15 #GayPhilly Instagrams You Should See This Week: Remembering Joan Rivers

Our weekly recap of #GayPhilly most double-tappable Instagram hams. Today, a look at how locals remembered gay icon Joan Rivers after she passed away Thursday at the age of 81.



All 16 Icons Name-Dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” Are Now Deceased

Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio. With the passing 0f raspy voiced screen icon Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89, all 16 icons that get name-dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” are now dearly departed.

Truly the end of an era. We pay homage to these greats in the slideshow below.



Source: @marcirobin via Slate

Win Tickets to See Tina Fey in Upper Darby

Tina Fey is returning to her hometown of Upper Darby this Saturday for a benefit event for the fantastic Upper Darby Summer Stage program.

There will be a screening of her film Mean Girls followed by a Q&A with Fey. Tickets ($40 to $100, tax-deductible) are nearly sold out, but we have a pair of $100 seats that we’re giving away to one lucky Philly Mag reader.

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our weekly newsletter in the box below. We’ll draw a winner at random after 5 p.m. this evening.

Patti LaBelle Cast in Next Season of American Horror Story

The last season of American Horror Story: Coven bewitched with the sounds of rock goddess Stevie Nicks, but this year it’s going to be all about the TSOP. TV Line reports that Philly soul queen Patti LaBelle has been cast in the fourth season of Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series, titled American Horror Story: Freak Show.

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THIS WEEKEND: The Giver‘s Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush at Cherry Hill Mall

Fans of all ages were invited to immerse themselves in the world of new book-to-film sci-fi flick The Giver, at a special event at the Cherry Hill Mall Friday. Guests took part in various activity stations, like spin art, hair-chalking, nail-painting, a candy bar, photo booth and contests by Wired 96.5.

After about an hour the film’s young stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush showed up to participate in a Q&A and meet-and-greet, where fans were able to get photos with the actors. During the Q&A, Thwaites and Rush admitted they hadn’t read the book before being cast, which brought groans from the fans—some of whom told me they read it twice.



The Giver opens nationwide on Friday, August 15, and is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young-adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The film also stars, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift. Check out the trailer below.

Katy Perry Took a Private Tour of the Mutter Museum

While we were all freaking out yesterday about Katy Perry climbing the Art Museum steps Tuesday night, the pop star took the chance to tour another Philly destination: the Mütter Museum, or, as she called it in her concert this week, the Death Museum. According to the Daily Mail, the singer “was given an after-hours guided trek of the displays, which include exhibitions called ‘Death Under Glass’ and ‘Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: The Series.’”

She left the pizza hoodie at home for this one, though, opting for a more goth look in a black lace skirt, black beanie and green hair. Girl knows how to dress for an occasion.

Check out some photos from Go Katy Perry below:



Real Housewives of New Jersey Salaries Revealed

Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice

Have you ever wondered what the ladies on Real Housewives of [Fill in the Location] are making? With Nene Leakes running around talking about how rich she is, it’s bound to be a hefty sum—well at least for some of them.

Radar Online has the scoop on what the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey are pulling in, and Teresa Giudice is by far the top earner, raking in a whopping $700,000 for the current season. Unfortunately, it seems like that’s going out just as quick as it’s coming in. According to Radar, “Most of that money is going to pay for Joe and Teresa’s legal fees. There will also be expected fines assessed to the couple when they are finally sentenced in September, and Teresa has been told that could be up to $250,000.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Who Will Join Whoopi and Rosie on The View?

"Don't even think about bringing back Hasselbeck."

“Don’t even think about bringing back Hasselbeck.”

After last week’s announcement that the ever-opinionated Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to daytime television’s The View, there’s been heavy speculation about who will join her and Whoopi Goldberg on the roundtable. Joy Behar, one of the former co-hosts, suggested on an interview with Don Lemon of CNN that the show is “going for fireworks rather than camaraderie.”  And, boy, if any of the rumors are true, there will be explosions!

We rounded up some of the most talked-about co-host rumors, plus added in a few picks of our own. In short, it’s everything you need to know about who’ll sit next to Whoopi and Rosie (and what kind of shit-talking will start from day one of the new season.)



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