December 10, 2014 |
NORTH PHILLY'S own Kevin Hart hit his hometown last night for the premiere of his new movie, "The Wedding Ringer," in which he plays a guy who rents out his services as a best man to the friendless bros among us (in this case, Josh Gad of "Frozen"). "You can't go to a wedding without the 'Electric Slide,' " Hart said about his wedding musts. "Oh, 'The Tootsie Roll' and 'Funky Cold Medina.' Kid 'n' Play. Basically any dance to show your age. Then I try to do what the kids are doing.
November 24, 2014 |
RUNNING marathons and gluttonous eating competitions aren't a typical mix of activities. Unless, of course, your name is Breandan Lyman, aka Skin and Bones - the La Salle University graduate who consumed 4 pounds of bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes in 8 minutes to qualify for last February's WIP Wing Bowl 22. Lyman didn't finish in the Top 6 in that Wing Bowl, but, at Wing Bowl 21 in 2013, the 6-3, 175-pound runner finished fourth after consuming 209...
October 23, 2014 |
CBS3's Ukee Washington returns to "The Talk," the national chat show, at 2 p.m. today on CBS, interviewing actor Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife"). Washington is the rare male to be on female-centric "Talk," and this is his second time on the show. ("It's all women and I'm the guy in between!" Washington told me after the Monday taping.) So, does he have a secret feminine side we don't know about? Washington laughed, replying that no, he was just happy to be asked back. The last time Washington was on "The Talk," producers from the CBS series "The Crazy Ones" saw Washington and asked him to cameo on the Robin Williams -starring show.
July 6, 2014 |
There's a Glee -focused twerp out there who likes to hack into Facebook pages of Glee stars and cause havoc. Friday morning, Lea Michele seemingly announced she was with child . . . but later, her rep said no, she's unpreg, she got hacked. Thursday it was Chris Colfer 's turn, with his Facebook page telling the world he was fired from Glee for personal reasons. Lies. Overeating on the Fourth A SideShow belch goes out to Joey "Jaws" Chestnut , winner of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
February 7, 2014
I ROLLED my eyes when I saw that Ronnie Polaneczky, a "columnist," attended an event that she doesn't understand and of which she admittedly had a negative opinion, and I chuckled at her classically hypocritical response in the Daily News . This is a person who regularly writes about a woman's right to control her own body, but claims that "it wasn't fun seeing female attendees lift their shirts and flash their naked boobs just because a...
February 6, 2014 |
THE PHONE rang Monday. "Are you listening to WIP?" my sister asked worriedly. "Angelo Cataldi just called you 'a bitch who needs a laxative!' " No sweat, girl. I've been writing this column for 15 years, and I've been called worse (including the c-word by a former state senator). I will say, though, that this was my first insult (that I know of) from a sports-radio guy. Someone rent a catering hall - I've got a milestone to celebrate! Cataldi, WIP's morning host, hated my column about Friday's Wing Bowl - my first time attending.
February 3, 2014 |
MAYBE I SHOULD'VE known better, even though I had never attended Wing Bowl before yesterday's annual bacchanal at the Wells Fargo Center. After all, the debauchery of Wing Bowl long ago trumped its wholesome origins, in 1993, as a funny publicity stunt birthed by sports-radio jocks frustrated by Philly's lack of a Super Bowl win. The debauchery has been chronicled ad nauseum (yes, it's a pun) in this paper, on TV news and websites, via YouTube. So you could argue that there was no need for me to see firsthand what I was missing.
February 2, 2014 |
THERE ARE some things in life that you can't make sense of, even as you watch them unfold with your own eyes. Take Molly Schuyler. The skinny mother of four beat out a bevy of burly competitive eating veterans yesterday morning to win Wing Bowl 22 in front of a rabid packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. The fact that she won isn't what defied belief. It's how she won. Schuyler put away a record 363 chicken wings in three rounds - in the span of an hour - with a level of speed and ferocity that left even WIP morning-show host and Wing Bowl co-creator Angelo Cataldi speechless.
February 2, 2014 |
Brett Brown called it surreal. The 76ers coach attended Wing Bowl 22 Friday morning at Wells Fargo Center as a guest of WIP host and Wing Bowl creator Angelo Cataldi. "You are walking and you see the tailgating and like 6:20 [in the morning], and the place is rolling," Brown said. "It's got a hell of an atmosphere, and people go 'Let's go Sixers' and welcoming and hospitable. " And that is in the parking lot. The NBA rookie head coach said there were 18,000 to 20,000 people "really having a good time at that time of the morning" inside the arena.
February 1, 2014 |
Calling in Thursday morning to a Philadelphia sports radio show, Gov. Christie gave his first live interview since the George Washington Bridge controversy erupted three weeks ago. But the Republican governor faced no questions on Angelo Cataldi's show on 94 WIP Sportsradio about the allegations that have clouded the start of his second term. The hosts said ground rules were set and the conversation with Christie, which followed a discussion with a Playboy model about Friday's Wing Bowl, would stick to sports and the Super Bowl.