Cher Shops, Spielberg, A New Eatery and Adele’s Next Song

Metriologist Lauren Casey noted over the weekend that the Swann Fountain was on, winter is over. Finally we are getting the spring we’ve wanted in the past couple years. The weather has been so beautiful and as have the flowers and trees. Hope you had a great weekend.

Saturday night Kory and I caught Cher at the Wells Fargo Center. The show was perfection, a well tuned bio of Cher’s successful musical career. The only disappointment was she never swayed from the script which she does in every City. She didn’t don a Sixers jersey, or even give a shout out to Philly, but she did get us on our feet and reliving the memories our lives through music. Philly Gossip: Before Saturday’s concert she checked into the Ritz Carlton early Friday morning, and her longtime BFF Paulette headed to fashion icon Joan Shepp’s Chestnut Street shopto pick out some clothing for an in room fashion show, says my spy who was shopping near by. The next day Cher signed autographs for fans after checking out on before heading to Wells Fargo for soundcheck. There are no photos as she wasn’t camera ready she told them, but I was told she looked stunning, and smelled wonderful. What did your granny do Saturday night?

Nile Rodgers gave a shout out to WDAS, who he said was the first radio station in the country to play a Le Chic song, launching his career. Nile went on to write songs for Will Smith “Get Jiggy With It”, Sister’s Sledge “We Are Family”, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” Pharrell’s “Get Lucky,” and Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” all songs he and Chic performed Saturday night to a delightful crowd.

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Wednesday I got a tip that Comcast President Brian Roberts and Stephen Spielberg were eating lunch at Parc in a window seat facing Rittenhouse Square. Later that evening he appeared at a Q&A at the Comcast Technology Center to discuss a collaboration he did with Comcast, with the Sphere which is in the lobby of the latest Comcast building. Go see it, it’s open now and is really fantastic.

Speaking of lobby’s have you seen the new lobby at the Wanamaker Building. So beautiful. They did a good job, especially in the Passero’s Coffee Roasters lobby located right outside Macy’s Center City.

Scott Weiner took this shot of Charles P. Pizzi at the Philadelphia Police Foundation’s A Night for Blue fund-raiser prior to Pizzi being presented with nonprofit’s Founder’s Award at Ballroom at the Franklin. Motorcycle on which Pizzi is sitting was one of 14 to have been purchased by the Foundation for the Philadelphia Police Department’s Highway Patrol Division. Funds raised at the event will go to fund equipment, training, programs and technology that are not included in the city’s current budget.
Restaurateur Brian Calhoun opens his Japanese-style grilling with Bincho at 228 South Street South Street today.

On a sad note, Adele and Husband Simon Konecki Split After More Than 7 Years Together. On a bright note, the world is anticipating for her next song.


What’s New at the Ballpark – Phillies Clothing, Bobble Heads and FOOD

On Monday, March 27, the Phillies and Aramark hosted an exclusive preview of what’s new in food, fashion and fandom at Citizens Bank Park in 2017.  The invite-only event was held in the Diamond Club. Guests enjoyed delicious ballpark cuisine, wine and spirits tasting  there was a Celebrity Media Fashion Show highlighting the latest in Phillies apparel & novelties

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Phoebe Phanatic was on hand to help with the fashion showPhillies

The Phillies now have big, tall and plus size apparel they proudly announced

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This season there’s going to be a lot of different hats
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PhilliesA Salute to Veterans cap being given out July 4th

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OMG how crazy is this 9 pattie burger, at 2200 calories at $30 by Waybach. Guess what it’s delicious, I had one of the samples next to it.

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Two notable concerts this year will excite you
The Avett Brothers Jun 3, 2017
Hunter Hayes July 29, 2017

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At first I thought it was a ghost buster

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Seriously how adorable, a bobble head to celebrate Charlie Brown’s 50th anniversaryPhillies

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College Night is Monday April 10

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There is a theme night this season for everyone

HD1_1178 (Custom)South Philly fries with hot peppers. It was hot.

