Showdown at 30 Rock?
, widow of Officer
, will appear this morning on NBC's
show. Meanwhile, members of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, who support the man convicted of killing her husband, vow to rally outside the studio.
Faulkner is booked in the 7:30 half-hour to talk about
Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Loss, Pain and Injustice
, her new book written with talk-show host and newspaper columnist
. Sunday marks the 26th anniversary of Faulkner's slaying.
spokeswoman said the segment would include a taped spot with Abu-Jamal lawyer
Faulkner's book tour will start Saturday; see the stops at
. The big push will be Monday at a 500-person noon luncheon at the Union League, with
, who was district attorney in 1981, due to attend. So are D.A.
Faulkner and Smerconish have said that they will not make a dime from the book. At the luncheon, proceeds of $170,000-plus will be donated to Justice for Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, a nonprofit that gives scholarships to the children of murder victims. (The Faulkners, married just a year, had no kids.)
I hear that a local developer with Hollywood connections is interested in taking Maureen Faulkner's story to the big screen.
, morning man on WMGK (102.9), won't host his longtime charity soiree known as "DeBella DeBall" this year. A rep says he was too busy with other charitable activities to plan one.
will sign his book
The Perfect Season
from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Chester County Book & Music Co. in West Chester.
visited WHYY on Tuesday to tape a chat with
; the late-January air date has not been set. Crow also sang "Shine Over Babylon" - title track of her album due Feb. 5 - with three band members, and did "God Bless This Mess" solo. Later in the day, she was at WXPN (88.5), where she had an interview with
and sang five songs.
, here shooting the Lifetime TV pilot
, knew just what she wanted Monday when she walked into Macy's in Center City: Bobbi Brown makeup and a Bobbi Brown makeup organizer.
will shoot tomorrow morning at the Loews Philadelphia at 12th and Market Streets, on the street-level set of CN8's
. Cast and crew will set up after
8 a.m. sign-off and use CN8's cameras.
Two members of the touring company of
Steven "Wacki" Serwacki
- and two from
on Broadway -
- stopped at Philabundance's offices Tuesday to entertain volunteers gearing up for the holiday food crush. The actors "played" on boxes, ladders, a forklift, a shopping cart, metal shelving, trash cans and empty cans.
stops at the Merriam Theater Dec. 26 to Jan. 2.
Perhaps, in an ironic twist, fans of foie gras will stage a protest of their own outside Saturday's "No Foie Gras Gala," a $25-a-head fund-raiser by Hugs for Puppies and Professionals Against Foie Gras, starting at 6 p.m. at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square. Since spring, Hugs has been picketing restaurants that serve foie gras, the dish made from force-fed ducks. The group is lobbying for a city ban on the delicacy. On Saturday's menu will be grilled shrimp and chicken nuggets - vegan versions, naturally. (Details: