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POSTED: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:57 PM
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Children of the ‘90s, our first official glimpse at the next generation of the Matthews family has arrived in the form of a Girl Meets World promo shot. And, apparently Corey and Topanga of Philly area-based Boy Meets World fame have continued the lineage in the form of their daughter Riley and son Auggie. Feeney, though, is nowhere to be found. 

Ben Savage and Danielle FIshel will reprise their roles, though this time around as parents to a 7th-grade girl and young boy—so, basically, the script has quite literally flipped on this one. The couple only has two kids, meaning that the other children in the photo are their kids friends, so expect the Matthews house to have nary a dull moment. Just like when they were kids! Awwww…

But while this set of photos is the first official look at the cast, Savage actually posted a similar one to his Instagram account earlier this year—and that’s in addition to the photo Fishel shared showing Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Betsy Randal (Mother Matthews) and William Russ (Father Matthews) on set. Which, of course, is so say that details have been slowing leaking about Girl Meets World, including who will be returning for a run on the new series. 

POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:55 PM
Amy Fadool Kane and husband Sean Kane are expecting their first child (Twitter).

Comcast SportsNet's Amy Fadool Kane anounced on Facebook that she is expecting her first child with husband Sean Kane, a producer at CSN. The couple were married in 2012.

Kane posted a picture of University of Kentucky socks (Fadool's alma mater) and wrote : 

Excited that come the first week of October...Sean and I will have a little fan to wear these! Baby Kane expected October 4th!!

Congrats to Sean and Amy on their big news!
POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:22 PM

First of all, let it not be said that the guys over at Fox News are anything other than masters of the troll. Secondly, Philadelphians are apparently hopelessly bankrupt in the area of historical knowledge about their own country—or, at least according to a recent “Watter’s World” segment from The O’Reilly Factor.

Earlier this week, producer Jesse Watters traveled back to his native Philadelphia for a series of interviews that ultimately would become another installment of his series designed to embarrass completely random, everyday people about their inability to answer basic political or historical questions. So, business as usual.

Calling Philly the “cradle of liberty,” Watters took to the street to ask 12 random Philadelphians a series of questions coming from the U.S Citizen test. As you probably imagine, the results were upsetting.



POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:07 PM
(L) Brandon Boyd of Incubus (Image Getty), (R) "Real World" alum and Bucks County native Svetlana Shusterman.

Svetlana Shusterman, the Lower Bucks native and Temple alum who was featured on "Real World 17: Key West," filed a restraining order against Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus, according to TMZ. The order claims that Boyd has been stalking Shusterman for years, but threats recently escalated. 

Svetlana filed a police report claiming Brandon had followed her car onto a freeway and yelled through the window that he was going to kill her.

Svetlana says she recently moved to a friends house to evade him, but he tracked her down. She writes, "Every day, I am terrified."

POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:36 AM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Actress Tina Fey, arrives at the premiere Of Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A representative for Tina Fey has denied allegations the actress failed to obtain workers' compensation insurance for her New York employees after she was slapped with a $79,000 bill for the alleged offense.

Workers' Compensation Board chiefs filed the lawsuit against the 30 Rock star in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan on 20 March (14) in relation to her duties as an employer, claiming she did not have the required insurance for her staff for more than a year, starting from 20 November, 2012.

However, Fey's spokeswoman, Cara Tripicchio, insists the allegations are unfounded, stating that the actress "has proper and current insurance covering all employees and at no time has workers' compensation lapsed".

POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:35 AM
Filed Under: Television
Deirdre Bolton on the set of Fox Business' new show "Risk & Reward" (Photo courtesy of Fox Business)

Beauty, brains and a knack for business and finance? Deirdre Bolton is pretty much the whole package. The 42-year-old Newtown, Pennsylvanian is readying the launch of her ambitious new show, Risk & Reward, which debuts today (Monday) at 1 PM/ET on Fox Business Channel

When it comes to stocks and bonds, people have always followed the rule of 60/40 – 60 percent stocks, 40 percent bonds. Bolton is about to break the norm with her new weekly program, showing average folks that there are other ways to bankroll with alternative investments. That includes technology, real estate, startups, food & wine, and even art. “Industry changes are giving the average investors access to more choices,” Bolton said. “The show primarily focuses on showing people what other options are out there, putting them into context, and allowing them to choose for themselves if it’s the right choice for their own portfolios.”

Bolton is quite the business and finance news veteran. Before hopping over to Fox Business she spent over a decade with Bloomberg Television where she first began reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and most recently exited from her program Money Moves. Her ventures into the business world stemmed from her passion for language. “As a kid I was always interested in television and radio because of its use of language,” she said. Even at a young age, being educated at local institutions likes Grey Nun Academy, Germantown Academy, and Council Rock High, she was a veracious reader and was lucky enough to have spent some of her teen years abroad. “I knew it was a big world very quickly.”


POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:34 AM
When Arnold says 'dance,' you dance.
In for a schilling, in for a pound. When you go out on the road to promote your new movie, increasingly you’re called upon to do some crazy things. Arnold The Guvenator Schwarzenegger found that out Thursday during an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. He was there to plug his action film Sabotage with co-star Joe Manganiello, but co-hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante wanted to see the big man dance.

And around and around the big wheel goes and lands on…the nae nae. Arnold was just happy he could pronounce it. Anyway you can see how he tears it up.

Oh, and bonus: you get to see Arnold doing the stanky leg. Gross Gott, this is a cultural moment for the ages.


POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:00 AM
Tattoo artist Tim Pangburn at work in his Fishtown studio, Art Machine Productions. Pangburn will appear tonight at 10:30 p.m. on TLC's 'America's Worst Tattoos.'

Human beings have been tattooing themselves for roughly 5,000 years, which of course means that bad tattoos have been around at least equally as long. But whether we’re talking poorly done proto-scratchings or even more poorly done skull-themed ink, there historically has been one answer to combat the tackiness: Cover-ups.

These fixes for poorly done, ruined, or outgrown tattoos are the currency in which tattoo artist Tim Pangburn deals—and business, perhaps not surprisingly, has been good. So good that, in fact, Pangburn has been asked back on to TLC’s America’s Worst Tattoos, which features Miami Ink-style tattoos stories and the unique fixes that come out of repairing a disastrous old tattoo. 

Even before the first season of America’s Worst Tattoos aired last year, Pangburn had become known as the guy to go to get your bad ink made good—and, by extension, so did his 2,700-square-foot Fishtown tattoo studio, Art Machine Productions. He’s been tattooing since 1998, so that reputation has come hard-earned.

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