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January 2009


The Philadelphia Industry Lounge at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival

Disclosure: When I heard so many friends were going out to Sundance I asked them for photos and stories. Today it’s The Philadelphia Industry Lounge at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (Next week another friend’s story) The Philadelphia Industry Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival was created to inform and educate filmmakers and entertainment industry professionals about the special tax incentives for filming in Philadelphia and also to showcase the unique landscape and offerings of the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Industry Lounge was privately funded, with the blessings of Mayor Nutter and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, through Philadelphia based businesses such as Cashman & Associates, Shooters Post & Transfer’s DIVE division and entertainment industry professionals such as Cozen O’Connor entertainment lawyer Justin Wineburgh and J.P. Cummins from Janney Montgomery Scott LLC who believe in the initiative and encourage filmmaking in Philadelphia. Located on Main Street in Park City within the Island Def Jam House of Hype, the Philadelphia Industry Lounge was in a prime location for awareness and traffic through the space. Some celebrity guests included Actor Wesley Snipes, Model Christy Brinkley, Actor Kevin Sorbo, the band Hoobastank, Actress Andie MacDowell, musician Ryan Cabrera, and Jay Lyon from MTV’s The City.

In addition to the city and film office information distribution, the Philadelphia Industry Lounge offered guests a “taste” of Philadelphia,” featuring food & beverage products such as Tony Luke’s Philadelphia Cheese Steaks, Tastykakes, Peanut Chews, Bluecoat Gin and Pravda Vodka. Also, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies sent some fun team items (T-shirts, rally towels, hats, etc.) to be given away at the Lounge.

Dare was another film that premiered in the Festival, starring Emmy Rossum, Ashley Springer, Zac Gilford, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer and Sandra Bernhard. Dare was filmed in Philadelphia and written by Philadelphia native David Brind. (I saw Alan Cumming and Ana Gasteryer on Broadway 2 years ago in Three Penny Opera with Cyndi Lauper, it was wild)
J.P. Cummins of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC,, Alan Cummings and Sharon Pinkenson.Pravda Vodka’s signature Riviera Martini was served in the Philadelphia Industry Lounge.
Philadelphians whooped it up with the stars at premiere party for the documentary Crude hosted by Self Magazine and MSN Green. Sting and wife Trudie Styler were dancing all night, as was Paris Hilton. Pierce Brosnan and famous Philadelphians Kevin Bacon and Jamie Kennedy were spotted at the fete as well. Justin Wineburgh and Paris Hilton.
Ashley Schaffer from Cashman & Associates serves authentic Tony Luke’s Cheese Steaks in the Philadelphia Industry Lounge

On Sunday, January 18th, the Philadelphia Industry Lounge hosted a party to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Championship game. Eagles fans from all over came to the Lounge to rally for the birds. Former Eagles player Terrell Owens even stopped by unexpectedly (although, we have a hunch he wasn’t too disappointed by the loss). Another unexpected moment at the Eagles party was an engagement via the Lounge’s television screens, to which the fans replied, “Turn the game back on!” You know how diehard Eagles fans are!
Philadelphia Style Magazine also made a presence at Sundance in the Philadelphia Industry Lounge. Wherever there is a star-studded Philly bash, Philadelphia Style is sure to be there – even in Park City! Bluecoat, American Dry Gin is craft-distilled here in Philadelphia and made with organic botanicals. Andrew Auwerda, President of Philadelphia Distilling, acted as brand ambassador in Sundance where he also introduced Vieux Carre Absinthe, the newest spirit from the micro-distillery.

This year’s Festival included at least six films with a Philadelphia connection making 2009 the perfect year for the Philadelphia Industry Lounge initiative. On Friday, January 16th, the Philadelphia Industry Lounge hosted the post-screening party for West Philadelphia-native Lee Daniel’s new film Push, which premiered at the Festival. Members of the cast including Mariah Carey, Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton and Mo’Nique Imes were in attendance, as well as other celebrities like Nick Cannon, Russell Simons, Young Jeezy, Ben Lyons of E!, Robin Thicke and Cuba Gooding Jr.

(OMG What Happened to, he’s buff and bearded) Sting and my buddy Ray Evers
J.P. Cummins of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, sponsor of the Philadelphia Industry Lounge; Justin Wineburgh of Cozen O’Connor, sponsor of the Philadelphia Industry Lounge; Lee Daniels, Philadelphia native and director/screenwriter of the film Push; Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office; Nicole Cashman of Cashman & Associates, sponsor of the Philadelphia Industry Lounge at the Push premiere party.


