October 16, 2014
LAST WEEK, I wrote about how the talented Terrence Howard was out as potential star in the movie version of the life of the late Philadelphia civil-rights leader Cecil B. Moore . Moviemakers reportedly had gotten antsy about Howard's messy personal life in light of the NFL's Ray Rice domestic-abuse scandal. Yesterday, more damning news broke about the co-star of "The Butler" and "Iron Man. " TMZ reported that Howard had hidden away some of his fortune from his ex-wife and the courts.
August 13, 2015 |
Howard and Ghent in court Terrence Howard 's attorney says the actor agreed to his 2012 divorce settlement with Michelle Ghent only because he was afraid his ex-wife would leak damning information about his sex life. Brian Kramer seeks to have a Los Angeles court set aside the settlement, claiming it was the product of "heavy-handed acts of extortion and blackmail" on Ghent's part. Speaking during his opening arguments Tuesday, Kramer promised to play the court an audio recording of Ghent making various threats.
March 8, 2013
THERE'S an actor going around saying that Terrence Howard can be difficult to work with. And it's Terrence Howard. It seems a harsh thing for Howard to say about Howard, given that he's perhaps the most employed actor in Hollywood - in the last three years he's made 12 movies, 16 episodes of "Law and Order L.A. " and one of "Hawaii Five-O," because a guy needs a vacation. To boot, he has an interesting slate of upcoming movies (his thriller "Dead Man Down" opens Friday). He's just wrapped his contribution to "The Butler," directed by Philly native Lee Daniels, the big-buzz story of an African-American butler (Forest Whitaker)
January 20, 2012
TERRENCE HOWARD didn't do much research for his role in "Red Tails. " Didn't have to. The movie's story, of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen, was one that he knew by heart. "I'd written reports about them in 1974, 1975. For my dad. That's how my daddy would discipline us," said Howard. "My dad was big on education, so I grew up knowing about the black pilots who shot down Nazi jets, and flew the P-51 Mustang. For me, the Mustang was always the airplane, not the car. " Howard admitted he needed the discipline of his dad's informal home schooling.
August 19, 2000 |
Movie actor Terrence Howard was a very desperate daddy. He was on his way home to Philadelphia Thursday night, and his 3-year-old daughter, Heaven Lee, was squirming in her airplane seat. She really, really had to go to the rest-room. Though the seat belt sign was on, Howard tried to whisk the toddler to the restroom before she had an accident. As he began to rush down the aisle, a determined flight attendant blocked his path and firmly told him to return to his seat.
September 28, 1997 |
Lenape coach Bucky Williams had the usual worry when playing Rancocas Valley - what to do with Terrence Howard. What he should have been worried about was what to do with Dan McArthur, Lance Jones and Edgar Gantt. With Howard slowed by a knee injury, the rest of the Red Devils picked it up a notch as Rancocas Valley defeated host Lenape, 14-6, yesterday afternoon. Not that Howard didn't help the cause. The senior tailback rushed for 143 yards on 21 carries, but the brace on his knee limited his cutbacks and breakaway speed, according to Rancocas Valley coach David Riley.
November 23, 2007
Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. With Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams and Terrence Howard. Distributed by Warner Bros. 1 hour, 40 mins. PG (Dickensian thematic elements, appropriate for children 8 and up). Playing at: area theaters An Oliver Twisty urban fairy tale, August Rush is about an orphan, a musical prodigy who in his heart believes that his parents are still alive and that he can find them through his music. As directed by Kirsten Sheridan this piece of magical realism is the movie equivalent of football's Hail Mary pass.
March 5, 2012
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY this Friday to venerable jazzman Mickey Roker. The guy who kept us coming to Ortlieb's (till it closed a couple of years ago) has kept it real on the skins for generations. Having recorded with Ella, Herbie, Vaughan and Rollins, Roker was also Dizzy Gillespie's favorite sideman. In store from the stars: Friends old and new, financial and family success, and more self-discovery. Loads of local celebs celebrate this week. Tomorrow, rapper Beanie Sigel keeps returning at 38. Wednesday, Media transplant Wanda Sykes stands up at 48. Friday Linda Fiorentino stays unforgettable at 52. Sunday, Elton Brand gives the thumbs-up to 33, Terrence Howard flies 43 and low-profile Manayunker Bobby McFerrin is a happy (not worried)
February 11, 2015 |
TOUGH question: If you had to - just had to - get intimate with a living, breathing Philadelphia celebrity . . . who would it be? Our rules: They gotta be local - which means, from here originally, here now, or both. They gotta be head-turning famous. They gotta inspire fantasy. They gotta be alive. Our list, whittled down to exactly 12 lookers, started out much longer. Philly hunks and hotties considered by Daily News judges and nixed included Taylor Swift (not Philly enough?
November 15, 2013 |
TASTY AS A candy cane and about as nourishing, "The Best Man Holiday" reconvenes the "The Best Man" cast for a belated reunion. Seems impossible to believe, but it's been 14 years since the original. Even more impossible to believe - how good everybody still looks. Morris Chestnut moved a preview audience to an ovation merely by removing his T-shirt. He plays an NFL running back who invites his old college pals to his mansion for Christmas, including an old nemesis (Taye Diggs)