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A South Philadelphia bar claiming that it helped create and foster the Blues’ “Play Gloria” rallying cry has filed a trademark for use of the phrase on an assortment of items.
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Gloria Vanderbilt, the “poor little rich girl” who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died on Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper said.
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Gloria Steinem talked passionately about what’s most important now at Eileen Fisher’s “Women Together” initiative Friday.
Steinem was the featured speaker at a full-day program intended to empower women to find their voices and connect with one another. The ticketed event, with 90 attendees, was also live-streamed before an audience of 235 people. It took place at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, N.Y.
“I believe a collective energy emerges when women connect with other women,” said Eileen Fisher, founder and chairman of her brand. “Our Women Together events offer meaningful opportunities for women to connect more deeply — with themselves and one another.” She said her goal is to do these events once a month.
Titled “Revolution From Within,” the event was filled with women from several generations sitting in talking circles. The day also featured writer Jamia Wilson and international 5Rhythms movement leader Amber Ryan.
Steinem, who has been leading women in the movement for decades, was asked by Antoinette Klatzky, executive director and co-creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, what’s important in this moment about women coming together.
“Well, that you do it,” said Steinem. “We are communal animals as human beings. We can’t function all by ourselves. There’s a
The legal battle between former NBA player Matt Barnes and reality television actress Gloria Govan has been quite a bitter journey for the former married couple. This week, one issue that split the pair was settled when the courts awarded Barnes sole physical and legal custody of the pair’s twin boys.
The two have been at war for years — and today, Matt obtained an 18-month restraining order against Gloria claiming she’s a physical danger to him.
The restraining order was granted through May 2020 — but does not extend to the kids because the judge doesn’t believe Gloria poses a danger to them.
During Thursday’s hearing, the judge ruled Gloria will get regular visitation — including every other weekend from Friday until Monday morning. She is also allowed to have dinner with the kids every Wednesday evening.
The two are still working out the custody arrangements for the holidays including Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years.
As part of Thursday’s hearing, the judge also ordered Govan to complete 26 sessions of anger management and 10 parenting classes.
Hopefully for the good of the children, Barnes and Govan can work out an effective way to co-parent. Barnes is also expecting a baby girl with his girlfriend and model Anansa Sims.
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The ongoing saga between Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan took an ugly turn on Friday after the feuding exes got into a bit of drama during a scheduled visitation pickup. As Barnes arrived at the school of their twin boys, Govan reportedly got into a fight with Barnes and tried to take his holiday visit privileges away from her despite having the proper paperwork.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Gloria’s kids were at their school Friday, about to get out for the day, and ex-husband Matt Barnes was scheduled to pick them up. We’re told according to their child custody agreement, Matt had custody for the long, Labor Day weekend.
Our sources say at 2:55 PM — 5 minutes before school let out — Gloria arrived to get the twin boys. She got the children in her car and that’s when Matt showed up and told her it was his weekend for the kids.
We’re told Matt told the kids to get out of Gloria’s car and into his. It appears the kids followed Matt’s instructions, because we’re told Gloria then flew into a rage, tried to follow Matt’s car, screaming and cussing. Our sources say she then blocked Matt’s car with the kids inside, and that’s when someone called 911.
Gloria was arrested for child endangerment and also violating a court order. After police took Gloria to jail, they let Matt take the kids after he showed them paperwork he had custody this weekend.
At 9:00 AM ET today (Sept. 1), Govan reportedly was released on $ 100,000 bond. She is facing felony charges in the child endangerment matter.
[[tmz:video id=”0_iomh1btz”]] Voting members for award shows should factor in sexual harassment accusations in determining whether an actor wins an Oscar, SAG Award, Golden Globe, etc. … according to attorney Gloria Allred. There’s a fierce argument…
When is a solid, entertaining production of Henry IV a mild disappointment? When it comes from director Phyllida Lloyd and the marvelous ensemble that brought us Julius Caesar, at the top of my list for the best shows of 2013. Two elements hold it back. The framing device of having the production being performed by women in prison feels less germane (and certainly less surprising). And the choice to keep Falstaff a less swollen presence (when usually one thinks the show should be renamed for him) lessens the impact of the finale. Nonetheless, strong performances and clever touches abound, making it a worthy if not revelatory experience.
We begin in the lobby, with armed guards clearing a path. “Prisoners coming through!” they announce, as the manacled cast is led past us into the theater. Finally we troop in and it begins. Guards are always present and at two minor points, they intrude. The spell is broken once for comic effect and once for a serious purpose but neither felt telling. But by and large the play didn’t feel informed by the danger and menace and looming despair of prison the way Julius Caeser did.
