October 28, 2015
WEST PHILLY'S Yusaf Mack is known for his boxing. But it's his sexual prowess that has people buzzing. He appears in a new porn video that's caused a bit of a local scandal. And it's not just any porn video but a particularly graphic one that shows him engaging in a threesome with two other men. Mack, a father of 10 who is engaged to marry a woman, adamantly maintains that he's strictly heterosexual and that the whole thing is all a big mistake. "My whole life, I've been what they call a whoremonger.
February 28, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Flower Show and its 2015 theme - "Celebrate the Movies" - will be a paean to Disney films. Floral and garden designers will be interpreting, rather than replicating, characters and props. Which means there'll be no selfies beside giant cutouts of Mulan's plucky Chinese heroine or Jack Sparrow, the roguish captain of Pirates of the Caribbean - or, alas, Johnny Depp himself. But you will see, in Stoney Bank Nurseries of Glen Mills' Mulan -inspired exhibit, subtle features that characterize Chinese gardens, such as a moon door; a reflecting pool with water lilies, iris, and ceramic koi; and sculptured rocks that resemble natural limestone, with their weathered holes, etched cavities, and smoothed edges.
February 28, 2014
B UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw this TV ad with Amber Rose drinking whipped-cream vodka. How do you make vodka out of whipped cream? Marnie: That's easy, Buzz - you don't. What you're thinking of is flavored vodka, where a neutral base spirit gets dolled up with fancy flavors. Advertising can blur the lines of what's an ingredient and what's an added "flavor. " Buzz: And have you seen that "wedding cake" vodka? Is wedding cake even a flavor? Heck, my wedding cake was made out of beef jerky.
July 12, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN, aka the U.S. ambassador to North Korea, is going into the liquor business. The former NBA star, a seven-time rebounding champion, is marketing Bad Boy Vodka, a brand that he says, is "a perfect representation of whom I am and what I am all about. " The etched glass bottle contains an image of a black bull in the logo, no doubt a nod to the three championships he won with Chicago. Jorge Olson, the CEO and president of Premier Brands, the company that developed the vodka, thinks he has a winner.
May 28, 2013 |
Billy Joel went through a dark period after the Sept. 11 attacks, often turning to booze to help him cope with life. "I was kind of in a mental fog. . . . My mind wasn't right. I wasn't focused. I went into a deep, deep depression," Joel, 64, tells the New York Times. "[It] just knocked the wind out of me, and I don't know even now if I've recovered from it. " Joel, who says he "used booze as medication," went further into depression when his marriage to Katie Lee ended in '09. "When I really got heavy into it, it was vodka.
May 1, 2013
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett's push to liberalize Pennsylvania's beer, wine and liquor laws drew broad criticism from anti-addiction groups during a Senate committee hearing yesterday. The hearing in front of the Senate Law and Justice Committee was the first for senators on the subject as Corbett applies heavy pressure to get a bill to his desk by June 30, when the Legislature wraps up business for the summer. "We have issues in this commonwealth considerably more important than how convenient or inconvenient it is to buy a bottle of vodka," said David Bender of the anti-addiction group Compass Mark.
April 18, 2013
Makes 1 cocktail 2 ounces vodka 3/4 ounces lemon juice 3/4 ounces simple syrup 6-7 leaves of arugula 1. Muddle arugula leaves, lemon juice, and simple syrup in small mixing tin. 2. Add vodka to mixing tin and shake ingredients with ice. 3. Double-strain mixture into cocktail glass full of ice. Garnish with arugula leaf. - From Mike DiTota
November 8, 2012 |
WHEN TATTLE learned there were organizations unhappy with their appearances in the new Denzel Washington movie, "Flight," we assumed it was either an airline or the pilots union - Denzel plays a hero pilot who's also a drunk and drug addict. The aggrieved parties, however, are Anheuser-Busch and the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka. Anheuser-Busch said that it has asked Paramount Pictures to obscure or remove the Budweiser logo from the film, which at one point shows Denzel's character drinking the beer while behind the wheel.
July 12, 2012 |
The man accused of killing a police officer while driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning was drinking beer and vodka at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant before the crash, police said Tuesday. John Leck Jr. remains hospitalized in stable condition with injuries he suffered during the crash, which killed veteran Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo, 48, about 3:15 a.m. near the Cottman Avenue exit of I-95. According to police, Leck's last known location before the crash was at T.G.I.
April 12, 2012 |
Cheap vodka, to fill your jar or small bottle, about 8 ounces Spent vanilla beans, at least 3 1. Fill a mason jar or bottle with vodka. After you use the seeds of a vanilla bean in a recipe, rinse the vanilla bean and put it in the vodka. You'll need at least three vanilla beans in there for at least three weeks to get a good extract going, but it's fine to use more beans, too. Your extract is ready when it is a lovely brown color and smells like vanilla. 2. Either pour the extract into a new bottle and start over, or keep topping off the working bottle with vodka and keep shoving more vanilla beans into the bottle.