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October 10, 1993 | From Inquirer wire services
Whoopi Goldberg laughed, as did most of the audience at her Friars Club roast in New York City. But boyfriend Ted Danson's appearance in blackface and his racially peppered jokes angered Mayor David Dinkins, talk show host Montel Williams and others. "I was confused as to whether or not I was at a Friars event or at a rally for the KKK and Aryan Nation," Williams said in a telegram to the Friars. Friars' roasts traditionally are no-holds-barred affairs at which the guest of honor is skewered by jokes that often are crude.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
Glenn Close? Never a big fan of her work. She always struck me as hammy and self-satisfied. And Ted Danson? It's been all downhill for him since he played Sam Malone on Cheers. So, it's somewhat surprising to see them both turning in such mesmerizing performances on Damages, she as cutthroat lawyer Patty Hewes, he as unscrupulous billionaire Arthur Frobisher. (Isn't Frobisher the name Mad Magazine always used to mock the stuffed shirt or the muddled consumer?) But Danson and Close are the only reasons to watch the FX legal thriller.
NEWS
September 19, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ryan Gosling; Nicole Scherzinger. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Jill Biden; Ted Danson. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Simon Cowell; Natasha Leggero; Selena Gomez performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:30 a.m., 6ABC) - Phil McGraw; Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Jon "Bones" Jones; Switchfoot performs.
NEWS
May 31, 2012
William Hanley, 80, a Broadway playwright and award-winning screenwriter who scripted a pioneering TV film that dealt with incest, died Friday at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Mr. Hanley's works include Slow Dance on the Killing Ground and Mrs. Dally Has a Lover and the teleplays The Long Way Home and The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Mr. Hanley won Emmys for the TV movies The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank and Something About Amelia. First aired in 1984 on ABC, Amelia explored the largely taboo topic of parental sexual abuse.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1989 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
A sweet romance that took its sweet time (six years) to come to video leads this week's parade of releases, which includes a Robert De Niro drama, an animated movie about prehistoric days and the return of Chevy Chase's Fletch. BABY, IT'S YOU (1983) (Paramount ) 105 minutes. Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Tracy Pollan, Robert Downey Jr. A charming rock-and-roll romance from writer-director John Sayles. Set in Trenton in 1967, it's about a college-bound Jewish American Princess relentlessly pursued by a cocky working-class dreamer in their senior year in high school.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
"Three Men and a Little Lady" sounds an awful lot like something from the "back room" at West Coast Video. In reality, though, "Three Men and a Little Lady" is as mainstream as movies get - a slapdash sequel to a movie whose main accomplishment was to make money. "Three Men and a Baby," the original, was basically an extended skit about three hunky guys - Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg - changing diapers. A woman named Sylvia (Nancy Travis) left the baby - the product of her one- night stand with Danson's character - on the doorstep of the apartment the men shared.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1989 | The New York Post, USA Today, New York Daily News, Washington Post, and Marilyn Beck contributed to this report
LOOK FOR ELLERBEE, LITE Could Linda Ellerbee be making a "comeback"? Rumor is that NBC has approached her to sit in for Maria Shriver on "Sunday Today" when Shriver goes on maternity leave early next year. It sounds possible, since it would mean working with Garrick Utley, whom Ellerbee admires. And it would give her a chance to show off her new look: 20 pounds and her big trademark glasses are missing! When friend teased her about the "new Linda look," she laughs and says: "Yes, I am working backward - to be a Twinkie, at last!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The movie equivalent of giving Pop a pipe bomb for Father's Day, Getting Even With Dad is decidedly odd. Here we have the heartwarming story of an 11-year-old boy reunited with his ex-con father after years of estrangement. Pop's planning a heist, Sonny's planning trips to the San Francisco Aquarium and Candlestick Park. So Sonny (Macaulay Culkin as Timmy) videotapes his bumbling father (Ted Danson as Ray) stashing a stolen cache of rare coins and blackmails Dad into spending some quality time with him. Getting Even With Dad fairly brims with such expressions of filial and parental love.
NEWS
October 28, 1993 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MOORE
Ever since Ted Danson paid tribute in black face to his lover, Whoopi Goldberg, with a string of bawdy racist jokes, I've tried to give them the benefit of the doubt. I even thought Whoopi was on to something when she fumed at stories criticizing her and Danson, written by reporters who had't heard what was said at her Friars Club roast Oct. 8. Hadn't Goldberg herself written Danson's material? And encouraged him to wear blackface? And (isn't love grand) found a make-up artist to apply it for him?
