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Boldface Oct. 8: A.D. Amorosi rounds up the local gossip

Questlove of The Roots joined the Philly Love Fest celebrating Uniqlo’s official opening  this weekend with a lengthy DJ set at Smith Memorial Playground. / HughE Dillon Questlove of The Roots joined the Philly Love Fest celebrating Uniqlo’s official opening
this weekend with a lengthy DJ set at Smith Memorial Playground. / HughE Dillon

Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” is losing Teresa Giudice to prison, but will there be another “RHO” in the tristate area? One area public relations exec and one girlfriend of a Philly film honcho — both staying anonymous, as they’ve been sworn to secrecy — have been contacted about being “Real Housewives of Philadelphia.” Stay tuned.

Speaking of Philly public relations women, congrats to Nicole Cashman, head of Cashman & Associates, on the birth of her son with DJ/entrepreneur Nigel Richards: Nigel Jett Richards.

It looks like onetime Underground Arts bar manager Jesse Andreozzi is staying underground, joining up with Brü Craft & Wurst owner Teddy Sourias for BRU’s long-discussed basement project, U-Bahn. Now set for a November opening, the subway-themed spot features “local cocktails, local beers, local live bands” with a small stage and nearly 3,500 square feet of stone and reclaimed wood decor.

After 20 years of being the East Coast’s young rockabilly capital, Glenside’s Blue Comet dropped its rockabilly Sundays and jazz jam Saturdays (for now) for more of a culinary edge. Nearby Plush Nightspot also dropped rockabilly nights to become Osteria Calabria, an Italian cafe at the hands of “Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer.

Seen onthe scene

• Fox29’s Mike Jerrick joined forces with DA Seth Williams’ Second Chance Foundation for the “Ya Gotta Try This Tasting Party” at the Independence Visitors Center. The party raised over $20,000 for disadvantaged youth — a pretty good score for its first year.

• Philly’s young pitching phenom Mo’ne Davis met up with Spike Lee over the weekend at the Art Museum steps and the Marian Anderson Rec Center. The Taney Dragon and the film director shot interview material for an upcoming documentary on Davis.

• No word on why she was here, but comedian/actress Janeane Garofalo was spied buzzing between Hard Rock Cafe and Bank & Bourbon, across from each other on Market Street.

 

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