Celeb Scoop: Kanye West to Play Solo Shows at Revel in July

Plus: Rick Santorum inspired True Blood, Bobby Flay spotted at 10 Rittenhouse, Chesney and McGraw played the Linc, and more of today's celebrity news.

Kanye Plans A.C. Shows. One half of the Watch the Throne duo has planned two shows at Atlantic City’s Revel in July. Kanye will perform on July 6th and 7th at the resort’s Ovation Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday and are expected to start at $99.

Rick Santorum Inspired True Blood. The creator of True Blood says that the Republican primaries inspired part of the storyline and development of Christopher Meloni’s character in Season 5. Specifically, he cited Rick Santorum saying, “What’s terrifying is how many people agree with him.” [The Wrap]

Bobby Flay Spotted at 10 Rittenhouse. Celebuchef and restaurateur Bobby Flay recently toured some of the luxury digs at 10 Rittenhouse. [Philly Gossip]

Passion Pit “Take a Walk” Through Philly. The band—rumored to be a part of Jay-Z’s Made in America festival on the Parkway over Labor Day weekend—recently released their latest music video. The video is for their new song “Take a Walk” and shows off City Hall and a NoLibs rooftop. It also features plenty of skyline shots of the city. The Philly parts start at 2:30. [Uwishunu]

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at the Linc. Two of country’s biggest names were in town over the weekend for a Saturday concert at Lincoln Financial Field. The event went over a bit better than the arrest-filled XTU Anniversary show a few weeks back. [Inquirer]

Tatyana Ali in Mt. Airy. The Fresh Prince actress made an appearance at the Mt. Airy Artz and Groove Festival over the weekend and threw her support behind President Barack Obama with a speech on Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law. [Newsworks]