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February 20, 2001 | By Eils Lotozo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was Tuesday night, and the guests at Peter Wechsler's grand Washington Crossing house were chatting over Chilean sea bass, sauteed snow peas, and red wine when Michael Williams checked his watch. "It's 8 o'clock," he announced. "We're live. " With that, the group of lawyers, doctors and businessmen stampeded down the hall toward the big-screen television for the evening's real business: viewing the latest episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They call themselves the Slayers.
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July 31, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"All I want to do," declares Buffy, the blond, flaky Southern California cheerleader and namesake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "is graduate high school, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater and die. " And maybe stop at the mall first to buy a really bitchin' yellow motorcycle jacket. An airhead horror comedy that isn't quite as good as its concept, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the story of what happens when a mysterious bearded guy shows up during cheerleading practice and tells Buffy she is the last best hope against an army of bloodsuckers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2001 | By DONNA PETROZZELLO New York Daily News
UPN will roll out a marketing push next week to get fans of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" to tune in to its season opener on Oct. 2. The campaign, the network's largest in five years, includes papering thousands of billboards, bus sides and, in subway cars, a poster-size picture of "Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar's eyes looming over the caption, "Buffy Lives. " "Our promotions in New York for 'Buffy' will be everywhere," said UPN chief operating officer Adam Ware. "It won't be unlike what people saw around the premiere of the movie 'Pearl Harbor.
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July 19, 2007 | By Ethan Sacks NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Those fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer who weren't aware that the character is still kicking in pointy teeth four years after the series finale shouldn't feel bad. Creator Joss Whedon hasn't even notified Sarah Michelle Gellar or the rest of the TV cast about the new comic series that picks up where season seven of the hit television show ended. "I have not told them," says Whedon. "I can tell you right now what everyone's reaction would be: 'My nose doesn't look like that!
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June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
WIZARD CON PHILLY has a very special guest this year, as Philly's own David Boreanaz will make his first appearance at a Wizard show here. "Yeah, I'm excited," said Boreanaz, best known for major or lead roles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and the still-going-strong "Bones. " "I'm looking forward to coming back home and spending some time with the fans that come out. And one of the things about Wizard in particular is not only is it great for fans of comic books, but I think they've evolved over the years to be more than just that.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1999 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
"I am somebody. I matter. People will be attracted to my positive energy and help me achieve my goals. " One of the characters in the WB's great new Angel, which premiers tonight at 9 on Channel 17, fruitlessly repeats that page from the Stuart Smalley book of self-motivational folderol. It could be the mantra of the WB itself - minuscule, if trendy, network of teenage girls everywhere, and not much of anybody else. Teenage boys, bless their growing, testosterone-filled hearts, seem to like pro wrestling better.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV Tuesday night, seven years after Buffy slew her last vampire. She plays not one, but two, lead roles in a splendidly silly series called Ringer , premiering at 9 p.m. on the little CW. The network has three other new series, but Ringer , a cleverly convoluted suspense tale about identical twins, is the big one. Not that it's going to be all that big, stuck on a descendant of the network where a...
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May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
If you've been dying to feel Elvis' tomb essence, now's your chance. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling the King's original crypt, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Elvis was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at Graceland. The original crypt has remained empty ever since. Julien says the winning bidder will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, an inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2004 | By LAURA RANDALL -- For the Daily News
Call it Phase 3. Call it a new beginning. Just don't say "Buffy's back. " Sarah Michelle Gellar hits the big screen this weekend in "The Grudge," her first adult feature film since her long-running television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," ended last year. As an exchange student in Japan who confronts a curse-afflicted house, the role isn't a big stretch from the evil-battling teenager Buffy Summers. But Gellar sees it as the next chapter in a career that began as a child actor on the soap opera "All My Children" and took off when she moved to L.A. at age 18 and landed a seven-year gig on "Buffy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1999 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
"I've never done an honest day's work in my life, apparently," said Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, sitting in a gaudy, red overstuffed chair before a roomful of television critics at their summer press tour. The topic was "How I Spent My Summer," by Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the chapter was "Working for Habitat for Humanity in the Dominican Republic. " Gellar spent a week helping to build a house for a Dominican woman who had never had a bathroom. "I learned to lay floor," she said.
