Forbes just released its annual list of highest paid actors, and Philly boy Bradley Cooper makes an impressive show at No. 3. Forbes estimates he made a cool $43 million last year:
Toll Brothers, the Horsham, PA-based megadeveloper, has found late-career success in the unlikeliest of places: bustling cities. The company has done projects throughout New York City, as well as the remarkably successful 600-unit Naval Square in Graduate Hospital. Now Toll Bros. is pushing its latest Philadelphia offering: the still-under-construction 410 at Society Hill, the luxury condo complex on Headhouse Square that replaces the large hole where Newmarket once stood.
Tom Philips, BuzzFeed UK senior writer, asked people in the company’s London office what they knew about each U.S. state. They put the results on a map. Pennsylvania and other nearby states are on the map above.
In January we interviewed Lambertville author James McBride, who had just won the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. When we asked if the book would be made into a movie like his previous work Miracle at St. Anna, he responded that, “No one’s called … But look, if you write a book because you want someone to turn it into a film, you’re making a mistake.”
Will Smith looked like a winner last night when he presented 12 Years a Slave with the Oscar for Best Picture, but he probably wasn’t feeling like one. Only a day before the Oscars, the Philly star and his son Jaden were awarded not one, not two, but three trophies at the 2014 Razzie Awards for their work on last year’s sci-fi flop After Earth. From Yahoo News:
A morning roundup of entertainment headlines you may have missed while snoozing.
- Philly’s Bradley Cooper and Will Smith will present at this year’s Academy Awards. See full list of presenters here.
- Philly’s Kevin Hart wins Entertainer of the Year at NAACP Image Awards.
- Avatar‘s Sam Worthington arrested in NYC.
- Lego Movie No. 1 for third week in a row.
Questlove just Instagrammed this great shot of him and fellow West Philly native Will Smith backstage this week during the debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The caption: “Not bad for some cats from West Philly.”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon finally debuted last night with a star-studded mix of guests welcoming the SNL alum to his fancy-pants new position. There was a performance by U2, and big namers like Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Steven Colbert all made brief appearances, but it’s the numerous Philly angles we’re focusing on today. Check out the highlights brought to you by the 215 below.
From the very first night of the new Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Crew, comes a welcome reminder that Jay Leno has mercifully left the building. Without further ado, Will Smith and Fallon, making moves.