Roxborough Not Happy About Proposed Wendy’s

Last week, more than 50 Roxboroughans (Roxbros?) boarded a rented yellow school bus and headed to a zoning hearing to voice their displeasure over the proposed construction of a Wendy’s at the corner of Ridge and Roxborough. (Where the historic Bunting House used to sit before it was demolished.) They, along with Councilman Curtis Jones and other neighborhood poobahs, would prefer something a little more locally-sourced in its stead. To which I say: You want Kimye coming to visit your neighborhood or not? That’s what I thought.


Nooooooo! Ashton Kutcher Cancels Penn Speech

Trying hard not to make inevitable Dude, Where’s My Speaker joke. Whoops.

Ashton Kutcher, who was scheduled to speak at the Wharton School this Wednesday as a part of the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, has cancelled his appearance tomorrow, according to an email sent out Monday night.

Wharton knows he didn’t actually found Apple, right? [DP]

New Terrence Howard Violence Allegations: “I Will Become Satan Himself!”

Oh boy:

Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard allegedly threatened suicide with an X-Acto blade, threw his wife on a hardwood floor and called himself “Satan” during a marital meltdown in Toronto, new court paperwork obtained by the Daily News states.

Now appearing with Oprah Winfrey in the No. 1 movie “The Butler,” Howard purportedly went berserk when a planned reconciliation with his then-estranged wife, Michelle, ended in a fight over phone numbers for six women found in his bag on April 23.

In her new sworn statement, she said Howard first denied any knowledge of the phone numbers when she confronted him during a trip to Toronto. He then flew into a rage when she called the women on speaker phone and “confirmed” his flirting, she said.

“If this is goodbye, then I hate everything and will now use my gifts to destroy mankind,” an April 27 text attributed to Howard reads. “I will become Satan Himself! You were my last chance to love. I will now Hate in all things and seek my vengeance upon Humanity for all the wrongs ever done to me!! … The Antichrist is Here!”

Of course, PhillyMag has reported on Michelle Ghent’s allegations over the last month, interviewing another of Howard’s exes, and tracking down other stories of violence featuring the Philly actor. The list of allegations, it seems, continues to grow.

Michael Douglas: I Got Throat Cancer From Cunnilingus

Cancer-free Michael Douglas, to the Guardian: “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papilloma virus] which actually comes about from cunnilingus.” Excuse me? Well, he could be right. And he could be very wrong. Either way, the interviewer, in a spell of gross journalistic negligence, failed to follow-up and ask: With whom?! Douglas is a married man, meaning he either just revealed something potentially embarrassing about his wife, or revealed something about himself that his wife probably isn’t overly happy about. Either way, this probably isn’t what she needs right now. [The Guardian]

Diddy Was in Harrisburg Yesterday, Pimping His Vodka

Diddy, aka Sean Combs, is an official endorser of Ciroc vodka. Which explains why the erstwhile rapper was in nightlife, USA, yesterday meeting with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The entrepreneur, as he’d no doubt like to be called, was promoting soon-to-be released Ciroc Amaretto. The PLCB, which is trying to save off extinction, should publicize this appearance as much as possible. Because nothing says ‘relevant’ like an appearance by Diddy. Said a board spokeswoman: “He’s very, very nice.” [Patriot-News]

Here’s Who’s Speaking at Penn Commencement Today

Here’s today’s Commencement speaker schedule at Penn:

  • Baccalaureate Ceremony: 9 a.m., Franklin Field: Vice President Joe Biden
  • School of Dental Medecine: 1 p.m., Irvine Auditorium: Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams
  • Law School: 3 p.m, Academy of Music: Former U.S. Senator and Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America Chris Dodd
  • School of Nursing: 3 p.m., Kimmel Center: Former First Lady Laura Bush

Yesterday, NBC News Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell addressed the MBA Division of the Wharton School.

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