Friday, August 17, 2012

Miley Walks Among Us. Along the Ocean City NJ Boardwalk, Shoping at Urban Outfitters, Crisp & Doc Martens.

Well Hello gorgeous! The story of her haircut has to be on of them most amazing articles of late. Cut by the same guy who created the famous Jennifer Aniston haircut, Miley's haircut ironically buried the story about Jen's engagement to that guy. Plus no matter how many tweet pixs Miley pushed out there, a gotcha paparazzi photo was still bought by hundreds of entertainment sites demonstrating the power of a professional photographers value. I was surprised they would buy a shot where the subject obviously didn't want their photo taken. But the insatiable desire of the public dictates what is acceptable.

Definitly one of my favorite fan photos. Michelle G and Miley outside of Starbucks.  Have you figured out which one this is yet? A few years ago Bradley Cooper & Renee Zellweger drank here.
Miley went shopping on Walnut St Tuesday night. She stopped at Urban Outfitters
Had a snack at Crisp on 18th Street.

And stopped by Dr Marten's 1710 Walnut Street  Philadelphia, PA 19103 where she picked up at least two pairs of boots.
Last night Miley was on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Did you see her?  She's back in Philly now, check out this girls tweet.

This twitter peep said she saw Miley driving back towards Philly from the shore about midnight last night and she tried to take a photo while she was driving, hello cray cray. 

Sunday August 19 - List of Events in LA

WHAT:  VH1 Do Something Awards
WHO:  Flo Rida, Jake Johnson, Mac Greenfield, Lamorne Morris
WHEN:  6:00pm
WHERE:  Barker Hangar; 3021 Airport Ave; Santa Monica
CONTACT:  Chris Delhomme

TUESDAY AUGUST 21 - List of Events in LA

WHAT:  Guitar Center Rock Walk Of Fame Ceremony
WHO:  AlAnis Morissette
WHEN:  10:30am
WHERE:  Guitar Center; 7425 W Sunset Blvd; Hollywood

WHAT:  VH1 Do Something Awards
WHO:  Ashley Greene, Jordin Sparks, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, Flo Rida, Kristen Bell, Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Emma Stone
WHEN:  3:00pm

WHAT:  Dirty Dancing 25th Anniversary Party
WHO:  Jennifer Grey
WHEN:  6:00pm
WHERE:  Grauman's Chinese Theatre; 6925 Hollywood Blvd; Hollywood

Next week we go back to regular Philly Chit Chat coverage.  Thanks and have a great weekend. HughE

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Miley Cyrus Lights Up - Crashes Car, goes on with life

Today the paparazzi got a shot of Miley in her brand new spanking rent a car.  Holy Cow Miley Smokes. Bad role model.

Earlier this week the young lady crashed her Enterprise  rent a car. Speculation is she hit a pillar inside the parking garage at her "hotel".  This was the story that I was holding onto that I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, cause I didn't want anyone to know what kind of car she was driving. But now she's driving a different one. 
 Put down the cigarettes and learn to drive. Still I love your haircut & think your the sweet, and are great to your fans.

Also tune in tomorrow for the Miley Haircut Saga. Plus where is Miley gonna be on Friday? I'm gonna tell you where she might tomorrow.  She's leaving town soon. Get those fan pixs. PS Next time Miley I suggest you call these guys.


DO NO HARM  (with Steven Pasquale & Phylicia Rashad) IS FILMING ON THE 1700 BLOCK OF WALNUT (& probably other areas nearby, I just saw this on that block) this fall. Tonight (8/16 - Happy Bday Madonna; Elvis died on this day too.) there's a meeting at Tenth Presbyterian Church at 1701 Spruce Street  Philadelphia, PA 19103 at 7PM to discuss what it means to you if you have a business in this area, live nearby or shop along the street. (Click on the above notice to make bigger to read.) This production pays it's bills, not to be confused with Dead Man Down which Dan Gross wrote about today.

