I've been getting a lot of tips this week about a few Hollywood celebs visiting Philly, plus been getting a lot of questions like this today? What Movie Is Filming in Philadelphia this Week?
Jimmy Smits is currently filming a new pilot in Philadelphia. The series, entitled Garza (formerly Justice) is being produced by Conan O’Brien’s production company for NBC.
On Location Vacation: the best source for filming locations, celebrity sightings and events in the world, and one I contribute too. (But if you see a celebrity, I would appreciate the tip first so I can try and photograph them. If you give me the tip, and I get a shot, I promise to send you a picture of them too.)
Other folks in town this week: Actress Kathleen Turner playing at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in The Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. (I took this shot last Friday night after I got out of my sick bed. KT is not one that like's getting her photo taken [I've seen her in NYC, more than once], so when the opportunity presented itself I took it.) (I do it because I love doing it, it's my hobby and it cost a few dollars and time but I love it, and I love bringing the pictures & stories to you. I mean WOW on this picture, it's the authors of the play, who are identical twins and it's Kathleen Turner the star of the play. It's just the perfect picture; and Kathleen is laughing and you can almost hear that haughty laugh that's had too much smoke coursing through it over the years.)
For the past two weeks I've been getting a lot of tips on Miss Turner hanging out on Rittenhouse Row and it wasn't about shopping either, rather it was visiting the watering holes and reading her book. First she was going to Rouge, but now she seems to have settled into Owen Wilson's favorite spot, Parc.
And this guy on Twitter, who is hysterical proves my theory:
UnckleJason Kathy Turner is at Parc again. She lives here. I love it. And she is drinking a greyhound at 10 in the morning. Amazing.
Sunday: Kathleen Turner and Jimmy Smits at Parc today. If this was 1994, people would give a shit.
(Actually Had I been around and read that, I would have shot that. So Classic, one of a kind shot, maybe it doesn't have money value, but i don't do this for the money.)
Also in town: Bradley Cooper & Renee Zellweger:
Last August a tipster told me they were at a Starbucks on Walnut Street. Us Magazine contacted me when they saw a Tweet I did, cause a lot of my pictures from my agency is published in that magazine I guess cause they asked me to run down with my camera and get a few shots and ask some questions. Everything was handled by my agency and they paid me about $50 for the story, which was later picked up without pay by People Magazine, shown below.
For the past 3 weeks Bradley Cooper & Renee Zellweger have been spending their days in Center City. He's getting ready to shoot a film with Robert Deniro & Abbe Cornish called "Dark Fields". So while Bradley's been getting his make-up tested, his costumes chosen and doing photo shoots at Girard College, Renee has been hanging out at Walnut Street Starbucks, as well as the one at Macy's twice last week.
Neither time have I seen her, bummer. My goal really is to get them both. I only care to get once really, then I can cross it off my bucket list. I've photographed them both before and they are super nice. The heat from these two is so hot that my serious paparazzi friends from NYC will be down here shooting them as soon as the film starts in mid-April. SO READERS ARE WE GOING TO LET A NYC PAPARAZZI GET THE SHOT BEFORE THE PHILADELPHIA PAPARAZZI, I hope not. Tip Me Off Please, I promise gift bags, a shot of the celeb & perhaps a ticket to one of the hot events happening in the City.)
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Also this week, Thursday at Williams - Sonoma
Giada De Laurentiis @ Williams-Sonoma
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Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:00pm
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Williams-Sonoma The Bellevue
Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 5:00pm
200 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102