Dan Gross: Janet Cobb's flick's on Blue Horizon honcha
JANET DENNEY Cobb, wife of Randall "Tex" Cobb, has just completed "The Lady and the Blue," a documentary film about Vernoca L. Michael, the nation's first female African-American boxing promoter, who co-owns The Legendary Blue Horizon
ANET DENNEY Cobb
, wife of
Randall "Tex" Cobb
, has just completed "The Lady and the Blue," a documentary film about
Vernoca L. Michael
, the nation's first female African-American boxing promoter, who co-owns The Legendary Blue Horizon (1314 N. Broad). Cobb and her movie partner,
, shipped their 78-minute film to a handful of festivals and are awaiting results. "It's about her relationship to the last great fight club in America," Cobb told us.
She sat ringside with Cobb, a former boxer and "Raising Arizona" star, at a fight-night Friday at the Blue. Eagles tight end Brent Celek was there repping his hometown/college town with a Cincinnati Reds cap and a red track jacket, taking in the bouts from a balcony seat.
Porn star meets Partridge
Porn starlet Sunset Thomas will be in-studio with 94 WYSP's Danny Bonaduce at 8:20 Thursday morning. Thomas will be accompanied by Chris Bellis, of Wind Gap, Pa. He's a fan of hers who won a contest
Thomas held to co-star with her in a scene for her most recent movie, "Into the Sunset," which will be released next year. Thomas will dance Thursday through Saturday at Scarlet's (2131 Lehigh) in Allentown.
In other radio news . . .
Philly radio veteran Glenn Kalina starts Jan. 5 as the morning host on NOW 97.5 FM, station owner Greater Media announced yesterday. The show airs from 5:30 to 9 a.m. Kalina had been hosting middays on WJRZ in Manahawkin, N.J., and on Burlington County College's WBZC. He had also been selling real estate.
Out and about
Uma Thurman was among the holiday shoppers at the Black Angus Antique Mall, in Adamstown, Sunday afternoon. We're told the "Kill Bill" beauty, bundled for winter, with children and a few friends in tow, picked up a belt buckle among her purchases at the Lancaster County attraction, and told merchants she "always wanted to come to the Black Angus to look for treasures."
* Rehabbing Phillies slugger Chase Utley
and wife, Jen, dined with Electric Factory/Live Nation honcho Larry Magid and wife, Mickey, Friday at Saloon (750 S. 7th) on Dover sole, branzino and braciole.
* Donovan McNabb stopped at Talk of the Town (3020 S. Broad) Saturday, before the team left for North Jersey, to pick up a chicken cheese-steak hoagie with mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles and fried onions.
Rather to attend
Veteran newsman Dan Rather, now managing director of Dan Rather Reports, takes part in a panel discussion on media and its impact on the city on Dec. 16 at the Independence Visitor Center. The event also features District Attorney Lynne Abraham, NBC 10 news director Chris Blackman and Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. It's presented by the Independent Film Channel, the Aspen Institute, the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Media Education Lab at Temple University.
Artist meets muse Michelle
Bryn Mawr-raised Pat Gallagher just attended his 20th Harriton High reunion, and the artist, who now lives in Kentucky, had a more interesting story to share than most guests. Not only does he have five paintings on display at the Artworks gallery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in the Women of the Main Line collection, but he also met Michelle and Barack Obama at fundraisers in Louisville, where he showed the couple a painting he did on a whim of the future first lady, called "My Attorney." Gallagher showed it to her at a fundraiser, and she enjoyed the work.
He showed it to Barack Obama a few months later when he was campaigning in Louisville. *
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