PHILLY CHIT CHATTER Celebrity Sightings & Stories – Dev Patel, Reggie Barry, Jennifer Love Hewitt
A few things I heard this week: Jennifer Love Hewitt with her new love, local boy Jamie Kennedy from Upper Darby. He’s in a movie called “Cafe” that was filming at a cafe in West Philly today. The set was barraged by paparazzi, I wasn’t one of them darn it, I had no idea they were filming. i still can’t figure out who was there as the photos haven’t surfaced yet. Photos of him, not valuable, photos of her, a little value, photos of them together = VALUE.
She seems to be the Anne Heche, Jennifer Garner of late falling in love with her co-stars. I hear the two J’s left town tonight as he has a gig at Comix in the Village tomorrow night, so if you are in NYC look for Love as JLH likes to be called. They return on Tuesday for a final 3 days of filming.
Last Tuesday, a tipster was kind enough to give me a heads up of Love’s whereabouts, but it was a no go at 11AM as I was deep into some paralegal work.
Tonight someone tipped me off to his whereabouts, but I was covering a sweet charity that I will be writing about next week, if she was there, I would have left that sweet charity. Someone else was nice enough to tip me to their resting place, I went by thought maybe I could catch them leaving, but they were gone by then.
According to Dan Gross’ column the two were going to the Phillies game Tuesday, and The700level.com has the pictures: Jennifer Love Hewitt was at the Phillies game last night. To steal Bill Simmons terminology, she is my kryptonite. Read: http://is.gd/zoS5
After the game, Dan Gross reported that they went to Rouge for dessert before heading home. Tuesday what was I doing Tuesday, after shooting two events I did by restaurant “hit and Run”, not seeing anyone I headed home. Hit and run you say, what’s that. Well from time to time I will check the restaurants, and clubs see who’s inside or what’s going on. Tuesday, nothing that I saw. Last night I saw a few Philebrities (Thanks Joey);
UPDATE: So jealous, guess the word from my insider who got a message to me that it was in Love’s contract not to be photographed must have caveats as Dan Gross got an interview and a photo yesterday: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/jennifer_love_hewitt.html
(Sometimes those riders are in contracts so the star doesn’t promote someone else’s project especially since they are probably doing a favor by appearing in the movie, ie Paul Dano in Explicit Ills.)
The week before I did a hit and run of the restaurants along the square and struck gold. OK it was after a tipster gave me the heads up, tipsters I appreciate it. About 9PM I came across Dev Patel eating at Stephen Starr’s PARC. He is the guy towards the left in the light colored shirt. Some of you may know I have a new camera, well this damn thing is so advance it doesn’t have one lens that covers the range, and you have to carry two lenses to do the job. Me I was shooting an event that night, I left the long one at home. So I couldn’t get the long shot and just leave. I had to wait if I wanted the photo, or of course I could have done something else.
So about 10:15PM Dev gets up from his seat with his friends. They all hug, but then cross the street together. I pull out the camera and ask him for a couple shots, he says fine. I get one shot off, and he turns as his friends walk into the park. I check the photo, which I guess I deleted later or I would show you, anyway it’s out of focus. BUMMER. I chase after him “Dev it was out of focus I need another shot”. He and his friends complain “What kind of paparazzi are you your photos are out of focus.” I say, “the kind that has waited for almost 90 minutes for you to finish dinner, then dessert, and then ask for a photo, now you know most of them would have just approached the table and photographed you.”
OK you’re right, but this time I want to check to make sure it’s in focus. I get off 3 shots. I don’t like the first two as he’s smiling, which is ok, butthis is the 3rd shot and it’s the best. He’s saying I thought you said a couple shots, this is the third one. Phillygrrrl just twittered that Dev is at the North Star rocking it out. I on the other hand will wait til the next sighting as the gods of thunder are rocking it out right now.
Saturday night at the G Lounge the VIP management team of The400PTM,
L-R Jason Thompson Power Forward (PF) for the Sacramento Kings, Reggie Berry (The400), Darrius Heyward-Bey #7 NFL Draft Pick he will play Wide Receiver(WR) for the Oakland Raiders,
Jackiem Wright (The400), Devard Darling (WR) for the Kansas City Chiefs; were celebrating Reggie and Devard’s Birthday as well as Darrius being drafted into the NFL. (Missing from pix Jared Poe)
Last Friday Joe Fraizer signed autographs and posed for photos on behalf of T-Mobile, outside the Liberty One shopping center. It was a beautiful day, and an estimated crowd of about 150 came out to greet Joe.
Reese Witherspoon, rumored to be here. No confirmation, but her people are here and scouting a location for her to live; Think high end, high security, not much street walking for Reese like Demi, Dev or Parker Posey. Hopefully she will enjoy her time in Philly, but it will be crazy as she’s the caliber of star that is going to bring the paparazzi in from LA & NYC. More really interesting stuff about Reese next week as I am holding back.
As you know my photos often appear in INQlings, and other media sources in the City, and so do some of the stories I come across. They all don’t make it in print, but I think they should be heard, and so every Friday I will do a column of what didn’t make it, or what I just wanted to write myself. I’ll still be doing Philly Chit Chatter Weekend Picks etc., but on Wednesday. Both columns could appear with an entry and I will note that at the top of the page. This one doesn’t.
REMEMBER check the PhillyChitChat calendar which is in the top right corner. I populate it with interesting events.
There’s a lot I didn’t put into this one, but the stories aren’t as timely. For those of you who’s events I covered and haven’t written about yet, I do hope to catch up this week.