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Archive: March, 2013

Former Philly sportscaster comes out, announces pregnancy

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4:53 PM
Former WB17 sportscaster and current “Today” show weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe announced yesterday that she is expecting a baby girl with partner Stephanie Gosk, an NBC News correspondent. The announcement is the first time Wolfe had publicly discussed her sexuality. “This is the most... Read more

Jackson 5 (BR): DeSean purchases pad in the Valley

Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:56 AM
Like, gag me with a spoon. Eagle DeSean Jackson recently put down $1.65 million for a 3,837-square-foot house in Tarzana, Calif. According to TMZ, it's a five-bedroom, four-bath pad, complete with a massive kitchen, guest house and pool. Jackson was born in Los Angeles and has been renting a spot... Read more

Jimmy Kimmel covers NBC10's doggy porn

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 2:18 PM
In today's column, I told you about a tiny snafu NBC10 had regarding some doggy-goings out in Germantown. Reporter reporter Christine Maddela was up in their new helicopter, SKYFORCE10, when the camera zoomed in on some dogs going at it. Apparently, ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel thought it was... Read more

Local African-American Chamber of Commerce threatens to boycott Philly Mag

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 3:59 PM
Shalimar Blakely, executive director of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE, sent out an e-mail to members calling on them to pull ad money from Philadephia Magazine if there was no effort made to diversify the editorial staff within 30 days. Blakely came to the conclusion after... Read more

South Jersey man sues Dr. Oz for burning feet

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:30 PM
Frank Dietl, 76, of Southampton, NJ is suing Dr. Mehmet Oz for an insomnia remedy gone bad. Dietl named Dr. Oz, Zoco Productions, NBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Productions (that would be Oprah's company) in the suit, filed in the New York Supreme Court. Dietl claims that on an April... Read more

See 'Daily Show' staffers and John Hodgman for free tomorrow

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:01 PM
Fake news fans, get thyself to North Philly. "Daily Show" correspondent John Hodgman, co-executive producers Adam Lowitt and Rory Albanese for a performance called "Comedy Central Presents 'The Daily Show' Live" at Temple University tomorrow. Hodgman, Lowitt and Albanese will discuss the innerworkings... Read more

Aziz Ansari to film stand up special at Merriam in April

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:59 PM
Aziz Ansari, comedian and "Parks and Recreation's" own Tom Haverford, announced that he'll be filming a comedy special at the Merriam Theater on April 10. Tickets are already on sale here for a 7 & 10 p.m. seatings. Tix will set you back $35-45. The material is the same as Ansari's "Buried Alive"... Read more

Watch ex-Philly mobster John Veasey on '60 Minutes'

Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:23 AM
Last week, I told you about the "60 Minutes" profile of ex-Philly mobster John Veasey. The segment, which aired last night, examined Veasey's post-mob redemption, even if his definition of repemption is different from the traditional meaning of the word. If you didn't catch it, never fear, watch the... Read more

Ex-mobster John Veasey on '60 Minutes' this Sunday

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:46 PM
Ex-Philly mobster John Veasey will be the subject of a "60 Minutes" segment this Sunday at 7 p.m. Byron Pitts interviews Veasey, who found God after leaving the mafia and going through the Federal Witness-Protection Program. Veasey's testimony in the '90s was instrumental in bringing down mob boss... Read more

UPDATE: WPHT to announce Dick Morris as new afternoon host

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10:32 AM
In today's column, I teased a big announcement over at WPHT happening at 11 a.m. Well, I've got it a bit early. Conservative commentator Dick Morris will take over the spot currently held down by Steve Matorano and Rich Zeoli. Matorano and Zeoli will move to a night slot. Depending on the Phillies'... Read more
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