Someone Must Have Waterboarded Ed Rendell

Plus: Hamels might be hoping to stay in Philly after 2012, Nova cancels a residency by a gay performance artist, Ilya Bryzgalov thinks Philly fans care too much, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Someone Must Have Waterboarded Ed Rendell. The former guv had announced that he was done speaking to the media about his potential deal to purchase the Inquirer and Daily News with a group of investors. On Saturday, he told the Daily News that he would have to be waterboarded to say anything else. Then, yesterday, he went on 1210 AM’s “The Michael Smerconish Show” to speak with guest-host Buzz Bissinger about the potential deal. [Daily News]

Hamels Hopes to Stay in Philly? The 28-year-old ace issued his first comments on his contract situation in Clearwater yesterday. Cole Hamels is entering a contract year and had plenty of positive things to say about the Phillies organization. [Inquirer]

Villanova Nixes Workshop by Gay Performance Artist. Tim Miller—a gay performance artist who has spoken and taught at many universities—was recently informed that his scheduled residency at Villanova University had been canceled. Nova released a statement indicating that the residency was canceled because school officials were worried that the workshops, “were not in keeping with our Catholic and Augustinian values and mission.” [Inquirer]

Ilya Bryzgalov Thinks We Care Too Much. Bryz was less than stellar, again, on Saturday as Lavy pulled him in the middle of the Flyers loss to the Pens. The following day, at the Flyers Wives Carnival, Bryz is said to have indicated that he thinks that Philly fans care too much. [Crossing Broad]

Plumbers Find Remains of Fetus in Pipes of a Kensington Home. Two plumbers working at a residential site in Harrowgate alerted authorities when they found the remains of a human fetus inside the home’s piping. [Inquirer]

Police Make Arrest in Bucks County Hit-And-Run. A 23-year-old Bristol Township man has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run in Bucks County early Sunday morning. [NBC Philadelphia]

Jury Selection Starts in Msg. William Lynn Trial. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia sexual-abuse scandal takes another step forward as jury selection is slated to begin today in the case against Monsignor William Lynn. Monsignor Lynn is charged with allowing priests accused of sexual-abuse to continue to work around children. []

Dismembered Dogs Found in Chester County. Police found the remains of numerous dismembered dogs, along with research on witchcraft and the occult, knives, and a gun, inside a Coatesville home yesterday. [FOX 29]