Brent Celek


Swoop Gets Down, Nicole Miller, Joan Shepp, Deborah Cox, NOVO Philly,

Good Thursday Springtime today. Last night was like the days gone by, lots of fun events happening. The Philadelphia Fashion Week is going on at 2300 Arena, Mary K. Dougherty had a fashionable shindig at her Nicole Miller Center City store located at the Bellevue (200 South Broad Street).

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Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles, owner of BOP and Prime Stache and cover boy on Philly Style Magazine
Mary Dougherty, owner of the Nicole Miller Store at the Bellevue and Barbara Zaun, Director of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders

The NFL Cheerleader Directors are in Philadelphia this week in preparation for the NFL Draft taking place April 27-29 in Center City.

Upon their arrival, the guests will receive a special Philadelphia welcome by the NFL Eagles Cheerleaders and Eagles Mascot Swoop. Here’s swoop warming up.

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Eagles tight end Brent Celek, was also on hand to greet the group as they enjoy a night of private shopping at Nicole Miller while sipping champagne and nibbling hors d’oeuvres from Celek’s bop, also located at The Bellevue.

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Philadelphia-based Atrium Design Group LLC and its construction affiliate A2Z Development held a party last night for the debut of their new project Novo Philly,

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which is a development of 10 high-end townhouses being planned at the current site of an industrial building at 17th and Wood Streets, just across the street to the north from the recently completed Mormon meetinghouse. (Philly.com)
Look for the groundbreaking to be in April, and then be in awe. Each 5 story unit comes with a jacuzzi, three car garage and an amazing view of the City.


Joan Shepp celebrated the 17th Annual “Women of Substance and Style” at her boutique at 1811 Chestnut Street last night. The fashionable event recognized 27 African-American women in the community making a difference, which included Lady B, Jean Carne, Julie Coker, Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Laiya St. Clair, and Dr. Susan Taylor to name a few. Later today a column from the event will be on PhillyMag.com


The Broadway Philadelphia run of the hit musical The Bodyguard opened Tuesday night at the Academy of Music. Afterwards the Deborah Cox and hunky bodyguard Judson Mills, (here with Steven from Aqimero) the cast, crew and friends headed to Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia for an afterparty to celebrate. The Bodyguard Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from February 21–26, 2017’

Last week PHS held a press conference regarding the upcoming Flower Show, announcing all the amazing attractions besides the fabulous flowers.   The The Philadelphia Flower Show’s newest event Flowers After Hours will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am.  I’ll be there, so bring your smile and you will definitely be seen on the scene.



Mascots for a Cure is dedicated to help children and their families battling cancer. Through our passion, relentless pursuit of our goals, and the power of mascots, we foster hope, laughter, joy, positive memories and love to support children and their families affected world-wide. The kick of tour was Monday in front of Independence Hall. Check out their new campaign Chubby Checker’s Twist Challenge



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toucheaccessories Join us this Sunday! February 26th 5Pm to 9Pm for a Special Prom Sale & Event… All Things Prom. KOP MAll near Macy’s Lower Level.



Just a few days left for you to help choose a winner (Noteworthy Volunteer in Philly) for a Cabot Cheese sponsored Cruise


New Dads Todd Herremans and Brent Celek Celebrity Bartend for Gary Papa Run

Eagles Players Get Behind the Bar For Gary Papa Run

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Early this spring I told you about best friends, and former teammates Todd Herremans wife Elizabeth and Brent Celek‘s wife Celeste were all expecting babies and their due dates were within weeks of each other. Well the babies have all been born, and they’re cute little girls. Mommy and babies are looking forward to playing in the sandbox real soon along with Heather Mitts and AJ Feeley‘s daughter born a month earlier.  All three couples were at Dancing for the Future Stars for IMS schools. Fast forward to yesterday where the bffs were doing good raising money for prostate cancer awareness and the Gary Papa Run  coming up June 19 at the Art Museum.

