Upcoming Celebrity Events: Plus Charlie Sheen, Brent Celek, Rebecca Minkoff, Charles Dutton Celebrity News
PhillyChitChatter: Celebrity Sightings in and around Philadelphia:
Last week was busy, busy, busy with celebrities making appearances in the Philly area.
I stopped by Sigma Sound Studios earlier in the week to catch the action of the new Charles Dutton (“Roc,” “Get On the Bus”) movie he’s filming in our area. You’ll recall the last time he did a film in town it was called “The Gift” back in 2009. Then last fall I photographed him eating at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square. His new movie is called “Must Be the Music,” and also stars Rockefella Records Recording artist: Jadakiss, Tariq Trotter of Recording group, The ROOTS, Atlanta Housewives star, Lisa Wu, Recording Artist Trina and recording artist Recording Artist Pleasure P. Filming continues this week at Sigma sound and (Above: Roz Fulton, Casting Director, Charles Dixon, Madison Hunter and Shonse Hawkins. with the tiger eyes.)then will resume on the streets of Philly in the first week of May in the Italian Market, and at Broad and Spruce.
Rebecca Minkoff was at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd on Thursday for a meet and greet. Her full Spring 2011 Collection exclusively at the store. With Gail Slogoff, Jen Abrams and Damian Oto of Saks; Rebecca has now created a men’s collection that is also sold at Sak’s: Designing Ben Minkoff, named in honor of her grandfather a WWII fighter pilot, was a natural next step for me. We had an abundance of requests to create a men’s line and felt it was the right time to introduce the collection to our customers.” I love the bags myself. In the above picture she’s preparing to sign a baseball that will be auctioned off at the Hamels Foundation Diamonds & Denim Event on August 11 at the Crystal Tea Room.
Charlie Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour,” made a stop at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City Saturday night. A handful of my friends wasted their money going, and for the most part hated the show. Except for my buddy G-N Kang who brought Jon and Julie Dorenbos with her for a backstage meet and greet. Sporting a Shane Victorino Phillies Jersey that Sheen traded for his “Duh, Winning” T-Shirt, Sheen started by telling the crowd of the victorious tour he has had had already, except for Detroit. During his show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Sheen called up on stage comedian/roast master Jeffrey Ross. And by all accounts, Ross was the funniest part of the show. Ross cracked, “I’m used to roasting classier people like Flava Flav and Courtney Love. After the show, Ross tweeted that he “considered roasting @charliesheen a public service.” It’s the most bizarre time when Charlie Sheen and his crazy can go on tour for the world to see. If only Anna Nicole Smith thought of this…Also down the shore Carson Kressley stopped by one of my favorite breakfast places Teplitzky’s at the Chelsea Hotel for breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. Look for Carson to be in the Philadelphia area on May 7 for the sixth annual Black Tie and Boots Ball at Bryn Clovis, Brushwood Farm in Malvern. The Ball benefits the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation.
Friday Eagles tight end Brent Celek will be selecting the menu for his upcoming “Top of the Town Tasting” fundraiser event on June 13th. Brent will be joined by the Loews Executive Chef, Tom Kriebel and board members from the Take Flight Foundation – Brent’s nonprofit organization that provides opportunities, support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children in the Greater Philadelphia area. Brad Waxman, of Southern Wine & Spirits; Jay Devine, Devine & Powers, Tom McAloon, Walmart, Brent Celek, Bernie Shields, M&T Bank, Rick Staub, GM Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Jay Devine and Brent Celek. Brent was telling me GN & I that he wasn’t in love with the design of the sign on the outside of his new bar, 879. I said why don’t you create a sign using the colors & type set on the Eagles uniform’s that make up yours and fellow Eagles player & co-owner’s Todd Herremans numbers. Brent said sold, he loved that idea. So look for a sign change. Speaking of 879 – Damon Feldman sent out a press release tonight claiming that two of Jersey Shore’s Snookie’s exes, Dennis Figeroua and Jeff Miranda, will meet in a celebrity boxing match at some time in the future, but they’re not listed on the above flyer. What is listed is the current 879 sign because the press conference will be held at 879 this Wednesday. You’ll also meet TV Star from Bay Watch and upcoming Celebrity Rehab on VH-1 Jeremy Jackson will be Celebrity Referee and available for pix and auto graphs. All the action starts at 7:45PM.