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Archive: April, 2013

Philly promoter sues Mario Lopez

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1:42 PM
Philly promoter Robert "Bobby" Capone is suing ex-"Saved by the Bell" star and current "Extra" and "X Factor" host Mario Lopez for breach of contract and fraud after Lopez cancelled on a 2012 public appearance at The Roxy/Penns Landing Caterers. Capone is seeking in excess of $50,000. The suit claims... Read more

Want to buy Rolling Stones tickets?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 9:33 AM
It's old news that the Rolling Stones are coming to the Wells Fargo Center for their 50 and Counting tour June 18. But the show announcment didn't come with ticket information. Don't worry, I gotcha covered. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. on comcasttix.com or by calling 1-800-298-4200... Read more

Questlove confirms that the Roots will be on 'The Tonight Show'

Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:09 PM
Even though no one was particularly worried that the Roots wouldn't make the leap from "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" over to to "The Tonight Show," there is still no official word from NBC on whether Philly's pride and joy will join Jimmy Fallon when he takes over for Jay Leno in 2014. As I wrote... Read more

Artist, activist Ai Weiwei played blackjack in AC while studying in NYC

Monday, April 8, 2013, 2:27 PM
Artist and activist his Ai Weiwei is internationally renown for both his art and criticism of the Chinese government's human rights record was also a killer blackjack player, spending his weekend in Atlantic City when he was studying in the state. In a highly entertaining piece about artists' careers... Read more

Bart Blatstein buys new massive digs in Rittenhouse

Monday, April 8, 2013, 1:43 PM
Developer Bart Blatstein has set his sites on a new property: a fixer upper. Blatstein recently bought the massive house on the southwest corner of Rittenhouse Square, according to Hidden City who have an excellent history of the place in their post. "It's an incredible location," Blatstein told me... Read more

Local artist Nelson Shanks on painting Margaret Thatcher

Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:54 PM
Philly's own Nelson Shanks had an intimate view of Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister who passed away at the age of 87. Shanks painted Thatcher twice: The first time was for a portrait now hanging at the National Potrait Gallery, while the second was commissioned in 1998 by the College... Read more

Bryn Mawr's Ali Velshi out at CNN, in at Al Jazeera America

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:25 PM
The "Hairless Prophet of Doom," as he is known to Jon Stewart, won't be on CNN come Friday. Bryn Mawr-based Ali Velshi, CNN’s chief business correspondent, is leaving CNN after 12 years at the 24/7 news network. As initially reported earlier today by The New York Times, Velshi confirmed for... Read more

No official word yet on the Roots and the 'Tonight Show'

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:46 AM
When it was announced yesterday that Jimmy Fallon would replace Jay Leno as the host of the "Tonight Show," the only question Philly had was: What about the Roots? Philly's pride and joy has served as Fallon's house band since the show started in March 2009, but they were left out of yesterday's big... Read more

'Pretty Little Liars' spin-off promises more outside city limits scandal

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:52 PM
Fun fact: ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," based on the YA book series of the same name, is set in Rosewood, a fictional town right outside of Philadelphia. Its high-class setting is largely believed to be based on the Main Line town of Rosemont. Now there's a spin-off, called "Ravenswood," in... Read more
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