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Flyers’ Wives Walk the Hottest Runway in Town


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Hair O’ the Dog, One Night to Kick Cancer

It’s not everyday Philadelphia throws the biggest black tie event of the year. In fact it only happens once.

Hosted by Wired 96.5’s Chio and Shila, this Saturday’s  The Hair O’ the Dog gala glamorizes its guests with Philly’s finest catering, top shelf open bars, gowns and glow dancers, you’ll have to see it to believe it. Guests will enjoy elegant settings at the Philadelphia Westin  Hotel and Philly’s own DJ Johnny Looch will be spinning throughout the night.

Essentially it’s a fairy tale evening, in more ways than one.

If that doesn’t sound perfect enough, founders Rob Molinaro and Dan Cronin are giving one mother the evening of a lifetime. The gala is supporting two charities on its 18th anniversary, The Garden of Reflection, Pennsylvania’s official 9-11 charity and celebrity stylist Martino Cartier’s Friends Are By Your Side, a network of salon owners and beauty experts that are dedicated to easing the stress of women fighting against cancer.

This year Christine Jock is the “Queen O’ the Dog.” The single mother in her thirties has been battling  an aggressive form of Breast Cancer, leading her to undergo a double Mastectomy. Jock was also diagnosed with melanoma as well before losing her job.

For at least one night the ‘Queen’ will be fully pampered having VIP treatment including attire for her and her date, gifts and airbrush tanning at Julie Dorenbos and Susie Johnsen’s Skin Palette.

If you really want push your party thresh hold or you just don’t want the magic to stop, Whisper Nightclub and G lounge will hold the official after parties until 6 a.m.

So dust off the old prom dress and tux, that is if it hasn’t shrunk from sitting in the closet and experience Philly the way it was meant to be lived. It’s a night you and the “Queen” will never forget.

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Tis’ the Season for Movies!

Hey everyone! Check out my IMDB page because I’ve been working on tons of stuff. Currently I just wrapped up the horror feature “Hallow’s Eve” with horror queens Danielle Harris and Ashley C. Williams and up-and-coming actors Courtney Baxter and Josh Flitter.

My other slasher “Down the Road” with the great Clint Howard is in festivals all over the country nabbing ‘Best Feature’ at the LA Shockfest last month.

I also host a new show on Comcast channels 66/966 called Datemakers that will air on Sundays starting January 15. Also keep an eye on the CW57 for new YMCA promos the Crew and I shot last week and CBS3’s Holiday Special.

I’m praying that the supernatural series The End Game: Dark Pawn gets picked up soon, hopefully by the SYFY Channel.

To wrap things up, I’m currently starting and producing Tom Walton’s feature “Dreams” which has a “Crash” like feel to it. Along with Walton, DP and actor Vaughn Goland and myself, the film also features former Bay Watch star Jeremy Jackson.

Finally my play “Do You Trust Your Best Friend”by the amazing Derrell Lawerence will have an encore show February 11 at the Temple Preforming Arts Theatre and yes “Flash” aka John Canada Terrell will be back on stage with us and our leader Walter DeShields.

Last but not least keep an eye on Fanadelphia for our teams complete coverage, pictures and behind the scene videos from the Winter Classic with our dear friends Scoop Cooper and Lou Nolan.

Quick stroll through the "Always Sunny In Philadelphia" cast in Part 1 of the season finale...

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Beating the Winter Blues

Elvis’ “Blue Christmas” might be one track you leave off your holiday playlist. After all it’s hard to believe that during the “most wonderful time of the year” anything could be blue.
The season is full of bills, empty wallets, in-laws, traveling, layovers, hangovers, guys in red suits breaking and entering, spoiled egg nog, kids, kids, kids and of course a bit of joy.
It’s no wonder Clark W. Griswold blew a gasket in “Christmas Vacation” there’s more stress in the air these days than snow.
Okay, so maybe the holidays aren’t so ‘joyful’ after all and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, the holiday season is actually bluer that you might think. The season is just downright overwhelmed with SAD or seasonal affective disorder due to increased stress and the lack of light during winter causing some to spiral into, that’s right, the blues. Loneliness, sadness, disconnect and suicide are often sign of this depression.
The King might have known something we didn’t but the cure to depression is traditionally a long road of antidepressants full of unwanted side effects.
Until now.
A new pill free method is being put into play- hypnosis.  “Some people may be skeptical of coming in for hypnotherapy because they have friends and family as a loving support system, but what if they don’t have that support?” says Bryan Toder, certified clinical hypnotist and owner of the Plymouth Hypnosis Center.  “I believe sadness and loneliness can occur around the holidays for people lacking in these areas especially when they watch TV, or overhear a colleague talk about all the joys of their festive plans.”
Hypnosis may be deemed as taboo but with a new year comes a new state of mind. If you are experiencing any symptoms of depression know that help is available whether it’s a trip to the doctor, cutting out stressful activities, meditation, hypnosis or something as simple as a massage.  The longer you hold off the worse your situation becomes for you and your loved ones.
And before you swing by the bar for happy hour to blow off steam, remember alcohol is a depressant…

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Twitter Nation Just Got #Tebowed

Demaryius Thomas crossed several defenders at Denver’s 38-yard line, running full speed he simply extended his arms. As if descending from the heavens above, a perfectly thrown football landed between his fingers carrying him forward with momentum. Sprinting like tomorrow will never come, Thomas, the name Saint Thomas meaning architect, scampered 62 more yards past Ike Taylor and Ryan Mundy of the Pittsburgh secondary and into the end zone securing the Broncos’ (9-8) improbable 29-23 overtime Wild Card playoff win over the Steelers (12-5.)

