WILL SMITH will attend his first Sixers game tomorrow as part owner and sit courtside as the team takes on the Bobcats on Jrue Holiday bobblehead night.
The Overbrook-native superstar is in the area shooting "After Earth" with director M. Night Shyamalan. The futuristic thriller also stars Smith's son Jaden.
The team's been waiting for the chance to present Smith with his custom No. 76 jersey, which the team made for members of the new ownership group when they were announced in October.
Shining at Sundance
"Shameless" star William H. Macy, taking in the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, stopped by local DJ and clothing designer Nigel Richards' 611 Lifestyle booth and snagged a 611 scarf for himself and a 611 Records Philadelphia T-shirt for his "Desperate Housewife," Felicity Huffman.
"Extra" host Mario Lopez, or Slater from "Saved by the Bell" if you prefer, picked up a 611 Turntable shirt and hung out with rapper Lil' Jon, who chose a Sex, Lies & Vinyl shirt from 611. "Law & Order: SVU" actor/rapper Ice-T took a 611 Record Box shirt, and his bodacious blond bride, Coco, picked up the women's version of the Sex, Lies & Vinyl shirt. "Bachelor" Ben Flajnik picked up a 611 longsleeve flannel.
Meanwhile, "Mad Men" stunner Christina Hendricks, "The Sing-Off" host Nick Lachey and E! host Ben Lyons stopped by the Philadelphia Industry Lounge and signed a giant LOVE statue there, as did actors Andie MacDowell, Justin Long ("He's Just Not That Into You") Laura Prepon ("Are You There, Chelsea?") and Katie Aselton of "The League."
The Lounge, presented by financial-services firm Janney Montgomery Scott and coordinated by the Cashman & Associates PR and special-events firm, was also composed of Greater Philadelphia Film Office reps pitching Philly as a shooting location to filmmakers. It featured swag from Mitchell & Ness, Denim Habit, Xfinity, Fox Rothschild, and the Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliance.
Spotted on South St.
"Jersey Shore" cast mate Deena Nicole Cortese caught the Wanted's show at the TLA (334 South) on Tuesday night.
If you watch a lot of reality TV, you've probably heard music from Signature Tracks.
The Los Angeles company, comprising Lower Merion High School friends Russell Howard, Adam Malka and David Lasman, has composed for or sold music to more than a dozen shows, including "The Bachelor," "Jersey Shore" and "The Rachel Zoe Project." Howard, also a rapper, producer and actor, and Malka, a guitarist, recorded thousands of songs and beats for themselves or other artists before Lasman, who works as a producer for reality shows and was unhappy with the music, began to recommend his friends to score shows.
Howard also produced two songs on Jay-Z's "The Life and Times of S. Carter." He met Jay-Z through Lower Merion classmate Kobe Bryant, who enlisted Howard's help producing a rap album he later decided not to issue.
You can hear some of their songs at SignatureTracks.com.
Kade just started as nightime host at Radio 104.5. The rock DJ is on-air from 6 to 11 and still hosts nights in Los Angeles and Dallas.
* In other Clear Channel Radio additions, Wendy Wild is now hosting middays at Mix 106.1. The DJ, who's on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., previously worked in New York and Miami radio.
* Dennis Marcucci's "Doo Wop Vault" show, playing rare 1950s and early '60s doo-wop, R&B and a capella songs, was recently picked up by The Buzz WBZH (1370-AM) in Pottstown. It can also be heard online at doowopvault.podomatic.com.