PhillyGossip: Russell Westbrook Gets Lucky, Dance Mom Tot in town, Baby News, Philly Actor in House of Cards, and Chio in the Morning

Happy Monday Morning, so glad the weather alarmist were wrong and it didn’t snow on the beautiful cherry trees which have begun to blossom.

A photo posted by Philly ChitChat (@phillychitchat) on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:51pm PDT

I’m on my way to DC later this week and am excited to see their Cherry Blossoms bloom for the first time. I’m being hosted by Capitol Hill Hotel. They have a very interesting Election Year deal going on that they want me to experience. You can follow my exploration of DC via their twitter @CapHillHotel  as I take over their account next weekend.

Oklahoma Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was in town last week to play against the Sixers on Friday. Thursday was a big day for Westbrook. He stopped by the True Religion store at 1604 Walnut St to check out his new like of tshirts and sweat pants. (shot from video he posted) Later that night he got lucky at SugarHouse Casino. On Friday he made a sweet 1 handed dunk to Thundering past the Sixers in a final score of 111 to 97.

 In town yesterday was Dance Mom’s breakout tiny tot star JoJo Siwa. Who greeted a long line of fans as well as the Kellmer Family at SunMyst Tanning Salon (124 S 16th St,)
Jeff Kellmer (l) Marilyn Kellmer (r)
 Speaking of Sun Myst, I reported earlier this year that Susie Celek‘s Skin Palette sunless tans is now offered at Sun Myst. Friday she was spotted at the Flyer’s game with Cindy Webster and Natalie Egenolf.
 Saturday night Susie’s former partner in tan, Julie Lynn was out celebrating PR powerpuff Jen Sherlock’s birthday. OH my those gigantic meatballs.
This adorable – Michael Magnatta, Comcast and her cousin Marisa Magnatta, WMMR in a Now and Then Shot.
 Speaking of power duos: Lynsie Solomon and Alison Young. Last week at the Young Friends of the Academy Ball’s Happy Hour at Capital Grille, Lynsie, the Chair of the Young Friends of the Academy Ball announced that Alison Young, would be 2018’s chair of the Young Friends. Their official title is Chair and Vice Chair, but political powerhouse David Maser, husband of Alison, deemed them Madam B and Madam VC. This shot was taken at the Garces Gala on Friday night.
Look for photos in the Philly Biz Journal today.
Philly actor Mike Lyons, who played a Senator in Season 3 of House of Cards, has been promoted to Speaker of the House in the just-released Season 4 of the popular Netflix series.   Here is his IMDB link.


Philly’s Mix 106.1 Chio in the morning , Sunday morning at Somerdale, NJ Great Clips after being clipped by Sandee Bengel
  How do you get to Carnegie Hall, practice, practice, practice! That’s exactly what Chris Blackman and Wendy Frame‘s son did. He was there with Friends’ central Chorus who took part in the “Total Vocal Contemporary A Cappella Music Concert” on Sunday.
 Also in NYC, Lisa Jefferson, Dane Farrell and the crew from Allied THA Philly, as they attended the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Premiere at Radio City Music Hall. (1260 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10020)



 John Waters lives in Baltimore, so when The 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality was held there this past weekend, he stopped by. Here he is with Philly’s Vince Ryan, who just wrote a compelling piece about Hillary Clinton that was picked up by the Washington Blade.


Pretty awesome
To get an invite to one of Main Line Real Estate Agent’s Michelle Leonard’s dinners is a joy. She always goes all out on her table settings. In fact she has a whole room in her house just for table ware.



People have been going gaga over a bald eagle couple that has made the National Arboretum their home is
nesting for a family this month. The eagles laid two eggs in the
past week, and now you can watch as they await their eaglets thanks to
two well-placed, live-streaming nest cams.
Fast forward a month and the babies are born and ready to be fed, see that fish dad dropped off yesterday morning.
I’ve been lucky enough to catch a few of the eaglets feedings. They are so adorable.


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