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August 2011

Philadelphia

People Watching: Atlantic City & Ocean City Boardwalks – Planking Anyone?

This weekend marks the unofficial end to the Summer of 2011. I only made it down to the shore about a handful of times, (from Caesar’s Pier One Mall, 3rd level. They have a little section with seats sitting in the sand so it feels like your on the beach, but with Air Conditioning.) but took a few photos the last time I was there to capture the flavor of the boardwalk. Whether running around town shooting events, or sitting on the Boardwalk at the shore, people fascinate me.





Planking in Atlantic City





My niece Lauren and Mike at Laura’s Fudge in Ocean City. Stop by and say hi





How many seagulls dive bombed your fries this year?



The new Ocean City bridge fascinates me too. What’s gonna happen to the old bridge. Will this land be condo’s in 2 years?





Back home last weekend

Hacina Saadi, Kate Beaver, Samantha Trasatti,Courtney Grant, and Alexis Sophia ready to watch the sunset at Fairmount Park on Sunday. The girls tell me they usually go to shore every weekend, but since Hurricane Irene came to town that trip was cancelled and instead they went to a few Hurricane Parties including the transported from Avalon Whitebriar’s Happy Hour which set up shop at Public House and everyone had to wear their beach attire. I hear over 600 people attended and the bar ran out of booze by 9PM. Happy Hour over. They moved on to Chef Jason Cichonski house (formerly of Lacroix, Mica and now he’s opening a new restaurant at Third and Bainbridge ) where he cook them all a delicious supper

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Metropolitan Philadelphia Entertainment Party – Lots of fun Philly Movie Peeps & Info

Metropolitan Philadelphia Entertainment Group held their monthly gathering at Dave & Buster’s last week.

on their back deck. Who knew they had one, I didn’t. Love the view. There’s a bar back there, tables and chairs and the Delaware River.On this particular night they held a special screening of “The Red Corvette”, which was filmed in and around the Delaware Valley. above: Director and writer, Frank Lisi with co-stars Valerie Bauer and Katherine Mesa.

Tommy Delcorio Jr, whose credits include co-producer in The Red Corvette, and use of his red Corvette with Sal Darigo, and friends.

George Bruno and Valerie Bauer

Metropolitan Philadelphia Entertainment Group (M.P.E.G.) was organized in an effort to bring all people in the entertainment industry together. We encourage actors, actresses, producers, writers, directors, crew members, publicists, agents, musicians, composers, models, investors and others to attend and mingle with other professionals in the industry.

Lois Burak, Michael Nise (Executive Producer and Producer of Dance Party USA, Dancin’ On Air with just celebrated their 25th Anniversary with non-stop record viewing on WPHL 17) and Michael Thou. If the Burak name sounds familiar, the Philadelphia Daily News Sexy Single 2010 Lois Burak was one of the original dancers of Dance Party USA, and is also the daughter of Philadelphia broadcaster legend Marvin Burak. She’s now venturing into broadcasting of her own with “The LoLo Show” which premiers: Wednesday Sept.7,2011 9:30-11:30 pm est on Voltaradio.com

Actor Vinny Vella (Sopranos, Casino, The Red Corvette) signs autographs for Jackie D’Amico and Annie D’Amico as actor Frank Albanese (Sopranos, Goodfellas). Look for the NYC premiere in November, and then a screening in Philadelphia. (This shot appeared in my PhillyMag.com column.

British actor Jeremy Axworthy, with John Bell Jr and John Bell Sr. The trio just finished working on a funny movie that will be part of the Project 21 film making held during the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival: September 29-October 2, 2011 at the International House Philadelphia.


Tommy Delcorio Jr and buddy Jerry Cohen, who created Tan in a Can.

Benjamin Barnett, Chris Mann, Joe DiFonzo and David Reineke

Arthur Kade, actress Trisha Graybill (most notably in Project Twenty1 Film Festival’s “Between The Blinds” (Best Directed, Best Acting Nominee), and Matt Bishop. Matt and Arthur have been working on some great celebrity interviews on Arthur Kad.com especially this great interview with Nicole Scherzinger . Plus AK is in this months Philly Mag chatting about his epiphany, broken and change of heart including this new direction he’s taking his blog in ala Perez Hilton.



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Hurricane Irene Photos Day 1 – Fashion, Flooding, Damage & Sand Bagged

Yesterdays sunrise

Saturday 8/27/11 Hurricane Irene Photos Day 1 – Flooding, Damage & Sand Bagged

Irene Category 1



Apple Store sand bagged.Red

Doesn’t know what the “Don’t Walk” sign means

Good use for a trash bag

Not so good

sewer grates sand bagged on Market StreetA hurricane doesn’t call for high fashion

Joey Vento died on the day Philly got an earthquake, and was buried on a day we got a hurricane. Geno’s Steaks closed 8am til 10PM for the first time I ever remember for the funeral.

Pat’s Steaks had a line, especially since Geno’s was closed. I found some of the Pat’s people eating at the empty tables at Geno’s

Hurricane damage



Sandals and bootsAbbey Road



Nook

Parc boards their doorsboards and sand bagged

If you got to get somewhere, you got to get somewhere

Walt Whitman Bridge. It’s probably illegal to take photos while driving.

The Home Depot parking lot in Cherry Hill is a pond

Rt 70 flooded near King of PizzaYikes better get home

7PM nearly deserted streets

Diesel on Walnut boarded up

factory near 11th street

Here comes Irene

Idiot neighbor thinks this is what is meant by securing your items on your balcony. Attaching a potential sail so your patio furniture doesn’t get wet.

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Phillies Hunter Pence Striptease, Plus other Phillies Walking the Catwalk at Shane Victorino’s Charity Fashion Show & Video

Phillies Hunter Pence Striptease, Shirtless all for a good cause at the Shane Victorino Foundation Charity Fashion Show with Saks Fifth Avenue.



plus other Phillies Walking the Catwalk at Shane Victorino’s Charity Fashion Show & Video



Sorry this was shaky, the hardest working paparazzi in town was trying to photograph the peeps on the runway while also filming with his other camera. Sometimes it didn’t work out too well.The photo doesn’t look half bad?

Hunter Pence was probably showing his new “girlfriend” what was in store for her. Remember that blond I was tweeted about at the Hamels Foundation, well he brought her to the Victorino event. Find out who she is and for more pictures and story check out my column in Philly Mag below

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2011/08/26/hughe-dillon-shane-victorino-foundation-fashion-show/