Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Snooki situation

Or, just another couple of days in the life of Philly's lone paparazzo.

The Snooki situation

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Fortunately, Philadelphia, a town with no celebrities, has HughE Dillon.

Paralegal by day, he is the town's lone paparazzo by night, covering birthday parties, charity events, and the odd guest appearance here and on his blog. Occasionally, guest appearances involve A-listers (such as Jack Nicholson or Reese Witherspoon) but more likely...

Well, consider the lineup from last weekend:

1.Ronnie and Sammi from MTV's Jersey Shore at McFadden's Friday night.

2. Not one, not two, but three appearances on Saturday by Pamela Anderson, as she shilled for her new perfume at two Rite-Aid stores on the Main Line, freshened up, and showed up later in Bensalem at Parx Casino's 360 nightclub. 

However...

3. In between the Rite-Aid and Parx jobs, Dillon got a tip that Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was doing a personal appearance in the Allentown area, so he high-tailed it up the Northeast Extension. Dillon found a madhouse at the Star Pontiac Buick GMC Car Pre-Owned Center in Lower Nazareth Township. Polizzi was scheduled to sign from 2 to 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting Haiti relief. Polizzi showed up at 3 and was whisked into the showroom, where for a $20 donation to the Red Cross she posed for photos. After about 90 minutes, the doors were closed on the last 300 people waiting in line, but dealership workers brought her out on their shoulders and placed her on top of a pickup truck so fans could see her and take pictures. Dillon was also tipped that she was headed to a mall to shop for an outfit to wear to Diddy's son's 16th birthday party in New York.

Holding onto those 15 minutes...

 

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