"THERE WERE no antics," replied television producer Bob Horowitz when we asked whether Terrell Owens was a handful during taping of "Superstars." Horowitz, who grew up in California but moved to New Hope about four years ago, is executive producer behind "Superstars," a reprise of ABC's old "Wide World of Sports," that pits athletes and celebrities in physical challenges. It returns to ABC at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
"He was animated, he was heckling, teasing. It was the T.O. you see on the sidelines at an NFL game with his helmet off and his hat on with two minutes left in the game," says Horowitz.
The former Eagles receiver, now with the Buffalo Bills, is partnered with model Joanna Krupa on the six-episode series.
Horowitz's company Juma Entertainment, named after his daughters Julia, 14, and Maggie, 16, is also behind "The Singing Bee." The 10-episode sing-along, premieres at 10 p.m. Saturday on CMT, and is hosted by actress Melissa
Peterman. Horowitz says next up for
Juma is "Double Exposure," which will air on Bravo, that follows high-end-fashion photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani.
Horowitz also produces A&E's "Tattoo Highway."
NPH marks bday at Morimoto
Neil Patrick Harris celebrated his 36th birthday Monday night with other cast members of "The Best and the Brightest" at Morimoto (723 Chestnut). The film, which co-stars Bonnie Somerville, has been shooting around Center City and in Bryn Mawr. Harris and Somerville play parents who will do anything to get their child into an elite school.
SEPTA signs get spoofed
One or more pranksters have posted a printed sign, seemingly from SEPTA to its riders, on at least one subway train.
The sign, which can be viewed at philadelphiawilldo.com, first says SEPTA will provide transportation to groups such as "schizophrenics," "drug addicts," "hipsters," "prostitutes," "obnoxious Penn students," and others. It goes on to promise riders "the same depressing experience of loud cell phones, obese people eating McDonalds," and more.
Dr. Dog song in 'Funny People'
West Philly's Dr. Dog has a song on the trailer for "Funny People," an upcoming Judd Apatow film starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. The tune, "My Friend," is from the group's "Fate" LP.
Culinary event for child care
6 ABC's Adam Joseph will host a silent auction and culinary event for Children's Village Child Care tomorrow at Congregation Rodeph Shalom (615 N. Broad).
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will be honored at the event as will Philip F. Bogatin, former Children's Village board member. There will be tastings from local chefs, one of whom, Steven Petrecca of Jones (7th & Chestnut), feels it's a labor of love as his son Luca attends Children's Village. CV's Chef Bell, featured in "Pressure Cooker," which won best doc at the Philadelphia Film Festival/CineFest, will supply cupcakes he made with CV students. Tix for the 6:30 p.m. event are $70 online at cvchildcare.org, or for $75 at the door.
He goes from disease to director
Haverford College grad Adam Orman's feature film "Fifth Form" will screen at the Urban Suburban Film Festival, which runs today through Saturday at the Crowne Plaza on City Avenue. Orman's dark comedy is set during the 1991 Gulf War, and centers on a prank war that tears apart a boys' dorm at an elite prep school. The film screens at 12:25 p.m. Saturday. When Orman was 11 he had a terrible bout of mononucleosis, which spiraled into a mysterious illness that caused brutal fatigue and kept him from walking on his own for nearly two years. For more info on the film, see FifthForm.com. For more on the festival visit urbansuburbanfilmfestival.com.
Guigar returns to Wizard World
Daily News staff artist Brad Guigar will be exhibiting at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He'll sign his new collection of "Phables" cartoons and premiere the fourth graphic novel based on his daily comic, "Evil, Inc.," which runs in the People Paper. Guigar will also have available original art and his other books including "How To Make Webcomics." *