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POSTED: Friday, June 24, 2011, 12:14 PM

Donovan McNabb was a surprise guest Thursday night at Sugar House Casino where his former Eagles teammate Todd Herremans was hosting an anti-bullying fundraiser.

McNabb signed a few autographs and caught up with Mitchell & Ness President Sean McKinney as well as Delilah's GM Alp Aktan during the event which was also attended by Eagles Jeremy Maclin, Jamaal Jackson, Trevor Laws, Shady McCoy, Victor Abiamiri, Jamar Chaney, Eldra Buckley and Moises Fokou.

Sean Witherspoon of the Falcons, Keith Williams from the Steelers, and locally raised Saints lineman Jahri Evans.

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POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 10:53 AM

Hugh Jackman sported a Union jersey at PPL Park last night where he cheered on the Union in their match against Sporting Kansas City. The Aussie actor is friends with Union Chairman Jay Sugarman and has attended a few previous matches. Jackman tweeted praise of the Sons of Ben section of fans where injured US Men's National Team player Stuart Holden banged the drum and watched the game.

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POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 10:09 AM

East Falls native David Bar Katz has signed a deal with Showtime to co-write and executive-produce a half-hour comedy called "Sober Coach."

Katz pitched the show with Denis Leary, who will produce it. Katz tells us it's about an "out-of-control addict who hires a former addict to move in with him and babysit him." He says the pair have "an 'Odd Couple' relationship."

The son of reformed playboy Harry Jay Katz, David's credits include "House of Buggin' " on Fox; the theatrical and HBO show "Freak," both collaborations with John Leguizamo, and the play, "The History of Invulnerability."

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 12:19 PM

Joseph Gannascoli, who played gay gangster Vito on "The Sopranos," is at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City today shooting a film called "Leaving Circadia," co-starring South Philly porn sensation Stoya, in what could be her first mainstream role.

Gannascoli plays a domineering landlord in the film about a group of young people living in a Brooklyn apartment building. Stoya, who formerly dated Marilyn Manson, plays Gannascoli's girlfriend.

The independent film has been shooting for several weeks in Brooklyn and today is its final day of shooting. Ashley C. Williams, from the horror film "The Human Centipede," also will be in today's shoot.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen met up with Jon Bon Jovi backstage at Bon Jovi's show Friday at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland, Timonen's native country, and presented Bon Jovi with one of his jerseys. An hour into the three-hour set Bon Jovi strained his MCL in his knee and finished the show but has been on crutches for the past few days.

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 9:34 AM
Jennifer Aniston nibbles Charlie Day's ear in a scene from "Horrible Bosses."

"Here's good thing about being naked with Jennifer Aniston: Nobody will ever look at you. I'm as good as invisible," says a relieved Charlie Day, about a scene in "Horrible Bosses," out July 8.

We caught up with the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor yesterday at the Sofitel about the film, in which he co-stars with Jason Bateman and "SNL" actor Jason Sudeikis.

Day, who will be shooting "Sunny" in the area for the next few weeks along with its South Philly-native creator Rob McElhenney and the rest of the cast, says that "Anytime I go anywhere people come up to me and say, 'Hey, Dude, I'm from Philly too,' so I think that's a pretty good sign of being an honorary Philadelphian."

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POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2011, 1:44 PM

"He was the sweetest, nicest person anyone could know," April Margera told us this afternoon about "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who was killed early this morning in a car accident in West Goshen.

"He always said we were his second mom and dad," said April, mother of "Jackass" star Bam Margera, referring to her and her husband Phil. A tearful April said she has been close to Dunn since 1993 when he and her son became friends.

"Just please let everyone know what a great person he was," she asked us.

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POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2011, 8:01 AM
Actress Kirstie Alley (third from left) poses with staff of the Brickette Lounge in the kitchen of the West Chester bar. (Photo: Joe Dorn)

"Dancing with the Stars" runner-up Kirstie Alley did a little dancing at the Brickette Lounge (1339 Pottstown Pike) in West Chester Saturday night where she spent a few hours after pitching her Organic Liaison diet program nearby on QVC.

Alley sipped cosmos and was happy to pose for photos with fans while the actress hung out at the bar, which she also posted photos of on Earlier Saturday the "Cheers" alum shopped at the H&M store at the Exton Mall.

Read more from our column in Monday's Daily News.

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