Team USA Leotards, Free Spotluck Party, Meet Steve Burton, Plus

Team USA Bejeweled Leotards Made in Philly Area, French Montana, Spotluck, bugs and lots happening this week that you need to put on your calendar

Good awesome Friday morning, welcome to another edition of Philly Gossip where I tell you the who, what, when and where that you want to know so you can tell your friends. I don’t know about you but I finally got into the Rio Olympic obsession and I watch at least 4 hrs a day, especially the evening portions. I am in LOVE with Team USA Girl Gymnastics, and those outfits are bling fashion smashing.


I heard each girls wardrobe is about $70ks, including a few outfits bejeweled with Swarovski jewels. You can get similar outfits the girls wore sans the Swarovski for a much more reasonable cost ie $70 plus, and they are made by a company in the Philadelphia area GK LTD .  These are not your Nadia Comaneci (1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event.) leotards, I tweeted the other day. Altho TEAM USA uses the same coaches.


Congrats to Simone Biles. I woke up the neighbors last night with my cheering. So amazing. Team USA Gymnastics is to this years Olympics as the Women’s Team USA Soccer Team was to the 2012 London Olympics.  Check out this interview about how the costumes are created by Kelly McKeown, executive vice president of design and corporate relations of GK Elite. (Source)


TODAY:  Friday, Aug 12: Kiehl’s
Kiehl’s Liferide thunders into the Shops at Liberty Place with the 7th Annual Kiehl’s Liferide for amFAR, an 11-day motorcycle ride to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research and help find a cure. Check out the New York to Philadelphia leg at The Shops at 1:30 pm, with a celebrity Meet & Greet at 2PM! Plus shopping discounts. 1625 Chestnut Street


TODAY 6PM: BEFORE FYE CLOSES, French Montana is going to create one last chaotic scene at the Broad Street store, during rush hour of course TODAY. Nothing will beat the time Nicki Minaj came and the lines were 4 blocks long.


Equity opens in Philly TODAY at the RITZ EAST. I had the privilege to see it last month with the stars, and director of the movie on hand. It was an enjoyable thriller about Wall Street, and what people will do to get ahead. Not a new theme, but this movie really gave you a glimpse of people’s vulnerabilities, while also being ruthless. It was entertaining. I’d see it again. Although it was set in NYC, where Wall Street is located, it was filmed in Philly and fun to pick out the Philly locations. Starring Alysia Reiner (l) and Sarah Megan Thomas (r), director Meera Menon and Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. At the preview party Reiner told me that the movie is being optioned for TV, something she repeated to Entertainment TV this week.


Congrats Joanne Calabria, CBS3’s PR. Coming up next week:

Are you ready for your close-up?  Then join CBS 3 at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 18th, 12 noon to 3 p.m. for the first-ever CBS Daytime drama casting call held locally.    Men and women 18 years old and over are invited to audition for a chance to appear in an upcoming episode of either “The Young and the Restless” or “The Bold and the Beautiful.”  One person from the national search will be selected to travel to Hollywood and appear in one of the hit dramas. The Young and The Restless Stars Doug Davidson, Steve Burton will be on site to meet fans.  For more specific information about casting call requirements, go to .


Speaking of CBS3PHILLY look who stopped by to talk about   Bug Fest at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University this weekend August 13–14


I feel the same way Brooke, although they are fascinating too: Join The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for their annual celebration of insects! Enjoy new activities and shows featuring our definitely disgusting and always amazing decomposers, buzz around the hive and be a bee expert, and help build a giant termite mound. Plus revisit some old favorites—back by popular demand. Talk with real scientists, learn about insects from all over the world, and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections. Eat bugs, get your face painted, and relax as you enjoy a buggy show. More.

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I told you about Spotluck a few weeks ago. It’s that great app where you spin the wheel and it gives you a discount off your entire food bill at a random restaurant the wheel picks. It really takes the ho hum of eating at the same old place we always go to. As a thank you for helping us kick off Spotluck Philly, they’re throwing the biggest party ever!

They’ll be toasting 150 of Philly’s best local restaurants with Free Beer… Games… Prizes… Music.
Where: Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 Market St.
When: August 25, 2016; 5pm – 10pm
What: Libations, Green Swag & Spotluckers Everywhere
Cost: Free, but you must have the app!

I’ll be there after around 7:30PM to photograph the action. See you then!!


Congrats to Neff Associates David Neff‘s daughter, Hari Nef, who is on the cover of Elle Magazine this month   Olympic



And Rio’s Spirit lives on as Robek’s has a treat for us

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Brazil’s Flavor Destination gives every Robeks customer a taste of this year’s Olympics host with a mix of healthy and fresh ingredients that make you feel like you’re relaxing on the sunny beaches of Rio, no matter where you are. The refreshing and flavorful Brazilian Berry Smoothie™ is packed with fresh watermelon, açaí juice, frozen yogurt, pineapple and mango, along with fresh mint leaves to add a refreshing touch. Made with Zola açaí and fresh watermelon, the Amazonia Bowl™ is packed with pineapple and strawberry and topped with shredded coconut, banana chips, mango, chocolate-covered coconut, bee pollen and raw honey. Finally, we have the Nutty Rio Bowl™, also made with Zola açaí and fresh watermelon with a flavor that is interestingly enhanced by natural peanut butter, banana and strawberry. It is then covered with dried banana chips, granola, natural peanut butter, chocolate-covered coconut, bee pollen and raw honey.

Here are the current locations — store and mobile truck.






Now that my favorite Amazon Juices are defunked, I’ll be heading to Robeks

Thanks for sponsoring this post Robeks Smoothies.


I too stand by these words, although I will be out of the office until August 19. I have prepared next weeks PCC entries, and will update through out the week. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter. I do love that new Instagram Stories. Bye Bye Snapchat.