August 22, 2014 |
The word is out: The Jersey guys didn't take the cake, but they did the Garden State and themselves proud. Tuesday night's fourth season finale of the TLC cooking show Next Great Baker revealed that South Jersey's own Al DiBartolo, 39, and Manny Agigian, 34, of DiBartolo's Bakery in Collingswood, placed second out of 10 teams. Winners Al Watson, 31, and Lia Weber, 24, bakers from St. Louis, got $100,000 and the option of working for a year with "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro at his new bakery at the Venetian resort hotel in Las Vegas.
August 21, 2014 |
Local singer a finalist Well done, Candace Benson , 22, of Pottstown! Benson, a student at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, is one of two finalists still standing on Sunday Best . That's a gospel singing competition, a la American Idol , on BET, at 8 p.m. Sundays. Benson made the top two on Sunday, and next Sunday she'll go up against fellow finalist Geoffrey Golden . After the show, viewers will vote, and the winner will be announced Aug. 31. Good luck, Candace!
August 16, 2013
THESE HAVE been fallow, bitter times for those who chronicle the comings and goings of the glitterati. After all, The Most Important Woman in the World, Kim Kardashian , has been in self-imposed exile since she presented baby daddy Kanye West with a daughter they named North West . (This kid will never lack direction in her life!) Yesterday, mommy, daddy and baby were spotted at an El Lay medical center. Presumably, they were there so North could have a checkup. As for what North looks like, no news yet. Borrowing a classic move from Michael Jackson , TMIWIW covered her spawn with a blanket.
December 12, 2012
* AMISH MAFIA. 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery Channel. Moves to 9 p.m. Wednesdays the following night. "THE AMISH church denies the existence of the Amish Mafia," reads the disclaimer at the beginning of the Discovery Channel's latest "reality" venture, "Amish Mafia. " So it must be real, right? Because why else would the TV-shunning sect bother to deny its existence? If you're OK with that logic - or couldn't get enough of TLC's equally contrived "Breaking Amish" - you're going to love "Amish Mafia," which is from the same producers as the TLC hit and purports to expose the doings of a small group of men in Lancaster County who allegedly grease the buggy wheels for Amish who run into problems they can't handle themselves.
October 14, 2012 |
The house sits almost hidden and comes slowly into view after a turn off Bordentown's main street. Still faithful to its 1750 farmhouse roots and surrounded by towering trees, this is a dwelling that is welcoming rather than grand, friendly rather than fancy. The home that Bonnie Goldman, presiding judge of the Municipal Courts of Burlington County, and her husband, cardiologist Steven Lederman, bought in 1999 needed more than a little updating. But an engineer had declared it sound, and they took the plunge.
August 16, 2012 |
KRYSTLE CAMPBELL , fiancée of Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard , will be seen on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" at 9 p.m. Friday. The show features Campbell at New York's Kleinfeld Bridal in search of the perfect gown. The couple are to wed Dec. 1, according to their online registry at Macy's, where the most expensive items are Swarovski crystal toasting flutes. If you're buying, they're asking for three pairs of the flutes at $390 per pair. The cheapest items on the registry are 13-inch washcloths.
July 20, 2012 |
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will be in town briefly on July 31, stumping for "The Campaign," their political comedy opening Aug. 10. Their exact whereabouts are as yet undetermined. The film stars Ferrell as a longtime party-boy congressman and Galifianakis as the meek family man who becomes his first serious challenger. Rydell resting up Best wishes to Bobby Rydell, who is recuperating from a liver and kidney transplant he underwent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
February 7, 2012 |
YESTERDAY was the annual Oscar nominee luncheon at which this year's Hollywood elite got together and dined on chopped vegetable salad, hors d'ouevres featuring Indochina spiced beef and roasted Asian barbecue duck, a main course of Atlantic salmon, and sorbet with mango sauce and berries for dessert. Sounds yummy. The most important thing on the menu, however, was good conversation among new and old friends. "A lot of people at home think we all hang out together," George Clooney told reporters.
January 16, 2012
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Ms. TGA, a 7-year-old domestic shorthair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Ms. TGA has a darling disposition. She was kept in a home with too many cats, and when her owner ended up in the hospital, Ms. TGA and her pals were brought to the Pennsylvania SPCA. Ms. TGA has hyperthyroidism, a common condition easily manageable with inexpensive medication. Her $10 adoption fee includes current vaccinations, spaying and a month of pet insurance. For more information on Ms. TGA, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit www.pspca.org .
December 14, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The conservative group that got Lowe's to pull its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims has been fighting for more than two decades against gay rights, strip clubs and most anything else that offends evangelical Christians. The leader of the Florida Family Association is David Caton, 55, a family-values crusader who left an accounting career to found the group in 1987. He said the association has 35,000 members who were urged to email Lowe's to pressure the home improvement giant into dropping commercials during the TLC cable network show "All-American Muslim.