Philadelphia

PHILLY’S BEN & JERRY “STAND UP FOR KIDS” FREE CONE DAY

On my way home from work I decided to go by Demi’s hotel to see if she was around, or if her “car” was in or out. Of course I know what her car looks like, thats my job. I saw this line going into Ben & Jerry’s, and as I knew it wasn’t the first day of Spring I thought “What the heck is going on, and would my readers like to know what they missed, or was it on Philebrity, or Will Do, The Daily Examiner or Philly Blog and I missed it as I really didn’t have time to read any of them today?”I was further intrigued when I saw this shirt…free I love free (although I have to say I turned down the ice cream, gotta start this diet, it’s almost speedo season)
Why it’s a free cone giveaway for Stand Up for Kids Philadelphia partnered with Philadelphia Ben & Jerry’s stores for the Turn Purple Campaign and Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 29th from 12-8 PM. Although it was “Free Cone” day; Customers were encouraged to give donations while they wait in line for their free ice cream (the dozen folks I asked just enjoyed their free ice cream, but hopefully they learned a little about “STAND UP FOR KIDS” www.Standupforkids.org )There was ice cream, there was entertainment, there was the very talented Germantown Exclusive Drill Team and Drum Core

The Aqua String Band was on next and played all the philly favorites including “Golden Slippers”. Unfortunately, most of the students in line were sober and forgot how to do the mummers strut.

As I stood by the door I often heard time and again the 30 minute wait was worth it

two out of three people chose the “Fish Food” flavor ice cream. The girl on the left, vanilla. As I left about 7:30PM, the line still snaked its way around the corner down walnut street
Demi’s car was out, and I didn’t feel like waiting. I will see her this weekend in NYC, it won’t be the same and I am sure none of the Philly columnists will consider that photo as Philly significant to publish. Which reminds me, did I mention that this week is www.EqualityForum.com Sadly after getting permission to cover it I have to bail to finish the Tribeca Film Festival, uncover a secret private dinner with Madonna, catch Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night and finally I am on the wait list to cover this event Monday night: SHOWSTOPPERS: The paparazzi on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have more reasons than ever to go into a frenzy at next Monday’s Costume Institute gala. In addition to co-chairs George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Giorgio Armani is said to be bringing along Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The rumor mill also has Jennifer Lopez coming to the benefit with Alberta Ferretti, Kate Bosworth with Chanel, and Eva Mendes, Rachel Bilson and Fergie with Calvin Klein. Others expected to attend include celebs Mariah Carey, Renée Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Moss, Mary J. Blige, Claire Danes, Mischa Barton and LeBron James, and designers Valentino, Tom Ford, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and Donatella Versace.