All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘philadelphia’

Andrea Bocelli, Juanes To Perform For Pope Francis In Philadelphia

Alongside Colombian pop star Juanes and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Italian classical tenor Andrea Bocelli will be singing for Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September during his US visit. On Tuesday, the World Meeting of Families confirmed the highly-regarded tenor’s upcoming performance. Bocelli is going to sing as one of the first three musical acts for the Festival of Families on …

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Uber Driver Accused of Rape, Kidnapping in Philadelphia

In my god what the hell are people doing news, another Uber driver has been accused of rape and kidnapping, and was apparently not suspended until at least 40 days after the alleged incident occurred – a disturbing wrinkle in an already disturbing story. According to Philadelphia, a woman filed a report with Philadelphia police on February 6th, the same …

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Charlie Sheen Stands Up For Stiffed Waiter

Since his infamous meltdown in 2011 actor Charlie Sheen has continued to set his own rules. After leaving Two and a Half Men Sheen starred in the FX series Anger Management. Off-screen Sheen has remained unapologetic about his wild lifestyle, dating porn stars and making late-night drunken appearances in public. Despite his infamy and the criticism it has caused one …

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Three Children Killed During Philadelphia Carjacking

Three children were killed and three adults were injured in Philadelphia Friday after two men carjacked an SUV and crashed it into a fruit stand. Authorities are offering a $110,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, who remain at large. Siblings Thomas Reed, 10, Keiearra Williams, 15, and Terrence Williams, 7, were hit by a …

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Vietnam Vet Robbed, Victim of Philly Home Invasion

A Vietnam vet robbed on Sunday in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia was targeted, according to police in that city. The home invasion took place around 4:00 in the afternoon on the 600 block of Comly Street. The 68-year-old veteran recently suffered a stroke and can’t even speak for himself. A relative spoke on his behalf to the media. “People …

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Bill Cosby Adds Humor To Lewis Katz’s Memorial

His T-shirt read “Self-Made, Philly Made, Temple Made.” His sweatpants were red, and he hadn’t bothered to shave. Instead of the typical black attire most associated with funerals, Bill Cosby opted to wear a pair of blazing red Temple University sweatpants and a tucked in black T-shirt to his friend’s memorial service on Wednesday. The 76-year-old comedian actually went to …

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1805 Letter by Thomas Jefferson For Sale: $35,000

Ever want to own a letter written by Thomas Jefferson? Here’s your chance. The Associated Press reported that the Raab Collection of Philadelphia is selling a letter written by the former president for the low, low price of $35,000. Previously, it belonged to an unknown collector, far from the eyes of scholars or the public. As published on the Raab …

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Peephole Shooting Copies Movie Assassination

In a move that seems to be borrowed from a Jean Luc Goddard film, a Philadelphia man was killed by being shot in the face as he peered through the peephole in his door. “According to family members who were in the house at the time of the shooting, there was a knock on the door,” said Philadelphia Police Chief …

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Peephole Shooting: Man Killed While Looking Through Peephole

Be careful the next time you check to see who is knocking on your door, as a 29-year-old man was shot through the peephole of his Philadelphia home. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, died from the injuries he sustained in the peephole shooting. The peephole shooting happened on late Saturday night in an East Germantown neighborhood. Witnesses say …

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Marjorie Margolies Gets Campaign Help from Bill Clinton

Marjorie Margolies wants to return to Congress in 2014 and she has a big name behind her: former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton will appear at an April 10 fundraiser luncheon at the Prime Rib restaurant in Philadelphia on behalf of Margolies. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, tickets are $1,000 and $5,000. Margolies and Clinton share important family ties: her …

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Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup

Some snowplows take snowball fighting a little too far. During a live TV coverage Monday morning in Salem County, New Jersey, one of Philadelphia’s local reporters was crushed by a wave of snow. WTXF-TV Fox 29’s Steve Keeley was reporting about the trendy snowstorm hitting the east coast when a snowplow swept by, striking him with a heavy load. In the video, Keeley starts …

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Justin Timberlake Flips Audience Off

Justin Timberlake has a pretty great sense of humor. It came especially in handy during one of his performances. While making a stop in Philadelphia for his 20/20 Experience tour, the singer was greeted by a not-so-friendly fan. After singing, the 33-year-old took a second to say hello to his audience. “I’m excited to be here,” Timberlake said. “I’ve got …

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