TOM BURGOYNE, the Phillie Phanatic's best friend, says the Phanatic didn't know his "30 Rock" episode was airing last Thursday until "The Phanatic got a text from Swoop." The Phanatic and the Eagles' mascot are buds.
"IT'S ALMOST SURREAL to me that he is part of our stupid wing-eating contest," said Sportsradio 94 WIP's Angelo Cataldi about Japanese eating machine Takeru Kobayashi's participation in Wing Bowl XX on Feb. 3 at Wells Fargo Center.
Dan Gross: If you're going to play the "I'm a celebrity" card like radio host Tom Byrne, people should probably know who you are. Also, Jimmy Rollins and his wife, Johari, are expecting their first child.
Dan Gross: 6ABC anchor Jim Gardner pursued a big story Saturday night in Center City as he investigated why a fire alarm was going off at the Arts Condo, where his daughter's bat mitzvah reception was taking place.
YOU DON'T SEE Dice Raw with the Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," but the North Philly rapper/producer/songwriter played an integral part of the hometown hip-hop heroes' newest release, "Undun."
DON'T BE surprised if you start seeing Will Smith or his actor son, Jaden, in the area. The Overbrook- native superstar and his "Karate Kid" offspring are in town to shoot "1000 A.E.," directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
LOOKS LIKE "Dancin' on Air" has been resurrected.
Mike Nise, executive producer of the 1980s teen dance show, said yesterday that he has a "verbal agreement" with MyPHL17 to air new episodes of the show, featuring new dancers, on Saturday mornings as soon as next month.