HAVING STARRED in "Jaws," Richard Dreyfuss is no stranger to sharks. So he should feel right at home addressing a room full of lawyers at the Philadelphia Bar Association's March 26 luncheon at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue.
Dreyfuss, who's appeared in dozens of films and won an Oscar for "The Goodbye Girl," is a board member of the National Constitution Center and teaches civics at Oxford University.
Bar Association Chancellor Jane L. Dalton says she's glad to have Dreyfuss as keynote speaker at the quarterly Bar Association meeting, as he "speaks passionately and eloquently about the importance of an enlightened populace that understands the need for reason, logic, clarity, dissent, civility and debate."
Tickets to the luncheon are $50 for Bar members and $55 for non-members at philadelphiabar.org.
Billy Bob coming? 'Mmm-hmmm'
Billy Bob Thornton, the Oscar-winning former Mr. Angelina Jolie, and filmmakers Michael and Mark Polish will be here tonight for a screening of their new film "The Astronaut Farmer." They'll arrive about 8:30 and will lead a Q&A session after an invite-only screening of the film at the Ritz Five (214 Walnut). The latest film from the Polish brothers, who wrote and directed the excellent indies "Jackpot," and "Twin Falls Idaho," opens nationwide Feb. 23.
What About Gina
Mount Airy singer Gina Kaz's song "We Can Take Care of Each," was featured on Monday's episode of ABC's "What About Brian." The episode can be viewed on abc.com and the song, from her album "For You," is available on iTunes. To hear more of her music, visit ginakaz.com.
A far cry from 10-and-2 position
Be careful if you find yourself driving in Pocopson Township.
"Jackass" and MTV star Bam Margera and fiancee Missy Rothstein were on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show yesterday and revealed that they like to have sex while he is driving.
"I live in the woods, man, so I can drive all over the place. It's way better than the bed," Margera said. Rothstein said she faces the road during the proceedings.
We reported Thursday that the couple will wed Saturday at the Loews Hotel (12th & Market).
Margera said on Stern's show that his "Jackass" cronies will be there, as will actor, and former U. Arts student Jared Leto.
Out and about
On the advice of his teammates Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins, Phillies hurler Cole Hamels brought a large party of family members to Saloon (750 S. 7th) for dinner the other night.
* Speaking of Howard, he, NBC-10's Bill Henley, CBS 3's Bob Kelly and CN8'S Connie Colla and Greg Coy were among guests at the "Dinner Impossible," premiere party the other night at the Center City offices of Shooters Post and Transfer, which produces the new Food Network show. Other guests included Tammy Reid, wife of Eagles coach Andy, chef Robert Irvine, the host of the show, and Marc Summers, who hosted the legendary kids game show "Double Dare," on Nickelodeon.
PennView closes after 30 years
Police haunt PennView Grille (13th & Race) will close for business at 6 p.m. Saturday, but owner Willie Bouikidis will keep the restaurant open late for a private party for his regular customers.
The spot was among businesses being forced to move due to the Convention Center expansion.
Bouikidis recently raised a few thousand dollars for the family of slain Officer Gary Skerski. He'll take some time to relax, but hopes to re-open elsewhere. *
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