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September 28, 1990 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
In The Fly, Jeff Goldblum was just that: a metamorphosed Homo sapiens imploded into fly-hood, his gangly body a battlefield of insurgent genetic coding. Ooze abounded. In The Tall Guy, Goldblum is just that: a tall guy. He is also a fish out of water - an American thespian struggling to make it in London - in a movie that strives for the same updated brand of balmy British comedy as A Fish Out of Wanda. I mean, A Fish Called Wanda. Bug-eyed and goofy, Goldblum even gets the chance to dress up in oozing prosthetics again: For his role as the Elephant Man in Elephant!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1990 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
In The Tall Guy, Jeff Goldblum is a tall guy. He bikes around London in search of employment. He's an actor. In real life, Jeff Goldblum is a tall guy. He drives around Los Angeles in search of employment. He's an actor. Goldblum - all 6-feet-4 of him - is far more successful in real life than he is in the film, an English comedy about a struggling thespian who takes abuse on stage and off. Halfway through this affable farce, his character lands the title role in Elephant!
NEWS
September 13, 1996 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Channel 3, 8:30 p.m. Nobody hates the title "Everybody Loves Raymond" more than its star, Ray Romano, who probably isn't all that excited about having his show premiere on Friday the 13th, either. "When I hear that title, I can't breathe," the comic told television critics in Pasadena, Calif., this summer. "I swear, I can't breathe and I want to slap a kitten just to offset it. " The title, suggested by Romano's brother's response to learning that the comic had won an award ("Never ends for Raymond.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
WHEN I was 4, Robin Roberts was my first love. He was that tall guy with the great smile who came to my parents' house with his lovely wife, Mary, and their boys, probably on an off-day for an early meal. (The kids and the athletes had to get to bed early. We needed our rest for different reasons.) When my parents, after four girls, finally produced a boy, they named him Richard Evan Ashburn after Robin Evan Roberts. Many years later, Robbie came to Dad's place at spring training to pick me up for a Willie Nelson concert in Tampa, Fla. Dad refused to go. Maybe Mary refused, too, but I was happy to fill in. Robin and I had a ball, and he hummed or sang along with Willie.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1989 | By Gene Seymour, Daily News Television Critic
I hear that the producers of "Men" (10 p.m. Saturday on Channel 6), the new ABC series about the trials of being a Regular Guy, have filmed only the premiere episode in Baltimore. For reasons of cost the will make the rest in Toronto. That's a shame, because Baltimore looks terrific here. Even the city's bleaker sections - backed by Randy Newman's haunting dirge "Baltimore," which Newman wrote before the town's '80s renaissance - have a glorious autumnal glow. Without Baltimore, this show loses, perhaps, its most attractive feature.
SPORTS
October 13, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
It was one day in the early 1950s and Jimmy "Tee" Parham was told to show up that night at the Moylan Recreation Center. "There are going to be some great pickup games," a buddy informed him. "Get there early. " Moylan, at 25th and Diamond in North Philadelphia, was then a mecca for sensational b-ball. It still is, as Hank Gathers Rec. "So I walk in," Parham said last night, "and take a seat along the benches. "I'm looking around and a guy says to me, 'Did you see the tall guy?
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | BEHIND THE SCENES
Hello there Melissa had a profile on the OKCupid dating site for nearly three months by September 2010, and she had thoughts of canceling her membership. "I had a couple of first dates, and they were fun, but no one was what I was looking for," she said. Melissa at first discounted a message from Sean. It was just an electronic wink — a wordless message that indicates interest. From Melissa's perspective, a guy should at least care enough to type a couple of introductory sentences.
NEWS
April 12, 1996 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
What, no Chicken Lady? Could there be a "Kids in the Hall" movie without some of the comedy team's most familiar characters: the swishy bartender Buddy Cole, the irritable Head Crusher, that tut-tutting secretarial pool and their floozy temp helper? That was the whole idea, said Mark McKinney, who passed through Philadelphia recently promoting "Brain Candy," the Kids' first feature film. "We deliberately wanted to create new characters for the film," said McKinney, one of the five Canadian comedians who make up the troupe.
SPORTS
October 25, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
The last time we heard from Andy Rooney, he was offering $1 million for evidence that would lead to a conviction in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Now Rooney is on the trail of 76ers center Shawn Bradley for an eventual "60 Minutes" piece on CBS. But Rooney wasn't being very specific about either content or timetable after arriving yesterday morning at St. Joseph's University. "He's just a tall guy," the 5-9 Rooney said of the 7-6 Bradley. "I'd like to see what the problems are. " And when might we see Rooney's inimitable take on life with Bradley?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1994 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
At one point in the decidedly unfunny, seemingly endless mystery-comedy called Radioland Murders, a corporate sponsor is done in with a lethal dose of nitrous oxide. The victim literally dies laughing. There is no danger of folks who find themselves confronted by this frantic period piece experiencing a similar fate. Dying of boredom, however, is a distinct possibility. Set in 1939 in the fabulous art deco studios of the flagship of a fledgling "fourth network" of the airwaves, Radioland Murders hails from the same creative team responsible for one of moviedom's most infamous bombs: Howard the Duck.
