Saturday, December 20, 2014

POSTED: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 3:18 PM
"The Interview" (Columbia)

Dan Sterling, "the guy that brought down Sony," is from Philadelphia.

Sterling wrote "The Interview," the film at the center of the Sony hacking scandal that stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as TV journalists tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sony cancelled the theatrical release after hacker group Guardians of Peace threatened an attack on theaters screening the film.

Sterling canceled an upcoming speaking event at his alma mater, Germantown Friends School. He graduated in 1989.  Last year, he thanked GFS for his career at an alumni event, saying, "If I had spent my time here, at GFS, reading all of the books that they told me to read and listening to what these brilliant teachers had to say, and had I actually engaged for seven hours a day in all of that mind-expanding discourse... I wouldn't have found myself in the surreal situation of sitting in a de facto fart-joke factory and still feeling like a complete philistine." Sterling hails from West Philly. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 1:57 PM
Angelo Cataldi during his morning show. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ) (Philadelphia Daily News)

Angelo Cataldi's contract has been renewed at 94.1 WIP. Cataldi told me there are three and five year options. But after that?

"I figure that'll probably be it for me," Cataldi, who has been with the station since 1990, said. "I think someone else should get a chance after this one. I definitely wanted to hang around awhile longer because I just got to make it long enough for the Eagles to win a Super Bowl. Then I’ll see what I needed to see ... I’ve always had this fear the year after I left they’d win a championship. That’s the ultimate goal. I would love to see them do it and I think with Chip Kelly they can."

Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS Radio Philadelphia, in a statement called Cataldi a "Philadelphia radio legend."

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 11:05 PM
Matt McAndrew attends NBC's 'The Voice' Season 7 Red Carpet Event at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on December 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Alas, Matt McAndrew is not the winner of season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

He came in second to country singer Craig Wayne Boyd took home the crown. He also beat out R&B singer Damien and popster Chris Jamison.

McAndrew was a clerk at Center City’s Trader Joe’s and a teacher at Bach to Rock in Wayne before his loss on last night’s show.


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POSTED: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:50 PM

Philly's own Matt McAndrew is one of four finalists vying for the top spot on NBC's "The Voice" tonight.

McAndrew, who is on Team Adam Levine, seems like a favorite to win. He has the distinction of being the only "Voice" finalist to crack the iTunes Top 10 three times throughout his tenure on the show. 

Last night. McAndrew sang "Lost Stars" (a song by sung by coach Levine in the film "Begin Again), classic "Somwhere Over the Rainbow" and original ditty "Wasted Love," which you can watch below.


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POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 3:56 PM
Chase Utley meets fan Julie Kramer on "The Ellen Show." (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros)

Need a reason to smile? Look no further than Chase Utley.

Tabernacle, NJ's Julie Kramer is battling stage 4 synovial sarcoma at only 23. When Kramer's best buddies heard that Ellen DeGeneres was looking to interview inspiring women, they started #JulieMeetsEllen campaign that blew up on social media, landing Kramer a spot on today's show.

DeGeneres showed her support for Kramer, who got up and danced only hours after surgery, by giving the massive Phillies fan a check for $10,000 and lots of baseball swag, presented by the one and only Utley. 


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POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:39 PM
Mike Jerrick, of Fox 29, emcees at the Zarwin Baum and Boyds presents Fashion Touchdown for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania featuring the Philadelphia Eagles. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

Mike Jerrick is having quite the month. First, he becomes a grandpa for the second time. Now, he's engaged.

Jerrick revealed on "Good Day Philadelphia" this morning that this weekend, he popped the question to lady friend Shelda at 10:11 (on 12/13/14) under the clock at Grand Central Station. 

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POSTED: Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:30 PM
Matt McAndrew on "The Voice."

"The Voice" powerhouse contestant, and Philly guy. Matt McAndrew will get his homecoming episode on tonight's episode.

"The Voice" cameras were in the area last week filming McAndrew around town as he played a free show at Xfinity Live. They also stopped by Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital where his mom, Brenda, works. Brenda is a regular appearance at the live tapings. I hear that not only the vets and techs were excited to see McAndrew, but the pups were too, donning "Mutts 4 Matt" t-shirts.

See it all tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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POSTED: Monday, December 8, 2014, 12:52 PM
Ellen DeGeneres (L) and Portia de Rossi attend Arianna Huffington's "Thrive" book party in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Want a Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals jersey?

How about one signed by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey, President Bill Clinton and Bill Murray, among other stars?


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