Random Pixs I Tweeted Recently, or opps I ran out of time & have a meeting with my trainer Steve Hoffman in 30 Minutes

Nothing says a successful SIPS than a girl high kicking it down Walnut St

Lovely sunset from R2L last night

Ran into Sarah, a reader, at 10 Arts last night. She was celebrating her birthday. Mac was there too.

I caught this happy duo as they left City Hall after getting married.
I love these new planters on Broad Street, but why did they block the sign. Can't anyone make an executive decision and see there's a problem here. Honestly, across the street in front of the Capital Grille, nothing on that entire block. Cray cray

I love tourist at the Rocky Statue.

Not Miley Cyrus, but yes she has a serious purple wig on

Oh no scarecrows already, and Mickey and Minnie ones to boot!
You can donate a tree to a loved one at Rittenhouse Square now. They're running out of benches I hear.



How does she ride that bike without pulling a Britney!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2012 Audi FEASTIVAL Kick Off Party at Sampan July 23, 2012

Kristina Jenkins, Audrey Claire Taichman Lily Cope, Alethia Calbeck and Angela Val. Last week I wrote on PCC & chatted on Fox 29 about the movie Paranoia filming along 20th Street, specifically in two of Audrey's restaurants, here.
 The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe announce the 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Pier 9, located at 121 North Columbus Boulevard from 6:00-9:00 PM. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year. Late last month they held their patron party, but time slipped away and I forgot to post it.

 Lisa Stephano, Phila Horticultural Society, Maria Papadakis (After this photo she surprised me with a limo ride to some of my favorite spots, with our friends to celebrate my birthday, love her. These days she's busy planning for her big wedding in November. I'm her man of honor, what an honor for me.), Jane Pepper and Jennifer Lin.
Michael Braunstein, CBS radio, Corie Moskow, Gloss PR and Nick Stuccio, The Fringe Festival founder

 Feastival will once again be co-hosted by three culinary luminaries, founding members and friends: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichman. Event co-chairs this year are proud new parents Beka and Jesse Rendell (center), and Real Estate Attorney, Tony Forte, Saul Ewing. Rounding out this picture are Tom McGrath, Editor of Philadelphia Magazine (my boss) and  David Lipson, president of Metro Corp. (my other boss at Philly Mag.)
Sampan owner and chef, Michael Schulson and following in his dad's footsteps, Davin Schulson.

Danya Henninger, Drink Philly - Congratulations on their TWO YEAR anniversary. Such a great idea and name. Collin Keefe, Grub Street Philly and Holly Drauglis-Keefe. 
Did you know that Philadelphia has architectural tours?  I used to be a tour guide for them, and Holly works for Landmark Preservation which facilitates the tours but that's not how I met her.  The tours are fabulous, they're $10 and you will learn about our fair City. There are tours for each section of the City. You'll learn about why did they name the street Callowhill? The difference between a Federal Building and a Colonial Building. Why did it take 30 years to build Phila City Hall, and why does William Penn face northeast? Tours are Sat, Sun and Wed evening. Check out the schedule here. 
Tours are about 90 mins long, thank god you didn't take my tour, I talk about and sometimes it was 2 - 3hrs.

Sampan Team: Bridget Baran, manager and GM Michael Wirzberger

Richard Vague, check out the fun Q&A in Forbes magazine that Vague participated in HERE. Jerry Batoff, and Rich Cohen
Michele Lamm. Business Development Manager at Philadelphia Magazine, Melissa Bizzak, Integrated Marketing Manager at Philadelphia Magazine and Sachi Jonas, Marketing Coordinator. at Philadelphia Magazine. You're invited to check out Philadelphia magazine's Design Home 2012 which will be open for public tours from September 14th through October 14th, 2012. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Harry Spivak, Monica Glass and Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director of Philadelphia Film Society.  And then after this photo was taken Monica and I went off on my birthday party dinner at OPA, and then she slipped away in the middle of the night to go to Boston for her interview with Clio which is owned by Ken Oringer. Sad but she couldn't find a pastry job here in Philly.  The Philadelphia Film Society it's hosting a movie screening of "The Words" starring Philly's own Bradley Cooper. Join or Upgrade to the PFS SPOTLIGHT CIRCLE for the chance see this movie BEFORE it hits theaters for FREE with star Bradley Cooper and directors/writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in attendance on August 27, 2012 at the Prince Music Theater 7;30PM. You should join the Phila Film Society too. You'll get a chance to see lots of movies before they hit the screen, plus enjoy great discussion and meet other movie goers.

