"THE FIGHTER" director David O. Russell, in town shooting "The Silver Linings Playbook," and Chestnut Hill-native actress Melissa Fitzgerald announced the winners of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Shoot in Philadelphia Screenwriting Competition yesterday afternoon at Vie (600 N. Broad).
EAGLES DEFENSIVE TACKLE Trevor Laws will get an on-camera cooking lesson from "Iron Chef" Jose Garces in a couple of weeks at Amada (217 Chestnut). Laws loves the Garces spot and loves to cook. The cooking lesson will be taped by the Eagles Television Network and aired on the Linc's big screen during home games.
RYAN HOWARD walked with crutches as he shopped at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting yesterday, with his fiancee, Krystle Campbell. Howard, who tore his Achilles tendon during Friday's elimination game against the Cardinals, was wearing an old-school maroon Phillies warm-up suit and a brace or cast on his leg.
FOX 29 ANCHOR Karen Hepp's make-up bag was stolen recently from her Saab SUV parked in the driveway of her Main Line home. Some of the makeup was recovered on her neighbor's lawn by Lower Merion police, who have made one arrest in a string of car break-ins in the neighborhood.
AS SPORTS TEAMS GO, the Eagles are known to reporters as being the organization that complains the most about coverage and threatens to block access, or otherwise intimidate press outlets. The newest example of this could be the team's most brazen and apparently sucessful campaign of intimidation thus far.