MSNBC WILL continue to simulcast

Michael Smerconish

's Big Talker 1210-AM morning show Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9.

We reported Saturday that the cable network was airing the Daily News and Inqwaster columnist in a tryout from Monday to Wednesday in what was Don Imus's slot.

Both MSNBC and CBS Radio's WFAN in New York have fired Imus over his comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.

An MSBNC spokesman told us Friday there would be several people covering the station's morning shift over the next few weeks.

Out and about

Beetlejuice, a regular on the Howard Stern show, may be a little guy, but he has a big entourage. On Saturday night Beet and 15 guys hit 32° (16 S. 2nd). Also at the Old City hotspot Saturday were a handful of Philadelphia Soul players, including QB Tony Graziani, his injured arm in a sling.

Harley's 'Pipes of Peace' movie

George Manney is working on a short documentary about the late jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley that he's entering into festivals. Manney says he's waiting to interview Kenny Gamble and Laurie Anderson because Harley played on two of her early albums. Search "Rufus Harley trailer" on for a clip of "The Pipes of Peace," which features Harley; his son Messiah Harley; musicians Byard Lancaster, Odean Pope and Susan Simon, and engineer David Ivory.

Howard says hello to his hosts

Actor Terrence Howard called Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau over to his table Saturday night at mur.mur in the Borgata, where the girls hosted a party. The "Pride" star also hit the hotel's Old Homestead and Mixx club over the weekend. Gastineau, daughter of former NFL player Mark Gastineau, co-starred with her mom, Lisa, on "Gastineau Girls," on E! Kardashian is the Hollywood hottie who taped herself and Brandy's brother Ray-J having sex and then sold it to Vivid Entertainment. Uh, we mean Vivid somehow obtained the couple's private tape, and both Kardashian and Ray-J were totally horrified by its release. She's the daughter of late O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian.

People Paper's 'Phables' praised

Congrats to Daily News graphics guru Brad Guigar, who has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his comic column Phables, which appears in the People Paper and at The awards are among the highest in the comic world. Winners will be announced at July's Comic Con International in San Diego.

Activist's deli victim to vandals

Asa Khalif, president of Racial Unity USA and proprietor of Asa's Deli (115 E. Girard), is offering $1,000 for info leading to arrest and conviction of the punks who tagged his front window with a glass-eating acid, known as "etch" in the graffiti world. Khalif says one of the bandits' names appears to be "Sasso," but he can't make out the rest of the "scribble scrabble," which also appeared on windows of other businesses along Girard in Fishtown. He has the April 15 incident on video. Khalif hopes anyone with info will call 215-425-0510. *

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