November 5, 2015 |
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8, for Oscar B. Teller, 99, of Philadelphia, the former real estate editor of The Inquirer and a two-term president of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Teller died Monday, Sept. 28, of heart failure at his retirement home in Boca Raton, Fla., where he had lived for the last five years. A longtime Philadelphian, Mr. Teller was known as "Ozzie. " He was a newspaperman starting in 1932 at age 16, as a copyboy with the old Philadelphia Record.
October 1, 2015 |
THE THIRD SEASON of the NBC police drama "Chicago PD" starts tonight, and Jesse Lee Soffer , who plays Detective Jay Halstead, sat down with me yesterday to offer a sneak peek of what to expect. Soffer, who's been acting since he was 6 years old, had a smaller role in "Chicago Fire," playing an ambiguously dirty policeman. It's when producers on the show decided to make a spin-off based on the police department's perspective that they cast Soffer as a cop in the intelligence unit whose moral and ethical boundaries are a little muddled.
July 15, 2015 |
BY ANY measure, Penn & Teller reside in the upper echelons of show business. With 14 years under their belts at Las Vegas' Rio casino, the one-of-a-kind, comedy-magic duo reigns as that town's longest-running resident act ever. They have been TV staples as both ensemble cast members ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") and headliners ("Penn & Teller: Bullsh-t!" on Showtime, The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"). They are published authors, both individually and collectively. And their current run (through Aug. 16)
July 5, 2015 |
Comedic magicians Penn Jillette and mono-monikered (and Philadelphia-raised) Teller are coming to a TV near you Monday for the sophomore season of the CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us . The us of the title refers not only to the audience, but to the deceptive duo. During each episode, Penn and Teller judge the boggling feats of aspiring illusionists, mentalists, and other gifted tricksters, and they conclude with sleights of hand of their own....
March 16, 2015 |
In a new ad campaign for Prada, the Italian fashion house, Miles Teller looks intense in a blue shirt and dark blazer. He is pulling a fancy fountain pen out of his breast pocket, scrawling something on the palm of his hand. The spread appeared last week in a glossy men's fashion magazine, part of a big Sunday newspaper. "I've got to send it to all my ex-girlfriends," Teller deadpans. All his exes? "Not that many," says the star of the Oscar-nominated best picture Whiplash and the mega-box-office Divergent series.
October 29, 2014 |
AS BULLYING, hazing and corporal punishment are lawyered out of polite society, nagging doubts seep in. We wonder if children need more than a safe, flexible space that nurtures creativity and self-esteem. We wonder if they need discipline in some rigid form - high expectations, met with hard work. From this lagoon of cultural guilt crawl such creatures as the Tiger Mom, and now, in "Whiplash," one of the most vivid monsters in recent movie history - a jazz instructor, of all things.
July 31, 2014 |
* PENN & TELLER: FOOL US. 8 tonight, CW57. * THE DIVIDE. 9 tonight, WE tv. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Getting Teller to talk wasn't hard, once I got past the people hurrying him to his next appointment after a brief performance for the Television Critics Association earlier this month. "She's from my hometown!" the professionally silent half of Penn & Teller told them as we walked and talked about the magician duo's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," which makes its U.S. debut on the CW tonight.
January 31, 2014 |
THREE BACHELORS make a wager to see which of them can best keep love at bay in "That Awkward Moment," and you'll never guess what happens next. Well OK you will, because in romantic comedies dating back to Shakespeare, such anti-love vows exist only to be defeated. The devil is in the details - how casting and chemistry can keep the movie ahead of audience expectations. Results vary in the mildly gross and R-rated "Awkward," with Zac Efron front and center as Jason, who boasts of having a "roster" of casual-sex attachments, and encourages his friends to follow suit.
January 29, 2014 |
This year's Sundance vision of the world - terrible, lean, bleak, demanding, a whole lot unfair, and maybe a little whimsical - was 30-30. It was a showcase for a generation of filmmakers coming into their 30s in an event that itself turned 30. The 110 films spread over 10 sections seemed to say, "Enough nonsense, here's what's really happening behind the curtain of American life. " So all you strivers out there in a depressed economy, take a look at Whiplash , written and directed by Damien Chazelle and one of the festival's opening set of four films.
December 26, 2013 |
NEWTOWN Police are searching for a suspect who made off from a Bucks County bank Monday in a Volkswagen Beetle with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the FBI, a man weaing a red zip-up sweatshirt and a dark green winter hat entered the Monument Bank branch around 1:55 p.m. and handed a threatening note to a teller demanding money. The teller then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect fled in his car. He was last seen heading west on Richboro-Newtown Road.