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Archive: April, 2009

'Bachelor' alumna Hillary Reisinger due at screening tonight

Monday, April 27, 2009, 2:19 PM
"The Bachelor" contestant Hillary Reisinger will host a preticketed advance screening of the flick "Ghost of Girlfriends Past." She'll make her entrance at the Ritz Five at Second and Walnut around 7 p.m. Read more

Kibitz Room opens

Monday, April 27, 2009, 1:21 PM
The Kibitz Room's Center City outpost has opened the lox (sorry) at 1521 Locust St. (215-735-7305). It'll close today at 2:30 p.m. because of a private party. Regular hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. A veritable... Read more

Starr into Head House Square?

Monday, April 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
Is Stephen Starr going into the old Cosi at Second and Lombard Streets with a pizza-beer-and-wine concept called Pizza Select? Starr said no lease has been signed. This seems to be one of the concepts he had cooked up for Letto Deli, whose deal was scuttled. Read more

Captain Janks tossed in jail

Monday, April 27, 2009, 11:56 AM
"Captain Janks," the crank-caller who made a name for himself on the Howard Stern show, is in Montgomery County Prison. Thomas Cipriano, 43, of North Wales, is in more hot water for allegedly skipping out on another personal appearance. Plymouth Township (Montgomery County) Police arrested... Read more

Kings with a Doctor

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:56 AM
The Kings of Leon stuck around after their Saturday show at the Spectrum so they could see Sunday's Sixers-Magic game at the Wachovia Center. Before the game, they were allowed on the court to take a few shots. They also met Andre Igoudola and Julius Erving, and came up with a Dr. J photo and autographed... Read more

Why Lauren Hart will miss Game 6

Friday, April 24, 2009, 2:45 PM
Singer Lauren Hart will miss Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Flyers and Penguins on Saturday, as she and husband, coffee magnate/explorer Todd Carmichael, are en route to Ethiopia where they'll be adopting their first child. The Flyers will play a video of Hart performing... Read more

Ansill revving up the deals

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:06 PM
Ansill at Third and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village now allows BYOB Tuesdays through Fridays in the dining room with no corkage fee. It's also offering a flashback to its predecessor, Judy's Cafe, by offering coupons good for 50-percent off the second entree of equal or lesser value when they return... Read more

Morning radio ratings

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 10:50 AM
March's Arbitron ratings came out yesterday, and as I slice and dice, here is the ranking of Philly stations in terms of audience share for mornings (6-10 a.m.). The stations themselves don't care for this stat. It counts all listeners, and stations sell their target demographics, whether it's persons... Read more

Smerconish's driveway tragedy

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 8:07 AM
Michael Smerconish went public on his WPHT (1210) talk show with a tragic accident last Saturday, in which he accidentally ran over his son's cocker spaniel in the driveway of their home. Smerconish said he rushed the dog to three vets to no avail. Two months before, the family dog Checkers, a Lab... Read more

Fur real: Good Dog going into Northern Liberties

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 11:27 AM
David Garry and Heather Gleason of Good Dog, the bar and burger destination on 15th Street north of Locust, are opening a spot called The Swift Half at the Piazza at Schmidts, the new mixed-use development along Second Street south of Girard. If you're driving south on Second Street, it's to your left... Read more
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