Philadelphia

Kendall and Ben Celebrate ie Bendall, Car Accident in Rittenhouse Square, The Met

Kendall and Ben Celebrate ie Bendall, Car Accident in Rittenhouse Square, The Met

Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons put up their Christmas Tree Monday night. They both posted to their Instagrams to share the
joyous occasion. Friends tell me they were spotted at the Home Depot earlier in the day tree shopping, but that store sent them to the Cherry Hill store to pick up the tree they wanted.
So they jetted over there before heading to the Rothman rink later in the day to cap off the holiday cheer with a skate.

M. Night Shyamalan‘s thriller series at Apple began filming yesterday in Philadelphia.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple Series spent the majority of the day filming at 21st and Spruce Streets.

Last week on WOGL I chatted about the filming of “M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN” in the Rittenhouse Square area.  Shortly after Thanksgiving film set crews were adding fake leaves to the trees to make fall seem more peakish and less December. Thanks to my reader at Twitter @daveparke for sending me this photo on 11/30. Earlier in the week I had run into someone who lived nearby who told me they’d be filming in her neighborhood, so when Misteriso sent me this photo I knew exactly what it was for….


This rainy scene on Spruce Street between 21st and 22nd, as my other reader told me the scene would be about. Unfortunately I didn’t have anytime to make it to that shoot, but thankfully Camille Mola did. Thanks, how beautiful to see this.

In the evening they headed to 18th and Walnut Streets where they filmed the aftermath of a car crash. The scene has gawkers looking on as fire and rescue attend to the car and prepare it to be towed away.  M Night is the executive producer on this series, but is only directing the first episode I hear. Starring in the series is Lauren Ambrose, and Rupert Grint from Harry Potter.

The Apple series will stream free on Apple products, including Iphones.

According to Variety: The plot of the series has not been revealed, but we hear it follows parents Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner ( Toby Kebbell), who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child. Rupert Grint(Ronald Weasley from Harry Potter) will play Julian Pearce, Dorothy’s (Ambrose) younger brother. (Grint was spotted at Joe’s Coffee shop yesterday between takes.)


Lauren Ambrose


I went for the aerial view from B&N, not so hot

The scene they were shooting. Many people in the Rittenhouse area thought it was a real crash, so movie magic was on point.
Ladder 20 from Chinatown was used in the scene, but extras played the firemen

Thanks M. Night Shyamalan for filming in the Philly area, Center City and for this shot. Most of the TV series is being filmed in the burbs, as they have replicated the entire Spruce Street location in the studio in Garnett Valley, at a new studio for our area.
Stay tune for more on PhillyWood in the future.


Congrats to The Met for it’s grand opening. We are so lucky this magnificent jewel on Broad Street was saved.
Cutting the ribbon on The Met Philadelphia are (from left) Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; City Council President Darrell L. Clarke; Emcee Miss Patty Jackson, WDAS-FM; Developer Eric Blumenfeld; Pastor Mark Hatcher, Holy Ghost Church; Billy Procida, Procida Financing and Advisors; Charlie Mack; Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President Geoff Gordon; and Oscar IV and Will Hammerstein. The newly restored Metropolitan Opera House originally designed and created by Oscar Hammerstein in 1908, is now a new 3,400-seat live music venue on the North Broad Street-section of Philadelphia, PA. The venue opened with Bob Dylan on Monday, December 3 and John Legend December 4.
Thanks to Ike Richman for sending this shot, I was bummed I couldn’t make it, but Social Season continues….

Philadelphia

Rodney McLeod Presents Holiday Wear from His Back of House Line

Rodney McLeod and partners presented his brand ‘Back Of House’ in a Pop-up Party at Dalian on the Parkway on November 26, 2018.


Rodney McLeod and fiance Erika Lee

Friends and teammates came out to see the holiday line and winter fashions from Back of House (BOHUSA). Lite bites from Abe Fisher were served, as guests tried on the latest fashions and learned about the charity “Focused Athletes” which provides Philly high school athletes access to athletic, academic, and professional resources that will foster growth as an athlete and as a person in order to be a leader for tomorrow’s Philadelphia.”.

