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.
November 13, 2011 |
NEW YORK - There's a new reality show star on the tube Sunday night. Suehaila Amen doesn't drink, prays daily, and wears a head scarf in public to preserve her modesty. I don't think we're at the Jersey Shore anymore, Snooki. Suehaila is one of the cast members of TLC's new series All-American Muslim . While most of the women on the show, set in Dearborn, Mich., choose to wear the hijab (traditional scarf), there are some startling exceptions. Glamorous blonde Nina Bazzi, for instance, appears to have wandered over from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills set by mistake.
October 17, 2011 |
From the first minute of Esperanza Spalding's appearance Friday at the Merriam Theater, when the beautifully fro'd 26-year-old calmly sat down and had a bit of red wine before picking out a fluid introduction to "Little Fly" on her bass, the level of her musicianship was firmly apparent. Her ensemble, Chamber Music Society, featured a string trio (Sara Caswell, violin; Jody Redhage, cello; and Lois Martin, viola) that impressed in the complexity of the voices that worked inside the music throughout the 90-minute performance.
October 13, 2011
PITTSBURGH - A former nurse at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh has pleaded guilty to three counts of having sexual contact with female inmates and no-contest to three additional counts. John Johnson Jr., 60, of Green Tree, will be sentenced Jan. 4 after pleading to the institutional sexual assault charges. Prosecutors say the inmates were offered candy, soda and medications if they let Johnson fondle them. - Associated Press