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Archive: October, 2009

"Terror" at the World Series

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:09 PM
Watching the World Series game tonight? The Halloween-scare stuff as Fox heads into commercial are clips from Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. Read more

Couric and Kruk to do World Series commercial

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 9:11 PM
When World Series Game 3 ever starts, keep an eye out for a commercial for Stand Up to Cancer, which will feature Katie Couric, former Phillies first baseman John Kruk, actress Minka Kelly (yes, Derek Jeter's girlfriend), and Terrence Howard. It's a “Priceless” spot featuring 20 seconds... Read more

A Saturday night bar-nanza

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 4:12 PM
Bars have been packed for the World Series Games 1 and 2. Now, it's a Saturday night -- Halloween -- and they'll be slammed. Add to that mess: Tonight is the end of daylight saving time. That means an hour's extra drinking time at Pennsylvania bars and restaurants. Jerry Waters, head of licensing... Read more

You oughta know who's singing anthem

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 3:11 PM
Singing the national anthem before the World Series Game 5 (Monday): Alanis Morissette. Not only does she have no Philly ties, she's Canadian. Game 3's singer (Saturday) will be the cast of "Glee." As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Game 4's singer was still TBA. Read more

Rally sounds: A collection of Phillies songs

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 2:31 PM
Everyone wants to get into the act. Ever since the remix of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" back in 1980, fans have been creating Phillies songs. Here are four I've found. One is from the last time the Phillies and Yankees played in the World Series. Fightin' Phils is by Richie Rosati. "Parading... Read more

"Glee" cast does the Continental

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:20 AM
Two tables' worth of cast members of the Fox show Glee visited the Continental Mid-town on Friday night for dinner. Glee is in town to sing the national anthem at Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night. Cast member Cory Monteith got on Twitter and typed: "Teriffic dinner at The Continental-Midtown... Read more

Jeter hits the town with girlfriend ... and Posada

Friday, October 30, 2009, 11:08 PM
It was dinner for three at Barclay Prime on Rittenhouse Square on Friday night for Yankees shortshop Derek Jeter and his girlfriend, actress Minka Kelly. Catcher Jorge Posada tagged along, and was the third wheel, says my source, a patron at the steakhouse. The three ate heartily on kobe filet, lobster... Read more

Phil in the blank: How many name puns can you think of?

Friday, October 30, 2009, 4:55 PM
A bit of prose making the rounds... ObviousLEE we don't have to CHASE the pennant any MOYER but we still have to figure out HOWARD going to bring another one home. We have to keep ROLLINS up the STAIRS because its WERTH yelling with our hands in the EYRE and hanging off the LIDGE because it will all... Read more

Ratings: Phils slip in Game 2

Friday, October 30, 2009, 3:15 PM
What to make of this? Comparing viewership between Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, the numbers were up nationally. Fox is crowing that 18.9 million viewers tuned in last night -- a spike over Game 1's audience of 17.7 million viewers. But locally, more people watched Game 1 -- when Cliff Lee... Read more

First look at Con Murphy's

Friday, October 30, 2009, 2:22 PM
Breakfast or brunch around 17th and the Parkway ... ? Con Murphy's, an Irish pub now open in the odd-shaped space at the Windsor that was the old Peacock on the Parkway, is serving the rooms upstairs, so owners Maurice Collins and Liam Kelly decided to serve the public from morning till late night... Read more
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