Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sledge sister: 'I was blocked' from performing for Pope

Monday, September 28, 2015, 9:35 AM
As previously reported by my esteemed colleague Vinny Vella, Sister Sledge performed Saturday night before Pope Francis sans the youngest of the sisters, Kathy Sledge, who was known for her iconic lead vocals on the international chart-topping hit "We Are Family." I spoke with her yesterday to get... Read more

South Philly shop puts a punny twist on Pope-phernalia

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:04 PM
Ralph Stollenwerk, owner of Awesome Dudes Printing (1338 S. 6th St.) in South Philly, has created a special, makeshift “Pope-up Shop” just in time for His Holiness’ arrival. It features hilariously sacrilegious stuff to wear and/or drink out of, like T-shirts and koozies baring,... Read more

Chris Christie, Kevin Hart to open new 'Daily Show' next week

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 2:11 PM
Philly’s favorite comedian, Kevin Hart, will be the first guest on Comedy Central’s brand new The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, which airs Monday. Following the exit of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show, Noah has filled his shoes and is opening up with an eclectic mix of personalities for... Read more

CBS3's Ukee Washington sits down with Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:33 PM
CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington hammed it up with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert recently in New York City, in advance of Colbert’s local debut tonight after Eyewitness News. The one-on-one interview, which airs tonight at 11 p.m., covers the gamut of topics – from the serious... Read more

Splitsville for Fumo

Monday, August 17, 2015, 9:37 AM
Multiple credible sources have now confirmed for me that Vince Fumo and longtime gal pal and fiancee, Carolyn Zinni, are no longer together. Zinni owns Zinni's of Philadelphia, a high-end seller of ladies' fashion retail on the Main Line. "It's definitely true," the source said of the split. I'm... Read more

J-Lo talks American Idol in Philly

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 10:07 PM
I’m not one to get starstruck, but when a curvy J-Lo is walking towards me in a snug one-piece, my heart made a flutter. She, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. showed up at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) yesterday (Sunday) to judge day two of auditions of American Idol XV... Read more

New addition to weather team at CBS3

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:47 PM
Lauren Casey, a Pennsylvania native and Rutgers graduate, joins the CBS3 Eyewitness News weather team next month. Prior to joining the Philly station, Casey worked at sister station, WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where her boss, Brien Kennedy, has already brought on new recruits. There, she had worked... Read more

CNN host sues Main Line gallery for phony signed Winston Churchill photo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 9:57 AM
Radio and TV talker Michael Smerconish is suing a Main Line art gallery for allegedly selling him a phony signed photo of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In the civil suit filed Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Smerconish claims he purchased what he thought was an original copy... Read more

Jim Kenney adds DJ to his resume

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:49 AM
The Democratic candidate for mayor will be guest-DJing at "The Flow," an annual after-work networking event hosted at select venues throughout the city. "The Flow" has featured some of the city's most prominent personalities spinning their favorite tunes for a charitable cause of their choice. This... Read more

'Empire' seeks locals for cameo appearance

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:29 PM
Just like Lucious Lyon – played by Terrence Howard on FOX’s hip-hop drama series, “Empire” – pits his three sons against each other to compete to be his successor, so is the network now looking for local talent. Beginning July 16, Philadelphians can enter to win an appearance... Read more
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