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July 2012


I’m a Miley Cyrus Fangirl. Monday’s update & her dining pleasure

 I’ve turned into a Miley Cyrus fan girl and I know you (my regular readers), must be over this coverage. I never watched Hannah Montana before, or really heard any of her music, well except “Party in the USA”, what a great anthem, but I’m smitten with this kitten who has such a devoted fan following, like the Saved by the Bell fans, or the Sex and the City peeps who go to NYC to sit on Carrie’s steps. I’m surprised a news organization hasn’t done a story on these young ladies yet.

Morning everyone – Miley tweeted this photo to her fans. I guess she sleeps with all her jewelery on.

Miley headed to the set Monday, Ziggy walked besides her sans leash.  He didn’t stray too far from her as she strolled down the street with her Starbucks, and then entered Liam’s trailer. He was filming his last scene at the Lombard location, day 7 of 40, his ultra modern apartment building. Later she headed off with a friend as Liam went to work.

 Gabriella’s mom took off from work today, and waited 10 hrs near Liam’s trailer to meet him.(Note to fangirls, bring a camera with a flash if your phone doesn’t have a flash. Altho I can see Gabriella’s smile shine through. PS Photoshop may be able to lighten your shot. send me your picture I will do if for you like I did for the gal in the shot below.)

Liam was in his car, passed the gals, stopped got out and posed. What a guy!!

I’m so happy my mom waited with us for like 5 hours to see Liam


The Melanie Finley Ovarian High Heel Race in Avalon NJ – Pixs

 The Melanie Finley Ovarian organization held it’s 3rd annual 50 yard High Heel Race to raise awareness and funds for ovarian
cancer Saturday Avalon.
Leigh Kane, Kutztown, Pennsylvania – Associate Professor of Art at Kutztown University leads the pack in High Heels run for Ovarian Cancer fund raiser in Avalon Saturday, July 28, 2012

 This year they held a men’s heat too.

 Laura Heena of Cherry Hill NJ defends her title.
 Charlie Hunter of Avalon get’s his sea legs
Mike took this shot w/his cell phone, now I have competition. – The agony of de feet

  Melanie Finley with the winners in the ladies division.

 Melanie Finley with the winners in the men’s division. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Monica Glass and i are having a couple events in memory of our loved ones, Judy Wilkins and Kathleen Glass; we’ll have details soon.


HILL HARPER, WAYNE BRADY & Tommy Oliver on the 1982 Film Set in West Oak Lane

I visited the set of the film 1982 earlier this month (I reported on this in my Fox 29 clip last Thursday). It’s a film about
a father Tim Brown, (Hill Harper),

Hill Harper

whose wife Shenae Brown,
Leal) succumbs to a crack cocaine addiction and him trying to wean his
wife off it while shielding their 10 year old daughter (Troi Zee). It
takes place in Philly in 1982 at the very onset of the crack epidemic
and is ultimately a story of a father doing whatever it takes to save
his family.

The film was shot in West Oak Lane on Andrews Ave Philadelphia neighborhood where
writer, directer and producer Tommy Oliver, grew up.

The film was a
family and friend project as many of his participated in the making of
it, even flying in from California to work as a favor. Actor David
told me “Tommy is the kind of friend you do that for.” The home
used in the movie is in reality Oliver’s grandmother’s house. His
grandmother is played by Ruby Dee.  He told me his grandmother was
thrilled when she met him.

   Bokeem Woodbine and Hill Harper
Director Tommy Oliver and Troi Zee
A surprise add to the cast the day I was
there, Wayne Brady, who was so thin I didn’t even recognize him.  I
loved seeing the cars from the ’70s like the Pinto that wouldn’t start
and they had to push down the hill to jump start it, or the vintage
clothing, which came from Echochic in Philadelphia. The last film Oliver
produced, Kinyarwanda, won the audience award at
Sundance and was ranked #6 on Roger Ebert’s top 10 films of 2011.

writer, directer and producer Tommy Oliver, Hill Harper and Wayne Brady get some shade on this very hot day.  Shortly after this I got the tip about Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth eating at Capital Grille, and as it happened the 1982 crew was heading out to lunch, so I made my way back to town and got the exclusive shots of the duo leaving the restaurant.