The reigning Foodie Couple of Philadelphia Art Etchells and Michelle Cassidy, and their two friends who's names I couldn't remember and hopefully someone will send me before I head out at noon, but hey I did a good job on the other names on today's entry.  (The day I shot this was my birthday and it was the spur of the moment thing to cover this event for 15 minutes. I tried to only shoot people I know and I didn't bring a notebook.)

Early participants include: 10 Arts by Eric Ripert, AllaSpina, Audrey Claire, Barclay Prime, Bar Ferdinand, Bistrot La Minette, Blackfish, Brauhaus Schmitz, Buddakan, Butcher and Singer, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Cochon, Continental, The Corner, Concrete Blonde, The Dandelion, D’Angelo’sRistoranteItaliano and Lounge, Eclat Chocolate, Ela, El Rey, El Vez, Farmer’s Cabinet, Federal Donuts, Fergie’s, Fish, Fond, Fork, Fountain Restaurant,The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Healthy Bites, In Riva, JG Domestic, Jones, La CalacaFeliz, La ColombeTorrefaction, Lacroix, Le Bec Fin, Le Castagne, Le Virtu, Lotus Farm to Table, Marigold Kitchen,Matyson, Melograno, Meme, Meritage, Metropolitan Bakery, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Monsu, Morimoto, Nectar, OIC, Opa, Oyster House, Parc, Percy Street Barbecue, Pod, Pumpkin, R2L, Ranstead Room, Raw, Reading Terminal Market/Fair Food Farmstand, Revolution House,Ristorante Panorama, Rittenhouse Tavern, Rouge, Route 6, Sampan, Shake Shack, Square 1682,  Stateside, Sugar Philly Truck, Supper, Swann Lounge, Sweet Freedom Bakery, Table 31, Talula’s Garden, Tashan,  Tequila’s, Tria, Twenty Manning Grill, The Twisted Tail, Union Trust Steakhouse, Verdad, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Zahav and Zama and that's a whole lotta participants!! For more information and tickets please visit

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HARRISON FORD Finally Arrives in PHILLY - Philadelphia Celebrity Sightings, yes even Miley Cyrus.

For a few weeks now a major motion picture, Paranoia, has been filming in Philadelphia with a lot of stars like Richard Dreyfus, Liam Hemsworth and Amanda Heard, but no one compares to the great Han Solo, Harrison Ford. Sightings of Ford were just rumors up until Sunday, when he flew his own plane to Philadelphia Airport Sunday afternoon.** (Source please)

Today it was down to business, first a meeting with producers for a business lunch, and according to Michael Klein , it happened at Parc restaurant over looking beautiful Rittenhouse Square.  Coincidentally another STARR sighting: Terrence Howard, who just finished filming another major motion picture in Philly, Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell , was sitting nearby. (Hello Phillywood, can we get that sign on Belmont Plateau? [thank you Sharon Pinkenson and the Pennsylvania Film Credits for keeping this paparazzi/columnist busy]) After lunch Howard took a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, while Ford went to the production office, where he was secured a private elevator to the floor. After his fitting, he left to go to the set of Paranoia which is filming in Whitemarsh Twp at Arbor Hill which is the 70-acre estate of former Advanta CEO Dennis Alter. 

Harrison Ford stars as Jock Goddard who owns Trion Systems, where Hemsworth's character Adam goes to work as a spy after his boss at Wyatt Telecommunications, CEO Nick Wyatt, played by Gary Oldman, blackmails him into it. (I'm reading the book now.)

Will there be fans sleeping on the sidewalk outside the Rittenhouse Plaza for Harrison Ford like they did at AKA for Miley Cyrus?  Don't laugh it could happen as I have been getting calls and emails from ladies and men of all ages wanting to meet him more than anyone else connected with the film ie I'm looking at you girlfriend, it's true. A few have been wives of notable men you might see at the Union League.

