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Archive: March, 2011

?uestlove hosts private cook-off Sunday

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 10:09 AM
Roots leader Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and 25 invited guests will judge the cooking contest he launched recently, at a Sunday dinner at Vintage (129 S. 13th). Nine chefs will compete for the job of cooking for the Roots backstage at the group's annual Roots Picnic festival June 4 at the Festival... Read more

Sheen Goddess Bree Olson drops out of "Mancation"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5:43 PM
Porn starlet turned Charlie Sheen “Goddess” Bree Olson has dropped out of “Mancation,” the indie comedy now shooting in the area starring Joey Fatone and Danica McKellar. Olson had agreed to do the movie, in which she was to play a lesbian, but Sheen’s tour came up... Read more

Natalie Portman accompanies choreographer fiance to town

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 10:27 PM
Natalie Portman shopped at Joan Shepp (1616 Walnut) Tuesday afternoon. The pregnant Oscar-winner is in town with fiance Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed her in "Black Swan," and who is now working with the Pennsylvania Ballet on "Building on Balanchine," which runs April 14 to 17 at the Merriam... Read more

Adriana Lima to study business at Wharton? Yes, and no.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 8:55 AM
Buzz around Penn's Wharton School of Business yesterday was that Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima had been accepted to the school. But to the dismay of most Wharton dudes, we hear it's not the Brazilian babe, but another woman by that name who will join the business program. Penn doesn't comment... Read more

Out and about: Lil Wayne, Mario Lopez, Sam Dalembert, 'True Blood' actor

Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:46 PM
Gentle giant Samuel Dalembert dunked in for dinner Saturday at Opa (1311 Sansom) with his fiancee Jaime Connelly and his former Seton Hall teammate Charles Manga. Dalembert is a pal of Opa owners George and Vasiliki Tsiouris. The former Sixers center now plays for the Sacramento Kings who defeated... Read more

Jose Canseco sends twin to Celebrity Boxing match in his place

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 5:17 PM
Jose Canseco pulled the old switcheroo Saturday, sending his twin brother Ozzie in his place to fight in a Celebrity Boxing event at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, according to promoter Damon Feldman. Feldman says he already paid the bad boy of baseball and "Celebrity Apprentice" castmate $5... Read more

Screeching Weasel cancels Troc show after SXSW fiasco

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 11:45 AM
The April 7 Screeching Weasel show at the Trocadero (1003 Arch) has been canceled after band members quit over frontman Ben Weasel's attack on two women during a show last week at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Refunds for ticketholders are available at point of purchase says promoter Sean Agnew... Read more

Maury Povich gives $1M to Penn for journalism program

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 8:33 AM
"It took a lot of paternity tests to make this gift," talk-show host Maury Povich jokes about the $1 million he donated to the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House to establish the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs. Povich, who graduated from Penn in 1962, and journalist wife Connie... Read more

Ed Rendell appears Friday on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:46 PM
Ed Rendell will be in Los Angeles Friday as part of the political roundtable on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The former governor will join “Juno” and "Inception" actress Ellen Page, Wayne native New York Times columnist David Brooks and Daily Beast founder Tina Brown... Read more

Vince DeMentri acquitted of attempted assault on limo driver

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 5:26 PM
"I paid an incredible price. I just want my life back," former NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri said tonight just hours after a New York judge cleared him of any wrongdoing in a so-called road rage incident last May in which he was alleged to have slapped a limo driver in New York. DeMentri, 47, was... Read more
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