You Can Sign Up to Punch John Bolaris In the Face If You’re Famous Enough

Great news out of the celebrity boxing front: John Bolaris is stepping back into the ring! Eighteen years after stepping into the ring for a celebrity match against Q102′s Diego Ramos, Bolaris is planning to lace up the gloves again.

The fight, if it happens, will be promoted by Damon Feldman. The former boxer — he had a 9-0 record as a middleweight in fights held mostly at the Blue Horizon — made his mark in celebrity boxing with that first Bolaris-Ramos fight. Ramos won that in a split decision, because it’s boxing and even celebrity matches have to be controversial.

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WATCH: John Bolaris Spends 5 Minutes Trying to End His Video Chat

On Thursday, John Bolaris hosted a web chat on his new weather forecasting website, Weather Savior. There were about 20 people in the chat, which lasted about two hours and is archived here for your enjoyment.

Bolaris went through how to use his new weather site, rapped on request, asked for people to work selling ads for his site (on commission), and says the site got 100,000 pageviews in its first month.

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The Six Degrees Game of Love, Philly Celebrity Edition

Ever notice how for the bold-faced and famous here, Philadelphia’s social scene resembles a high school? The dating pool is shallow, everyone knows everyone else, and a stroll down the hall (or around Rittenhouse Square) can lead to a memory-lane disaster. Maybe that’s why A-list magnet Roseanne Martin’s latest well-to-do beau is an out-of-towner. Smart move, girlfriend — and a departure for Martin and others whose love connections are local, notable and, like, totes complicated.
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Best Bits of John Bolaris’ Snowstorm Chat

Starting at 5 this morning, ex-NBC 10 and Fox 29 weatherman John Bolaris held a marathon chat on Philly.com, lasting until just before 11 a.m. Six hours! Counting questions from users and replies by Bolaris, it goes over 10,000 words!

I poked fun at the chat idea last night on Twitter, but I just read all 10,000-plus words and it’s actually pretty useful. Here’s a former TV weatherman — a four-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy winner! — who, if you type in your town name on Philly.com, will predict exactly how much snow you’re going to get in your town. For free! This is one of the best public services Philly.com has ever provided.

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18 Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests Made

Super_Bowl_XLVIII_logoGet this: People are selling sex and drugs to the rich tourists in New York for Super Bowl week! It doesn’t always go so smoothly: Today police began arresting 18 individuals wanted for selling sex and cocaine “party packs.” The investigation took 11 months.

The scheme, says New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, was similar to the one that ensnared John Bolaris in 2010.

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John Bolaris and His Eight Inches Win the Weather Wars (This Time)

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Yesterday, amply-mocked weatherman John Bolaris told Philly.com readers that Philadelphia could get as much as eight inches of snow — two inches more than his earlier prediction.

Naturally, had he been wrong by even a millimeter, we would have taken to this site to remind everyone about the time that he was laughed out of town for a massive fail of interstellar proportions (also known as John Bolaris Embarrassing Story #2,332: The Storm of the Century).

But it turns out he was right on the money, so it’s only fair that we tell you so, unbiased as we are. Read more »

John Bolaris Says We’re Getting More Snow Than He First Thought [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: John Bolaris and his eight inches win.

ORIGINAL:
As you might imagine, the local meteorologists have dialed back their specificity a bit after the debacle surrounding our first major snowfall of the season and the whole ridiculous long-range winter forecast thing which didn’t even manage to predict December’s weather with any degree of accuracy. As of Thursday afternoon, after days of cautious speculation, John Bolaris was saying that the predicted snowfall amounts in the Philadelphia region were “inching up.” Read more »

Get Ready for More Snow Saturday

Tomorrow, starting around 10 a.m., it’s going to start snowing again. Around 8 p.m. according to Weather.com, that’ll let up and morph into freezing rain. Philly.com weatherzombie John Bolaris says 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. is a more likely range, and predicts about a two inch accumulation. Why this is good: The Army-Navy Game will be played in the snow. Why this is bad: More opportunities for Bolaris to say “snow job.”

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