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POSTED: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:41 PM
Remy and Rob Maaddi of "Bridezillas" fame became parents Monday to twins Alexia Bella and Melina Livia. The Sewell, N.J., pair will be featured in an upcoming reality show on WEtv.

Rob Maaddi may have just gotten one of the best scoops of his career. The Philly-based AP sports reporter broke the news that NFL officials had seen the notorious video of Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocking his wife Janay Rice unconscious in the elevator of Revel. 

But in his off time, Maaddi starred on WeTV's "Bridezillas" and "Marriage Boot Camp" along with his fiancee-turned-wife Remy. The Sewell, NJ-based couple went on the latter reality show to prep for the birth of their twins, Alexia Bella and Melina Livia last year. At the time, Maaddi said that he and Remy, total fan favorites, would eventually have their own reality show, but when that happened would be dictated by their babies, not by television executives.  

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2:24 PM
Charlie Sheen. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Noted playboy Charlie Sheen tweeted that he will donate $1,000 to jilted PYT waiter Rob Knelly, who was left a 20 cent tip by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.

PYT posted a picture of the 20 cent tip McCoy left for Knelly on Monday. Yesterday, owner Tommy Up responded to critics about the McCoy dust up.

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:46 PM
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a .03 percent tip at a local burger joint.

Tommy Up, the owner of NoLibs burger joint PYT, took to Facebook to discuss the 20 cent tip that Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left for his server Rob Knelly yesterday. I spoke with Knelly in today's column.

Up writes that it was his decision to post the tip on the restaurant's Facebook page but he can't, in good conscience, apologize to McCoy.

On Facebook, Up wrote:


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POSTED: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:53 PM
CBS3 reporter Syma Chowdhry married cameraman Alex Zaremba on Saturday at the Hotel Monaco.

Congrats to CBS3's Syma Chowdhry, who is expecting her first child with husband Andy Zaremba, a cameraman at CBS3. The reporter and cameraman wed in March of last year. 

The couple adorably announced the news in a "Rocky"-style video clip featuring Zaremba training while Chowdhry eggs him on. "Adrian!" he cries from the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. "We are not naming the baby that," Chowdhry replies.

For more Philly Gossip, including LeSean's McCoy's shady tipping, read today's column

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POSTED: Monday, September 8, 2014, 4:17 PM
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a .03 percent tip at a local burger joint.

PYT, the Northern Liberties burger joint located in the Piazza at Schmidts and known for its crazy burger combinations, posted a picture of a receipt to their Facebook featuring a check from Eagle LeSean McCoy, who tipped at whopping 20 cents on a $61.56 check. That's a .3 percent.

Server Rob Knelly, who has worked at PYT for 3 and a half years, said that McCoy and his three friends were rude and loud the entire time they dined. "I wasn’t surprised [by the tip], I saw it coming. They were extremely rude. I kept my cool for as along as I could, where you just don’t want them yelling and cursing you," Knelly told me, saying that the party was apparently not happy with their food and asked "What is this s---?."

"It was very loud and not for a family style restaurant," Knelly added.

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:40 PM
Tedd Florendo comes to NBC10

NBC10 meteorologist Tedd Florendo is returning to Las Vegas after joining the station in September of last year He will report back to the CBS affliate from whence he came, according to TV Spy. Waiting on statement from NBC10 and Florendo about the depature.

Florendo is one of the many departures as of late. Bob Kelly left CBS3 last week, along with Elizabeth Hur. Kacie McDonnell left Fox 29 earlier the month to be with her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray.

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POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:25 AM
Keith Russel (Fox 29)

Fox 29 sports anchor Colleen Wolfe is leaving Fox 29 for the NFL Network according to various sources. Her final day is on Sunday, and she'll start with the NFL Network on Tuesday. The Drexel grad had been with Fox 29 since 2012. Wolfe was a popular figure in the market, making it all the way to the quarterfinals of Crossing Broad's Philly Sports Media Field of 64, upsetting NBC10's John Clark and CSN's Marshall Harris and Neil Hartman.

Replacing Wolfe, is former 6ABC sports anchor Keith Russell, who returns to the Philadelphia market. Russell, a West Oak Lane native, spent seven years with 6 before departing for Washington, D.C. The Central High grad, who left the market in 2012, did a stint at ESPN before his 6ABC tenure. 

Russell will join Howard Eskin beginning next week as a co-anchor for "Game Day Live." He will also anchor the stations Friday and Saturday night newscasts at 6 and 10 p.m., in addition to contributing to the "Sports Sunday" show. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:45 AM
Harry Donahue of KYW.

Harry Donahue announced he will be leaving KYW NewsRadio 1060. He had been with the station since 1973, serving as a morning anchor among other responsibilities that included covering two Super Bowl appearances by the Eagles, the MOVE bombings and 9/11. 

Donahue, who attended St. Joe's Prep and St. Joe's University, will remain the play-by-play voicefor Temple men's football and basketball games. 

His last day at the station is Friday. 

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