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Dan Gross | Accused actress Maia Campbell reportedly skips town

ACTRESS Maia Campbell has skipped town, says a source close to Campbell. We reported May 3 that days earlier she was accused in a police report of stealing a man's Jeep in Germantown.


Maia Campbell

has skipped town, says a source close to Campbell. We reported May 3 that days earlier she was accused in a police report of stealing a man's Jeep in Germantown.

Last month, the 30-year-old daughter of author Bebe Moore Campbell, who died of brain cancer in November, was present when police swept a drug house on the 6300 block of Chew Avenue, according to a police source.

Campbell, who co-starred with LL Cool J on the series "In the House," has long battled drugs and bipolar disorder, sources say. Her mother's last novel, "72 Hour Hold," centered on a woman dealing with bipolar disorder.

Campbell had been floating around Germantown recently and was not in a good way, according to several people who saw the actress.

Several months ago, a woman believed to be Campbell appeared naked and singing an Ashanti song in a video clip posted on The site alleges Campbell made the video in exchange for crack cocaine.

LL Cool J, through his management, declined to provide any words of encouragement to the actress, who has also been seen in videos for Tyrese, Fat Joe and former Center City resident Lil' Kim.

Campbell has not returned messages we left on her cell phone.

Toastee tape to be tardy

You're gonna have to wait longer than Wednesday to see the hardcore-sex video of Havertown's Jennifer Toof, better- known as Toastee to fans of VH1's "Flavor of Love," and "Charm School."

Vivid Entertainment President Steven Hirsch told us last week that the 40-minute tape of Toof and an unidentified man is being held up due to a dispute with celebrity-porn broker David Hans Schmidt. Both Hirsch and Schmidt declined to reveal to us any details about the problem.

Schmidt also wouldn't say how he acquired the footage, which Toof swears she had nothing to do with. "This video was with an ex-boyfriend, and I am devastated that he is trying to make money off of my fame," Toof tells us.

A brief preview is still available online at ToasteeExposed. com.

Toof says she's not going to devote time and money to fighting the video's release. Instead, the Haverford High and Northeastern University graduate is devoting her energy toward choosing the right med school.

Toof, 23, was booted from VH1's "Flavor of Love 2," in which contestants vie for the affections of Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, after Flav discovered she had done fetish photos, choking men with her legs for

Out and about

South Philly-born comic Dom Irrera was greeted with a huge round of applause Friday night at Helium (2031 Sansom) when, in town for a couple of days, he hopped on stage for a surprise set at his buddy Dave Attell's show.

_ U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah took a break from the mayoral campaign trail yesterday to bring his wife, NBC 10's Renee Chenault-Fattah, to a Mother's Day brunch at Ms. Tootsie's (1314 South) with their daughters Chandler, 8, and Cameron, 3. Fellow brunchers came over to wish Fattah good luck.

_ CBS 3's Alycia Lane celebrated her 35th birthday Thursday over dinner at the excellent Tinto (114 S. 20th) with colleagues including Bob Kelly, Larry Mendte and Stephanie Stahl.

Babes go splash for charity

Hotties are expected to again sit above a dunk tank Saturday afternoon at the annual FOP Survivors Fund benefit at Finnigan's Wake (3rd & Spring Garden).

Q102's Booker, Diego, Jil and Blaire will be on hand for the festivities, which cost $25 at the door and provide college money for children of police officers killed in the line of duty. For info, visit

He said becomes she said

In Nick Tosches' piece about sushi in the June Vanity Fair, the writer twice refers to "her" book while citing Sasha Issenberg's new book, "The Sushi Economy."

Issenberg, a him who's used to such confusion, is taking the gaffe well.

"I guess Sasha is not aristocratic enough a name to appear in the Vanity Fair stylebook," he said.

The magazine's story has similar themes to Issenberg's tome about sushi and globalization. *

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