The Andorra/Roxborough crowd is abuzz with speculation that new Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick has bought a seven-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath house on nearly three-quarters of an acre in the Andorra section that's on the market for $1.3 million.
So abuzz that TV crews showed up the other night on a quiet street that backs up to Fairmount Park.
But any sale is news to Rana Bakhtiari, the Realtor who has the listing. "There are no offers on the table," she said. "There's been a lot of interest."
Vick, who has a bankruptcy hearing today in Virginia, might not be in a buying situation, especially with only a one-year contract in hand.
Shortly after his recent signing, Vick and fiancee Kijafa Frink moved into a condo building near Penn's Landing.
Also on the real estate watch:
Eileen Kalas, widow of Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, has a buyer under agreement for their Media home, which she put on the market early last month. The modest four-bedroom rancher was sold in 11 days through Christine Clark at Long & Foster. Sale price won't be known until settlement, expected in mid-September. Eileen Kalas said last month that she planned to move out of the area. The bar in the basement, which Harry dubbed Kalas Korner, contains stained glass with baseball-theme etchings.
Reality TVSalvatore and Barbara Vetri had no slacker kids. Adam Vetri (Abington High, 1982) is executive producer of MTV's new series House of Jazmin, which follows L.A. designer Jazmin Whitley in a reality show that some have dubbed The Hills 2.0. (They intend that as a compliment.) Vetri's older brother, Marc, is the city's best-known Italian chef, and his older sister, Risa Vetri Ferman, is Montgomery County's district attorney.
Philadelphia Casting is looking to cast couples for MTV's Is She Really Going Out With Him? The office says the guy half should be a classic "bad boy," while the girl has to be tired of not getting what she deserves from her man. (Standard stuff.) Candidates ages 18 to 26 can send photos, with contact info and brief biographies, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media activityFormer CN8 reporter Connie Colla turns up in the trailer for Law Abiding Citizen, the Gerard Butler-Jamie Foxx thriller that was shot here earlier this year and opens Oct. 16. As a matter of fact, she does play a reporter on camera.
ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio just got a Thursday night sports-talk show on 950ESPN to air from 7 to 8 p.m. from Connie Mac's in Pennsauken. It starts Sept. 10. He will continue his appearances on 950ESPN with Mike Missanelli at 5:25 p.m. Tuesdays.
SallyAnn Mosey, a 6ABC alumna now freelancing, is due for a return engagement at Fox29 to call the weather all this weekend.
CN8 alumnus Kevin Walsh, now anchoring and reporting for Comcast SportsNet New England, has a publisher for his inspirational book The Marrow in Me (Philadelphia's Sports Challenge Network) and a late-October release date. Liz Scott, mother of Alex's Lemonade Stand founder Alex Scott, wrote the foreword. Villanova's Jay Wright wrote the introduction.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. has commissioned sculptor John Gowdy to mark the 100th "Orr at the Shore" broadcast by CBS3's Kathy Orr today with a sand sculpture spelling out, "Dear Kathy, Happy 100th, With love, Philadelphia XOXO." It will be up for view on the Children's Pavilion at 11th Street and the boardwalk in Ocean City. Until this weekend. Orr is watching a tropical storm.
New Philly teacher Tony Danza and the crew working on his A&E reality series at Northeast High are expected to shoot B-roll scenes tomorrow afternoon at Reading Terminal Market.
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