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January 2010


RONNIE & SAMMI the JERSEY SHORE Love Birds BROKEN UP DOING IT FOR GOOD PUBLICITY ala Jessica & Nick, Sonny & Cher, Jake & Reese??

Completing a week of crazy reality stars who visited the Philadelphia area, last Friday I went to a
KID ROCCO PROMOTIONS presents Half Way To The Jersey Shore at McFadden’s w/Kid Rocco, and blond cutie Deanndra Fichthorn & friend (sorry my note pad was ripped out of my hand by the crazed fans which you will read about shortly)Was off the hook out of control
the event was supposed to start about 9PM, but the love birds were behind about 2 hrs. During that time Lohan rolled in
No not the train wreck Lindsay, but her father the train wreck born again christian that constantly tells LL she needs to get her act together. Well just 1 degree of separation was enuf for “fans” to nuzzle up to him for a photo shoot.
He brought a few of his friends, 2 r 1 degree of Jon Gosselin so you know how they were rolling Hailey Glassman and Kate Major r former flings with JG, and for the past couple months Kate Major, to ML’s right has been his squeeze. Free T-Shirts
Babes fans of Jersey Shore.
Two of the 1500 people that showed up. Lauren Beley Marketing Manager for TicketLeap and her friend from Manyunk who was sweet, but then again notebook savagely taken by Jersey Shore wananbe.
Sha la la la i’m in love with a jersey girl

You know she thrills me with all her charms
When i’m wrapped up in my baby’s arms
My little girl gives me everything
I know that some day she’ll wear my ring
So don’t bother me man i ain’t got no time
I’m on my way to see that girl of mine
`cause down the shore everything’s all right
You and your baby on a saturday night
Nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you’re in love with a jersey girl
Snooki lover with blond hair

Fist pumpin’
You know she thrills me with all her charms
When i’m wrapped up in my baby’s arms
My little girl gives me everything
I know that some day she’ll wear my ring
The situation was represented
with blue hair & a snazzy belt buckle.
Then the couple arrived. Even Hailey Glassman was thrilled trying to snap a pix of happiness. The crowd was off the hook rude, like I twittered they probably have never seen a real celebrity and a crush was had with fights. Mostly guys who wanted to fist pump with Ronnie. The security at McFadden’s did an outstanding job protecting the duo.
The manager welcomes them
Cutest picture of the night

cause for the rest of the time they just spent it counting the money they were earning. There is no way these two are together. They are like gay for pay, doing it for the $$. For most of the show they were Ronnie & Sami, and that’s how their fan base was built. So until they get on board with the new season of MTV’s Jersey Shore and break up next season, they are stuck together in order to ask for top $$$.
cause I think Sami Sweetheart has someone else on her mind. This shot might have been clearer had the crazy fans not pushed me and/or torn my clothes and threw beers on me so they could get closer to their role models. I left shortly after this, but the crowd remained fist pumping, partying and having a great time.
What are your thoughts? Is it just a SHOWMANCE or the real thing?


“Jersey Shore” reality star Snooki Polizzi Last Week Car Dealer next Week WING BOWL, she’s moving up in the world

Thanks to the reader who sent this:

“Jersey Shore” reality star Snooki Polizzi appears at Star Used Cars and Trucks in Easton/Allentown PA on Saturday, January 23. As you know I was shooting Pam Anderson on the Mainline 2PM, but heard the previous night that Snookie would be appearing 90 minutes away in Easton, Pa. Thankfully my paparazzi friend was down for Pam and she was up for the adventure and we took off on the adventure that would snag us a Snooki. (I needed to be back in Philly by 7PM to shoot Pam at the Parx Casino’s new club opening, 360/Three Sixty, but it was a chance I had to take since Jersey Shore, especially Snooki is so hot right now). Nearly 3000 fans showed up for the 2PM til 4PM signing. Snooki was late arriving about 3PMFans received an autograph and also donated to the Red Cross for Haiti. Here she is flanked by Ronnie’s mom and brother. Ronnie’s bro has a sign pinned to his shirt that says “I’m Ronnie’s Brother”
Many fans brought gifts, including pickles because on the show Snooki states that she loves to suck them dry (stay classy babe)
I mentioned to Snooki that I had just come from the Pam Anderson signing and there were only 500 people there. She stated “Who’s Pam Anderson and what has she ever done!” Damn I wish I had my camera running for that TMZ moment. (Perez Hilton Yesterday)
So basically Snooki thinks she’s better than Jerry Springer and bigger than Pam Anderson!!!
Fans of “Jersey Shore” reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi donated a total of $1,254.35 to Haiti earthquake relief during Polizzi’s appearance Saturday at Star Used Car Center in Lower Nazareth Township, according to the American Red Cross. For a $20 donation they got a pix taken with the pint size personality.
There was no girl on girl kiss her, but tThis girl got an autograph on her lower back that she was later going to get tattooed. No doubt it’s gonna last longer than Snooki’s 15 minutes, can I be a fly on the wall when her grandchildren ask why mom-mom got snoopy to sign her ass?

Nicole Polizzi, Snooki may portray white trash at it’s finest, but doesn’t look like Snooki was raised in a double wide, look at this straight white teeth. Certainly not a sign of neglect.
Hilarious quote from Newsweek’s Daniel Lyons’s on the iPad: “I haven’t been this disappointed since Snooki hooked up with The Situation.” I think it’s a put on like Howard Stern, unfortunately they’ve found an audience that thinks this behavior is the norm.

