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John Legend gets into the TV business

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 1:44 PM
Penn grad/hometown hero John Legend inked a deal with NBC's studio Universal Cable Productions, according the Hollywood Reporter. Under the deal, Legend, his partners (and fellow locals) Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius will develop shows under their Get Lifted Films banner for both broadcast and cable... Read more

RUN-DMC reunion, Drake, Jill Scott and Chris Cornell added to Jay-Z's Made in America line-up

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 1:05 PM
A reunion of rap legends RUN-DMC, Drake, Philly's own Jill Scott and Soundgarden front-man Chris Cornell are among artists just added to the lineup of the Jay-Z curated Made in America festival taking place Labor Day Weekend on the Parkway. Drake was previously announced, then unannounced from the... Read more

Funeral services set for WDAS' Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 9:16 AM
Funeral services have been set for beloved WDAS personality Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. A funeral Mass takes place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul (18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Tamburro, who worked at WDAS for 50 years, died Friday at age 70. He had been suffering... Read more

Alleged ringleader of Bolaris nightclub scam nabbed in Florida

Monday, July 30, 2012, 5:11 PM
John Bolaris is thrilled that the FBI apprehended Alec Simchuk on Thursday at Miami International Airport. Simchuk is the Florida nightclub owner with alleged ties to an Eastern European crime ring which used attractive women to run up credit card charges of unsuspecting male tourists who may have... Read more

Babies in the forecast for two NBC10 meteorologists

Monday, July 30, 2012, 7:30 AM
The forecast calls for babies for not one, but two NBC10 meteorologists. Michelle Grossman is expecting a boy in December, her first child with NBC10 digital manager Jamie Simmons, who is at the London Olympics as technical lead for the NBC-owned TV stations. The pair married earlier this summer... Read more

Butterball has died

Friday, July 27, 2012, 2:09 PM
Legendary radio personality Joseph "Butter" Tamburro has died at the age of 70. This is what WDAS, his long-time station, said about him in a press release,“We want to sadly inform you that our on air personality, Butter, has passed away this morning at 10am. We are honoring his memory by playing... Read more

Miley Cyrus gets her tan on in Center City

Friday, July 27, 2012, 12:40 AM
Miley Cyrus has become a regular at Hollywood Tans (1107 Walnut) while in town with fiance Liam Hemsworth who is shooting "Paranoia" around town with Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Holloway. Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman should arrive any day to begin work on the corporate espionage thriller. The... Read more

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to campaign at the National Constitution Center

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 2:07 PM
Bitter political rivals Cam Brady (who suspiciously looks like Will Ferrell) and Marty Huggins (who bears a striking resemblance to Zach Galifianakis) will hold a rally for their respective campaigns at the National Constitution Center on Tue., July 31. The rally will promote Ferrell and Galifianakis'... Read more

A Snooki sandwich at Showboat

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:57 AM
It's hard to remember what casinos did for marketing stunts before the advent of reality television. These days, it's darn near impossible to swing a bottle of Cristal in a gambling hall without hitting some insta-celeb or other. Which explains why mom-to-be and guidette- of-letters Nicole "Snooki"... Read more

Snapshots: Snooki attends Earl of Sandwich opening in Atlantic City, unveils her own sandwich "Gorilla Beach"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 5:36 PM
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi today made an appearance at the Earl of Sandwich in the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel & Casino where she revealed her own sandwich, aptly named "Gorilla Beach". The sandwich features grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, tomatoes, and pickles. Would you eat this... Read more
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