The Pennsylvania Groundhog tries to escape his Shadow – Plus Monday at Noon in City Hall Courtyard celebrate Groundhogs Day

Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom to read about a special Groundhog Event Monday at Noon in Phila City Hall Courtyard, and maybe you will be on PhillyChitChat, if you want.

I was at the Reading Terminal Market the other day and noticed these flyer’s regarding the missing Pennsylvania Groundhog, which is just unacceptable this close to Groundhog day next Monday. Seems he was in a bit of an accident according to

Someone wants him to stay underground maybe in an attempt to stem global warming
Who could be so dastardly…why it’s Shadow

Maybe the Reading Terminal security guards are in on it, as they point in the direction where they last saw the Groundhog scurry. Captured and on his way back to his hole
and punished by Shadow as he gives him a swift kick in the tail
Just “Me and My Shadow

But Groundhog won’t give up without a fight, he wants Spring to come as soon as possible, don’t you, if not to just shut up the alarmist weather guessers of Philadelphia, especially the bow tie guy who predicted a very snowy winter including 6 inches in December.

This year is the 5th anniversary of the Pennsylvania’s Groundhog tourism advertising and Philebrity is giving away a plate to commemorate the celebration, as well has having a video of this incredible event.
Last year I told you about:

A Groundhog Day Celebration – Jan and John Haigis lead a sing-along of their Groundhog Day Carols at City Hall

Every year in the Courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall, local musicians Jan and John Haigis lead a sing-along of Groundhog Day Carols to celebrate the changing seasons

So look for The Haigis to lead you in song (songbooks for sale) on Groundhogs Day in Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard at Noon on Monday. How unique is that?


OSCAR VIEWING PARTY IN PHILADELPHIA 2009 to benefit the Traverse Project

Years ago there used to be one at The Franklin Institute, I don’t know what happened to that but this year there is one right on Rittenhouse Square at the Ethical Society. I love a fun Oscar Watching party, but this sounds like more than that:

Alright…here’s the latest on the Red Carpet Party (an Oscar Viewing Celebration and Benefit)
-Remember “OSCAR” when used to signify the Awards, is a trademark 😉
Large Scale Oscar(R) Ceremony Projection . Two Floors of Fun . Cocktails . Special Guest Hosts February 22, 2009 8:00 PM until the Best Picture Award!

DJ for the evening—Ricky Paul of Dumpsta Players

Kitchen Master–Chef Amanda MacWilliams, Former Grill Chef at the old Stripped Bass Restaurant
Red Carpet Interview Crew-DOWNTOWN: The Actors Lounge with Tony Lankford
Red Carpet Photo–Lui (You will actuall get a high quality photo and have it printed out to take with you)

Open Bar with Wine, Beer, and Vodka Cocktails
Vodka Cocktails—Sponsored by Rain (NO…RAIN VODKA IS NOT ALL FLAVORED! We will have 18 bottles of the core, unflavored fodka, and 4 bottles of the flavored ones.)

Truffle Station – YUM
“Build Your Own” Ligurian Blinis
(Ligurian Olives Tapenade with Sun Dried Tomatoes)
Dessert Selections and lots more to eat

Franzia Wine sponsored by The Wine Group

More to come folks!
$50 (Advance Purchase at
$75 At Door

$30.00 At the door Once we start ads in Citypaper next week, they will snowball out!

Start Time:
Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Monday, February 23, 2009 at 12:00am
The Ethical Society Building
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

Contact Info



I explained earlier this week that my computer is ill so I am unable to write about anything new as we are recovering the photos from the past 6 weeks. These are photos I took (2001 – 2006) before I went pro. These photos have something to do with Philly and were on my laptop, or as I like to call it, another back up of my favorite photos. I took this photo of Oprah during the 2001 NBA All Star Game Weekend here in Philly. I have shot Oprah more than a dozen times.
Actor Christian Campbell is in town this week working on an upcoming project. I saw him enter the Gallery today, wanted to grab him and tell him to go to Liberty Place or anywhere else. I had just gone walked through and the place was crawling with folks who looked like they were in the movie “Dawn of the Dead.” (2005)

Howard Stern’s Wife (GF here) Beth Ostrosky. August 18, 1986 in History. Event: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on WYSP 94.1 FM (2005)

TO at the David Letterman show doing a stunt. According to National Post: Of all the Terrell Owens-related news that would come as a surprise — Terrell Owens cut by the Dallas Cowboys, Terrell Owens will return to the Dallas Cowboys, Terrell Owens runs over actual cowboys while admiring himself in rearview mirror — the news that Owens is getting a reality show ranks very near the bottom of the list.