And before you know it it was time for Snooki to leave, but as a nice gesture to her fans the folks at Star Pontiac hoisted her up to give a wave to the 500+ who didn’t get a chance to meet her in person.
They plaved her on the bed of a pick up truck along with Ronnie’s mom & brother.As we Snooki was leaving one of her people tipped us off that Snook’s was running to the local mall to buy a change of clothing for the P Diddy Party she was going to that evening. They didn’t know which store she was going to but as luck would have it these three fans overheard the conversation and decided to follow us to the location. I spotted them in my rear view mirror and when we got to the mall I got out and told them the situation. We decided to split the mall in half and cover it, who ever spotted them first then we would call the other and get the shots. We got the call it was at B something. So we went to Bebe, these three went to the other b store then ran over to Bebe and got similar shots.

Katie Carruthers, Smatt Glose and Rachel Folger.
Darn that ring flash screwed up this photo, but I did get a few good shots out, just not this one.
Make me want more of Snooki, she cleans up nice. Look for the little nugget to be in Philadelphia next week:
Wing Bowl: Now more than just a place to watch dangerously obese men stuff their faces with chicken. Michael Klein reports that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from MTV’s Jersey Shore will appear at this year’s Wing Bowl, the venerable annual mass eating competition that will take place at the Wachovia Center on Feb. 5. I might just have to take Delilah’s up on their offer to attend, but 4AM why 4AM that’s like waking up to see the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil.
Later this week I will write about Ronnie & Sami who I photographed last Friday night at McFadden’s. It was an EPIC mess. Jersey Shore is on fire.


“Top Dogs on the Cat Walk” PAWS presents a night of fashion, fun and fundraising

Last Thursday evening Philadelphia’s Animal Welfare organization threw a party in support of animals in Philly. The evening consisted of Cocktails, Hors D’Ourvres & Dancing including Celebrity Fashion Show to raise funds (For only $50 ticket price to support the awareness for PAWS and its Wellness Clinic) When Dana Spain throws a party, you want to be on that list as those attending inlcude some of the beautiful, the rich, the movers and shakers of Philadelphia. And why wouldn’t they be if you knew Dana Spain. Besides being an astute business women, Spain, works tirelessly as an advocate for the puppies and cats in the Philadelphia area, with a heart as big as hers it’s no wonder she has a minagerie of them herself, but doesn’t move out to the country to adopt a whole bunch more. Here she is addressesing the crowd with opening remarks and thanking them for their support,.
MC for the night FOX29’s Mike Jerrick, BIG Thanks to Donna Coghlan who helped put the whole thing together and invited me to cover it.
FOX29’s weather guy John Bolaris predicts that this weekends storm is gonna go south, but we’re not outta the woods yet! Not the marrying kind yet.Marriage has done her good, she is glowing and happy Kerri-Lee Halket, anchorwomen of Fox 29. Sweet, always says hi to PhillyChitChat
Adam Spivak from Elictric Factory. Adam tells me his squeeze Karen is prepping to open her own salon in Manyunk.
Ettore, Ettore Salon and Spa, did everyone’s make up. In fact he does half of Center City’s make up and hair do’s. Wish I had some hair so I can get the Ettore touch. Also in the audience tonight could be found Tony Piazza, Carol Tamburino, Steve Thorne and Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne, Dara Lazeroff, Michelle Romano, among others.
Lindsay Kravitz and Kaci Metz work the runway. These girls solidified their BFF status while living across the hall from each other in a center city condo complex. Philly Gossip columnist Dan Gross and his wife Holly Maher, who sits on the PAWS Board.
PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia�s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, and is working to make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

From 2005 through 2008, PAWS raised the �save rate� at the city shelter � which took in approximately 30,000 animals each year � from 11% to 60%. PAWS remains dedicated to saving the city�s most vulnerable animals. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. Support for PAWS funds lifesaving initiatives including adoption and foster care programs, spay/neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations, and other efforts, all of which help reduce and will ultimately eliminate the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia’s animals. Donations to PAWS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Darn that Monique Crawford is off the market (I had someone lined up) but here she debuts her boyfriend Matt, no last name please. Which says a lot of things to me, but of course Facebook has his last name and he doesn’t seem to be wanted for anything.
Molly Napolitano, Husband Frank, Jeff Plourde, Debbie Salkin and Dana Spain. Have fun in Amsterdam Molly & Frank. Dana tells me the next big event for PAWS is the Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS is Monday June 28th at The Union League. I will keep you posted.
Janine Slater and Jamie Coyle, both wearing Carmelita Couture
April Ramirez and Michael Spain-Smith
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Baba Renfrow and Charles Morrotta of Distante 1510 Sansom Street
Susan Kroungold, Sam Lasoff and Cheryl Shapiro. Susan and Cheryl are working for Jonathan Maxx Designs, a unique jewelery store who did a brisk biz at the Paws event.
Dana Persia and Frank Staves. Dana Persia is the owner of DP ImageConsulting, a company specializing in individual and group image consulting. Happy Birthday tomorrow Dana.
Molly Durkin, Ashley Blaire Cook, Phlare Magazine (who just bought a Jonathan Maxx Designs jewelery combo), and Laurie Durkin, Joshua Catering, who looked to have delicious chocolate chip muffins. Ashley recently took over Phlare Magazine and is looking to revamp it after Brett Silver had branded it Phlare Mag, a great concept, but not a memorable name that’s very descriptive. Good Luck Ashley.
Pileggi’s in the house. All the clothes that the women models wore tonight were from Andrea Chila’s Pileggi. The men’s clothes were from Distante. Kellan Kredatus and Andrea Chila pack up at the end of the night.
Did I mention the party was at the newly rebranded F.U.E.L. now known as Trust, but will always be known as the Philadelphia MTV Real House. I had never been upstairs before, but here is the infamous bathroom you may remember from the popular TV show.
Look Ma I’m a media sponsor (blue sign to top left) which means I promoted the happening, plus I donated my photos to the event after wards, oh and I did this write up too. Thanks to all the sponsors.

Check out this great video of the event.
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