Buzz Bissinger says Talk Radio 1210 WPHT asked him two questions when he was offered the afternoon drive slot at the radio station, where he starts June 25. "Are you gonna show up for work? Can you actually talk without dropping the F-bomb?" Bissinger recalls. The Friday Night Lights and Prayer for the City author has become known recently for his profane Twitter rants, which is why the cursing question makes sense. Fortunately, 1210 program director Andy Bloom knows how to handle foul-mouthed radio hosts. He's the one who brought Howard Stern to 94WYSP in 1986.
"30 ROCK" creator/star Tina Fey is encouraging friends to sign an online petition against cuts in arts and music programs in the Upper Darby School District. The district votes Wednesday night on a budget plan that would cut all arts programs in elementary schools in the district, a savings the budget purports to be $3 million.
Country starLeAnn Rimes joined her road crew for target practice at the Philadelphia Archery & Gun Club (9th & Ellsworth) Thursday afternoon. Rimes, who played the Keswick Theatre Friday, fired a semi-automatic pistol and a semi-automatic rifle down the range, and spent time chatting up and taking pictures with gun-shop employees. The singer, accompanied by her actor-husband Eddie Cibrian, tweeted photos of herself shooting and said she had a wonderful time.