Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775
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NBC ... charity case? No, not the network -- but its spectacular new series whose theme of giving back may provide great payback in ratings for the fourth-place somewhat plucked Peacock. "The Philanthropist" -- must-pledge TV? The new Wednesday night series makes the case for giving from the wallet as its billionaire belies stereotypes, trumping notions that wealth always wields...
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If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen ... Yeah, right, you tell that to Wilma Stephenson. She filets, sautés and flambés students with that flame-thrower of a tongue she has developed during some 40 years of teaching culinary arts at Frankford High School. And now, her just desserts: The teacher with crème brûlée bragging rights and...
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And this is your "American Idol"! Well, maybe not. "Actually," recalls Josh Sussman, "I was on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno when he told audiences that the latest 'American Idol' contestant would be appearing, and there I was, in a spoof, singing 'Ring of Fire' [off-key] when Simon Cowell set me on fire." Show him the Doors? Cowell's done...
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It's a long way from Tenafly to "Tennessee," but Adam Rothenberg has made it a southern comfort kind of trip. He's made the star trek triumphantly but the movie mileage he's traveled is even more impressive. At age 26, he was still at home, living in his parents' attic; now, just a handful of years later, he's on the TV...
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"In a Dream"? In a way, yes, avows Jeremy Yaches, the producer of the acclaimed documentary about the life and times, and tumult, of artist Isaiah Zagar, which had a nice run at the Ritz at the Bourse and is now headed to HBO this summer. The award-winning film is no dis of a dysfunctional family, but an appreciation of...
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