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Archive: January, 2012

Merle Haggard hospitalized

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 1:48 PM
Country star Merle Haggard is being treated for pneumonia in a Macon, Ga., hospital and has been forced to cancel the rest of his January concerts, his rep has announced. Tresa Redburn says she had a phone chat with the 74-year-old singer Wednesday night in his hospital room. She says Haggard was... Read more

97.5 The Fanatic host arrested for allegedly assaulting a cab driver

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:31 PM
If you’re going to play the “I’m a celebrity” card and expect free cab rides, people should probably know who you are. But that didn’t stop 97.5 The Fanatic nighttime host Tom Byrne (Who?) from using his “celebrity” to try and beat a cab driver out of $5 before... Read more

Jimmy Rollins, wife Johari expecting their first child

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:03 PM
Congratulations to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins and wife Johari who are expecting their first child. We had been trying to confirm that she was pregnant for more than a week when, there, buried in an story about J-Roll’s trip to help Ugandan Little League players, that “At... Read more

Paoli native comedian Todd Glass reveals he's gay

Monday, January 16, 2012, 5:04 PM
Paoli native comedian Todd Glass came out as a homosexual on yesterday’s “WTF” podcast by Marc Maron, who records in-depth interviews with comics. You can hear the 80 minute interview online or through iTunes. Close friends of Glass, 47, have known the Conestoga High graduate was... Read more

Fire alarm disrupts Jim Gardner's daughter's Bat Mitzvah

Monday, January 16, 2012, 3:24 PM
6ABC anchor Jim Gardner pursued a big story Saturday night in Center City as he investigated why a fire alarm was going off at the Arts Condo (1324 Locust) where his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah reception took place. "A burnt fuse on the 11th floor of the building tripped the fire alarm which provided... Read more

"Fresh Prince" gets remixed

Monday, January 16, 2012, 2:31 PM
Everyone knows the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song ("...In West Philadelphia born and raised..."), but internet phenom Pogo gave the insanely catchy ditty a sweeping makeover. Pogo is an Australian sound mix artist known for taking sounds from various pieces of pop culture and piecing them... Read more

Russell Brand: Catch him if you can

Monday, January 16, 2012, 10:16 AM
Russell Brand isn't the easiest guy in the world to pin down. And not just if someone's trying to get him to comment on, say, his personal life. The name of Katy Perry were never uttered during an FX press conference Sunday in Pasadena at which the British comedian, who's reportedly getting a divorce... Read more

Part of the Roots crew, Dice Raw stands on his own

Monday, January 16, 2012, 7:43 AM
You don't see Dice Raw with The Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" but the North Philly rapper/producer/songwriter played an integral part of the hometown hip-hop heroes newest release "Undun." Dice Raw, born Karl Jenkins, sings on "Lighthouse," and "One Time" two fan favorites on "Undun" and... Read more

Will Smith, son Jaden, here shooting with Shyamalan

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:15 AM
Don't be surprised if you start seeing Will Smith or his actor son, Jaden, in the area. The Overbrook- native superstar and his "Karate Kid" offspring are in town to shoot "1000 A.E.," directed by M. Night Shyamalan. We told you in August that the Smiths had been meeting with Shyamalan about the... Read more

Ashton Kutcher spotted with wedding ring on finger

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 3:12 PM
There are qualities a young lady notices about a man once she hits a certain age. Recently, I've learned to check the ring finger of a man's left hand (for obvious reasons). So, imagine my disbelief as I scoured AP for photos of Ashton Kutcher and his newly, clean-shaven face, only to hone in on the... Read more
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