Nick Vadala is a features reporter that covers everything from beer and food to celebrities and pop culture.

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Ed Sheeran reportedly says he's related to an infamous Philly mob associate

Reputed Philly mob hitman Frank Sheeran, who is said to have murdered former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, has hit the big screen as a the central character in Martin Scorsese’s latest mob flick, The Irishman. But that may not be the mobster’s only connection to fame.

Ex-Villanova football player files lawsuit against NCAA for not paying student-athletes

Trey Johnson, who went on to play for the Steelers and Broncos, contends that the NCAA violates federal and state wage laws in not paying athletes.

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’: Trailer reveals creepy details for the Philly-shot show

We knew from previous teasers that M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Apple TV+ series, Servant, would be creepy — but not like this.

Kevin Smith planned to shoot a movie in the Philly area. The film fell apart, but inspired his next one.

"We’ve got a Jay and Silent Bob movie where, if you’re not careful, you might actually roll a tear," the director said.

Garth Brooks is playing a South Jersey 'dive bar'

Garth Brooks is heading to a South Jersey dive bar next month as part of a tour that has the country star playing small, intimate venues rather than the massive stadium shows with which fans are familiar.

A how-to video for Philly’s new voting machines has Carson Wentz, Joel Embiid, Rocky Balboa on the ballot

Rather than the usual political names, the candidates in whatever bizarro version of the world the video is set include stars like Carson Wentz, Chase Utley, and Joel Embiid for the 2020 presidential race.

Conservative talk show host Chris Stigall returns to Philly's airwaves

Conservative talk radio host Chris Stigall is back on Philadelphia airwaves, following his departure from 1210 WPHT-AM earlier this year. He joins the likes of Hugh Hewitt and Sebastian Gorka.

Rogue hookah operations and mystery meat close Philadelphia eateries | Clean Plates

Multiple unapproved hookah operations, green beetles in sugar, and employees who were unable to identify what type of meat was stored in a fridge closed Philadelphia food facilities.

Charges dropped against former NBC10 reporter

Charges included simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, harassment, and disorderly conduct, among other offenses.

HBO orders Jeffrey Epstein series based on book by former Daily News reporter

Epstein’s death in a New York City jail cell in August was ruled a suicide. This week, however, a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother claimed that Epstein’s autopsy “points to homicide,” the New York Times reports.