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Archive: March, 2009

No tourist trap steak for Bow Wow

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 7:08 AM
Bow Wow hit up Ishkabibble's (337 South) Sunday night for a cheesesteak after arriving in town to promote his new record "New Jack City II," which he says will be his last. The 22-year-old rapper/actor told us yesterday that he loves coming to town to hang out with his best friend, Sixers... Read more

Old Original Bookbinder's closed for "mechanical emergencies"

Monday, March 23, 2009, 6:22 PM
Old Original Bookbinder's (125 Walnut) is closed due to "mechanical emergencies," according to the seafood staple's outgoing voicemail. "Please check back, by calling 215-925-7027 in the next few weeks to see if we have fixed the problems," says the message. A call and an e-mail... Read more

Child star Willie Aames seeks Celebrity Boxing challenger, date

Monday, March 23, 2009, 7:37 AM
Actor Willie Aames, of "Eight Is Enough," "Charles in Charge" and "Zapped!" is coming to town looking for a fight. And a date. Aames is seeking a challenger to battle on May 16 at the World Gym (11000 Roosevelt Blvd.), in the Northeast, in yet another Celebrity Boxing... Read more

Danny Glover supports Workers United

Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:21 PM
Actor Danny Glover was in town last night lending his support to the new Workers United union which just spun off from UNITE HERE, the union formed in 2004 with a merger of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Workers. "I chose this... Read more

CBS3 President Colleran leaving, replacement named

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 9:52 AM
CBS3/CW Philly 57 President and General Manager Michael Colleran will be replaced at month's end by television veteran Jon Hitchcock. CBS Television President Tom Kane announced Hitchcock as Colleran's successor today. Colleran, who had previously run CBS and UPN stations in Miami, has overseen CBS3... Read more

Gerard Butler unwilling to wait for a table

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 8:45 AM
Many restaurants choose not to seat incomplete parties, as "Law Abiding Citizen" star Gerard Butler learned on Friday. The Scottish hunk had stopped for lunch at the Continental Midtown (18th & Chestnut) with a woman believed to be his mother and the pair were asked to wait at the... Read more

Cherie Bank says goodbye to NBC 10 Thursday

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 5:44 PM
NBC 10 medical reporter Cherie Bank is leaving the station, and will be on-air tomorrow to explain "the difficult reason why she is saying goodbye," according to the station. Bank, who has worked at the news station for nearly 30 years, has been off-air more than on for the past several years... Read more

Upper Darby's Jamie Kennedy dating Jennifer Love Hewitt

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 8:15 AM
Good going, Jamie. Upper Darby native Jamie Kennedy is dating his "Ghost Whisperer" co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt. "We're more than dating . . . we're more than in love," Kennedy gushed to Ryan Seacrest on the "American Idol" host's syndicated radio show the other day... Read more

Obama jokes with Philly restaurateur at the White House

Monday, March 16, 2009, 3:32 PM
Restaurateur Marco Lentini, the Wharton graduate who operates Gia Pronto at 1900 Market and at 3736 Spruce, was a guest of President Obama’s at the White House this afternoon where Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with a group of small business owners. Before a pool of reporters... Read more

CBS 3's Lesley Van Arsdall engaged

Monday, March 16, 2009, 2:23 PM
Sorry, fellas, CBS 3’s Lesley Van Arsdall is off the market. The weekend anchor/reporter was just engaged to Eric Reed, a Secret Service agent whom she’s been dating for two years. Reed proposed recently on a trip to Arizona. “I’m shocked he did such a great job,” says... Read more
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