Dan Gross: FredEx nabbed, then gabs
GETTING arrested Sunday didn't keep Freddie Mitchell from the start of his radio gig yesterday. Pennsylvania State Police pulled over the former Eagles wide receiver after clocking his silver Maserati at 81 m.p.h, NBCPhiladelphia.com reported.
GETTING arrested Sunday didn't keep
from the start of his radio gig yesterday.
Pennsylvania State Police pulled over the former Eagles wide receiver after clocking his silver Maserati at 81 m.p.h, NBCPhiladelphia.com reported.
Troopers discovered that Mitchell had an outstanding warrant from Indiana over failure to pay child support. He was taken to the Lower Merion Police Department and was released after a few hours.
Comcast SportsNet's Leslie Gudel posted on Twitter Sunday night that Mitchell had been arrested on a child-support issue.
Mitchell, on 97.5 The Fanatic all week from 10 a.m. to noon with Dan Schwartzman, promptly addressed the arrest on air yesterday and said he hadn't known there was a warrant out for his arrest, but acknowledged being behind on child support.
"They have, when it comes to parenting and custody, they have all the rights. I'm sorry but the women have all the rights," Mitchell said on air. "If they wanna do something on spite and have you not see your kids they can do it," he said, declining to elaborate more on the personal matter.
It was the broadcasting debut for Fred- Ex, who played baseball at UCLA with his friend Chase Utley and introduced the Phillies slugger to his future wife, Jen.
'Lovely Bones' release bumped
Release of The Lovely Bones has been bumped from Christmas Day to Jan. 15. The Peter Jackson film, which shot in the area two years ago, stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Stanley Tucci, and was based on Malvern native Alice Sebold's book, which the author, a Great Valley High graduate, set in Norristown. It's about a girl who is murdered and who watches from Heaven to see how her death has affected her family and friends.
Elmore auditioning for Bonaduce
Erin Elmore, attorney, former "Apprentice" cast mate and Borgata TV host was on 94 WYSP's Danny Bonaduce show yesterday and will be again this morning, in what appears to be an audition.
The show parted ways with Shila Nathan in October, and has been female-free since. We're told that Bonaduce and producer Metro will have a few other women in the studio over the coming days/weeks.
The show has recently delivered 'YSP better morning ratings than it's had since Howard Stern went to Sirius in 2006.
Weezer concert canceled
Thursday's Weezer concert at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center has been canceled, due to singer Rivers Cuomo's being injured Sunday in a bus crash.
Refunds are available at point of purchase for the show, which also was to feature Jack's Mannequin and Motion City Soundtrack.
Out and about
It's not every day you see Randall "Tex" Cobb in a tux, but he wore one from Black Tie (1120 Walnut) Friday while dining with the formal-wear store's owners Gene Louin and Bob Smith at the Palm (200 S. Broad).
* "90210" hottie Jessica Lowndes
smooched her beau, Aaron Paul, as they sipped champagne while dancing Saturday at Dusk inside Caesars Atlantic City, where the actress was hosting. DJ Morse Code played Lowndes' single "Body on the Floor," to the crowd's delight.
* Randy Jackson, not the "American
Idol" judge but the youngest member of The Jacksons, was in the house at
mur.mur at the Borgata Saturday night, when singer Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny's Child, performed a few songs while hosting a party.
Diddy comes through for Xmas
Sean "Diddy" Combs yesterday created a Christmas miracle for local woman Sarah Costello by donating $10,000 to the mother of five, who's been living in a motel with her kids.
The donation was made live on Wired 96.5's Chio in the Morning show, which hosted a toy drive at the Wachovia Center.
The Chio Cares Foundation also donated $1,000 to Costello.
Speaking of radio and toys . . .
93.3 WMMR's Preston & Steve have ended their annual Campout for Hunger, always a success for Philabundance, and now 100.3 The Beat's Poochman and Izzo will live in a school bus for four days collecting for Toys for Tots outside area Walmarts. From 6 a.m. tomorrow to midnight, they'll collect toys in Eddystone; from 6 a.m. Thursday to midnight in Cherry Hill; Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight they'll be in South Philly, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the Boulevard.