The Buzz: SHANE VICTORINO SNUB, MAYOR NUTTER, TIPPI HENDREN, PINK POPS, Dave Akers, Doughnut Day, Roberto Capucci
Last night when I walked into Rouge a guy came over to me and said Shane Victorino is at the table by the window and wants you to come over and say hi. Shane had asked him to tell the bald guy to come over. Well at the same time I walked in Mayor Nutter walked in too and I pointed out he probably meant that bald guy. After I took this shot of Uri and gang outside, I heard Shane, who was sitting in the window, call my name out. I went over and he said “HughE why did you ignore me earlier when I sent my friend over to get you.” I said oh, it’s been a long time since anyone called me the bald guy, I’m so used to getting called the big guy I forget that I don’t have hair too.” Above Kelly Ganczarz, Kent Jevremovic, Uri Jacobson and Lianna Shablin.Speaking of Shane Victorino, The Shane Victorino Foundation All-Star Celebrity Fashion Show is August 25 at the Union League. Last year at the event Sabrina Tamburino bin on and won a walk on role on HBO’s Entourage. Here she is above on set 2 weeks ago in hair and make-up getting ready for her close-up. Is that Adrian Grenier in the background?
Look for Arrow Swim Club to make a surprising announcement soon, so if you were planning to join now is the time. This was a shot from Memorial Day. Nice crowd, and there were still lounges available.
Today Is DONUT DAY and Krispy Kreme will give one free doughnut to anyone who walks into the store and says, “Happy National Doughnut Day.” The limit is one per customer.
Wharton’s Mike LaMonaca went to San Francisco on a biz trip and took a side trip up to see where Alfred Hitchcock’s famed horror movie “The Birds” was filmed at Gaffney Ranch on Bodega Head. Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and mother of Melanie Griffiths was there at an event and Mike met her, got a graph & this picture.
Bree Olsen, who is appearing at Cheerleaders tonight, stopped by the Preston & Steve show yesterday. Preston is making sure everything is intact after being one of Charlie Sheen’s Goddesses for a month.
Philadelphia born singer Pink had her baby girl, Willow Sage Hart last night.
My sister Crista came to town with her adorable kids, Michael & Bo and we went to The Please Touch Museum. My sister loved it so much that she almost bought a membership, but then remembered she lived in Charlotte, NC and would be busy with a toddler next year. Crista’s due in August and is having a girl. Congratulations to Philadelphia Daily News gossiper Dan Gross & wife Holly Mahar on the birth of their new baby girl last week. Also congrats to my “co-worker at NBC10” Deanna Durante and husband Tim Swan who are going to be first time parents in 9 weeks.
Jill Rizen stops by the Philadelphia Eagles kicker Dave Akers event at the Cescaphé Ballroom last night to lend her support to his charity that helps children and their families being treated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through his David’s Locker program.
Last night Italian fashion designer Roberto Capucci was honored at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is exhibiting 90 of his couture designs thru Sunday, some of which were worn by Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson and Esther Williams all of which were exquisitely marvelous in design and color. Roberto Capucci, greets Susan Corbett, First Lady of Commonwealth and Chair Pennsylvania Council for the Arts as Gail Harrity, President and COO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. First Lady Corbett is wearing a Capucci inspired design but no one I asked knew the label and she was too tall for me to peal back the collar and check.
Whisper was closed Thursday night because of an issue with the city ownedpiping . Everything is dandy now and the club will be open for the weekend.
I stopped by G Lounge’s RAW Thursday (The once monthly art/fashion show/music night) to check out my former co-worker Grey Papa and the band he plays in “Tara Girl.” It was the first time hearing Tara Girl and I say sign her up – She’s got a great, powerful, soulful voice. You can check her out on Youtube HERE, and next week I’ll chat a little more about the whole RAW Thursday outing.