Bartenders at Pink Show in A.C. Believe Thousands in Tips Went Missing

The crowd at last week’s Pink concert on the beach in Atlantic City. (Photo courtesy atlanticcitydesign.com)

Last week, tens of thousands of Pink fans crammed onto the Atlantic City beach for a concert by the Grammy-winning singer. With tickets priced at $72 for general admission and way higher for VIP access, Pink and the concert producers no doubt walked away with a ton of money. But the bartenders who worked the concert say they didn’t make out quite so well. Read more »

John Legend Says He Was a Victim of Racial Profiling at Penn

R&B crooner John Legend was among a handful of musicians who appeared last night on A&E’s “Shining a Light Concert,” a special about race in America.

To promote the program, he gave an interview to USA Today in which he recalls being a victim of racial profiling when he attending the University of Pennsylvania. When asked if he’d experienced racism on a personal level, he answered:

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How Seven Philly-Born Celebrities Stay Fit

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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 »

The 13 All-Time-Best Philly Singers

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Top row, from left: Pink (Joel Telling, Flickr), Daryl Hall (Mat HaywardShutterstock.com), Jill Scott (Sandra Alphonse, Flickr), Mario Lanza (iClassical Com, Flickr), Patti LaBelle (Sandra Alphonse, Flickr), Marian Anderson (Hans Kylberg, Flickr)

Are we lucky or what? Philadelphia has always been a city of song, from the days when the Founding Fathers hoisted mugs in its taverns to today, when local lass Taylor Swift is at the top of the pop charts—though not on this list. Because to be on this list, you have to have one of the finest singing voices ever to have let freedom ring in this town. Here, in ascending order, are the 13 best singers who’ve called Philly home.

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Pink on How She Continues to Deal With Body Shamers

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In April, Doylestown native and pop-rock star Pink shut down a bunch of haters on Twitter who were ridiculing a photo of her in which they said it looked like she’d put on a few pounds. Her response was fantastic, and empowering, and it’s prodded interviewers to ask where she gets the strength to deal with the constant criticism on the web and in tabloids. She opens up in this great interview from Entertainment Tonight:

I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied.

I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no shit and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.

I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don’t know where or why they’re giving themselves so much credit you know?. … So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don’t care. My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that and were doing alright in the Hart household.

For more on the story, visit ETonline.com.

 

Pink Shuts Down Body-Shamers On Twitter

Doylestown pop-rocker Pink (known around those parts as Alecia Beth Moore) has taken to Twitter to put some folks in their place who decided to take some jabs at her weight on social media.

It all started when she attended a cancer benefit over the weekend, when she noticed some tweets criticizing her figure. Never one to shy away from such things, she Tweeted this empowering message:

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Abington’s Own Pink to Perform at Oscars

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Oscar aficionados are seeing pink over the new addition of musical performances to the 86th Academy Awards Show coming up March 2nd. Abington Township’s own Pink joins a lineup that includes Bette Midler, Pharrell Williams and U2, according to Yahoo.  Expect a thrilling and acrobatic performance from the punk-ish pop star.

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