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Former Fox reporter gets new beau

Kacie McDonnell swaps football celeb for baseball celeb in fresh, new romance.

Former Fox29 reporter Kacie McDonnell and boyfriend Eric Hosmer from the Kansas City Royals.
Former Fox29 reporter Kacie McDonnell and boyfriend Eric Hosmer from the Kansas City Royals.Read

FORMER Fox 29 traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell has a new love interest.

You may recall, she moved from Philly to Kansas City last year to be closer to then-boyfriend Aaron Murray, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Months later, the pair announced their engagement, but, alas, by January it was over.

McDonnell has now been seen with a celebrity from another sport - Kansas City Royals' slugging first baseman Eric Hosmer.

Both McDonnell and Hosmer confirmed rumors by posting pictures on social media of themselves getting up-close and personal over the weekend. So you see, it is possible to trade in footballs for baseballs.

CBS3 kills midday show

It appears that the window for entertainment-type news shows is shrinking in this town.

If you were looking forward to watching Channel 3's noon newscast yesterday, you may have noticed something missing - no more "Talk Philly" on CBS3.

The station's now-defunct hybrid newscast/talk show had a good run. The program's last appearance was Thursday, when Pat Ciarrocchi interviewed the founder of a DIY beauty-product line.

So now, instead of seeing Ciarrocchi and Ukee Washington on their high-top stools in the "Talk Philly" studio, they're now behind the anchor desk for Eyewitness News at noon. I'm told CBS3 still plans to incorporate some of the arts and lifestyle segments that were featured during the noontime program, but there will be a much greater emphasis on news from here on.

Also new as of yesterday: The station has dropped its 7 to 9 a.m. newscast on the CW Philly. A CBS3 spokeswoman told me they have decided to move more resources to the early morning time slot - from 4:30 to 7 a.m. This, I'm told, frees up the staff members who were doing four-plus hours of straight anchoring and enables them to get out of the studio more often for reporting.

How's this for diversity?

The nation's largest organization of feminist activists feminist activists has just appointed its first male vice president of membership.

"It was a real wake-up call for me when I witnessed [someone] having to explain the female anatomy to a male Idaho lawmaker who was voting to restrict women's reproductive-health choices," said Paul.

"That women were still fighting these battles in the 21st century made me realize I had to be a better ally and actually do something!"

Paul succeeds Sharon Hurley, who was unable to finish out her term.

Out and About

Oh, celebrity sightings! My spies around town tell me Jahlil Okafor, new pick of the 76ers, dined at Ruth's Chris (260 S. Broad St.) Sunday night.

Around the same time, Mike Gordon, the bassist from Phish, hung out at the whimsical comfort-food spot, Llama Tooth (1033 Spring Garden St.). Phish is playing the Mann (5201 Parkside Ave.) in August.

Spare a square?

Philly loves all things Meek Mill, and that includes his girlfriend. The headline-stealing duo are fueling rumors that they're planning to tour together, and just Sunday night, Mill performed songs off his new album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money," at the BET Awards, in Hollywood.

This brings us to his better half. Nicki Minaj apparently has to have the most pampered posterior while on tour. The People Paper got a hold of a few of Minaj's must-haves while on the road with her beau. Among them: The "Pink Friday" rapper requires four rolls of either Quilted Northern or Charmin Ultra toilet paper and one box of baby wipes.

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