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September 9, 1998 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police were looking for a cat burglar who they said may be responsible for seven break-ins in the Levittown-Fairless Hills area in the past few days. Falls Township Police Lt. Neil Harkins said the burglar, believed to be a man, crawled through unlocked windows overnight Monday to gain entry to five homes in the Willowood and North Park sections while most of the homeowners were asleep. Harkins said police also suspect the same person in two burglaries overnight Saturday on Glouster Road, Fairless Hills.
NEWS
December 23, 2004 | By Alan Carter FOR THE INQUIRER
Is it a drama? Or a comedy? A little of both? What with its darkly comic treatment of adultery, murder and suicide, Desperate Housewives is probably best described as, well, indescribable. Quirky, campy, a little convoluted. OK, a lot convoluted. Sexy? Very. Violent? Very very. And so many puzzling twists. It could drive a Puritan to drink, not that we advocate such a thing. But that gives us an idea. The old Bob Newhart Show ushered in the first drinking game we can recall - whenever someone said "Hi, Bob" you had to take a swig - and the repetitive happenings in Desperate Housewives lend themselves to a similar sociable contest.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
The most desperate thing about Desperate Housewives is the way the show keeps playing the "shocking death" card. For two weeks, ABC teased Sunday's storm's-a-comin' episode as the curtain call for one of Wisteria Lane's leading lights. So who died in the tornado? Victor and Sylvia. That's not a plot twist. It's housecleaning - getting rid of two minor characters whose stories had played out. Remember Season 1, when Desperate Housefraus promised that in the next episode "one of their own is murdered"?
NEWS
May 29, 1998 | By Lewis Kamb, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Supervisors unanimously approved a $2.8 million project to patch, repave or overhaul 34 streets in the township beginning within three weeks. The wide-scale road improvement project, known as the 1998 Road Program, could cost the township even less when work is finished at the end of summer and the final bill is tallied, the township manager said. "Hopefully, this amount can be reduced some," Jim Dillon told the supervisors shortly before they approved the project contract.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thank goodness summer is over. That means starting at 9 tonight, we get a fresh fix of Desperate Housewives. Surely the outrageous antics of the Wisteria Lane ladies are worth a few hours of raking leaves? As the second season of the flamboyant potboiler begins, at least the show's original mystery has been resolved: Mary Alice (Brenda Strong) took her own life when her babynapping past resurfaced. But several other questions are looming above the Housewives' tract Eden. Curiously, the only subplot we're not keenly anticipating is the cliffhanger.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012 | Ellen Gray
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. I WAS DIGGING out my office last week — before someone called "Hoarders" — and it wasn't till I'd filled a bin to the very top that I closed the door and noticed, hanging on the back, the "Desperate Housewives" T-shirt in the drycleaners bag, just where I apparently stuck it after ABC sent it, nearly seven years ago, to promote the show's second season. Like the T-shirt (which I'll happily send to the first reader who emails me with his or her name and home address)
NEWS
November 18, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Why are the housewives of Wisteria Lane so desperate? Some would say they bring it on themselves with their meddling and manipulative behavior. That seems either obvious or mean-spirited, depending on your point of view. No, if you ask us, the source of despondency on ABC's runaway hit Desperate Housewives is the men. A more clueless and selfish batch of suburbanites you will never meet. The fraternity of TV husbands, from Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners to Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, is hardly a distinguished one. But the mendacious men on Housewives (9 p.m. Sundays)
NEWS
July 29, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm is reporting this week from the television critics' press tour in Pasadena, Calif. These items originally appeared in his blog, "Eye of the Storm," at www.philly.com/philly/blogs/storm . NBC's new "Undercovers. " Foodie spies, your show is coming. NBC's Undercovers stars a gorgeous pair of ex-CIAers who have gone into the catering business. Then they get tapped to spy again. It's from J.J. Abrams ( Lost , Alias )
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
AFTER WEEKS of sordid daily revelations, all that was missing from the Jesse James-Sandra Bullock sex scandal were sex tapes. Not anymore. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Jesse has more than 12 homemade videos that would make a porn star blush. "Most of the tapes feature a mass amount of Nazi paraphernalia," an insider tells RadarOnline.com. "It's all really quite disturbing. " "What I saw was a naked woman on her knees and Jesse in a Nazi hat waving his arm in a salute," the insider said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2005 | Daily news wire services contributed to this report
IN AN interview fit for Mother's Day, Halle Berry told "Extra" last night that she wants to have a baby. "I'd love to have a baby," she said, "love to be a mom and if I don't have one I want to adopt a child. I really need that in my life. So, hopefully the next decade can be dedicated to that. " Berry, 39, also said she is not adverse to artificial insemination. "I know many people who have done it successfully," Halle said, "and I respect their choice to say I don't have someone in my life, but I still want to experience motherhood.
