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October 2012



Octomom enters rehab for anxiety, just another chapter to obtain some kind of celebrity status on the F List I guess.

This is Octomom’s manager tweeting out the news she’s in rehab, usually people want this news to be hush hush, especially if the world already thinks you’re an unfit mother. Plus it usually works against the celebrity monetarily.
 Some women named Gotch tweeting that Octomom’s manager got her addicted to xanax.

Philadelphia’s Damon Feldman says he saw Gina supply Octo. I think these people are all in bed together for money. People love a good reality, or even a bad one. I blame it on the WWF.
The photo of Octo above is one I took at Fox 29 in September when Feldman, Michael Lohan and Octo appeared together to promote a pillow fight between Octo and Wired 96.5’s Shila in the Morning. It’s all about stretching the 15 minutes and making a little green.

Friday at 1PM it all plays out in Judge Alex’s Courtroom. Famed pillow fight promoter Damon Feldman sues Michael Lohan, soul sucking father of Lindsay Lohan

Aditi Roy Engaged? John Bolaris Engaged! Rogue Weather People & FrankenStorm Costume

During the height of Hurricane Sandy I received inquiries asking me if Aditi Roy was engaged. I reviewed my tivo and yes it looks like she’s engaged. I sent an email for a comment, but haven’t heard back from Aditi.

Congratulations to John Bolaris and now fiance Erica Smitheman. Bolaris popped the question to Smitheman on the Howard Stern Sirus Radio Show on Monday at the height of Hurricane Sandy. Perfect Storm, perfect girl who’s weathered many of his storms he told me.  The spontaneous proposal didn’t produce a ring that day, but John’s going to surprise Erica by Thanksgiving as he’s thankful she’s in his life.

I’m only posting the explanation below because people wrote me about why I tweeted it that Hurricane Schwartz guessed correctly on when Hurricane Sandy would make landfall. I guess people missed my explanation in the morning.


Thank you to all those working so hard to keep everyone safe & informed before/during/after . We couldn’t have gotten thru it with out you.

Standouts were 6ABC’s Amy Buckman, and CBS3 Jenn Bernstein, NBC10’s Sheena Parveen who explained the hurricane in depth and what to expect (Plus I got over 5,000 searches on her in 3 days) also lots for Jillian Mele and Monica Malpass, Cicely Tynan and Adam Joseph, NBC10’s Terry Ruggles who was out of his element and provided a great story, Fox 29’s Steve Keeley’s no nonsense delivery and Jenn Frederick who did an awesome job telling the story from inside the studio using lots of photos (she must have references her husband a lot cause readers kept searching on PCC for info on him.) Funniest why didn’t Claudia Gomez wear boots instead of flats when she walked through the puddle. I’m a weather & news geek from childhood and I tape all the news channels all the time to watch them.

Monday morning I posted the times each local TV news stations predicted landfall of Hurricane Sandy. They were all different and it was kinda irritating as I was trying to plan my day. I wanted to be awake when the storm passed Philly.

This is what I tweeted on Monday morning:

What time is Sandy making landfall. It’s anyone’s guess since all the news channels have different times:
@NBCPhiladelphia says 7PM, @CBS3 9PM, @6ABC says midnight @Fox29Philly says late 2nite

For the record The Weather Channel said 11PM

Hurricane Schwartz I thought went rogue and said 7PM, because he said the computer he liked to use predicted it would arrive earlier than previously thought.

Landfall was about 8PM so good show Hurricane.   As far as I’m concerned John Bolaris broke the hurricane story a week ago. I thought he was just crazy when he said this was going to be “The Storm of the Century,” again. Currently he has a gig with Metro Philly. It’s a shame stations in Philly would consider Alycia Lane and not consider his return to the airwaves. Isn’t that why we watched him for his larger than life personality and well dramatic interpretation of the weather? Someone give this guy a job.

The Henri David Ball is still on for tonight at the Sheraton
Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy Halloween Costume. I wish I could remember who’s site this was on, but I do remember he taped cows & dogs to his blue poncho.
BTW Daylight Savings Ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am; 
Clocks need to Fall Back an hour


Photos: Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation Gala

It was black tie affair at the Crystal Tea Room last week as current and
former Marines joined other service members and civilians to raise money
for the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation. Staffed entirely by
volunteers, MCLEF raises money to help the families of Military personnel
and Federal Law Officer who get killed on the line of duty. 

Dean Picciotti MCLEF, President Lexington Technology
with Guests of Honor Chris and Katie Topolewski
 Medal of Honor Recipient Jon Cavaiani with Philip Parkinson. Through the continuous support of our the MCLEF donors, they have distributed aid with a value of more than $54,000,000.00 to
eligible children. This assistance was primarily rendered to children of
Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or
died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at
home or abroad.

