WATCH OUT, Flyers. Heartthrob David Boreanaz will be hanging out with your wives come January.
I've learned exclusively that the "Bones" actor, and son of legendary Philly weatherman Dave Roberts, will be the co-chair of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 26.
Boreanaz will not only help out with the festivities (fingers crossed he'll be a dunk-tank volunteer), he'll attend them as well, including the Broad Street Bash at Xfinity Live on Jan. 25.
Boreanaz is a lifelong Flyers fan, a passion that has bled into his "Bones" alter ego Seeley Booth. In fact, Boreanaz was in town over the holiday weekend skating with former Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko and the rest of the "7:15ers," a group of Comcast-Spectacor execs who play morning hockey at the Wells Fargo Center.
CBS3's new face
Steve Patterson joined CBS3 on Monday as a reporter. Patterson comes to Philly from the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, where he was a morning reporter. Patterson originally hails from Farmington Hills, Mich., outside Detroit.
But Patterson isn't your average reporter: He's got pop-star roots. While his dad was a designer at Ford, his mom moonlighted as a pop star in the early '80s when she was signed to Atlantic Records as Margo Michaels and the Nitelites. Even cooler? His godparents are Brian and Edward Holland of songwriting team Holland Dozier Holland.
TV's 'Silver Lining'?
Get ready for your close-up (again), Delco. "Silver Linings Playbook" might become a TV show.
At least that's what mega movie producer Harvey Weinstein thinks. In a recent New York Times piece about expanding his movie production company, the Weinstein Co., into TV, Weinstein name-checked "Silver Linings Playbook" as a possible television option. Presumably, the show will take place after the events of the film.
Based on Matthew Quick's eponymous debut novel, the Philly-shot "Silver Linings Playbook" focused on bipolar, mega-Eagles fan Pat Solitano, navigating life after he's released from a mental institution. The film netted eight Oscar nominations, including a win for A-list "It Girl" Jennifer Lawrence, and a boost of acting legitimacy for Rydal-raised Bradley Cooper.
Cooper is no stranger to adapting his work into television. He's on board with an adaptation of his similarly Philly-shot thriller "Limitless."
OUT AND ABOUT
* Former "Dancing With the Stars" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his brother, Val (who is a current DWTS guy), celebrated a childhood friend's bachelor party at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this weekend. The group started their Saturday night at Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub before heading to mur.mur nightclub with DJ Samantha Ronson.
Hot 107.9 DJ and "Good Day Philadelphia" regular QDeezy wants to give you someone to snuggle with this holiday season. He's hosting Hooking Up Philly, a speed-dating event, at Infusion Hookah Lounge (16. S. 2nd St.) tonight from 8 to 10. Tickets for the 25-and-older daters are $20. R.S.V.P. via email at speeddate@
Philly celebs will serve up beverages at Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem) tonight for a good cause. Gervase Peterson of "Survivor," media personality Maria Papadakis, 97.5 The Fanatic's Sean Brace and Jon Marks, and Julie Dorenbos and Susie Celek will sling booze to help out the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.