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Archive: April, 2008

Chaka Khan to receive R & B Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 5:37 PM
Chaka Khan, Bill Withers and Kool & the Gang are among honorees at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's 2008 Pioneer Awards, which will be held Sept. 9 at the Kimmel Center. Khan will receive the lifetime achievement award, the foundation announced this afternoon. Teena Marie, Sugar Pie DeSanto... Read more

Funeral services Friday for "Big" Ron O'Brien

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 8:02 AM
"Big" Ron O'Brien's memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bringhurst Funeral Home, at West Laurel Cemetery (225 Belmont) in Bala Cynwyd. The 98.1 WOGL afternoon jock died Sunday after a bout with pneumonia. WOGL, which has a tribute page up at wogl.com, has asked anyone interested... Read more

West Philly raised "CSI" star Gary Dourdan arrested on drug charges

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 2:53 PM
West Philly and Willingboro raised actor Gary Dourdan, of "CSI," was busted in Palm Springs yesterday and is alleged to have been in possession of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs, TMZ is reporting. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the actor was asleep in his car at 5:21 AM... Read more

Autopsy ordered for Kenneth Keith Kallenbach, Inky reports

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 12:05 PM
The Inqwaster is reporting that an autopsy will be performed tomorrow on Kenneth Keith Kallenbach, the comedian, musician, and Howard Stern Wack Packer who died Thursday after contracting pneumonia while incarcerated at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County where he was awaiting... Read more

Big bonehead wins "Big Brother"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:22 AM
He may have offended viewers in the process, but Cherry Hill native Adam Jasinski has the last laugh, taking the $500,000 prize by winning CBS' "Big Brother" Sunday night. Jasinski, 29, who works in public relations in Florida, attended Camden County Community College, and during production... Read more

Actress Cheri Oteri's father stabbed to death in Nashville

Monday, April 28, 2008, 3:32 PM
Condolences to Upper Darby native actress Cheri Oteri, whose father Gaetano Thomas Oteri was stabbed to death Saturday night in Nashville, the Associated Press has reported. His roommate, Richard William Fagan, a 61-year-old country music songwriter has been arrested and charged with the homicide of... Read more

Funeral arrangements pending for "Big" Ron O'Brien

Monday, April 28, 2008, 8:33 AM
Here's a link to our story in today's paper about "Big" Ron O'Brien, afternoon jock on 98.1 WOGL, who died yesterday from complications of pneumonia. O'Brien, who was 56 and lived in King of Prussia, had been off air recently and hospitalized at Paoli Memorial Hospital. O'Brien, who had just... Read more

Mikey P soon to appear on MTV's "From G's to Gents"

Monday, April 28, 2008, 8:18 AM
The picture on Mikey P's MySpace page, of the singer with one hand on his crotch and the other giving the finger, was taken before he learned to be a gentleman while taping MTV's upcoming "From G's to Gents," he assures. Mikey P, part of local hip-hop/pop act DaCav5, was among 15 contestants... Read more

Geraldo, Vento, Byko & Giordano. Not a law firm, but a radio debate

Friday, April 25, 2008, 1:08 PM
Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News Channel host and author, will debate legal and illegal immigration with Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento in a live radio broadcast on The Big Talker 1210 AM from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The discussion is co-hosted by Big Talker host Dom Giordano and People Paper columnist Stu... Read more

Kenneth Keith Kallenbach dies in local hospital, Stern show reports

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 9:43 AM
Boothwyn's Kenneth Keith Kallenbach, an actor/musician, and perhaps most notably a member of Howard Stern's Wack Pack, has died, as was reported on Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show this morning. Kallenbach was recently seen in commercials for Monday Night Football and Stride Gum and also appeared... Read more
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