Joe O’Hara of the Irish Pub and Lieutenant General Ron Coleman.
The Irish Pub Children’s foundation raised $45,000 for MCLEF this

 Mike Wallace MCLEF, Widow  Mechele Kerns (an MCLEF beneficiary)
, Lieutenant General Ron Coleman, Joe O’Hara MCLEF. Mechele’s husband Woodstown native U.S. Marine Cpl. Derek A. Kerns was killed in an Osprey Plane crash in Morocco in April 2012

 David Maser, Alison Young, a dry Annie McCormick as she spent the weekend covering Hurricane Annie for 6ABC down the shore, and A.J. Marsico
 Chief of Staff of the Marine Corp General Willie Williams, and Aide De
Camp Captain Geoffrey
 Medal of Honor Recipients: Jon Cavaiani – is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United
States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions
in the Vietnam War.  Brian Thacker – is a former United States Army officer and a recipient of the United
States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions
in the Vietnam War. and Colonel Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr., is a retired United States Marine
Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the
Vietnam War. He was the fourth Marine to receive the medal for valor in
 General Willie Williams, MCLEF Beneficiary Mechele Kerns, and Greg Brown
 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffrey
 Marine Corp Guard
  Lisa Catterton and Percy Giles
 Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting this for PhillyChitChat

Photos of Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy Storm Photos including Longport, Atlantic City, Margate, Stone Harbor, NYC

 These are really for my family members as some of them don’t have twitter or know how to search the internet for photos. Love Me

 Ocean Drive between Avalon and Sea Isle City/Townsland Inlet (Photo by Scott Wahl)

Trees fall in the neighborhood. I can’t tell if he’s more excited to capture it all or upset for his car. Probably both, lots of adrenalin when that happens.

Video from 6ABC Chopper over Shore Towns

Amazing compilation of photos, NJ Shore Towns and a few of NYC.

To see your favorite beach town, go to and do a search on the City of your choice.

I did Longport below

and  Stone Harbor

Here’s Stone Harbor’s Facebook Page even has a video of Third Ave underwater – Scroll down to see the video.

FB of Severe NJ Weather. Lots of Jersey Shore Photos.

The Daily Mail has the best over all storm coverage of any paper & great gossip too

Ocean City Patch

Fake Sandy Storm Photos


HURRICANE SANDY – Scene in Atlantic City & Boardwalk that was destroyed & Longport – Photos

Update: You want to see this link with the links to the after Sandy storm. Longport, OC,  Stone Harbor, Atlantic City & NYC

Mike and I headed for Atlantic City Saturday so I could judge a Halloween Contest at The Social, which is a lounge night club at Revel Resorts. 

Thanks to my twitter follower who explained to me that the billboard companies prepare there signs for large storms. I saw stripped signs from the Walt Whitman bridge all the way into Atlantic City.

Revel Resorts. Great hotel, casino and nightlife under one roof. I’ll be writing up my stay this week.
After the contest it was onto Amada for dinner with Maria Papadakis and Kristyn Aldrich, Marisa Magnatta, Vasiliki Tsiouris, Susie Celek and Mike to
celebrate Maria’s upcoming wedding. The whole night was hysterical and
fun. We went to HQ night club (thanks to Cashman & Assoc & Jill for getting us in smoothly.

We were also celebrating Maria’s bacherlorette party), the place was packed even though Hurricane Sandy was knocking at our door. Then went to Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly. OMG we had a great time. The place is an adult sensory overload, lots of beautiful fun people and that’s just the professional dancers. Lots of people dancing, and even meeting each other. No pretense. I was surprised. Thanks to Alp & the crew for making our night special. Note the pumpkin onto of Revel.

 August 2012 – Atlantic City North End of Boardwalk  – View from 15th floor of Revel –  If you use these photos please say they were taken from Revel Resorts.  Thanks
Sunday – view from 48th floor

Dann Cuellar, 6ABC took this photo from the tall building on the left in the photo above this. The playground in the photo below is in the center of photo. The photo below that shows the brick building before it became part of the inlet.
North End of Atlantic City Boardwalk- Poor playground is going to be destroyed – This was taken 2hrs after high tide. The car closest to the boardwalk is swamped by water. I guess the person wanted to see the angry ocean and came back to see his car surrounded by water.

Sunday North End of the Atlantic City Boardwalk
October 6 – view from 36th floor looking South
Sunday – 3 hrs after high tide. – This is the view from the Revel Resorts elevator lobby on the 48th floor

Steel Pier. I hope it makes it through Hurricane Sandy.

The PA Warning System telling us to evacuate. After a minute I realize that it’s windy outside, and I pull the camera in the car.

