Dan Gross: 'Eddie Munster,' girlfriend split

Posted: November 02, 2010

BUTCH PATRICK, who played Eddie Munster on "The Munsters," and former Eagles cheerleader Donna McCall have broken up.

We reported in July that the actor had moved to West Chester to live with McCall, with whom he corresponded as a child star.

"We had always planned to take one day at a time with our relationship," McCall told us yesterday. "I came to the realization that his decision-making and lifestyle choices were not compatible with mine."

McCall, who is now retired, attended the 35th anniversary of the Philadelphia Bell cheerleaders at Chickie's & Pete's (1526 Packer).

She danced for the Bell in 1974-75 while studying at what is now the University of the Sciences. She cheered for the Eagles from 1976-78.

Patrick, who moved from Florida to be with McCall, said yesterday he expects to move back to Florida but to spend his spring and summers in New Jersey, where he's made a lot of friends. "Donna's a great gal, but it just didn't work out," he said of the split.

Halloween in A.C.

Jenni "JWoww" Farley of "Jersey Shore" and fashion designer Richie Rich did shots of Jagermeister and drank Red Bull and Grey Goose Saturday night in the VIP section at Dusk at Caesars Atlantic City, where JWoww hosted a costume contest.

The contest featured a guy in drag as JWoww but, alas, it was a female dressed as JWoww's pal Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who won the grand prize.

* Singer Ray Parker Jr. surprised the

crowd at Resorts' Boogie Nights club's Halloween party Saturday and performed his hit "Ghostbusters."

* Actors Kellan Lutz and Joe Manga-

niello, who both play vampires, partied over the weekend at the Borgata along with DJs Samantha Ronson, Rev. Run and Ruckus. Lutz, of "Twilight," caught up with co-star Noot Seear at chef Michael Schulson's Izakaya, and dressed as a boxer to announce costume- contest winners Saturday at Gypsy Bar, MIXX and mur.mur, where he chilled with Ronson. On Sunday, Manganiello, of "True Blood," had dinner at Bobby Flay Steak with fiancee Audra Marie before heading to Mixx.

He dressed as a 1920s gangster, she a flapper.

Speaking of 'Jersey Shore'

"Jersey Shore" cast mate Angelina

Pivarnick, who twice prematurely exited the show's taping, probably lowering her appearance fees, will be in a "Big Bang Wrestling" event Dec. 4 at the Casbah inside the Trump Taj Mahal in A.C.

Pivarnick takes on Kerry Schwartz, of VH1's "Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair," at the Damon Feldman-promoted event. Several other wrestling bouts will be featured. For information and tickets visit webtix.net.

Ryan Howard's Halloween chili

Ryan Howard; his son, Darian, 9, and Howard's Eagles cheerleader girlfriend Krystle Campbell shopped Sunday for chili ingredients at Whole Foods in the Plymouth Meeting Mall. The Phillies slugger was friendly to all who approached and thanked him for a great season.

Mort Crim helps rescue boy

Onetime KYW-TV anchor Mort Crim made headlines last week in Indianapolis, where he helped a police officer rescue a 5-year-old boy who fell into a pond. Crim, now retired from TV news, lives outside Detroit and runs his own communications and marketing firm.

Baller writes book

The Rev. Kevin Benton, the Public League's top basketball senior in 1990 for Mastbaum Tech and who later played at Delaware and Liberty, as well as overseas, has written a book, "Field Trip to Hell." He tells People Paper sportswriter Ted Silary that it is "autobiographical, theological and Christian fiction." The book, which includes anecdotes about such Philly hoops legends as Sonny Hill, Rasheed Wallace and Aaron McKie, is now available in stores and at BN.com and Amazon.com. For more info on Benton and the book, visit kevinbentonministries.com.

Visit PhillyGossip.com for Dan's latest updates or follow PhillyGossip on Twitter. 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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