Friday, April 20, 2012

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Thursday's Always Seem To Be A Fun Night

After photographing Whitney Port at the Apricot clothing store in Suburban Square,  I headed over to Jacques Ferber 1708 Walnut St. where they were having a shopping event party with an evening of cocktails, shopping and networking! There was a long waiting line for Tarot Card readings by Adam Travia. 
Kristen Kondor, Angel Val and Lauren Quick all of GPTMC. They tell me that GPTMC has picked a replacement for Jeff Guaracino, who left to start a similar organization in Atlantic City, is Paula Butler. She previously worked for GPTMC, then went to  on to be Senior Director, International PR at Marriott International

NBC10′s make-up artist Cari Brescia and Parx's Casino Director of Marketing, Carri Nork Minelli
 Jill Scarlett, Shops of Liberty Place (Look for the Charlie Manuel Show to resume at the Shops Friday April 27th at 11:30AM) and Brenda Mendte
 Maria Hatzivasilis, Randyl Case and Dafni Comerota want to wish you Christos Anesti, as Maria and Dafni just celebrated Greek Easter this past week.
Marilyn Stollenwerk, WHYY contributor and Karen Adams, Director of Special Events at Fish.

 The intimate party was attended by about 50 people who chatted the night away.  It was executed by Laura Burkhardt, The Lab (Building a business based on connective marketing. She also sells the advertisements on PCC)
 Janice Waitkus, Lagos Jewelery takes advantage of the 20% off of all purchases picked up a Longchamp bag, as Ken Ferber waits on her.
 Julie Proulx and Karen Gross both of the National Constitution Center
Jessica Ferber, Laura Burkhardt, and Ken Ferber
 Amanda Murphy and Norman Jung. Then I headed over to the Young Variety Club Celebrity Bartender Night which is always a fun time.
 Ran into my bud Fox 29's Mike Jerrick (or as I like to call him my co-worker on Good Day Philly. I'll be on again Monday at 9:30AM chatting about the Philadelphia Dancing with the Stars event which is being held the day before. One of the contestants is the CW's Kharisma McIlwaine
Rakia Reynolds and Melanie Johnson

 WMMR's Marisa Magnatta and Metro Newspaper Michelle Boyles Nestor
6ABC's  Alicia Vitarelli and college roommate bestie Paige Dahlhausen

6ABC's  Alicia Vitarelli and Noelle Zane- Owner, Pure Barre Philadelphia & Pure Barre Main Line

Occupied Philly on the move last night. Ugh gotta run I have a shoot in 15 minutes. I have a lot more to say but it will have to wait til next week, or follow me on twitter @IPhillyChitChat thanks xoxo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PhillyCC Celebrity Corner: Colin Farrell Update, SNL Alumni, Jade Starling Sings and Taylor Momsen Grows Up

Taylor Momsen performing with The Pretty Reckless in Philadelphia at TLA. (April 12, 2012)

How about those boots!  Wow girl!
(Thanks to my friend for this shot.)

 A few Saturday Night Live alumni came out to entertain the crowd at The 2012 Red Heart Variety Show to benefit the Variety Club of Philadelphia held at Vie last Friday, including comedian Joe Piscopo. Joe told the crowd he loves visiting

Philadelphia, then asked what's his favorite columnist Stu Bykoyski doing, probably married to another 21 year old girl.
Crazy Victoria Jackson, but I couldn't wait to meet her even though her political and social views are skewed. You'd think she was the biggest fag hag and not the biggest Santorum supporter.

Cheri Oteri as Barbara Walters and Fran Naselli, Vice President at NovaCare. 

A Lady of The Eighties...
Singer Jade Starling (Pretty Poison) kicked off the monthly 80's Dance Party at Club Adesso (1519 Walnut St.), which will be held every 2nd Friday night. I am a complete 80s fanatic and well Jade Starling defined the latter years of the decade with her two big hits "Catch Me I'm Falling" and "Night Time", plus she was from the Philly area so I knew a friend who knew a friend who knew her so I felt like I knew her too. "Catch Me I'm Falling" landed at number 1 on the charts in September 1987 and remained in the top 40 for 14 weeks. A few year's ago VH1 said it was #47 in "VH1 Top 100 Best Songs of the 80's" I asked Jade what that meant to her. "We were completely blown away that Catch Me, I'm Falling was in the list. The recognition we recieved helped us make our mark on pop culture."
"The inspiration for Catch Me was the magic you feel when your first falling in love with someone, getting to know each other and how new and exciting it felt...It seemed to touch the hearts of millions of people.As a Co-songwriter along with Whey Cooler of Pretty Poison, its a dream come true when people respond to your music in a positive way. We are very blessed!!" Jade Starling has a new CD coming out in July, but you can pick up her new song, "Dance Revolution" on Google play right now

 Last Wednesday, Colin Farrell filmed a scene from his new movie shooting here in Philly called "Dead Man Down". It was a flash back shot with his "family" and was shot on a small HD camera to give it that sepia look. They were in the park for about an hour. A lot of people were able to see him and the camera crew was fairly cool with the shots being taken.  Just don't get in their way, and DONT USE FLASH
Remember last week in my column in Philly Mag, Dear Mr Hotel Doorman, I mentioned that I shot Colin leaving a building on Market St but my shots weren't great 1) because of rain cloud, and 2) because I didn't want to draw attention to him by doing the paparazzi pose for all the "rush hour" peeps to see. Colin and his trainer/bodyguard saw us and it was a fine shoot. IE: No Drama Here.  This past week Colin has been in Mexico promoting his upcoming film "Total Recall", but over the weekend he did something special.  I'll tell you what it was on Fox 29's Good Day Philly next week.


Valanni “Brunch After Dark” 11PM til 2AM #LateNiteBites

They’ll be offering Chef John’s delish menu, along with a live DJ and of course, their many brunch cocktails. OH my looks delicious. I am always looking for late nite bites.