Friday, August 27, 2010


As I first wrote 8/16/10 my obsession Kendra Wilkinson will be signing her new book "Sliding into Home" at BARNES & NOBLE 1805 Walnut Street Philadelphia Tuesday 8/31/10 Phone Number 215-665-0716But you must pick up a wrist band beforehand. Doors open at 8AM.The manager wouldn't tell me the limit, but did say you must purchase your book from a Barnes & Noble, and you must show them the receipt when you pick up your wrist band, as well as bring in that evening too. They will give you futher instructions when you show up for the wrist band.


I met Vivian last week at the Cheerleaders Car Wash for Charity benefiting City of Hope. But she recognized me as Philly Chit Chat the guy who photographed & blogged about the Delilah's Diamond G-String. She choreographed the number that helped Angela and the team win. This video was too hot to handle the first go around. but now I am comfortable enough to show it, I hope you are too.

Here's a video of Vivian on the pole. She teaches classes in Center City. It looks like a pretty good work out, don't you think? Check her out at

Soon you'll be able to do this:

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Under the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge last week, Rum on the River 3 was held at Octo on the Delaware. It was a beautiful warm night and the guests were transferred to the Caribbean Islands.
I hope to fill these in shortly, but in the meantime enjoy the pictures. Check out my PhillyMag column last Friday for the story, HERE

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sestak speaks with Jewish Group, GPTMC & Where Magazine With Love Cocktail Competion, Kerry & Adriana get wedding rings, Ferrell NJ Fair - Philly Mag

Here's the link to today's column. Thanks and have a nice day.

Kyle Kendrick Birthday Party Expounded from Philly Mag Column

I love surprise parties, especially when the intended has no idea; and that was the case with Kyle Kendrick Sunday night when his Fiance Stephenie LaGrossa threw him a party at her Old City restaurant
Gigi restaurant in Old City
Sunday night I stopped by Stephenie LaGrossa's Old City restaurant Gigi for Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick's surprise birthday party.
Sections of this entry were published already in my PhillyMag column on Monday, but these photos are all new.

Like this one
I love a good surprise

Phillies outfielder Ben Francisco with fiance Cindy Lopez,
Johari Rollins, Heidi Hamels and Michelle Miller, The Nouveau Image PR
Justin Wineburgh, Jill Hamels, Brian Slizgi, Amanda Hamels
Gigi's GM
Lee Dambrosio, Meredith Moody and Cory-Lynn
The food at Gigi's was delicious. They had some mean sliders that really should be on their regular menu. They were bigger than a White Castle Burger.

Niki & Phil LaGrossa (co-owner of Gigi's) are gonna be parents in December - Congrats!!
The girls
Johari and Jimmy Rollins
Carl Prushinski and Chris LaGrossa

Delicious cake
One of my favorite pictures
So fun!! How did she get this done?

Happy Birthday officially tomorrow Kyle Kendrick!!

It really wasn't as dark as this video shows, one of the flaws of the Lumix camera. sigh. (

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Philadelphia area women Meredith Scardino wins writing Emmy for one of my Fav shows The Colbert Report

A proud mom, Anne Scardino wrote me on Saturday night to tell me her daughter:
Meredith Scardino, Radnor High School grad, won a second Emmy Saturday night
for Best Writing in a Variety Show, along with the writers of the Colbert
Report. Scardino is the sole woman writer for the show, and won in 2008 in
the same category. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place in LA.

Monday Nights Colbert Report: See if you can pick out MeredithThe Colbert Show Writers

Another fav show: The Cash Cab with Caroline Waxler, Meredith Scardino, Liz Levin

Anne also tells me that Meredith began her writing career when he the fourth grade at Ithan Elementary, she won a writing contest for Delaware County schools with her story "Ghost in the Guestroom." Also in the fourth grade, she took a Saturday cartoon class at Harcum, where she wrote a comic strip "The Nosers," a family with prolific noses. Meredith also played tennis and lacrosse at Radnor and was captain of the women's lacrosse team at Cornell.
I know I am her mother, but she is quite a combo of beauty and brains.


Sweet Ending is open now at 13th & Walnut Streets
Pretty sweet hours too
10AM til Midnite Sunday thru Thursday (Not as large or with ample seating, as Tutti Frutti yogurt down the street, but well lit especially if you need to wake up for that long drive home after a night out partying, these lights just might do the trick. Also works well for seasonal disorder syndrome. I'll be stopping by a lot in December and January.)
Friday & Saturday til 2AM (No doubt they will learn to regret these hours on this notoriously heavily hanging out corner. How long til a couple of drunken queens have an ice cream fight in the middle of the place at 1:30AM)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chef Jason Cichonski, with Lacroix Leaving, today's Philly Magazine Post, Kyle Kendrick's Bday Party at gigi with Stephenie LaGross & The Phillies

RANDOM SHOTS TODAY - I finally was able to get the new BB to work with uploading

Kevin and his pet frog

My niece see Justin Beiber right before she closes her eyes to sleept
Doodles is adorable
What rocket scientist changed the time from AM to PM?
Al Lee
Al Lee

The Schuylkill is a pain, but add this and it's hours of waiting in traffic
A back to school sale for a mattress?
Obama Fading
Fake flowers
This guy is an iconic figure on the center city streets. Selling hats and umbrellas on 17th near Walnut for at least 15 years. We used to live in the same building when I first moved to Philly.
I think everyone should give a dollar to musician's, well unless they're drummers.
Hmm Anne Rice she just quit belonging to an organized religion; she's still a Christian.