June 5, 2015 |
So apparently we're all supposed to be inspired by "The Person Formerly Known As Bruce Jenner. " We're supposed to clean up our language so that the correct pronouns are used, we're supposed to marvel at the "beauty" of that Annie Leibovitz cover, we're supposed to avoid sexist speculation about whether the addition of "the breast" implies the subtraction of "the rest," and we're supposed to marvel at the re-baptized Caitlyn's "courage. " Oh, and we're supposed to just assume that Jenner's family is totally OK with watching dad turn into Mama Mia. But guess what?
February 13, 2014 |
WHEN the world loses one of its most shining stars, a role model, trailblazer and icon, you can count on Hollywood to create some fairly terrible (and certainly grammar-free) Twitter posts about the person who's just passed. Celebrity social media didn't let us down when it came to commenting on the legacy left by Depression-era child actor-turned-international diplomat and overall do-good great-grandmother Shirley Temple Black , who died Monday night at age 85, at her home in San Francisco.
August 23, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Over the weekend, Ryan Lochte celebrated his five Olympic medals the way any red-blooded American male would do: by heading to Las Vegas, slipping into a tiny, star-spangled, hot-pink Speedo, and partying alongside Britain's Prince Harry. Lochte's revelry capped off a weeklong promotional blitz by the swimmer and aspiring actor, including a cameo on the CW soap 90210 , a stroll down the red carpet at the premiere of The Expendables 2 , a striptease performance for Giuliana Rancic and Joan Rivers on E!
May 26, 2011 |
There's nothing better for the inside of a man, according to an old cowboy saw, than the outside of a horse. A friend who knows horses told me this. I don't know horses. Never been on one, never even petted one. Until Monday. "You'll lose your fingers that way," cautioned Sarah Barnshaw as I tried to feed a carrot to a beast named Wheaties. She showed me how to center the offering in my outstretched palm so the horse could retrieve it with practiced lips. Barnshaw was giving me a tour of what she called Chester County's best-kept secret, the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, the nation's oldest retirement home for horses.
May 11, 2010 |
FANS of Wired 96.5's Chio in the Morning show are wondering whether Chio's longtime Q102 sidekick, Diego Ramos , may be joining him at Wired. Chio brought Ramos, who now owns a Bridesburg bar called Diego's (2676 Bridge), on stage with him at Saturday's Kings & Queens of freestyle event at Trenton's Sun National Bank Center. We asked Ramos about a possible return. "Radio is a crazy business; you just never know what will happen. I know one day Chio and I will work together again.
March 5, 2010 |
A deal has been completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more than three decades. Promoter Bob Arum told the Associated Press last night that WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will fight former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on June 5 at the new ballpark in the Bronx. The ring will be set up in right-centerfield with seating around the ring, in the rightfield bleachers and along the first-base line. Arum expects 30,000-35,000 ringside seats will go for $400 with the least expensive tickets priced at $50. Arum promoted the final bout at the old Yankee Stadium across 161st Street when Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton on Sept.
October 29, 2004 |
The Boston Red Sox will be the first World Series winner featured on a Wheaties box since the 1999 New York Yankees. The special-edition package will picture slugger David Ortiz on the front of the box, cereal maker General Mills said yesterday. The box will be available in mid-November. The Colorado Rockies and Jeromy Burnitz declined to exercise a $3 million mutual option, and the outfielder will get a $250,000 buyout. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Beltre filed for free agency on the same day he underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove two large bone spurs from his left ankle.
October 22, 2004 |
There was no raised arm, no tearful embrace to celebrate. When Paul Hamm won his gold medal, for good this time, there was no crowd roaring. "I was in my hotel room by myself," Hamm said during a news conference at his attorneys' Manhattan office yesterday. "Nobody was around to celebrate with. " Two months and three days after his triumph in Athens, Hamm finally awoke from his nightmare of doubt and second-guessing. The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal filed by South Korea's Yang Tae-Young, granting Hamm permanent custody of his shiny gold medal.
March 6, 2002 |
Michael Jackson needs money. His much-hyped comeback album Invincible (which cost him $40 million to produce) has proved anything but. Billboard and the New York Post report a U.S. Jacko tour - his first since 1993 - with a "limited run in May. " Jackson, 43, hasn't announced a tour, but his latest single, "You Rock My World," failed to rock anybody. Foxnews.com says Jackson's label, Sony-owned Epic Records, wants him to pay off a $200 million loan by selling to Sony the remainder of the Lennon-McCartney Beatles catalog - estimated to be worth from $400 million to $600 million.
November 21, 2001 |
Jim Thorpe, the American Indian once called "the world's greatest athlete," will soon grace the cover of a Wheaties box. Grace Thorpe, his 80-year-old daughter, and Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker unveiled the box design at a ceremony yesterday at Jim Thorpe High School. Thorpe died in 1953. Thorpe never lived in the Carbon County town that bears his name, but he did attend the Carlisle Indian School of Pennsylvania, where his prowess on the gridiron catapulted the school to victories over the likes of Pitt, Army and Penn State.