Archive: September, 2013
Two familiar faces have joined Fox 29 as freelancers.
Jennifer Joyce joined the Fox 29, posting on her Facebook page yesterday: Friends, I've moved! I'm excited to say I've joined a great team at Fox29. I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you!! Thanks for your continued support. xo Jennifer
Before Fox, Joyce was over at 6ABC.
Comedian Chris Tucker will host the Marian Anderson Award gala this year, honoring Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Tucker is no stranger to Philly after filming "Silver Linings Playbook" in the area.
To send Gordy up in style, Boyz II Men, Kool and the Gang and "The Lion King" actor Cody Wise (who hails from Philly), will perform for the legendary record exec. In addition, Smokey Robinson and "Sound of Philadelphians" Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff will pay tribute.
The gala takes place on Tue., Nov. 19 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here or by calling 215-893-1999.
Flea, best known as the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, played the Liacouras Center last night as part of Atoms for Peace, a side project of Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
The frenetic bassist came out on stage clad in a massive Temple basketball jersey. Current "Project Runway" contestant Dom Streater, herself a Moore College of Art grad, snapped the above photo.
No word yet on what local collegiate team Yorke affiliates himself with.
Grace Kelly won't be up for any Oscars this year.
The Weinstein Company-produced biopic "Grace of Monaco," focusing on Philly gal Kelly's time as monarch of Monaco, was slated for a November 27 release, according to the Hollywood Reporter. But now the Nicole Kidman-starring film won't see the light of day until 2014.
Why? Usually, a push back in the schedule indicates quality (or lack thereof), but there were reports that studiohead Harvey Weinstein raved about the film, also starring Tim Roth (as Kelly's royal hubs, Rainier III), Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega and Derek Jacobi. The Hollywood Reporter posits that "Grace" was moved because the Weinstein Company wants to focus on other Oscar prospects, such as surprise boxoffice dynamo Lee Daniels' The Butler, this awards season.
Cheesesteak impressario Tony Luke Jr. is a single man. Luke tweeted that he and fiancee Jennifer Schloder are no longer engaged.
People are asking me whats going on with u and Jenn ? so I will answer this to everyone at the same time.
Me and Jennifer are no longer Engaged or are we together this is an extremely difficult time for me. so please respect that and dont ask me what happened. please respect Jenn also, as this is difficult for her as well.. Thank u
Luke has a lot to keep him busy: He's currently in the financing stages of a his new film venture, "Queens for a Day," with "The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone" partner, Philly-born actor Leo Rossi.
Kailyn Lowry, star of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom 2," and Javi Marroquin tied the knot at Camden's Adventure Aquarium this weekend. Lowry, 21, Instagrammed a pic of herself and Marroquin after swimming with the sharks before their ceremony. Marroquin and Lowry, who hails from Whitehall Township, got engaged last year and are expecting their first child together.
Lowry walked down the aisle with her three-year-old son, Isaac, from a previous relationship with Jo Rivera. The couple had their first dance to Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years." (Perri, of course, hails from Bensalem.) Sources say the guests dined on filet mignon.
Back in May, fans of CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" finally learned the identity of the titular mama: Cherry Hill's own Cristin Milioti, who was at that point known for her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway musical "Once."
When Milioti auditioned for the part, she didn't even know she was up for the part of the Mother. "I kind of put it together because it was so secretive," Milioti said.
"I had to sign a Russian novel of confidentiality agreements."
Big ups to WDAS' Patty Jackson who posted this video of Levittown's Matthew Schuler who will be on the first episode of blind audition on tonight's fifth season premiere of "The Voice." Pennsbury high school alum Schuler simply kills it on Young the Giants' "Cough Syrup," making all of the judges -- Maroon 5's Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton -- all turn their chairs around.
Which horse does Schuler hook his carriage to? Find out at 8 p.m. on NBC.