DONOVAN MCNABB on Saturday hosts his annual "White Party," to benefit his DM5 Foundation, which works to bolster awareness and prevention of diabetes.
McNabb's father, Sam McNabb, is a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association.
DM5 also provides academic scholarships to students from McNabb's high school, Mount Carmel, just outside Chicago, among other charitable efforts such as Children's Crisis Treatment centers, and the American Red Cross.
Many Eagles are expected at the Saturday-night party at the Cira Centre, across from 30th Street station. Guests must wear white clothing from head to toe. Party organizers include Donovan's brother, Sean McNab; Tarik Wallace, cousin of Rasheed Wallace of the Pistons, and Adam Solomon, who, to our knowledge, is not related to a famous athlete. Tickets are $75 per person by calling 215-595-3888 and are also available at Mitchell & Ness (1318 Chestnut).
WIP addresses our Eskin story610 WIP GM Marc Rayfield pointed out yesterday that Howard Eskin, who was paired with Rob Ellis during his afternoon show last week, has worked with fellow WIP hosts Anthony Gargano and Hugh Douglas. We said yesterday that Eskin's being paired with Ellis was his first time with a co-host since Mike Missanelli, who's now cutting into his ratings with his 950 ESPN show. Eskin partnered with Missanelli from 1999 to 2002.
"We like Rob a lot and we are just trying to get him more at-bats," Rayfield said when we asked if Ellis would become a permanent co-host.
'Bandstand' Bunny on MTV"Bandstand" dancer Bunny Gibson was cast as one of the "sexy grannies," whom host Andy Samberg shouted out during his rap introduction to the 2009 MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Gibson, who works as an actress in Los Angeles, was hired Sunday for the gig in which she wore a corset and sat next to actor/singer Tyrese. Gibson took pictures with Mario Lopez, who told her "You're looking good," and with "High School Musical 3" co-star Ashley Tisdale, who won an award. Gibson says the pictures will impress her granddaughter Nicole.
Out and about6ABC anchor Monica Malpass was laughing it up Friday night at Helium (2031 Sansom), where she sat in the front row for headliner Arj Barker of HBO's "Flight of the Conchords."
Fallon gives to DeBella auction"Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon donated tickets to his television show, a meet-and-greet session with him afterward, and limo transportation to and from his New York studio, to 102.9 WMGK host John DeBella's list of auction items for his 3rd Annual Radiothon to benefit the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center (philavets.org).
DeBella hosts the radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 at the National Constitution Center.
Jolly vying for Hyatt hotel prizePhilly musician/producer Bill Jolly is a semifinalist in a Hyatt-hotels contest called The Big Welcome. Jolly is competing to win 365 free nights at any Hyatt in the world and also one million frequent-
Online voting, at thebigwelcome.com, ends today and the grand-prize winner will be chosen next week. *
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