COMCAST-SPECTACOR president Peter Luukko will rub elbows with some famous faces as the co-chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Enduring Vision gala. Chairing alongside Luukko are Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria (who recently gave birth to the couple's first child), and fashion designer Donna Karan. The gala takes place Oct. 15 in New York City.
John's charity is known for its Hollywood bigwig involvement. The likes of Neil and Pegi Young, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Matt Lauer and Billy Joel are all expected to be involved.
But NYC isn't having all the Reginald Dwight-related fun. John will be at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 27.
Tickets go on sale Friday at ComcastTIX.com.
Gervase is back
Philly's "Survivor," Gervase Peterson, who competed on the first season of the landmark reality show all the way back in 2000, will return to the wilderness in "Survivor: Blood vs. Water," airing tonight at 8 on CBS.
The new show focuses on a "Survivor" alum and one of his relatives. For Peterson, it's 21-year-old niece Marissa from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Photos from tonight's episodes show Peterson repping an Eagles T.
When he's not trying to outlive the elements (and nasty teammates), Peterson is the owner of Burnz Cigar Vault & Lounge in Lawnside, N.J.
Actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher canceled his appearance at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School tonight, according to an email sent out Monday night.
Sources say a death in the family caused the cancellation.
"It is with great disappointment that we share the news that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Kutcher will not be able to join us as scheduled this Wednesday (9/18). He has expressed his sincere apologies for having to cancel and we are working with him to find a date to reschedule his visit to Penn in the next few weeks," the announcement read.
Pretty boy Kutcher was slated to speak at the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series.
According to Laura S. Goldman, writing for the Metro, 3,000 students and faculty had registered for the event.
Andy Reid impersonator Steve Odabashian will attend tomorrow's Eagles game against the Kansas City Chiefs, who are, of course, now coached by Odabashian's doppelganger.
Odabashian joked that he was still unsure whether he'd dress like Andy Reid of the Eagles, Andy Reid of the Chiefs, a combination of both, Chip Kelly or, simply, Steve Odabashian.
Odabashian now runs Main Line Test Prep and Tutoring (mainlinetestprep.com), an SAT and ACT testing service.
The real survivors
Councilmen Jim Kenney and Mark Squilla will host a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Fire Fighters Survivor Fund on Sunday at Woody's (202 S. 13th St.) from 3 to 6 p.m.
A $20 donation gets you access to an open bar. But you can fork over a little more cash than that, can't you?
Larry Kane will party it up Beatles-style tomorrow night at Vie (600 N. Broad St.) in celebration of his book When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles' Rise to the Top.
The free, open-to-the-hoi-polloi event will have books on sale, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Play on Philly.
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