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March 4, 2002
THE PERSONAL life of Sharon Reed, the Channel 10 anchor, makes Page 3 of the Daily News. Her relationships with the men she chooses to date are of no interest to me. I think it's pretty low when news reporters, radio personalities and journalists start attacking each other and dragging names in the mud. I would have rather seen Page 3 (or even Page 1) filled with news about the symposium on black concerns that was held at Sharon Baptist Church on Saturday. As a matter of fact, I didn't see any article in your paper about it. Carolyn Hernandez, Philadelphia I watched the Channel 10 news for the past week, and you can see a difference in Steve Levy.
NEWS
June 14, 1994 | by Nancy M. Reichardt, Dpecial to the Daily News
Alison Sweeney has had a crash course in troubled teen-age life courtesy of her "Days of Our Lives" alter ego, Samantha "Sami" Brady. Sami has battled bulimia, witnessed her mother having an affair, kidnapped her baby sister and, most recently, found a boyfriend who just happens to be a rapist. "Sami doesn't have anything normal happen to her," Sweeney says with a laugh. "She can't do anything without causing trouble. " But that's exactly what Sweeney had hoped for the character.
NEWS
November 28, 1989 | By Rich Bradley, Special to The Inquirer
After Cardinal Dougherty defeated Archbishop Wood way back on Nov. 11 to clinch a place in the Northern Division championship game, the team was forced to play the waiting game to see who its next opponent would be. And so the members waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally, after playing to two ties, Father Judge defeated Archbishop Ryan and earned the right to face Dougherty. And when those teams met, on Nov. 19, Judge and Dougherty did the natural thing and tied once again.
NEWS
December 28, 1992 | by David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News
"Indochine" is like a big, fat Harlequin novel. Mind you, a Harlequin novel with historical and political resonances and a sweeping vision. But a Harlequin novel, nonetheless. Like "The Lover," released earlier this year, "Indochine" takes place in French-colonized Indochina, which later became Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Like "The Lover," it also focuses on an ostensibly forbidden interracial relationship between Indochinese and French lovers. Catherine Deneuve stars as Eliane, who runs a rubber plant in Indochina at a time when the French are losing their control over the region.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1993 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
As you watch the production of Strindberg's Miss Julie that Emily Mann has adapted and directed for the McCarter Theatre, one question overrides all others. The question is why? With all of dramatic literature from which to choose, why select this 1888 soap opera, so dated in both its social attitudes and its windy dramaturgy, for production in 1993? And, if there's a satisfactory answer to that question, why cast the crucial title role with an actress who barely suggests the raging passions essential to the part?
SPORTS
April 3, 1989 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
One team has a coach who cannot lose and the other has a coach once considered a loser. Michigan has a roster overstuffed with high school All-Americas. Seton Hall's most famous performer is a skinny, sandy-haired kid whose Australian heritage has received twice the publicity of his basketball skills. Michigan is portrayed as a group of high-flying daredevils, Seton Hall a bunch of plodding executioners most comfortable with their heads under the rim. Michigan runs before it jogs.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | By Cheryl Baisden, Special to The Inquirer
Glassboro resident Carol Dickson has never been one to turn her back on a good cause - or a chance to socialize with a good-looking soap opera star. An avid soap-opera fan, Dickson is co-chairwoman of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey's Soap Opera Benefit. She hopes to locate 1,000 enthusiastic fans who will gladly pay to meet two soap stars at the April 26 fund-raiser. Days of Our Lives stars Stephen Nichols and Drake Hogestyn will entertain the audience during the four-hour benefit at the Cherry Hill Inn, Dickson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2010 | By DAINA BETH SOLOMON, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - About four hours after soap opera and contemporary art fans arrived to watch actor James Franco tape an episode of "General Hospital" at the Pacific Design Center on a recent Thursday night, many were still baffled. "Do you know what's going on?" one asked in a not-so-quiet whisper. "I'm still learning myself," answered another. Over the course of the evening, Franco found that he had a lot of explaining to do. The event was "Soap at MOCA: James Franco on 'General Hospital,' " hosted by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. New MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch collaborated with Franco to produce what they consider a performance art project, which is elaborate and complex in its layers of fantasy and reality.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2005 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It's more black market than free market in the 21st-century Czech Republic of Up and Down. A bruising, dark comedy populated by pickpockets, smugglers, skinhead soccer hooligans, and a misguided abductor of infants, director Jan Hrebejk's and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky's wry take on the social upheaval hitting Eastern Europe brings major issues - racism, classism, alienation, economic struggle, apathy and xenophobia - down to a distinctly human scale....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2002 | REGINA MEDINA Daily News wire services contributed to this report
SOMEBODY'S GOT some serious 'splaining to do. Gloria Estefan's hubby, Emilio Estefan Jr., has been accused of making threats and unwanted sexual advances by a Venezuelan soap opera actor, who is seeking a restraining order against the high-profile music producer. Who needs a Spanish-language telenovela when a real-life one is playing out in Miami? Who, we ask?!? Estefan, meanwhile, disputed the allegations Tuesday through his legal eagle and described his accuser, one Juan Carlos Diaz, as an unwanted trespasser.