Back at the Denver 20-yard line, quarterback Tim Tebow ‘Tebowed’ the entire nation.

As accustomed with one knee down and consumed in prayer, the rest of Mile High Stadium was in a frenzy while the man of the hour once again made peace with his Maker.

The Denver pieces are coming together and the design is complete- so far.

Sunday was Tebow’s best game in his two year career on his biggest stage. He finished the day 10-21 passing for 316 yards and two touchdowns in the air while running for 50 yards and another score. Not gawky numbers compared to other quarterbacks in the league but somehow this kid continues to win, with a smile.

Tim Tebow was a phenomenon even before his NFL record longest one one play, 11 second victory drive in overtime in his first playoff game. Even before his playing potential controversy, before he hit the NFL, heck even before his two National Championships and Heisman Trophy campaign at The University of Florida. Tebow is a phenomenon of character and the world now knows it.

With that game winning 80-yard strike the Twitter nation erupted. If you’re unfamiliar with social network get familiar especially if you’re a sports fan. While the City of Brotherly love had it’s playoff hopes crushed, Tebow gave Philadelphia and the rest of the nation a reason to believe in miracles.

Do you believe because these Philadelphia athletes and sportswriters do.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (BrentCelek) was in aw, “I don’t care what people say, this Tebow is a beast.”

Flyer’s legendary goalie Bernie Parent (Bernieparent) has seen his fair share of hat tricks, “Hats off to Tim Tebow great win tonight.”

Eagles Pro-Bowler cornerback Asante Samuel (Thepresidentcb) called it how he saw it, “The world is going bananas!!! Tebow Tebow Tebow…”

World Series champion Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (JimmyRollins11) followed suit, “Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow…”

Even the big boys like former Eagle Hugh Douglas (Bighugh53) knew they had seen something special “Wow!! Congrats!!”

Philadelphia Daily News writer Les Bowen (LesBowen) is no stranger to the debate of Tebow and his potential ”Justice. Karma. Etc.” While ESPN analyst Buster Olney (Buster_ESPN) had an Nostradamus moment “Puffs of smoke just appeared over Denver: The Broncos have been selected.”

Ahmir Khalib Thompson or Questlove of the Philly based band The Roots chimed in “take a knee #Tebow.”

But perhaps out of all the debating whether Tebow is worthy of all his success, one man perhaps put the entire essence of Tim Tebow, his game, his character and his faith into perspective, 76ers commentator Malik Rose. (MalikRose) “Watching ESPN and I see Tebow’s miraculous 80 pass play in OT gave him exactly 316 yards 4 the game John 3:16 for the man of God. Go Tebow!”

John 3:16, the foundation of all that is Tim Tebow.

Maybe Tebow is a fluke and perhaps next Saturday’s Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots will expose that but until then you just got #Tebowed.

Follow Matthew Nadu on Twitter @MatthewNadu

With Denver's 29-23 OT win against Pittsuburgh the nation was offcially Tim "Tebowed." Photo:

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From Spike Lee to the Stage, Flash is Back!

Flash is back and he's as smooth as ever.

It’s not easy walking through the club everyone knows that. It doesn’t make it any easier when the crowd goes wild when a Motown oldie pops on.
That term might not process especially when your drink ends up wearing you. That is unless you’ve seen the holy grail of soul films in Robert Townsend’s “Five Heartbeats.” More particularly when you see the womanizing, slick, should be  Sammie Davis Jr. protege, Flash, played by John Canada Terrell.
JCT was smooth but it’s hard to be Flash when you can’t dance at the club and let’s be honest that’s basically everybody. Fortunately the star that debuted his film career in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” will be performing for one night only in local writer and actor Derrell Lawerence’s play “;Do You Trust Your Best Friend?” at the Temple Performing Arts Center Saturday December 3 at 7:30pm.
Terrell plays a smooth talking former junkie that finds faith, success and a whole lot of mess as betrayal runs rampant between best friends.
Terrell is sure to bring that Motown mystic to the stage by playing one of the few voices of reason that leaves you wondering “can I really trust my best friend?”
Well, can you?

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You’ll have to deal with my mug for at least a year on CBS3/ The CWPhilly

Proud to join the CW Crew!

I'm joining former Miss NJ Jessica Boyington on the CBS3 and CW 57 'Crew.'

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