Monday night, Harrison Ford and the director of Paranoia, Robert Luketic had dinner and a business meeting at R2L. (For more R2L celebrity sightings, see below.)

Happy Birthday to Paranoia costar Embeth Davidtz who just turned 47 this past Saturday. (Same day as my sister Tracy.)

(Thanks to Team Derek for the Harrison Ford photo above)

Miley and her haircut returned to Philly on the last train out of NYC Sunday night. What's up with her rental condo, no art on the wall? 

Miley Cyrus in the Gucci store in KOP!!

Another happy fan with Miley Cyrus. She is looking gorgeous. I hope I get another photo of Miley, but I am sincere when I say I love, love, love that Miley poses with her fans.
Not all the stars go to Starr, lately they've been going to R2L (Wayne Brady, Richard Dreyfuss.)  Last Wednesday DA Seth Williams served up some spirits all in the name of Pet Support Phashion Charity Affair (PSPCA).  
For the occasion, Chef Daniel Stern has cooked up a “DA Burger” piled high with LaFrieda beef, grilled bacon and salami, Gruyere cheese, french fries, collard slaw, heirloom tomato, caramelized onion and R2L’s special sauce.  It’s going for $22, with $5 from each burger benefiting PSPCA.  

This Wednesday stop by for a few brews with Christie Honigman and Teresa Nino, who will be raising money for Dana Spain's PAWS organization.

On Saturday night at R2L  Phillies greats Darren Daulton and Pat Burrell stopped by for a couple of cocktails following the Phillies Alumni Night at the ballpark.  Keeping it classy Pat the bat had a Grey Goose, while Daulton had a Lager. 

Saturday night Bachelor Craig Robinson met Bacherlorette NBC10's Sheena Parvin at Opa, and then tweeted the happy occasion. Just saying.  Next up for Craig, he and his fellow bachelor pals will be seen at The Hamels Foundation Denim & Diamond event on August 27, where John Legend is scheduled to perform.  Tickets are sold out, but I'll be tweeting through out the night with up to the minute happenings.

 America's Best Dance Crew (from season 1), the Jabbawockeez ate dinner at Del Frisco's last night.

Thanks to my advertisers: 
 Secrets Limo, Cool Pix Photo Booth, Teuschers Chocolates, Shops at Liberty Place, 
Hand & Stone,
CTO Entertainment, City of Hope Sept 23 Hope Cuts,  Zarwin Baum law firm,
Korbel, Del Frisco's and The Sporting Club, (did I mention I've seen Josh Holloway there a couple times?) where I work out with Steve Hoffman twice a week to get my buff bod, well it's gonna be buff soon. Waterfront Square. RECESS Nightclub. Check out DAYLOAD coming to Sea Isle City this Saturday August 18th.

I enjoyed Jury Duty, but I didn't get picked. Maybe I can request a date in January. I'm slow then, and I would like to serve. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

MILEY CYRUS UPDATE - It's Hair Rasing!! There's a Price on her Head Now?

 madslightner finally meets Liam Hemsworth at Starbucks, on Saturday, and gets 1 degree closer to Miley Cyrus.

Thursday Miley & Liam had a romantic dinner at Jones at 7th & Chestnut St. The duo ate around 9PM, and went unnoticed.

Miley fans track her down on the set of Paranoia now filming in the burbs of Philly.

Miley went to NYC over the weekend to get her annoying bun cut off. Some fans say she donated it to charity, but I believe hair has to be 6 inches long for the honor. Was it?

Which means the hundreds of fans that got their pixs with her already will need to get their pixs with her again to stay current

I'll be looking for her too, as my photos of her are now dated. It's worse than when she changed her clothes 3 times a day knowing that if she were photographed those three times the shots would run. Now there's a price on her head. The first shots of her with her new haircut are the most valuable.  I'll be staking out 30th Street. OK I won't today I have Jury Duty. Tomorrow though, where are you Miley?