June 13, 2015 |
If you put the hyper-ruminative power-pop of Fall Out Boy together with the singsong weed-centric hip hop of Wiz Khalifa, throw in fireworks, confetti blasters, and rude University of Pennsylvania rapper Hoodie Allen, you're either throwing a pricey frat party or you're running the Boys of Zummer tour that started at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center on Wednesday. The comeback success of Fall Out Boy (FOB) goes like this: Songwriting/emo kings Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar) and bassist Pete Wentz (bass)
September 26, 2014 |
Amber's all done with Wiz Everyone's breaking up! A day after we find out Kris Jenner has dumped Whatshisname , there's news that locally-bred model-actor Amber Rose , 30, has filed for divorce from hip-hopster Wiz Khalifa , 27, citing irreconcilable differences. They were married for . . . drumroll . . . 14 whole months! Court papers say Amber, a South Philly gal born Amber Levonchuck , wants custody of the couple's 20-month old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz . She also asks for spousal support as detailed in their prenup.
August 8, 2014 |
G EORGE CLOONEY and fiancee Amal Alamuddin have posted a legal notice declaring their intention to marry in Italy. Clooney and the Beirut-born London lawyer announced their engagement in April, although the pair has not yet announced a date for their nuptials. A spokesman at the register office at London's Chelsea Old Town Hall confirmed yesterday that the pair posted a legal document for a British national who is marrying abroad. A photo of the notice published by the Daily Mirror showed the dynamic duo's names, ages (he's 53, she's 36)
July 25, 2014 |
Summer is Wiz Khalifa time. His tune "Shell Shocked" is on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sound track. His new album, Blacc Hollywood , drops in August. And the rapper will take his third Under the Influence of Music summer tour through Scranton on Thursday and to Camden on Friday. "I always wanted to make Under the Influence something to talk about," says Khalifa, "not just the day after the show, but the rest of your life. " He's a Pittsburgh native. His 2010 hit "Black and Yellow" was a pledge of allegiance to the Steelers.
July 10, 2013 |
CALL THEM Pennsylvania's first couple? South Philly's own Amber Rose has tied the knot with Pittsburgh-born and -bred rapper Wiz Khalifa . In an interview with the Daily News ' Jenice Armstrong , Rose, who formerly dated Kanye West , referred to Khalifa as her soul mate. Khalifa and Rose already have a child together, Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz , born in February. The couple kept the nuptials quiet until yesterday, when Khalifa tweeted, "Me and Amber got married today.
February 22, 2013
1ERIC BURDON On "Til Your River Runs Dry" (ABKCO), this voice of authority still growls like an Animal but ruminates like a confident yet world-weary blues rocker. 2SONS OF ROGUE GALLERY Philly-spawned producer Hal Willner grew up listening to Gene Shay on WXPN (88.5 FM). He passes on the knowledge with "Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (Anti), his second double-disc of tunes recast with contemporary artists and offbeat arrangements. 3RON SEXSMITH He's a master of subtle understatement and mellifluous good taste, yet always wears heart and hurt on his sleeve.
August 11, 2012
Special-effects master and three-time Oscar winner Carlo Rambaldi, 86, died Friday in Italy after a long illness, Italian news media reported. Mr. Rambaldi was known as the father of E.T. He won visual effects Oscars for Steven Spielberg's 1982 extraterrestrial hit, as well as Ridley Scott's film Alien in 1979, and John Guillermin's King Kong in 1976. Mr. Rambaldi worked on more than 30 films, but was best known for his work on E.T. , for which he created three robots, two costumes worn by actors in the scenes when E.T. walked, and gloves for the hands.
January 6, 2012
A Pittsburgh rapper is suing Wiz Khalifa over allegations that the hip-hop star stole the hit song "Black and Yellow. " Max Warren, who performs as Maxamillion, says Khalifa's chart-topper was lifted from his own "Pink N Yellow. " Warren said he copyrighted "Pink N Yellow" in 2008 and Khalifa copyrighted "Black and Yellow" in 2011. The copyright-infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia and seeks at least $2.3 million in damages. It names Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, two other songwriters, and several record companies and music publishers.
February 24, 2011
I DON'T THINK Doug Collins really had to say much of anything. His players already knew. The Sixers' turnaround from their 3-13 start has been predicated on defense. No, it's not the lockdown variety the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks used to play. But in a season when scoring is up across the board, the Sixers, in relative terms, have become one of the better teams at slowing the opposition. Entering last night's game, the Sixers ranked eighth in the league in field-goal defense, holding opponents to 44.7 percent shooting.
December 1, 2004 |
The long reign of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, 30, the winningest contestant in game-show history, came to an end last night when the affable, speed-talking computer engineer flubbed a question about seasonal white-collar workers. The Final Jeopardy answer: "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year. " Jennings, who'd racked up more than $2.5 million in 74 prior appearances since June 2, in the process becoming a household word, wrote "What is FedEx?"