Nick Vadala, Philly.com
Television coverage of East Passyunk continues, with Wheel of Fortune reportedly set to film a segment in the popular South Philadelphia neighborhood later this month.
According to the Passyunk Post, a Wheel of Fortune crew will be in town on Oct. 27 and 28, with actual filming taking place on the 28th:
Specific areas affected will include the 1600 and 1700 blocks of East Passyunk Avenue and some spots at the west end of the 1100 block of Morris Street. Residents whose parking will be restricted due to this will be able to park their cars in the Acme parking lot from the night of October 27 through October 28.
Gabrielle Bonghi, Philly.com
Earlier this month longtime CBS 3 anchor Pat Ciarrocchi announced that she would be leaving the station after 33 years on the air.
Thursday was the anchor’s final broadcast and she bid her audience and colleagues farewell with a tearful goodbye on live TV.
Alongside co-anchors Ukee Washington, Erika von Tiehl, and Justin Drabick, Ciarrocchi said, “It has been a privilege.”
Layla A. Jones
Kevin Hart was Trevor Noah’s first guest as the new host of “The Daily Show.” To commemorate the honor, Hart brought Noah a gift: a box of ties.
“I’m a classy guy!” the pint-sized Philadelphian comedian said. Hart visited the show to promote his international tour and the release of his new action-comedy, “Ride Along 2,” both debuting in January 2016.
The two comedians bonded over Hart’s accomplishments — Noah called him a comedic rockstar — and Hart divulged how to tell jokes to a crowd of over 50,000, like he did when he sold out Lincoln Financial Field in August.
Layla A. Jones
“Mob Wives” star Natalie DiDonato and model Amber Rose are expected to star in two different upcoming reality shows.
Born and raised in South Philly, DiDonato is related to Frank “Frankie Flowers” D’Alfonso, known for his association with the Philadelphia Bruno crime family. She made her debut on the fifth VH1’s “Mob Wives,” which also features Philly native Natalie Guercio. Now, she’s expected to host a new reality show called “Hustle Girls.”
Described on the website as “a Hot New Reality Show, featuring 8 lovely ladies and their everyday hustle… their grind, their lives,” “Hustle Girls” will be casting in Philadelphia at Aura Lounge at 628 N. Front St. on Friday, Aug. 28 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
The all-day Lee marathon starts at 6:15 am with “The Mummy” (1959) continues with “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957) and “Horror of Dracula” (1959)the first of three Hammer Studios vampire movies, before concluding with Richard Lester’s “The Three Musketeers” (1973).
That was a banner year for Lee, who also appeared in “The Wicker Man,” the cult classic that just two years ago was rereleased, restored to Robin Hardy’s original, definitive version, long presumed lost.
It's hard to believe that the Bad Girls Club - and really, the name of that Oxygen network reality show gives away its premise – has been on since 2006.
That's nine years of seven women taken away from their daily usual circumstance, placed in a nice house for several months, punching and screaming at each other all the way. Who doesn't love that?
Bunim-Murray Productions must certainly adore the Bad Girls; so much so that the company behind such hit reality series like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Real World has decided to make Philly its next stop on the Bad Girls Club audition train.
Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruce Jenner will appear on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue, along with a piece by former Inquirer and Daily News writer Buzz Bissinger.
The headline reads “Call me Caitlyn,” officially announcing Jenner’s new name for the first time. The issue will hit newsstands June 9.
To mark the occasion, Jenner created a new Twitter account, @Cailtyn_Jenner, tweeting:
Layla A. Jones
Philly has been spotlighted as one of three cities chosen for a new reality show called “Where We Live.”
At first glance, the premise behind the show seems quite inclusive, if not mundane. The show seeks to “highlight the daily struggles, triumphs, and real issues of middle-class Americans.”
However, the casting call specifies that this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill, dead end cul-de-sac of a docu-series. It reads: