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Archive: August, 2009

Philly loses a movie

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 2:37 PM
It was big, big new$ the other day when M. Night Shyamalan decided to move his next movie to Canada because of the Pennsylvania budget impasse. Now, producers of a smaller movie, a drama called Destination Home, have decided to take their show to Georgia. It was supposed to have started shooting soon... Read more

Local kid shares stage with Springsteen

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12:11 PM
Jake Segal, 11, of Lafayette Hill, has an uncanny knack for meeting Bruce Springsteen. Last year in Hershey, Springsteen reached out into the crowd and held Jake's hand while singing "Spirit in the Night," and at one of the Spectrum shows, Springsteen jumped in the crowd, handed Jake the... Read more

Dining odds and ends

Friday, August 28, 2009, 4:30 PM
- The pizzas should be coming out of the oven this weekend (as in Saturday 8/29) at the new SliCE at 1740 Sansom St. Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Official opening will be Monday 8/31. Here's more info. - Fond, the BYOB from Le Bec-Fin/Rittenhouse Hotel vets on East Passyunk, is opening... Read more

Village Whiskey's menus

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 1:14 PM
Deviled eggs. Cheese puffs. Burgers. A lobster roll. Homemade pickles. Duck-fat fries. From Jose Garces, the Latin chef? (Ok. There's a smoked hot link. Dude did grow up in Chicago.) Here's the full menu for Garces' latest, Village Whiskey. It opens at 11:30 a.m. next Thursday (9/3) next... Read more

Anne Hathaway's tribute to her grandmother

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 12:38 PM
Actress Anne Hathaway gave a stirring tribute to her family Wednesday morning (8/26) as she sang "Ave Maria" at the funeral Mass of her paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Ann Gouin, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the city's Andorra section. She was accompanied by a harpist. Mrs. Gouin... Read more

And a chill settles over the Avenue of the Arts

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 12:00 PM
It's only a glitch with the Arts Bank's neon sign at Broad and South Streets, as I spotted Wednesday night. Phillip Van Cleave, the University of the Arts' vice president for facilities management and operations, said the school had planned to relamp the sign, but just didn't get it before the "k"... Read more

FCC upholds fine against WIP over Wing Bowl

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 7:41 AM
The Federal Communications Commission has again rejected WIP's appeal of a $4,000 fine over the 2005 Wing Bowl. Arnie Chapman of Long Island, N.Y., had qualified for the annual spectacle by eating 28 clementines but was later disqualified because he runs the Association of Independent Competitive... Read more

Has Michael Vick bought a house in Andorra?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 9:38 AM
Michael Vick's new waterfront pad seems to be only a steppingstone to a new 7-bedroom house on a ritzy new street in the city's Northwest. The Andorra/Roxborough crowd insists that he's bought or is renting a $1.3 million house in Andorra. The house's price squares with a real estate listing, but... Read more

Sal Pal gets a show on 950ESPN

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 8:02 PM
ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio just got a Thursday night show on 950ESPN to air from 7 to 8 p.m. from Connie Mac’s in Pennsauken. Starts Sept. 10. He'll continue his appearances on 950 ESPN with Mike Missanelli every Tuesday at 5:25 p.m. Read more

The word on "Daily News Live"

Monday, August 24, 2009, 7:40 PM
Comcast SportsNet is promising a big announcement on Tuesday's edition of its Daily News Live show. Sources describe this scenario: DNL -- a programming staple since October 1997 -- will be shaved from 90 minutes to 60 minutes, so it will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Moving up a half-hour, to 6 p.m., will... Read more
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