will go down in city history, as the shortstop donates his 2008 world championship Phillies uniform to the Atwater Kent Museum, the repository of Philly's history.
The Atwater Kent, on Seventh Street near Market, is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in fall 2010.
During renovations, galleries will be added, including a Philadelphia Sports Gallery, where J-Roll's uniform will be placed.
The museum has the 1982 season uniform of Mike Schmidt, turf, seats, and a turnstile from Veterans Stadium, plus Philadelphia Athletics memorabilia.
Dec. 21's invitation-only presentation ceremony at City Hall is a hot ticket. Sam Katz and Mark Moskowitz will screen an episode of their multimedia-history project, Base Ball: Philadelphia's Game, which Rollins narrated for them before a game last summer at Citizens Bank Park. "He spent an hour with us," Katz noted, "and then went out and hit a homer."
WPVI has hired a weathercaster to replace
, who elected not to reup after her contract expired. She's
, released in June from New York's Fox station over budget woes. Magee's on-air start has not been announced.
-ies seem excited about Magee, as she very well might be the station's first African American weather anchor. Her Accuweather bio said she started her career at Beverly Hills High School, graduated UCLA (English/French major who studied abroad in Paris), and landed her first big job at the CBS affiliate in Scottsbluff, Neb. Next was a reporter/anchor job at the CBS/Fox affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif. In other 6ABC weather news,
seems to be the choice to replace the retiring
at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Roberts' last day will be Friday.
Monday marks the return of Sheinelle Jones to Fox's Good Day Philadelphia. Jones and husband Uche Ojeh welcomed their first child - a son, Kayin - in late August.
CW Philly will have an open call for prospective members of the CW Philly Crew - the station's band of chipper on-air hosts and community representatives - from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Express Store at King of Prussia mall. Applicants must be 18 or older; see www.cwphilly.com.
has a summer project: He's to star in a Paramount teenage-superhero flick called
, cowritten by Atco-bred
, a Paul VI and Rutgers-Camden grad and former Inquirer editorial assistant.
, which is still being written, will be based on a toy by Mattel.
Jessica Lowndes (90210) danced, smooched, and drank champagne with beau Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) among the general population at Dusk in Caesars in Atlantic City on Saturday night.
Philly-schooled designer and Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll came out Sunday to support local designer Zivile Pupinyte's showcase at Area 919 in Northern Liberties. "Sleep: Series 1" consisted of sustainable jewelry.
Diddy (Sean Combs) gave $10,000 to Wired 96.5 listener Sarah Costello as part of the station's "Christmas Wish" campaign organized by Chio in the Morning. Costello, a single mother of five children ages 2 to 16, works 14 hours a day. The show also gave her $1,000.
While husband Kevin Bacon concertized with brother Michael at Saturday's benefit for the Mummers, Kyra Sedgwick and a female friend shared oysters and cocktails in the bar at XIX at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue.