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Dan Gross: 'Bonnie' denies Calif. charge

JOCELYN KIRSCH, the 22-year-old former Drexel student under house arrest somewhere in Philadelphia, had a court hearing Monday in San Rafael, Calif.


JOCELYN KIRSCH, the 22-year-old former Drexel student under house arrest somewhere in Philadelphia, had a court hearing Monday in San Rafael, Calif.

She and her ankle bracelet couldn't make it, but her Beverly Hills-based attorney appeared in court on her behalf, reports the People Paper's Regina Medina.

The bustier half of Philly's so-called "Bonnie and Clyde," who allegedly ran an identity theft scheme that fleeced 16 victims of nearly $120,000 over a year's time, Kirsch stands accused by Marin County authorities of filing a false emergency report.

Attorney Stephen R. Kahn appeared in her place and pleaded "not guilty," according to Barry Borden, with the Marin County District Attorney's Office.

Authorities believe that Kirsch, using a fake name (go figure), called 9-1-1 on April 4, claiming "violent screams" could be heard coming from the California home of her mother and stepfather. The call resulted in the arrest of her stepfather on charges that were later dropped. "Regardless of all the other things going on, she is innocent of these charges," Kahn told Medina by phone. The Marin County hearing was continued until July 14.

Bracco donates for DeBella

"Sopranos" shrink Lorraine Bracco pledged an autographed case of her Bracco Wines to 102.9 WMGK's John DeBella for auction during his upcoming radiothon to benefit the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. DeBella will broadcast from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20 and hopes to surpass the $120,000 that he raised last year.

Bracco told DeBella on-air yesterday that she would donate the wines and "something really cool, maybe from the wardrobe department" from "The Sopranos."

The actress is here tonight for a VIP reception at Chima (20th & JFK), the new Brazilian steakhouse, which will offer her wines.

Whites only at Donovan's party

Donovan McNabb is throwing his annual All-White Party, which of course refers to the required white clothing and is not a racial thing, on Saturday night at Twenty 21 (2005 Market). We have pairs of tickets to give away to the first five people who E-MAIL US BETWEEN NOON AND 1 P.M. TODAY with their full name and phone number. You must be 21 to attend the party promoted by Donovan's brother Sean McNabb, family friend Adam Solomon and Tarik Wallace of Hardwork Entertainment. If you don't hear from us, you didn't win. For information or advance tickets, call 215-595-3888.

Megan's a Fox

in person, too

Megan Fox "looked hot in tight white jeans," we're told, while shooting "Transformers 2" around Cappuccio's Meats and Giordano's Produce in the Italian Market area Monday. Director Michael Bay was friendly to fans as was Shia LaBeouf, who wore a short-sleeved shirt and a red-and- yellow baseball cap. A scene featured John Turturro in a butcher's uniform.

Daulerio to lead Deadspin?

Former Philadelphia magazine blogger A.J. Daulerio is the front-runner to become editor of, according to an AOL Sports story handicapping several candidates. Daulerio, a Churchville native, already works for Deadspin, the popular sports blog. He was named senior writer there in April. He was a contributing writer and columnist there for a while and previously worked for Deadspin parent company Gawker Media's, a gambling blog that is no longer.

Deadspin editor Will Leitch announced recently that he'd be leaving at month's end for New York magazine. Gawker Media managing editor Noah Robischon said yesterday that a replacement for Leitch had not yet been chosen.

Out and about

Gnarls Barkley lunched Saturday at Chickie's & Pete's (15th and Packer), where Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse, who make up the R&B/rock duo, were friendly to fans. Danger Mouse was also low-key at Silk City (5th & Spring Garden) the other night. The group played at the Festival Pier Saturday as part of The Roots Picnic.

* After a gig at World Cafe Live Monday, Ryan Cabrera and his band came to Jagers (45 S. 3rd) to play Rock Band on PlayStation3. But the bar hosts Rock Band Sundays, so Cabrera and his large crew stuck around sipping Jack and Diet Cokes, vodka sodas, and Jager shots. The rocker, a former flame of Ashlee Simpson and Riley Keough, Elvis's granddaughter, picked up the check and tipped generously. *

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