Paranoia is filming on Lombard between 9th & 10th Streets again, so look for the road to be closed after 10AM. Only Liam is on set. It’s the last day of filming at this location.  Miley Cyrus and Liam spent the weekend out and about with Ziggy, and posed with the fans that asked.  As I mentioned on Friday there are two girls that are repeat offenders returning again and again for pixs with Miley. If these two gals can find her 3 days straight, any hard working fan should be able to find her.

Sophia waited a couple hours the 2nd day to catch Miley at the same place she got her the day before.

After visiting Liam on the set and stalking one of the singers from Zayn Malik  Miley & her friend Lijv went to the KOP Mall stopping first at the Cheesecake Factory. A cute fan ran into her and said, “you know you look like Miley Cyrus,” which Miley replied she was. Then she posed for a photo. Miley has now jumped ahead of the list as one of the most friendliest, accommodating celebs I have ever photographed. The list is now Miley, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. The worst people Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Shia LaBeouf, (& by worse I mean they don’t sign for fans when they’re out and about, besides being rude every single time I tried to photograph them.)

Then she did a little retail therapy at Sephora in the KOP Mall. I hear Shane Victorino was there Thursday night. They love Neiman Marcus’ I hear.

The duo made it back in time to catch the fireworks from the Camden Riversharks stadium.

Saturday Luz Gil (at least 4 pixs now) caught up with Miley Cyrus. No doubt Luz

and Sophia (again 3 days in a row) will have their own fan club shortly.  You’re the girls that spent your summer getting a trillion Miley Cyrus shots & making friends with her. (My money is on Luz to win.)

Love the shirt Liam is wearing. Miley is looking super great in her daisy dukes. She finally changed her shoes and has boots on, kinda warm for the 90F day. Thanks to you fans for tweeting this shots, so I don’t have to bother Miley (well really I was away this weekend at the beach, it was nice.) 

Hallie and Miley. (2XS for Hallie) ps are my regular readers over Miley yet?  I do love these stories & fan photos though. It’s fascinating she hasn’t turned anyone down, or say “This is you’re 2nd photo in two days?”

Sunday with Metallica (Did she do laundry, she just wore the flannel on Friday?)

Sunday with Metallica. I recently got a 
a great cell phone, a Galexy 2S. Takes great pixs.
This is my sister Crista, and her baby Mimi. Crista has 2 boys too, 5 & 3, with hubby Michael. We had an awesome weekend. Now back to work. Follow me on twitter @IPhillychitchat for up to the minute sightings and tidbits to use on Philly. Wanna read more about Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth & the filming of Paranoia, just scroll down more stories & photos, some I even took myself.

Paranoia Week 1 Wrap Up – SPOILERS; Where is Miley Cyrus today?

OK now we’re rolling. Paranoia the movie starring Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford (no sightings of him yet though.) is in full swing filming every day (this past week except Sunday) since it’s start last Saturday at the Comcast Center.

The film is directed by Robert Luketic.

The Comcast building represents Wyatt Telecom, (That’s Liam Hemsworth through the window inside the lobby.)

 a place where Liam Hemsworth character Adam worked. 

On this day of shooting Adam has been shown the door, and is walking out with his team, which includes Lucas Till and Embeth Davidtz

 One of the stories I didn’t get to tell was how Liam Hemsworth was driving away in his SUV, and a father and his two girls were running along the sidewalk trying to get his attention. He had the driver reverse, then he got out and posed with the two girls. It was so sweet.

