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POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:58 PM

Coquette, the bistro at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets on the edge of Queen Village, has had its share of drama in its two-plus years:

Now, it looks more serious.

The Philadelphia Sheriff's Office has the premises listed for a sheriff's sale at 11 a.m. Oct. 29.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:36 PM

Talk about clock management!.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and his wife, Raquel, are expecting another child in December.

This represents mighty quick work.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 1:25 PM

CBS3 morning meteorologist Maria LaRosa, 33, is expecting her third child in May.

She and her husband, Mariusz, have two boys: Michael, who will be 4 this weekend, and Justin, a year old.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 12:40 PM
The Bella Vista at Campo's.

Campo's (214 Market St. in Old City) has been running a contest to create a new sandwich, and a regular cinched it.

David Howard named his entry after his neighborhood, and the Bella Vista includes chopped ribeye, aged Provolone, pepperoni, hot peppers and garlic aioli smothered with Campo’s macaroni and cheese.

Ten percent of each $9 sale through Nov. 20 goes to the cancer-support charity Helen's Hope.

POSTED: Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:38 PM

Shila, the femme voice on Danny Bonaduce's morning show on WYSP (94.1), parted company with the station, effective Friday.

Station manager Andy Bloom says the decision was mutual.

While they search for a replacement, the show will include Bonaduce and producer Metro.

POSTED: Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:38 AM
Shane Victorino loses control of his bat at the plate in the fourth inning at Sunday's Phillies-Dodgers game (Photo: Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer)

"Like a fragmentation grenade" is how South Jersey comedian Spins Nitely describes the feeling of being hit by the baseball bat that flew out of Shane Victorino's hands Sunday night.

Nitely says he was the third person to be hit by the projectile. "It hit me [in the top of the head] and went straight up in the air. Then it went east," he said, sporting a lump the morning after.

Victorino, who was clearly mortified by his slip-up, gave away two autographed bats to his victims, besides the errant one.

POSTED: Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:14 AM

Tune-in alert:

"Little Steven" Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will control the playlist when he joins Andre Gardner on WMGK (102.9) today (10/19) at 3 p.m.

It streams online here.

POSTED: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2:57 PM
Bam Margera (left) with CKY's Chad Ginsburg and Margera's wife, Missy, at Recess in Old City. (Photo: HughE Dillon / PhillyChitChat.com)

Saturday night sightings:

Chase and Jennifer Utley sharing pizzas at Pizzeria Stella in Society Hill. He wore a cap and was largely unrecognized in the jampacked eatery.

Raul Ibanez and Jayson Werth among a large party at El Vez in Midtown Village.

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