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Archive: July, 2009

Mike Jerrick coming back to Fox29's "Good Day"

Monday, July 27, 2009, 9:21 AM
Good Day Philadelphia alumnus Mike Jerrick will return to Good Day, as soon as Wednesday (7/29), Fox announced this morning. Starting Sept. 7, the show will expand to five hours, running from 5 to 10 a.m. Jerrick, who anchored from 1999 to 2002, will anchor alongside Sheinelle Jones from 7 to 9 a... Read more

Mezza Luna to move

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4:21 PM
Pietro "Pete" D'abbraccio tells me that after 10 years, he's moving his South Philly favorite Ristorante Mezza Luna, but he's going only about a block away in his quest for a fresher look and more space (130 seats, opposed to his current 70). Similar decor, same food, he says. The new location... Read more

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal at Whole Foods

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4:04 PM
Sunday afternoon shoppers at the Whole Foods in Wynnewood got an eyeful of Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, who spent an hour of her day off by filling up a cart with provisions. She handled the checkout line -- breezing past the magazine racks -- and no one bugged them. Witherspoon is renting... Read more

Sources: Tony Danza to shoot series in Philly

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 1:34 PM
Actor Tony Danza has been nosing around for a school willing to host a reality series for A&E in which he stars as an English teacher and documents the school's goings-on. That search began in New York City, headed to Yonkers, N.Y., shot out to Colorado, and then came to Philly, as I reported... Read more

Paul Green's School of Rock tapes on VH1

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 9:09 AM
Paul Green and eight Philly- and New York-area members of the Paul Green School of Rock All Stars taped a performance to be included in a combined season finale of the VH1 series Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. They all flew to Hollywood on Friday after getting the invitation just three days before... Read more

Reid-ing the tea leaves on "The Bachelorette" finale

Friday, July 24, 2009, 1:30 PM
Center City Realtor Reid Rosenthal was booted off ABC's The Bachelorette on July 14's show, leaving Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke competing for the hand of Jillian Harris. Where's Rosenthal? He didn't show up for last week's "The Men Tell All" episode. ABC has repeatedly declined requests... Read more

Collingswood chef to compete on "Regis & Kelly"

Friday, July 24, 2009, 10:00 AM
Nunzio Patruno of Nunzio Ristorante Rustico in Collingswood was chosen Friday morning as one of five weekly nominees for Live With Regis & Kelly's “Ultimate Hometown Grill Off.” This week's topic is "steak," and Patruno's recipe is Bistecca Alla Fiorentina. A customer of... Read more

Dining odds and ends

Friday, July 24, 2009, 9:00 AM
A few notes: Luca Sena of Ristorante Panoroma and the Penn's View Hotel has much going on. He's a partner in Kong, Michael O'Halloran's Asian restaurant opening in Northern Liberties in about two weeks. Last year, Sena bought the Snow White Diner at Second and Market Streets and presented plans to... Read more

Jonas + Kate plus three

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 11:35 PM
Kate Gosselin and two of her brood (plus one child's friend, and security guards) took in Thursday's Jonas Brothers concert at the Wachovia Center. They attended the sound-check, as well. Before the show, Nick Jonas was spotted having a catch outside the center in a backstage parking area -- sending... Read more

Avril opening Aug. 5

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 5:17 PM
Here's some more info about Avril, the 50-seat French BYO coming to 134 Bala Ave. in Bala Cynwyd, in the corner space across from the Bala movies that was Café Shira. Opening will be Aug. 5. Owners are chef Christian Gatti and his wife, April Lisante, who spent 10-plus years as a reporter... Read more
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