Bradley Cooper's People mag pics shot Sunday at Advanta CEO's estate

Bradley Cooper stopped to pet a dachshund being walked by an attractive blonde on Kelly Drive Saturday afternoon. The Rydal-native "Hangover" star, in town shooting "The Silver Linings Playbook," was jogging when he stopped, introduced himself as "Brad" and played with the dog for a few minutes before being picked up by a driver. The young woman tells friends she wishes that Cooper had pet her instead.

On Sunday, we hear, Cooper was photographed for People's Sexiest Man Alive issue at the Fort Washington estate of Advanta chief executive Dennis Alter. Alter, whose home is for sale for $30 million, is said to be a friend of Cooper's; he didn't return a request for comment yesterday. Cooper's publicist last week denied that the actor was being photographed for People, and said that the shoot was for another magazine doing a story about "Hangover 2."

Read more from our column in Tuesday's Daily News.