Jeff Glauser of Glausangeles at Rodney McLeod’s Pop Up Party of his fashion line Back of House at Dalian on the Parkway on November 26, 2018.

Anthony Adams and Lamar Tymes at Rodney McLeod’s Pop Up Party of his fashion line Back of House at Dalian on the Parkway on November 26, 2018.


Dana Myers and Molly Weinberg
Men’s Fashion Expert Sabir Peele (Men’s Style Pro) tries on a Back of House jacket
Rodney McLeod and Jonathan Mason, BOHUSA

Mina Say What and Quincy Harris

Donald Davenport and Kevin James of Back of House

Christina Henck checks out the Back of House holiday line, as Ted Cichocki looks on at Rodney McLeod’s Pop Up Party of his fashion line Back of House at Dalian on the Parkway on November 26, 2018.

Rodney McLeod’s teammates came out to support him at Rodney McLeod’s Pop Up Party of his fashion line Back of House at Dalian on the Parkway on November 26, 2018.

 

Lawrence Resnick, Angela Calvanese, Brian Best and Sabina Amin

Erika Lee, Malcolm Jenkins and Mina Say What


Head on over to Xfinity Live tonight and join Rodney McLeod, Quincy Harris, K Foxx and Christian Crosby for
the CF Charity Champions of Kids TOYS DRIVE. It’s free but bring a new unwrapped toy.

 

 

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Kendall Jenner’s World-wind Visit to See Ben Simmons, and SHAZAM that’s a Wrap

Monday Morning Gossip, looks like Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are going strong. They were spotted all over Philly this weekend.  After I first reported on WOGL Friday morning for you to be on the look out for Kendall, she arrived at the airport Friday afternoon.

 

Wearing the cutest blue track suit. She went to the Sixers game Friday night to cheer on beau Ben Simmons, and they won. The curse is over. Kendall you’re welcomed in Philly anytime, especially since your immersing yourself into Philly culture.

By attending a Drexel BBall game with Ben Simmons on Saturday.

Check out that fan who does what fans and their object of desire do these days. He calls out Kendall can I get a selfie, then he goes right in
for it. She obliges, barely missing a step, while Ben goes ahead. And that’s how it’s done, get your selfie, say I love you and let her go. She expects this reaction as she’s grown up on TV and has known this way of life for nearly all of hers.


Later you said hi to fans as you left the Cafe on Dilworth Park and headed to check out the Christmas Tree on the north side of City Hall.


Then you stopped by the Waterfront Cafe for another bite before heading to see Travis Scott at the Wells Fargo Center, with Ben. After the concert you headed to Elbow Lane, below Harp & Crown, the sight of your first Philly date with Ben a few weeks ago, reported first by me on my social media.

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Thanks for sharing my pain with the world. I don’t have time to actually photograph cause as the lone paparazzo, I’m also the lone Society Photographer too; As states in this months I wear lots of hats here in Philly
Here’s the Jezebel Article on Jenner, Simmons and Moi https://jezebel.com/if-kendall-jenner-is-going-to-drexel-basketball-games-w-1830825741


Yesterday you cheered on Ben at another Sixers game they won, wearing the same track suit you arrived in. Hope that doesn’t mean you’re ready to roll out of town already as you’ve gone through all your packed clothes? We shall see….

Sunday, despite the dismal day, SHAZAM filmed it’s last scene here in Philly. As I wrote in PhillyChitChat on Friday, Shazam is set in Philly, but filmed in Toronto. Billy Batson, a troubled 14-year-old orphan living in Philadelphia, is set up to move into a new foster home – his seventh in a row – with the Vazquez family and their other five foster kids. One day, Billy gets on a subway car and finds himself transported to a different realm, where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!” Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must learn what Billy’s new powers are and how to use them in order to stop the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana from wielding powers of his own.[6][7]


The final scene of the movie was filmed in Philly yesterday all day from 8am til nearly midnight, with more than 200 extras, most from our
area. That is what filming in Philadelphia means, employing our people. Thanks to the Film Tax Credits.

Just before wrapping, the fog finally lifted enough to get the shot of the skyline.

Both of the main actors were on set Zachary Levi  and Jack Dylan Grazer .