April 11, 2012 |
Question: I'm a single guy who has harbored feelings for one of my best friends for a number of years. I've never said anything to her since I don't want to put her in the position of having to reject me, and I know in my head it wouldn't work out due to a number of lifestyle and religious hurdles. She has begun seeing someone. How can I take a break from our friendship without ruining it? ?Answer:Best to lie low for a bit without explaining, since you want to maintain the friendship but you also don't care to play audience to her romance.
September 2, 2005 |
Yvan Attal's first film as a director, 2001's My Wife Is an Actress, was an altogether charming autobiographical comedy about dual-career couples, jealousy, fame, and the daunting prospect of long-term commitment. Happily Ever After, which likewise stars Attal and his real-life wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, can be seen as a sort of sequel: The marrieds (he's a car salesman instead of a sports journalist, she's a real estate agent and not a famous thespian) live in comfortable chaos, with a cute kid, conflicting schedules, and not much passion in the bedroom.
February 1, 1996 |
Just a few years ago, Jessica Hecht wouldn't have expected to be on one TV series, let alone back-to-back ratings hits. But, in an era where actors cross-pollinate each other's shows with an ease that would make honeybees jealous, Hecht finds herself playing both Susan on Friends and Janeane on The Single Guy. Until recently, Hecht, 30, was a New York stage actress who performed experimental theater before black-turtleneck-clad audiences....
May 6, 1997 |
"Now I know what Bill meant when he told Larry that sometimes even a blind dog finds water. " - Hillary Rodham Clinton, on meeting Larry King's girlfriend, Shawn Southwick Actor Carroll O'Connor lost a battle yesterday in his long, sad war to avenge his son's suicide: A Los Angeles judge threw out the wrongful death suit he'd brought against Harry Perzigian, who O'Connor says is responsible for the tragedy. O'Connor has long claimed that Hugh O'Connor, 32, was under the influence of drugs provided by Perzigian when he shot himself to death on March 28, 1995.
November 26, 2003
READING Bill Conlin's diatribe about "Joe Must Go" (Oct. 30), due to his recent losing record, methinks Mr. Conlin has gotten a bit too much of Florida sun. He lives in South Florida now, doesn't he? The whole Sunshine State is football addled. Winning is everything, studies are treated as an afterthought, football teams may as well be pro teams bearing the school colors. A player can go a whole year without attending class, and the state legislature can step in and influence football matters.
January 3, 1996 |
With "Friends" like these, who needs a scriptwriter? In the last few months, sitcoms mirroring the basic setup of NBC's megahit have popped up. The result are new helpings of those smart-looking, sharp-shooting young adults who comfort one another in their dealings with life, love and the pursuit of the perfect haircut. We've had to stomach "Can't Hurry Love," "The Crew," "The Single Guy," "Partners," "First Time Out" and "The Drew Carey Show" as they've tried the "Friends" formula with varying degrees of success.
April 12, 2013 |
Nick Grossmann, arguably the Flyers' top defenseman, probably will miss the remainder of the regular season because of concussion issues, general manager Paul Holmgren said after Wednesday's optional practice in Voorhees. Earlier in the day, Holmgren was hopeful that Grossmann might return Saturday in Buffalo. But that changed after Grossmann visited a specialist in Pittsburgh and the GM received a report. "He has vestibular issues," Holmgren said, which means that Grossmann is having problems with his balance.
March 2, 2005 |
The St. Joseph's Hawks stepped into a cauldron of emotion last night. The Smith Center, a tight gym whose fans are so close to the floor opposing players can almost feel them breathing down their necks, was loud and packed to see George Washington establish its superiority in the Atlantic Ten Conference against its primary challenger in the Colonials' final home game of the season. Yet it was St. Joseph's that seemed oblivious to the din and made a serious argument that it is boss of the conference, knocking off GW, 71-56, in a game that was played at a high level.
September 21, 1995 |
FRIENDS. Channel 10, 8 tonight. Jennifer Aniston has a message for the technophobes of America: Learn to work your VCR. When the second-season premiere of "Friends" runs in its new time slot at 8 tonight, the telegenic klatch of single New Yorkers will face their first big test since becoming TV's dimpled darlings. "We're moving to a new time, and anything can happen," Aniston said. "There's nothing we can do. Hopefully, if you have an audience that's faithful and loves you, then they'll come and see you. A lot of people have said that they're not home at 8 o'clock.
February 8, 2011
TRAFFIC LIGHT. 9:30 tonight, Channel 29. MR. SUNSHINE. 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 6. I HAVEN'T WATCHED CBS' "Rules of Engagement" much over the years, but lately it feels as if other networks are going to keep making it until I do. Just as there was a time, post-"Seinfeld," when TV inundated us with sitcoms about single people hanging out together until NBC finally struck gold again with "Friends" - triggering another round of imitators -...