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Nicole Brewer vs. Katie Fehlinger In a Tug-of-War

Of course Nicole Brewer would wear heels to a tug-of-war.

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WATCH: Diane Sawyer Heads Back to Strawberry Mansion High School

Since Diane Sawyer first visited Strawberry Mansion high school last May, Nightline reports, several positive developments have occurred. One, the school is no longer on […]

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Why Did Al Roker and Matt Lauer Undergo a Dangerous Prostate Exam on Live TV?

In November, the men of the Today show stopped shaving to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically testicular and prostate cancer. November is a key […]

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And Now, a Song About Mort Crim, Ron Burgundy and Anchorman

On Wednesday morning, I published an interview with Mort Crim, the former Philadelphia news anchor who inspired Will Ferrell to create Ron Burgundy and Anchorman. […]

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Mike Nutter on CNN: I Don’t Know If Knockout Game Is Real

Mayor Nutter showed up on CNN’s new program The 11th Hour to chat with anchor Don Lemon (not an old person, despite the name) about […]

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Listen to Mort Crim, Will Ferrell’s Inspiration for Anchorman, Recite the Film’s Iconic Lines [UPDATED]

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Anchorman 2 is coming out soon, and Will Ferrell has been making the (early) publicity rounds, including by […]

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John Bolaris Is Back!

Spurred on by some cryptic tweets, I recently spoke with John Bolaris, who’s got some good news for fans of predictable weather forecasts and unpredictable […]

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Former NBC 10 Reporter Don Lemon a Hypocrite on Stop-and-Frisk

For some reason, Don Lemon’s tenure in Philadelphia as a WCAU NBC 10 news reporter doesn’t stick out in my mind, probably because he existed […]

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Lu Ann Cahn’s I Dare Me Chronicles Her Quest to Do Something New Every Day

Your new book chronicles how you did something new every single day for a year. Midlife crisis? I was just in a bad place, and […]

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Media Matters, the Organization that Called Out Fox’s Fake Commenters, Is a Liberal Goon Squad

Yesterday, my fellow Philly Mag blogger Joel Mathis was able to rile up the ire of the left with his post “Fox News Used Fake […]

Don Tollefson car commercial
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Here’s Don Tollefson’s Voicemail Message

In case you missed it, Don Tollefson seems to be in a bit of trouble. Below, listen to his voicemail message:

New Jersey Rep Rob Andrews
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Camden County Congressman Rob Andrews Investigated by 60 Minutes

Camden County Congressman Rob Andrews is having a bad couple of months. In late August, the House Ethics committee announced it was extending its investigation […]

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Now Don Tollefson Is Being Taken to Court Over Super Bowl Tickets

It has become apparent that there are quite a few people out there who say they’ve been scammed or otherwise wronged by longtime Philadelphia television […]

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The 10 Best Philly News Bloopers of the Last Decade

Before YouTube, TV news bloopers were passed down through newsroom generations via word of mouth. I was working at NBC 10 for less than a […]

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia magazine.
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The Real Reason the Media Kept Its Distance from the Gosnell Trial

In writing the story of Kermit Gosnell, even in the form of a 13,000 word e-book, there is a lot of material I had to […]