Dan Gross: Jenna Jameson, the porn queen turned actress and best-selling author, will host the 10th Annual Diamond G-String Contest on July 25 at Delilah's.
Dan Gross: Snoop Dogg will perform a 30-minute concert after the Philadelphia Soul's first-round Arena Football League playoff game July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Joining Snoop will be Biz Markie, of "Just a Friend" fame, who will perform that hit and a few other tunes at halftime.
Overbrook-native superstar Will Smith, son Jaden Smith, and actors Meagan Good, Nia Long and Tamala Jones are among celebrities expected at Charlie Mack's Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend on July 20-22. Rev. Run of RUN-DMC, Camden-native actress Tasha Smith, actor/comedian Faizon Love, boxing champ Bernard Hopkins, Colts lineman Raheem Brock and recently departed Sixers player Lou Williams are also scheduled to take part in the weekend full of events, geared toward reducing violence in Philadelphia.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 6ABC sports anchor Jamie Apody and her husband, Paul Coleman, who welcomed a baby boy, Tanner Andrew Coleman, on Saturday morning. Little dude weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and mom and baby are doing great. Apody was in great spirits leading up to her labor, joking with her Twitter followers who wished her a safe and speedy delivery. Out and about in A.C.
EATING MACHINE Joey Chestnut chomped his way to a sixth straight victory at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Championship at Coney Island. The San Jose, Calif., resident and three-time champion of Sportsradio 94 WIP's Wing Bowl tied his 2009 record of 68 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. He remains the world's top-ranked competitive eater.
NBC News' Jenna Wolfe spent Monday in Medford with former Eagles tackle Tra Thomas at his youth strength and conditioning center, 7 Deuce Sports. Thomas is offering the Camden High football team eight weeks of free strength and conditioning coaching at his facility. "Everything that's been going on in Camden, we were looking for a school we could give something to who would take advantage of it," Thomas told us Wednesday. Wolfe, co-host of the weekend "Today" show and former sportscaster for Channel 17, said she liked that Thomas requires the students to donate time toward community service in exchange for the free training.
Dan Gross: On Tuesday we spoke with a woman who showed us several photos of Terrell Owens she says were taken via video chat service Skype while he apparently masturbated in front of her. The woman spent Tuesday trying to sell the photos to TMZ and other celebrity media outlets. The Daily News does not purchase such material.
We're surprised he cleared Secret Service security, but Phawker.com editor Jonathan Valania was at the White House on Friday interviewing President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, about his love of indie-rock veterans Guided By Voices. The interview is to appear in the October issue of Magnet. Like the local music magazine, which had been on hiatus, Guided By Voices is also back, after more than five years apart, and plays the Trocadero (1003 Arch) on July 6. Carney revealed his affinity for the Ohio-based Robert Pollard and his GBV cohorts last year. The interview was rescheduled a few times because of Carney's schedule with more serious matters.
Rumored Mitt Romney VP pick Marco Rubio, the rising-star Republican U.S. senator from Florida, canceled a scheduled book event Wednesday night at the National Constitution Center. Rubio was supposed to join Talk Radio 1210-AM host Dom Giordano for a sold-out discussion of his new book, An American Son.
Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce "Broad Street Bullies," a film about the 1970s-era Stanley Cup-winning Flyers, reports Deadline.com. Zombie, the former White Zombie musician who became a successful horror filmmaker with "House Of 1000 Corpses" and "Halloween," tells the website that he has the rights to the Flyers story and the full support of the Flyers organization. "The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction' sports tale," Zombie told Deadline.com's Mike Fleming.
Dan Gross: Colin Farrell had a happy Fathers Day weekend. The actor, still shooting mob drama "Dead Man Down" in town and his young son ran and played in the grass at Independence Mall Saturday evening.
LOCAL EVENT PLANNER/model Lindsay Furman is one of the new surprise women added to the cast of NBC's "Love in the Wild." Furman, of Fairmount, and five other new women were seen at the very end of Tuesday's episode but will be introduced next week, when they will try to couple up with the male contestants on the dating/adventure reality show.
Dan Gross: "It's what women talk about. If it's over the top, then I'm over the top," says Bethenny Frankel on how she enjoys sex in hotel bathrooms and prefers it in the morning rather than at night.