Phillie Phanatic sees stars

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Renee Zellweger at Sunday's Phillies game with Zach Galifianakis (center), Bradley Cooper, and the team's John Brazer.

If the Phillie Phanatic has an extra spring in his step, it's because he's basking in a compliment that actress Renee Zellweger paid him during Sunday's game.

The Phanatic stopped at a suite shared by Zellweger, her beau Bradley Cooper, and his Hangover costar Zach Galifianakis after the guys threw out the first pitch.

Asked what Zellweger said to the Phanatic, mascot associate Tom Burgoyne said: "You had me at -----." (Even mute, the furry green dude can crack you up with the Jerry Maguire reference.)

Cooper stars in The A-Team, which opens June 11. The trailer for the action movie was screened at the ballpark before the game. Cooper skipped Sunday's wrap party for The Dark Fields, the thriller he's shooting in town through the end of the week. Director Neil Burger was spotted among the crew at North Bowl in Northern Liberties. The party ended by 8 p.m. because cast and crew had an early call Monday.

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