Dan Gross: McNabb & wife score twins - a boy & a girl

Donovan McNabb: Reasons 2 smile
Donovan McNabb: Reasons 2 smile
Posted: December 03, 2008

CONGRATS to Donovan McNabb and wife Roxie, who welcomed twins early yesterday.

As NBC 10's John Clark was first to report, the babies, who have a 4-year-old sister, Alexis, are a boy and a girl. No names or birth weights are yet revealed, but McNabb is expected to discuss the happy news today at his regular weekly press conference.

Reached yesterday, McNabb's spokesman Rich Burg declined to comment on the bundles of joy.

Out and about

* California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger laughed off fans' requests for him to say "I'll be back" or asking when his next movie was coming out while he and a large security detail stopped in at Starbucks (12th & Walnut) to grab a coffee. "Dude is pretty big and wears a ton of makeup," says our tipster about Schwarzenegger's appearance.

He is in town for the National Governors Association meeting.

* Vice President-elect Joe Biden, also in town for the governors confab, went for lunch yesterday at Dante & Luigi (762 S. 10th).

* Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich dined Monday with staff at Ralph's (760 S. 9th). The table ordered veal and chicken parmigiania and fettucine Alfredo.

* "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up Warren Sapp dined a couple of nights back at Mel's (201 Jefferson) in Belmont Hills. The former NFL star is in town weekly working on "Inside the NFL," which tapes in the area. Sapp ate at the bar at Mel's and was quite gracious to customers who lined up to take pictures with him.

* "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Rob McElhenney did some old-school sightseeing Saturday. The South Philly native toured the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch), where some smitten fans pointed and giggled at him. We're told McElhenney was "pretty awesome" to fans who came over to say hello.

* Wired 96.5's G-N Kang will be among the crowd at 8 tonight as BreastCancer.org hosts the Fashion in Public benefit for research and treatment of the disease at Public House (18th & Cherry).

Canseco/Bonaduce fight moved

The battle between 94 WYSP morning host Danny Bonaduce and Bad Boy of Baseball Jose Canseco has been pushed back a week. The pair will now square off Jan. 24 at Ice Works (3100 W. Dutton Mill) in Aston, as part of a card that now features wrestler Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake against Delaware County's Tom "TR" Robinson. For more info, visit CelebrityBoxing.tv.

Philly guys behind A&E show

South Philadelphia High graduate Vincent Scarza and Simon Gratz grad Stuart Goodman are two of the executive producers behind A&E's new reality drama "Manhunter: Fugitive Task Force," which premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday and follows the elite members of the NY/NJ Division of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Scarza started in television at WHYY and also worked with radio veteran Sid Mark. His production credits include 1985's "Live Aid" broadcast. He and Goodman, who also boasts a long list of credits, now both live and work in New York.

'Idol' alums 'Ain't Misbehavin' '

"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will star in a weekend engagement of "Ain't Misbehavin' " Jan. 9-11 at the Academy of Music. Tickets, available by calling 215-731-3333 or at kimmelcenter.org, are $28-$100 for the musical, which also features "Idol" contestants Frenchie Davis and Trenyce Cobbins.*

Visit PhillyGossip.com for Dan's latest stories. Have a tip? Call 215-854-5963, or e-mail grossd@phillynews.com. For recent columns, visit go.philly.com/dangross.

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