Posts Tagged ‘casino’

King for a Night

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

RemingtonRobert DeNiro, a mafia movie icon thanks to roles in CasinoGoodfellas, and The Godfather, Part II, played against type in the early 1980s dark comedy film King of Comedy.  He turns 180 degrees in his portrayal of Rupert Pupkin, a nebbishy, aspiring, and ineffective comedian from New Jersey.  Pupkin idolizes late night talk show host Jerry Langford, played by Jerry Lewis.  Indeed, Pupkin yearns for a shot at stardom on The Jerry Langford Show.

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Prince Harry, Las Vegas, and Naked Photos

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Even the usually stoic guards at Buckingham Palace must be wincing.

During a Las Vegas party at the Wynn and Encore complex earlier this week, Prince Harry romped around. Naked. Baring the crown jewels, as it were.

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What’s In A Team Name? Bridegrooms…Superbas…Dodgers! Oh My! The Birth of Brooklyn Baseball in the 19th Century (Part 1 of 3)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

As baseball crawled toward its first wobbly steps of formal organization in the mid-19th century, Brooklyn embraced the game through several amateur teams, including Atlantics, Excelsiors, Putnams, Eckfords. The Atlantics played in the National Association of Baseball Players (NABBP), an amateur society that began in 1857. They won championships in 1864 and 1866.

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