But that is what is happening, and boy, it’s just what this economy needs. No, wait. It is almost the last thing that the economy needs. (2006)Ben Vereen was just in town to entertain at the Marian Anderson Awards last November. This was taken after a Katrina Charity Event I attended in NYC with Liza Minelli and Bernadette Peters. Bernadette’s husband was killed in a helicopter accident later that night.
Laura Linney nothing to do with Philly, but she just won a SAG award and I love her. This event was a Broadway Cares event that happens yearly, when you can see a lot of your favorite celebs, get an autograph and a photo with for a donation to charity.
Regis Philbin leaves the David Letterman show. Letterman tapes two shows on Monday, Monday’s and Friday’s. If I travel to NYC I try and incorporate Monday’s so I can get at least 4 celebs in one fell swoop. The stage door is on 43rd Street, midway down the block. Celebs often stop and sign autographs there. It’s a great place to get shots for the photographers and I have had about 3 photos in People Mag after capturing a few here.
Liza Minnelli helped the Prince Theater celebrate their 10th Anniversary last year. I caught her outside the Pierre Hotel in NYC at an event I read she would be attending. I knew if I stood near the ashtray she would come out eventually, and she did. This is the Prince of Spain. His mother was being honored at this event. Liza was jonesing it as I wanted the photo b4 she had her cigarette.
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Paul Newman. In 2005, Paul Newman wanted to bring auto racing to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Thankfully it faced opposition in City Hall and from the institutions that would be affected by the estimated $800,000 in renovation costs. Plus they would have taken out one of the Fairmount ball fields.
Felicia P. Fields (the original Sofia) in the Color Purple, also did the road show which stopped by Philly in 2008. I believe I have the only two “Color Purple” posters signed by the entire original cast, which I bought at a Broadway Cares event, and later had signed by Oprah when she rang the Nasdaq Bell. One of my photographer friends took a photo of Oprah signing the poster which makes it even worth more money. Someday I may donate one of them to a charity if I think they can get the $1,000 that I know it is worth. (Or if my portfolio tanks anymore I may need to sell it to eat in my old age)
A shot of Lil Kim leaving MTV’s TRL the night before she was to be incarcerated in Philadelphia for a year. (I photographed her last February at the Marc Jacobs fashion show right after she got out, and she looked fabulous)Just because I love her so much. I took this 9/05 at my first Fashion Week. Gwen was on her way to the tents to show her first collection of LAMB.


THE 2009 LEMON BALL was anything but a Lemon

This year’s Lemon Ball, the third annual soiree for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, pulled in $500,000 from 600 or so attendees for childhood cancer research. The event featured food and entertainment, silent and live auctions, raffles and other activities. The foundation carries on the work of Alexandra Scott, who started selling lemonade at the age of 4 to support childhood cancer research and died of the disease at the age of 8 in 2004. (Yellow is also the color of any of the Alex’s Lemonade events) Everytime I attend one of these charity events I am so blown away by the generosity of the sponsors and of the silent auction donors. Thank you, with your contribution it makes the night just that more exciting to see who is going home with their prize and how much more money will go to the cause. (thank god I leave my checkbook at home)
Liz Scott talks with guests. A live auction netted $13,000 for a plate of lemon cookies baked by Liz Scott, mother of charity namesake Alex Scott, who would have turned 13 over the weekend. the cocktail food was delicious and surprisingly yellow in color
The owners and trainer of the thoroughbred race horse Afleet Alex, who dedicated a portion of the horse’s winnings to the foundation, will be honored.
Emcees at the Philadelphia Marriott were former 76ers president Billy King (with his wife Melanie), CBS News’ Tracy Smith and former KYW3 weather guesser Dave Frankel
Keith Joffe, Caroline Kallman, Lauren Botoff and Steve Tutelman, all of Govberg Jewelers (another generous sponsor)
Pat Maguire and Jacqueline Kelly, both on the Committee for the Lemon Ball and looking stunning. I should ask people were they get their clothes for your knowledge. Maybe only the fabulous ones.
Steve Pogue and Anne Bibby. I wonder if he won that sports package?
All the way from Chicago are Selena and Daman Kowalski –
Many wonderful people have come out of Chicago lately including a student from Washburne School, Selena Kowalski, who suggested ALSF for the All-School Project for 2007-2008, and after a vote, the Foundation was selected. The school put on one fundraiser per semester, holding bake sales, pie sales, selling message grams and t-shirts. All told, the fundraising year had raised $10,000 for the battle against childhood cancer! Thank you Washburne, and thank you Selena Kowalski.
Thanks for reading PhillyChitChat friend Keith W. Petrowski with his guest Justine Stahl. When I saw them I knew immediately they had to be included as Justine has this magnificent gown on, and Keith had a complimentary vest and bow tie in the shade of yellow.
Susan and John McCaughey with Steve and Michell Cassel. Busy night for Steve as the Hair of the Dog and Lemon Balls were both black tie events (did I mention that I am creating a conflict calendar, yes that’s right, send me your charity events, your black tie events, your events with 100+ guests and I will put it on the calendar so when your guests decline the invite you might have an idea why and plan accordingly the next time) Steve busy as he owns Formal Wear of Havertown.
As the guests sat down for dinner it was time for me to go to the out of control, wild Hair of the Dog Ball, which was equally as stunning, but much louder and wilder. For a weekend where more than half of Philly was out of town at Sundance (tomorrow night I will be writing about Philly at Sundance, lots of celeb sightings and Philebrities), The Eagles game in Phoenix or at the Inauguration, both Balls were packed and a ball.
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PLÁCIDO DOMINGO PRESS CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA re: continuing coverage of Celebrities visiting our town

