February 11, 2014 |
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, local celeb boxing promoter Damon Feldman announced via Twitter that he was canceling his proposed fight between George Zimmerman , who was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year, and over-the-hill rapper DMX . But by yesterday, Feldman told me that the fight may resume, and that there's a 50-50 chance he will be a part of it. "I'm not saying whether...
November 8, 2012 |
Unless you're familiar with the Miami Dolphins of the early 1970s, you might not know why Plymouth Whitemarsh's Terry Brown and Corey Kelly are referred to as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. " For being one of the NFL's top rushing tandems and having contrasting running styles, Jim Kiick and Larry Csonka were nicknamed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" after the popular movie starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. As Kiick (Butch) and Csonka (Sundance) were for a 17-0 squad in 1972, Brown and Kelly are a productive one-two rushing punch for the 9-1 Colonials.
October 14, 2011 |
"BLACKTHORN" IS a sequel of sorts of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," but it's not a good time at the movies, like the original. "Blackthorn" takes the buddy movie outlaw mythology and glamour of the Newman-Redford classic and guts it like a fish. In its place is a bleak, violent, revisionist neo-"western" (shot in Bolivia), where an aged and fugitive Butch (Sam Shepard), now old and alone, thinks of making one last trip to the States. Wait . . . didn't Cassidy die at the hands of the Bolivian army?
October 27, 2009 |
The brother of the Sundance Kid was buried here. So were a Civil War soldier and the widow of a man who died on the Titanic. On Sunday night, at Union Cemetery at Zion Lutheran Church in Flourtown, they all came to life in a reenactment that also featured spooky tales about the site. "We've had many strange experiences here," the Rev. Marcia Thompson, the church's pastor, told the gathering of about 30 people at the annual Cemetery Tour. She went on to describe an organ playing mysteriously, chairs being overturned, and preschoolers seeing the ghost of Alfred Sheets Jr. - or, as they call him, "Freddie" - who died in 1832 at age 1 and was buried in the cemetery.
October 2, 2009 |
There are Hollywood legends. Then there's Paul Newman. With more than 80 film and TV roles to his credit, Newman, who died in September 2008 at 83, starred in some of Hollywood's most enduring productions. The consummate leading man, family man, racing man, and man's man, Newman also was a celebrated philanthropist whose Newman's Own food line supported numerous charities. The actor's career is celebrated in the new 17-disc DVD set, Paul Newman: The Tribute Collection, from Fox (www.
September 30, 2008
Paul Newman became a movie star by playing anti-heroes who bore little resemblance to the caring philanthropist and devoted husband that America now mourns. Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. In films such as The Hustler, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Newman played con artists and cads who used their masculine wiles to bed women and steal money. Playing an older, wiser "Fast Eddy Felson," his character in 1961's The Hustler, Newman won an Oscar in 1986 for his role in The Color of Money.
September 28, 2008 |
Paul Newman was mourned yesterday in the many worlds he touched - acting, philanthropy and auto racing. "There is a point where feelings go beyond words," said Robert Redford, who costarred with Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. "I have lost a real friend. My life - and this country - is better for his being in it. " Sally Field, who appeared with Newman is Absence of Malice said, "Sometimes God makes perfect people, and Paul Newman was one of them.
September 28, 2008 |
If you're looking for a dozen of Paul Newman's best, you'd want to start here: The Long, Hot Summer (1958) - Newman and Joanne Woodward blaze up the screen for the first time in this fiery, Southern-fried Faulkner adaptation. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - "Jump off the roof, Maggie, jump off it!" says tormented ex-football hero Newman to his restless missus Liz Taylor, in the bold but bowdlerized Metrocolor version of Tennessee Williams' dysfunctional family saga. The Hustler (1961)
September 28, 2008 |
Paul Newman, 83, the Hollywood icon with the famous blue eyes and killer grin who seduced audiences with six decades worth of rebels, rascals and moody romancers, died Friday after a battle with cancer. He died in the farmhouse in Westport, Conn., where he lived with his wife, Joanne Woodward - his costar in life and in 10 of his movies - at his side, along with other family members. Mr. Newman, who also pursued politics and race cars and his philanthropic foodstuffs company with a passion, was an actor who radiated such easygoing, wily charm that it was virtually impossible to dislike the characters he played, even when they were selfish heels, shallow pretty boys, con men, or drunks - and they often were.
June 12, 2008 |
AS HAS LONG BEEN speculated, 83-year-old Paul Newman is battling cancer, his longtime neighbor and business partner, A.E. Hotchner said yesterday. Hotchner, who partnered with Newman to start Newman's Own salad dressing company in the 1980s, said that Newman told him about the disease about 18 months ago. "It's a form of cancer and he's dealing with it," Hotchner told the Associated Press. Newman appeared to have lost weight during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race last month.