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POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 2:48 PM
Pitman knows Madeline Brewer as a golden girl with a silvery soprano. But in the new Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," little "Maddie" Brewer plays a jailbird with a girlfriend, a neck tattoo, and a heroin habit.

Pitman, N.J.'s own Madeline Brewer, who played cornrowed Tricia on "Orange is the New Black," just landed a role on the second season of Netflix's horror series "Hemlock Grove."

According to Deadline, Brewer will, "recur as a graphic novelist entering the town." From the mind of Eli Roth, "Hemlock Grove" centers on a rural Pennsylvania town.

Brewer brought great pathos to drug-addicted homeless thief in her first onscreen role. "I never saw [Tricia] in a bad light, I never saw her as a hardened criminal," Brewer told me when we chatted in August. She was just a person who made some bad decisions. That’s true for a lot of people, and a lot of people behind bars. That doesn’t alter who they are as a person. They just screwed up somewhere along the way and they’re paying for it."

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 12:12 PM
Nicole Boyd and Bam Margera tie the knot. (Instagram)

West Chester's own daredevil, Bam Margera, is a married man once more.

The "Jackass" star wed Nicole Boyd in front of a crowd at the Random Hero Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend. The concert, where he played with his band F---face Unstoppable, was a benefit for a new skate park.

Margera has walked down the aisle before. His first trip was with Melissa Rothstein, a childhood buddy who also attended West Chester East High School in 2007. "Bam's Unholy Union" chronlcled the ups and downs of their engagment. In 2010, Margera revealed that he and Rothstein were no longer cohabitating, and their divorce was finalized in 2012.


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POSTED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 11:25 AM
Matt Cermanski stunned judges on "The Voice."

Philly-area natives are killing it on this year's blind auditions for NBC's "The Voice." First it was Levittown's Matthew Schuler. Now another local Matt is turning chairs.

Phoenixville's Matt Cermanski turned the chairs of Cee-Lo, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on last night's episode after singing "Have a Little Faith in Me." Cermanski, a current student at Montgomery County Community College who also has an album on iTunes, auditioned last year with Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," but turned no chairs because, as Levine said, it was weird.

Cermanski, who already has quite the following on Twitter, eventually went with Team Adam, who said they were meant for each other.


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POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013, 11:45 AM

Bill Marimow is no longer the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Inquirer, according to a memo from publisher & CEO Robert J. Hall.

Marimow was originally editor of the Inquirer from 2006 to 2010, when he was removed by then publisher Gregory Osberg, citing the need for an editor with digital experience. He was brought back in April 2012.

Stan Wischnowski, who took over for Marimow during his absence, will become acting editor.

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 5:25 PM
Judges 97.5 The Fanatic's Tony Bruno, and Food Guy/Actor Tony Luke take their job seriously, I could barely get a word in with them at the third annual Burger Brawl at the Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia on May 5, 2013. (HughE Dillon)

Tony Luke Jr. will be a judge on Spike TV’s “Frankenfood."

On the show, NYC Chef Josh Capon will travel across the country looking for revolutionary food concepts by pitting amateurs chefs against each other to test out their unique culinary flair. The winner will receive $10,000 and their dish will be featured on the menu of a local restaurant. Tony Luke, along with a rotating panel of culinary masters, will sit on the judging panel.

The show will go into production this fall and air next spring.

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 4:54 PM

It's been a big day for CBS3. First, they say goodbye to Dray Clark. Then they welcome Syma Chowdhry. Chowdhry has been freelancing with the station since March.

Chowdhry, a 2004 Temple grad, returns to the area from Detroit where she was a reporter/anchor at the CBS stations. She'll serve as a reporter on CBS3 and the CW Philly. Orginally hailing from Toms River, N.J, Chowdhry began her career in 2004 in Raleigh, N.C., and was a familiar face on "News 12 New Jersey" in Edison and a reporter for The University Network in Jersey City.

Fun fact: Chowdhry speaks Hindi and Urdu

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 4:04 PM
Dray Clark is going to New York.

Dray Clark is leaving CBS3 for New York’s ABC affiliate. The Chester native, and graduate of Chester High School Academy had been with CBS3 and CW Philly since 2008.

“Dray can do it all and then some but the bottom line he is down to earth and keeps it real! We all will miss him BIG TIME! Good luck my friend!!!” morning anchor Ukee Washington wrote on his Facebook page.

Today was Clark’s final day on the Philly beat.

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POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 3:34 PM
Jennifer Joyce (Facebook)

Two familiar faces have joined Fox 29 as freelancers.

Jennifer Joyce joined the Fox 29, posting on her Facebook page yesterday: Friends, I've moved! I'm excited to say I've joined a great team at Fox29. I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you!! Thanks for your continued support. xo Jennifer

Before Fox, Joyce was over at 6ABC.

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