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Archive: April, 2009

Iverson banned from two Detroit casinos

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:51 AM
Allen Iverson is at it again. The Answer, who had a history of acting out in Atlantic City casinos while with the Sixers, has been banned from both MGM and Greektown casinos in Detroit, the Detroit News reported on its Pistons blog. A regular casino visitor since he arrived in town, the blog said... Read more

What will become of Harry Kalas' SuperPretzel commercial?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:23 AM
With Monday's death of legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, we wondered when fans would see the SuperPretzel commercial he was to appear in, taped last month in Ardmore. "We were deeply saddened by Harry's sudden passing, as he'd become part of our work family, too. At this point no... Read more

Lohan-free Ronson runs into Fallon

Monday, April 13, 2009, 6:59 PM
DJ Samantha Ronson performed at mur.mur at the Borgata Saturday night. She's newly split from Lindsay Lohan who accompanied Ronson to Atlantic City on her last several trips working there. Ronson ran into "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon and exchanged a few laughs with him in the lobby of the... Read more

Roots promote Philly while working in NY

Monday, April 13, 2009, 8:32 AM
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation has enlisted Philly hip-hop heroes The Roots to talk up Philly tourism. Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter will talk with reporters Thursday in New York about summer events in town. These events... Read more

Delfonics singer Randy Cain dies at 63

Friday, April 10, 2009, 3:22 PM
Randy Cain, a founding member of the Delfonics, who sang on such Philly soul hits as "La La Means I Love You," and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" died Thursday. He was 63. No cause of death is yet known for Cain who formed the Delfonics with brothers William and Wilbert Hart... Read more

Fox 29's Bill Vargus disappointed his contract was not renewed

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 8:09 AM
"It's very disappointing, but like anything in life, you have to look at it as an opportunity," longtime sportscaster Bill Vargus tells us of Fox 29's decision to not renew his contract. "I have some other things I've been wanting to explore. But I'm going to also stay open to any... Read more

Calling all skanks, "Bad Girls Club" casting here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 7:47 AM
Ladies, do you love to drink, curse, scream and fight at the drop of a hat? If so, you may be perfect for Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club," which holds a local casting call for the next season of the women-behaving-badly show at the Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18.... Read more

Hamels says Utley, Burrell convinced him to buy in Center City

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 7:28 AM
Cole Hamels says that Pat Burrell and Chase Utley convinced him and wife Heidi to move into Center City. The couple were welcomed to their new building, The Residences at Two Liberty Place, with a party there Monday night. Hamels signed autographs and graciously posed for photos with those attending... Read more

"Real Housewife" Gretchen walking here in fashion show

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:56 AM
Gretchen Rossi, of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," will walk in the Green with Fashion event April 22 at the F.U.E.L. Collection (249 Arch). The event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Rossi is nominated for the LLS "Woman of the Year" award from the... Read more

Rory Culkin to help close film fest at "Lymelife" screening tonight

Monday, April 6, 2009, 2:14 PM
Actor Rory Culkin was confirmed as a last-minute guest to tonight's screening of "Lymelife," which closes the Philadelphia Film Festival/CineFest. The film plays at 7:15 at the Prince Music Theater. It features Culkin, younger brother of Macaulay and Kieran Culkin, alongside Kieran, Alec... Read more
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