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In his column today for the Metro, John Bolaris goes over all the bad bad stuff that's happened to him in the last couple of years:"I was fired from my job, lost credibility, been humiliated, seen my daughter in tears. I will never forget how at 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2011, I was escorted out of the building of Fox 29 -- 15 minutes before the start of the newscast, treating me like some sort of criminal, not even allowing me to retrieve my daughters pictures. Then Christmas Eve began with a hand delivered letter (in front of my
Bolaris Denies Defecation Situation. The weather guy told a Florida court room -- and later Dan Gross -- that the alleged soiling of his shorts did not happen during his encounter with two alleged members of an Eastern European crime ring. "I did the right thing. I fought back because I was the victim of a crime. I know in my heart I was scammed by a well-orchestrated crime ring," he says. [Daily News]Ardmore Runner Wins the Philadelphia Marathon. Mike McKeeman crossed the line in 2:17:51, just shy of the course record. Russia’s Irina Mashkantceva was the first woman, with a course
Today, former Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris took the stand in Miami to testify about his woeful weekend in South Beach in 2010, when he was allegedly drugged and bilked out of more than $43,000 in champagne and caviar Amex charges by a pair of Latvian women and their supposed conspirators. Earlier this month, one of the two women took the stand, revealing rather unpleasant details involving Bolaris' bodily functions. But today, it was Bolaris' turn.Miami Herald courts reporter Jay Weaver was in the courtroom today, and filed this report about Bolaris' testimony. Some highlights:Bolaris, whose new fiancee was sitting in
The last time we heard from meteorologist John Bolaris, he was proposing to his girlfriend Erica Smitheman on the Howard Stern Show during Hurricane Sandy. But this week, Bolaris is expected to head to the Federal Courthouse in Miami.
Remember how we told you that Hurricane Sandy is making John Bolaris stronger than you can possibly imagine? Well, you might think that a weatherman—even a woefully underemployed weatherman—would have his hands full Tweeting up a storm about the storm that's approaching. That would be true of mere mortals. Bolaris, though, shot through the roof of our already-sky-high expectations of "What Attention-Grabbing Thing Will This Guy Do Next?" and got engaged to his girlfriend, 35-year-old Erica Smitheman, on the Howard Stern Show this morning. But relax, people, this is totally a High Noon situation where he's going to put Smitheman
Now, it's is true that erstwhile Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris doesn't have a great history with so-called "storms of the century." And no, he's not actually employed as a weather forecaster by any local TV stations anymore. But such concerns are mere trifles to Bolaris, who can't turn away from an impending hurricane, any more than Gary Cooper can leave town instead of facing the villains in High Noon. Bolaris is spending his Friday alerting his 10,000 followers to the dangers posed by Hurricane Sandy as it bears down on the region. A sampling of his Tweets:Unfortunately, not everybody wants
For John Bolaris, even something as simple as taking the train to New York inevitably takes a dramatic turn. Back in the spring, I joined him for his trip and when we arrived in Manhattan, all was well. We had a friendly interview on the way. Bolaris showed me some forecast charts on his iPad. He laughed about the time he had an awkward back spasm while taping a promo for the Flyers. As we rode up the escalator into the bowels of Penn Station, we noticed a middle-aged fellow in front of us. He looked frail and shaky. As we talked, the man’s legs gave way and he fell backward into the arms of Bolaris, who caught him and somehow stayed on his own feet. If not for the meteorologist’s quick save, that unsteady commuter would have taken a very painful head-over-heels spill.
The much maligned former Fox 29 meteorologist John Bolaris is packing up his bags and going home, which might explain why he was in a glass case of emotion the other day. J-Bo owns a vacation home on Long Island and says that he's done paying rent in Philly on top of his mortgage in New York. He says that he and his girlfriend, Erica Smitheman, will remain together and that she'll bring his daughter Reina to visit him on some weekends. Bolaris says that he wants to stay in Philly, with everything that's gone down over the past year
John Bolaris seems to be having a rough go of it. The former Fox 29 meteorologist has been keeping his tweeps informed about the local weather and Hurricane Isaac. But, on Tuesday night, J-Bo took a break from his forecasts to remind everybody just how tough he's got it right now.[View the story "John Bolaris Is in a Glass Case of Emotion" on Storify]John Bolaris Is in a Glass Case of EmotionStorified by PhiladelphiaMagazine · Wed, Aug 29 2012 07:55:58Isaac with a pressure drop to 968mb still could gain some minimal strength perhaps to 90mph, consistent pounding NE quad across
Feds Nab Club Owner in Bolaris Case. The Feds have arrested Alec Simchuk, a night club owner allegedly tied to the Eastern European crime ring behind the whole John Bolaris fiasco. Alas, J-Bo says he's become, "more of a cartoon than a chief meteorologist." [Daily News]Did You Know Missy Franklin Won Gold? Welp, so did everyone else because NBC showed a spot to promo their Olympic coverage that featured an image of a beaming Missy Franklin holding up her gold medal literally just before the network aired the footage of the race. Good thing you avoided interacting