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Archive: February, 2013

The Philly Oscar joke that never was

Monday, February 25, 2013, 12:52 PM
Comedian and writer for last night's Oscars telecast Jesse Joyce has a tradition of tweeting out jokes that programs he writes for don't use, including one about the Philly Sanitation Deparment: I’m surprised that the Philadelphia Department of Sanitation didn’t get a best costume nod... Read more

Secret DoGooder Award announced

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:53 PM
The Philly DoGooder Awards, held tonight at the University of the Arts to fete the best in non-profit video storytelling, announced that they would be doling out awards to's own Leah Kauffman for Innovation in Storytelling and City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell for Innovation in Urban... Read more

Amber Rose finally gives birth

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:44 PM
Congratulations to South Philly girl Amber Rose and fiance Wiz Khalifa! Rose gave birth to a son today, while proud dad Wiz tweeted out the announcement, revealing the babe's name as Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz (although I figure the 'Bash' and Thomaz are not birth certificate accurate). Rose... Read more

Is the rogue Twitter hacker from Philly?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:09 PM
First it was Burger King, now Jeep. Whoever is hacking corporate Twitter accounts and posting all levels of craziness on them really enjoys Philadelphia's hip-hop scene, sending shout-outs to Meek Mill and Jhalil Beats for the second time in as many days (the other guys are part of Mill's crew).... Read more

Fluid Nightclub to close

Monday, February 18, 2013, 6:27 PM
South Street’s Fluid Nightclub is closing. The Roots’ Questlove tweeted his displeasure at the nightclub’s closing earlier today. Fluid has been around for 16 years, a millenia nightclub years. “Part of the bigger dynamic is how drastic South Street has changed,” said... Read more

Hacked Burger King Twitter account shouts out Philly rappers

Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:23 PM
The Burger King Twitter account was hacked for about an hour; it's profile picture was changed to McDonald's insignia, followed by tweets about BK employees using heroin and various other shenanignans. The account was just suspended by the good folks at Twitter. But before it was taken down, Twitter... Read more

Former Philadelphian is the voice behind the "Harlem Shake"

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 5:09 PM
Call it the intonation that set off a million memes. Artist Jayson Musson, a UArts and Penn grad who spent a large chunk of his career in Philly before recently moving to Brooklyn, is sampled prominently in viral hit "Harlem Shake." How prominently? He's the guy who actually says Harlem Shake. "Harlem... Read more

Kevin Hart wins second MVP in NBA All-star celebrity game

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 12:43 PM
Philly's own diminutive comedy superstar Kevin Hart won his second consecutive MVP in the NBA All-Star Celebrity game this weekend. Hart, who is about 5'2" by most accounts, took home the title despite scoring only five points. (Hart also won MVP last year, putting eight points on the board.) But... Read more

Chubby Checker sues over penis size-guessing app

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 11:42 AM
Philly-born twister Chubby Checker is suing Hewlett-Packard and Palm for violating his trademark over an app that allows women to guess the size of a man's member based on his shoe size. (Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!) Checker, born Ernest Evans, trademarked his name in 1998 so he could use the name... Read more

Philly ladies kicked off 'American Idol'

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:16 PM
Last night’s episode of “American Idol” saw our two Philly gals, Chickies & Pete hostess/Lawncrest resident Taylor Rand and Council Rock North junior Courtney Calle, sent home after the group rounds. Rand, who sang Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” with her group... Read more
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