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Inqlings: 'Romans' stars dine at Tinto

Tuesday's dinner reservations at the Rittenhouse Square restaurant Tinto included "Graham, party of five." As in Lauren Graham, who was not in Party of Five but Gilmore Girls. (Let's get those chick shows straight.)

Tuesday's dinner reservations at the Rittenhouse Square restaurant Tinto included "Graham, party of five."

As in

Lauren Graham

, who was not in

Party of Five


Gilmore Girls

. (Let's get those chick shows straight.)

Graham brought along

Jeff Daniels


Terms of Endearment


Dumb and Dumber

) and three others, who sat in the downstairs lounge. Graham paid. Very low-key.

They're in town for Monday's start of filming of the comedy/romance

The Dream of the Romans

. Cameras will be all around Center City for nearly a month.

Daniels plays Arlen, reclusive author of a popular book about spirituality, and, as she did in

Gilmore Girls

, Graham plays a single mother.

Matters political

Never let 'em see you sweat? Before his big speech here Tuesday,

Barack Obama

wowed the morning gymgoers at the Philadelphia Sports Clubs outlet at 20th and Hamilton Streets with 45 minutes of cardio and upper-body work.

Comedy Central will set up at the Annenberg Center at Penn for four days on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary to broadcast

The Colbert Report

, as you read in "SideShow" yesterday. I hear that the arrangements involved a scramble of McNabbian proportions. Producers needed a solid block from April 14 to 17 - but the Philadelphia Eagles had the center booked on April 15 for cheerleader tryout finals. A couple of phone calls later, the Eagles agreed to move the finals to April 23.

March Madness

Comcast SportsNet again has opened its NCAA men's Bracket Challenge to its personalities (


). This year, the station asked assorted celebs. A peek at picks indicates that North Carolina is the favorite of

Steve Coates


Neil Hartman

, Sixers mascot

Hip Hop

, Phantoms mascot


, 76ers guard

Lou Williams

, and Flyers winger

Mike Knuble


Casey Boy

of WMMR has Kansas. Miss America

Kirsten Haglund

(who's from Michigan) has Memphis.

"Cousin Sal" Iacono

of the

Jimmy Kimmel

show, SportsNet's

Leslie Gudel

, and

Gov. Rendell

all have UCLA. Rendell picks Temple, Villanova and St. Joseph's to win their first rounds - with Pitt knocking off Temple.

Briefly noted

Vince Hill

, at KYW (1060) since 1979, has been named to replace the recently retired

Don Lancer

as morning business reporter.

A tribute to WFIL's "Famous 56" sound from the 1960s - jingles and all - will be streamed from 4 to 9 p.m. tomorrow on XM Satellite Radio's Channel 6.

Terry "Motormouth" Young

, who spent a spell here at WOGL, will host.

In tandem with the "Star Wars" exhibit, the Franklin Institute will dedicate a 6 p.m. Saturday screening of

2001: A Space Odyssey

to author

Arthur C. Clarke

, who died this week. Clarke received the Franklin Institute Award in 1963 for his concept of satellite communications.

Leapin' lizards

The sun will come out Saturday for

Andrew Green

, 16, a sophomore at Exeter High near Reading. Though he had never seen


before he auditioned for his school play, he decided to get into his role as Daddy Warbucks by shaving his head. Green and his family have tickets to the evening performance of


at the Academy of Music, where he's scheduled to meet

David Barton

, who plays Warbucks in the national tour.