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POSTED: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 9:35 AM
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger and coach Peter Laviolette presented WWE star John Cena with a Flyers jersey before "Monday Night Raw" at the Wells Fargo Center.
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 8:14 AM
Gideon Glick
Bala Cynwyd native actor Gideon Glick is one of the "Geek Chorus" members in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," a musical opening on Broadway on 1/11/11.

The chorus of four narrates most of the show's first act. "It's a very daring production and very exciting to be a part of it," Glick told us yesterday. "I like comic-book movies. I'm a big X-Men fan," he admitted.

In 2006, the same year he graduated from Lower Merion High, Glick was in "Spring Awakening" on Broadway when Bono complimented his voice to music director Kim Grigsby. Grigsby is also music director for "Spider-Man," for which Bono and his U2 colleague The Edge wrote music.

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POSTED: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 9:47 PM

Gov. Rendell lured U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to the Prime Rib (17th & Locust) Sunday night where a group of old friends surprised the outgoing senator with a dinner party to celebrate his 30 years on Capitol Hill. Appeals Court Judge Midge Rendell, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and VP David L. Cohen, incoming U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, electrician's union Local 98 leader John Dougherty, attorney Dick Sprague, political consultant Charles Breslin, radio host and Daily News columnist Michael Smerconish and attorney Steve Harmelin were among guests celebrating with Specter and the senator's wife Joan, a former City Councilwoman, and their lawyer son Shanin.

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

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 10:00 AM

Just a week after telling us he was not drinking or using cocaine, actor Butch Patrick has entered a California rehab facility for a 40-year drug and alcohol addiction. Patrick, 57, who played Eddie Munster on "The Munsters," received a free scholarship to the Oasis Treatment Center in Orange County California, as Phawker reported.

Patrick, who spent several months living in West Chester, completed a five-day detox at the Maryville center in Williamstown, NJ, and subsequently relapsed and nearly overdosed, according to his agent Jodi Ritzen. Tony Guma, a friend of Patrick's and producer on his in-development reality show "Life's A Butch," got him into Oasis.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 7:02 AM
Overbrook native actor Seth Green and mom Barbara had lunch at Fitzwater Cafe (728 S. 7th) yesterday . . . Ardmore native "Office" actress Kate Flannery shopped the Lilly Pulitzer store in Suburban Square . . . Comedian Dom Irrera, who plays Helium (2031 Sansom) this week, stopped by Saloon (750 S. 7th) for a quick lunch yesterday . . . Shawn Stockman is in town from Los Angeles recording with Boyz II Men and stopped by the new home of Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) yesterday afternoon to pick up some Sixers gear . . . Delaware native actor Ryan Phillippe and his kids stopped by yesterday afternoon at Art in the Age (116 N. 3rd), where Phillippe picked up two T-shirts and a leather bracelet. Earlier he stopped by for a tour of the Eagles' NovaCare Complex. . . Musician Ben Harper, who recently announced his split from actress wife Laura Dern, was zipping around on a motorized scooter at the Franklin Institute and along the Parkway over the weekend while in town playing with Fistful of Mercy at Temple . . . Comedian George Lopez, his manager, security and some ladies partied into the wee hours Saturday at Zee Bar (100 Spring Garden).
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POSTED: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 6:50 AM
Bunny Gibson with a Day of the Child contestant

"American Bandstand" dancer Bunny Gibson will be seen in Tuesday's episode of the Fox musical hit, "Glee."

Be warned, Gleeks, about mild spoilers in the next sentence.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 8:41 AM
Angelina Pivarnick of "Jersey Shore" got wasted on Ketel One and sodas at Recess (125 S. 2nd) Saturday night. Pivarnick, who calls herself the "Kim Kardashian of Staten Island," stopped at the club after an appearance at Jack's in Sewell, N.J.

She was escorted out of the Old City hot spot to get away from picture takers and autograph seekers. Phillies slugger Ryan Howard was at Recess Friday, celebrating his 31st birthday with his twin brother, Corey, and pals.

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

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POSTED: Monday, November 22, 2010, 12:42 PM

Actor John O'Hurley stayed at the Ritz-Carlton over the weekend while he was in town to host the National Dog Show presented by Purina, which took place Saturday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, and airs at noon Thanksgiving Day on NBC10. We sat down with the "Seinfeld," "Family Feud" and "Dancing with the Stars," alum on Friday at Franco's Osteria (3900 City Ave.)

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

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