NORTH PHILLY'S own Kevin Hart hit his hometown last night for the premiere of his new movie, "The Wedding Ringer," in which he plays a guy who rents out his services as a best man to the friendless bros among us (in this case, Josh Gad of "Frozen").
"You can't go to a wedding without the 'Electric Slide,' " Hart said about his wedding musts. "Oh, 'The Tootsie Roll' and 'Funky Cold Medina.' Kid 'n' Play. Basically any dance to show your age. Then I try to do what the kids are doing. What's the 'Turn Up'? The 'Bobby Shm-what'?"
Hart himself recently proposed to Eniko Parrish, dishing to me that they'll tie the knot within the next year and a half. "All the pressure isn't quite on me yet. At the end of the day, she'll tell me what she wants and it's my job it to make it happen," Hart said. "I just want it be the most amazing day for my lady. I'm doing it right this time."
"The Wedding Ringer" hits theaters Jan. 16.
Tickets for the 23rd annual Wing Bowl go on sale today at 9 a.m. at comcasttix.com. The WIP annual festival of beer, boobs and the scarfing of wings takes place Jan. 30, the Friday before the Super Bowl.
* In other radio-event news, Preston and Steve's annual Camp Out for Hunger raised 420 tons of food and $110,518.27.
Philly-born-and-raised Charles Stone III, the son of former Daily News columnist Chuck Stone, will premiere his next movie, "Lila & Eve," starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, at the Sundance Film Festival next year. The new film by the "Drumline" director, who ushered the famed "Wazzup" Budweiser commercials, features Davis and Lopez as grieving mothers who team up for revenge and to heal.
Robert Keszey, the star of Discovery Channel's "Swamp Brothers," was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine by a Philadelphia federal judge for trafficking in state- and federally protected reptiles collected from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Want a Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals jersey? How about one signed by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey, President Bill Clinton and Bill Murray, among other stars?
The jersey is being auctioned off by DeGeneres, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Still's daughter Leah is being treated for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. To bid on the eBay auction, go to ph.ly/stilljersey.
The full list of celebs who signed Still's jersey is an autograph-collector's dream, and also includes: Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Sofia Vergara, Jim Carrey, Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman, Sean Hayes, Shailene Woodley, Fergie, Steve Harvey, Daniel Radcliffe, Viola Davis (star of the Philly-set megasmash "How to Get Away with Murder"), Quvenzhane Wallis, Anne Hathaway, LL Cool J, Penn grad Elizabeth Banks, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and the members of One Direction.
Are you bad enough to be a member of the "Bad Girls Club"? The Oxygen series will look through the ladies of Philadelphia on Saturday at Northeast Philly's Hooters (9183 Roosevelt Blvd.). Bring a recent photo and ID (age 21-and-up participants only, please) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Can't make it or want to nominate a particularly bad friend? Go to bmpcasting.com/casting/bgc for more.
In yesterday's column, I noted that man-about-town Harry Jay Katz teared up at his weekend anniversary dinner. It should be noted that pianist Andy Kahn's rendition of "Oh How We Danced," a favorite of Katz's parents, was the reason for the waterworks.
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