Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lorraine Bracco, actress and proprietor of Bracco Wines in Center City, Philadelphia Friday 5 - 7PM

Lorraine Bracco, actress and proprietor of Bracco Wines, will pour four Italian wines for tasting and sign bottles for customers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Premium Collection Wine & Spirits store, 1218 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

Bracco, best known for her portrayal of Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO series, “The Sopranos,” two years ago launched Bracco Wines, which selects and imports vintages from acclaimed wine regions across Italy. UPDATE OF THE SIGNING: I don't know if Dr. Melfi was surprised about the amazing turnout of press to cover her at the signing, or by this guys flash umbrella that was more than adequate to cover anyone in a rainstorm, and quite often blocked my shots, but check out the shot of Lorraine when she first eyes the crowd. It's a keeper...
Always the professional Lorraine Bracco poses for the press holding her signature wine. I really should have bought one, I think it would make a great gift.It was just about a year ago from today that I saw Lorraine Bracco ride a segway at the DGA awards and fall on her arse and then 18 months ago when I saw her at a Soprano event where she refused to pose for me. What a difference a year and a City make. Sure she is hawking something, but I find that celebrities are just a little more friendly when they come to Philadelphia. Check out these incidences at www.ConfessionsofaPaparazzi.com and do a search on Bracco or Soprano. And remember to visit my sponser Nirmada to see great interior designs: MY ONE AND ONLY SPONSOR

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

EVE returns to her hometown for a Red Carpet Event - Thursday October 18

Philadelphia born and raised hip hop superstar EVE returns to her hometown for a Red Carpet New Album Promotion Party and Live Performance at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street. The Power 99 Power House Pre-party Special Event will take place Thursday, October 18 from 9-2 a.m. This event is produced by the parents of EVE, Julie & Ron Wilch of Wilch & Wilch Event Management. Tickets are $35 and available at http://www.worldcafelive.com/.

I caught Eve during Fashion Week in NYC last month (not see in this shot, her lovely alcohol ankle bracelet that she had removed the next day as she finished probation)

Monday, October 15, 2007

PHLARE IS A PHUN MAGAZINE FOR PHILLY

I love it when people come up with cool names using the PH from Philly, like Phillies Phan and MY FAVORITE PHILEBRITY, now there's a new magazine and website called Phlare. Ok I wish I came up with it. Phlare magazine is for Professional Women in Philly. www.phlaremagazine.com - OK I went to NYC to shoot an event, so this is all I will be writing today.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

ANOTHER CHANGE IN THE SKYLINE IS COMING

No, it's not a new building

it's a make-over of an old building. On my way to work this week I noticed a Zoning Sign on McCormick and Schmidt's "decorative" window, located at One South Broad otherwise known as the PNB Building.
Not being satisfied with the signs that flank the entrances to the building Wachovia has something else in mindthats right, "remove the existing Four Signs that are on top of the building, replacing them with Two Worded Signs and Two Logo Signs that represent the existing bank inside the building"


Didn't they try and do this before and it was struck down by the Historic Commission. Maybe they think Mayor Street could do some of his trickery right before he exits the Office.

The Hearing is October 23, 2007 at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18002
(Don't miss my Anna Kournikova shots from the other day at: http://phillychitchat.blogspot.com/2007/10/anna-kournikova-to-start-your-day.html) and heck, visit my friend Kati's new web site, she's just as hot as Anna K, but could do a number on your place. NIRMADA: Interior Architectural and Design