NEWS
February 8, 1992 | By Marc Schogol Compiled from reports from Inquirer wire services
THE BOTTOM LINE There's a direct correlation between your age and your feelings about lingerie. A Valentine's Day survey by the Roper Organization found that 23 percent of those aged 18 to 30 say sexy undies are romantic, compared with 19 percent of those 30 to 44, 13 percent of those 45 to 59 and just 7 percent of those 60 and older, American Demographics magazine reports. HEARTENING NEWS The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first laser device to open blocked heart arteries of people in danger of heart attacks.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oscar noms due The great day is almost upon us - Oscar night! The Feb. 28 event will be kicked off Thursday with the announcement of this year's nominations. Guillermo del Toro , John Krasinski, and Ang Lee will rattle off noms in all 24 categories at a live two-hour news conference on ABC beginning at 8:30 a.m. (It'll also be streamed live at www.oscars.org/live .) Murdoch to wed again Keith Rupert Murdoch , 83, has decided to take a fourth wife.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
MARY STEENBURGEN burst on to the Hollywood scene in 1978, stuck in a marriage of convenience with Jack Nicholson in "Goin' South. " She's 60 now, hard to believe, with the same sexy, velvety drawl, and in "Last Vegas" she's hanging out with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. In real life, she's married to Ted Danson (TV's "Cheers" and "CSI" - perhaps the best known TV star of the past 30 years). Not a bad gig. "I love what I do for a living," she said recently when the Daily News spoke with her at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, "and still think I'm the luckiest person in the world to get to do this.
NEWS
May 31, 2012
William Hanley, 80, a Broadway playwright and award-winning screenwriter who scripted a pioneering TV film that dealt with incest, died Friday at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Mr. Hanley's works include Slow Dance on the Killing Ground and Mrs. Dally Has a Lover and the teleplays The Long Way Home and The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Mr. Hanley won Emmys for the TV movies The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank and Something About Amelia. First aired in 1984 on ABC, Amelia explored the largely taboo topic of parental sexual abuse.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2012 | BY ROGER MOORE, MCT News Service
THE TITLE isn't an exaggeration. It was something of a "Big Miracle," the way the plight of a family of gray whales, stranded under the Alaska ice, captivated the country and forced oil men and environmentalists, natives and Cold War foes to team up back in the waning days of the Reagan administration. And it's no small miracle that the story of that nearly forgotten moment makes for a delightful family movie. Political cynicism, media opportunism, dogmatic native "tradition," corporate greed and environmentalist stubbornness are each, in turn, dashed against this sunny Ken ("License to Wed")
NEWS
September 19, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ryan Gosling; Nicole Scherzinger. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Jill Biden; Ted Danson. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Simon Cowell; Natasha Leggero; Selena Gomez performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:30 a.m., 6ABC) - Phil McGraw; Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Jon "Bones" Jones; Switchfoot performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
NOW THAT the debt ceiling has been raised, and Republicans and Democrats are devising new ways to be disagreeable, Fox News has got its fair and balanced panties in a bunch over a new threat to the Republic: SpongeBob SquarePants. According to Media Matters for America, which monitors this nonsense so we don't have to, Fox News has repeatedly lambasted SpongeBob's book and video about man-made global warming because he did not inform his young fans that such global warning "is actually a disputed fact.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
THERE WAS a big wedding over the weekend . . . and Tattle would like to congratulate Alicia Keys who wed Swizz Beatz (aka Kaseem Dean) Saturday. The pair is expecting their first child. Mr. Beatz has two sons from a prior marriage. Deepak Chopra conducted the ceremony. Also getting married over the weekend, according to Us Weekly , was Rapper T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) and longtime girlfriend, singer and BET reality star Tameka "Tiny" Cottle . The busy couple wed in Miami and partied there, in Atlanta and L.A. And in one of the most talked about weddings since Archie married Veronica, a beaming Chelsea Clinton wed Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Chelsea wore Vera Wang , thankfully not the duds she made for the Eagles cheerleaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2008 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
A smart aleck-y kidnapping caper that whooshes around to a thumping electronic beat, Nobel Son offers quotes from Ogden Nash and Pat Benatar, deploys a highfalutin synonym for cannibalism (anthropophagy), offers a movie-long commercial for the Mini Cooper, and features a hot candlelit sex scene on an apartment roof. It's not boring, even if it's too gimmicky for its own good. Directed by Bottle Shock's Randall Miller, Nobel Son stars Alan Rickman, camping it up as the monstrous Eli Michaelson, an ill-mannered, arrogant college professor who has just been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Mad Money , the distaff Ocean's Eleven , stars human seesaw Diane Keaton, earthly balance beam Queen Latifah, and the otherworldly whirligig Katie Holmes as a trio of Federal Reserve Bank employees who stage an inside job. None dare call it "stealing. " As the cash they pinch is scheduled for shredding, they prefer to call it "recycling. " A likable and completely dispensable heist film starring two of the deftest comedians working (Keaton and Latifah), the film from Callie Khouri is itself an American retread of the British caper telefilm Hot Money . Khouri, still best known for her Oscar-winning screenplay Thelma & Louise , opens her movie with arresting images.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
Glenn Close? Never a big fan of her work. She always struck me as hammy and self-satisfied. And Ted Danson? It's been all downhill for him since he played Sam Malone on Cheers. So, it's somewhat surprising to see them both turning in such mesmerizing performances on Damages, she as cutthroat lawyer Patty Hewes, he as unscrupulous billionaire Arthur Frobisher. (Isn't Frobisher the name Mad Magazine always used to mock the stuffed shirt or the muddled consumer?) But Danson and Close are the only reasons to watch the FX legal thriller.
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