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Archive: August, 2011

Patti LaBelle joins Rachael Ray at South Philly taping

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 9:52 AM
Patti LaBelle could teach Rachael Ray a thing or two about cooking. And she did. The iconic songbird appeared yesterday afternoon on the Great Philly Grill-Off on "The Rachael Ray Show," which taped outside Pat's King of Steaks, in South Philly. LaBelle told us before the taping that she was making... Read more

Phillies record anti-bullying "It Gets Better" message

Monday, August 29, 2011, 2:24 PM
Phillies Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, Hunter Pence, John Mayberry, Jr. and Michael Stutes recorded an anti-bullying message as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign which popped up in response to anti-gay bullying that has been tied to a rash of recent LGBT teen suicides. Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie... Read more

Captain Janks pranks CBS 3 live on-air

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 1:30 PM
Captain Janks strikes again. The Howard Stern loving prankster got through live to CBS 3's Ukee Washington and Erika von Tiehl Sunday morning pretending to be Atlantic City emergency management official Tom Foley. Profanity ensues. Expect Janks, aka North Wales' Tom Cipriano, who works in plastics... Read more

Victorino says Phillies teammates were happy to strut their stuff

Friday, August 26, 2011, 11:15 AM
Shane Victorino said he had no trouble convincing teammates including Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Hunter Pence, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, John Mayberry, Jr., Brian Schneider, Ben Francisco and Michael Stutes to model in his Celebrity Fashion show Thursday at the Union League because the players always... Read more

WRNB 107.9 takes over 100.3 The Beat Sept. 1

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 2:48 PM
WRNB 107.9 FM takes over 100.3 The Beat on Sept. 1, Radio One, the parent company of both station announced this afternoon. The company hints at an upcoming "exciting" announcement as to what becomes of 107.9 but a spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment about whether The Beat... Read more

Pat's Steaks owner praises Joey Vento

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 5:07 PM
“We were business competitors but we were friends,” Pat’s King of Steaks owner Frank Olivieri, Jr. said of Joey Vento this afternoon. Vento, the philanthropic Geno’s Steaks owner, died Tuesday at 71. “He was the hardest working guy in cheesesteaks. He has a fabulous... Read more

Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain officer, mourns Joey Vento

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10:30 AM
Maureen Faulkner, widow of slain Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, talked to us last night about the death of Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento. Faulkner recalled his generosity in the wake of tragedies. She said last night she was "heartbroken" over Vento's death. "He was the most kind, loving, good... Read more

Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson, Hellraiser's Pinhead shooting here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10:01 AM
"Ghostbusters" actor Ernie Hudson and Douglas Bradley, Pinhead in the "Hellraiser" movies, will be in town this weekend shooting "Deer Crossing." Hudson plays a police captain in the horror/crime thriller and replaces "Reservoir Dogs" actor Michael Madsen, who dropped out for personal reasons. Bradley... Read more

"Our marriage is intact," say Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 12:06 PM
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have released a joint statement denying they are splitting. "Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact," said the statement... Read more

Ian Laperriere talks about Flyers shooting Judd Apatow movie

Monday, August 22, 2011, 4:15 PM
When a Flyers official heard that “40-Year-Old Virgin” director Judd Apatow was looking for a hockey player with no teeth for his new movie, he knew just who to recommend: Ian Laperriere. The injured winger jumped at the opportunity and enlisted teammates Scott Hartnell, Matt Carle and... Read more
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