Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Parliament Cafe Coming to Philly
Happy Friday, and an easy fast for Yom Kippur for my Jewish friends. So many celebrity sightings this week with M. Night Shyamalan Glass now in rehearsals and getting ready to film next week. The guys seem to be out and about everywhere in the Rittenhouse Square area, mostly grabbing dinner in the evening. That won’t be happening next week as their film shoots are always schedule during the dark hours.
Bruce has been spotted at the Irish Pub, Parc, and D’Angelo’s , but he’s gotten shopping in as well. On Wednesday he was spotted in CVS at 19th and Chestnut. He was waiting in line with the other customers, I guess they don’t like the self check out as I do, anyway, being recognized wasn’t a problem as he was friendly with everyone and posed for photos.
The next day our action hero was out shopping again this time at Philly Runner at 16th and Chestnut, where he bought a few pairs of sneakers.
Samuel L Jackson, who is also in town for Glass, was spotted on Sunday at Parc, 18th and Locust for brunch, then Monday at Jane G’s (above) at 20th & Chestnut, then Davio’s 18th and Chestnut and finally at the new Indian restaurant at 19th & Chestnut Veda. Seems like Jackson is following the MO of staying within a comfort zone. By the end of the 7 weeks filming he’ll probably hit all the hot spots in Rittenhouse Square.
Congrats to Philly born Brea Bee, who played Bradley Cooper’s wife in Silver Lining Playbook, and now can be seen as a regular on General Hospital.
In other exciting news rumor has it that popular New York based Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar is slated to open later this year in the Graham Building, at 30 South 15th St.