Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Out and about: Jamie Foxx, Dan Aykroyd, Tony Danza, Mickey from "Seinfeld," and more...

Jamie Foxx checked into the Ritz-Carlton about 2 a.m. yesterday for a visit to Philadelphia, where he shot "Law Abiding Citizen" earlier this year. The thriller, which co-stars Gerard Butler, opens nationally Oct. 16...Dan Aykroyd read aloud Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" at the Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom) Thursday night, where he also had a couple of drinks. Aykroyd was in town promoting his Crystal Head Vodka, and also dined that night at Mission Grill (1835 Arch) where he had Platinum margaritas along with his steak tacos and shortcake for dessert. He signed the restaurant's bottle of Crystal Head that they serve at the bar...Abington High grad Danny Woodburn, who played Mickey on "Seinfeld," and a few friends popped into Ralph's (760 S. 9th) for lunch Friday. The actor went for pasta and was gracious to a few fans who approached him...Flyers Ray Emery and Jeff Carter took in the Philly Rocks event the other night at the Field House (12th & Filbert) to benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. The musical event, to benefit those affected by cancer, featured performances by Robin Wilson, of the Gin Blossoms; Mike Peters, of the Alarm; Cy Curnin, of the Fixx; and Nick Harper and Glenn Tilbrook, of Squeeze. Earlier in the day the musicians performed "Eye of the Tiger" atop the steps of the Art Museum during the foundation's "Rocky Run," in which prayer flags with the names of 5,000 cancer survivors were carried up the famous steps. Visit LoveHopeStrength. org for more on the foundation...Tony Danza, living at the Piazza in Northern Liberties while shooting a reality show in which he's teaching at Northeast High, has become a regular at Spa East (1040 N. 2nd), going there for manicures and massages...Philly rapper Azizz, whose new single, "Let's Go, Let's Go," is getting serious buzz, was at the New York after-party of the premiere of Tyler Perry's new movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." Guests at M2 included Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight and Miss J from "America's Next Top Model." For more from today's column, click here.

Out and about: Jamie Foxx, Dan Aykroyd, Tony Danza, Mickey from "Seinfeld," and more...

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 Jamie Foxx checked into the Ritz-Carlton about 2 a.m. yesterday for a visit to Philadelphia, where he shot "Law Abiding Citizen" earlier this year. The thriller, which co-stars Gerard Butler, opens nationally Oct. 16...Dan Aykroyd read aloud Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" at the Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom) Thursday night, where he also had a couple of drinks. Aykroyd was in town promoting his Crystal Head Vodka, and also dined that night at Mission Grill (1835 Arch) where he had Platinum margaritas along with his steak tacos and shortcake for dessert. He signed the restaurant's bottle of Crystal Head that they serve at the bar...Abington High grad Danny Woodburn, who played Mickey on "Seinfeld," and a few friends popped into Ralph's (760 S. 9th) for lunch Friday. The actor went for pasta and was gracious to a few fans who approached him...Flyers Ray Emery and Jeff Carter took in the Philly Rocks event the other night at the Field House (12th & Filbert) to benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation. The musical event, to benefit those affected by cancer, featured performances by Robin Wilson, of the Gin Blossoms; Mike Peters, of the Alarm; Cy Curnin, of the Fixx; and Nick Harper and Glenn Tilbrook, of Squeeze. Earlier in the day the musicians performed "Eye of the Tiger" atop the steps of the Art Museum during the foundation's "Rocky Run," in which prayer flags with the names of 5,000 cancer survivors were carried up the famous steps. Visit LoveHopeStrength. org for more on the foundation...Tony Danza, living at the Piazza in Northern Liberties while shooting a reality show in which he's teaching at Northeast High, has become a regular at Spa East (1040 N. 2nd), going there for manicures and massages...Philly rapper Azizz, whose new single, "Let's Go, Let's Go," is getting serious buzz, was at the New York after-party of the premiere of Tyler Perry's new movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." Guests at M2 included Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight and Miss J from "America's Next Top Model." For more from today's column, click here.

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