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PhillyChitChat The Buzz: Movin On Up: Did Kristen Welker recommend Aditi Roy? Sherman Helmsley, Horn Dog Pauly Shore & Nene Leakes in Philadelphia

Déjà vu at NBC10 as beloved anchor Aditi Roy, who joined the NBC 10 News team in 2002 as a general assignment reporter, and currently co-anchors the ‘NBC 10 Today’ with Terry Ruggles, M-F, 5-7AM, will be reporting for an assignment at NBC’s Los Angeles bureau in the position that former NBC10 reporter/anchor Kristen Welker holds, and was assigned to last year in a similar fashion. (hmm did Welker suggest her BFF from Philly to take the position?)

As for Kristen Welker she’s got a plum summer assignment for herself covering the Washington bureau for NBC News and MSNBC. No doubt good news to her folks, Welker, daughter of real estate agent Julie Welker and Harvey Welker, who live in the Fairmount section Philadelphia where Kristen grew up. Now it will only be a 1hr flight compared to 5 1/2 hrs to see their daughter. Is this the fast track trajectory that Gail Shuster talked about in her PhillyMag.com column last year?

Aditi will still be around the Philadelphia area as she is currently finishing up her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania.

NBC10 would not comment on my findings, or say who might replace Roy at the anchor desk with Terry Ruggles when everything falls into place by July 1, which is also Kristen Welker’s birthday.

(Disclosure: Although I am a contributor to NBC Non-Stop, the original tip & most of the information came from a reader of PhillyChitChat.com)

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Actors Kenny Lattimore, Nene Leakes and Angie Stone, all starring in the comedic play “LOVING HIM IS KILLING ME”, which played at the Merriam Theater over the weekend, attended a pre-show party at Miss Tootsies on Thursday night.

When Nene Leakes woke up in her Philadelphia hotel Friday morning, she tweeted a photo of gifts given to her by her boo. Sunday who didn’t love seeing Nene on Celebrity Apprentice giving Star Jones a piece of her mind. I think the world finally got to see just how evil Star Jones really is. (Ironically as I was writing this piece “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” was showing on The Food Network. They said Miss Tootsie’s had the best fried chicken they ever ate.)

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The Jefferson star movin’ on up George Jefferson aka actor Sherman Hemsley was in town for a comedy show at Sarcasm in Cherry Hill on Saturday night; Seems Hemsley loved shopping at Wegman’s in Cherry Hill cause he stopped in on Thursday and Friday. I saw him interviewed on NBC10’s The Ten Show and learned that the actress who played Weezie (Isabelle Sanford) Jefferson was 20 years older than Hemsley. Sanford was the first African American actress to win an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1981.

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Ryan Howard was spotted at the Rittenhouse Spring Festival with his fiance Eagles Cheerleader Krystle Campbell. There were occasional high fives, but for the most part people left the happy couple alone.

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Thursday Pauly Shore made an appearance at the Trocadero, but he didn’t leave after the show. On Friday he made stops at NBC’s The Ten Show, then it was onto Geno’s Steaks for lunch. Then on Saturday he held court at the Continental Midtown flirting and looking for a little company. Even propositioning a few girls I know, who turned him down.

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Mike Fazio, Fazio Promotions with forever young David Hasselhoff. The Hoff hosted a pool party at at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ.

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PHILADELPHIA AIDS WALK PHOTOS 2008

Yesterday was a crazy busy day for me. I was the “Official” Photographer for the Philadelphia AIDS Walk, then it was off to celebrate my friend Alan Greenberger’s new post as Director of City Planning and finally whew a big shindig at the Comcast Center for the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, so that is why this entry is abbreviated with just a few photos and not much commentary, but enjoy these visuals and at some point I hope to add a few words, especially about the sponsors, and perhaps to chide the hundreds of gay men I see out in the clubs that didn’t bother to show up for the walk, visibility is our strength too!!

www.aidswalkphilly.org
Kristen Welker
Mayor Nutter and Robb Reichard
Don’t become a victim of AIDs, educate yourself, wear a condom, abstain from sex, know your partner, Two mourners at the AIDS Quilt; I would like to say the names of a few of my friends who have died from AIDS and I keep in my prayers every night, Wayne Cohen, Michael Root, Joe Greenwood from Atlanta who just died last week and my best friend Shawn who died in 1992.
Thanks to the thousands who did get out of bed on this cold day to help others who may not be able to help themselves
Here’s Mike and two of our friends we ran in along the route. Mike has been the Route monitor Coordinator for 12 years now…
Thanks Walgreen, on this table were mysterious goodie bags for the walkers
AIDs is preventable.
Go Phillies
It was great to see so many people come out to support a cause that affects many of us.
A supportive family I will write about tonight
A colorful duo
The Finish Line
I do plan a write up, but in the meantime checkout the Photo Album to see if your photo is there, if it is just right click and save it to your computer. – Now you will see how crazy I am by the amount of photos I took. Click below:
PHILADELPHIA AIDS WALK PHOTO ALBUM BY PHILLYCHITCHAT.com