Archive: September, 2009
Dan GrossJack Nicholson, and eight friends, took in Wednesday’s episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton. 10 Arts chef de cuisine is “Top Chef” contender Jennifer Carroll, a Somerton native. Nicholson stopped into the... Read more
Dan GrossPaul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon returned to Morimoto (723 Chestnut) Tuesday. The pair, who sure have been spending a lot of time dining and drinking together, sneaked in the back door, and ate at the sushi bar at the rear of the restaurant. They were shooting nearby at Union Trust (717 Chestnut)... Read more
Dan GrossPervez Musharraf, the former president of Pakistan, dined on the outdoor patio at Savona (100 Old Gulph), in Gulph Mills, Tuesday. Musharraf and his family were guests of a regular at the restaurant. The military dictator went for Ribolitta soup and Dover sole, with a creme brulee, his favorite... Read more
Out and about: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy, Peter Dinklage...
Dan GrossReese Witherspoon bought a bunch of clothes at Vagabond (37 N. 3rd) in Old City Monday afternoon where she was very friendly to staff and also called her assistants and recommended they check out the boutique too. Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, along with 11 crew members from the annoyingly-untitled James... Read more
Dan GrossComcast CEO Brian Roberts and wife, Aileen, had dinner with newly named "ABC World News Tonight" anchor Diane Sawyer and her filmmaker husband, Mike Nichols, Saturday night at State Road restaurant on Martha's Vineyard. The table discussed "The American Wife," the new novel by... Read more
Dan GrossJamie Foxx checked into the Ritz-Carlton about 2 a.m. yesterday for a visit to Philadelphia, where he shot "Law Abiding Citizen" earlier this year. The thriller, which co-stars Gerard Butler, opens nationally Oct. 16...Dan Aykroyd read aloud Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" at the... Read more
Dan GrossRodney King fought a cop Friday night, and this time he won. King, who came to involuntary fame in 1992 when he was the subject of a videotaped and savage beating by LAPD officers, defeated Simon Aouad, a former Chester police officer, by decision Friday night, winning the Celebrity Boxing Federation... Read more
Dan GrossWe hope South Philly native Amber Rose won't get a bum rap for her boyfriend Kanye West's shameful VMA antics, snatching a microphone from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech and saying Beyonce should have won instead. Here's the model and ex-Delilah's dancer yesterday backstage at the Nicole... Read more
Dan GrossDon't be surprised if 610 WIP soon announces that former Eagle Ike Reese becomes a permanent co-host of Howard Eskin's 3 to 7 p.m. show. We're told that Rob Ellis, of Comcast SportsNet, who guest-hosted with Eskin for a little while earlier this year, will take over Reese's 7-11 p.m. slot. WIP... Read more
Out and about: Charles Barkley, Wanda Sykes, Curt Schilling, Tony Shalhoub; "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Dan GrossCharles Barkley has been getting back in shape by boxing with "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez at his Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main) boxing studio in Manayunk. Sir Charles trained a bit last summer with DeMalavez, a former Daily News Sexy Single, but has now returned hardcore, boxing nearly every day... Read more
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