WATCH: Bradley Cooper Shares Philly Memories on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Bradley Cooper appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new film Burnt (trailer below), in which he plays a top chef who’s given the chance to redeem his rather infamous reputation at a high-stakes new restaurant job in London.

Cooper and Kimmel are old pals, so the banter between the two was relaxed, far-reaching and very Philly. They talked about some of Cooper’s first jobs — like that time he bussed tables at Alexander’s Cafe in Jenkintown (“It’s still there!” he exclaimed) and when he was a prep cook at Marabella’s Italian seafood joint in Somerspoint, New Jersey. “That’s where I learned everything … like shucking oysters,” he told Kimmel. That later expertise, he shared, came in handy on the first day of shooting Burnt.

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7 Local Movies at the Philadelphia Film Festival


Philly film lovers and fans — it’s just about that time of year again. The 24th annual Philadelphia Film Festival begins October 22nd and runs through November 1st. The festival begins with Anomalisa, from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and ends with Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next. Classics like Monty Python and Raiders of the Lost Ark, French and Spanish language films, and documentaries are among the hundreds being screened in between. (Here are some of our top picks.)

One collection of flicks we’re particularly excited about is a series called “Greater Filmadelphia,” which will showcase the city’s own filmmaking talent and stories. Here’s what you’ll find among them, listed in alphabetical order. (Click on the films’ names for screening info.)

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Bradley Cooper Emerges as Unlikely Gender Pay Gap Hero

The gender pay gap has been a hot topic in all sectors of the business world recently. Politicians like President Obama and Hillary Clinton will be quick to tell you that women get paid 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same jobs — but too often the debate gets labeled as a partisan issue, relegating it to hot-headed debates on cable TV news.

But there is one unlikely gender pay gap hero who just might be able to move the needle: Bradley Cooper. In the wake of a revelation that Jennifer Lawrence got paid millions less than her three male co-stars in American Hustle, Cooper told Reuters that he’ll now team up with female co-stars to negotiate salaries before production. Read more »

WATCH: Bradley Cooper Chants Eagles Fight Song at Lincoln Financial Field

With the anticipated matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants last night, Bradley Cooper has been front and center in support of his Birds. Yesterday, we shared a commercial that found him dressed as Eagles mascot Swoop, and today Twitter video has surfaced of him chanting Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” in his box seat last night at Lincoln Financial Field.

According to, he was a guest of team owner Jeffrey Lurie and, apparently, quite the good luck charm. The Eagles stomped the Giants 27 to 7. “Fly, Eagles, fly … ”

Check out Cooper’s performance below. I admit, it’s not the most passionate impersonation (I was waiting for him to throw up a fist or something), but it’s nice to see the Jenkintown megastar showing a little Philly pride.

WATCH: Bradley Cooper Dresses As Eagles Mascot in New Promo Video

You may remember Bradley Cooper’s passionate Eagles promo video last year that was released just in time for the Eagles vs. Giants matchup in October. “This is more than a mid-season matchup,” he said. “This is a street fight — Wall Street against Broad Street.”

He goes on to rib the New York team a bit, imitating a New York accent and offering advice on how to shut up a smack-talking Giants fan.

This year, he’s been rather quiet when it comes to football promos — until yesterday, when this funny FOX NFL Sunday commercial was released. In it, Cooper is dressed as the Eagles mascot, holding the head of the bird as he says “It’s time to go watch my Philadelphia Eagles.”

He then realizes that “my Eagles don’t play today … and I didn’t bring a change of clothes.” A walk of shame with his feathered tail flopping behind ensues. Check it out above.

The Eagles take on the Giants tonight at Lincoln Financial Field.


SPOTTED: Bradley Cooper at Steve & Cookie’s

Philly favorite Bradley Cooper has apparently taken Margate by storm: Several shots have emerged of the actor leaving Steve & Cookie’s, a popular bayside restaurant, last evening, and his fan base clearly took note.

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How Seven Philly-Born Celebrities Stay Fit



For celebs who are in the spotlight constantly, keeping in shape is practically part of their job. So it’s no surprise that many of the stars we adore are as fit as it comes. These seven Philadelphia born-and-bred celebrities — from Kevin Hart to P!nk to Will Smith and more — are definitely fit and, call us nosy, but I’m sure we’re not alone in wanting to know how they do it. So we shamelessly dug up their wellness routines to inspire, inform, and entertain you. Check them out below.  Read more »

PHOTOS: Bradley Cooper Gets Frisky On the Beach With Supermodel Girlfriend

The Internet is abuzz this morning with racy photos of Jenkintown native Bradley Cooper enjoying an amorous moment on the beach with his 29-year-old supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk.

The pair were caught sunning and smooching in the sand on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, him sporting a pair of bright orange trunks and her in a mismatched bikini. The Daily Mail has all the photos, and they share them interspersed with scenes from From Here to Eternity, the 1953 film classic where Montgomery Clift and Deborah Kerr share the same sort of lip-lock on a beach in Hawaii. For now, though, here are some photos in tweet form:

The Smooch

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Bradley Cooper 4th On Forbes List of World’s Highest Paid Actors

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Today, Forbes released its annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors. For the first year, the list includes leading men working in international movie industries. This makes for a broader range of results, showing what film gods are making around the globe—and how their earnings compare to Hollywood’s film stars. You may not recognize many of these names, but rounding out the top 10 are a handful of Bollywood stars like Amitabh BachchanSalman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

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Here’s the Funny, Retro Trailer for Wet Hot American Summer TV Series, Starring Bradley Cooper

Netflix just released the trailer for the TV series based on the 2001 summer-camp spoof Wet Hot American Summer, starring folks like Philly’s own Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler.

The trailer views like an ad for the camp that was recorded on an old VHS tape that was probably on the fritz. It promotes Camp Firewood’s many activities and the long-lasting friendships that are waiting to be made. If you watch really closely, there’s even a split-second throw-in of the steamy sex scene between Cooper and fellow star Michael Ian Black. Cooper returns to reprise his role as Ben, the token gay camp leader who runs the theater portion of the camp with fruit-fly Susie (Poehler).

The series is called Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and it will be released on Netflix on July 31st—unless they decide to surprise us by sharing it early like they did Orange is the New Black.

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