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Archive: October, 2009

Dawn Stensland done at Fox 29 faster than expected. Wednesday night was her last.

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 9:54 AM
In all likelihood, last night was Dawn Stensland's final day at Fox 29. The anchor, who we told you yesterday would be leaving beforfe the end of the year, anchored the 10 p.m. newscast and subsequent Phillies celebration coverage, but we hear station management decided yesterday that if the Phillies... Read more

Dawn Stensland, Fox 29 parting ways

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 4:51 PM
Fox 29 has confirmed that longtime anchor Dawn Stensland will be leaving the station at the end of her contract, which expires before the end of the year. The exact timetable of her departure is still being worked out, a spokeswoman told us moments ago. Kerri-Lee Halkett will take over as co-anchor... Read more

Wired 96.5's Chio brings his old Q102 sidekick Diego on tomorrow's show.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 11:34 AM
Wired 96.5's Chio will have his longtime Q102 sidekick, Diego Ramos, on at 7:45 a.m. tomorrow to explain what happened with Q102, which fired him after 19 years earlier this year. Ramos, who just opened the bar Diego's (2676 Bridge), in Bridesburg, says he's looking forward to the brief reunion with... Read more

Big mistake for Cherry Hill's "Big Brother."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:55 PM
Cherry Hill native Adam Jasinski used his $500,000 prize from winning CBS’ “Big Brother” to buy thousands of oxycodone pills to re-sell, authorities say. Jasinski, 31, was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly tried to sell a sock full of the powerful painkiller pills to an... Read more

Alan Ruck, Ryan Dunn shooting "Booted" this week.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 8:45 AM
Alan Ruck, of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Spin City," started work yesterday on "Booted," the indie comedy that has been shooting for a week. Jerry Blavat, rapper Azizz, NBC10's Bill Henley, Doug Shimell and DJ Omega, 610 WIP's Howard Eskin and Marc Farzetta, 94... Read more

Lee Daniels' "Precious" well received at Philadelphia Film Festival

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 8:36 AM
"Usually I make a movie and I expect it to go straight to DVD, so it's weird being received this way," said Lee Daniels Sunday about the critical acclaim that has met his new film, "Precious." The film, based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, screened twice at the Philadelphia... Read more

Al Martino's ominous last recording

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 3:18 PM
On the day before his death, singer Al Martino was in a Fort Lee, New Jersey studio recording a cover of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes." His wife Judith and son Al Cini shared the news with us Friday at the D'Anjolell Funeral Home in Broomall which held the viewing and memorial service... Read more

"Law Abiding Citizen" premiere kicks off Philadelphia Film Festival

Friday, October 16, 2009, 12:47 PM
Since it's namedropped in the film, Del Frisco’s (15th & Chestnut) seemed an appropriate choice for the “Law Abiding Citizen” premiere after-party Thursday night. Being only a few doors from the Prince Music Theater couldn’t have hurt either. In the movie, which opened the... Read more

Local girl produces "Black Dynamite"

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 8:16 AM
Rydal-raised Jillian Apfelbaum is among producers of "Black Dynamite," a laugh- and action-packed parody/homage of 1970s blaxploitation films in which a pimp named Black Dynamite must scour the underworld to avenge the death of his brother, who was killed by none other than The Man. The... Read more

Singer Al Martino died today at his Delaware County home. The show business legend was 82.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 9:01 PM
Singer Al Martino, known for hits such as "Here in My Heart," and "Spanish Eyes," and for playing singer Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died today at his home in Springfield, Delaware County, his family confirmed tonight. Martino, who turned 82 on Oct. 7, was born... Read more
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