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POSTED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:50 PM
The Allen Iverson cocumentary will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday. ( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )

Allen Iverson documentary, fittingly called "Iverson," will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night. The trailer for the film was just released featuring interviews from Dwyane Wade, Tom Brokaw and Larry Brown who says, "As a coach, dealing with him on a daily basis, nobody trains you for that." Of course, Iverson himself gets a platform to speak as well. The doc is from first time director Zatella Beatty.

The documentary looks at Iverson's high school years (already the source for ESPN's "No Crossover") to his playing time and beyond. 


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POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:24 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)

The first trailer for "God's Pocket," one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films, was released online today.

The movie, directed by "Mad Men's" John Slattery, is based on the novel by former Daily News columnist Pete Dexter, based on his time as a longtime columnist in the city. The titular neighborhood is based on the Devil's Pocket in South Philly. Despite its setting, the film was not shot here.

"Six Feet Under's" Richard Jenkins plays the Dexter surrogate, a columnist at the fictional Daily Times, who starts to sniff around the suspicious death of a young man who supposedly falls to death at a construction site. Hoffman plays the young man's stepfather, while "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks plays the young man's mother.



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POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:59 PM

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks fantastic on the cover of this week's Rolling Stone magazine, promoting her excellent HBO comedy "Veep." The comedian is posed in the buff with the Constitution printed on her back.

There's only one problem with the image, as pointed out by many on Twitter, including the National Constitution Center:

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:28 AM
WMMR DJ Robin Lee retires

WMMR's Robin Lee has retired from radio after 33 years in the biz. Lee came to WMMR 10 years ago to do weekend and fill in work at the station. Before that, she did time at WYSP and was a program director at Allentown's 951 ZZO. Her LinkedIn profile suggests Lee will cotinue her work at web design team websitefreaks.net and working with Gettysburg Ghost Tours.

WMMR personalities — including Pierre Robert, Matt Cord, Sean "The Rabbi" Tyszler, Brent Porche and Kevin Gunn — came into the studio on Sunday, Lee's last day, to commemorate her storied career. In her send off, Tyszler noted that Lee was the only DJ at WMMR that he never emailed about questionable playlists.

Lee posted a goodbye note on her Facebook page, along with a picture of the plaque she was awarded for her time at the station. "It is rare to work in a radio station where you know everyone is pulling for everyone else, and then that goes for our listeners who are our family too. WMMR is truly an amazing place," Lee wrote.


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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!
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POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 9:31 AM
Bradley Cooper (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Were you one of the 11 million people who watched President Barack Obama trade barbs with comedian Zach Galifianakis on "Between Two Ferns"? The not-so-subtle pitch for the Affordable Care Act saw a 40 percent spike in traffic for Healthcare.gov.

And Politico says Rydal's own Bradley Cooper is to thank.

How?


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POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 2:27 PM
Patti LaBelle belts one out at Reading Terminal.

Patti LaBelle helped fete restauranteur Keven Parker last week at the Reading Terminal Market, as you read about in my column yesterday

Parker, who owns Ms. Tootsie's (1312 South St.), was celebrating the first anniversary of his Soul Food Cafe food stand, hosted by Sexy Single Sixx King, when LaBelle showed up to celebrate. She then regailed onlookers with a rendition of "If Only You Knew." 



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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."

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