Happily, Lloyd has many other insights to offer. Battle scenes are rendered as pantomimes of boxing matches. Maps are spray painted on the floor. Deejays spin appropriate music at key moments or make the sounds of babies and animals in an openly theatrical, pleasing style. And much of the cast is excellent, led by the brilliant Harriet Walter, so good here that instead of retitling the play Falstaff (or Prince Hal) you think it fitting that it is dubbed after her character and only wish she had more stage time.
Hal (Clare Dunn) of course is a wastrel, a princeling who has sunk into drink and bawdiness with disreputable friends like the braggart and thief Falstaff (a fine Sophie Stanton, but fine don’t cut it with Falstaff). Hal’s father the king (Walter) despairs of him and despairs of the kingdom when Hal comes to power. Sensing weakness, the upstart Hotspur (Jade Anouka) raises an army, hoping and expecting more to follow once things get underway.
But a genuine threat to the kingdom rouses Hal’s princely blood. He astonishes his father and indeed everyone with purpose and modesty and a lion-like vigor to defend the kingdom and everything his father has built. Not because he will inherit it one day, but because it deserves defending and his father deserves better than layabout for a son. His former ways must be banished for good, as banished as the portly Falstaff who is denounced in one of the most pitiable scenes in all of Shakespeare.
The cast is strong throughout. But the dueling between Hotspur and Hal is electric thanks to the two actors who embody them. Dane is wonderfully present from the start, alive to the foolishness of Falstaff and clearly a better person in waiting. This makes sense, but it does remove some of the drama from Hal’s transformation and ultimate rejection of his (mostly) harmless drinking buddy.
Anouka’s Hotspur is even more rounded, shading from confident to bragging to desperately trying to convince himself that the longer the odds, the greater the glory. He’d clearly take lesser glory and better odds — no fool, he — but those aren’t the cards he’s been dealt and he makes the best of them. It makes Hotspur a more convincing and sympathetic character, rather than the fool he often seems.
Women barely figure here, so padding a scene to target one of the few female characters and have it sting doesn’t really make sense to me. It certainly doesn’t illuminate this play. (Now Taming of The Shrew might benefit from an all-female cast….) Yet it’s the finale that really falls flat. The less dramatic arc for Hal, the decision to make his rejection so regal and public (including, I think, echo on his voice as if Hal were addressing the world over a PA system), to having Falstaff/the prisoner react so dramatically all lessens this moment’s wrenching possibilities.
Still, the ensemble! The inventive staging! And the King! Walter holds our attention with ease, the ache of this father and this king having many layers. When he is ill but still gives his son sound advice for managing the country (setting up Henry V in the bargain), we hang on every word. It’s enough to make you head to the warden and ask to leave credit for all the cigarettes she can smoke on Walter’s account.
On Your Feet begins so confidently, you get excited. It’s frothy, fun and as the songs pile up, you realize that you recognize a lot more of them than you thought. And even the ones you don’t recognize are ones you’d like to hear again. Is this bio-musical about Gloria Estefan the new Mamma Mia? While hardly perfect, that sense of innocent pleasure continues for the entire first act, which ends inevitably with the cast performing her breakout hit “Conga” as they wind their way through the audience. Unfortunately, there’s also an act two.
The fun forward momentum created by director Jerry Mitchell and choreographer Sergio Trujillo grinds to a halt as we deal with the famed accident and surgery on her spine that meant Gloria Estefan might never walk again. Unfortunately, very minor squabbles with her husband and a more meaningful conflict with her mother simply don’t have the fun and excitement of watching the Miami Sound Machine discover its sound, find success and plug away until breaking out of the Latin market into worldwide fame. Sure, it’s wonderful that the love of her fans inspired Estefan; we just don’t need to see it acted out onstage. So the first act remains a tantalizing look at what might have been a far more satisfying musical.
That beginning is very strong. After a clever prologue, we see Little Gloria (a sweet, endearing Alexandria Suarez) doing her many chores, but always always singing. She can’t help it! Her daddy savors audio cassettes of her singing while serving in Vietnam and cherishes her voice even more while suffering from MS later in life. But Little Gloria is always butting her heads with her mother (a very good Andréa Burns), who sees singing as a waste of time. All too soon, Little Gloria is replaced by teenage Gloria (Ana Villafaña).
They live in South Florida and Gloria’s grandmother sees a young woman born to sing. A local band that is having success working the wedding/bar mitzvah/party circuit is making a name for itself and Consuelo (a winning Alma Cuervo) convinces Emilio Estefan (Josh Segarra) to come over, meet Gloria and maybe give her some advice about the music business. Emilio hears one song and knows he’s just seen the future. Before you know it, Gloria is rehearsing with the band, working on dance moves, learning to not hate the spotlight and writing songs.