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NEWS
May 14, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
It's time for one last block party on Wisteria Lane. We've been through so much with our Desperate Housewives over eight madcap seasons. That turns out to be both a good and a bad thing as Sunday's two-hour series finale approaches. The show was such a bold and unique amalgam of drama, mystery, and subversive comedy when it debuted in 2004. The way that Marc Cherry's creation adhered to and exploded the soap-opera genre made Housewives an instant sensation. The debut was watched by 21 million viewers, the season finale by 30 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012 | Ellen Gray
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. I WAS DIGGING out my office last week — before someone called "Hoarders" — and it wasn't till I'd filled a bin to the very top that I closed the door and noticed, hanging on the back, the "Desperate Housewives" T-shirt in the drycleaners bag, just where I apparently stuck it after ABC sent it, nearly seven years ago, to promote the show's second season. Like the T-shirt (which I'll happily send to the first reader who emails me with his or her name and home address)
NEWS
July 29, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm is reporting this week from the television critics' press tour in Pasadena, Calif. These items originally appeared in his blog, "Eye of the Storm," at www.philly.com/philly/blogs/storm . NBC's new "Undercovers. " Foodie spies, your show is coming. NBC's Undercovers stars a gorgeous pair of ex-CIAers who have gone into the catering business. Then they get tapped to spy again. It's from J.J. Abrams ( Lost , Alias )
NEWS
May 22, 2010 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
They almost had me. I was ready to enlist in the navy of NCIS fans (affectionately know as NKissers). That was after the previous episode, a kicky caper in which my favorite Goth lab rat, Abby, ventured down to Mexico. But I lost my enthusiasm this week as the show reverted to its usual he-man formula. It was an hour devoted to Tony and Tim trading atrociously artificial tough-guy badinage and Ducky pedantically lecturing corpses. (They're not listening, buddy.) When Abby did try to insert herself into the plot, Gibbs dismissed her with his customary Dirty Harry whisper-growl: "Not now, Abs. " Abs?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
AFTER WEEKS of sordid daily revelations, all that was missing from the Jesse James-Sandra Bullock sex scandal were sex tapes. Not anymore. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Jesse has more than 12 homemade videos that would make a porn star blush. "Most of the tapes feature a mass amount of Nazi paraphernalia," an insider tells RadarOnline.com. "It's all really quite disturbing. " "What I saw was a naked woman on her knees and Jesse in a Nazi hat waving his arm in a salute," the insider said.
NEWS
May 31, 2009 | By Kathy Boccella and Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
If you made up a shopping list to collect all the ingredients for the classic version of the hypercharged American suburban mom of the 21st century, it might read something like this: Large, well-kept house on a quiet cul-de-sac, with an expensive SUV in the garage. Check. Blond-streaked, picture-perfect hair. Check. Full-time job but still time to take part in a full array of activities at kid's school. Check. Expensive fertility treatments to conceive a third child.
NEWS
July 26, 2008 | By Chris Satullo, Inquirer Columnist
On a hot day this week in a big building in the imperial city, the chicken and the egg renewed their age-old dispute. The site was the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. The topic was Pennsylvania, the Wisteria Lane of state governments. Here was the day's chicken-or-egg riddle: Why does so little good policy get done in Harrisburg? Is it that Pennsylvania's well-meaning wonks aren't adept at driving a civic agenda? Or is it that, as Shirley Malcom of the Heinz Endowments bluntly put it, "the whole place is so broken, it screws up anything you try to do"?
NEWS
April 17, 2008
A LITTLE BEFORE 3 p.m. yesterday, Barack Obama's camp shared with reporters a published story that the rest of Hillary Clinton's advertising would be 100 percent negative. If that's accurate, said Obama spokesman Matthew Lehrich, "It looks like we'll see the 'Tonya Harding option' on display at tonight's debate. " Why do you think we're tuning in, Matt? Well, the ladies of Wisteria Lane returned to "Desperate Housewives" Sunday, and the populist millionaires of "Desperate Candidates" returned last night.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
The most desperate thing about Desperate Housewives is the way the show keeps playing the "shocking death" card. For two weeks, ABC teased Sunday's storm's-a-comin' episode as the curtain call for one of Wisteria Lane's leading lights. So who died in the tornado? Victor and Sylvia. That's not a plot twist. It's housecleaning - getting rid of two minor characters whose stories had played out. Remember Season 1, when Desperate Housefraus promised that in the next episode "one of their own is murdered"?
NEWS
June 16, 2007 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
With apologies to the funny Farrelly brothers, who brought us Dumb and Dumber , it's Weird and Weirder tomorrow on the two big pay-cable networks. There's not enough that's dumb in the too-intense Meadowlands (10 p.m. on Showtime), but some silliness makes John From Cincinnati (9 p.m. on HBO) seem like it could be a keeper. Both shows are unapologetically eccentric, which may be just the thing for the pay cablers. They don't care who watches, as long as people pay their subscription fees, and John and Meadowlands are just the kind of shows, unlike anything else on TV, that might persuade a few hundred thousand cultists to sign up, while their creativity keeps current subscribers interested enough to hang in to see what's next on the pricey services.
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