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July 2016

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DNC Day 4 – Hillary’s Victor Party – Celebs In Town

Day 4, the final day. Sorry about missing Day 3, hopefully you saw my photos in Philly Mag and Philly.com, and caught me on Fox 29 yesterday. Hillary

After being on Good Day I headed over to the Convention Center, more like limped as I really hurt both my feet after standing for nearly the entire week. While on my way to pick up my “Thursday” DNC pass, I saw Danny Glover. He looked much better than the day before.

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I then went home for a couple hours to do work. I chatted with my buddy John McDevitt from KYW News Radio and made arrangements to go out and find stories.

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Here’s John interviewing a congressman from Vermont, who was about to board a bus for the Wells Fargo

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I stood by and caught the fashionable

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Senator Elizabeth Warren was in for a Democrats for Woman event on Tuesday and Robin Roberts of Good Morning America was in for dinner on Tuesday night at Davio’s. Mary Louise Parker caught the Snoop Dogg concert at the Electric Factory last night. The show went on at 230AM and the place was packed I hear; Snoop got back to the Hotel Monaco as the sun was rising. So glad I didn’t do that one. Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Grace Morentz were spotted leaving the Sofitel Hotel last night on their way to the DNC Wells Fargo.

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Then I said hey John I hear Hillary’s Victory Party is at the Kimmel Center. let’s go check it out. I told him it’d be hard to shoot Hillary as she would probably go in the back and there would be lots of security, but more than likely some celebs would go through the front with the guests.

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We stopped by Bop and got a shot of Hillary and David Song, GM of Bop

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Small world, just at that moment Mike Jerrick and Chris Murphy were heading to dinner at Bop. I decided not to go to the last night, cause I was exhausted, I hadn’t slept in two days and my feet as I mentioned were in so much pain. I should have worn sneakers this week. It’s ok too, the Wells Fargo was so packed, hot and water was $4.50. i watched the historic night from my couch with the husband before John came and picked me up about 1130PM

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OK fast forward to midnight. John and I returned to the Kimmel Center and Hillary Clinton’s after party. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s a celebrity, especially if you don’t really watch TV or read celebrity magazines, but hey I think these two could potentially be one….

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Harvey Hurdle and Kevin Yoder

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Also spotted at the party Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, entrepeneurs for Clinton organization and Richard Garriott, billionaire Video Gamer and 2nd private citizen to fly to space. (Philly.com will have his pix up shortly for your enjoyment. John picked him out of the crowd cause he was fun dressed, and then I shot him for the same reason, but it was random, we didn’t know his amazing story. )

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Dustin Lance Black who was also in town for Equality Forum.

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Around 2AM – President soon to be First Gentleman, Bill Clinton, Madame President Hillary Clinton with Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton.

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Ashley Judd, Morgan Fairchild, a Baldwin – Billy and more at DNC Day 2

Day 2 of the DNC had me sleeping in a tad later than usual til 830AM. Monday was a killer as I worked from 7AM til 3AM. Wednesday looks to be the same so this is going to be a quick post as it’s 2AM and I have got to get to sleep b4 I pop up on your boob tube at 930AM.

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The Creative Coalition was at it again spreading good cheer. Here they are at the DC awareness lunch, helping to get the word out that DC should be the 51st state. David Schwimmer, fresh faced Ashley Judd, a Baldwin – Billy. Troian Bellisario, Reid Scott, Robin Bronk, Executive Director, Allison Pill and Dean Norris.Ashley Ashley Ashley

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Future PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro greets Senator Strauss (D-Pa) and Mayor Muriel Bowser (DC)Ashley  Ashley

The Black Caucus meeting at Delfrisco’s. I will be doing a stand alone column of this party. Great event.

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Then I headed to the Barnes Museum where Comcast feted the Vice President. Ashley HD1_4278 (Custom)

I started walking home, and then found a comfy bench to sit to catch VP Biden’s motorcade pass by. So I’ve been working with Howard Gensler at Philly Daily News, and been placing photos there.

Here’s a link http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/DNC-celeb-watch-Ashley-Judd-for-DC-statehood-Sean-Hannity-visits-Wawa-and-more.html

Another shot – http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/Tim-Daly-David-Schwimmer-and-more-help-Creative-Coalition-fight-teen-drug-abuse.html

 

Over at Philly Mag I have a column of Philly notables.

PHOTOS: DNC Celeb Spotting With HughE Dillon, Day 1

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DNC 2016 Delegate Party at PMA – USA Style

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Philly really knows what hospitality is about, said everyone I chatted with Sunday night at the Delegate Party. Everyone is so friendly, the streets are so cleaned and it’s a beautiful City. Now about this weather….

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Chef Scott Schroeder (South Philadelphia Taproom, American Sardine Bar, Hungrey Pigeon)

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Senator Valencia Seay (Ga), Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake is vice president of community affairs for Independence Blue Cross and also president of the Independence Blue Cross and Senator Connie Johnson, (OK)

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Anna Adams-Sarthou, Communications Director at Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, Kevin Washo, executive director of the Democratic National Convention’s Host Committee and Rebecca Chariton, Phiadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention

 

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Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr, Jazelle M. Jones, Deputy Managing Director of Operations/Special Events, and Keith Jones

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Romulo L. Diaz Jr., Vice President and General Counsel, PECO, Lauren Feldhake, Director, Customer Financial Ops – ‎PECO Energy , Eric Feldhake, and Carter Jordan, Street Soccer

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FYI: Thanks to the 2016 DNC for inviting me to shoot photos

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