Archive: March, 2012
John Bolaris will discuss being drugged and fleeced by two Eastern European hotties on an episode of ABC's "20/20."
The former Fox 29 meteorologist was interviewed recently in New York and Miami, where in 2010 two Balkan beauties urged him to "do shot," and he wound up being roofied. Then $43,000 was charged to his credit card.
Ardmore native “Office” actress Kate Flannery is hosting a new TV Guide Network series called “StandUp in Stilettos,” reports Variety.
The Archbishop Carroll grad who plays Meredith on “The Office,” begins production on the new female stand-up comedy show in late April. It’s scheduled to debut at 10 p.m. June 16.
Flannery is a former member of Second City’s National Tour Co. and performs stand-up as well as in a lounge act called “The Lampshades," which plays April 15 at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom).
E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg toured the National Constitution Center's From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibition yesterday afternoon.
Weinberg, also the former "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" bandleader," gave a talk at the National Museum of American Jewish History last night, but dropped by the NCC a few hours earlier. Weinberg added a Post-It note to the NCC's wall in the exhibition asking visitors to share their favorite Springsteen song. "If you can't dance to Ramrod check yourself!" he wrote.
If you were wondering whether he had to pay to see his bandmate's artifacts, he did not. We're told the NCC was aware he was coming and of course let him in for a complimentary tour. Weinberg was recognized by some Springsteen fans but not swarmed as he toured the displays.
Monday night Norristown-native actress Maria Bello auctioned off a trip to the Cape Cod set of "Grown Ups 2," in which she stars with Adam Sandler, David Spade and Chris Rock, at the Merion home of Gail Slogoff, founder of beauty blog BeBlushing.com.
Slogoff hosted a benefit for We Advance, Bello's charity, which works to provide medical attention and education and advocacy programs in Haiti. Malvern's Joanne Hopkins won the set visit with her $4,500 bid.
Bello also attended Saturday's Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton.
"Future Weather," which shot in the area in 2010, will have its world premiere April 29 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie stars Lili Taylor as a science teacher who develops a special relationship with a young girl (Perla Haney-Jardine) who becomes obsessed with global warming.
Amy Madigan plays the girl's grandmother, who cares for her after her mom deserts her.
Stella, the buxom host of "Saturday Night Dead" on KYW-TV from 1984 to 1990, was inducted into the HorrorHound Hall of Fame at the annual convention in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.
Stella, the "Maneater from Manayunk" a/k/a Karen Scioli, was excited to meet fellow horror Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and have what she called, "A meeting of the cleavage," but was disappointed that Elvira didn't show up in character and was inducted under her real name, Cassandra Peterson. Stella now works on "Goth Mothers of Transylvania," which can be found on YouTube.
Bravo cameras have been following former "Top Chef" contestant and fan favorite Jennifer Carroll around town.
Carroll, a Daily News "Sexy Single," was recently captured having a girls'-night dinner at Sbraga (Broad & Pine), which "Top Chef" winner Kevin Sbraga opened last year.
We're told the Bravo crew is shooting a new series, "Life After Top Chef," that follows a handful of "Top Chef" contestants as they try to open restaurants, which Carroll, who spent several years at 10 Arts by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton, is now working on. She's scouting locations for a spot called Concrete Blonde, which she has described as a play on her hard-edged personality and blond hair and also a tribute to the alternative-rock band by the same name.
Berks County porn starlet and Penthouse pet Gina Lynn slept with Flyers winger Scottie Upshall while married, her ex-husband Travis Knight has revealed on the Atlanta Project 96.1 radio show of former 94WYSP host Kidd Chris.
Lynn and Knight, who still work together, were interviewed yesterday to promote her photo spread in the current issue of Penthouse, and the radio hosts asked Knight what famous guys Gina had slept with.
M. Night Shyamalan and wife Bhavna hosted a party at their Chester County home Saturday to honor Greater Philadelphia Film Office head Sharon Pinkenson on her 20 years running the local film commission.
Overbrook native superstar Will Smith and son Jaden who are in the area starring in Shyamalan’s “After Earth,” helped celebrate as did locally raised actresses Kim Delaney of “Army Wives,” Rebecca Creskoff of “Hung." Phylicia Rashad, who is in town shooting NBC pilot ‘Do No Harm,” (currently shooting at the School District of Philadelphia headquarters) was there with show co-stars Alana De La Garza and Mousa Kraish.
Gov. Tom Corbett and wife Susan were also toasted Pinkenson as did state Sens. Vincent Hughes and Daylin Leach, former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolis and other longtime supporters of the film office.
Norristown native actress Maria Bello hosts an invitation-only fundraiser for her charity We Advance March 26 at the Merion home of Gail Slogoff, founder of beauty blog BeBlushing.com.
We Advance is based in the slums of Citi Soleil and Wharf Jeremie, Haiti and works to provide medical attention and education and advocacy programs there.
“Diva of Haiti” Barbara Guillaume, co-founder of We Advance will perform at the party for which Bello, whose NBC cop-drama “Prime Suspect” was recently canceled, says she is “Thrilled to be back in Philadelphia and honored by the support for a cause that is so close to my heart.”