Say "Manolo Blahniks" in City Hall, and I'm sure most pols would ask how much the firm gave to the campaign.
Everyone knows he likes his gritty entertainments, which was evident when he hosted a screening of the finale of the HBO series
But Hizzoner will show his . . . shall we say . . . estrogenic side Tuesday when he will be front and center at an invitation-only sneak preview of the
Sex and the City
movie at the Ritz Five in Society Hill, arranged by New Line Cinema and publicists Terry Hines & Associates.
Nutter says he likes the dialogue, the characters, the stories, and the "crazy situations they found themselves in." The show "raised people's consciousness, at the time, about a generation of people coming up in a fast-paced world."
His favorite characters: Carrie (
Sarah Jessica Parker
), "who was always getting into all kinds of dilemmas," and Charlotte (
), who was "wonderfully naive, yet there's a smart way about her."
Want to be in
? Heery Casting will host an open call for paid extras for the Dreamworks feature, directed by
and shooting next month in Philly and Princeton. No experience is necessary. Show up Saturday with a photo at Bullies bar in the Wachovia Spectrum in South Philly - union actors with ID from 10 to 11 a.m., all others from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter from the Broad Street gate and whisper "
casting" for free parking. Heery wants men and women from 18 to 70, especially college ages. Info:
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
will shoot exteriors for next season starting June 4. I hear that one plot has the guys trying to buy the Philadelphia Soul football team - sure, like
Jon Bon Jovi
would sell - and that, for an unrelated scene, Eagles players will be part of a June 6 late-afternoon shoot in Center City that will be open to the public. Details are being worked out.
, who happened to be staying at the Loews hotel, dropped into the Mural Arts Program's Wall Ball the other night and was asked to make the closing announcements. Moving speech about how the program changes the lives of kids and enlightens the community. Seymour is spending the weekend in Stone Harbor, N.J., as she has an art show at Ocean Galleries.
That really was
, and two of her girls touring the
exhibit at the Art Museum on Mother's Day.
New York Times food writer
teamed last week at the Residences of Two Liberty Place for a Q&A on the state of the restaurant industry. Starr was quizzed about whether he'd be the one opening a restaurant on the luxury skyscraper's 37th floor, but said that wouldn't be the case. Starr is about a month from opening a French bistro called Parc in the new Parc Rittenhouse and about two months from opening two eateries in Atlantic City's Chelsea Hotel.
The Irish Pub in Atlantic City has settled its federal lawsuit against Metro Corp., publisher of A.C. Now and Philadelphia Mag. In an issue two winters ago, A.C. Now characterized the pub as a "dive bar" patronized by "broken-down blackjack addicts" and "self-professed black sheep of the family." No terms were disclosed.
ouster as Q102's morning man Friday means an uncertain legal and job status for one
of Croydon. On Tuesday, Booker threatened to fire the show intern for chronic lateness. To return to Booker's good graces, Bruse made a sign of apology and held it in the rain at City Avenue and Presidential Boulevard. At some point, Bruse dropped trou, whereupon Lower Merion police cited him. Though the police report acknowledged that Bruse wore underwear (black, to be precise), police labeled the action disorderly conduct and issued him a summons. Will the station now back him up? Is he also out of a job? Bruse did not return requests for comment.
Booker is still under contract, so he will be paid for his remaining year. His replacement might be the syndicated
, who hosts the
Z Morning Zoo
on New York's Z-100, also a Clear Channel station. Duran spent a year at Q102 in 1989-90.
WPHI (100.3) last week released hometowner
as afternoon host and program director. New afternoon host is
, most recently paired on nights with
. The station eliminated the PD title, as Radio One operations manager
handles the day to day.
has landed as a reporter-anchor at WGAL, the NBC affiliate in Harrisburg.
CN8 last week fired Boston-based
for protesting the decision by the Beantown's Emmy chapter to honor Fox News'
picks up his role.
has a March 24 pub date from Ballantine for
, his fictionalized account of Etta Place, mysterious real-life girlfriend of the turn-of-the-20th-century bandit known as the
were beaten last week by 5-year-old golf phenom
of Telford in a celebrity golf short-game skills challenge at White Manor Country Club in Malvern. Each received 12 tries to reach 3 feet, 5 feet and 10 feet from the pin as part of the benefit for the Main Line Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope
, the CBS3 documentary from 2006 about 4-year-old
lemonade stand, has been selected for the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York. The station is working on an updated version, and it will air June 6.
Comcast SportsNet's marketing department and writer/producer
cooked up a hilarious promo starring
in a send-up of the Bud Light "Dude" commercials. Williams delivers permutations of the Phillyism "yo." See it at
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