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SPORTS
March 27, 2015
SOMEBODY'S LYING. The question is, does anyone really care? Does anyone care that Chip Kelly's version of how Howie Roseman lost his dream job is incongruous to the version Jeffrey Lurie put forth at the NFL owners' meetings this week? Or that the firing of Tom Gamble, which Lurie deemed "a long time coming," was something Kelly said he knew nothing of and had nothing to do with. And if the answer is no, which it seems to be to many, then the next question seems to be this: Is there a place - or need - for honesty in professional sports these days?
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the oddest and most frustrating episodes of Philadelphia's long-running governmental soap opera faded to a close Thursday. It did so absent any heroes, with a baffling plot, and its two stars shouting over one another's lines even as the curtain fell. Regardless of who ultimately is deemed at fault, the sorry debacle of the aborted sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works seems a drama fully deserving its scathing reviews and one that has done nothing to enhance the stature either of its lead actors - Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke - or the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
  JAKE TAPPER, the host of CNN's "The Lead," may be Queen Village born and bred, but his next project takes him to Pine Valley, the fictitious setting of soap opera "All My Children. " Tapper really stretches his acting muscle in a cameo in an Aug. 12 episode playing - what else? - an annoying journalist named Spencer Phillips , a faux business reporter. Alas, his plotline involves no evil twins. And he's never coma-ridden. Not even once. "All My Children" was canceled in 2011, but the show was resurrected online and is available through the Online Network via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
Bernadette Nolan, 52, a member of singing sister act the Nolans, died of cancer July 4 in London, surrounded by her family, the singer's management agency, Urban Associates, said in a statement. Universally known as Bernie, Ms. Nolan was raised in Blackpool, in northwestern England, and began performing with her family when she was a child. The Nolans had a worldwide hit in 1979 with "I'm in the Mood for Dancing," and gained large followings from Britain to Japan. Ms. Nolan left the group in 1994 to focus on an acting career that included a role on the soap opera Brookside and parts in stage musicals including Blood Brothers and Chicago.
NEWS
June 15, 2013
Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart, 94, died June 6. She had regular roles on The Young and the Restless and The Edge of Night. Her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell, told the Los Angeles Times her mother died of natural causes at home in Beverly Hills. Ms. Stuart began her career in the New York theater. She had small movie roles but was best known for her TV work, which included guest appearances on shows such as Peyton Place, NYPD Blue, and Judging Amy. She received a 1989 Emmy nomination for her role as a piano teacher in The Wonder Years.
SPORTS
January 3, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIERER STAFF WRITER
PHOENIX - It's easy to get full of yourself the day after going to Los Angeles and handling the Lakers they way the 76ers did on Tuesday. The Sixers got 26 points, 10 assists, and one turnover from Jrue Holiday as they strung together perhaps their most complete game on this Western Conference road trip to beat the struggling Lakers, 103-99, at the Staples Center. The win caught national attention mostly because Kobe Bryant called the Lakers a soap opera this season, an "old" team.
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a crime that will ripple through numerous reality shows, NFL player Chad Johnson (the receiver formerly known as Ochocinco ) was arrested over the weekend on domestic battery charges after allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozado . According to the police report, the couple, who married in July, got into a heated argument after she found a receipt in his car for condoms. Lozado had been a cast member on Basketball Wives by virtue of her long relationship with NBA player Antoine Walker . Johnson, making a comeback with the Miami Dolphins, was featured last week in the first episode of this season's Hard Knocks on HBO. In granting Johnson bail, the judge ordered that the couple have no contact, which could affect the shooting schedule for their own reality show, Ev and Ocho , due to debut on VH!
NEWS
August 12, 2012
Albert Freeman Jr., 78, the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film Malcolm X has died. Howard University in Washington confirmed his death Friday night, but details weren't immediately available. Mr. Freeman taught acting there for years and served as chairman and artistic director of its theater-arts department. "He was a brilliant professor, a renowned actor and a master director who made his mark in the classroom as well as on stage, screen and television," university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement.
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean and Daily News Staff Write
For the last two weeks, two Joes who've spent time working in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office have been at the center of the most-watched court spectacle in America: the trial of accused child sex predator Jerry Sandusky. Joseph McGettigan, who at this time last year was Philadelphia's No. 2 prosecutor behind D.A. Seth Williams, is now a state deputy attorney general in charge of prosecuting Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach. Joseph Amendola, Sandusky's defense attorney, began his career in the city D.A.'s office in the 1970s.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | By Jim Rutter, FOR THE INQUIRER
"If you could only know what it is to have lost everything … . Every hope has deserted me. " That a Russian writer penned these lines in 1895 might not surprise us. That the current U.S. president campaigned to restore hope in 2008 gives reason to seek relevance in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. Quintessence Theatre Group certainly thinks so. Since 2010, this fledgling company has dedicated itself to contemporary productions of classic works. Its innovative stagings include this season's flapper-era Venetian Twins and a riveting rendition of Plato's Apology, during which the small space at Mt. Airy's Sedgwick Theatre boomed like an ancient amphitheater.
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