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POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:07 PM
(L) Brandon Boyd of Incubus (Image Getty), (R) "Real World" alum and Bucks County native Svetlana Shusterman.

Svetlana Shusterman, the Lower Bucks native and Temple alum who was featured on "Real World 17: Key West," filed a restraining order against Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus, according to TMZ. The order claims that Boyd has been stalking Shusterman for years, but threats recently escalated. 

Svetlana filed a police report claiming Brandon had followed her car onto a freeway and yelled through the window that he was going to kill her.

Svetlana says she recently moved to a friends house to evade him, but he tracked her down. She writes, "Every day, I am terrified."

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POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:18 AM
Valerie DiBaggio and Spike Eskin, CBS3 at the Alzheimerís Association Delaware Valley Chapterís Junior Committee hosted the Gatsby Gala on Saturday, April 6th at the Union League in Philadelphia. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

Spike Eskin is the new program director on SportsRadio WIP. He replaces Jeff Sottolano who was named director of programming for CBS RADIO late last year.

Eskin currently hosts a weekly talk show on WIP and acts as a sports anchor on KYW Newsradio. Eskin is no stranger to program directing gig. He served as assistant program director at WYSP before the station was booted from the air in favor of switiching WIP to the FM dial.

In a memo to employees, WIP operations manager Andy Bloom said that Eskin has been serving as an interim program director while he talked to "big name program directors whose names you undoubtedly know."

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:40 PM
Two time Olympian and World Bronze medalist figure skater Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov attend the Jaguar Chill NY event on August 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Jaguar)
Coatesville's Johnny Weir announced via Twitter that he and husband  Victor Voronov have split after three years of marriage. The famed figure skater, who recently stole the Sochi Olympics with his commentating skills alongside Tara Lipinski, used Weir professionally but had legally changed his last name to Weir-Voronov. Note how his Twitter handle is has changed back to Johnny Weir.

Things haven't always been rosey for the Olympian and his Georgetown law grad hubs. Earlier this month, charges were dismissed against Weir in a domestic assault in which Weir allegedly bit Vornov. 



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POSTED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:09 PM
Jane Fonda, 74. (LIONEL CIRONNEAU / Associated Press)

Marta Kauffman, the Broomall-raised mastermind behind "Friends," is bringing two legends to Netflix. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will star in "Grace and Frankie," a 13-part half-hour series about rivals whose husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. Definitely feeling a bit of an "Odd Couple" vibe here, although with a definite twist.

Tomlin and Fonda are no strangers: They worked together in the 1980 hit "9 to 5," meaning I will keep my fingers crossed for a Dolly Parton cameo. 

Kauffman is working alongside Howard J. Morris, who currently writes and produces TBS comedy "Sullivan & Son." The two worked together on the Kauffman co-created "Dream On."



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POSTED: Friday, March 14, 2014, 10:49 AM
Sheinelle Jones departs Fox 29.

Fox 29 anchor Sheinelle Jones announced she's leaving the station she's been at for nine years this morning at the end of "Good Day Philadelphia." Jones, a 2006 Sexy Single, has been with the station since 2005. Jones was born in Philly, but raised in Witchita. 

Sources within the station tell me that Jones left for pretty much what she told "Good Day" viewers. She wants to spend more time with her family, including son Kayin Ojeh and her twins Clara Josephine and Uche Ade Christian.

During her tenure, Jones was known for her easy on-air rapport with co-host Mike Jerrick. The duo became viral hits after a particularly bad interview with Olympian-turned-failed-reality-star Ryan Lochte.


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POSTED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:51 PM
"The Voice" contestant Audra McLaughlin. (Photo by: (Tyler Golden/NBC)

Philly is just straight up dominating this season of NBC's "The Voice."

Delco's Audra McLaughlin became the fourth contestant from the area to make it through "The Voice's" blind audition process after singing "Angel From Montgomery" by  John Prine (although, Bonnie Raitt's version is perhaps the best known iteration of the song). McLaughlin got a four-chair turnaround from the judges Adam Levine (who turned almost immediately), Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher. It was the only unanimous turnaround of the evening. All vied for McLaughlin but, after going with her gut, she decided on Shelton who gave an impassioned speech about the song's connection his wife Miranda Lambert

McLaughlin is a graduate of Interboro High School and is a student at Delaware County Community College. 


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POSTED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 10:00 AM
Fox29's Steve Keeley almost gets hit by a snow plow.

Fox29's Steve Keeley told me he knew the instant a snow plow pummeled him with snow during Monday's storm, he'd become a viral sensation. Now, he's made it to one of comedy's hallowed grounds: David Letterman's Top Ten list for: Top Ten Thoughts Going Through This Reporter's Mind At This Moment.

Here's the list:

10. "Hey, that snow almost hit me"


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POSTED: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 4:01 PM
Kenny "The Professional" Duncan cuts Iverson into the back of fan's head

What's the best way to honor Allen Iverson when his jersey was retired by the Sixers last weekend? How about with a sweet hair cut?

Kenny "The Professional" Duncan cut this into a fan's head during the festivities at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Pretty glorious.

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