ALTHOUGH "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" won't be shooting at the Center City office of the Philadelphia Soul, the FX comedy series will soon re-create the team's office on its set in Culver City, Calif.
As part of the episode "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life," some of which was shot here last week, Mac, played by South Philly-raised Rob McElhenney, and Frank, played by Danny DeVito, try to purchase the arena football team from Jon Bon Jovi.
The show is hoping for a cameo from Bon Jovi in the episode, but a team spokesman yesterday said he wasn't sure whether JBJ would appear. He did say that the Arena Football League granted use of the team logo in the show and that the team sent some merchandise to the series.
The Soul, meanwhile, are 11-3 and tied for first with the Dallas Desperadoes.
The fourth season of "Sunny" premieres on FX in September.
State Sens. John Rafferty and Mike Stack were on hand for shooting on Friday and chatted with the cast and director Fred Savage. The senators were quickly roped into the action, taping a segment on camera playing senators trying to shut down the production, taking turns discussing how "filthy and offensive" the risque comedy is. In real life, both are supporters of the show, as well as the PA Film Tax Credit, which helps bring movies and television shows to Philadelphia.
In other shooting news . . .
The Dairy Fields in Fairmount Park today are reserved for filming of "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen," which stars Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and FHM's World's Sexiest Woman, Megan Fox.
Out and about
Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher had a day of family fun at the Pinsetter Bar & Bowl (7111 Maple) in Pennsauken Sunday.
He and family bowled a bit, drank Sprite and munched quesadillas, pork sliders and nachos.
* U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,celebrated his daughter's wedding at Abbraccio (47th & Baltimore) over the weekend. McConnell had at least four security guards with him. He recently was part of a ceremony outside the Union League in which he and Sen. Arlen Specter endorsed some Republican candidates.
Utley on the field
and your phone
"Put down your Tastykake and answer your phone," says a new cell-phone ringtone recorded by Phillies slugger Chase Utley. The infielder has been featured on billboards and radio spots for the local snack company. The Utley ringtone is available for free at tastykake.com/download.
Guarini joins Blog Talk Radio
Doylestown native and "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini, who is a TV Guide Channel correspondent, tonight starts broadcasting "The Justin Guarini Show" at blogtalkradio. com/thejgshow.
The weekly show aims to help aspiring musicians learn about the music industry. The live call-in number is 347-838-8745.
Ayers daughter has scholarship
Masterman School graduate Jenne Ayers, daughter of Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, will be honored at the school this morning. Two scholarships in her name, underwritten by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation, will be given to Masterman students who will attend Drexel University College of Medicine's new Mini-Medical School. The five-week program is open to academically gifted high-school students who show an interest in pursuing a career as a physician. Jenne is a pre-med student at Harvard. *