West Deptford, NJ's own Andrew is headed for culinary glory. He'll appear tomorrow on the season finale of "MasterChef Junior," the uber-adorable cooking competition show hosted by the notoriously cantankerous Gordon Ramsay. "I'm representing Jersey and Italy," the 11-year-old says in a preview for the episode that airs at 8 p.m. on Fox.
As I reported in today's column, Drexel student Christopher Gray sets off quite the firestorm on tomorrow's episode of "Shark Tank" with his app Scholly that is meant to help hopeful college students get aid for their studies. Gray's app apparently leads to the biggest fight in the history of the ABC startup show, with three sharks walking out.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of Gray's pitch with QVC queen Lori Greiner offering Gray money without asking any questions about the app, clearly pissing off Mark Cuban.
Watch the clip here.
"60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft set his sights on homeboy Bradley Cooper on last night's episode. In extra scenes from the interview, Cooper, Kroft and Cooper's cousin Colin Campano stroll through the Italian Market, making a stop at Claudio's (924 S. 9th St.). Cooper and crew stopped by about three weeks ago, according to owner Sal Auriemma, who called Cooper a nice guy (alas, Auriemma forgot to watch the segment).
In the extra scenes below, Germantown Academy grad Cooper says that Claudio's smells like home. Cooper, Campano and Cooper's mom Gloria also sit down for a chat at Villa di Roma (936 S. 9th St.).
What's interesting is that producer Ann Silvio mentions that she always thought of Cooper as uptight before she saw his Philly side of him. It does seem to muss up his pretty boy image a bit, doesn't it?
Need a pick me up? The "Good Day Philadelphia" crew took on Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" this morning. Alex Holley makes for an excellent Mars, but the highlight is clearly Mike Jerrick and Quincy Harris in full on curlers.
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Meek Mill clearly knows how to throw a Grammy's after party, although he still hasn't figured out how to make sure the cops aren't called at the end.
According to TMZ, cops broke up North Philly rapper Mill's most recent Grammy after-bash that was held at Justin Bieber's former mansion. Apparently, Mill signed a one-week lease just to hold the party in the mansion. The guest list included Mill's rumored love Nicki Minaj, Bieber, French Montana, Khloe Kardashian and Chris Brown. The party ended with a fight between rival gang members that resulted in thrown punches and ice sculptures.
Brown took to Instagram to address rumors that he was one of those beat up at Mill's party:
NBC10's Monique Braxton will appear on "Steve Harvey" tomorrow to help Harvey surprise a Philly woman with a date.
Braxton and Harvey bring Ben right to local woman Abby's door. Earlier, Abby had writen to Harvey in hopes that the host/author/comedian would help her with her love life; Harvey is the author of dating tome-turned-movie Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Braxton and Harvey send Abby over to Rouge (205 S. 18th St.) for a date.
Check out Braxton below, and see her on and Harvey at 2 p.m. on NBC10 tomorrow:
Josh Innes and Tony Bruno will take over SportsRadio WIP's afternoon show, as rumored by Crossing Broad. They are replacing Rob Ellis and Anthony Gargano. The latter left the station late last year after not being able to come to terms on a new contract with the station. The news was announced on Friday at the 23rd Annual Wing Bowl, although Innes and Bruno had taken test runs during the afternoon slot since Gargano departed.
When I asked Marc Rayfield, senior vice president/market manager for CBS Radio/Philadelphia, about where Ellis would land, he told me that the weekday schedule has yet to be finalized (UPDATE: In a press release, it was announced that Ellis would return to the night shift from 6 to 10 p.m.). Rayfield added that Innes and Bruno are scheduled to start Wednesday, although that is weather permitting considering that Bruno is currently in Glendale covering the Super Bowl and may not be able to get back in time to due weather forecasts.
Innes is relatively new to WIP, coming to the station in late 2013 after a sting at KILT in Houston. His style has garnered fans and detractors since his tenure began, both of which Innes happily courts. Bruno, on the other hand, is a longtime Philly radio veteran. He'll return to WIP, where he worked alongside Angelo Cataldi and the morning crew. Last summer, Bruno resigned from his gig at the Fanatic, after he failed to come to a new contract with the station. Most recently, Bruno had taken to podcasting.
"How to Get Away With Murder," the Philly-set (but not shot) murder mystery starring Viola Davis, returns tonight on ABC after way too long of a hiatus for lovers of the steamy legal procedural.
Vulture has an interview with Jack Falahee, a/k/a boundary pushing gay law student Connor, who uses whatever .. ahem ... assets he has to help himself out. Vulture noticed that the cast seemed quite tight knit. Falahee responded:
We all get along extremely well, which shocks me, to be honest. You get a bunch of actors in the room and you figure a few of them have to be assholes. But I think it's a testament to Shonda [Rhimes] and Pete [Nowalk]. They flew us out a week early to Philadelphia to shoot the pilot just so all of us youngsters could hang out and get to know each other. From day one, we were romping around the streets of Philadelphia and just having slumber parties with cartons of ice cream.