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POSTED: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 6:52 PM

A "Safe" stuntman got a round of applause Sunday evening after he got up from a stretcher after medics responded to pull him out of a Chevy Tahoe in which he was driving in a crash scene in the action/thriller which shot along JFK Boulevard between 18th and 19th streets. Onlookers feared for the stuntman after fire trucks and ambulances arrived but he got up from the stretcher instead of being loaded into an ambulance.

Actor Jason Statham ("The Expendables," "Transporter") shot, literally, Sunday afternoon at 15th & Moravian in Center City. Statham, who had his makeup done inside Cafe Loftus (136 S. 15th), shot several people in a scene that filmed in the afternoon. Even with blanks instead of bullets the gunshots were "deafening" says our earwitness.

On Thursday and Friday the movie shot inside Cebu (2nd & Chestnut) and Friday night Statham and producer Lawrence Bender, whose credits include all of Quentin Tarantino's films, were among a party of six at the bar area at Smith & Wollensky in the Rittenhouse Hotel. Statham had a sirloin, Bender, a ribsteak and the gang shared a few appetizers. The Boaz Yakin film will shoot here into December.

Click here to read more from our column in Monday's Daily News.

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POSTED: Friday, October 29, 2010, 4:10 PM

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger had dinner and drinks in a private area at XIX at the Bellevue the other night. Zellweger's accompanied her Jenkintown-raised beau to town where he's working on re-shoots for "The Dark Fields." Australian actress Abbie Cornish is also here doing re-shoots for the film and shot Thursday at the Philadelphia Zoo.  In other movie news, Jason Statham ("The Expendables," "Transporter")  has turned up in Old City where "Safe" is shooting at 2nd and Chestnut. Movie trucks lined the streets Friday morning as extras lined the lobby of the Corn Exchange Building (123 Chestnut).

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POSTED: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 8:03 AM
Ryan Howard bought $32 worth of popcorn on Sunday morning from Cub Scouts Pack 117 outside the Epiphany of our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting, absolving himself in their eyes for going down looking the night before in the deciding game of the NLCS.
 
We're told that the congregation didn't bother the Phillies superstar but that at least a few parishioners had sinful thoughts about Howard's Eagles-cheerleader girlfriend, Krystle Campbell who accompanied Howard and his son, Darian, 9, to the services. 
 
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POSTED: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:49 AM
LeBron James (Photo: Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Rapper/actor Ludacris, Jimmy Rollins, LeSean McCoy and a crew of Flyers - Claude Giroux, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, James van Riemsdyk and Ville Leino - were among those who turned up at the Wells Fargo Center last night to see LeBron James and the Miami Heat beat the Sixers in their home opener. 
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 5:57 PM

Comcast SportsNet has hired former La Salle University volleyball player Meredith Marakovits as its new Sixers sideline reporter for all home games. Marakovits, who has worked for ESPN 950 starts with Wednesday’s home opener against the Miami Heat. She’s not the only new face on Comcast SportsNet, and will join former Sixer and new color analyst Eric Snow and longtime announcer Marc Zumoff during the broadcasts. In other keeping it in the family moves, Comcast SportsNet added former Sixers coach Jim Lynam as a basketball analyst. His daughter Dei Lynam, who used to be on-air at CSN now covers the Sixers for CSNPhilly.com. Jim Lynam joins Temple and NBA vet Marc Jackson, a former Sixer, and Villanova and NBA baller John Celestand on CSN’s pre and post-game live shows.
 

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:50 AM
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Vice President Joe Biden will speak Nov. 14 at the grand-opening ceremony of the National Museum of American Jewish History. NBC News' chief foreign-affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, a former KYW NewsRadio and KYW-TV reporter, emcees the event at the museum's new home, 5th and Market.

Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler perform Nov. 13 at the museum's grand-opening gala.

The 10,000-square-foot museum cost $150 million to build, $25 million of which was donated by fashion mogul Sidney Kimmel's charitable foundation.

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POSTED: Monday, October 25, 2010, 12:35 PM
JWoww addresses the crowd at Mad River in Manayunk Oct. 19 Photo: Scott Paules (www.scottpaules.com)
"Jersey Shore" hellcat Jenni "JWoww" Farley hosts a Halloween-costume contest party Saturday night at Dusk at Caesars Atlantic City. JWoww, who likes to wear nearly nothing when she goes to the club (except for this picture from a cold day in Manayunk) will help judge the contest, which will feature cash prizes totaling $5,000.


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POSTED: Monday, October 25, 2010, 7:14 AM
January Bartle and Stephen Starr
Congratulations to restaurateur Stephen Starr and wife January Bartle, owner of the Third Street Habit (153 N. 3rd) boutique, on the birth of their son, Julian, last week. It's the first child for Bartle, 34; Starr, 56, has children from a previous marriage. Starr and Bartle were married last November at his Barclay Prime restaurant.
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