. That album was released in 1961. Mission: Impossible , the TV series on which Cruise's high-flying franchise is based, debuted five years later.
SPORTS
November 24, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THREE DAYS AGO, the Daily News obtained court documents from a series of lawsuits that detailed the incredibly sad story of the off-the-field drama Ryan Howard has dealt with for the better part of the last 3 years. Howard's twin brother, Corey, sued him for $2.8 million, and his parents, Ron and Cheryl Howard, were demanding a total of $10 million to "walk away from Ryan's business affairs. " The suits were settled out of court last month. A first, interesting glimpse inside the inner workings of the Howard family, however, came almost 7 years ago in an episode of HBO's "Real Sports that debuted on Feb. 12, 2007, a few short months after Howard won National League MVP honors in his first full season with the Phillies.
SPORTS
November 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The sprawling Florida home was a place for the family - especially Corey, Ryan's look-alike confidant who moved from St. Louis to Philadelphia in 2008 to live with Ryan.
NEWS
July 18, 2014
IN THE SPIRITUAL realm, they call it karma. In the celebrity realm, they call it payback. PageSix.com reports that Jennifer O'Neill , Lady Gaga 's ex-flunky, may have scored as much as a million bucks from Simon & Schuster's Atria Books to spill the beans about her former meal ticket. Fame Monster is the name of the literary landmark being conjured by O'Neill, who toiled in Gaga Land for two years, beginning with 2009's "Born This Way" tour. O'Neill ultimately took the pop singer-freak show to court, claiming that she was owed $393,000 for 7,168 hours of overtime, plus damages.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
It's as close as you can get to a showbiz slam dunk. Get Academy Award winner Ron Howard to train his cameras on the inaugural Made in America musical festival in Philadelphia in 2012. Jay Z as impresario and headliner and a lineup of performers that is both eclectic and stacked - what could go wrong? Well, your director's eyes could be considerably larger than his mouth. That's not necessarily a liability for a filmmaker, but in this case, it makes for an incongruous and indulgent documentary.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
RON Howard's "Rush" is the director's second car-crash movie - the first being his 1977 debut, a Roger Corman cheapie called "Grand Theft Auto. " It is unfondly remembered, but it gave the actor-turned-director a foothold, and only a few years later he'd make his reputation and cement his future with the Michael Keaton comedy "Night Shift. " Lately, the director's specialized in big, glossy sometimes swollen ("Da Vinci Code") Hollywood spectacles, and you can feel him in "Rush" trying to burn a little good-old-days rubber.
NEWS
September 2, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ron Howard will be working all weekend to capture the chaos on the Parkway. The Oscar-winning director has seven crews on-site shooting footage for a film of the festival to be released in 2013. Eight, if you count the back-up camera he's lugging around. "I'm actually shooting. That's the potluck camera," he says, laughing heartily on the phone Friday night. At the press conference this week announcing the venture, Howard declared, "This will not be a concert film. " But, as he explains, that statement was simply an alibi.
NEWS
August 18, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The film director Ron Howard and his frequent producer partner Brian Grazer will be shooting a documentary when the Made in America music festival takes place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, the New York Post reported. Grazer told the Post he was producing the film with hip-hop exec Steve Stoute and artist Jay-Z.   "It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective," Grazer said. "He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan. " Budweiser marketing vice president Paul Chibe will share executive producer credit with Jay-Z, according to Advertising Age. Budweiser is sponsoring the event.
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