Philadelphia Celebrity Sightings: Actress, recent Oscar hostess, the next Catwomen in Batman, super sweet Anne Hathaway popped into the Joan Shepp Boutique on Walnut Street along Rittenhouse Row in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon around 2PM. Seems she needed a dress for a wedding she was attending, IN 2 HOURS. (Crazy girl, she’s just like us waiting til the last minute.) She was with her boyfriend Adam Shulman. She spent about 40 minutes looking for the right dress finally deciding on a blue one by Junya Watanabe. After trying it on a quick eyed Joan Shepp clerk noticed it was see through, so Anne bought a slip too.
UPDATE: The wedding was for Anne’s Cousin. Anne’s mom, actress Kate McCauley was from the Philadelphia area. Her parents met while going to LaSalle University. Her grandfather, Joe McCauley, was one of Philadelphia’s most popular radio personalities, known as “The Morning Mayor”. He hosted “The Dawn Patrol”, the nation’s second all-night radio program, on WIP-AM beginning in 1942. The wedding was held at the Crystal Tea room, and the after party was at the Palomar Hotel where Anne, her boyfriend, parents and many guests from the wedding stayed.
I took the above shots in NYC 2008. In the first photo she’s making a gesture to her mom who is standing behind me. They just had dinner at the Waverly Inn in Greenwich Village, owned by Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair fame. It’s NYC’s Ivy, you show up there then expect to be paparazzi’d. For Philly I think it’s safe to say that celebrity hangouts are Stephen Starr restaurants, Del Frisco’s and R2L.
The guy she’s leaving with above is her last boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, who is now serving 4 years in jail for pretending to be a representative of the Vatican to con wealthy investors out of millions of dollars. Ah but that’s old news and she’s happy now with Adam Shulman who has Philadelphia ties. (Thanks to the reader who tipped me off to this story, I really appreciate it. Tip me off about celebrity sightings at Buzz @ PhillyChitChat.com [no spaces]. When possible I can send you a gift bag I got from a cool party, sometimes get you on the list of a cool party or send you a 5 photos I’ve taken of you. Just ask to be put on the list and as they come up I can send something your way. Sometimes people just send me tips cause they like my blog, but either way I appreciate your support. Over 5 people tipped me to this report and just wanted a big THANK YOU!!)