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A celebrity bartending event was held at Brent Celek’s Prime Stache to raise funds for the upcoming Gary Papa Run. Philadelphia Eagles players  Connor Barwin, Lane Johnson, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce played bartenders for a day to whip up cocktails for patrons from 5pm to 7pm with proceeds going to support the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health’s prostate cancer initiatives in the Philadelphia area. (BTW Brent’s new eater BOP, 220 S. Broad St., OPENS TODAY)
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Lots of people came out to support the boys and their quest to raise funds.

50% of restaurant proceeds from the evening will be donated, along with the bartenders tips. A $10 donation at the door is suggested.

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Jason Kelce and Geno Vento

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Helping out the boys with their charity bartending gig was Marisa Magnatta, Preston & Steve Show on WMMR. Gara Papa Run

Maxwell Leonard and Melisa Leonard

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Kristy Sevag, Sevag Pr (Herremans Foundation, 6ABC) Mike Monsell  Vice President / Director of Creative Services and Christian Molnar, Eagles Front Office

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It was quite a crowd

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Marilee Herremans (Todd’s mom) in the sombrello as Jason Kelce pulls out a raffle ticketGara Papa Run


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If Todd is looking for a backup career

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Gary Papa’s Father’s Day Charity Run consists of a 10k, a 5k Run/Walk, and a 1 Mile Fun Walk to promote prostate cancer awareness and fund educational programming and screenings for men in the Delaware Valley.

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Marisa in the land of the giants

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The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH) is a Philadelphia-based, world-renowned nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation and think tank that serves as a catalyst to advance breast and prostate cancer education, awareness and treatment, while advancing the scope of scientific research through grants to pioneering doctors in both fields.  Since the organization was founded, it has gained regional, national and international recognition as a major source for public awareness of breast and prostate cancer related issues. – See more at: https://www.garypaparun.com/our-story/#sthash.lj9i91xH.dpuf

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“The organizers stress to me that Prostate Cancer can and should be caught early. It’s important to get a painless examination to”–I think you might have left off the end of this sentence. Would be great if you can say “It’s important for all men after 40 to get screened and to discuss their prostate health with their healthcare providers. Early detection saves lives.”

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I ran into Justin Pizzi and friend, both from Saxbys on my way out to the CCD 25th Anniversary Party, which I’ll write up next week. Have a great weekend!!


Oh Baby Chase and Jen Utley, Alycia Lane, Aditi Roy and Brent Celek is off the market.

Last night at the Union League the Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation held their annual bash. This year’s theme: Taste of the World: Bollywood Bash 2014. It was great as many of his teammates were on hand to support his cause, and they dressed for the occasion. (I will cover the whole bash in my Philly Mag column which should be published by noon today update: Here, in the meantime THE BIG STORY OF THE NIGHT.)

Jen and Chase Utley are about to become parents again.
Jen to me, I’m not getting fat, I’m pregnant. Yeah, I don’t know if anyone in the press room was as excited as I was. Mr and Mrs Baseball are going to have another little Benjamin or Betty. Both of them were glowing as you can see. Friends of the couple tell me she is due in late fall, near the end of the baseball season. That seems to be the trend with baseball players.
 Here are a lot of the pretty wives of the Phillies. OK I don’t know who the first gal is, but she’s pretty. Then it’s Trisha Manship,Stephenie Kendrick, Jen Utley, Heidi Hamels and Krystal Howard.

 More baby news, as tweeted by me, then written more extensively by Philly Daily News’ Molly Eichel – former anchor at CBS3, Alycia Lane (who then moved to LA to take a job) is expecting a baby in June. Her sister Nicole took these photos, and I’m using them with permission.

Congrats Alycia, you look beautiful.
Congrats to former NBC10 anchor, now ABC reporter, Aditi Roy. She left Philly a few years back, to take a job in LA with ABC (I see a trend that LA), got married and now she’s a mom.
Brent Celek is off the market. Facebook notifications are like promise rings or being pinned by your favorite boyfriend in high school on Happy Days.
Please Check out today’s other entry where you’ll find Gov Ed Rendell & his disco ball. 
Chip Kelly stops by Jeremy Maclin’s Bday Party