Archive: September, 2008
Bruce Springsteen will perform at a Saturday afternoon rally to benefit Sen. Barack Obama on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Obama campaign has just announced. The Boss will play between 20th and 22nd streets. Gates open at 2 p.m. with the rally to begin at 3:30. Preferred tickets go to Obama campaign volunteers who visit one of his local campaign offices starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow. General admission tickets are to be available by clicking here, though as of yet there is nothing posted to the page. The address was provided by the Obama campaign.
Congratulations to South Philly raised Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, his co-star on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” who were married Saturday afternoon at a vineyard in Malibu, Calif. “Sunny” stars Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and crew from the raunchy FX comedy were in attendance. Fred Savage who directs some “Sunny” episodes and “Bones” star Emily Deschanel, were also at the nuptials. McElhenney (pictured on the left) a St. Joe’s Prep grad, and Olson were engaged in December after dating close to two years.
Philly-raised comedian Dom Irrera was arrested early yesterday in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence. Irrera was stopped at 12:50 a.m. and taken to a North Hollywood police station where he was being held on $5,000 bail, according to a TMZ.com report. An LAPD spokesman confirmed yesterday that Irrera had made bail and was released. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office yesterday said that "no information was available on a filing decision" as to a court date. Irrera, who long performed at the Laff House (221 South) and more recently played the TLA and the Borgata in Atlantic City, did not return a voice mail we left at his home yesterday. The voice mail on his cell phone was full. The comedian, once a teacher at Most Blessed Sacrament parish school in Southwest Philly, credits Rodney Dangerfield with giving him his big break in an HBO stand-up special. Irrera's many credits include "The Big Lebowski," an episode of "Seinfeld" and spots on Damon Wayans' show, "My Wife & Kids."
Jon Bon Jovi has been slated to perform at the Mount Airy home of Comcast exec David L. Cohen at the Oct. 10 Barack Obama fundraiser dinner we told you about the other day. Bon Jovi recently hosted his own benefit for Obama at his New Jersey home. The Philadelphia Soul co-owner will also attend an afternoon cocktail reception fundraiser with Obama at the Sheraton City Center.
Attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. has no hard feelings that Sen. John McCain didn't choose his client Lil' Kim to be his running mate. Here's Leonard with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and most of the head of Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbitt (a Democrat) at the Irish Pub (2007 Walnut) Friday night where Palin greeted over 400 supporters.