Big Brother Casting Call in Philly, April 30 four big events, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling & Don Rickles in AC


Philadelphia is buzzing this month, especially with the busy festival season under way ie The Philadelphia International Festival of Arts, The Philadelphia Library Festival and tomorrow as the Philadelphia Cinefest festival ends the Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off.
And at the end of the month, specifically Saturday April 30 get your party clothes & comfortable shoes out HughE as I will be running all over town to cover a few choice events. During the day there’s the PIFA Street Fair on Broad Street from Noon til 8:30PM, at the same time down in South Philly enjoy the Springtime weather and some delicious Philadelphia fare at Flavors of the Avenue. Celebrating some of South Philly’s best food and drink spots, the event showcases over 20 businesses all offering samples of their signature dishes and drinks under the cover of a big top tent. In the evening there’s First Lady of Philadelphia’s Lisa Nutter event. She’s the President and the Philadelphia Academies, Inc. PARTY LIKE A SUPERHERO – APRIL 30, 2011 at the Loews Hotel at 6PM. This year’s honoree’s Daniel K. Fitzpatrick and Citizens Bank, and our Honorary Chairs, Susan Taylor (former Editor of Essence Magazine), Wes Moore (author of New York Times bestseller – The Other Wes Moore) and Steve Powers, graphic artist, for one of the best fundraisers of the spring season. Finally Please Touch Museum’s annual Storybook Ball, which I have attended twice in past years, and I love. A night of fantasy with kids and parents all dressed up as their favorite character.

The Shane Victorino Foundation has teamed up with charitybuzz to auction off a Phillies fan experience you’ll never forget! The winning bidder and three guests will enjoy dinner with Shane Victorino, plus tickets to a Phillies game, complete with meet-and-greet before the game. Click on the link below for details and happy bidding!Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Irina Shayk at Borgata showing off her assets before hosting mur.mur on Saturday night with music by DJ Jesse Marco.
Also down the Shore, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling tells me that he and Emily Conner went to see Don Rickles at The Borgata Music Box on Friday night and The O’Jays on Saturday night. “After Don’s show we went back to his dressing room and met the legendary Tony O, Don’s closest guy. Don knows me and heard I was in the crowd. He said, “:Not working on a Friday, Jackie? Tell your agent there’s this great new invention…the phone.”

In 2001 I gave Les Paul a joke that he used every night from then until he passed on in June 2009. It’s perfect for Don, so I gave it to him.

“I tried that Viagra. Now I feel like a condemned building with a new flagpole.”
Big Brother Casting Agent Holds Open Call at CBS 3 This Friday
Big Brother is searching for television’s next reality star, and the show is bringing its search to Philadelphia to look for ideal housemates for Season 13. Big Brother Senior Casting Producer Tedd Schermerhorn is coming to Philadelphia on Friday, April 15, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. to interview candidates. The casting call will be held at CBS 3 studios, 1555 Hamilton Street (entrance on 16th Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden Streets) in Philadelphia.
Participants will get two minutes to tell Big Brother why they think they would make the ultimate housemate. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years or older, have a completed official application (available on, two pictures of themselves (one face and one full body), a copy of their birth certificate or social security card and a copy of a state-issued license or ID. Big Brother is the hit CBS reality television show that follows a group of people living together in a large house who are continuously watched by television cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each series tapes for approximately three months and consists of 12-15 participants in the household. In the end, the housemates try to win a cash prize of $500,000 by avoiding periodic evictions from the house.