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December 4, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FIVE SUMMERS AGO or so, there was this tall guy from Compton, Calif., who played wide receiver at Stanford, and he took to showing up at USC's player-organized informal throwing sessions. "He knew some of the guys on our team," then-USC quarterback Matt Barkley recalled yesterday. "He was watching a lot; I think he got in there for a couple reps . . . He was quiet; he was at someone else's school, he didn't know a whole lot of guys. Wasn't rude or anything. Nice guy. " The nice guy from Stanford eventually converted to cornerback.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Ellen Scolnic, For The Inquirer
High school sophomore Thanasis Narliotis needed cash. So he spread some baseball team caps, old skateboards, a boom box, sunglasses, and a few shirts out on his bed and snapped a quick photo. Minutes after he posted it on Facebook with the caption "See what u want. Make me an offer," the bids started rolling in. Narliotis posted on "One Man's S- is Another Man's Treasure," a Facebook group dedicated to the buying and selling of the necessities of a teenage boy's life: video games, gaming systems, sneakers, headphones, T-shirts, sports equipment, and phones.
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | BEHIND THE SCENES
Hello there Melissa had a profile on the OKCupid dating site for nearly three months by September 2010, and she had thoughts of canceling her membership. "I had a couple of first dates, and they were fun, but no one was what I was looking for," she said. Melissa at first discounted a message from Sean. It was just an electronic wink — a wordless message that indicates interest. From Melissa's perspective, a guy should at least care enough to type a couple of introductory sentences.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
WHEN I was 4, Robin Roberts was my first love. He was that tall guy with the great smile who came to my parents' house with his lovely wife, Mary, and their boys, probably on an off-day for an early meal. (The kids and the athletes had to get to bed early. We needed our rest for different reasons.) When my parents, after four girls, finally produced a boy, they named him Richard Evan Ashburn after Robin Evan Roberts. Many years later, Robbie came to Dad's place at spring training to pick me up for a Willie Nelson concert in Tampa, Fla. Dad refused to go. Maybe Mary refused, too, but I was happy to fill in. Robin and I had a ball, and he hummed or sang along with Willie.
SPORTS
July 18, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was a prankster. And he loved to laugh. Unless the joke was on him. Then Manute Bol could become downright irritated. But for the most part, "he was just fun to be around," former teammate Charles Barkley said. The humanitarian spirit and shot-blocking ability of the center from Sudan were evident, but his time with the 76ers was also characterized by lots of laughs. What happened to Bol at about 9 p.m. on June 30 in Colchester, Conn., was no laughing matter. He was riding in a Yellow cab driven by Neville H. Robinson, 48, of Hartford, Conn.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2000 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Before he dreamed up Notting Hill, before he fashioned Four Weddings and a Funeral, writer Richard Curtis scripted the deliciously snarky screwball romance The Tall Guy. In the 1989 comedy, directed by Mel Smith, Jeff Goldblum stars as a gawky Yank actor playing second fiddle to an insufferably snooty British thespian (Mr. Bean's Rowan Atkinson - Curtis wrote the Bean movie, too) in a hysterical musical theater production of The Elephant Man. Along comes Emma Thompson, as a smart, snappy, sexy London nurse, and love, and laughter, follow.
SPORTS
October 13, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
It was one day in the early 1950s and Jimmy "Tee" Parham was told to show up that night at the Moylan Recreation Center. "There are going to be some great pickup games," a buddy informed him. "Get there early. " Moylan, at 25th and Diamond in North Philadelphia, was then a mecca for sensational b-ball. It still is, as Hank Gathers Rec. "So I walk in," Parham said last night, "and take a seat along the benches. "I'm looking around and a guy says to me, 'Did you see the tall guy?
NEWS
September 13, 1996 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Channel 3, 8:30 p.m. Nobody hates the title "Everybody Loves Raymond" more than its star, Ray Romano, who probably isn't all that excited about having his show premiere on Friday the 13th, either. "When I hear that title, I can't breathe," the comic told television critics in Pasadena, Calif., this summer. "I swear, I can't breathe and I want to slap a kitten just to offset it. " The title, suggested by Romano's brother's response to learning that the comic had won an award ("Never ends for Raymond.
NEWS
April 12, 1996 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
What, no Chicken Lady? Could there be a "Kids in the Hall" movie without some of the comedy team's most familiar characters: the swishy bartender Buddy Cole, the irritable Head Crusher, that tut-tutting secretarial pool and their floozy temp helper? That was the whole idea, said Mark McKinney, who passed through Philadelphia recently promoting "Brain Candy," the Kids' first feature film. "We deliberately wanted to create new characters for the film," said McKinney, one of the five Canadian comedians who make up the troupe.
SPORTS
December 24, 1995 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He had a different uniform, a different number and a seat at a different end of the court. But Spectrum fans were still able to pick out Shawn Bradley last night. As is always the case until the game starts, he stood out. "I think Shawn will be pleasantly surprised by the reception," 76ers coach John Lucas, who traded Bradley to the New Jersey Nets on Nov. 30, said before the game. "They love to hate you when you're here, but when you're gone . . . well, you know. " Bradley's reception was not particularly pleasant, however, but he wasn't particularly surprised.
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