August 22, 2015 |
We felt a great a disturbance in the Force recently - as if thousands of geek voices cried out in anguish and refused to be silent. Yes, the news that in order to attend a Star Wars event at the Please Touch Museum, you have to be accompanied by someone of a certain age and not much taller than R2-D2 - i.e., a child - hit the solo adult fans hard and caused a Death Star-size social-media backlash. To those without a small fry to accompany them, we say, Jedi-like: This is not the Star Wars event you're looking for. You don't need to attend - you have any number of Comic Cons and Wizard Worlds of your own. Move along.
August 20, 2015 |
Tattle comics correspondent Jerome Maida attended the all-things-Disney convention in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend. Here's more of what he learned: * Although quite a few stars who took part in D23 did so via video, Emma Watson easily got the biggest reaction for someone who wasn't actually there. Watson will bring Belle to life in a live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast," which is expected to be faithful to the 1991 animated classic, down to the first shots of Watson in Belle's iconic yellow dress.
August 19, 2015 |
TATTLE HAS NO idea what Ben Affleck did or didn't do with his family's former nanny, Christine Ouzounian, but we do know that all that early talk about Christine being a family girl who loved being a nanny and would never be a homewrecker or seek out celebrity was a lot of nonsense. Ouzounian is a fame whore. We're not so old-fashioned as to say that when a woman allegedly has an affair with a married man (or vice-versa), she must wear a scarlet letter, but how about laying low for a few . . . seconds ?
June 3, 2015 |
Bruce Jenner will appear on the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue, along with a piece by former Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News writer Buzz Bissinger. The headline reads, "Call me Caitlyn," officially announcing Jenner's new name for the first time. The issue, featuring a cover with Jenner in a cream bathing suit, will hit newsstands next Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Jenner, 65, created a new Twitter account, @Cailtyn_Jenner, and tweeted, "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.
May 30, 2015 |
May the force be with you at the Franklin Institute's Star Wars Day. Show your Star Wars swagger and come dressed as your favorite movie character, see a huge Lego version of the Millennium Falcon space craft, and meet members of the Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming organization. They will be dressed in galactic fashion, and families can take selfies with their favorite hero or villain from the film series. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. Admission: $19.95, $15.95 ages 3 to 11, free for members.
May 18, 2015 |
If legendary snoozer Rip Van Winkle went to sleep in the spring of 1982 and woke up today, his beard might have stretched a hundred nasty, matted yards, but he'd probably think he had taken only a power nap: Mad Max is going post-apocalyptic in movie theaters. Poltergeist is poised to scare up business at the box office. And Jerry Brown is governor of California. OK, the new Mad Max is called Fury Road , not Road Warrior , and Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star, not Mel Gibson.
May 7, 2015 |
A $5 million class-action lawsuit was filed in a Nevada federal court against Pacquiao and his fight promoters for consumer fraud, TMZ Sports reported. The suit claims that the Pac-Man did a number on fans, pay-per-view customers and gamblers by not disclosing the shoulder injury before Saturday's match against Floyd Mayweather . Mayweather won the bout in a unanimous decision. Pacquiao suffered the injury during an April 4 sparring session, the Los Angeles Times said.
April 22, 2015 |
Travolta: Scientology good Hollywood legend John Travolta isn't happy with the critique of Scientology made in the HBO docu Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief . The religion has been nothing but positive in his life, says the Saturday Night Fever star. "Forty years for me, I've been part - and I've loved every minute of it, and my family has done so well with it," Travolta, 61, said Monday on Good Morning America . "It's a beautiful thing for me and I've saved lives with it," he said.
December 31, 2014 |
H ARRY STYLES may make One Direction fans swoon, but, according to Mike Walker , of the National Enquirer , Harry's set on portraying another singer who made women hyperventilate. Frank Sinatra . Seems Harry is a huge fan of Ol' Blue Eyes. "Harry's idolized Frank Sinatra for years!" said an anonymous source. "He endlessly practices his signature singing and his style . . . he's got Frank's swagger down to a tee! It's scary, 'cause when Harry looks at you with his dreamy light eyes, you'd swear he was channeling Ol' Blue Eyes himself!"
November 29, 2014 |
Get ready to boogie this weekend when the Hip Hop Fundamentals dance troupe performs and instructs at the Please Touch Museum. Learn about the history of hip-hop while dancing and grooving. You'll also learn about dance styles including break dancing. The troupe uses hip-hop as a vehicle to teach academics and break dancing to inspire positive change in youth. Hip Hop Fundamentals, noon and 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.