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Archive: May, 2011

Comcast Sports Net to soon become NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 6:58 AM
Expect Comcast SportsNet to soon change its name to NBC Sports Philadelphia. NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol recently told NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that Comcast's regional sports networks "all across the country will begin to be referred to something like 'NBC Sports Philadelphia,' 'NBC Sports... Read more

Steven Spielberg, Bon Jovi, here for fundraiser

Monday, May 9, 2011, 8:56 AM
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is expected to tour the National Museum of American Jewish History today while in town for his USC Shoah Foundation Institute's fundraiser tonight at the Loews Hotel, honoring Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation donated $1 million toward... Read more

'Glee' covers Christina Perri's hit Tuesday

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 7:25 PM
Tuesday is a big day for Bensalem native Christina Perri. Her debut album "Lovestrong" will be released and her hit single "Jar of Hearts," will be featured on "Glee," performed by Lea Michelle in the prom episode of the Fox show. Perri, 24, a 2004 Archbishop Ryan graduate, will also be seen on The... Read more

Susan Sarandon honors South Jersey teen jazz singer

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 8:26 AM
Teenage jazz pianist/singer Rocco Fiorentino was honored Monday in Washington by actress Susan Sarandon as one of America's top-10 youth volunteers by the national Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Fiorentino, 14, is an eighth-grader at Voorhees (N.J.) Middle School. Blind since birth, he's... Read more

Stevie Nicks cancels Borgata show due to pneumonia

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 5:43 PM
Stevie Nicks has canceled her Friday show at the Borgata, and a handful of other East Coast shows, due to pneumonia and the flu. LiveNation announced today that the former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman was advised by doctors to stay in bed and not to fly. Her new CD, "In Your Dreams," was released yesterday... Read more

Prince Albert of Monaco invites Philly family to wedding.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7:29 AM
With all the hullabaloo about William and Kate's wedding behind us, we can now focus on other royal nuptials, such as the July wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer. Albert, son of East Falls screen siren-turned-princess Grace Kelly, has invited his Philly... Read more

Court date for Canseco/Feldman fight

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 11:34 AM
We have a feeling Jose Canseco will not turn up, but there is a May 18 court date in Broomall for the former bad boy of boxing to appear to defend a small-claims-court suit brought by Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman. (Yes, yes, we're sick of him too). Feldman sued Canseco for... Read more

Boreanaz bleeds orange and black

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 6:53 AM
"I'm orange and black all the way," David Boreanaz said last night en route to the Flyers game. The "Bones" star and Malvern Prep alum was sorry he didn't get to attend any of the playoff action last year, but he starts work on a film Friday in Connecticut and came to town early to see his family... Read more

Bad Girls Club casting here Saturday

Monday, May 2, 2011, 8:39 AM
We know it sounds crazy, but the "Bad Girls Club" again seems to think trouble-making women can be found in Philadelphia. The Oxygen reality show is holding a casting call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fado (1500 Locust). Sometimes it works. Germantown's Cat Washington was on a recent season... Read more

'Bridesmaids' infiltrate Broad Street Run

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 3:07 PM
A fake bridal party jumped into the Broad Street Run this morning to promote "Bridesmaids," a comedy starring Kristin Wiig of "SNL," and opening May 13. Read more
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