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People on instagram are loosing it over Signature Dog’s hot dog mac & cheese. It was delicious and definitely different

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Marilyn Russell was a celebrity bartender. She loves her new personal jersey.

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Primo Hoagies will make its debut in Ashburn Alley.
They predict their most popular sandwich will be the Buffalo Chicken, as it was the fasting moving at
last nights event.

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One thing I did notice, while at the ballpark was there will be plenty of steak sandwiches

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There’s healthy selections as well. New this year Farmer’s Market Grain Bowl at Harry K’s

At the Majestic Clubhouse Store you’ll be able to pick up the new
Topps Opening Day “Incredible Eats Trading Car” set
with all your favorite ballpark bits featured.

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I love these Phillies tote bags which will be given out in June.

New 2017 Theme Nights include
7/3/17 – Game of Thrones
7/5/17You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
9/26/17 – Star Trek night: with an exclusive Phillis Captain Picard bobble head

Phillies Opening Day Watch Party will be held at Xfinity Live
The first 500 fans will receive a free cheesesteak and a drink. Fans will also enjoy free hotdogs, games and giveaways including
John Kruk augtographed jerseys, Phillies tickets and my Phillies swag. Plus the Phillies Phanatic will be there
and surprised guests.


Craziest Wizard World Instagram Pixs + Sebastian Stan Amorous Fans

Wizard World or PhillyComicCon as some people call it was this weekend. I missed it as I went to Christie Lee Mandia’s wedding, see yesterday’s blog post. The bride wore BLACK. Anywho, I love WW but thankfully through the modern miracle of Social Media it was like I was there. I culled a few of my favorite pixs from the epic three day event for us to enjoyWizard

Stanley Tucci after his interview by Comic4You. These are not small rooms, with small crowds. They are super fans! BTW Stanley Tucci was one of the most spotted celeb in town over the weekend, he was at Susanna Foo’s new place SuGa on Friday night, and on Saturday headed to Assembly at Logan Hotel to catch the sunset.


random fun


This guy wins the best T-Shirt contest


Lea Thompson (The whole Back to the Future gang was at WW including Michael J Fox)

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& Christopher Lloyd – who did this fun photo op.

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princessmorganb: Honestly can’t even explain how cool this was. The moment Tom Hiddleston turned around and looked at me, he just went “WOW!” And told me I looked magnificent. When I stood between the two, they started rubbing my arms and touching my paint. Chris Hemsworth said “what is this!?” And when I claimed it would not come off, they started to rub me harder. Tom asked how long I’d taken to get ready and when I told him, he said JESUS! 😂😂😂 I saw him again later for my autograph and he repeated his earlier compliment but as I walked away, he stopped me and said “no seriously, you look amazing”. Really cool experience from two very nice dudes!!! #wizardworld #wizardworldphilly

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Pen pals finally meet after years of writing





Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American actor, known for his role as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Sebastian Stan was definitely one of the friendliest celebs with an amorous, er I mean enormous fan club.


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watersofglass: Before I tell this story, I would like to give my sincerest thank you to everyone who has shared, liked, or commented on our story. We had no idea we would get the response that we have, and we cannot be more happy or thankful!! Across instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr we have read the most kindest words, and we just cannot thank people enough!!!! That being said, this man right here, Sebastian Stan, is one of the most genuinely kind people I’ve ever met, who is truly appreciative of his fans. He was scheduled to do autographs at 3:45 today. While on break walking around, he saw a bunch of his fans in line already waiting around 1:45, so he came up and said “you guys want some autographs?!” and sat down with no security guard or staff around. He remembered us from yesterday and got super excited, hugged us both and congratulated us after we told him he’s invited to the wedding lol I love this man. I’m so glad I picked him as my favorite celebrity ❤️ Thank you again @imsebastianstan!!!!!! You’re the best! #wizardworldphilly #wizardworldphiladelphia

@imsebastianstan – Congratulations to these two!! Wow. Thanks for including me…I wish you both much love! He really went for it. #wizardworld Philadelphia #bestman

