Tuesday, March 31, 2015

POSTED: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:05 PM
Jon Bon Jovi attends 'Rosewater' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Some of the people in this city living on a prayer were given anything but bad medicine when they were graced with the surprise presence of Jon Boni Jovi earlier today.

In town to chair a board meeting with members of his nonprofit, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, the hunky rocker paid a visit to Project H.O.M.E.’s Hub of Hope, a drop-in homeless center underground in SEPTA’s Suburban Station.

The Songwriters Hall of Famer told very few people he was coming, but the Daily News was there to catch him.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:07 PM
Normally flying on Skyforce 10, she's walking on air: NBC10's Christine Maddela poses with the man who put a ring on her finger, fiance Christopher Goss.

Another newscaster hottie is off the market - or soon will be. 

Christine Maddela, NBC10's reporter assigned to the station's Skyforce 10 helicopter, flashed her beautiful new diamond ring Saturday morning on Twitter with the words, "So . . . this happened . . . " 

Maddela said "yes" to longtime love Christopher Goss on Friday evening at Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tenn. - the very same spot where they had their first date several years earlier, Maddela told me.

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 1:20 PM
Mo'ne Davis. (File photo)

Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis took the high road today by forgiving a young man who slandered her on the Internet.

Joey Casselberry, a/k/a @Big Cass24 is no longer active on Twitter, but posted last week: “Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada.”

Casselberry, a junior and first baseman for the Bloomsburg University Huskies, was bounced from the team over the weekend after college President David L. Soltz said he was “deeply saddened” by the offensive tweet. (Bloomsburg University is in Columbia County, about 80 miles north of Harrisburg.)

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 11:31 AM
Point Breeze real estate developer Ori Feibush (left), and City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. (Left image: Jeff Fusco, right: courtesy photo)

Did City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson accuse his challenger in the 2nd District of being "the white man" having a "plantation mentality"? 

That's what it sounds like in a video posted over the weekend by Chris Sawyer's Philadelinquency.

POSTED: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:57 PM

Philadelphia City Paper is getting a makeover.

Next time you pick up the paper, you’ll see it has launched a re-design, front to back, for the first time since 2009.

Editor-in-Chief Lillian Swanson said the paper is taking a page from newspaper history in devoting a full page to a color comic. Swanson plans to invite a different local comic artist each week to showcase their talents inside the City Paper.

POSTED: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:30 PM

Philly.com's "Weather Savior," John Bolaris, will broadcast his new open-forum entertainment show, "Center Stage," (which airs on 610 AM) tonight from Chickie's and Pete's (1526 Packer Ave.) in South Philly.

To mark the launch of March Madness, Bolaris will host famed former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale, inspiration for the movie "Invincible," and comedian Mary Radzinski, who was voted last year's "Best Comedian" by Philadelphia magazine.

The show starts at noon.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:56 AM
CBS3 Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger announced on Twitter this morning that she and her husband, Steve, are expecting twins. (Photos from Katie Fehlinger's Facebook page)

CBS3 Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger announced on air this morning that she and her husband, Steve, are expecting twins.

This is the couple's first - or should I say - first pair. 

Fehlinger joined the CW Philly's morning news team in 2011. This morning she predicts today will be sunny and breezy with temperature highs in the upper 40s and lows in mid 30s, and a couple of babies on the way. 

POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 2:14 PM
NBC10's Nefertiti Jáquez. (instagram.com/nefertitijaquez)

NBC 10 Philadelphia has confirmed for me reporter Nefertiti Jaquez is no longer with the station.

When I reached out NBC said they do not comment on personnel matters.

A spokesman would not comment on the reason for it, but several sources say Jaquez was let go for reporting live, on-air the name of slain Police Officer Robert Wilson III over this past weekend.

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