Ed Snider

has quietly filed for divorce from his third wife,

Christine Decroix Snider

. "While he is a public figure, he leads a private life and doesn't want to discuss it,"

Ike Richman,

spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, owner of the Sixers, Flyers, Wachovia Center and Spectrum, said of Snider. "I can tell you that he is unhappy about it, and he will not discuss it publicly," Richman said.

The couple met in June 2004 and married in November 2004 at Snider's Montecito, Calif., estate, which is next door to Oprah Winfrey's place. Belgium-born Decroix, 52, is a jewelry designer. She and Snider, 76, yachted through the Caribbean on their honeymoon and have since split their time between their California and Gladwyne homes.

'Sunny' shooting in town again

Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, co-stars in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," stopped Monday night at the Wrap Shack (120 S. 18th), where Olson bonked her knee on a table on the way out. The couple and the rest of the cast are here shooting for a week or two. Today the show is to shoot near the Italian Market, including the exterior of People Paper graphic designer Jon Snyder's house.

Bradley Cooper to join


I love it when a plan comes together. Jenkintown native Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in a feature film version of "The A-Team," says the Hollywood Reporter. Cooper, a former Daily News intern and Germantown Academy grad, stars in "The Hangover," which just took in $45 million in its opening weekend.

Cooper will play Face, who was portrayed by Dirk Benedict in the '80s action series. Despite there being no other actors yet attached to the film, it has a June 2010 release date. It's being produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and directed by Joe Carnahan from a screenplay by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt.

Cooper will next be seen in "All About Steve" and will also work on a "Hangover" sequel.

Dev Patel and pals eat at Parc

"Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel and "Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandyi dined with a few friends Monday night outside at Parc on Rittenhouse Square. Patel, in town filming M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," was gracious to a few people who asked him to pose for pictures with them.

Local company on 'Pitchmen'

Bensalem company Media Enterprises Inc. and its president, Bill McAlister, will be featured at 10 tonight on the Discovery Channel's "Pitchmen," which stars pony-tailed pitchman Billy Mays and Anthony "Sully" Sullivan.

Media Enterprises is behind products that Mays pitches such as Mighty Putty, Urine Gone and the Slice Wizard. Mays will soon tape infomercials for Mighty Putty Wood and Mighty Putty Steel.

Movie matters

The Philadelphia QFest, formerly the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, will open July 9 with "Hollywood je t'aime" by director Jason Bushman and close July 20 with "The Big Gay Musical" by Casper Andreas and Fred M. Caruso. In between, 140 other films will screen. Actor Chad Allen will be in town for the "Hollywood" opening night. For a full schedule, check

* The Terror Film Fest-

ival has announced it is accepting entries. The horror/sci-fi festival will take place Oct. 20-24 at the Ethical Society, on Rittenhouse Square. Movies are sought for consideration and screenplays are also welcomed, as the Terror Film Festival has a screenplay contest sponsored by For submission info, check out terrorfilmfestival. net. *

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