It’s Always Sunny Is Filming in Center City on Friday

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Few could have predicted the runaway success of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia when it premiered on FX in August of 2005. The show (now on FXX) recently wrapped up airing its 11th season, and has now been renewed through season 14. The show Rob McElhenney originally developed with Glenn Howerton is now a phenomenon.

While it shoots primarily in Los Angeles, It’s Always Sunny occasionally films some exteriors in Philly. On Friday, it’s filming in Center City around 12th and Locust. Read more »

Danny DeVito Almost Drowned Filming Always Sunny

Charlie Day was on Conan last night, and he shared an interesting story about filming the latest season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Or, you know, a terrifying story.

While filming the 11th season, which premiered last month, Day said they got into a bit of trouble with an underwater scene with Danny DeVito. Read more »

How Philly Spent the Blizzard Weekend: Watching Game of Thrones

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Insert your “winter is coming” jokes here. Or maybe just make a Jon Snow pun.

In either case, Comcast confirmed Monday what most of us surely suspected: The weekend blizzard was a superb time to hunker down around a TV and binge-watch favorite shows. In Philadelphia and New Jersey, viewership spiked by 50 percent over the previous weekend. Read more »

Here’s a Philly Man’s Lawsuit Against Empire Creator Lee Daniels

A Philly man is suing Lee Daniels, the creator of the Fox show Empire, saying Daniels took the idea for the show from him.

Clayton Prince Tanksley says he pitched a show called Cream to Daniels at a 2008 event organized by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. He says he gave Daniels a script and a DVD of three 30-minute episodes of the proposed show.

Tanksley says that Empire is “substantially similar” to Cream — with elements such as mood, characters, plots, scenes, and story lines that are “virtually identical” to the materials he gave Daniels at the pitch meeting.

It’s worth taking a look at the lawsuit, below, because it features side-by-side comparisons of Tanksley’s project and Empire. One example:

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Other defendants include producer Danny Strong, Fox TV, as well as Sharon Pinkenson and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. The lawsuit, filed Friday, seeks an unspecified amount of damages, plus interest.

Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice Released From Prison

She’s free! Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice walked out of prison this morning after famously serving nearly a year for bankruptcy fraud. She got out a little earlier than her 15-month sentence for good behavior.

Unsurprisingly, the reality star barely got past the grounds before the paparazzi started flashing their cameras. People magazine shared the first series of photos as as she drove away from Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, at around 5 am this morning.

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Watch: Tina Fey Nails Philly Accent on SNL

Over the weekend, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and her comic partner-in-crime Amy Poehler hosted Saturday Night Live, the last episode before the new year. The funny ladies did nearly everything we hoped they’d do. Poehler brought back her Hillary Clinton impersonation, Tina Fey did Sarah Palin and, in one hilarious segment, even let loose her Philly accent.

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Hillary Clinton to Appear on Broad City With Philly’s Abbi Jacobson

Hillary Clinton is going to be on an episode of Broad City, y’all. A few hours ago, the Democratic presidential frontrunner tweeted a photo of herself with Broad City stars/creators/hilarious people Abbi Jacobson (a Wayne native) and Ilana Glazer. They’re joined by the show’s executive producer Amy Poehler, who, as you may know, famously portrayed Clinton on Saturday Night Live.

New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff confirmed her appearance in a later tweet, sharing an image of Clinton bear-hugging Jacobson and Glazer on a monitor on set.

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