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Archive: April, 2012

Out and about: Sandra Day O'Connor, Sigourney Weaver, David Brenner, Tea Leoni

Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:56 AM
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor brunched on a breakfast taco at the Fitzwater Cafe (7th & Fitzwater) Friday. An advance security detail checked the place out, and we’re told two guards ate with O’Connor and her assistant. Sigourney Weaver strolled around the... Read more

Philly Pretzel Factory CEO becomes 'Undercover Boss' Friday

Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:48 AM
When Dan DiZio sold pretzels on Roosevelt Boulevard and dreamed of opening his own pretzel bakery, he didn’t know what the word “franchise” meant, or that having one store could ever happen. But now with 120 locations nationwide, the CEO and co-founder of the Philly Pretzel Factory... Read more

Radio veteran Brian Carter, formerly of Power 99's Carter & Sanborn, dies at 54.

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 5:41 PM
Longtime Power 99 radio host Brian Carter died early Sunday morning of a heart attack, the radio station announced Sunday afternoon. He was 54. Carter and Dave Sanborn were paired on Power 99 from 1987 to 1999 and broadcast together on WDAS 105.3 FM in 2006.More recently, Carter was heard on New... Read more

VIDEO: Chatting with Jenna Wolfe of NBC's 'Today Weekend'

Friday, April 20, 2012, 4:54 PM
We sat down this morning with NBC "Today Weekend" co-host Jenna Wolfe, former sports reporter for PHL17, who is in town to help clean up Frankford High School Saturday morning as part of Comcast Cares Day... Read more

'Political Animals' stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino already in town

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:08 AM
Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino dined together Wednesday night at Le Castagne (1920 Chestnut). They both had Dover sole prepared table side. The actresses are in town shooting an upcoming USA miniseries "Political Animals." Weaver stars as a former First Lady who becomes Secretary of State. Gugino... Read more

Erin O'Hearn returns to Action News when Nydia Han goes on maternity leave

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:36 AM
A familiar face will soon be seen on “Action News” when anchor/consumer reporter Nydia Han is off on maternity leave. Erin O’Hearn, who has been off-air from 6ABC for more than a year, will be anchoring Sundays from 6 to 8 a.m., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m.... Read more

Arlen Specter doing comedy with his longtime impersonator Joe Conklin

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:19 AM
Arlen Specter has long been the focus of impressions performed by funnyman Joe Conklin, but on April 28 the former U.S. senator joins Conklin and 94WIP’s Big Daddy Graham in their Two Funny Philly Guys show at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. Musician Skip Denenberg performs as well... Read more

Fun with Photoshop: Lane/Peter from "Mad Men" fighting on Flyers ice

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 4:39 PM
Ask and ye shall receive. On Monday we asked our Twitter followers if any of them were tech-savvy enough to put dueling "Mad Men" execs Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) onto the ice of Sunday's Flyers/Penguins melee. Turns out we only had to ask Philly.com video editor... Read more

'Hills' star Whitney Port launches fashion line Thursday in Ardmore

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:34 AM
Whitney Port, the MTV “The Hills” cast mate-turned- fashion designer, will attend a launch party for her new “WE by Whitney Eve” fashion line from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Apricot Lane Boutique in Suburban Square in Ardmore. The line is exclusive to Apricot Lane, which... Read more

Penn Law student, 20, competing for chess title.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:00 AM
Alisa Melekhina didn’t write her first children’s book until she was 6, took two full years to graduate Drexel University, and only now, at age 20, is at Penn Law. What a slacker! The Rhawnhurst-raised Melekhina is off to St. Louis on May 8 to compete in the U.S. Women’s... Read more
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