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Archive: October, 2010

Shane Victorino, peacemaker

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:52 PM
Fightin' Phils? Not this time. Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino helped defuse a potentially nasty situation outside of the Rittenhouse Square bistro Rouge Thursday night. A bystander who asked for anonymity said two groups of patrons -- regulars and some folks unfamiliar to Rouge staff -- were... Read more

SportsNet in Philly and S.F. bet on NLCS

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 3:59 PM
Comcast SportsNet's outlets in Philly and the Bay Area have bet on the 2010 National League Championship Series. Should the San Francisco Giants win, the Philly crew will send Ricky Bottalico -- nah, a batch of Superpretzels -- to the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point, a Giants banner... Read more

JG Domestic: And now for the menus

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:49 PM
With less than 24 hours before the opening of JG Domestic at the Cira Centre, Jose Garces' team has sprung the menus. Garces, opening his seventh resto in five years, is keeping to his be-kind-to-farmers, all-American mission with this 150-seater, which also will house his corporate headquarters. The... Read more

Ryan Howard on "Letterman"

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:46 AM
CBS just announced that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will do the Top Ten List on tonight's Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m.). He'll do it via satellite from Citizens Bank Park. Also on the show are Sean "Diddy" Combs and Emma Stone. Read more

Restaurant notes: Falafel Factory padlocked

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:49 PM
- Falafel Factory, which started serving healthful variations of falafel in February in a storefront on 18th Street near Chestnut, is down for the moment, as suggested by the padlock on the door. When owner Rob Rimeris returns my call, I'll have more. - The zoning hearing for the proposed... Read more

Local actor explains the W.Va. "hick" commercial

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:43 PM
Glassboro actor Damian Muziani has been making the talk-show rounds to distance the national Republican Party from a political TV commercial in West Virginia. The commercial drew fire for its having been shot at the Oregon Diner in South Philly -- using casually dressed Philly actors to play West... Read more

Denise James leaves Action News

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:34 AM
Denise James hasn't been seen on Action News since January, when she went out on leave with a shoulder injury. She now says she is officially gone after 23 years at the ABC station, because her position was eliminated. She is teaching broadcast-news writing at Temple University and "living life... Read more

Denim to become Whisper

Monday, October 11, 2010, 2:38 PM
What was Denim Lounge on the second floor of 1712 Walnut St. will open Friday (10/15) as Whisper, a private club open Thursdays through Saturdays. And though the website says nothing yet, I can say it will have six bars and three lounges offering bottle service amid an atmosphere of dramatic lighting... Read more

Eagles-Phillies split the audience

Monday, October 11, 2010, 2:21 PM
Phillies ready to sweep the Reds ... Eagles in San Francisco to play the Niners. At the same time. What was a Philly sports fan to do? Besides dial-flipping. Nielsen has spoken with ratings. Three out of four TV sets in use in the Philly area Sunday night were tuned to the Phillies or the Eagles... Read more

Will a Mountie be a Millionaire?

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 12:02 PM
Diana Zalewski, 25, a recruiter and a 2003 grad of Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown, gets grilled Tuesday and Wednesday by Meredith Vieira on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (12:30 p.m., 6ABC). Her mother, Eugenia, was her on-air companion. She told producers that if she won big on Millionaire... Read more
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