Dan Gross: Bolaris returns to Howard Stern's Sirius station

2009 file photo: John Bolaris at the opening of Union Trust restaurant. ( Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer )

JOHN BOLARIS, radio badboy Howard Stern's personal weatherman, will return to the airwaves Monday as a guest on "Lieberman Live at Five, "the new weekly program hosted by Jon Lieberman, a contributor to HLN and former "America's Most Wanted" investigative reporter. Local attorney Danny Cevallos was on the show this week.

During his last appearance on Howard 101, Stern's Sirius XM channel, Bolaris proposed to his fiancee, Erica Smitheman.


A new Dawn at Fox 29

Longtime NBC 10 anchor/reporter Dawn Timmeney started Monday at Fox 29 as a freelance anchor/reporter. We're told that she'll be seen mostly on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news and will occasionally fill in on "Good Day." Could it lead to a more permanent role? A station spokeswoman won't say.

NBC 10, where she worked for 12 years, did not renew her contract last month.


'Sugar Man' coming to the Keswick

Searching for Sugar Man ?

Look no further. Rodriguez, the Detroit musician who became a folk legend in South Africa despite being virtually unknown in the United States, performs April 9 at the Keswick Theatre, in Glenside. He was the subject of the recent documentary "Searching for Sugar Man." Tickets go on sale at noon Friday at KeswickTheatre.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Keswick or any Ticketmaster location.


Suit mentions local acts

Bensalem pop singer Christina Perri and local rockers Good Old War are in the middle of a lawsuit involving former partners in their management company. Bill Silva Management sued Thomas Gates and Ryan Chisholm in Superior Court in Los Angeles, alleging intentional interference with contract and unfair competition.

According to the complaint, reported by CourthouseNews.com, Silva signed Perri in 2010 and Good Old War in 2011. Both artists later left Silva for a new company started by Gates and Chisholm. Perri's song "Jar of Hearts" became a hit after being used a few times on "So You Think You Can Dance," and she later recorded a song for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn." Good Old War has not enjoyed the record sales of Perri, but have repeatedly played sold-out shows at the TLA on South Street.

Neither Perri nor Good Old War are parties to the lawsuit.


Karina dancing in A.C.

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff performs Valentine's Day weekend at Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub at Revel in Atlantic City. She'll dance accompanied by a live jazz trio in two sets Feb. 15 at the club, which will also feature its Royal Jelly dancers. Admission is $25 for women, $30 for men. Call 609-225-9898 for bottle service and VIP reservations.


Kid kicks butt in A.C.

Congratulations to Bensalem's Kyle Leon, who placed first in the 13- to 15-year-old black-belt full-contact sparring division at the Action Martial Arts World Championships, at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Leon, who will be a freshman at Holy Ghost Prep next fall, was excited to meet action-film star Michael Jai White ("Spawn," "Black Dynamite") and former UFC champion Dan "The Beast" Severn.


A monthly writers event

Local band TJ Kong is starting a monthly event at Jose Pistola's (263 S. 15th) called Writers Night in America, in which local writers will read a story or two and then discuss it with the band.

Reading their works at the free event, which starts at 10 p.m. Wednesday are Daily News reporters Molly Eichel and William Bender, Daily News contributor Drew Lazor, WXPN's John Vettese, arts writer Alex Vogelsong, cartoonist Steve Teare, The Head and The Hand publishing's Nicolas Esposito, City Paper contributor Brion Shreffler and TJ Kong frontman Dan


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