AFTER HAVING their behinds handed to them by the Penguins in five games, most of the Flyers drowned their season's-over sorrows with steaks and drinks in Atlantic City at the Borgata's Old Homestead restaurant.
Executive chef Romeo DiBona is a huge Flyers' fan and took good care of the party of 40. Some of the players also partied at the hotel's mur.mur nightclub, where they took over the VIP area with friends and fans Monday until almost dawn.
hangs at Rick's
Owen Wilson spent several hours and hundreds of dollars at Rick's Cabaret (2908 S. Columbus) late Thursday night, according to the New York Post's Page Six, which reports he got private dances from some busty blondes, while sucking down a few brews.
One dancer reportedly told the paper that Wilson, here shooting "Marley & Me," had his mind elsewhere despite the fact that her "36D boobs can hypnotize anyone."
Brad Ingelsby is about to move to Los Angeles to write screenplays full time. He's off to a great start, having sold his first film, "The Low Dweller," last month to Relativity Media for $650,000. So far. He could collect $1.1 million if the film gets made and he's the only writer credited.
The thriller, set in small-town Indiana in the 1980s, has Ridley Scott attached to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio slated to star. Inglesby, 28, wrote most of the screenplay while a student at the American Film Institute, which he attended after graduating from Villanova's School of Business.
The Archbishop Carroll grad is working for his father, Villanova basketball legend Tom Ingelsby, at Berwyn-based insurance company Kistler Tiffany Benefits. The 6-foot-3 Ingelsby played ball at Carroll, but wasn't as good as his dad or brother Marty, a star at Carroll and Notre Dame, where he's still a coach. Inglesby has a few screenplay ideas kicking around but is keeping them close to the vest.
* Don't be surprised if you see
Emmy Rossum and Sandra Bernhard around town. They're shooting "Dare," an indie film.
* Center City-native actor Christian Meoli will be seen in "Final Approach," a four-hour miniseries also featuring Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson, Richard Roundtree and Lea Thompson. It airs Saturday night on the Hallmark Channel. Meoli can be seen later in the summer on the new USA network series "In Plain Sight," which premieres June 1.
Group honors Jim O'Brien
To honor the memory of Jim O'Brien, the Channel 6 and WFIL-radio broadcaster who died 25 years ago, the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia will create a scholarship in his name and pay tribute to him this afternoon at its gathering at the Bala Golf Club.
Marc Howard, Cathy Gandolfo, Steve Levy, Paul Norton, Joe Pellegrino, W. Carter Merbreier - aka Captain Noah - and 6ABC President Bernie Prazenica will be among those paying tribute to O'Brien, who died in a skydiving accident in September 1983.
Scholarships will be presented to two Drexel University broadcasting students. The scholarships are underwritten by Broadcast Pioneers VP Kal Rudman.
In other broadcasting news . . .
CN8 "It's Your Call" host Lynn Doyle is featured in the June MORE Magazine as one of the 10 finalists in Wilhelmina Models 40+ model search.
'Humble' Bob hoping to qualify
Royersford's "Humble" Bob Shoudt should fare well at Saturday's qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. The Nathan's champ is also three-time Wing Bowl champion Joey Chestnut.
Amateur eaters are welcome at the contest, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, but advance online registration is required at nathansfamous.com. Shoudt's a professional eater ranked fifth-best in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
Local girl's got DC art show
Wayne 10-year-old Rebecca Weber's artwork will be featured as part of VSA Arts and CVS Caremark All Kids Can children's art exhibition at Union Station, Washington, D.C. through June 8. Weber, who attends St. Lucy's Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, was to travel to D.C. yesterday to be honored in a reception on Capitol Hill. *