Philadelphia

PhillyChitChatter: Selena Gomez, Dr Oz, Kesha, Rittenhouse Row Sightings, & Dan Quayle

Selena Gomez Stops by Kmart’s Philadelphia Market Street store

To Meet Fans and Celebrate her New Dream Out Loud Fall Collection 9th & Market Streets 11:30AM

Celebrity Sightings: Del Frisco’s was a revolving door of celebrity sightings last night. Nate Allen safety from the Eagles in. The next table had a mixed group with Bran Chamblee from the golf channel, former VP Dan Quayle who I hear loved the baked “POTATOE” and Vinnie Del Negro, former NBA player and head coach. We just walked in the big bopper, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard with a party of four but the one who trumps them all and arguably the best left handed pitcher to play the game Steve Carlton in the house with a party of seven. I on the otherhand was sighting a lot of locals along Rittenhouse Row Restaurant.

In these last few weeks of August come to an end, the streets of Philly seem a little less congestion with the neighbors eking out the last days of their vacations at some exotic place. One are that never seems to have a lack of people is the 18th Street Rittenhouse restaurant row where I ran into quite a few interesting people. At Rouge I spotted Sharon Pinkenson and Joe Weiss dining window side. Sharon tweeted two days ago. That “There is a silver lining.” I had heard rumors that Bradley Cooper was coming back to film something in the Fall, was that a hint about that movie? I put some thought into it and check Bradley’s IMDB and saw that he’s filming “The Silver Linings Playbook” with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Barbara Hershey, who was in everyone’s favorite tearjerker movie with Bette Midler, in the Fall. So I’m going on record there will be Bradley Cooper sightings in Philly come this fall.

Also spotted were Charles and Elise Pizzi eating with Fred and Irene Schabel. Then I ran into Betsy and Holden Hummel. Betsy is the president of Rittenhouse Square. They’re also working on the graffiti problem, but she tells me that because the limestone, the limestone has to be physically removed and then taken to a service where they suck the paint out of the purist material. Look for the new lights and cameras to be installed giving the park an even safer feel, which might also deter vandalism. In October the Friends of Rittenhouse square are planning to through a Harvest Festival for the kids.Michael Spain Smith outside of Parc around Midnight last night.

Kristyn Aldrich, Shola Olunloyo and Monica Glass from 10 Arts, curbside at Parc.

Jill Rizen, Stacey Kracher and Liza Tedeschi doing a drive by at Devon where I was eating with Justin Wineburgh, Aly Green, and the usual suspects. They told me about Adrien Hardy spinning at Rogue Gallery and I was on my way with Kristyn and Monica. To my surprise I found Manny Romano and Adrien Hardy both spinning. I’m a big fan of both their music. I hadn’t been to the Rogues Gallery and what a mistake, it was nice, clean, and had a great atmosphere. No remanants of the scary TA Flannery’s which had been it’s previous incarnation. The one thought I had after leaving around 2AM, is there gonna need a bigger place, once this gem is discovered it’s gonna be packed most nights, and especially on the weekends. Co-owner Anthony Sembello tells me they have a full serve menu, and every night something is going on with an emphasis on dancing Wed – Saturday. They even have an ’80s night for my readers who keep asking me about a place for them. They do catering, a happy hour and have a late night menu too. Check them out at 11 S 21st Street. There’s a parking lot across the street.

Kesha at the Q102 Performance Theater yesterday with Joe McCollum of Clear Channel.



Dr. Oz is coming to Philadelphia September 12, 2011 on Fox 29 at 4PM. A producer from the show came to town yesterday and taped a few promos using Philadelphia folks dumping Dr Oz’s toxic 10 times. You have to tune in on 9/12 to see what those toxic items are. Above Julie Dorenbos and Fox 29’s Jen Frederick, who participated in the dumping. Dr. Oz is visiting several other cities in the country getting them to dump their toxins too.

At Rashada Siojo’s (on right) new salon, Siojo, 244 Race Street in the Old City, Roger Mudd was giving FREE Blow Out’s yesterday. I posted it on my FB and Nicole Paloux stopped in and took advantage of Roger’s expert talents. I was in Old City and randomly stopped by. Cute shop, really unique.

The following pixs were taken in Old City yesterday.

These are all over Old City

This looks like fun this weekend

The Painted Bride is getting a new window

Race Street Pier

One of my fav murals

Seriously does this house on Elfreth’s Ally have to look like it wasn’t painted in centuries

Interesting art near 3rd and Arch

I forgot to post Joselio Hanson’s cake the other night. Looks beautiful, but is it edible?