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Archive: September, 2008

R. Kelly checks out Chris Potter at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 4:21 PM
R. Kelly and four friends were happy to pay the $25 cover to see saxophonist Chris Potter at Chris' Jazz Cafe (1421 Sansom) Friday night. Kelly asked his waiter for a lobster feast for the table. The gang were staying at the Ritz-Carlton which we hear steered them toward the club. Kelly's been in and... Read more

Fox 29 names Dave Huddleston's replacement

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 2:34 PM
New Jersey native Thomas Drayton has been named co-anchor of Fox 29's News at Five and News at Ten. He'll start next week. Drayton will anchor alongside Kerri-Lee Halkett on the 5 p.m. and Dawn Stensland on the 10. He replaces the well-liked Dave Huddleston whom the station chose not to renew in May... Read more

Candidate slams Perzel for holding golf fundraiser on 9/11 anniversary

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 9:23 AM
Democratic state House challenger Rich Costello yesterday slammed state Rep. John Perzel for what he calls "the height of arrogance and insensitivity." Today, the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Perzel will host a fundraising golf outing at the Island Green Country Club on Red Lion... Read more

Warren Sapp at South Philly strip bar

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 8:26 AM
Warren Sapp hung out with 93.3 WMMR's Jacky Bam Bam at Cheerleaders (Front & Oregon), where the rocker also serves as the bikini bar's house DJ. The former NFL star, who will soon be seen on "Dancing with the Stars," was there for the club's wet-T-shirt contest Monday. Bam Bam says Sapp... Read more

Rob Schneider makes the rounds in Center City Sunday

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 8:28 AM
Rob Schneider was in town Sunday visiting a relative at the University of the Arts. Schneider and family dined at an outside table at Valanni (1229 Spruce), where he went for a cured-meat plate and sipped red wine. The "Deuce Bigalow" and "The Animal" star was very friendly to staff... Read more

Tina stays silent on Sarah

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 8:15 AM
Everyone's comparing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Upper Darby native funnywoman Tina Fey. So what does Fey have to say about it? Nothing. The Upper Darby High grad was "not available" for comment when we contacted a "30 Rock" spokeswoman the other day. Looks like she's saving her Palin... Read more

Greater Media pulls the plug on Smooth Jazz

Friday, September 5, 2008, 5:26 PM
Look for 97.5 WJJZ to yank the Smooth Jazz format tonight. Why? Because not too many people will miss it. The station has been in the tank ratingswise since shortly after it was resurrected by Greater Media in late 2006. Clear Channel had the station for 13 years at 106.1 (which is now My106.1) We're... Read more

Chyna hosting Ms. DelCo bikini contest Friday night

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 8:14 AM
Onetime WWF superstar Chyna hosts the Ms. Delaware County bikini contest Friday night at Nicky Big's (773 W. Sproul) in the Springfield Shopping Center. Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer, recently seen on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," and "The Surreal Life," will meet and greet fans... Read more

Spectrum should be site of Grateful Dead Obama benefit

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 8:05 AM
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, have announced they will reunite for an Oct. 13 benefit concert for Barack Obama's campaign.'s Roger Friedman reported (even before the band confirmed the gig) that the show would be in Philadelphia... Read more

Bernard Hopkins pumping free gas Wednesday morning in South Philly

Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 5:21 PM
Philly boxing great Bernard Hopkins will pump free gas from 7 to 9 tomorrow morning for customers at the BP station at 1850 S. Columbus Blvd in a promotion with Boost Mobile and Power 99. In exchange for the free fuel, Boost and Hopkins are asking those who fill up to make a small donation to the Bernard... Read more
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