Philadelphia

PHILLY CELEBRITY NEWS: Jeff Miranda’s had some Snooki on Jersey Shore; Plus Michelle Williams in a Play; Tory Burch’s NYFW Pulls in Some Star Power

Last Thursday Jersey Shore’s, and I use that term loosely cause he’s only been on the show for one episode where he’s giving Nicole Polizzi a little “Snooki”, proclaimed boyfriend Jeff Miranda makes an appearance at South Philly Bar & Grill with buddy DJ Perry Angelozzi who spins there.
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90 Miles North of Philly a whole lot of fashion has been going on:

On Sunday Kelly Rutherford was seen in fur vest at the Main Line fashionista’s Tory Burch show. Kanye West caught the show too. That’s Tory in red.
Designer Richie Rich’s much talked-about fashion show for New York Fashion Week 2011 was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Always known for doing something a little out of the box, and this year was no different he thought of having a near-nude Reading, Pa’s Johnny Weir is a talented ice skater who has competed in the Olympics, written a personal memoir, served as a judge on Skating With the Stars, and star of his own reality television series Be Good Johnny Weir that aired on the Sundance Channel, and “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley in sheer. Always innovating, the eccentric fashion designer opened up his fashion show to the public where they could buy tickets for $35. (And to think 5 years ago I traded in 100,000 Amex Points to see his show.)
Mary Dougherty and her team trekked up to NYC last weekend to attend there boss’ Nicole Miller’s fashion show. Think a lot of blue and structured shoulders on the runway. Sitting front row and near were Gabrielle Union (center) with Joanne and Taylor Fitzgerald. Hey look for another contest Sponsored by Mary Dougherty and Nicole Miller. Two VIP tickets to “The Bellevue Gets Engaged” on March 5th (yes another event March 5th, that makes 4, but this event is from 12 – 4 so you will have plenty of time to get ready the evenings events.)

Back In Philly:
I stopped by the Merriam Theater to shoot the award-winning playwright, filmmaker and author David E. Talbert newest stage production “What My Husband Doesn’t Know.” As I mentioned in last weeks column the Merriam theater has a great service where the audience lines up to get autographs from the stars of the play after the show. Fans were excited to see television and film star Brian White (“Men of a Certain Age,” Stomp the Yard),
and stage actress and Grammy Award-winning former member of Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams (“Chicago,” “The Color Purple”). Above Michelle poses with my friend Vincent, but the PR for the play said no way Jose to me when I tried to get an “eye contact” show; if you are on Twitter follow Vincent as he works for TMZ and will tell you celebrity scoop as it’s happening: @vintmzClifton Davis was also in the play. I had a chance to see it, but decided to go across the street to the Wilma Theaters annual event, which I will be writing about Wednesday. Just a few years back Davis had a starring role in Mayor John Street’s administration.