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Archive: November, 2008

Local journalist Brian Hickey critically injured in Collingswood hit-and-run

Monday, December 1, 2008, 12:32 AM
Brian Hickey, a Philly.com video producer, Metro columnist, former managing editor for City Paper, and all around good dude is in a medically-induced coma after being critically injured Friday night in a hit-and-run in Collingswood, N.J. The Metro's Brian X. McCrone is reporting that Hickey, 35, was... Read more

Gary Papa reveals his cancer has returned

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 12:13 PM
Best wishes to 6ABC Sports Director Gary Papa who is again undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, he revealed at a banquet dinner Thursday night. Papa was first diagnosed and treated in 2004 and his cancer returned in 2006 and has come back again. As Laura Nachman also... Read more

Gamble & Huff tunes inspire Paul Stanley's paintings

Monday, November 24, 2008, 9:11 AM
When Paul Stanley is painting, the KISS frontman turns to the Delfonics, the O'Jays and other groups from the Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff "Sound of Philadelphia" era as well as other vintage R&B and Motown acts. A collection of Stanley's acrylic paintings are showing at the Wentworth Gallery... Read more

The Roots in good shape after Belgium bus crash

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 11:06 AM
The Roots narrowly escaped injury when their tour bus flipped over this morning in Belgium. Bassist Owen Biddle checked in to say the group are "all in surprisingly good shape and very thankful to be alive," after the bus lost control this morninig with the seven-piece band and five crew members... Read more

Biography Channel to air Nicky Scarfo special

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9:44 AM
1980s Philadelphia mob boss Nicky Scarfo will be the subject of an hour-long Biography Channel special next month. "We tried to paint the picture of not only the mobster, but who he was as a person," says Samantha Nisenboim, associate producer for Chicago's Towers Productions, which is behind... Read more

"Office" actor does stand-up here this week

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:39 AM
"Office" actor Craig Robinson is hoping the family of his Ardmore-native cast mate, Kate Flannery, catches one of his stand-up gigs. The comedian, who plays warehouse supervisor Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy, performs tonight through Saturday at Helium (2031 Sansom). Robinson told us yesterday... Read more

The Roots will be house band on Jimmy Fallon's show

Monday, November 17, 2008, 5:47 PM
Philly hip-hop heroes The Roots will be comedian Jimmy Fallon’s house band when his late-night show debuts next summer on NBC, a spokeswoman for Island/Def Jam Music Group confirmed moments ago. Label publicist Adesina Dowers said she was not certain what the slot means for the band’s touring... Read more

Ryan Howard hangs at Delco strip dive

Monday, November 17, 2008, 8:50 AM
A loyal friend kept people from taking cell phone pictures of Ryan Howard as he hung out Wednesday night at Lou Turk's (500 Pawhattan), a strip club in Essington. Not surprisingly, Howard attracted lots of attention from the topless dancers. Sources say the Phillies slugger spent a fair amount of time... Read more

Linda Fiorentino hangs with Palminteri, Tony Luke

Friday, November 14, 2008, 3:35 PM
South Philadelphia native actress Linda Fiorentino (Remember "The Last Seduction"?) was among a large dinner party at Franco Borda's High Note Cafe (13th & Tasker) last night celebrating the opening of Chazz Palminteri's one-man show "A Bronx Tale," which plays the Merriam... Read more

Dave Huddleston joins CBS 3 as weekend anchor

Friday, November 14, 2008, 2:25 PM
Dave Huddleston has landed at CBS 3 where he'll co-anchor the weekend evening newscasts with Mary Stoker Smith starting next week, the station announced this afternoon. Huddleston spent six years at Fox 29, which did not renew his contract this summer. Huddleston, who lives in Delaware County with his... Read more
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