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Liz Spikol, our colleague at the Property blog, has the latest on what's become of the "Real World House" at 3rd and Arch, where the reality TV show filmed years ago and has left a sour taste of neighborhood residents ever since.Perhaps a new use for the building will banish bad memories. A few days ago, DAS Architects’ David Schultz went before the Historic Commission to present plans that would convert what is now a two-story space into a three-story space for a gourmet food store. From PlanPhilly:The effort includes installing a small roof deck on the northern half of
NewsWorks reports that the producers of the ABC show Shark Tank expect to see a lot of Philly-area entrepreneurs at a casting call on Saturday:Philadelphia's NextFab Studio will host the show's only open casting call on the East Coast.NextFab's Itsuki Ogihara says it's been a crazy week."We're getting a huge amount of phone calls every day. People are asking me if they can camp out outside days in advance," Ogihara said with a laugh. (The answer is no, she says. But she admits she can't do much to prevent it.) "It's a pretty exciting time."Competitors will be looking to win
Last night in New York, Olympic swimmer-turned-reality TV star Ryan Lochte spoke out about all the criticism he received after flubbing a recent Fox 29 interview so badly that the anchors couldn't contain their laughter.While on the E! red carpet, he had this to say: "The more known you get in the public eye, the more haters you're gonna have and that's a given. But, you know what? All the haters, all the name calling goes through one ear (and) out the other and I don't mind it. The way I look at it the more haters I have
Joining the great pantheon of E! reality stars—a group that includes such luminaries as the Kardashians, Kevin Jonas, and Ice and Coco—is Ryan Lochte, thanks to E!'s latest project, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?. Yes, that Ryan Lochte: the swimmer who won seven medals at the 2012 Olympics. The man that continues to inflict the nonsensical word “jeah” on the world.
Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29Is Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte stoned or just that dumb? See the Fox 29 anchors totally lose it this morning when they (try to) interview Lochte about his new reality show. Watch until the end. Believe me: it's worth it.
Shark Tank, in case you don't spend your Friday nights watching ABC, is not a show in which contestants are dipped into a shark tank and must fight for their lives. It's a show during which aspiring entrepreneurs beg Mark Cuban and a few other judges for start-up money. And unlike "American Idol" and the like, you don't need that much talent to win big. Which means that even you, "Ill-Adelphia Is the Shit" t-shirt guy, has a shot.On Saturday May 11th, Shark Tank will hold a casting call at Philly's NextFab Studio. First 500 to show up get to
Remember that time last fall you were devastated? Because Mario Lopez cancelled his scheduled appearance at The Mix Monster Bash at Penn's Landing Caterers?This person does. And so does Philly promoter Bobby Capone, the guy who booked him, and who's now seeking $50,000 for breach of contract. What, "TV Personality" Maksim Chmerkovskiy wasn't a good enough replacement for you?By the way:[Daily News]
Hope I never need him, but if I'm ever in trouble with the law... I'm calling my new friend @markgeragos #Mistrial twitter.com/MarioLopezExtr…— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 9, 2013
Not that this will surprise anyone, but three cast members of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are set to be charged with assault and "making terroristic threats" after an incident in the brand-new Posche 2 boutique in Ridgewood last weekend. The alleged victim, John "Johnny the Greek" Karagiorgis has said some not very nice things about Melissa Gorga, whose husband Joe was one of the alleged assailants. Also accused: Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita.Here's an account of the March 30th altercation, from the entertainment blog WetPaint. See if you can follow along.Our source tells us that Joe Gorga and Chris Laurita went after
Until today, we'd never heard of Lee Marvin Presents: Lawbreaker, an early reality-style show featuring real cops and real crime victims re-enacting the real crimes they'd been involved with. The Philadelphia episode—which appears to have aired around 1963—features (among others) Detective Frank Flood, Inspector Frank Rizzo and Detective Sgt. John "Stevie" Stevenson playing themselves as they try to resolve a standoff with an angry husband who took a shot at police. If you love hard-boiled bad acting with a Philly flavor, this video should make your day:
In case you missed the memo, this week is Comcast's Watchathon Week. Yes, it's a horrible name, but what it means is that if you have Comcast's OnDemand service, you can binge watch shows like Dexter, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and dozens of other options all week--regardless of your subscription level.I asked Comcast to provide me with data on the most binge watched TV shows in the Philadelphia region, and here are the results. As an added bonus, Comcast also reported that 21 Jump Street is the most-viewed recent movie release, followed by The Hunger Games and The Twilight