August 25, 2015 |
Now that "Straight Outta Compton" has proven to be a bigger hit than anticipated, would it surprise anyone if there's a rush of hip-hop biopics? How about "Don't Believe the Hype," the Public Enemy story. What about " Biggie vs. Tupac ," or Run-DMC 's "Walk This Way. " There's nothing that Hollywood likes better than finding a new potential sweet spot of filmgoers where it had never looked previously. "Compton" is an unquestionable hit. The movie finished in the top spot for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates yesterday.
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)
June 9, 2015 |
YOU'D NEVER guess it from her grammatically challenged tweets, but South Philly's own Amber Rose has reinvented herself as a wordsmith. Of sorts. A new glimpse at the former Delilah's employee's self-induction into the world of important literature has arrived via Instagram. Naturally. "Check out the Official cover for my book," captioned the ex of Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West . The Bard himself couldn't have come up with a more poetic title: How to Be a Bad Bitch . Rose's post showed the book's latest cover, a David LaChapelle seaside shot of the auteur bedecked in a single strand of gold floss and gloves made of metallic body paint.
February 21, 2015 |
If ever there were a complicated male bill of soul-hop singers and MCs, Wednesday's show featuring Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Tyga at Wells Fargo Center was it. Tyga is known for supposedly dating Kylie Jenner of Kardashian/Jenner family fame. If the Bruce Jenner news wasn't bad enough, Tyga got Twitter-dissed by Philly's Amber Rose (ex-Mrs. Wiz Khalifa!) for leaving his baby mama for young Kylie Jenner. It's hip-hop as soap opera. As for soapy drama, Chris Brown is the king: club shootings, Drake disses, his history with Rihanna, etc. Poor Songz - not known for anything but great singing, good abs, and racy lyrics.
January 22, 2015
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA native Amber Rose referred to the street near her old stomping grounds when she Instagrammed several pics of herself wearing a string monokini with the heading, "MILFIN.'" Wiz Khalifa 's ex didn't include their almost two-year-old in her scantily clad portraits taken in South Beach. Nor did Rose spell check. The street between Moore and McKean is Mifflin, my dear. Wait. That's not what Kanye West 's onetime main squeeze meant by her all-caps pronouncement?
October 21, 2014 |
A white sign fluttered from a fourth-floor balcony at the Piazza at Schmidts where six young men and women sipped from bottles and red plastic cups, music blaring below. "Yo Wiz," the sign read, calling out to rapper Wiz Khalifa, "After Party Over Here. " The best party in the city on Sunday did, indeed, seem to be at the Under 30 music festival, where Khalifa and others played as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The four-day event, which kicked off with the free concert, is bringing billionaires, venture capitalists, business tycoons, and young entrepreneurs together in Philadelphia through Wednesday.
October 9, 2014
SORRY, LADIES. One of the city's hunkiest and most eligible bachelors is engaged. I'm talking about none other than Eagles offensive guard Todd Herremans . I caught up with him at a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion event recently and couldn't help but notice that he and his gorgeous girlfriend, Elizabeth Dee , looked especially happy. When I asked him how things were, he broke the news that the couple were engaged and planning a spring wedding. In other off-the-gridiron news, Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy is now an on-air contributor at CBS3 and for SportsRadio 94WIP.
September 28, 2014 |
Next month, Forbes magazine is putting on its first Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, a confab aimed at young tech entrepreneurs. The event runs Oct. 19 to 22. It aims to be a sort of mini-SXSW, with panel discussions, interview sessions, and Shark Tank -style competitions all day long at the Convention Center Oct. 20 and 21. All manner of boldface names will be in town: Tinder cofounder Sean Rad; Shake Shack restaurateur Danny Meyer; America...
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.
September 24, 2014 |
BY ALL accounts, 6ABC reporter Annie McCormick is a fantastic reporter and wonderful woman, and it's a shame what's happening to her. Sources tell me that McCormick asked the station for some time off after her husband, lobbyist A.J. Marsico , was charged with sexual assault stemming from an August incident. A rep from 6ABC said that the station does not comment on personnel matters. McCormick is a part-time employee at 6ABC and does not have a regular schedule.