Radnor police stood down Monday as an intruder crept into a stately mansion near Villanova University - because it was all for the movie cameras.

Jason Statham, director Boaz Yakin, and producer Lawrence Bender are shooting the thriller Safe, in which Statham spirits a girl from mobsters. Through Tuesday, the trio and a film crew are holed up in the rented mansion, which is on the market for nearly $7 million.

The house portrays New York City's Gracie Mansion.

Statham - the intruder - wants a face-to-face with the mayor, played by Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride).

On Monday, Sarandon shot tense scenes opposite Robert John Burke (Rescue Me, Gossip Girl), who plays a police captain. Between takes, Burke explained the tension between their characters. "Ninety people died before this scene," Burke said.

On Wednesday, the crew heads back downtown to the Westin Hotel to wrap up a bloody gun battle in a banquet room.


Flyers players

Sergei Bobrovsky


Claude Giroux


Danny Briere


Scott Hartnell


Braydon Coburn

, and

Mike Richards

had a certain Rip Van Winkle look last week. They shot a Verizon wireless commercial on the ice of the Wells Fargo Center. Plot: The team decided not to shave for the whole season after recording an undefeated 82-0 record.

Briefly noted

"The Art of the Beatles," a free art/memorabilia show based on the Fab Four, sets up Wednesday through Dec. 24 at Montgomery Mall. Featured will be a photo of

John Lennon

taken by Philly's

Scott Weiner

outside of Channel 6. Wednesday is the 30th anniversary of Lennon's slaying.

J.P. Mascaro & Sons' 123,700-pound food donation earned the trash hauler a four-hour Preston & Steve broadcast. The WMMR morning show's Camp Out for Hunger drew 527,285 pounds of food for Philabundance, the most collected in the event's 13-year run. Last year's largest business donor, Subaru of America, was second, with 119,988 pounds of food. For a second consecutive year, the nonbusiness group with the largest donation was the Second Street Irish Society, with a donation of 6,029 pounds, winning a skating party for up to 500 at the Blue Cross RiverRink.


Why "Happy Chic" guru

Jonathan Adler

was spotted here in September while browsing shops on the 1600 block of Walnut Street: On Monday, Adler will open his 13th free-standing boutique, taking the former Foster's Homeware at 33 N. Third St. in Old City. He will attend a Dec. 15 party at the shop.

Through his publicist, actor Seth Green denied an "INQlings" report that he and his wife, Clare Grant, dined recently at Bridget's 8 West in Ambler.