Archive: April, 2012
Sean “Diddy” Combs hung out with local rap star Meek Mill backstage at the sold-out The Weeknd show Sunday night at the TLA (334 South.). He was also rocking out to the group while texting in the downstairs bar area.
*Beyonce and Jay-Z dined late Saturday night at Azure by Allegretti at Atlantic City’s new Revel. The couple spent the night in the hotel, where Beyonce performs over Memorial Day weekend.
Comedian Artie Lange has yet to discuss publicly his January 2010 suicide attempt but hopes to do so on the Howard Stern Show in November, when his book Crash and Burn is released.
Lange, who spent nine years on the Stern show, performs stand-up Saturday at the Tower Theatre with Nick DiPaolo, his partner on the syndicated “Nick and Artie” sports-talk show which airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weeknights on 610 WIP. Tickets are still available.
Just a reminder that it's National Pretzel Day which means a free pretzel (one per customer) from any Philly Pretzel Factory location today.
The first 100 customers at each store will get free pretzels throughout May.
Abington native/actor Daniel Spink recruited 35 familiar faces, including David Hasselhoff; Chris Evans (“Avengers”); Stacy Keibler, an alum of “Dancing with the Stars” and George Clooney’s girlfriend; and porn stars Ron Jeremy and Jesse Jane to appear in his online music video “The Carlton Dance.”
The celebs and others, including Dennis Haskins, who was Mr. Belding on “Saved by the Bell,” and Rex Lee, who played Lloyd on “Entourage,” all do the dance Alfonso Ribeiro made popular as the nerdy Carlton Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” The video was posted on Yahoo Monday and got more than a million views.
DROP-ped Councilman Frank Rizzo is hoping that Thursday’s fill-in shift on Talk Radio 1210-AM, on which he will host 10 to midnight, leads to a regular job at the station.
“My intention is to show my value and become a permanent part of the team,” Rizzo, who formerly hosted talk shows on WWDB and WPEN-AM, told us yesterday.
West Chester native actor Charlie McDermott dropped by the Philly.com video studio the other day to talk about ABC's "The Middle" and the indie film, "Imagi-Gary" he's about to start directing in the area...
McDermott says he's seeking extras for a few shoots and encourages anybody interested to contact him on Twitter @CharlieMcDrmott (yes, that's his correct Twitter handle with the E from his last name missing).
Best wishes to NBC10 meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, who undergoes double-bypass surgery Wednesday morning.
“99% of major artery blocked. Will be out a long time but will tweet some,” Schwartz tweeted late Tuesday night.
On the bright side, as a few viewers have pointed out already, Hurricane's absence means more Sheena Parveen.
Bravo cameras rolled Monday following Jennifer Carroll for “Life After Top Chef” as Carroll cooked for family and friends at Meme (22nd & Spruce) .
Meme chef David Katz let his friend take over his kitchen for a preview tasting of her menu from the restaurant called Concrete Blonde that she is planning to open despite as yet having no location. Jon Gosselin, former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star turned self-described computer geek, and his girlfriend, were among guests. Gosselin and Carroll share an attorney, Chris Cabott, who invited him.
Rouge owner Rob Wasserman, Table 31 partners Tamar and Steve Olitsky and PR and events pro Nicole Cashman and DJ/611 Lifestyle owner Nigel Richards were also among the 40 or so guests.
If you’ve seen Charles Barkley’s most recent Weight Watchers commercial and thought his normally unmistakable voice sounded very un-Barkley-esque, you’re not alone.
Sir Charles tells us the spot was taped when he had the flu. To make matters worse, he had lost his voice the day before the shoot while doing a press day amid the NCAA March Madness.
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco DROP-ped it like it’s hot and charmed the crowd and judges during her cha-cha to win Sunday’s Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars event at the Crystal Tea Room.
Tasco and partner Nodari Tetruashvily were the crowd favorite at the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of America’s Philadelphia/Delaware Valley chapter. Nina Tinari of T2 Consultants and partner Tim Cartlidge took second place, in third was Kharisma McIlwaine of CBS3/CW Philly and her partner Jesse Smith-Dow, and Verde Salon stylist Kevin Gatto got honorable mention with partner Katie Mizak.
Other competitors were Inquirer managing editor and former Daily News editor Michael Days, paired with Society Hill Dance Academy owner Shana Vitoff, Anastasia Karloutsos, co-owner of the Water Works restaurant and lounge, who danced with Nik Pavlov, 93.3 WMMR “Preston and Steve” show producer Marisa Magnatta, paired with Smith-Dow, Skin Palette tanning salon owner co-owner Julie Dorenbos, paired with Pavlov, whose husband Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos led a huge cheering section and Telemundo Philadelphia’s Eric Cortes, who danced with Colleen Cheung.