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April 19, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Donn T plays Johnny Brenda's on April 21 - the same day the soulful singer/songwriter releases her sophomore effort, Flight of the Donn T - she's going for a familial vibe. But not because she's Donn Thompson, the Philly-born sister of drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots, the acclaimed hip-hop group and Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon house band. "I write moments," said Donn T on Wednesday morning, fresh from having rehearsed until 5 a.m. "And this moment involves my family.
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November 18, 2004 | By RICHARD HUFF New York Daily News
T-Boz and Chilli, the remaining members of TLC, will turn to television to find a third singer for their group. They'll do it through a UPN reality series. And they hope that when the eight-week competition is over, they'll have a performer to round out the act, which was left short when Lisa (Left Eye) Lopes was killed in a 2002 car crash. "We want to find someone with the right chemistry and magic to work with us," the duo said in a statement. "We have been blessed with great success, and this is a chance for our fans to join us as we give someone a chance in a lifetime opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
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October 14, 1990 | By Bryon Kurzenabe, Special to The Inquirer
For some, the unwieldy gusts of autumn stir up images of renewed bursts of color and the silvery dew of frosty mornings. For others, the season merely marks the onset of a different kind of allergy. But for the 7,030 residents in the close-knit community of Palmyra, autumn means another thing: It's time to make the hoagies. What was created 26 years ago as a way to provide schoolchildren with a healthy lunch has evolved into a rite of passage for the Ladies Auxiliary of the borough's Independence Fire Company No. 1. Since 1964, the auxiliary has gathered at dawn every Wednesday, from October through May, to feed a small town and raise money for its 45-member volunteer fire company.
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November 26, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
The mood must be chilly on TLC's current tour. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the most cantankerous member of the R&B threesome, is obviously still unclear on the concept of being a "team player. " Lopes, apparently not on speaking terms with group members Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, throws down a challenge to the women in the pages of the new Entertainment Weekly. "Let it be understood that I am interested in making multimillion-dollar business deals," Lopes huffs in the mag. "It seems that my two group members are not. This poses a serious conflict.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2000 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Curtains for TLC? Could be. The First Union Center show on Tuesday for the Atlanta-based trio of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozanda "Chili" Davis and Philadelphia native Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes may well be one of the group's final performances. Since the October kick-off of the tour for the four-million-selling, six-Grammy-nominated Fanmail (LaFace/Arista) - which, in the male-loser bashing "No Scrubs," includes the latest in a career's worth of terrific pop-R&B-hip-hop-soul hits - the trio has been carping in the press as if the end were nigh.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
NEXT MONTH, one local lucky lady will be the recipient of a first-ever summer block party hosted by the female-focused cable network TLC . The network recently asked its viewers to nominate their town and demonstrate why their respective neighborhood was deserving of an all-expenses-paid bash. Lisa Miller , a single mom from Northeast Philly's Pennypack section who recently went back to school for autism studies, won out over more than 5,000 applicants. The Duggar family, focal points of "19 Kids and Counting"; Kate Gosselin , of "Kate Plus Eight"; and several other TLC stars will join Miller at the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing on May 30 for picture-taking and autograph-signing.
NEWS
August 31, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
We don't expect Britney Spears will be sending them a congratulatory note any time soon, but the singers of TLC have come out against breast implants. "We represent for the small-breasted girls," says Rozanda "Chili" Thomas. "I was that girl in ninth grade whose breasts never came. "Hands up for the small-breasted crew!" she cheers in the Sept. 4 TV Guide. The group is so opposed to the idea of young women having unnecessary surgery to emulate "perfect" celebrities, Thomas says, that TLC addresses the issue in their latest video.
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July 29, 1993 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
Got a green thumb, a hose and some shears? Pennsylvania needs someone to take care of its palm trees. Yes, palm trees - a dozen of them tucked into the "conservatory" and cafeteria areas of the Capitol's east wing, the $124-million addition to the Capitol that was built a few years ago. State officials are searching for someone to maintain the dozen gangly palms and a smattering of other flowering plants and foliage for the next three...
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July 13, 1996 | by Eric Mink, New York Daily News
When it comes to television, everybody wants a piece of the O.J. Simpson story. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have all had their shots, in news, talk and even entertainment formats. The Simpson case also had a major impact on major cable players like CNN, Court TV, CNBC, E! and, to a lesser extent, BET. Well, it's not over. This weekend, the Simpson case filters its way down to The Learning Channel (a sister operation of the Discovery Channel), which is devoting two prime-time hours to two one-hour specials about it. One is at least arguably worth your time.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
The kiss was replaced by the dis. Michael Jackson, who at last year's MTV Video Music Awards offered up an unconvincing newlywed liplock with Lisa Marie Presley, last night performed what amounted to a glorified commercial for "HIStory," his greatest-hits package. Ever the dutiful wife, Lisa Marie applauded with all the excitement of a patient waiting to get her teeth scaled. So maybe Lisa Marie was bored that hubby Michael could only get Slash and not Paul McCartney to pitch in on his medley-fired song-and-dance extravaganza at Radio City Music Hall.