Becoming a hit in the Latin market is no easy task. But it’s crossing over to the pop market that really fires up Emilio. His record label doesn’t want any songs in English, the radio stations don’t want to play them (the Latin stations say they’re too Anglo; the white stations say they’re too Latin) but by God Emilio believes in Gloria’s talent! It won’t be long before they have the world doing the conga and the act one finale is a clever combination of seeing the band work their magic at every two-bit venue imaginable (from weddings to a Shriner convention) before finally setting the world on fire.
While none of this is revelatory, it’s presented with genuine humor and a pleasingly innocent charm that’s winning. Villafaña is a winning presence and an absolute dead-ringer for Estefan’s voice. If you told me that she was actually lip-syncing to Estefan herself I’d believe you; it’s that similar. Segarra has a sleepily sexual charm and the chemistry between the two leads is genuine. However, he is absolutely no singer.
The cast is pleasingly a rainbow of Latino shades (Segarra is of Puerto Rican descent, for example, not Cuban like Emilio) so while Hispanic and Latino audiences will note actors who don’t “fit” their roles, it doesn’t matter. And the fact that Segarra really can’t sing doesn’t matter in the first act. He only has one obligatory number and chimes in on another. Unfortunately, in the second act with Gloria incapacitated, Emilio is front and center vocally. Suddenly, casting the charming Segarra becomes indefensible when he takes the lead or sings a portion of three or four more songs. Dramatically, he’s great. But this is a musical and it’s a mortal blow to have one of the two leads not up to the demands of the role.
That’s just one more reason the relatively boring and Lifetime movie of the week nature of act two is such a bad call. (Book writer Alexander Dinelaris is very nimble and strikes the right tone in the first act.) Quite simply, the entire show takes place in act one, which should have been expanded. The Little Gloria scenes are charming and frankly over too soon. Another scene or two where we saw her weighed down by responsibility and finding refuge in song would have been very welcome. A flashback to Cuba is very effective and another moment or two would bring the heartbreak of her mother’s dreams being dashed even more into focus. The fun of breaking out in the Latin market and then wanting more (even though they risked it all by doing so) was plenty of drama to build on. “Conga” shouldn’t have been the climax of act one. It should have been the climax of the show.
The scenic design by David Rockwell is fine but not his strongest visually, though very effective in incorporating many different locations and switches from front stage to back and the like. The costumes by ESosa are a slam-dunk and don’t disappoint. Ditto the lighting of Kenneth Posner. Trujillo’s choreography is appropriately working class in its idiom and delivered with panache by a very hard-working cast. Mitchell’s direction is energetic, from the jolting opener with a live band onstage to the friendly, megamix finale where seemingly every member of the cast takes a turn on the mike just to prove they all have a better voice than Segarra (he actually raps at this moment, a wise choice). All they needed was a ruthless editor. Sometimes an album of 17 songs isn’t nearly as good as an album with just ten. Leave after the first act and you’ll recommend On Your Feet to undemanding theater-goers looking for some harmless fun. Stay for the whole show and you’ll probably go home to buy Estefan’s greatest hits (or stream them, I guess). But recommend the musical? Probably not.
THEATER OF 2015
Honeymoon In Vegas **
The Woodsman ***
Constellations ** 1/2
Taylor Mac’s A 24 Decade History Of Popular Music 1930s-1950s ** 1/2
Let The Right One In **
Da no rating
A Month In The Country ** 1/2
Parade in Concert at Lincoln Center ** 1/2
Hamilton at the Public ***
The World Of Extreme Happiness ** 1/2
Broadway By The Year 1915-1940 **
Verite * 1/2
The Mystery Of Love & Sex **
An Octoroon at Polonsky Shakespeare Center *** 1/2
Fish In The Dark *
The Audience ***
Josephine And I ***
Posterity * 1/2
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame **
Lonesome Traveler **
On The Twentieth Century ***
Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular ** 1/2
The Heidi Chronicles *
The Tallest Tree In The Forest * 1/2
Broadway By The Year: 1941-1965 ***
Twelfth Night by Bedlam ***
What You Will by Bedlam *** 1/2
Wolf Hall Parts I and II ** 1/2
Nellie McKay at 54 Below ***
Ludic Proxy ** 1/2
It Shoulda Been You **
Finding Neverland ** 1/2
Hamlet w Peter Sarsgaard at CSC no stars
The King And I ***
Marilyn Maye — Her Way: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra at 54 Below ***
Gigi * 1/2
An American In Paris ** 1/2
Doctor Zhivago no stars
Fun Home **
Living On Love * 1/2
Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation ***
Airline Highway * 1/2
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Fiasco Theatre) ***
The Visit (w Chita Rivera) ** 1/2
The Sound And The Fury (ERS) **
Broadway By The Year: 1966-1990 ***
The Spoils * 1/2
Ever After (at Papermill) **
Heisenberg *** 1/2
An Act Of God **
The National High School Musical Theatre Awards ***
Amazing Grace *
The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey ** 1/2
Cymbeline (Shakespeare in the Park w Rabe and Linklater) ***
Hamilton *** 1/2
The Christians ***
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pearl Theatre Company) ** 1/2
Spring Awakening (w Deaf Theatre West) *** 1/2
Daddy Long Legs **
Reread Another **
Fool For Love (w Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell) ** 1/2
Barbecue (at Public) **
Old Times (w Clive Owen) **
The Bandstand ***
The Gin Game **
Rothschild & Sons ** 1/2
The Inn At Lake Devine **
First Daughter Suite ** 1/2
The Humans *** 1/2
Dames At Sea ** 1/2
Thérèse Raquin *
King Charles III *** 1/2
Henry IV (Harriet Walter at St. Ann’s) ***
On Your Feet **
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VH1 Basketball Wives stars Laura and Gloria Govan have been blessed with the genes to have any man they want and cursed to live the life that typically comes along with it.
