Monday, May 13, 2013
The New Jersey pariah continues to make headlines.
That was a close call. Sources close to “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil told celebrity gossip site TMZ that the Nutley woman would be featured in a soon-to-be released gay porn film. The sources then qualified the revelation: Krentcil would be working fully clothed and she won’t partake in any love making. What a relief. The 45-year-old mother would be paid $1,000 for the cameo role, sources said. Earlier this year, the mother of five recorded her debut rap single at a New York recording studio and posed topless on a Jersey Shore beach. Krentcil's infamy began in April 2012 when school officials noticed burns on her daughter's leg and reported the injuries to authorities. Following an investigation, Krentcil was arrested later that month. …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
All-day event to include entertainment, refreshments, backstage tours and surprises.
Capping off its 80th season, the Bergen County Players (BCP) will open its doors for its annual theater Open House on Saturday, May 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack in Oradell. Free and open to the public, this special Spring event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with free workshops in various aspects of theater, backstage tours of BCP, information tables, family events, free raffles, an introduction to the new 2013-2014 season, live music and complimentary food. The Open House will have something for everyone: live performances, demonstrations, kids' activities, master classes, and much more. Tours leave every hour on the half hour. Theater staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions about Bergen …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Richard Kuklinski, a Dumont man who killed more than 100 people, is the subject of director Ariel Vromen's crime thriller.
A film based on the true life story of one of New Jersey’s most notorious killers is set to hit select theaters this Friday. "The Iceman" tells the story of Dumont's Richard Kuklinski, from his ordinary family life to his introduction to the mob and his arrest for murder. Kuklinski said he killed more than 100 people, many during his time associated with the mafia in the 1970s and 80s. In the screenplay co-written by Morgan Land and director Ariel Vromen and based on a book by Anthony Bruno, Kuklinski initially appears to be a devoted family man but is soon found out to be ruthless hit man. Michael Shannon — of Boardwalk Empire and “Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter” fame — portrays The Iceman, who got his …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
McClure credits his nomination for best actor in a musical to his roots in New Milford.
His wife gasped, New Milford's Jonathan Silver came bounding down the stairs in a "unique" dance, while all he could muster was Holy ****, a thought verbally expressed just as his mother sent him a text that read, "Holy ****." Still reeling from his Carnegie Hall debut the night before, that's how New Milford's Rob McClure reacted to the news early Tuesday morning that he had been nominated for a Tony Award as best actor in a musical for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin The Musical. Upon the announcement, his castmates from Chaplin had donuts delivered to his house, he received countless phone calls and well wishes from family and friends, but what turned him into a "weep puddle" was the text he received from the students at …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Reality show "The Real Girls of the Bada Bing" features Satin Dolls, the Lodi club where scenes were filmed for The Sopranos. CAUTION: ADULT LANGUAGE AND SCENES IN VIDEO
A new reality show in development features Bergen County's Satin Dolls, the gentlemen's club best known as the fictional "Bada Bing!" from The Sopranos. Tom Murro, a celebrity journalist and the show's executive producer, said it's like a mix between Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Sopranos. "It's going to be awesome," Murro said. "There's a lot more swearing and violence. No table flipping, though." Satin Dolls, the real club where scenes from The Sopranos were filmed, is located on Route 17 in Lodi. The show takes a look at the drama in the lives of the club's dancers — one is paying her way through college, another struggles with self-esteem — and they all fight with each other over tips. "It's like a little …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Guitarist Jack Antonoff of indie-pop group Fun. reflects on a great year
One year ago this month, the cast of the hit television show “Glee” performed “We Are Young,” a triumphant duet by the then-widely unknown New York indie-pop trio Fun. and rhythm-and-blues singer Janelle Monáe. Fast forward to this December. Fun., which includes guitarist and Woodcliff Lake and New Milford native Jack Antonoff, has been nominated for a whopping six Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“We Are Young”), Album of the Year (“Some Nights”), Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. In a banner year for Bergen County music, The Lumineers, two-thirds of whom hail from Ramsey, are also nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards show will take place on …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three of Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko's photos of Bruce Springsteen appear in a revealing new biography about the Boss.
Getting at what drives Bruce Springsteen has never been easy. But, a new biography by author Peter Ames Carlin digs as deep into the Boss’ psyche as any previous book has. Bruce, published Oct. 30 by Simon & Schuster, is already on the New York Times bestseller list. The 494-page book, written with Springsteen’s cooperation, has a South Jersey connection. Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko shot three of the photos used in the book. Two of the pictures were shot at the former Shellow’s Luncheonette in East Camden in 1978. One shows Springsteen playing pinball as members of the E Street Band watch. The other is a group shot, with the entire band jammed around a booth. The third photo, shot in 1982, depicts pre-superstardom Springsteen sitting…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe. On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks. The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help survivors with the baiscs—medical care, shelter, food. The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and broadcast from NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are some storm tunes to keep you company during Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
'Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss' hits bookstores Tuesday, Oct. 16
Westfield resident John D. Luerssen grew up listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen, getting his initial introduction on Tremont Avenue courtesy of a friend's older brother. Today, Luerssen, a PSE&G supervisor in Cranford by day, music critic and author by night, releases the paperback Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss, his second foray into the FAQ series. With a list price of $22.99, the book, at 400 pages, takes readers on the journey of a Jersey boy with a guitar and a dream who rose to stardom, gracing the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously, yet never forgot his roots. Luerseen, who played in a band during his years at Westfield High School, explained that after having written several cover …