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May 29, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
More leave in Duggar exodus Reality show star Josh Duggar 's rapid transformation from conservative model of propriety and family values to alleged sex offender may very well end his family's TV career. Duggar, 27, bright son of the fam featured on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting , was accused of molesting five young girls as a teen (including his sisters). He reportedly was turned in to police by his father, Jim Bob, after he was caught in a young girl's room in 2005. TLC has suspended the show but hasn't actually killed it. Still, the show has been losing advertisers daily in a steady exodus led by General Mills Inc., Payless Shoesource Inc., Choice Hotels International, Ace Hardware, and David's Bridal.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff, Daily News
NEXT MONTH, one local lucky lady will be the recipient of a first-ever summer block party hosted by the female-focused cable network TLC . The network recently asked its viewers to nominate their town and demonstrate why their respective neighborhood was deserving of an all-expenses-paid bash. Lisa Miller , a single mom from Northeast Philly's Pennypack section who recently went back to school for autism studies, won out over more than 5,000 applicants. The Duggar family, focal points of "19 Kids and Counting"; Kate Gosselin , of "Kate Plus Eight"; and several other TLC stars will join Miller at the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing on May 30 for picture-taking and autograph-signing.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When Donn T plays Johnny Brenda's on April 21 - the same day the soulful singer/songwriter releases her sophomore effort, Flight of the Donn T - she's going for a familial vibe. But not because she's Donn Thompson, the Philly-born sister of drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots, the acclaimed hip-hop group and Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon house band. "I write moments," said Donn T on Wednesday morning, fresh from having rehearsed until 5 a.m. "And this moment involves my family.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | the Inquirer Staff
'Blurred Lines' went boom! AYK, the family of Marvin Gaye is suing Pharrell Williams , rapper T.I. , and Robin Thicke for a cut of the bucks from their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines," which has a musical bedrock said to recall Gaye's 1977 dance classic "Got to Give It Up. " Court docs reveal just how much money that smash made, and what the cut was. All in all, it made $16,675,690. Whoa! Thicke got $5,658,214, Pharrell got $5,153,457. T.I. got only $707,774, but that will still keep you in Doritos for a bit.   Conrad Hilton flight-rage plea On Tuesday, Conrad Hilton , 20, youngest bro of Paris Hilton , agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a London-L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The name Margaret Cho instantly brings to mind hot-button political activism and outrageous first-person humor, things you'll find in equal measure during her shows at Helium Comedy Club on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Whether as comedian, actress or author, Cho covers racism, feminism, abuse, LGBT empowerment, sexual liberation, corporate interference, bullying, and more. Her current stage show is titled "There's No 'I' in Team, but there is a 'Cho' in Psycho". She also has had a late-night talk show, All About Sex , which recently completed its first six-episode season on TLC, and documentaries such as Adventures in Comedy . Cho, 42, is still as passionate about stand-up comedy as she was when she first gained national attention in the early '90s for her frank takes on being young, bold, and Korean American.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
FIRST, Mama June made Honey Boo Boo . Now, she just made a boo-boo. TMZ.com says that since June broke up with Sugar Bear last month, she's been dating so-far nickname-free Mark McDaniel , who served a decade in prison until last March after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004. The molestee? Reportedly one of June's relatives. She does know how to pick 'em. With this new relationship surfacing, TLC is pondering whether it still wants to be in the Honey business.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2014
'TIS HALLOWEEN week. Time to carve pumpkins, toast seeds, give kids who don't even bother to wear costumes artificially colored, high-fructose corn syrup in fun sizes - and wait to see which celebs act most inappropriately. What professional TV dancer will fake an ethnicity? Which young Royal will channel a war criminal? Who among myriad tired one-hit-wonders will use a kids' holiday as an excuse to show his soon-to-be ex-wife what she's missing out on? Check that last box off. This weekend, Robin Thicke , son of Alan , collaborator of Pharrell , performer on "The Bachelor," Miley Cyrus twerkee and soon-to-be-ex of actress Paula Patton , hit another TMZ low by dropping $2,800 on "skimpy greek bras and skirts" - for four gal pals.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
TLC cancels 'Boo Boo' TLC on Friday canceled its absurdly popular reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo following reports that the show's feisty matriarch, June "Mama June" Shannon , is romantically involved with an old boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, 53, who was convicted and imprisoned in 2004 for molesting a then-8-year-old child related to her. Shannon, 35, is the mother of the show's main attraction, 9-year-old child beauty pageant contestant...
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August 22, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
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!
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