PhillyChitChatter: Billy Baldwin, Matt LeBlanc, Bradley Cooper Celebrates PLUS DJ Scratch Spins at a Power 99 Party and ICandy

Philadelphia Celebrity Sightings & Musings:

Friday I attended a “science of food” event at Stephen Starr’s Continental restaurant for the upcoming Philadelphia Science Festival April 15 – 28.I should have eaten before I went or read the press release as it was a tasting of the “miracle berries” which is not very filling, but an interesting subject. Then I went to dinner at Kokopelli with Where Magazine Publisher Laura Burkhardt and ABC6’s Monica Malpass. Monica tells me all her boys are doing well, and the twins are about to celebrate their first birthday, can you believe it!!

Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes’ wife actress Sheryl Lee Ralph tweeted Sunday: I need the power of ur prayers to help my dad thru chemo. Pray please. Thank you.
SATURDAY: Chynna Phillips husband, Billy Baldwin, was spotted Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Downtown’s Circ Bar. Earlier in the day Megan Haines tweeted he was at the Reading Terminal and then in the afternoon Steven Spangler tweeted what the fuck Billy Baldwin is in Pac-A-Deli (What no pictures people?) On Friday Philebrity reported that he was in town for the NCAA wrestling championships and Deadspin published pixs from Mac’s Tavern when he was celebrating St Paddy’s Day there. Chynna I’m sure he’s not in love with that chick who kissed him, and it was just impulsive.

Saturday afternoon Fox29’s Jenn Frederick who has a celebrity eagle eye as she spotted Friend’s star Matt LeBlanc heading into Dick’s Sporting Club on Saturday. She’s a big fan but a bigger fan of golf and headed for the greens instead.
Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Philadelphia Carson Kressley joined Madonna’s back up singer of 18 years, Niki Harris, who entertained the crowd, in a night to honor Delaware Sen. Chris Coons at the Hyatt Penns Landing. Later in the evening Carson was seen in the lounge at Ten Arts in the Ritz-Carlton. (Photo: Lex Ruby Howe)
Uptown: Shelita Buffet hosted the opening of the new club ICandy, 254 S. 12th St in the Gayborhood (the former 12th Air Command)
Philadelphia City Councilman-at-Large James F. Kenney stopped by to wish them well.

Back downtown in Old City to check out season 1 winner of Master of the Mix DJ Scratch spinning Saturday night at Trust for an exclusive Smirnoff party with Power 99.
DJ Sparkles was the opening act for DJ Scratch (r)

My dates for the evening Kristyn Aldrich and Megan Smith, Brownstone PR. It’s good to see Megan out as she is busy repping Cinefest this April as well as Dancing With The Philadelphia Stars on April 10 and tonight charity event with 76er’s Andre Iguodala hosting ‘Bowling for Promise” at Lucky Strikes TONIGHT 5PM $35.

DJ Scratch (r) with surprise rapper guest rapper Freeway (l) Also spotted Reggie Berry, Hacina Saadi, Jackiem Wright, Rosa Swinton, Tara Lassiter and Bill Andrews. It was tough getting names out of this crowd and I tweeted around midnight: “after photographing folks, no one wants to give me their names. Its like being at a karma sutra party.”

We then headed over to the private late night club Recess at 125 South 2nd Street for a nightcap. I love the place as everyone is chill, but you have to love body contact cause the place gets packed.

Sunday: Congratulations to Marny Baxt, Body Pump/Fitness Instructor at Drexel University who participated in the NY half marathon. At the end of the race she was rewarded with a Hugh Jackman sighting!! The day before she saw Lea Michele while eating brunch at Le Pain Quotidien (See yesterday’s entry about the glitch in Philly’s Le Pain Quotidien).


Relativity Media’s “Limitless” topped the weekend’s domestic box office with an estimated debut purse of $19 million from 2,756 locations. Us Magazine reports that Bradley Cooper celebrated by dumping Renee Zellweger. The only wedding ring he plans to wear in the near future is his dad’s Charles Cooper who passed away in January.
Shot from the special Limitless screening in Philly on March 5th at the Rave. BC is seen hugging his aunt as his mom Gloria Cooper looks on. TMZ reports that