An antique shop in Beverly Hills is looking to unload a creepy looking Bill Cosby sculpture that it acquired from a wax museum in Belgium. The “Buy It Now” price for the “magnificent” life-size figure is $9,500. The sale was brought to the world’s attention thanks to comedian Neil Hamburger, who tweeted this to his 85,000 followers:
Jon Solomon feeling festive in his studio at WPRB.
On Christmas Eve, WPRB DJ Jon Solomonwill kick off his 27th annual 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show, well known around town for his collection of off-beat tunes with a punk and indie twist. You can listen at 103.3 FM starting 5 pm on December 24th all the way to 6 pm on Christmas Day.
In the spirit of the season — and because we’re a little sick of listening to all the familiar tunes already — we asked him to share some of his favorite holiday songs from Philly artists. He sent us some doozies — from something by The Dead Milkmen to an oh-so-Philly-style version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” (eat your heart out, Tina Fey). Give them a listen below and share them with friends for the ultimate Very Philly Christmas.
She’s free! Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice walked out of prison this morning after famously serving nearly a year for bankruptcy fraud. She got out a little earlier than her 15-month sentence for good behavior.
Unsurprisingly, the reality star barely got past the grounds before the paparazzi started flashing their cameras. People magazine shared the first series of photos as as she drove away from Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, at around 5 am this morning.
Country legend Kenny Rogers performed his “Once Again Its Christmas” tour Friday night at Valley Forge Casino. This is the 34th year that Rogers has taken his Christmas concert on the road, and this show sold out, with 1,700 fans in the house.
He sang hits like “Lucille,” “The Gambler” and “Lady” along with tunes from his new holiday album, Once Again It’s Christmas, which is his sixth solo holiday LP since 1998’s Christmas From the Heart. In 1984, he released a pretty fantastic duets album with Dolly Parton called Once Upon a Christmas.
If you’ve followed Tina Fey over the past few years, you know she’s no fan of the Internet — despite the fact that the Internet really, really loves her. On talk show interviews she’s rolled her eyes at blogging culture, and the need to regurgitate stories over and over again. In The Advocate in November, she turned up her nose at the web: “I don’t worry about what the Internet says. Getting in trouble with the Internet is not real. The Internet is not a force you have to obey.” And now, in a new interview with a Net-a-Porter, she attacks again, saying “Steer clear of the Internet and you’ll live forever.”
That statement followed a discussion about a couple episodes and characters on her Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that some deemed racially insensitive. “We did an … episode and the Internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist,’ she told the magazine.
Over the weekend, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and her comic partner-in-crime Amy Poehler hosted Saturday Night Live, the last episode before the new year. The funny ladies did nearly everything we hoped they’d do. Poehler brought back her Hillary Clinton impersonation, Tina Fey did Sarah Palin and, in one hilarious segment, even let loose her Philly accent.
On Thursday night, Punk Out, a local nonprofit with a mission to empower the lives of LGBT musicians and fans, held a food drive at Electric Factory. The event was a benefit for the Attic Youth Center, a fantastic organization that provides safe space, learning tools and more to Philly queer and transgender young people. The drive generated two boxes of non-perishable good for the Center and some cash collected through a raffle.
The folks at NewsBe Funny have, well, funny jobs. All year long, they’re tasked with keeping track of news bloopers happening at stations great and small across the world. At the end of the year, they gift us a one-stop collection of all their favorites so we can cackle our faces off at accidental sexual innuendos said on air, reporters falling flat on their face or anchor people not being able to keep from giggling as they work their way through a segment.
This weekend, they dropped their Best News Bloopers of 2015. It’s a good 15 minutes worth of all that stuff I mentioned and more — including one inclusion from Philly. Around the 5:26-minute mark, just after a live shot on a farm that catches two cows humping in the background, a CBS3 reporter is live from what appears to be a miniature horse farm in Salem, New Jersey. She moves her mic toward a little girl who’s showing off her “micro mini pony” when all of a sudden that horse starts bucking and knocking everyone out of the way. The reporter lets out a blood-curdling “Ahhhh!” and the poor little girl starts crying her eyes out. It’s a mess … and kind of hilarious. Check that out along with all the other LOL-worthy blunders below:
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On Wednesday, personnel and guests at the Philadelphia Zoo gathered around the polar bear exhibit to celebrate the birthday of Coldilocks. The female polar bear turned 35 this week, holding tight to her title as the oldest polar bear in the United States.
Part of the celebrations included treats, of course: a three-tiered ice cake covered in peanut butter, nuts and raisins, and a couple hollow pumpkins to knock around. Onlookers also treated her to a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” with kids and parents alike chiming in. It was all captured by the zoo in the video below:
Somewhere in the stacks of your mom’s old photo albums, there is definitely a photo of you in Santa’s lap crying your eyes out to get away. And yes, dad may have pulled it out a time or two to humiliate you in front of friends, but only a handful of people have seen it, right? 6ABC weatherman Adam Joseph’s little boy, Jacob, won’t have that luxury.
His pops dropped a photo of him on Facebook bawling his eyes out when he met Santa a few days ago. The photo has gone viral — like many of Adam Joseph’s updates do — at press time being liked by well over 10,000 people and shared by 82 more. (83 now, if you count me.) Check out the little guy below. The picture is adorable, capturing, as Joseph remarks in his status, a rite of passage for the family. “I was secretly happy he cried (can use as blackmail later in life) but the dad in me wanted to hold his hand,” he writes