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Archive: April, 2009

Fox29 doesn't renew Billy V's contract

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12:05 AM
Not a good time to be a local TV sportscaster. Notice how sports departments have been shinking -- just as has the time allotted to sports during newscasts. Fox29 confirmed to me that Billy Vargus' contract was not renewed. His last day at the station will be April 29. Vargus will follow such longtimers... Read more

Tiffany Hill ties the knot

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 9:14 PM
Tiffany Hill, the B101 morning co-host, has updated the status on her Facebook profile. She got married two weekends ago to longtime boyfriend David Latimer, a drummer. It was a small ceremony in Sedona, Ariz. See photos on her wedding blog here. Read more

Mike Miss back on Channel 17

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 3:10 PM
A TV job for 950ESPN afternoon sports talker Mike Missanelli, and it's on his old station. He and NBC10's John Clark will be live from Chickie's & Pete's in South Philly, hosting postgame shows following the Sunday Phillies games on myphl 17. The start date is not set. From 2000 to 2002, Missanelli... Read more

Philly chef to compete on 'Next Food Network Star'

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 11:12 AM
The Next Food Network Star -- which Camden's Aaron McCargo Jr. won and Philly's Adam Gertler was runner-up last time out -- has a Philadelphian among the 10 contestants in the season that starts June 7. She's Katie Cavuto, 30, a registered dietitian. She owns the personal-chef/in-home-nutrition service... Read more

Lurie's house on the market

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 10:22 AM
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's Haverford pad is on the market, with an asking price of $8.5 million. Lurie and wife Christina bought the property at the end of 1994 for $2.6 million (according to Montgomery County records) and put much into it. The couple are heavily renovating the Annenberg estate... Read more

Peek at Bibou

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 9:46 AM
Late this month, Pierre and Charlotte Calmels will open their French BYO, Bibou, at 1009 S. Eighth St. (it's the former Pif, two blocks above Washington). The Calmelses and their crew scooped out the snug interior and are going to work on a homey look. Until last year, Pierre Calmels was executive... Read more

A second Famous 4th Street Deli

Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:02 PM
How about a second Famous 4th Street Deli? Russ Cowan, who took over the Queen Village landmark four years ago, tells me that he's signed a lease for 38 S. 19th St., which has been occupied for a short while by Ashoka Palace (an Indian restaurant) and before that Bootsie's. "I have no idea,"... Read more

Sheinelle Jones announces her pregnancy

Monday, April 6, 2009, 11:10 AM
Good Day morning anchor Sheinelle Jones and her husband, Uche Ojeh, are expecting in September. They were married in September 2007. In typical TV fashion, the news -- rumored for some time -- was spilled on the air. At the end of Monday's Good Day, someone played "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"... Read more

Dorothy Krysiuk gets a job

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:20 AM
Expect to see the face of Dorothy Krysiuk, whose decade doing TV traffic reports ended in October at Fox29. She has signed a promotional deal with West German BMW in Fort Washington, says Bob Cesarini, the dealership's general manager. Her role has not been determined. Krysiuk, who drives a 3 Series... Read more

Jamie Foxx's stalker was fresh from jail

Friday, April 3, 2009, 10:40 PM
The suspect in the stalking of Jamie Foxx had been released from jail a day or two before he showed up at the door of the actor's Rittenhouse Square penthouse suite. Here's the chronology: Suspect Steven Taliver, 49 -- whose record of at least 15 prior arrests began a month after he turned 18, mainly... Read more
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