Dan Gross | Booker-Bernstein KO
Q102 MORNING man Chris Booker told listeners yesterday that he and his fiancee, Caron Bernstein, have called off their engagement. Booker was off air last Thursday and Friday, and returned to work yesterday, when he broke the news of their split.
Q102 MORNING man
told listeners yesterday that he and his fiancee,
, have called off their engagement.
Booker was off air last Thursday and Friday, and returned to work yesterday, when he broke the news of their split.
We reported in January that Booker had proposed to Bernstein, a model, on a South African vacation the couple and their families took over the holidays.
Reached yesterday, Booker said, "It is a very private, personal matter, and what I said on the air about it is all I'm willing to say." Efforts to reach Bernstein yesterday were unsuccesful.
* Meanwhile, Booker sidekick Diego Ra-
mos won the Philadelphia Hispanic Choice Award for favorite media personality Saturday night at the Kimmel Center.
Could PMH be purchasing PW?
Informed observers speculate that Philadelphia Media Holdings, which owns the Daily News and Inqwaster, is among bidders for the Philadelphia Weekly, which has quietly gone on the market.
"All I can say is no comment," PMH CEO Brian Tierney told us yesterday when asked if the company was bidding on the paper. A recent Inqwaster report said that nondisclosure agreements were signed between Review Publishing, owner of PW, and potential bidders.
Anthony Clifton, president of Review Publishing, which also owns the South Philly Review, Southwest Philly Review and Atlantic City Weekly, did not immediately return calls last night.
Call him Dr. Foxx
"Come get yo' medicine," instructed Jamie Foxx, as he poured a Belvedere Vodka Sex on the Beach straight down the gullets of open-mouthed ladies Saturday night at Cebu (123 Chestnut).
The liquor sponsored the after-party for the actor/singer/comedian's Liacouras Center show.
He fled fire, returns to pay bill
Fishtown's Joe Carlin never got to pay his bill at the Aramingo Diner (3356 Aramingo Ave.) on Dec. 14 because fire broke out in the kitchen, and he and his grandson William were among diners who evacuated the restaurant. Now the diner's reopened, Carlin and little William went back in the other night to pay the $15.57 check.
Diner owner George Grigos was impressed by Carlin's gesture, but wouldn't take a dime. Carlin did leave a $5 tip for his server, Renee.
* Speaking of the Aramingo, Jerry Bla-
vat is still sending its famous cheesecakes out to Phil Spector in California. The record producer is now on trial, charged with murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003.
The Geator, meanwhile, has added A.C.'s Hilton and Resorts to his DJ roster, and just played the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, where Anna Nicole Smith died.
Rizzo to be roasted
Republican mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger, former City Controller Jon Saidel, and Big Talker 1210-AM host Michael Smerconish are among roasters of City Councilman Frank Rizzo, who will be skewered (gently, we're sure) on April 28 at Dave & Buster's, at the Franklin Mills Mall.
CN8's Larry Kane will appear via a pre-taped video, and Bob Rovner, the attorney and former state senator who co-hosts a Saturday radio show with Rizzo on WWDB (860-AM), will also be among live roasters, as will former mayoral candidate Marty Weinberg. The host is comedienne and WBCB (1490-AM) personality Dolly Garber.
Tickets are $250. Call Judy Camiel at 610-668-1730.
May the Schwartz be with you
NBC-10 meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz is back on air, wearing a sling on his right arm, while recovering from surgery last week at Lankenau Hospital. Schwartz is without his trademark bowties, because the sling makes it difficult for him to put them on. *