Thanksgiving this year with Patti LaBelle promises to be quite the party.
Sharing the table at Patti's Wynnewood home will be none other than the Los Angeles YouTube blogger known as James Wright Chanel, whose ode to Patti's Pies, the sweet-potato pie she's selling exclusively at Walmart, have had the desserts flying off store shelves. The video had more than 3.2 million views as of yesterday.
"My new friend James Wright took this fierce video and it took my pie over the top, and people are losing their minds over this pie," the famed local songstress told Fox 29.
Also at Patti's table will be Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, of the Roots, who she said has been ribbing her for years about not inviting him over to sample her cooking. She invited Fox 29 reporter Quincy Harris, too.
"She invited me for Thanksgiving dinner and was so sincere about it, and I was so upset that I had to decline because I have a wife and family," Harris told me, adding with a laugh, "I thought about leaving them, but I couldn't do that."
Ready for the menu?
Patti's serving up four fried turkeys, fried turkey legs, brisket, lobster and shrimp macaroni, plain macaroni for those allergic to shellfish, kale salad, candied yams, a leg of lamb, ribs, peach cobbler, chocolate cake and, of course, her famous sweet-potato pie.
Comcast-Spectacor plans to surprise one lucky fan with a wild prize at the end of an online contest geared at expanding the company's social-media presence and email database: a pair of tickets and a reserved parking spot to every single event in 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad St.).
The "Big Ticket" promotion runs until Dec. 18, and includes free tickets to all Flyers, Sixers and Soul games, college basketball games, as well as all concerts and ticketed events at Xfinity Live. Go to WFCBigTicket.com to enter.
Get 10 percent off a Philadelphia Film Society membership during its annual holiday sale, Friday through Dec. 1. Memberships start at $35 ($25 students) and include free and discounted tickets to PFS events, weekly Sneak Preview screenings, the annual Philadelphia Film Festival and PFS Roxy Theater. Call 267-239-2941 or go to filmadelphia.org for more.
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