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Archive: October, 2010

Where to peep Jason Statham

Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:16 PM
Right on cue, Jason Statham and the cast and crew of the thriller Safe started shooting in Philly. On Thursday and Friday, they were working in the restaurant space known as Cebu, on Chestnut Street just east of Second in Old City. Statham was doing a dining scene in which he interrupts his meal... Read more

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger show up at his alma mater

Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:00 PM
Actor Bradley Cooper, back in town Wednesday and Thursday to reshoot scenes for The Dark Fields, visited his alma mater, Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, on Thursday. Cooper (class of 1993) brought girlfriend Renee Zellweger and dog Charlotte to check out the new athletic fields and new middle... Read more

Kobayashi samples wings, but will he join Wing Bowl?

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:49 PM
Enigmatic world-champion eater Takeru Kobayashi is considering an offer to participate in the WIP Wing Bowl on Feb. 4, 2011. Kobayashi and his translator toured the scene of the crime (the Wells Fargo Center) on Thursday afternoon. He sampled chicken wings, brought in by PJ Whelihan's, under the eye... Read more

Restaurant notes: What's opening when...

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:49 PM
So many restaurant projects are hanging fire, awaiting that last approval... that last piece of equipment ... that last miracle... Jet Wine Bar. No trick. Treat! Archaeologist Jill Weber is thinking maybe Sunday (10/31) for the opening of her polished, bilevel wine bar at 1525 South St. Here's the... Read more

T.O.'s house has been sold

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:14 PM
Five years after it went on the market, the Moorestown mansion briefly occupied by former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens has been sold. Yes, five years on the market. Given the state of real estate, it's safe to say that Owens, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, took a large bath on it. The sales... Read more

Two movie shoots here now

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:30 PM
Philly will have two major film companies in town, at least for a day. Bradley Cooper is out and about, doing two days of "pickups" for the thriller The Dark Fields, for which he was here in the spring with Renee Zellweger. The crew was on Rittenhouse Square on Wednesday and is expected... Read more

Restaurant notes: Rotisseur in Rittenhouse

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:15 PM
- Rittenhouse residents require real rotisserie? Restaurant veteran Dean Kitagawa and his artist-lifelong buddy, Aaron Matzkin, are prepping out a former dress boutique on 21st Street just south of Chestnut St., around the corner from Caffeination, for a Parisian-style shop called Rotisseur. Specialties... Read more

Chio hires ex-Bonaduce co-host

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 10:26 AM
Expect an announcement from Wired 96.5 that Shila will start Tuesday (11/1) as co-host on the Chio in the Morning show. The show has been femme-less since G-N Kang left in July after her contract was not renewed. Right now, it's just Chio and Joey B. Shila, a Villanova alumna who grew up in the Scranton... Read more

Christmas music on the radio ... before Halloween?!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:27 AM
Do you hear what I hear? Christmas music on the radio, though it's on HD Radio, which few listeners have. You can hear B101 (WBEB) at 101.1-2 FM. Greater Media, the radio group that owns WMMR, WBEN, WMGK, and the Fanatic sports-talk stations on AM and FM, has it going on 97.5-2 FM, the Fanatic's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Give me Liberté; new in Queen Village

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 6:00 AM
- The Sofitel at 17th and Sansom Streets has opened Liberté (120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300), converting its lobby lounge into a plush dining room done in jewel tones and featuring a sleek bar (where the former lobby bar was) and a working fireplace. Here are the menus: all-day, lunch... Read more
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