, star of such classic flicks as
, will be honored here July 17 during QFest with the gay-themed fete's Artistic Achievement Award for Acting.
McGillis won't have to go far to attend. Since last year, she has lived in Collingswood. McGillis, who came out last year, fell in love with the area 25 years ago while shooting Witness in the city and Lancaster County.
QFest artistic director Raymond Murray and team will screen 125 films, including eight world premieres, July 8-19 at the Ritz Theaters in Old City. The festival also will run 10 horror flicks selected by Travis Crawford over a 10-day stretch at 10 p.m.; details are at www.QFest.com.
is in Boston. On Tuesday, the Fox29 traffic alumna started calling the jams on WCVB, the ABC affiliate. Krysiuk, a Polish-born, Northeast Philly-raised Temple grad, had been garaged and lightly used since October 2008.
NBC10 weekend anchor Kristen Welker is headed to NBC in Los Angeles for a reporting assignment. She is expected back in late summer. Lori Wilson will fill in this weekend.
As for Rich Noonan: The former Fox29 alpha-male anchor will host and produce a monthly TV show for Bucks & Montgomery Living Magazine, premiering at 8:30 p.m. Monday on WMCN (DT Channel 44) as well as on Comcast's and Verizon's Channel 19. Noonan, who lives near Atlanta, also will do video spots for advertisers. After Noonan got the boot from Fox29 in 2002, he alleged race discrimination in a suit that was settled in 2004.
Contract talks are always fraught with rhetoric. Last week, an attorney for large beer distributors sent a memo to bar owners, suggesting they stockpile beer in case of a strike by union delivery drivers. Teamsters Local 830's contract with the Delaware Valley Importing Distributors Association expires at 12:01 a.m. June 12 - at the end of Philly Beer Week. Local 830 head
Daniel H. Grace
called the memo "sensationalistic and intentionally misleading," since it was released before talks began last Thursday. Memo author
of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney said it was standard practice. "We want companies to be forewarned," he said. "We hope to conclude negotiations without interruption."
Kate McCauley Hathaway
, a Mount St. Joseph Academy alumna and mom of
, has a summer job. She'll star in Cape May Stage's production of
I Hate Hamlet!
, opening June 17 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May. Also cast are
John Patrick Hayden
Starting Thursday, NBC10's Tracy Davidson will follow Missy Stein of WHAT-AM (1340) as she battles a recurrence of breast cancer with radiation treatments at Penn. Catch it on-air and online, through video, radio, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and www.tracydavidson.com, launching at 9 a.m. on WHAT and 5:30 p.m. on NBC10. Stein says she found the cancer before it was visible to docs.
Philly's CBS stations are hitting tourists. Its "CBS Always On" project feeds a loop of news video and a news crawl on eight HD screens at the Independence Visitor Center.
Keyed to the Franklin Institute's forthcoming exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," in-house caterer Frog Commissary will run a cafe with themed food and drink. Among cocktails is a concoction of Absolut Raspberry vodka, Chambord, and pomegranate, known as a Nefertini. Two may knock you on your asp.