5th & Morris. Frank’s house in “Brooklyn”. This is where Adam (Liam) lives before a few changes come into his life. The actual house they used had been recently renovated. They had to undo some of the renovation to make it look a bit more run down, the owners of course, want them to return it to it’s natural beautiful state. The owners were put up for a few weeks at a hotel. They chose this location for it’s proximately next to the run down corner store.  They also had to use the house next door, I imagine it was interesting when they saw the neighbors collection of snakes and turtles. The owner told me she hope the heat didn’t bother her pets too much as they needed to open the windows to hang filming banners for reflection of the light.

The Loews Hotel acts as Adams new office location, Encon Systems.

The location of Adam’s new apartment after he starts rolling in the dough. For about 2 weeks they built this elaborate facade and I couldn’t figure out why.

Now I’ve heard that it’s for total darkness as some of the scenes are supposed to be taking place at night. Makes sense now. 

Liam Hemsworth, Embeth Davidtz, and Julian McMahon are on set for this shoot, which will be there today and Monday (no weekend shoots this week.)  BTW the 800 block of LOMBARD STREET IS CLOSED. Avoid this area, the traffic bottle necks with South Street, and it’s not pretty. Now for some Miley Cyrus photos.

When Miley arrived the weather was in the 80’s and her hair was down. Plus ck out those sunglasses, the girl has a fresh collection. Not so much on the shoes since she keeps wearing the black chucks, but she does change her sunglasses.

Then it got hot and the darn hairs been up in that silly bun. Note that Miley smiles in fan photos if she’s shopping or

They have a dog.

Super fan Luz Gil. Miley wore a Chanel shirt at the Comcast Center, then the next day she tweeted for them to hook a sista up with a bag they were featuring. I hope they saw these shots seen by six million twitter followers.

Luz Gil getting another shot of Miley outside the Loews Hotel on Wednesday. Hmm what are your thoughts on this top?

Fan girls get the photos. I haven’t seen Miley in a bit, and she hasn’t seen the photographers/paparazzi for a while either,

You know why I know, she wore the same outfit all day.  When there are photographers around she changes her outfit. Last Wednesday, the day I got her at Capital Grille she had a haute outfit on

 (She looks grouchy here, but what was happening was she was walking towards a big puddle and he was saying you’re standing in the only dry part of the corner, but I didn’t realize it til that time. Then I started chatting with them about places to visit in Philly. That’s why there aren’t any photos after this point. Then they went into the Prince Theater to continue doing camera testing.)

in the morning she was wearing a black shirt and a white skirt and was photographed by a different pap, then that evening she put the blue jumper on that she bought at Anthropologie and was shot again.(I guess her boycott is over cause they’re owned by Urban Outfitters.) Above with a fan at Woody’s restaurant, bar & night club.

Luz Gil was on the move yesterday again. Did she get a shot of Miley. She is on a mission to get the most pixs/with and I think she’s going to get it done.  (After Miley left Woody’s she went back to the set about 2AM and hung out, I was told.) Who’s gonna beat her, maybe…

Thanks for touring Philly, and what restaurant was it that you were eating in when Miley walked by? Just curious, was it good? See these movies bring more money into the City than just jobs, it brings fans who need to eat. #PaTaxCredit goes a long way.

No doubt Hollywood Tans membership will be increasing next week. Twice this week she went to the one in the Gayborhood, and now they’ve offered her a free unlimited membership. Has she ever heard of Skin Palette, the spray tan place at 126 S 19th St. (Co-owner Julie Dorenbos is on the Kendra show, you can talk Hollywood with her.)

You can find Miley Cyrus whereever the fans are. They are sleuths and seem to always be successful in their quest. What’s sweet is Miley is always accommodating, and that says a lot cause there are a lot of fans!!

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Check me out on my weekly Fox 29 “Good Day Philly” segment where I chat about where Miley & Liam, Richard Dreyfuss and even Wayne Brady have been eating. 

I forgot to mention on Fox that Josh Holloway has been eating at Hip City Veg every day since he arrived. Delicious food.

Also check out my other media outlet Philly Magazine online where I post photos of the who’s who, and what’s what going on in Philly at parties you may have missed, oh and my exclusive David Beckham photo at Palomar’s Square 1682.

Keep the tips coming, and thank you very much.  buzz  @ (email no space)

Basically it’s why I can’t get to my emails or invoices cause I’m out all the time: Hughe Around Town getting the news you can use and want to know about. I’m going away for 4 days and will hopefully catch up on my mail. xoxo Thanks for reading me HughE

Paranoia comes to theaters September 27th, 2013 and stars Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Amber Heard, Julian McMahon.


Miley Cyrus hangs with the Gays at Woody’s

Showing up about midnight Miley went to Woody’s around midnight with her gay bff. Originally she attempted to enter the front door, but the bouncer carded her and told her she had to use the under 21 door. She stayed for over an hour, going fairly unnoticed, and danced to tunes said an eye witness. She chatted with other kids, posed for pixs and had a great time like everyone else Thanks Jewellee Williams for this photo.


Brian DeVuono, Sorry I Screwed Up – I shot David Beckham at Square 1682

This is Brian DeVuono with Carol Drumstas. He’s what I called a trifecta PhillyChitChat follower, he reads my blog, follows me on Twitter, reads my Philly Mag column and watches me on Fox 29.  I screwed up his name in my Philly Mag column yesterday. I know exactly what happened, I put his name in google to see what he did for a living ie Linkin, and Google changed it to a “S” and then I copied & pasted it into my column. Guess what it was all wrong. I guess I should have looked at the biz card he gave me, but I was in a hurry to get the column out the very next morning. Sometimes I make mistakes, I hate when that happens, but even more so when I do it to a faithful reader. Sorry about that. Now how’s that other guys name spelled. Someone told me on Twitter, but Twitter is down and I can’t find out Axl’s real name. I don’t know him so I’m not as broken up about it. Thanks for this great week I had. I’m on vacation til Tuesday, but will still be doing entries through out the time cause I have lots of content. BTW what’s Brian do? 
Check out this shot I got of David Beckham leaving the Palomar’s restaurant 1682. Did you know his kids were with him. He flew in by private plane at 11AM, did a practice, had dinner with his team mates then…


The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) Votes in a New Board

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is the new
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Chamber of Commerce for the
Greater Philadelphia region.  The IBA serves the LGBT and business
communities of: 

  • Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania;
  • Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties in New Jersey;
  • and, New Castle County in Delaware. Recently the organization gathered to vote in their new board members. Above president Evan Urbania
    Principal, ChatterBlast Media addresses the membership. 

Mary Kate, Lianna Sia-Dictor, Lara Eschback

Tom Streeper, Bill Donahue and Patrick Mullen

Second Vice President Stephen Facenda President, ViaMark Advertising and Gordon Stanley, Morgan Stanley
The members vote for the new Board.

Evan UrbaniaPrincipal, ChatterBlast Media

First Vice President

C. Richard Horrow, Esq.

Second Vice President

Stephen FacendaPresident, ViaMark Advertising


David SchellenbergPresident, LinguiSearch, Inc. 


Christine Hahn-ProffittVP, Integrity Staffing Solutions

Stuart Alter

City of Philadelphia

Bill Gehrman

President, En Route Consulting

Jeremy Gussick

LPL Financial

David F. Huting, CHA

Vice President, PNC Wealth Management 

Jim Kiley-Zufelt 

Tactile Design Group

Conrad Kuhn

Realtor, Weichert Realtors

Mark Seaman

Director of Development & Communications, Philadelphia FIGHT

Megan Smith

Attorney, Stark & Stark 

Thomas Streeper

Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions


Liam Hemsworth and Richard Dreyfuss 5th & Morris – Paranoia in South Philly

What’s filming in Center City (Philadelphia) you ask?: This past week Paranoia (Monday & Tuesday) has been filming at 5th & Morris in South Philly. Neither day had too many people at the film set, but the production has been somewhat brutal to the paparazzi, or as I like to explain it to you – the people who get the shots that YOU, America, look at every day on TMZ, Perez Hilton, Just Jared and all the fan sites. So no hating on the paparazzi until you stop your cosumption of those products.  Of course I am the friendly paparazzo and adhered to their request and observed the filming as a “fan”, just like youse cause all I really need is a story, the story, your story the neighborhoods story.

