January 19, 2011 |
YESTERDAY MORNING, at the start of "Live With Regis and Kelly," Regis Philbin told co-host Kelly Ripa and his audience that he was retiring from the show sometime near the end of the summer. Aw, Reege, couldn't you give us a little time to recover from Larry King leaving the air? "I don't want to alarm anybody," Reege said, fearing the National Enquirer would start fast-tracking his obituary, before making the announcement. "It's been a long time . . . 28 years," Regis said of his current Manhattan-based program.
September 28, 2010 |
IT WASN'T the Jews, it was the booze. As Ozzy Osbourne prepares for his first concert in Israel, the former Black Sabbath (in Israel, Black Shabbot ) front man says it was alcohol, not politics, that has kept him away. Ozzy is in Israel as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn . Today's performance will be his first in the Holy Land. "I try to stay away from politics," Ozzy said Sunday in Tel Aviv. "They don't understand me and I don't understand them.
June 2, 2015 |
SPOILER ALERT: This story includes plot points of recent episodes of Starz's "Outlander" and HBO's "Game of Thrones. " RAPE. Underreported, notoriously hard to prosecute and in some cases subject to disagreement about what the word even means, it's always been a tricky thing to talk about. And it turns out that having millions of witnesses doesn't make it any simpler. Television has long and successfully fed on stories of generic, victimized women, but as rape moves beyond the crime-of-the-week, the treatment's getting some pushback from viewers.
October 1, 2010
In Concert 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org . Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter. $20-$45. 10/3. 7 pm. 519 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd., Sewell; 856-256-8660. www.tdbankarts.com . Gordon Lightfoot. $29.50-$102. 10/7. 8 pm. 421 N. Seventh St.; 215-569-9400. www.livenation.com . The B-52s. $39.50. 10/1. 8 pm. !!! (Chk Chk Chk). $18. 10/2. 8:30 pm. Switchfoot. $22.50. 10/3. 7:30 pm. Ratatat. $22. 10/6. 8 pm. Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society.
June 6, 2014 |
* POWER. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Starz. LELA LOREN is spending her summer hanging out with crime bosses looking to go legit. Loren, who has a recurring role in Fox's "Gang Related" (9 p.m. Thursdays), also stars opposite Omari Hardwick ("Being Mary Jane") in the new Starz drama "Power," where she's playing Angela Valdes, a government lawyer and the long-lost love of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Hardwick). Ghost, who she once knew as Jamie, is a now-married drug lord who dreams of making his nightclub sideline his only business.
April 5, 2012
MAGIC CITY. 10 p.m. Friday, Starz. REMEMBER THE ducks in Tony Soprano's swimming pool? There's something floating, too, in the pool at Miami's Miramar Playa hotel on New Year's Eve 1958. It won't be flying away - at least not under its own steam - but it will become a running joke in the first hour of Starz's "Magic City. " I'm guessing, though, that it'll never be subjected to the same scrutiny as those much-analyzed ducks, any more than the naked woman and the shark swimming through the title sequence will.
January 26, 2014 |
Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) is readying his men to make the biggest score of the century. The 18th century. Return with us now to the barnacled high-water mark for piracy, when merchant ships plied the Spanish Main at their peril. Black Sails (9 p.m. Saturday on Starz) is a bawdy, bodacious, and brutal eight-episode series set on the island of New Providence (the Bahamas) in 1715. It may take you a while to figure out who's who in this big, sunburned ensemble, so allow me to give you a head start.
June 16, 2015 |
* POWER. 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz. COURTNEY Kemp Agboh did not grow up on the mean streets of anywhere. A former writer on "The Good Wife" who reminds reporters, "I'm from Connecticut, guys," Agboh once seemed an unlikely creator for "Power," a show about an up-from-the-streets drug lord named James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) whose dream is to own nightclubs. "I walked in and [Starz CEO Chris Albrecht] took a chance on an African-American, female showrunner," said Agboh in an interview during a Starz party a few months ago. "Ultimately, at the end of the day, taking a chance on 'Power' is taking a chance on me. " It's a bet that's paid off for Starz, which Friday announced it had signed Agboh to an exclusive deal to develop new shows for Starz while continuing with "Power.
August 24, 2015 |
* FEAR THE WALKING DEAD . 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. Already ordered for a second season, this "Walking Dead" prequel is set in Los Angeles and stars Kim Dickens ("Treme") and Cliff Curtis ("Whale Rider") as a couple trying to keep their imperfectly blended family together as a mysterious virus causes the world around them to begin to crumble. * TIG NOTARO: BOYISH GIRL INTERRUPTED . 10 p.m. Saturday, HBO. Notaro gets her first HBO comedy special, and, as she famously did last fall in New York, performs some of it topless.
June 6, 2014 |
Despite all its pomp and circumstance, Baz Luhrmann's 2013 movie The Great Gatsby was hardly the most innovative iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece. Unlikely as it seems, that honor may well belong to Power (9 p.m. Saturday on Starz), a contemporary crime drama that counts Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. rapper 50 Cent, as one of its executive producers. Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, the Emmy-nominated writer/producer of The Good Wife , and fueled by a powerful yet understated performance by Omari Hardwick, the series captures the spirit of Fitzgerald's novel while telling a story that's very much of our time.