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Archive: August, 2009

Mutombo selling his Main Line house

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 4:50 PM
For $3.5 million, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo's 7-bedroom, 7-bath spread in Villanova can be yours. Description reads: "Situated on 4.33 acres, this 8yr young stone colonial Estate offers over 10,000 sq ft of meticulously crafted living space. An ambiance of warmth is created upon entering... Read more

James Gandolfini in A.C.

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 9:57 AM
That was Sopranos alumnus James Gandolfini watching the New Breed Fighters Mixed Martial Arts bouts at Resorts in Atlantic City Saturday night (8/15). Read more

Witherspoon gives 'em the slip

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 9:15 AM
Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal chose not to walk the line Friday night after having sushi at Morimoto on Chestnut Street. They left out a back door and hailed a cab to take them a block to their SUV's parking space, reports photog HughE Dillon, who saw her as the cab zipped past the restaurant... Read more

Buy Michael Vick's house

Friday, August 14, 2009, 3:47 PM
While word spreads that new Eagle Michael Vick is house-hunting in Bryn Mawr, it's time to look into his suburban Atlanta spread. Quite nice. It's tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, as the former Falcon filed last year. Realtor Russ Robinson tells me that he has a buyer lined up as soon as the legal... Read more

"On the road to Vick-tory..."

Friday, August 14, 2009, 2:02 PM
The reactions to the Eagles' signing of Michael Vick are pouring in: WMMR's Pierre Robert will lead a “Pup Rally” at Monster Pets (1946 S. Columbus Blvd., South Philly) from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Friday); 93.3 will play dog-themed songs during the event, including Led Zeppelin's "Black... Read more

See "Law Abiding Citizen" trailer

Friday, August 14, 2009, 8:10 AM
Director F. Gary Gray has released a trailer of Law Abiding Citizen, the thriller he shot in the Philly area earlier this year with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. Looks mighty intense: Explosions, torture, home invasion, Butler nude from the back. And when Gray told me that Philly would be a character... Read more

The return of Tiffany McElroy

Friday, August 14, 2009, 8:09 AM
Friday (8/14) was the last day on the air after five years at New York's WPIX for Tiffany McElroy, an NBC10 alumna and mother of Fox29 weathercaster John Bolaris' daughter. McElroy announced that she's trading New York for Philly, as she is setting up house with her new husband, James Gibson, who... Read more

Fond update

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:12 PM
Here's an update to my report last month on Fond, the BYOB with the great pedigree that's coming to 1617 E. Passyunk, with a target date of Aug. 31. The project teams Le Bec-Fin alums Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki with Lacroix's Tory Keomanivong. The Culinary Institute of America-trained Styer,... Read more

Gayle closing

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 4:01 PM
Sept. 4 is the finale for Gayle, Daniel Stern's ambitious BYO, after nearly four years on Third Street in Queen Village. (Not a good summer for that block, what with Ansill pulling the plug.) Stern's publicist tells me that it's closing because the lease is up. It's not yet known if he will stage... Read more

Chef's surprise: Ripert to fete "Top Chef" Carroll

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 2:25 PM
Good to know Eric Ripert has his chefs' backs. The celebrated chef, who installed Northeast Philly's Jennifer Carroll as chef de cuisine at his signature 10 Arts restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton last year, tells me he'll visit Wednesday (8/19) for a viewing party surrounding Carroll's debut as a contestant... Read more
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