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Archive: November, 2008

Brandy in Philly: Better late than never

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 12:11 PM
Friday night's fog in Philly kept singer/actress Brandy's plane on the tarmac at LAX for three hours, delaying her planned 7 p.m. private show for Wired 96.5 listeners till nearly 11 p.m. At the aloft (the luxury hotel with the Annoyingly lowercased name near Philadelphia International), Brandy decided... Read more

Dave Huddleston hired at CBS3

Friday, November 14, 2008, 1:54 PM
Just announced in the CBS3 newsroom: anchor Dave Huddleston, who left Fox29 in June after his contract was not renewed, was hired to coanchor on weekends with Mary Stoker Smith. Talk about landing on your feet. Though it's likely that his new three-year deal with CBS3 pays less than his Fox deal did... Read more

B101 turns on the Christmas tree

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 12:23 PM
B101 joined the Christmas music fray today shortly after noon, launching into Gloria Estefan's "Silver Bells." Its normal light-rock playlist will return Dec. 26. B101, the city's top-rated music station, gets monstrous ratings from Christmas music. Last year's holiday sign-on was Nov... Read more

NBC10 and Fox29 are partners

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 11:25 AM
Back in April, Fox29 and NBC10 started exploring the idea of sharing video and helicopter time as a cost-saving move. Today, the parent networks said the arrangement would become formal, effective Jan. 1, and would spread to the Fox and NBC news outlets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas and... Read more

A slap on the wrist

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7:47 AM
Marisa Magnatta does not hate Steven Singer, to play off the jeweler's tagline. Singer, though, is not too happy with the WMMR Preston & Steve show producer. She lost the diamond tennis bracelet that Singer staff had lent her to wear to Friday's launch party for the Preston & Steve 2009 calendar... Read more

Q102 alumna Blaire to fill in on My106

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 11:20 PM
Blaire Galaton, let go from Q102 when the Booker Show was canned, will do pop-culture breaks Thursday morning on My106's Logan show. She is expected to start about 7 a.m. It's a one-day fill-in, she says, adding that she found her headphones on Wednesday, and they were filled with dust already. Read more

Rae to move to Two Liberty

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 4:06 PM
Rae, the ambitious restaurant that chef Daniel Stern opened in the Cira Centre at 30th Street in late December 2006, will move to Center City. And it will move up: to the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, whose top 20 floors are being converted into luxury condos known as the Residences at Two Liberty... Read more

Dominique Filoni out at Parc

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 1:56 PM
Chef Dominique Filoni, who opened Parc on Rittenhouse Square, is no longer in the employ of Starr Restaurant Organization, as of this morning. Fired? Quit? It's not clear. Neither Filoni nor Starr would talk about it. All Starr would say is that sous chefs Dakota Weiss and Art Cavaliere are running... Read more

More Monkey business on Walnut Street

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 10:01 AM
To explain the liquor application in the window at 1921 Walnut St.: The Vasiliadis brothers, who own Monkey Bar a block west at 2029 Walnut, are developing another lounge, in the odd-shaped mansion that previously accommodated Empyrean Coffee. This will be called Kashmir, says Alex Vasiliadis, who... Read more

Delgado says she feared DeMentri

Monday, November 10, 2008, 7:54 PM
There's lots of legal back-and-forth between former NBC10 anchors Lori Delgado and Vince DeMentri. Delgado is alleging that she quit her anchor’s job last month because she feared for her safety and that of her husband, after DeMentri, her former coanchor, had acted threateningly toward them... Read more
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