Monday night, was my birthday, and my friends and I took my birthday limo to the film set to see if Liam or Miley would get confused and jump inside. They had already left for the day, but they left behind some props.  As usual I want to say it’s awesome when Philly & it’s tax incentive can lure a production away from NYC and we get a little Hollywood in the City of Brotherly love; and no matter how the production treats the paparazzi, they are always super nice to the fans who come out to watch the production. Just remember no flash, and no talking after they yell “Rolling.”

Liam Hemsworth is getting ready for his close u. Josh holloway was on set today, but I didn’t get a photo. He was wearing a suit in the very hot sun and stayed in the shade a lot.

A movie star up close, even if they had no idea who he was, “it’s the tall good looking guy.”
They are filming in the house that is right next door to the corner deli. Check me out on Fox 29 on Thursday to get the details of who lives there and other fun dish.

Here are Liam Hemsworth’s and Richard Dreyfuss‘ stand ins for the shooting. They are sitting on the steps to Frank’s House.

Yes the Goodbye Girl guy is on the set, you know they guy from Jaws. Two guys were holding “Jaws” posters and Dreyfuss told the security guard to let them come over and he would sign their souvenirs. How cool is that?
Liam Hemsworth was pretty cool too posing with a few fans including Luz Gil 1990. On Saturday she scored a Miley Cyrus. Monday Cyrus was in NYC strutting herself in hot hot short shorts while shopping. Go check out those pixs. HAUTE!
I thought every one was breaking for dinner at 4PM, so Philly Film Gurl & I headed for “dinner” too. We were wrong, Liam was just going back to his trailer to change for another scene. When we got back to the set he was finishing up the last “take”
Can you believe I missed getting this $$$ “Money Shot!!” That means I didn’t send it to the wireservice I work for in NYC, the one that pays my bills so I can futz around all day trying to get you the scoop. But hey I know you’re gonna enjoy it. They only did one take while I was there, otherwise I would have pulled out my professional camera and tried to get a much better shot for the magazines. Oh well. I’ve been blessed with awesome shots before like last week at Capital Grille. Thanks for stopping by, and if you’re in Philly check out TESUCHERS CHOCOLATES or get your shop on At The Shops of Liberty Place at 16th & Chestnut Streets.

Starting tomorrow (7/25) through 7/30 filming for Paranoia will be at 9th &
Lombard Streets (I originally read they were prepping the site here.) It will be an inside shoot, not much fun. I took this yesterday, today the house is completely wrapped in plastic.  I would avoid driving in this area as there will be trucks on Lombard, South and 9th Streets.Check out Philly Film Gurl’s page for video of Tuesday’s shoot, & hear the pigeon’s sing.


It’s NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – which means it’s an el Jimador Day

It’s NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY  – which means it’s an el Jimador Day!!
On Saturday I headed over to

Kildare’s Irish Pub

in Manayunk to enjoy a MLS ALL-STAR party by el Jimador

el Jimador

I ran into Chuck & Katie Meyer who were there with friends celebrating birthdays.

Steff Pace,  Kayla DonFrancesco, Matt Gummel, and Erica Ford. The ladies were celebrating the end of a tough clinical psychologist exam at PCOM.
Marcus Smith hanging with friends.
Danny Drago was glad he stopped by because he won tickets to Wednesday’s 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. He’s a big soccer fan, once trying out for the team. Now he’s pursuing his doctorate.