WORLD FAMOUS TENOR PLÁCIDO DOMINGO TO GIVE PRESS CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA stated the press release I received. I have a bone to pick with you Mr. Domingo. 3 years ago I had tickets to the MET to see my first opera at Lincoln Center which I always dreamed about going to see an opera at after seeing the movie Moonstruck.

I even got Opening Night tickets for Plácido Domingo starring in Cyrano de Bergerac, unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be as it was also the first time Plácido Domingo ever called out sick on an Opening Night!!

Placido Domingo will be performing a beautiful program of world-famous arias, Spanish songs, and crossover hits in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2009 beginning at 7 PM. (President’s Day so you don’t have to leave work early, it’s a HOLIDAY)

I know attorney David M. Maser will be there to catch the first concert Placido has done in our City in over 40 years. During the press concert he mentioned that for the past 40 years he’s been flying over or training though the City of Brotherly Love to perform in either NYC or DC and wondering what was going on in Philly.

Sal and Inga D’Angelo of the best Itailian eatery in Philly D’Angelo’s Restaurant meeting Placido.

Plácido Domingo, arguably the world’s foremost tenor, will be in Philadelphia on January 15, 2009 to discuss his upcoming concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia ——his first appearance here in more than two decades. The press conference will take place at the Westin Hotel in Center City at 2 PM. “This is a rare opportunity for the Chamber Orchestra and for the people of Philadelphia and we couldn’t be more excited” said Executive Director Peter Gistelinck. Domingo will be performing a beautiful program of world-famous arias, Spanish songs, and crossover hits in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2009 beginning at 7 PM. The orchestra will be led by Maestro Eugene Kohn, and will also feature soprano Ana María Martínez. A gala dinner event will follow the performance. Co-chairs for the event are renowned violist and President of The Curtis Institute of Music Roberto Diaz, concert violinist and Curtis graduate Elissa Lee Koljonen, and former Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and newly appointed Music Director of the National Symphony and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC Maestro Christoph Eschenbach. Q&A with Maestro Domingo and others will follow a series of announcements. The gala evening includes the concert, dinner and the opportunity to meet one of the most influential performers of our time. Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime event. They can be purchased by calling: 215 893-1709 or on-line at . Remaining available tickets range from $300 to $500, with an additional $500 for a seat at the tribute dinner with Mr. Domingo. This event, and many others can now be found on the PhillyChitChat Calendar. Just click calendar at the top of the page. If you know of a charity, significent event (ie events where tickets are sold) please send the info to me and I will add it. (Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the Placido concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on 2/16/09 as I will be in NYC for the Marc Jacobs fashion show, bummer)



After a week of shooting the movie “Law Abiding Citizen” in and around Philadelphia, particularly City Hall, with no Gerard Butler sighting, but plenty of Jamie Foxx sightings, I was excited when I read that the Mayor would be formally welcoming the entire cast and crew to Philadelphia and presenting them with the City’s Key To The City – A miniature Liberty Bell.

