CBS: Alycia Lane Pimped Herself Out for a Career Boost

Plus: Stephen Starr's newest project, Rendell feels better about the budget, and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

Starr Will Open Another Restaurant…for Three Days. Starr’s latest is an experimental “pop-up” restaurant, open for three days only in late June and early July, in the old Washington Square space. Talula’s Table’s Aimee Olexy will be the chef. It’s the first of five or six “pop-ups” Starr will open this summer. Cool idea. [City Paper]

CBS: Alycia Lane Pimped Herself Out for a Career Boost. In court filings in its legal battle against former CBS-3 anchor Alycia Lane, CBS says Lane personally edited a segment she did with Dr. Phil to include more details about her personal life — and even got her mother to talk. Lane’s lawyer, Paul Rosen, calls it all despicable. [Daily News]

More Details in the Sabina Arrest. Donte Johnson, 18, is known to his neighbors as a punk who stole bicycles. Police have charged him with the brutal beating, sexual assault and murder of Sabina Rose O’Donnell in Northern Liberties earlier this month. [Daily News]

NJ Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 %. But don’t get too excited. It’s mostly due to the hiring of temporary census workers — private-sector employment actually dropped by 3,600 jobs. [6abc]

Specter Unveils Questions for Elena Kagan. The senator made public a letter he sent to the Supreme Court nominee listing some questions he’ll ask her at her confirmation hearing. Question number 6: “Do you know why President Obama wouldn’t come to Pennsylvania to campaign for me?” [Morning Call]

Rendell Calls Latest Budget Talks “Very Productive.” After meeting with legislative leaders, the governor says he’s “heartened” by an apparent willingness to compromise on both sides. The Scoop suspects that feeling could just have been indigestion from the cheesesteak the governor had for breakfast, but whatever. [WHYY]

St. Joe’s v. the Neighbors: The Final Battle? The war between St. Joe’s and its Merion neighbors over the former Episcopal Academy campus may be coming to an end soon — but not before one resident accused the university of “a massive campaign of misinformation in order to anesthetize the neighbors.” [Main Line Times]

Philly Students Pass Test Mark. For the first time ever more than half the students in the school district scored “proficient” or better in state standardized tests. The Scoop guesses this is progress. [KYW1060]

Bloomberg: Slow Down Comcast-NBC Merger. The financial info company is concerned that the marriage will give a big lift to its competitor CNBC. It’s asking that more time be devoted to studying the effects of the merger. [LA Times]

Looks Like Gumby, Damnit! TD Bank has a new mascot (named TD) that the company says is “fun” and “sporty” but that critics say is stupid and looks a whole lot like Gumby (see a picture here). The Scoop sees the resemblance but still likes  him better than scary Sixers’ mascot Hip-Hop. [Business Journal]