August 7, 1994 |
What a difference 25 years makes with the media. The press got caught short by the original Woodstock festival in 1969. Who knew it was going to be a cultural landmark? "None of the other writers wanted to go," recalls Atlantic Records President Danny Goldberg, who was assigned to the rock festival as a 19-year-old cub reporter for Billboard magazine. "I was excited to go, but the regular reviewers were into going to the Copacabana (nightclub) and getting free drinks."
September 23, 2005 |
In early August, a radio broadcaster was fired for on-air comments he made about the San Francisco Giants' Latino players and their 70-year-old manager, Felipe Alou. Larry Krueger, formerly the host of a talk show on the Giants' flagship station KNBR, attributed the team's poor performance this season to "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly" and said that Alou's "mind has turned to Cream of Wheat."
June 20, 1990 |
Donald Trump's major bank leaders have tentatively agreed to give him a little breathing room, it was reported today. The four lead banks agreed to lend him $65 million and defer interest and principal payments on about $850 million of the $3 billion in debt the developer ran up in building his real estate and gambling empire, the New York Times said.
February 14, 1990 |
Donald and Ivana Trump have called a Valentine's Day cease-fire in their divorce battle. Neither side would comment on allegations about the 43-year-old billionaire's reported affair with 26-year-old model Marla Maples. Nor did they have any new vitriol for the opposing side regarding prenuptial agreements, ownership of the Plaza Hotel or the financial welfare of their three children. "Look, it's Valentine's Day," John Scanlon, 40-year-old Ivana's publicity man, said.
December 21, 2012 |
If you are looking for last-minute holiday presents, there are lots of DVD choices out there to make your life easier, no matter where your interests lie. For the TV fanatic, it's hard to do better than the complete “Mission: Impossible” series. That's right, all seven years of the original show, plus the three-year revival, all contained in a mammoth 56-disc set that is shaped like a huge stick of dynamite. Really. If your tastes run more toward the theatrical, there is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 and 2: Ultimate Edition,” wherein the two films are packaged together for the first time, along with the usual extensive extras.
May 9, 2012 |
Tom Hanks is in discussions to make his Broadway debut in a play written by his frequent screen collaborator Nora Ephron. The New York Post reported Wednesday that the play, titled "Lucky Guy," is a biographical drama about the newspaper columnist Mike McAlary and that it would debut next season in January. Ephron's play would follow the career of McAlary, who wrote for the New York Daily News, one of the city's largest tabloids. McAlary won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his coverage of the Abner Louima scandal in which a Haitian man was assaulted and sodomized by New York City police. McAlary died in 1998 from cancer.
April 20, 2005 |
The inciting incident of Dan Klores and Ron Berger's gripping documentary, "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story," is an event that shook the boxing world more than 40 years ago. On March 24, 1962, at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Griffith fought Benny "Kid" Paret for the third time, the welterweight title having changed hands after both of the previous bouts.
July 27, 1989 |
the co-owner of Studio 54 who reigned over New York's night life during the disco craze until his arrest for skimming club receipts, died Wednesday. He was 45. Rubell, who was convicted of tax evasion at the height of his club's popularity, died of complications from hepatitis and septic shock at Beth Israel Hospital, said publicist Dan Klores, who would not elaborate.
June 8, 2007 |
A singular case of truth being stranger than fiction could ever hope to be, Dan Klores' meticulously sourced and researched documentary "Crazy Love" tells the story of a dangerous romantic fixation that took a dark turn and wound up splashed all over the papers in summer 1959, before we had words for things like sexual harassment. And crazy stalker. A successful lawyer in his early 30s, Burt Pugach spotted Linda Riss sitting in the park one day.
December 19, 1998 |
The critics who have made Lauryn Hill's solo debut the most acclaimed release of 1998 have consistently praised the album for its vision and honesty in presenting one woman's view on life and love. But now, on the eve of the Grammy season in which it is a sure contender, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is being portrayed in a lawsuit filed by a group of musicians as something far different--a group project and a lesson in the unfairness of the music business.