Sean Penn sues Lee Daniels In an aggressive legal and PR move, Sean Penn filed a $10 mil defamation suit in New York Supreme Court against director Lee Daniels (Precious) Tuesday. It accuses the acclaimed co-creator of Fox's Empire of falsely characterizing Penn as a wife beater.
Soca now Pa. Ballet principal Cuban dancer extraordinaire Arian Molina Soca, a guest artist with Pennsylvania Ballet since April, has been named a principal dancer with the company, artistic director Ángel Corella announced at a Q&A Thursday night at the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelp
Late-night TV's nice men Everyone has heard about the David Letterman-Jay Leno feud of yore. The late-night talk-show scene is no less competitive, but the boys (and, invariably, they all are boys) in the game today aren't combative, says Jimmy Fallon. They're into mentoring each other, not feuding.
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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