On Wednesday night, the five billionth season of American Idol debuted on Fox, with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban behind the judges’ table. And Kennett Square’s Lindsey Pedicone (seen above in a photo she posted to Facebook after the show aired) was one of the first contestants to audition, with dreams of becoming the next Kelly Clarkson or, well, Kelly Clarkson. Read more »
VH1′s Mob Wives breakout star Alicia DiMichele stops by Gigi Andrew‘s Ms. Goody Cupcakes on East Passyunk Avenue, and samples one of the new “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” flavors which come with shots of either coconut rum, Amaretto, Chambord, or Jack and Hennessy. When DiMichele isn’t filming the fourth season of Mob Wives in Manhattan, she can be found at her clothing boutique, “Addiction,” with locations on East Passyunk and in Cherry Hill.
Over the weekend she filmed a music video with rapper Ryan Banks and her co-star on Mob Wives, Natalie “Vegas” Guercio, at Lit Nightclub at Second and Spring Garden.
The viral item du jour is a letter one woman published on her blog, thanking an anonymous guy in a suit for being such a sweet airplane neighbor to her three-year-old daughter, who has autism. The letter, which has been republished on the Huffington Post (hence the virality), reads, in part:
I count on the lead character of Girls to be cuckoo like Cocoa Puffs, in an arrested-adolescent, navel-gazing, borderline-endearing sort of way. But judging by the Girls Season 3 premiere Sunday, she seems almost, well, normal. Or at least more normal than she used to be.
Oh, the horror. And on HBO!
The first of two back-to-back episodes opens with Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Adam (Adam Driver), her on-again, off-again, psycho boyfriend, not only together, but in cohabitational bliss. He has nursed her through her Season 2-ending OCD mania, and she’s going full steam on her e-memoir. Read more »
Legendary Philly singer Teddy Pendergrass—onetime lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes during the 1970s—died a virtual pauper four years ago, but his estate is still the subject of a fight. Pendergrass’s widow and son were in court on Monday, fighting for control.
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The Daily News’ Molly Eichel has confirmation that a new Hot Wheels movie—yes, based on the toy cars—will be filmed in Philadelphia. “Although many details have yet to be hammered out, the plot apparently centers around a down-on-his-luck Illinois State Trooper who must fight a man from his past after a military device falls into the wrong hands. Plus cars. Lots of cars.”