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Justin Bieber Plays Where are you now With Philly Fans and his Cross Face Tattoo

Justin Bieber plays “Where are you now”

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with Fans at the Ritz Carlton,

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The above shot was sent from a fan on Sunday as Biebs headed to the Wells Fargo, thanks!  (I wasn’t there I was at Will Smith ‘s mom and sister, Ellen’s house for a celebrity brunch, which you can read about tomorrow in PhillyMag.com) Saturday Biebs snuck in and out the door closest to the condos next door and into a waiting SUV, thwarting the efforts of about 50 girls waiting. Sunday the fans waited near that door, but Biebs left via the hotel side door and into the waiting bus, and didn’t even wave one lucky fan who got a glimpse reported .


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Fans waiting at the Wells Fargo Center were much luckier as Biebs greeted them both Saturday and Sunday.

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BTW another story going on with Bieber. Allegedly Friday night he got a tiny cross tattoo under his eye, as shown here and reported by several glossy mags.

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But Saturday night when he performed at The Wells Fargo Center it disappeared. Where are you now?  Oh wait people say it’s on the other side, I forgot instagrams are backwards. But in the shots from The Wells Fargo it seems to be missing too. Must be really small.

Next up: A few social media posts I liked.

“Soooooo hungover I feel like shit” @justinbieber #sorry

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Brb, I’m working – @urbanoutfitters @justinbieber

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Although some fans got a little closer than the fence. I like what this dad says about his daughter, and the meet and greets, which are now as you know discontinued. Instead fans have to do with cardboard cutouts, which seem to be prolific at the concerts.

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Flyers Fans Lost Their Sh*t over Justin Bieber wearing #16, retired Bobby Clarke’s number on his gifted Flyers Jersey. Maybe the 16 is a combination of the last jersey he got from the Flyers, which had a 1 on it, and his favorite number which is 6? Oh or that it’s 2016, hmm. Thanks reader for the obvious.

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J3. #purposeworldtour #purpose #justinbieber #teambieber #beliebers #bieberettes #philadelphia #pennsylvania #PurposeTourDancers #BieberBeauties #PurposeTour

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Best Mother’s Day ever! @heathersharpk

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Night 1 was lit! Round 2 Philly get ready! @suhrcustom #purposetour #bieber #thankyougod

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Bieber Fever #PurposeTourPhilly

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beers babes and bieber with the best last night #purposetour

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Ty @justinbieber for killin it in philly #purposetour

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I really wanted to go to this, but I was covering the Philly Style Magazine party, which I will be writing about on Monday. Tune in to see what people wore, and what they told me, especially Carl Dranoff. 


The Todd Herremans Foundation recently hosted
members of Leprechaun Sports Association of Philadelphia at DICK’S
Sporting Goods. Eagles players Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
served as “Shopping Consultants” and surprised the kids with
$100 shopping sprees from the Herremans Foundation as they shopped for
winter coats, gloves, boots and other cold-weather gear.

 Todd Herremans and the kids. I like those shamrocks on the sleeves. I think this would be a good St Patrick’s Day look. (It’s only 10 weeks away)

“It’s a great feeling to provide underserved
children with a chance to get the cold-winter gear they need, as well as
some other great things from DICK’S,” said Herremans. “I’m really
thankful for (Jason) Kelce and Mark (Sanchez) to take time out of their
busy schedules to help spread some holiday cheer.”
  Jason Kelce

 The kids enjoyed a Chik-Fi-Let lunch, and who wouldn’t.
Mark Sanchez talking about the virtues of the sneaker
Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark
(Thanks to the Todd Herremons Foundation for the content and pixs)
About the Todd Herremans Foundation:Created
by Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman, and Ravenna, Michigan native,
the Herremans foundation’s mission is “to help where help is needed.” A
501 (c) 3 designated charity, it raises funds for various charitable
organizations in Philadelphia and Michigan. More information can be
obtained by visiting www.herremansfoundation.org, by emailing info@herremansfoundation.org or calling 231-740-5809.