Dan Gross | Donovan McNabb & Bruce Willis chat it up
EVEN DONOVAN MCNABB gets starstruck from time to time. The Eagles QB says he was surprised that Bruce Willis was so friendly and cool with him when the pair met last week in New York to record a series of spots for ESPN to promote the upcoming "Live Free or Die Hard."
gets starstruck from time to time.
The Eagles QB says he was surprised that Bruce Willis was so friendly and cool with him when the pair met last week in New York to record a series of spots for ESPN to promote the upcoming "Live Free or Die Hard."
"He was excited to meet me, which was great," McNabb told us by phone the other day. "You don't get that feedback from most entertainers. They're just like, hey, and then keep on going. But we sat down and talked."
Willis, raised in Penns Grove, N.J., told McNabb that his father's a huge fan of the Birds and that he also watches them when he can, McNabb said.
The spots they taped for the film will air on "SportsCenter" toward the end of June, McNabb says. He says the "Die Hard" movies and "Pulp Fiction," are among his favorite Willis films but said it was hard to choose on the spot.
McNabb hopes to invite his new buddy to his charity weekend June 15-16 when he hosts a golf outing and a football camp for his foundation that benefits the American Diabetes Foundation. For more info, visit DonovanMcNabb.com
Semi-star power for indie film
"Perfect Strangers" star Bronson Pinchot and Brian O'Halloran of "Clerks," are in Bucks County this week shooting scenes for Vince Scordia's "Cluster."
Corey Feldman stars in the film, which was also shot around Bucks County last summer. The movie's written and produced by Jeff Siegel, a Central Bucks East grad, who has lined up a shooting date at his old school. (Scordia attended Neshaminy High.) Pinchot plays a teacher who a schoolgirl is smitten with, and O'Halloran plays the school principal.
Club says Victorino's outtahere
Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was asked to leave 32° (16 S. 2nd) Thursday night as his shorts and sandals did not meet the club's dress code. He accompanied Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell to the club, where Eagles Todd Herremans and Matt McCoy had landed.
Copa Too closing its doors
Copa Too (263 S. 15th) will be closing by June 3, owner Lisa DeVicaris told us on Friday. She says the joint won't be able to accept credit or debit cards anymore, and plans to stay open as long as her inventory lasts but must be out by June 3. She's planning a big party May 30, raffling off memorabilia from the Copa, and hopes people will tip her loyal waitstaff very well. We hear the spot may become a burrito bar.
Out and about
Gary Matthews found his way back to Nick's Original Roast Beef (20th & Jackson) the other day. The Phillies broadcaster used to be a regular there while playing for the team in the 1980s.
During a visit last week for a roast beef and provolone, the Sarge told staff he'd been looking for the spot since he got back to town, but he forgot where it was.
* Comedian Dom Irrera and Phillies hurler Jamie Moyer, dining separately, were spied at Saloon (750 S. 7th) the other night.
* Eagles QB A.J. Feeley and soccer-playing galpal Heather Mitts celebrated his birthday a few days early at Morton's in Atlantic City last week. Saturday night, Feeley and a flock of Eagles did some more celebrating at the Public House (18th & Cherry).
* Freddie Mitchell picked up a watch for his sister at Tony (47 N. 3rd) over the weekend. The former Eagles wideout teased a staffer who had bow-tying trouble while gift-wrapping it for him.
* Coach Andy Reid, wife Tammy, and son Britt, with a female companion, enjoyed dinner at Capital Grille (1338 Chestnut) Saturday night. No word on whether Britt was packing.
* 102.9 WMGK's John DeBella and NBC-10's Dave Warren were among those helping Q102's Chris Booker celebrate his 36th birthday Friday at Kildare's Irish Pub (HeadHouse Square). Q102's Diego, Jil, Blaire and Jesse Jordan were also in on the festivities. *