Patti LaBelle’s Turkey Day Party, Coach Vermeil’s 80th, Debbie Harry Moves
Good Sunday day to you. It’s been awhile since I posted PhillyGossip/Tidbits. The end of the Social Season was rip roaring busy and I’m still trying to wrap up client photos and positioning pictures in the press. Some of what you’re going to read today is a tad old, but just as relevant. Let’s get started….
Congrats to my buddy Drew Bergman, who you may recall spoke at the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention gala last year where I was honored. This year he was nominated as one of Philly Mag’s Health Hero’s of 2016. He did get the top spot but he was one of the top 3 and awarded Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars for the organization where he works – Minding Your Mind. On January 7, 2017 he will be honored by the AFSP for the work he’s done in sharing his story and saving lives.
Congrats to Jason Matthew’s hair stylist Josh DeMarco who was honored with the People’s Choice Award at The What’s Next Awards in Orlando earlier this month.
Congrats to Natalie Egenolf who’s landed at the 97.5 Fanatic next to Mike Missanelli 2PM – 6PM. Listen and enjoy,
no one is more real, honest and down to earth than Natalie. She’s a breath of fresh air.
Congrats to Jenny DeHuff is heading to the Philly Voice to be their managing editor of Culture for PhillyVoice.
On Friday I caught an engagement at the Love Statue at Dilworth Park. Last week someone caught Zach Elinich popping the question to Jen Williams at the Bellevue after she ran in the Philadelphia Marathon.
Debbie Harry has moved to Cape May Point. Actually I found out she bought a place there last year. It’s a popular seaside hangout for celebrities both Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway stay there every summer, and Oprah Winfrey has been know to hang her hat at Congress Hall.
Fresh from her Marian Anderson Award, Patti LaBelle hosted 150 of her closest friends and family at her home in Wynnewood, Pa. I was invited, really I was, but my invite came after I already accepted my sister’s invite and she lives near Lancaster. The party was 3 to 9, and I tried to get back in time but the tryptophan was hard to fight. Hopefully I get invited again next year. In the meantime check out Dyana Williams Instagram for more photos and a clip of Patti singing.
Garrett Ching was on Gotham last week. On Thursday one of his creative ice sculptures was on a Dunkin Donuts’ 6ABC Thanksgiving Day float.
Ken Dunek, PhillyMan Magazine, posted this fun photo on his FB Page.
1980 Philadelphia Eagles for Coach Vermeil’s 80th birthday party! — with Wilbert Montgomery, Kevin Reilly, John Spagnola, Frank LeMaster, Dick Vermeil, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Harold Carmichael, Ron Jaworski, Randy Logan and John Bunting.
Sorry I don’t leave you much time for this…
Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles Partner to Inspire Domestic Violence Survivors and Raise Funds for Area Shelters Eagles Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews Kicks Off “Pass Along Hope” Campaign Running Through Month of November .
(L to R) Julie Hirshey, Philadelphia Eagles Community Relations Director; Beth Sturman, Laurel House Executive Director; Betsy Kilkenny, Laurel House Director of Funds Development; Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver; Deianna Tyree, CHILD, Inc. Director of Domestic Violence Services; Jeannine L. Lisitski, Women Against Abuse Executive Director; John O’Malley, Verizon Wireless Corporate Media Relations, kick off the third annual Pass Along Hope campaign. The initiative will raise money to support area domestic violence organizations through the HopeLine from Verizon program. The campaign launch was celebrated with help from Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles and community members.