I needed to go to Longport to prepare my sisters house for Hurricane Sandy.
  Longport – check out the mail box wrapped.
  Longport – sea foam. At high tide the ocean breached the sea wall and the Atlantic spilled into the street.
  Longport – I just thought it odd they placed wood at the bottom of door, and left the beautiful stain glass exposed
 Longport – Love this – Guess they recycle
Homeless guy that lives under the boardwalk is evacuating, as folks board up Showboat
Revel Resorts puts up their hurricane curtain
This guy is riding his bike into the wind. You can’t see it but he has an open beer in his hand.

Watch without the volume as the wind is deafening.

 House of Blues
God speed Atlantic City


Have you heard the news today? 

Yes of course prepare for Hurricane Sandy, but after your done head on over to Chestnut Hill and take part in something extraordinary.

Put on by the Chestnut Hill Business Association  they have a visitors center right in the heart of town too with lots of info

They’ll be music
Harry Potter and friends – Harry Potter Cast of Characters: Look out for the
following beloved Harry Potter figures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger,
Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Lord
Voldemort, Severus Snape, Rita Skeeter, Dolores Umbridge and Albus
Dumbledore. (They all come courtesy of Chestnut Hill College’s Mask
& Foil Theater Troupe.)

young fans mesmerized with Draco Malfoy

Chestnut Hill is bringing back its bewitchingly popular Harry Potter Weekend
for 2012, once again magically transforming the neighborhood’s
businesses along Germantown Avenue into restaurants and shops straight
off the pages of J.K. Rowling’s books. (source)

Last night at the Opening Ceremony: Professor Dumbledore will kick off
the weekend with a special Opening Ceremony on Friday, October 26 at the
Top of the Hill Fountain Plaza, complete with live music and an
appearance by all the Quiddich Tournament players plus more costumed
characters out of the pages of the world of Hogwarts.

There are lots of things for families to do Families

 The Knight Bus: The Knight Bus free trolley will
transport wizards and witches along Germantown Avenue from Mermaid Lane
to Rex Avenue. There’s also a free Platform 9 3/4 Shuttle whose route is
from Chestnut Hill College to Sugarloaf and the Chestnut Hill Newstand.

 Last night there was a Harry Potter Pub Crawl: Friday night from 7-9 p.m. which happened all along Germantown Avenue.
Participating restaurants include: Chestnut Hill Grill, Roller’s
Expresso, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut 7, McNally’s, Tavern on the
Hill, Flying Fish and Iron Hill Brewery.

 Today they’ll be a “Hunt for the Horcrux” scavenger hunt: This free
family-friendly scavenger hunt takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Saturday, October 27, led by Dumbledore throughout Chestnut Hill.

Third Annual Brotherly Love Quiddich Tournament: This year’s quidditch match
takes place on the majestic ground of Chestnut Hill College (a free
shuttle will transport patrons from the Germantown Avenue festivities to
the college and back) and features 16 collegiate and community Quiddich
teams from across the nation. Catch it from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on the
college’s softball field.
Great job by Christie Honigman, of the Honigman Group

Kathleen English Communications, LLC
for the PR and Organization Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill 

Sassy and 17: The Career Wardrobe High Tea Party Fashion Show

Sassy and 17: The Career Wardrobe  High Tea Party Fashion Show
Sheri Cole, executive director of The Career Wardrobe
The Career Wardrobe held a Sweet 17 Tea and fashion show at the Rittenhouse Hotel to celebrate the charitable organization’s 17 years of empowering women.
Judy Taylor and Kelly Clarke

Melinda Berkman, Paige Wolf and Toby Ann Wolf

Sheri and Helena

The Fashion Show, produced by Philadelphia University’s Fashion
Industries Association, highlighting fashions from local boutiques and
students of Moore College of Art & Design

Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications and Haley. Cari says come out to  The Roots Mural Project Celebration with ?uestlove and Black Thought 10/27 1PM – 3PM
World Communications Charter School, 512 S. Broad Street
Nydia Han, 6ABC, event Emcee


Joan Gubernick, CW board member Vice President of Marketing for the Einstein Healthcare Network and friends. 

Connie Schaffer and Ashley Fossile

The Career Wardrobe has outfitted nearly 70,000 women since December
1995. They provide dressing consults, resume review and interview
coaching, and beauty basics to women trying to get back into the

Thanks to the Nell Hoving for shooting this event for PhillyChitChat

Thank you to all our Fashion Partners!

Boutique Wearhouse * Cayetano Legacy Collection * CherylAna Organic Atelier
Coco Blu * Dust to Dawn Fashions, Inc. *  Gramercy Boutique * Irina Sigal Dressmaker
Lenora Dame * Lisi Lerch * Moore College of Art & Design * Philadelphia University
SA VA * South Moon Under * Thirty Something Fashion * TownHome Jewelry & Boutique