If you think Matt Barnes’ recent attack on Derek Fisher is as crazy as it gets, we ask you to relive these viral moments in the reality stars’ lives that give the incident a 95-mile drive for its money.
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Bad Boy Matt Barnes is not to be trifled with and that goes double when you’re talking about his estranged spouse, Basketball Wives alumni Gloria Govan.
The recently divorced Derek Fisher thought bachelorhood was about to be sweet and he also thought he had an in with Govan after Barnes was to begin the 2015-2015 with the Memphis Grizzlies after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers. He thought wrong on both accounts.
The New York Knicks coach was in Gloria Govan’s backyard (a house that Barnes paid for) for a get-together when Barnes found out and put the pedal to the metal of his car, driving nearly 100 miles to confront him.
Reports New York Post:
Sources said Fisher was at the LA home of Gloria Govan — Barnes’ estranged wife, who stars on “Basketball Wives LA” — on Saturday. Fisher and Govan have been dating for “a few months,” a source said, after Fisher filed to divorce his wife of 10 years, Candace, in March.
But when Barnes learned that Fisher was at his former home with Gloria, he drove 95 miles to LA to “beat the s–t” out of Fisher, sources said.
“Derek was in Gloria’s back yard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday,” said a source. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].”
The source added, “Barnes was in Santa Barbara [at Memphis Grizzlies training camp] and heard that Fisher was in his house. He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher.”
Another source said, “Someone told Matt that Fisher was at the house and he drove down there — he went over to confront Derek.”
A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight but said, “Matt came after Derek but he only had a few scratches … Derek’s not going to press charges, he’s going to let it go.”
Fisher left the scene before cops arrived, and we hear that Govan’s planning to file a restraining order.
Another source said that the altercation was the reason Fisher missed Knicks practice on Monday — but others said that he had been traveling back to New York on Sunday and was delayed because of plane trouble. The Knicks tweeted on Monday that Fisher was “not at practice due to personal reasons — expected back tomorrow.” He was in LA visiting his kids.
A damn shame nobody at the bonfire had the quick wits to pull out a cell phone for a quick video moment.
Also, Fisher can’t hide forever.
Derek Fisher was not at practice due to personal reasons – expected back tomorrow. Arron Afflalo (sore left hamstring) did not practice.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 5, 2015
As @NYPost reports, there was physical confrontation between NY coach Derek Fisher, Griz's Matt Barnes Saturday in LA. NBA security is aware
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 7, 2015
Although the geography is remotely off, the Internets ensured to make Temecula a trending topic once again.
He couldn't meet him in Temecula? https://t.co/vOvIPYR1uz
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 7, 2015
Matt Barnes drove to Temecula to fight Derrick Fisher over a chick?
— MERCEDEZ (@MercedezUAZ) October 7, 2015
Y'all got Temecula trending again. Why don't yaw grow up???
— Tweetgood Mac (@SnottieDrippen) October 7, 2015
(So says the O.G. instigator).
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Aug. 10 – Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi debuts her new album, which features her interpretations of some of Latin music’s timeless hits. John Russell reports.
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan join the TODAY show to talk about how they met and Gloria’s new song, “America”. Gloria Estefan will perform the song live on Saturday night’s “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”.
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Attorney Gloria Allred trotted out three new Bill Cosby accusers and they all told the same tale … of allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted.Linda Kirkpatrick says she met Cosby in 1981 when she was 25. She claims she met Cosby playing tennis…