Former Phillie Mitch Williams is suing his former employer MLB Network for breach of contract, wrongful termination and defamation and Gawker Media, the company that owns sports news site Deadspin, for defamation, stemming from a story Deadspin reported about Williams’ behavior at his 10-year-old son’s baseball tournament. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County.
“We are aware that Mitch Williams has filed a law suit against MLB Network. We have not received it, but we have reviewed the reported claims in the statement issued today by his lawyer and there are inaccuracies included throughout,” a spokesman for MLB Network said. “We can confirm that Mitch Williams is no longer an MLB Network analyst. We believe that the behavior he demonstrated at the youth baseball tournament speaks for itself.”
Gawker Media has yet to return a statement.
South Philly born and raised Amber Rose, a former Delilah's dancer, filed for divorce from Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, according to TMZ.
Rose cites irreconcilable differences and asks for full custody of their son, Sebastian. Why the split? TMZ reference rumors of infidelity, although acknowledges there's nothing about that in the divorce filings. Even worse? TMZ reports the split is quite bitter. Nick Cannon, who is going through his own marital troubles with Mariah Carey, has said he is not the cause of the break up. He recently became Rose's manager.
Rose and Khalifa have been married for a year. Previously, Rose dated Kanye West.
Playboy has released their ultra scientific list of the top party schools in the nature and the University of Pennsylvania takes the number one spot. This year is the first time Penn has even appeared on the list.
1. University of Pennsylvania
2. University of Wisconsin
3. West Virginia University
4. University of Arizona
5. University of Iowa
6. University of California, Santa Cruz
7. University of Miami
8. Colorado State University
9. University of Texas
10. Syracuse University
Believe it or not, the honor actually reflects nicely on the city. Editors apparently consider many factors including, access to nightlife and musical events and creativity when planning social gatherings.
Rob McElhenney, the star of FX/FXX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," stopped by St. Joe's Prep, his alma mater, today to speak at the school's annual scholarship and donor reception. McElhenney (class of '95) established a scholarship fund at the St. Joe's Prep last spring, along with wife Kaitlin Olsen, who plays Sweet Dee on the long-running sitcom.
"Young men, you get very few truly great opportunities in this life," I hear McElhenney said in his speech. "Now you’ve earned one. The only question is, what will you do with it?”
"It's Always Sunny" is the longest running live-action cable comedy series, and the second-longest live-action comedy series in television history (tied with "Sanford and Sons").
At an Eagles media availability, LeSean McCoy discussed the now infamous 20 cent tip he left for a PYT waiter.
The Daily News' Les Bowen, among other reporters, relayed McCoy's statements via Twitter:
McCoy: I tip on my service...(indicates server was) “rude and disrespectful...I tip well.”— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 11, 2014
Instagram user @_clevergirl potentially had a night to remember last night.
He posted a photo of comedy legend Bill Murray hanging out at Fishtown's El Bar (1356 N. Front St.).
No confirmation of the veracity of the photo (no answer at the bar, and waiting for a call back from photographer), but how can I resist a little Murray-in-Philly love?Murray was recently at the Toronto Film Festival where he was promoting his new movie "St. Vincent" co-starring Philadelphia's own Jaeden Lieberher, as the young Oliver. Check out the trailer:
Rob Maaddi may have just gotten one of the best scoops of his career. The Philly-based AP sports reporter broke the news that NFL officials had seen the notorious video of Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocking his wife Janay Rice unconscious in the elevator of Revel.
But in his off time, Maaddi starred on WeTV's "Bridezillas" and "Marriage Boot Camp" along with his fiancee-turned-wife Remy. The Sewell, NJ-based couple went on the latter reality show to prep for the birth of their twins, Alexia Bella and Melina Livia last year. At the time, Maaddi said that he and Remy, total fan favorites, would eventually have their own reality show, but when that happened would be dictated by their babies, not by television executives.
Noted playboy Charlie Sheen tweeted that he will donate $1,000 to jilted PYT waiter Rob Knelly, who was left a 20 cent tip by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I'm pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help. c #NoJudgement— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) September 10, 2014
PYT posted a picture of the 20 cent tip McCoy left for Knelly on Monday. Yesterday, owner Tommy Up responded to critics about the McCoy dust up.