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June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
WIZARD CON PHILLY has a very special guest this year, as Philly's own David Boreanaz will make his first appearance at a Wizard show here. "Yeah, I'm excited," said Boreanaz, best known for major or lead roles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and the still-going-strong "Bones. " "I'm looking forward to coming back home and spending some time with the fans that come out. And one of the things about Wizard in particular is not only is it great for fans of comic books, but I think they've evolved over the years to be more than just that.
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July 2, 2012 | John Timpane is The Inquirer's media writer/editor
That Abe Lincoln is a bad dude and no mistake.   Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last week, in 3D no less, and it's pretty good! People are surprised, but why? Abe always gets voted No. 1 All-Time Prez. Everybody sees him as this hick dweeb loser who makes himself into a god. It's a heart-warmer, equal parts Huck Finn, Revenge of the Nerds, and Patton. This flick just cements the rep. And can that man sling an ax! The axemanship alone is worth the ducat.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | Howard Gensler
If you've been dying to feel Elvis' tomb essence, now's your chance. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling the King's original crypt, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, as part of his "Music Icons" auction next month. Elvis was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at Graceland. The original crypt has remained empty ever since. Julien says the winning bidder will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, an inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV Tuesday night, seven years after Buffy slew her last vampire. She plays not one, but two, lead roles in a splendidly silly series called Ringer , premiering at 9 p.m. on the little CW. The network has three other new series, but Ringer , a cleverly convoluted suspense tale about identical twins, is the big one. Not that it's going to be all that big, stuck on a descendant of the network where a...
NEWS
July 19, 2007 | By Ethan Sacks NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Those fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer who weren't aware that the character is still kicking in pointy teeth four years after the series finale shouldn't feel bad. Creator Joss Whedon hasn't even notified Sarah Michelle Gellar or the rest of the TV cast about the new comic series that picks up where season seven of the hit television show ended. "I have not told them," says Whedon. "I can tell you right now what everyone's reaction would be: 'My nose doesn't look like that!
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June 27, 2006 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
L.A. Banks' story of Damali Richards, the spoken-word artist who splatters sulfuric vampire guts in Philadelphia alleys and Los Angeles nightclubs, was supposed to be one book, Minion (2003). That's all. But Banks' publishing house, St. Martin's Press, split the coming-of-age novel about the vampire slayer Damali and her drug dealer-turned-vampire lover, Carlos Rivera, in two: The second book was called The Awakening (2004). Readers demanded more. So the West Philadelphia author continued on with her fast-paced saga, writing two 400-plus-page paperbacks a year.
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December 8, 2004 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITI C
Poor Wesley Snipes. He didn't get the memo about not working with animals or comedians. First a vampire lapdog, a fanged Pomeranian, upstages him in the actor's own Superfly-meets-Superman franchise. Then a sitcom second banana runs his mouth and runs away with the movie. The dog is a sign not to take Blade: Trinity too seriously. And when wisenheimer Ryan Reynolds (as buff vampire slayer Hannibal King) pops up like a silly wabbit, he turns these earnest proceedings into Kevin Smith-style slapstick.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2004 | By LAURA RANDALL -- For the Daily News
Call it Phase 3. Call it a new beginning. Just don't say "Buffy's back. " Sarah Michelle Gellar hits the big screen this weekend in "The Grudge," her first adult feature film since her long-running television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," ended last year. As an exchange student in Japan who confronts a curse-afflicted house, the role isn't a big stretch from the evil-battling teenager Buffy Summers. But Gellar sees it as the next chapter in a career that began as a child actor on the soap opera "All My Children" and took off when she moved to L.A. at age 18 and landed a seven-year gig on "Buffy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2004 | By Natalie Pompilio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The following conversation is real. It took place about five years ago, when I forced my mother to watch the then-new WB show Angel: Mom: I don't understand. He's an angel? Why doesn't he have wings? Why is he fighting all the time? Me: He's not an angel. He's Angel. He's a vampire, but he's good. He helps people. Mom: How can a vampire be good? All he does is fight. The other show with the two girl angels was much nicer. Me: This is not about angels! Just Angel.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2001 | By DONNA PETROZZELLO New York Daily News
UPN will roll out a marketing push next week to get fans of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" to tune in to its season opener on Oct. 2. The campaign, the network's largest in five years, includes papering thousands of billboards, bus sides and, in subway cars, a poster-size picture of "Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar's eyes looming over the caption, "Buffy Lives. " "Our promotions in New York for 'Buffy' will be everywhere," said UPN chief operating officer Adam Ware. "It won't be unlike what people saw around the premiere of the movie 'Pearl Harbor.
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