Fox 29 Celebrates Halloween with Nikki Minaj, Kris Jenner, Tom Brady, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber and Drake
A lot of ghoulish fun was happening over at the Fox 29 Studios yesterday
A lot of ghoulish fun was happening over at the Fox 29 Studios yesterday
Built as apartments in 1915, then converted to the fancy 138-room Latham Hotel in the late 1960’s and once considered the Four Seasons and
Ritz-Carlton of its time, according to
sources in the industry in an article by Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer 1/12/11 is closing on November 9 to return to apartments.
Back then the article was about how the Latham was undergoing a renovation to spruce up the place a bit as newer hotels had opened and were siphoning off business. Well it seems that event that didn’t help keep the hotel a float to the satisfaction of it’s owners as they have sold it right under the employees nose.
UPDATE: Philly Mag’s James Jennings has the scoop on the new owner. Pearl Properties. Those guys are buying up the City. You can read more on my nostaligia with the Latham, or click now to read more about the Latham’s new owner and plans.
I have fond memories of the Latham, it’s where the forgettable “Dead Man Down’ was filmed and I grab a few shots of Terrence Howard as he filmed a scene outside.
Good Friday morning to you. So crazy busy this week I am tardy on so many entries. I’m in a slight hurry this morning as I am headed to Fox 29 for the annual Halloween Show. Today they’re going to chat about their visit to Terror Behind the Walls a few days ago. I went last night, which was the latest in the season I’d ever had gone. It was as great as ever, with guests optioning again whether to wear the glow necklace which allows the ghouls to actually touch you, and they do. I love that place, it’s so fun and scary. I was there earlier this week as the cast from the Broadway show
And of course you can stop by Eastern State Penitentiary for Terror Behind The Walls
Hopeworks celebrated . Hopeworks ‘N Camden is a youth organization which utilizing an advanced
training curriculum in web design/development, GIS and Sales force, and
works with youth 14-23 to get back in school and find a safe pathway to
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Uber users in Philadelphia (including Center City, Old City, the Navy Yard, University City and more) can open the Uber
app, slide over to KITTENS and request 15 minutes of “purrfect”
playtime for $30, delivered from a car that will be carrying adoptable
kittens. Every dollar earned from the event will be directly donated to
the Pennsylvania SPCA and their lifesaving mission.
“After the success of UberPUPPIES this
summer, we decided to target cat enthusiasts for our second promotion,
introducing UberKITTENS,” said Jon Feldman, general manager of Uber
Philadelphia. “These kitten playdates are a fun and engaging way to
raise money and awareness for a worthy cause, and we’re excited to once
again use the power of our platform to connect pet lovers to kittens in
need of a forever home.”
The newly minted author, Amber Rose, who is promoting the launch of her debut read “How To Be a Bad Bitch, made a stop in her hometown of Philly last night.
Amber’s next door neighbors growing up. Mrs G (r) tells me that she was there was Amber was born, beautiful out of the womb she said. A cheeky young girl as nice as can be. She knew she be something big, always a dreamer with a drive to make it.
|The curvaceous model put both her boobs and her backside on show in the loose-fitting corduroy onesie with plunging back and a low V-neck.|
|A British tabloid called this back shot a wardrobe malfunction, I think they were just going for hits with that title.|
|Since rocketing on to the celebrity scene, Amber has attracted the media. The guys last night were excited she showed up in an attractive tan jumpsuit, as the previous night she was in NYC wearing blah black.|
Amber Rose’s grandfather Poppy Sonny Rose sat in for her book signing. Many of Amber’s family members and friends were in line to see her. She told me she was excited to see them, and it really was the only time she had as she was finishing up her book tour and was eager to pick up her son and go home.
Wearing a smile that could light up a room, Amber took the opportunity to promote her own sunglass line Amber Rose Eyewear as well.This pair is called Elton Gold Shades.
I’m sure it was a welcomed site to be home after her stint on Watch What Happens Live Sunday when Andy Cohen declared Amber Rose the worst guest on his show after she refused to
answer any of his questions regarding her ex Kanye West or the
Kardashian-Jenner family on the show. I watched it and she declined in the nicest way. I don’t blame Andy either, even though it’s in the past, he is definitely the guy that cracked opened the door for her before her booty busted it open.
On Oct. 13 at Circ Restaurant-Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP hosted its annual “Real Deal Reception” for financial clients and friends, held in conjunction with the Association for Corporate Growth Philadelphia’s Annual M&A East Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Michael Valucci (CliftonLarsonAllen), Marc Armstrong (Aon Risk Solutions), Bill Sasso (Chairman of Stradley Ronon) & Bryan Rowland (Checkpoint Systems)
Cristina Barsony (Wilmington Trust), Michael Post & Richard Ellis (M&T Bank)
Photo on Right Harris Diamond (Stradley Ronon), Chris Heckman & Irene Marks (Wells Fargo Capital Finance)
& Thomas Ennis (MidCap Financial)
Last week I overslept my nap and missed the opening of the Philly Film Fesitval and Glow in the Park
The Fairmount Park Conservancy sent over a few photos of the event. It was as cool as I suspected. How awesome we have a beautiful, fun park such as Fairmount Park, and an organization that cares for its upkeep as well as putting on events that showcase it’s beauty, as if nature wasn’t enough.
GLOW in the Park is the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 4th annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions. Event will take place at the Smith Memorial Arch, which will glow in the dark with music, food, and drinks. Entertainment includes an aerialist, glow hula hoop dancing with Hooping with Dana, music from the Slippery Band, a Poseybooth photo booth, and more. Food and drinks feature favorite Philadelphia food trucks Cow and the Curd, Poi Dog, Bonjour Creperie, Just Jackies and Dre’s Water Ice as well as Whistle Pig with a whiskey-based specialty cocktail, and s’mores for cooking over the fire pits.
“Entertainment scheduled included an aerialist,
glow-in-the-dark hula hooping and live music. Food and drink will be
made available thanks to a lineup of food trucks, and local distiller
WhistlePig will be there with a promised whiskey-based cocktail and all
the fixin’s you’ll need to make s’mores.
The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is
considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It
includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains
some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions. For more
information, please visit www.myphillypark.org Like the Fairmount
Park Conservancy on Facebook at facebook.com/FairmountParkConservancy and Follow on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.
It’s been a gorgeous autumn, but I’ve been too busy to do my annual drive to take photos…
Aaron Wheeler, of the Wilmington Hammerheads, Dave Yike, Stratus’ VIP Host and Andrew Wheeler listen to Lil Jon at Stratus Lounge 3rd Anniversary Party
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