Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Plan to Bring The Campaign to Philly
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis Will Come to Town. The comedians will come to Philly on July 31st to stump for their upcoming political comedy The Campaign, which opens on August 10th. Their itinerary in Philly hasn’t been announced. [Philly Gossip]
Weber’s $100M Offer Sheet With Flyers. The Flyers have reportedly sent Predators defenseman Shea Weber a 14-year, $100 million offer sheet. Nashville’s GM has said they’d match any offer to Weber, so now it’s a waiting game for Flyers fans. If the Preds don’t match the offer, they could receive four compensatory picks. [Crossing Broad]
Two Teens Arrested for Rape. Two of the four suspected assailants in the rape of a 12-year-old girl have been arrested. Four teenagers reportedly attacked and raped the girl in a stairwell at a rec center in Kingsessing on Monday. Mayor Nutter had a message for the other two alleged assailants.
“You need to turn yourselves in immediately before we come and snatch your asses up” [Daily News]
New Superintendent Will Be Tardy. Philly’s new superintendent—Dr. William Hite—will start his tenure with the District on October 1st. Let’s hope that doesn’t make it onto his permanent record. [Daily News]
Philly Teams Have Value. The Eagles came in at No. 14 and the Phils managed to make the cut at No. 48 on Forbes‘ list of the 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams. [Forbes]
Police Look for Suspect in Attempted Abduction. A man tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl on Lee Street in South Philly on Tuesday. Police have released surveillance footage of the incident and are looking for help identifying a suspect.
Phils Extend Iron Pigs. The Phillies re-upped their affiliation with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs with a deal that will keep the two teams linked for at least an additional four years. [Philadelphia Business Journal]
Hotels Get Mild Bump from Jay-Z. Philadelphia hotels have only seen a slight bump in reservations over Labor Day weekend since the announcement of the Made in America festival that will take place on the Parkway. [CBS 3]