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Bradley Cooper In North Philly, Chris Tucker and The X-Factor Philadelphia Link

Bradley Cooper and the David O. Russell directed Silver Linings Project Update:

Friday: Even Bradley Cooper’s leather coat looks like that trash bag he’s been wearing for the past month of filming. Thank God he’s easy on the eyes, because the trash bag is in the dumps. Today Robert Deniro is schedule to come back into town and is due on the Upper Darby set. Last week Bradley and Jennifer Lawrence filmed additional scenes of them running down the street (where have we seen that before?), and in the evening they filmed a scene in a diner where Jennifer Lawrence’s character has a break down including a screaming fit. (This movie just doesn’t sound like a comedy as it’s classified.)
Chris Tucker who I tweeted was in town for his scenes last Tuesday, filmed a scene at Norristown Hospital with Bradley Cooper on Monday night. No report of him on the set after that, but he’s still in town as he showed up at his old friends Harry Belafonte’s book signing at the Philadelphia Library on Friday night, along with a sold out crowd of fans. Belafonte’s new book is called “My Song: A Memoir” (Paul J. Froggatt – PR Photos License)

Victor, Harry Belafonte, Chris Tucker, and Reid
Belafonte and Tucker at an event last year.

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The X-Factor Philadelphia Link:

LeRoy Bell

LeRoy Bell was in an American soul group from Philadelphia with Casey James, called Bell and James. Bell’s uncle Thom Bell got them signed to Gamble & Huff as songwriters for Philadelphia International Records. They wrote tunes for Elton John, MFSB, The O’Jays, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Freda Payne, Phyllis Hyman, The Three Degrees, and others, before A&M Records took notice and signed them to a full album deal in 1978.

According to Wikipedia: Three albums and several hit singles followed, including “Livin’ it Up (Friday Night),” which hit #7 on the U.S. Billboard Black singles, and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1979. Thom Bell wrote songs with Philadelphia songstress Linda Creed. The annual Linda Creed charity luncheon is on December 3rd 2011 from 11:00 AM-2:00PM, in the Crystal Tea Room, in the Wanamaker Building for our 2011 “Enchanted Holidays” Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Fashion Show.