Celebrity Sightings in Philly: John Legend, Kourtney Kardashian, Johnny Weir, Frankie Valli, Jerry Blavet, Lisa Gaudio, Young Chris
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Crooner John Legend stopped by Rouge last night for dinner with his girlfriend, they then went for a stroll in Rittenhouse Square before heading over to the Fox and Hound to watch the game. After getting a tip about a celebrity sighting I often research it to see if there’s been other sightings or if it was reported by other media/people so I can give proper credit. I found Wesmanchild who tweeted he was at a sports bar and Legend was there. I contacted him and he told me that Legend was low key and rooting for Dallas.
NBC10’s Tim Furlong tells me next week he’ll be setting his alarm at 1:45AM to take over the NBC10 shift left vacant by Justin Pizzi who moves to the 4, 5, and 6 O’clock news.
Last Saturday Kourtney Kardashian dined at Teplitzky’s at The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City with 2 girlfriends. After breakfast Kourtney & Scott Disick attended a stunning wedding at One Atlantic in The Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City, where Kourtney played bridesmaid (training for her Maid of Honor duties when Kim ties the knot I guess).
Over the weekend the Phillies won 3 out of the 4 games played against the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs bedded down at the Ritz-Carlton and I shot this photo on Thursday of two of the players on their way to a practice.
As I was hanging out in front of The Ritz Charles Barclay was sighted over at the Capital Grille (Broad & Chestnut) eating lunch. Later in the day I heard Mayor Nutter and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews also broke bread there, but on Wednesday.
Two-time Olympian, Lancaster raised Johnny Weir skater strolled into Macy’s with his usual flair last Wednesday about 45 minutes late, seems he was held up by Philadelphia rush hour traffic after landing from Miami at 5PM. That would make a lot of sense,but don’t they have rush hour traffic at 5PM in Miami? He was as happy as can be posing for a dozen shots for the waiting paparazzi, and then signed his new book, Welcome To My World, for about 100 fans. Before his arrival there was a fashion show of Macy’s latest Spring Collection. Cocktails were served and food from the new Greek restaurant Opa. On Sunday Weir was the Grand Marshall at The LA PRIDE Parade. Also appearing in the parade was Philadelphia born Gloria Allred, who is now representing the ladies in a class action displaced at Resorts International over the skimpy cocktail attire. (Above Alexandra Capik and Samantha DiNicola)Author Jen Miller held a book launch party/fundraiser for Lucy The Elephant at Lucy’s Hat Shop in Old City last Thursday. Friends and family came out to help celebrate the 2nd edition book “Explorer’s Guide The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May: A Great Destination”. Jen also writes daily on her blog Down The Shore With Jen. You can also keep up with the latest news to use for the Jersey Shore via her twitter @jerseyshorejen
Then I headed across the street to Mac’s Tavern to see my friend WMMR’s Marissa Magnatta and her friend from 8th grade, Ashley. Marissa was executing her weekly Quizzo at the tavern. This week’s subject was all about beer as it was Beer Week. I am well informed now.Also hanging out at Mac’s Tavern was American Football Fullback Denver Bronco’s Kyle Eckel. Kyle says he is looking forward to the lock out ending soon so he can get back to the game. In the meantime he is enjoying his time back in Philly.
While wandering the City this past week, I noticed the Philly Chocolate Confectionery Lounge is now open for business. The place looks awesome. I hope they never sell ice cream or they’re gonna put my friends who own Tutti Frutti, next door, right out of business.
A Private Concert by Rock n’ Roll Legend Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons was held Friday night to Benefit Coaches vs. Cancer of Philadelphia and St. Ignatius Nursing Home at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. After the concert Frankie, Lisa Gaudio, husband Jimmy Kazanjian and some members of band along with his manager went to Positano Coast for at late dinner that we were treated to by Jerry Blavat . Who joined us about 1am after his gig in Atlantic City for desert and fine wine. (More photos from the event will be published later this week.)
Rapper Young Chris played a thirty minute set at the Apple Store on Walnut Street Friday night, and brought friends Freeway & Young Neff to jam with him.