America's first female VP candidate on a major party ticket died today at 75. Lynn Sherr, who traveled with Ferraro on her groundbreaking 1984 campaign, recalls the congresswoman's electrifying debut, the way she inspired women all over the country—and how she handled her loss with grace. Plus, Mark Katz remembers Geraldine Ferraro's great sense of humor . Geraldine Ferraro opened the door to her Washington congressional office, grabbed my hand, and pulled me to the mirror above her fireplace. "C'mere," she said in her brisk Queens cadence. "C'mere. I have to see what everyone's talking about." Photos: Geraldine Ferraro It was the summer of 1984, the first time I'd met her, and the two of us stood side by side gazing at each other's reflection. Everyone, it seems, was right. We did look alike, with our nearly identical short, thatched, and blond-streaked hair, our high cheekbones and strong chins. True, I was some four inches taller than the congresswoman, and she had a … [Read more...] about Geraldine Ferraro Dies: Memories of Her 1984 Campaign
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‘Three’s Company’ star Suzanne Somers ‘would be honored’ to have Jennifer Aniston play Chrissy Snow
close Video Suzanne Somers reflects on Threes Company firing Threes Company actress discusses her last conversation with John Ritter and the secret behind her lasting marriage. Suzanne Somers wants a friend to come and knock on her door. The actress, who famously played Chrissy Snow in the ‘70s sitcom "Three’s Company," told Fox News Digital she "would be honored" if Jennifer Aniston took on the role in a possible reboot. "How flattering to have Jennifer Aniston playing Chrissy Snow," said the 76-year-old. "Jen is such an incredible actress; she never misses a moment. I would be honored. And let's talk beautiful. Wow!" Suzanne Somers (right) told Fox News Digital she loved the idea of Jennifer Aniston playing her character Chrissy Snow. (Getty Images) Aniston, along with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, all recently sat down for Barrymore’s talk show where they mulled over a potential project. During the … [Read more...] about ‘Three’s Company’ star Suzanne Somers ‘would be honored’ to have Jennifer Aniston play Chrissy Snow
His Heart Is in the Art of Sleuthing
There might be a few agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who could sit down at a piano and run through a Chopin Fantasie to calm their nerves, as Robert K. Wittman used to do. But there probably aren’t many who could also chat knowledgably about Cézanne’s influence on Soutine. Or who have studied formalism at the Barnes Foundation art museum outside of Philadelphia. Or who have found themselves in Hollywood, Fla., eating lunch with — and probably being targeted by — two large French assassins nicknamed Vanilla and Chocolate, while tantalizingly close to recovering paintings from the biggest art heist in American history, the 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. For 15 years, until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Wittman — the author of a rollicking memoir, “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures,” released last week by Crown Publishers — was the driving force behind the F.B.I.’s efforts to pursue art thieves, a … [Read more...] about His Heart Is in the Art of Sleuthing
TELEVISION; Can Kirstie Alley Keep the ‘Cheers’ Bar Open?
See the article in its original context from September 20, 1987 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. KIRSTIE ALLEY SAT IN A COR-ner of Stage 25 Pararamount -the stage where ''Cheers'' has been filmed for the last five years. There were 10 cigarette butts standing on end, like a row of primitive soldiers, in front of her. ''When I'm nervous, I don't eat and I smoke cigarettes and line them up,'' she said. ''Walking around this set, I shake. For the first few days I was out of my … [Read more...] about TELEVISION; Can Kirstie Alley Keep the ‘Cheers’ Bar Open?
Real-life Second Amendment example gains praise, Paltrow ski crash trial set to resume and more top headlines
Good morning and welcome to Fox News’ morning newsletter, Fox News First. Subscribe now to get Fox News First in your email . And here's what you need to know to start your day ... TURNING THE TABLES - Homeowner catches intruder in the act, shoots him dead - and neighbors aren't short on praise. Continue reading … IN THE SPOTLIGHT - Look back at Paltrow's biggest controversies over the years as trial prepares to resume. Continue reading … FACTORY TRAGEDY - Mayor gives update as more bodies found after chocolate plant explosion. Continue reading … RUNNING FOR THE HILLS - Beloved restaurant chain latest company to flee crime-riddled blue city. Continue reading … HOW CALCULATING - Who and what is behind the artificial intelligence tool changing the tech landscape. Continue reading … POLITICS ‘SOME TENSION THERE’ - Trump staffer blackballing DeSantis aides used to be one himself. Continue reading … [Read more...] about Real-life Second Amendment example gains praise, Paltrow ski crash trial set to resume and more top headlines
Brooke Shields disses her ex-husband Andre Agassi over his memoir
Brooke Shields on "Watch What Happens Live." Brooke Shields has some issues with her ex-husband Andre Agassi's bestselling 2009 memoir, "Open: An Autobiography." During the 50-year-old actress' recent appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," she got especially candid when talking about the legendary tennis player's memorable book, which she appeared in given that the two were married from 1997 to 1999. "Oh, I only read the parts I was in," Shields acknowledged. "I was asked to read it by him so that I could correct things that I believed were not correct, because he told me his memory was not that good. So he called me in, and I spent five hours with his ghostwriter." Click here to subscribe to FOX411’s YouTube channel WATCH: Brooke Shields Tells All -- 'I Had to Keep My Mom Alive' The five-time author and Princeton graduate just couldn't help but throw a little bit of shade. "I write my own books, FYI. Anyway!" she smiled. … [Read more...] about Brooke Shields disses her ex-husband Andre Agassi over his memoir