Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Dan Gross: Ed likes Snow's company

Rendell, Snow in October 2009. Photo: Chris Crismon/Philadelphia magazine
Rendell, Snow in October 2009. Photo: Chris Crismon/Philadelphia magazine

JUST TWO WEEKS after announcing his separation from federal appeals- court judge Midge Rendell, former Gov. Ed Rendell and his rumored paramour, Kirstin Snow, are making the rounds together in Philadelphia.

Yesterday, Rendell, now an NBC News contributor and Daily News columnist, lunched with Snow, a former state employee who now works for his political-action committee, and businessman Tom Knox at Table 31 at the Comcast Center. On Tuesday Snow also attended a news conference at the Bellevue, where Rendell and Knox endorsed Mayor Nutter for re-election. Rendell and Snow have previously denied any romantic relationship.

* Speaking of Table31, it was quite the power-lunch hot spot yesterday with Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts all in separate parties. Also dining at Chef Chris Scarduzio's Italian bistro was Ron Jaworski with his Philadelphia Soul partner Craig Spencer.

Info on 'The Bachelor'

Despite being identified on-screen as "dentist," 26-year-old "Bachelor" finalist Ashley Hebert is still a student at Penn's dental school. We're sure her classmates are pulling for the Maine native to capture the heart, and ring, of restaurant mogul Brad Womack on the ABC reality show, which airs at 8 p.m. Mondays. Hebert is one of three women left on the dating show.

Birthday boys at Wells Fargo

Elton John and Jon Bon Jovi will celebrate their birthdays next month at the Wells Fargo Center.

Bon Jovi performs there on his 49th birthday, March 2, and Sir Elton turns 64 on March 25.

Bentley visits CCP

Fonzworth Bentley, who graduated from holding Sean "Diddy" Combs' umbrella to hosting MTV's "From G's to Gents" and to recording music, will lecture, sign books and perform Saturday night at the Community College of Philadelphia's Bonnell Building (17th & Spring Garden).

Bentley's appearance is part of CCP's Black History Month celebration, which yesterday featured a speaking engagement with Philly-raised entrepreneur and former "Apprentice" winner Randal Pinkett. Bentley's lecture and book-signing for "Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead," is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by student music acts and his concert. Tickets are $10 for CCP students and alumni, and $20 for the general public.

Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Student Life Center at the Winnet Building (17th & Hamilton).

Pantano's party anniversary

98.1 WOGL's Bob Pantano celebrates his 34th anniversary in radio at his Saturday Night Dance Party this weekend at Adelphia (1750 Clements Bridge) in Deptford. The show, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., is simulcast on 'OGL and on 96.1 WTTH out of Atlantic City.

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Molly Eichel
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