October 17, 2014 |
I IMAGINE THAT Aretha Franklin educated many on what respect means and how to spell it. Her 1967 cover of an Otis Redding tune became popular at a time when civil rights in relation to race, class and gender were on the minds of many. She leaves no room for misunderstandings about what she wants. She just spells it out: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T. " No confusion. No metaphor. No nuthin'. "Give me my propers ," she demands. Give it to me. And, as with any good demand, therein also lies a threat: See what happens if you don't.
October 17, 2012
(11:35 p.m., NBC10) Liam Neeson; Lisa Lampanelli; the Gaslight Anthem. (11:35 p.m., CBS3) Stephen Colbert; Theresa Caputo; Martha Wash. (midnight, TBS) Alex Wagner; Ellie Goulding. (12:36 a.m., NBC10) Actress Emma Watson; author Tony Danza; chef Michael Symon.
October 15, 2004 |
When Latka met Nardo, Taxi, Episode 1, Sept. 12, 1978: "Keetze bala, cosi bila, keetze bala, ibi da?" He's asking to sit down. She nods. He puts his head on her shoulder. Latka: "Bed?" Nardo: "No bed. " Latka: "No bed?" He stands up. "Thank you very much. " Andy Kaufman's loopy "Foreign Man" Latka Gravas and Marilu Henner's sexy, no-nonsense Elaine Nardo were two of the endearing characters in one of television's best comedies - so good, in fact, that it almost wound up on HBO. The show's first season is out this week in one of the sparest DVD releases ever, with zero extras.
July 15, 1994 |
The relationship between God and sports, explored in "Angels in the Outfield," is a curious one. Though we are often accused of being an irreligious society, you'd never know it by watching a sporting event. Players are forever thanking the Almighty for touchdowns, crossing themselves before entering the batter's box or bowing their heads humbly in the locker room before asking His assistance in maiming an opponent, who, at that moment, is in the other locker room making the very same request.
May 28, 2005 |
Eagles fans expecting to get some answers about next season by watching Terrell Owens on The Tony Danza Show yesterday may have been disappointed, but they did get to see T.O. teach T.D. a hot new end-zone dance that he named "Who's the Boss?" Owens came onto the set of Danza's New York-based morning show wearing acid-washed jeans and a yellow sweater, to hoots from the studio audience, and he told the host what fans here have heard before: Just because he celebrates on the field, it doesn't make him a bad guy. Asked if he liked Philadelphia, Owens said, "I enjoyed this past year" but didn't elaborate.
May 16, 2010
1. Jack Osbourne , The Osbournes 2. Kelly Osbourne , The Osbournes 3. Kim Kardashian , Keeping Up With the Kardashians 4. Kourtney Kardashian , Keeping Up With the Kardashians 5. Paris Hilton , The Simple Life 6. Heidi Klum , Project Runway 7. Tim Gunn , Project Runway 8. Jillian Michaels , The Biggest Loser 9. Danny Bonaduce , Breaking Bonaduce ...
March 17, 2011
Sam Chwat was a master of accents who taught Robert De Niro to talk like an Appalachian ex-convict, Olympia Dukakis to sound like a Holocaust survivor, and Peter Boyle to play the character of a Southern bigot. A modern-day Henry Higgins, he also trained some actors to lose accents, helping Julia Roberts drop her native Georgia drawl and Tony Danza his distinctive Brooklynese. Mr. Chwat, 57, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma March 3 on Long Island, N.Y. He ran the Sam Chwat Speech Center in New York City, which has helped thousands of people with speech challenges, including politicians and corporate executives.
March 17, 2002 |
Jesus Christ Superstar, 1776 and Tony Danza will highlight the first season of the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center. The township's Planning Board, however, has some reservations. The South Jersey SummerStage Series will offer six shows that also include Grammy-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz. But officials on the Evesham Planning Board fear that there will be parking problems when the series opens at the 1,500-seat auditorium adjacent to Cherokee High School South.
November 4, 1986 |
Even though networking - the old "it's not what you know, but who you know" concept - is as important to the entertainment industry as lox is to bagels, when it comes to the 30-team Showbiz Softball League, making contacts takes a back seat to a killer mentality. "The overall thrust of the league is very competitive softball," said Les Greif, founder and commissioner of the 8-year-old organization, which features teams composed of show-business executives, talent agents, writers, production personnel and film, TV and recording stars.