Brad Pitt surprised sneak peekers at an early screening of "World War Z" in King of Prussia Regal Cinema today. Check out this tweet from Comcast entertainment editor David Onda.
Here's the official "World War Z" shot:
A video of edited together clips featuring CBS3 morning anchor Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson snarking at each other went viral yesterday.
The video makes it look the like the two have are in the midst of a bitter feud. At one point in the video, the backdrop makes it look as if Erickson is bathed in light, giving her a halo. Brewer responds, “It always comes into question when it’s you and a halo.”
The video, from AmazingLife247, has over 400,000 views at press time but Mark Pygas, human resources and community manager of AmazingLife247, says they expected the numbers to reach 500,000 to 600,000 by the end of the day yesterday. Pygas said videos on their site come from both their team and viewers who submit clips to them.
Outlets far and wide picked up the video. Grantland writer Mark Listanti who wrote about “the crackling magic generated by two people who can’t turn off their mutual hate just because there’s a camera pointed at them. This isn’t going to end well for anybody, except the Internet."
Na'eem Douglas, who grew up in Philly, will be the newest face at NBC10. He'll start June 17. Previously, Douglas was at News 12 Brooklyn in New York, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor since 2007.
Douglas is a Franklin Learning Center alum and was even a production assistant at NBC10 before striking out on his own.
North Philly born and bred comedian Kevin Hart will host the 4th of July Jam, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival, on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The show will feature previously announced sets from John Mayer, J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato and, of course, the Roots.
Can't make it to the Parkway for the festivities? It will be simulcast on 6abc (like it is every year) and nationally it will be broadcast on VH1 and Palladia from 8 to 11 p.m.
It'll be a big week for Hart. His next stand-up movie, "Let Me Explain," hits theaters July 3, which is, coincidentally, Hart's 33rd birthday.
Jason Miller recently posted up a Craigslist ad saying that he was taking the best offer to cut his 27-inch long "virgin" hair that has never "been dyed, permed, or chemically altered." It caught the eye of South Jersey's own Kelly Ripa and her co-hosting bud, Michael Strahan, who will pay Miller $700 to get his hair cut and styled by "Live with Kelly and Michael" hairstylist Diane D’Agostino on tomorrow show.
Turns out, Miller is from Philly (he reportedly looked to Craiglist to widen his search). The 33-year-old is a creative construction consultant who hasn't cut his hair in three years (ugh, so jealous of those locks).
Miller's lock will go to help Wigs for Kids, an organization that provides hair pieces from children suffering from the effects of alopecia, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other conditions that cause hair loss.
CBS3 meteorologist Kathy Orr has been chosen to guest-host CBS' "The Talk," Tuesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. She'll join regular hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, (my personal fave) Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.
She'll bring her "Orr at the Shore" segment, where she broadcast the downashore temps, to "The Talk," as well with a West Coast addition on Monday, June 3 during the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. editions of "Eyewitness News."
Orr isn't the only one given "The Talk" honors. Kate Bilo announced that she was pregnant with her second child during her guest-hosting stint.Of course, later Bilo told me about her maternity leave activities.
Here's a Thursday pick me up for ya: Rita and Dave recently celebrated their 90th birthday parties and 70th wedding anniversary at McGillin's Olde Alehouse, the country's oldest continuously operating tavern.
Everybody now: Awwww!
Fox's "MasterChef" will have two finalists from the Philly area on their upcoming fourth season.
Krissi Biaseillo, a 34-year-old paralegal from Philly, and Bri Kozior, at 22-year-old theater assistant from Doylestown, have both made it through to the next round. Catch their next challenege -- a team challenge where they are tasked with making a healthy lunch for 300 schoolchildren -- next Wednesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
"MasterChef," hosted by Fox's resident angry cook Gordon Ramsay, seeks to find the best amateur in the country. The winner gets a cookbook deal and $250,000.
I've exclusively learned that Rosemary Connors has been promoted to weekend anchor at NBC10, replacing Lori Wilson who left the station for her homestate of Indiana earlier this month. Word is she starts on Saturday.
Connors has been with the station since 2009, covering the 2012 presidential race and the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. In addition to her duties at NBC, Connors is also a part time law student at Temple. She'll graduate May. Neal Zoren of the Delaware County Times named her the 2012 MVP.
Fun fact about Connors: The Penn graduate is the third generation of women in her family to report the news in Philly, including her mom, Mary Flannery, a Daily News alum. Her cousin is "The Office's" Kate Flannery, who will make her Philly stage debut next month.
CBS3 announced today that they are adding Cleve Bryan to their Eyewitness News roster as a New Jersey reporter. Bryan has deep Jersey roots. Hailing from Turnersville, Bryan is a graduate of Washington Township High School and spent five summers training lifeguards in Ocean City. Shore folk might remember Bryan from his time at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, where he began his career in 2005 as a photographer/reporter. He returned to station from 2007 until 2009 as a reporter and back-up morning news anchor.
Bryan, who was recently an anchor at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va., and wife, Nicole, have a newborn son, Joshua. Bryan starts in Philly July 1.
In other CBS news, I reported that Ben Simmoneau left the station last week but had no words on where's he going. Turns out, Simmoneau will be only two hours to the north. Simmoneau will be the new co-anchor of “Good Day Wakeup,” holding down the 4:30 to 7 a.m. shift on Fox affiliate WNYW.