Dan Gross: FredEx on 'Matchmaker'

Posted: July 27, 2010

FREDDIE MITCHELL is looking for love.

Look for the former Eagles wide receiver this fall on an episode of Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker," for which he was spotted over the weekend shooting a date scene at New York hot spot lounge Polar, inside the Marcel Hotel at Gramercy.

Bryn Mawr poker pro and millionaire, Beth Shak taped a date at the Borgata for "Millionaire Matchmaker" recently.

Local comic Rod "Goat" Sperling also shot for an upcoming episode.

A woman who wanted to meet a comedian enlisted help from the show's matchmaking host Patti Stanger and Sperling was among a dozen comics who met her at Caroline's in New York.

A Bravo spokeswoman declined comment on any upcoming episodes of the program, which returns in the fall.

Audrina's airport drama

Somebody took Audrina Patridge's luggage, apparently by mistake, at PHL airport Saturday after the "Hills" star flew into town for an Atlantic City appearance. The bag was later returned to US Airways, and to Patridge, who shopped at The Pier Shops at Caesars in preparation for her party-hosting gig that night at Dusk.

Patridge had dinner at Mia, stopped by the new Toga bar at Caesars and took pictures with fans before partying at Dusk, where she sipped Ultimat vodka.

Jill Scott supports her sax man

Soulful songbird Jill Scott stopped by Chris' Jazz Cafe (1421 Sansom) Saturday night to watch her saxophone player Chris Farr, who was a last-minute headliner.

Scott, sporting a new, short hairdo, went for short ribs and cheesy grits, which she enjoyed so much that she kissed bar owner Mark DeNinno.

Kitchen staff went to borrow asparagus from the Union League after Scott ordered it and they didn't have any.

Alex and Simon do 'Good Day'

Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York" will be live in studio from 7 to 10 this morning on Fox 29, where McCord will debut a new look.

Fox's Jennaphr Frederick struck up a Twitter relationship with McCord and wrangled the couple, who recently published a book on parenting, "Little Kids, Big City," to come down for a few hours.

McCord is the director of creative operations for Second Time Around (1728 Chestnut) and several other STA stores around the country.

Local face on 'Louie' tonight

Actress Sylvia Kauders, who's up for re-election for vice president of the Philadelphia Branch of Screen Actors Guild, will be on TV a lot this week. At 11 tonight she'll be seen on the FX comedy "Louie," starring comedian Louis C.K. Kauders also can be seen on a commercial for the Latino Independent Film Festival.

Coach flies first class

Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy sported an Owls polo shirt in first class Sunday on a US Airways flight from Orlando.

Missy Stein off-air at WHAT

WHAT 1340 AM host Missy Stein, who worked from 9 to 10 a.m. weekdays, was let go from the mostly music station yesterday morning.

You may have seen Stein talking about her battle with breast cancer in a series with NBC10's Tracy Davidson.

Get your giggle on with Cosby

Longtime Jell-O pitchman Bill Cosby will help judge the "Give it a Giggle," contest. A mobile recording studio is stopping in town from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Square (200 N. 6th), where people are invited to come and giggle. Audition online at hellojelloaudition.com.

Cosby has launched a Web series, "OBKB," in which he interviews 6- to 11-year-olds.

Voting this fall will pare down gigglers, and the winner will giggle with the Cos.

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