Gentle giant Samuel Dalembert dunked in for dinner Saturday at Opa (1311 Sansom) with his fiancee Jaime Connelly and his former Seton Hall teammate Charles Manga. Dalembert is a pal of Opa owners George and Vasiliki Tsiouris. The former Sixers center now plays for the Sacramento Kings who defeated the Sixers Sunday afternoon.
Mario Lopez caught Janet Jackson’s Saturday show at the Borgata in Atlantic City where he also played blackjack and dined at Bobby Flay Steak before hosting a party at the hotel’s mur.mur nightclub. Also at the Borgata Saturday, spinning at Mixx was Jackson’s ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri who was DJing along with Sky Nellor. Rapper Busta Rhymes surprised the packed house by performing a few of his hits. After Jackson’s Friday show at Borgata the crowd headed to Mixx where Samantha Ronson and DJ Ruckus were spinning and where Joey Fatone, who soon shoots “Mancation” in the area, showed up and sang N’SYNC’s “Dirty Pop.”
Lil Wayne and a few pals stopped by Talk of the Town (3020 S. Broad) Saturday to get cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks for his crew that was working his Wells Fargo Center concert that night.
Anna Deavere Smith lunched Friday at Zama (128 S. 19th) where she had also eaten the day before. The “Nurse Jackie” actress, in town performing her one-woman show “Let Me Down Easy” through April 10 at the Suzanne Roberts Theater (Broad & Lombard), went edamame, sashimi, and more.