Alas Gerard Butler makes his first appearance in front of my lens. During a brief ceremony in City Hall, Nutter presented them with the miniature liberty bell replica as starry-eyed city workers applauded and occasionally let out screams directed at Gerard Butler. Gerard would look over and give him one of these sexy pout smiles. (If you take this photos, please link back to my page or give photo credit, Please)I have to confess it was the first time I have ever seen him, I never saw any of his movies, but I know he is popular, in fact my agency said go get him he’s your bread and Butler for the next couple months ie big seller around the world. Ya know I thought he was attractive, but what really captivated me was his jeans, I like his jeans, I wonder what brand they are? I’m getting ready to shoot NYC Fashion Week in three short weeks and I need a new Wardrobe so I have been looking for something slick and hot. Here in Philly people will tell you I wear black all the time to photograph events, but in NYC I like to wear jeans, so I have been in the market for a pair. I like his fade. Although they must be tight as he has wrinkles near the waist.
A few weeks back I wrote about going to a fashion show here in Philly where someone told me the jeans cost $200. I didn’t know jeans existed in that price range, and I thought$50 was too much to pay. I think it’s at this point that Gerard tells Jamie I am taking too many photos of him, but what he didn’t know was I was shooting his jeans. No doubt the peeps in the chamber were probably screaming about his jeans too, they looked really nice on him. Mayor Michael Nutter welcomed Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, and Director F. Gary Gray to Philadelphia. He gave them each a token Liberty Bell, the official gift from the City of Philadelphia. Actors Bruce McGill and Leslie Bib, neither or who I got a good shot of as they seemed shy or something. Next to them is GPFO Ex Director Sharon Pinkenson, a favorite Phila Celebrity here on PCC.When it was Gerard’s turn to speak to the members of the media, and drooling employees , he mention that he was always paired with Oscar winners, ie Jodie Foster, Hilary Swank now Jamie Foxx, and he was feeling a little left out. Then he went on to say this “Liberty Bell” was the closest he would probably get to an Oscar. At that point he went into his “Oscar” speech thanking Philly, his fans, Jamie the director. It was quite funny.
When Jamie got up to the podium, he reiterated what the Mayor said, which was taken from a quote the media has been saying the past few days, which is Jamie wants to play Obama when the movie of Obama’s life is made. So Mayor Nutter introduced Jamie as the guy that might play him someday in a movie. Jamie got up and started mimicking the Mayors soft spoken whiny voice and doing a few antics. Very Funny.

OK stop taking pictures of me and my jeans, you probably can’t afford them anyway, his scowl says to me.
Anyone know what kind of jeans these are? Must be straight leg, blue jeans of some sort. I don’t understand how a pair of jeans could be $200. A friend was trying to tell me a few weeks ago, it depended on where the fabric ate their grass, probably in Switzerland or somewhere far. So if you know what kind of jean’s he wear’s and I know you do because I have been getting 1,000 hits extra a day from the Gerard Butler fan’s, could you tell me?
Sharon Pinkenson, our tireless Exec Dir of the Phila Film Office that encourages films to be made in our City, and the Philly area. L-R Gerard Butler’s manager and business partner, Alan Siegel, Sharon, Gerard and Mayor Nutter.
As I left the press conference, I notice they were setting up a shot at the Northwest corner of the building.

And when I left work that night about 7:30PM (I took a long lunch to do the press conf) I noticed they were still filming.I don’t always write about celebrities, but do write a lot about Philly and it’s people, so if you are in and around the Philly area maybe you would like to subscribe to my feed, if not thanks for stopping by and please come to Philly, see the beauty, the history, retrace the steps of Gerard Butler, what at the restaurants he did, sleep at the hotel where he lay his head and check out the City Hall tours.
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JAMIE FOXX Filming of Law Abiding Citizen in Philadelphia 1/22/09

These photos are terrible. My computer crashed tonight, seems I have too many photos something like 120,000. Hopefully I can save the shots I took since January 1st when I did my last back up, so Sasha I am hoping to get those shots to you this weekend.

These photos are terrible too for a couple reasons, dirty City Hall windows, I didn’t have the right lens and most importantly, I didn’t have access to my photoshop to tweak them because the contrast is off. Here’s what the set looked like.
The director chairs (over the weekend the film will take itself inside to film in the hallways and several different rooms. The crew spent the day changing lighting as they believe the bulbs were too strong and wanted softer lighting)
actors Bruce McGill and Jamie Foxx’s stand in’s for light checking and placement of actors. These shots were taken about 11AM (I took lunch early). The director is in the blue.
This shot was taken about 4PM. Those poor extra’s must have been freezing. Jamie Foxx is on the right in the suit and blue tie.

