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Archive: January, 2009

CBS3 axes its Saturday morning news

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:06 PM
CBS3's Saturday morning newscasts, which featured Anne-Marie Green, Lesley Van Arsdall and Carol Erickson, have been eliminated, a CBS3 spokeswoman confirmed. The Saturday lineup now starts at 6 a.m. with Inside Edition, followed by Storm Stories, the Saturday Early Show at 7 a.m., and from 9 a.m... Read more

Bonaduce and Canseco fight to a majority draw

Saturday, January 24, 2009, 10:47 PM
WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce and former baseball star Jose Canseco went three rounds in a Saturday night celeb match at the Ice Works Skating Complex in Aston, Delaware County, and it ended in ... a majority draw. Two judges scored one round for each and one round a draw. One judge gave Canseco... Read more

Get the door ... it's Susanna Foo

Saturday, January 24, 2009, 9:02 AM
Susanna Foo, the renowned Walnut Street temple of French-Asian cuisine, will start delivery service to a limited area next week as it introduces a menu whose prices are similar to those of many neighborhood spots. It's another sign of the sagging economy, as battered white-tablecloth restaurateurs... Read more

This Bud's for you - A few words with David Faustino

Friday, January 23, 2009, 5:00 PM
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Philly film scandal

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 3:00 PM
One of the city's biggest casting directors, the owner of a car-rental company, the Teamsters health-and-welfare fund, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and more than 1,000 crew members and extras who worked on a recent Philly-shot Bollywood film are crying foul. They say their final paychecks... Read more

Seacrest ... in!

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 1:45 PM
Ryan Seacrest starts Monday on Q102. His syndicated On Air With Ryan Seacrest -- music and shtick -- will be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (not 1 to 4 p.m., as station insiders had been suggesting). Sign of the times: This will create a seven-hour block of syndication that starts with Elvis... Read more

Mémé gets liquor license

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 1:07 PM
Mémé, David Katz's restaurant at 22d and Spruce Streets, today got its liquor license. Katz says he'll serve wines and bottled beer only. Beer service will start Friday with a six-brew list: Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale, La Fin du Monde, Victory Prima Pils, Hoegaarden, Amsel Light, and... Read more

Mobil not exactly shining on Philly

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 12:30 PM
The Mobil Travel Guide, which doles out four- and five-star ratings to hotels, restaurants and spas, just released its 2009 list. The only Philly four-star hotel is the Four Seasons, as usual. The only Philly four-star restaurants are repeats: the Fountain at the Four Seasons and Lacroix at the... Read more

Maia tightens up dinner service

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 11:40 AM
Discouraging news from Villanova: Maia, the huge bistro-bar/marketplace/coffee bar/restaurant, has trimmed the days of operation of its main restaurant -- the more sumptuous operation upstairs (with a fire pit) -- to Thursdays through Saturdays. It's still serve seven days in the lower-level bistro/bar... Read more

Mayfair's Joanna Pacitti makes it to "Idol" Hollywood

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 8:34 PM
Mayfair's Joanna Pacitti, 24, who's had various tastes of fame (besides the usual Philly stuff such as national anthems and Al Alberts), moved on to Hollywood on "American Idol" on Thursday night. In 2003, she appeared on MTV’s True Life as a wannabe music star. In 2006, she had... Read more
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