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POSTED: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 6:48 PM
Filed Under: Movies

Like this J.Mendel dress from Anna Kendrick but I worry that it swallows up her tiny frame.

Anne Hathaway likes this cut, this time designed by Gucci, but it does nothing for her shape. The disco ball armor isn't helping matters.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 2:01 PM
Ukee Washington.

CBS3's morning man Ukee Washington will hit primetime. He's hopping on a plane this afternoon to perform in a cameo on CBS sitcom "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar and James Wolk.

Washington will work alongside "Everybody Loves Raymond" Brad Garrett.

I hear that Washington got the part after a CBS exec saw him in his October appearance on "The Talk." When the opportunity to cast a local newscaster came up, the exec brought up Washington as the perfect person to play the part.

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 2:52 PM
Marlton, N.J.'s own Christina Grimmie on "The Voice." (Photo by: (Tyler Golden/NBC)

Marlton, N.J.'s own Christina Grimmie opened up "The Voice's" sixth season last night with a killer rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." The 19-year-old got all four judgers -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher -- to turn their chairs around, and quite quickly at that.

Grimmie attended Cherokee High School, before leaving to be homeschooled. She's now pursuing her singing career in L.A. You can see more Grimmie on her YouTube channel.

Grimmie ultimately went with Team Adam, who has been the winning coach of two of "The Voice's" previous seasons (Levine bud Shelton took home the other three crowns).

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POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:36 PM
Yo La Tengo will perform at FringeArts.

Indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo will perform courtesy of FringeArts, although it won't be like their normal Philly appearances.

The Hoboken-formed band will play a score alongside "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller," a live documentary about the legendary architect. Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green (check out his fabulous "The Weather Underground") narrates while Yo La Tengo plays along.The film itself focuses on the  Dymaxion Chronofile, Fuller's project to document everything about his life.

For the architectually unaware, Fuller was an architect, author and futurist who invented the geodesic dome (think Epcot, or the Fuller-designed Montreal Biosphere). For the last 10 years of his life, he lived in Philadelphia, teaching at Penn, Swathmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

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POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:40 PM
Brian Taff and wife Mara.

Congrats to 6ABC's Brian Taff who announced that he and his wife, Mara, are expecting twins in the summer. Mara is also a 6ABC staffer, although she's in the Creative Services Department.

Taff wrote a nice little note on his Facebook page about his impending fatherhood:

There are certain things in life that seem forever relegated to the "One Day" category. One day, I'll get to Hawaii. One day, I'll write a book. One day, I'll retire. The list is long, and filled mostly with things that are there for good reason -- they are either too time consuming, or too expensive, or, dare I say, too adult to accomplish now.

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POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:11 PM
The Olympic medal made of bacon for Sage Kotsenburg.

Telford, PA-based Godshall's Quality Meats made headlines when they created a bacon medal for Sage Kotsenburg, the first-ever gold medalist in the men's snowboard slopestyle. Prolific social media user Kotsenburg tweeted that he wished his medal was made from bacon:

Godshall's obliged. But with turkey bacon because Kostenburg has to watch that athletic figure.

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4:06 PM
The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.

The George Zimmerman boxing match that captured the attention of the nation is back on, according to local celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman.

But Feldman will no longer be a part of it, as he announced at a press conference this afternoon. Rapper DMX who was set to fight Zimmerman seems like he’s no longer involved either.

Instead, European media mogul and soda bottling heir Alkiviades “Alki” David will broadcast the fight from an undisclosed location. David was scheduled to broadcast the fight even before Feldman backed out. The duo worked together before, including offering Chris Brown $10 million to take on Drake in the ring.

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POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:48 AM
Michael Smerconish

Inquirer columnist, former Daily News contributor and syndicated radio host Michael Smerconish will join CNN for a new weekly show that will air Saturday mornings. He'll join CNN this month.

Smerconish will continue to host his Sirius XM show and write his weekly Inquirer piece.

In addition to his weekly show, Smerconish will provide commentary throughout the week for CNN. Smerconish is no stranger to TV. He was previously a contributor to MSNBC and was a guest host for fellow-Philly guy Chris Matthews' Hardball.

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