Lady Gaga at Kimmel Center; Starbucks Moves; Queer Eye Sighting, The Billies This Week

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Lots of star sightings in Philly, and interesting rumors to keep the water cooler buzzing today.
Burning up the telephone lines over the weekend was the story that Lady Gaga was in Philly to catch Bradley Cooper who was appearing with actress Carey Mulligan in Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir. It turns out that it was just a rumor, and not true. The Philadelphia Orchestra reached out to me today and a spokesperson confirmed that Lady Gaga was not in attendance. (Not a rumor: The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will make his Mann Music Center debut conducting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the centerpiece of the night tonight at the Mann Music Center.) Oh well the romantics in us could only dream, maybe they’ll be together this weekend at Glastonbury Festival 2019 as the rumors are Bradley Cooper and Gaga are performing a secret set. You’ll recall a few of the concert scenes in their movie “A Star is Born” were recorded there. BUT I’m thinking it’s just another unfounded rumor, would possible Gaga really miss the 50th Anniversary of Gay Pride in NYC, which is also this weekend? BTW Marilyn Russell and I are not fans of the “couples” tagline, Bradga and we have other suggestions on a poll on twitter. What are your thoughts? Twitter
Speaking of Marilyn Russell, she joined Thanuja Hamilton and Clare Morrison for brunch at Devon on Rittenhouse Square yesterday. They ran into legendary chef Georges Perrier who was strolling by. Also strolling by, and waving was actor Jason Segal, who is basically a Rittenhouse resident as he is always out and about in the area. On Saturday I hear Bradley Cooper was spotted in the Square strolling with friends, but not Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
Speaking of Clare Morrison, Thursday night she hosted the 2nd annual Mewtiny on the Moshulu benefiting the Mac Fund , who’s mission is dedicated to the well being of community and shelter cats in and around the Philadelphia area.  We support local rescue organizations  through education and financial assistance.  Spotted at the event was Marilyn Russell, 98.1 WOGL, Clare, CATS cast member Tricia Tanguy , Lucy Nolan, former Fox 29 anchor, and animal activist, Clare’s husband Steve Morrison, WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show, Ann Marie Nacchio, Jaimi Rubin.

Queer Eye begins it’s production in Philly this week (I wrote about them coming back in April). I hear they’re filming in Queens Village for a few days. That is definitely not by accident. I hope to wander the streets sometime this week to catch a glimpse of the queens themselves.

Rumor has it that the Starbucks at 12th and Walnut on the NW side is moving across the street to 12th and Walnut on the SE side. I drove by on Friday night and the windows are covered in brown paper and the lights were on. Stay tuned…

Wednesday I am attending the Billy Penn Awards Gala “The Billies: presented by Pat’s King of Steaks on June 26. I am presenting an award with my buddy Kory Aversa in the category of “Never Delete Your Account”, which is a perfect pairing if you want to know everything that’s going on in the City definitely follow us. But for arts, activism, entertainment and beauty the nominees in this category are Gritty, Conrad Benner, Faviana Ferraini and Al Lee. Great choices who cover a variety of social, health, beauty and slapstick humor to ease the day. Hope to see you there. Have a great day!!