Tonight they film here in the East Pavillion, but during the day it was the food tent.After this weekend the film moves out of center city for a few weeks, promising to return in the warmer months of March, but you can still tune into PhillyChitChat as the cast and crew will still call Center City home and they have to eat sometime.


Shecky’s Girls Night Out in Philadelphia – Wed & Thurs Jul. 22nd-23rd


100 E Penn Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19107
district: Philadelphia

Thu Jul 23 (5-10 pm)

Philadelphia: Girls Night Out – General Admission-Free
General Admission is complimentary for Shecky’s Subscribers (Does NOT include Goodie Bag)
Philadelphia: Girls Night Out – General Admission + Shecky’s Famous Goodie Bag-$25.00


Sheckey’s Site

In December I recieved an email from an event that occurs in Philadelphia and cities around the country twice a year, sorta like fashion week; Spring and Fall.
“I wanted to get in touch with you regarding the upcoming Shecky’s Girls Night Out event in Philadelphia. Girls Night Out is the premiere event of season and brings together everything you need for the perfect night out with your girlfriends: emerging designer fashions at up to 75% off, delicious complimentary cocktails throughout the night, fabulous beauty products and services and our famous Deluxe Goodie Bag (plus much more!).” Did you say Goodie bag, I love goodie bags, even it it’s make-up. You’ve heard of re-gifting right?
According to Diana on Yelp San Fran ” The free drinks make it even better… all alcohol is complimentary and there is plenty of it! I generally get the goodie bag, this last time I got allot of conventional things but things I’d rather buy at Target then receive in a “Goodie Bag”, you know, toothpaste, tampons, but have some nice beauty products in there and its always nice to try new products! The bottom line is for $25 (if you buy tickets in advanced) you and a friend get in (yes that is 2 tickets), get all the alcohol you want, and a stuffed goodie bag… call the girl friends and plan a night out, it will be your cheapest night out in SF!”
Shecky’s night out, btw these are all fashion shots I have taken this past year. Who doesn’t like a fashion show, make-up demonstrations, cocktails and a girls night out. I’m so excited to get to go observe, photograph and write about it.
Having no idea what the heck the night was about, I knew just who to ask, the hip, katie holmes wanabe co-worker if she had ever heard of Shecky’s Girls Night Out. She told me she had gone in the fall, and it was great. Lots of things to look at, buy and the Goodie Bag was awesome, worth the money.
Over the holiday’s my cousin Debbie asked me if I had heard of it, and by that time I had. She said she wanted to get a group together and head on over asking where she should park. There’s a garage right under the Wanamaker building. SO look for me to photograph you on the first night, because that’s the night I’m going with Debbie and three of her fashion starved girls. Now Shecky’s does fall right before Lent, so if you are planning to give up chocolates or booze stop on by on Tuesday 2/24/09 for Fat Tuesday. In fact it might be a good place to kick off your partying night. So remember Shecky’s Girls Night Out Philadelphia – Feb. 24th-26th – Philadelphia Date: Tue.-Thu., Feb. 24th-26th, 2009. Time: 5pm-10pm. Place: Crystal Tea Room at The Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Sq. E., 8th Fl. (@ Chestnut Street)

Advice: I hear that not all vendors take credit cards, so bring the green stuff, plus there was not a lot of food available, so its a good idea to eat a little before you go so you don’t get too drunk and wake up next to that something you don’t remember. But don’t come too late, as you will want to make a night of it. Most importantly HAVE FUN and start thinking about SPRING!!


JAMIE FOXX and GERARD BUTLER Philadelphia Filming of Law Abiding Citizen

I have photos from the shoot done in Philly 2/26/09 here:

Yesterday I was running a tad late for work as I was working on the HOD entry into the wee hours and then when I woke up again this morning. SO I had to pass on this scene being shot right outside my office. I am sure Jamie Foxx is down there somewhere

I did make it over there about two thinking they would move to the courtyard,
they were setting up a shot, which I later learnedwas for filming inside on an upper floor in a room, so no shots of them yesterdaybut I did get a shot of their clothes (Great Photos and video can be found here:
Today is another day. I hear it’s gonna be warmer too, which would help. P.S. To my NYC paparazzi friends, Catherine Zeta Jones is no longer with this production, so feel free to stay where you are – LOL