Dan Gross: Octomom seeks ring foe

Posted: June 16, 2011

WHEN Nadya Suleman, who already had six children, had eight embryos implanted through in-vitro fertilization, her biggest opponent was common sense.

Now Suleman, better known as Octomom, is seeking a female opponent to fight with cartoonishly oversized boxing gloves, and headgear, in a 3-minute bout being billed as a Celebrity Wrestling match June 29 at Pennant East (141 Crescent) in Bellmawr, N.J.

Tickets are $20 and on sale through webtix.net. The event can also be watched online at battlecam. com, says promoter - you guessed it - Damon Feldman.

Suleman will take on any woman who is a nonprofessional or untrained boxer, Feldman says.

Interested candidates should email celebrityboxing@live.com.

Maybe Berks County's Kate Gosselin is up for a good, old-fashioned Battle of the Babymamas?

Out and about

* Phillies infielder and one-time pitcher

Wilson Valdez is making $560,000 this year but tipped only 50 cents on drinks he paid for with a $100 bill for himself just before last call at Time (1315 Sansom) after last Thursday's late-ending game against the Cubs.

* Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz celebrated

his birthday at Dusk inside Caesars Atlantic City Saturday night. He performed with his new band, the Black Cards, at the party, which featured a surprise set by Shwayze.

* Is developer Bart Blatstein branching

out from his Northern Liberties real-

estate hub? Yesterday, he and associates toured the Daily News/Inquirer building, which is up for sale.

* Andre Iguodala has been a regular at

Fuel (1225 Walnut), where owner Q102's Rocco says that the Sixers star sips on Fuel's Detox Smoothie, made with acai berry, almost every day.

* Flyers Hall of Famer Bob Clarke and

St. Joe's basketball star Jameer Nelson attended the Janie's Big Dream fundraiser at Spamps (16 E. 1st) in Conshohocken Monday afternoon. Nelson, now on the Orlando Magic, donated $1,000 for a crock-pot autographed by Clarke. Janie's Big Dream benefits local girl Janie Carbo, born in 2004 with the rare disorder Midas syndrome.

* Ardmore native and "The Office"

actress Kate Flannery partied with family and friends at Oh! Shea's (19th & Sansom) after she and her comedy partner, Scot Robinson, performed as The Lampshades at Helium (2031 Sansom). Many Flannerys attended the show, at which, we're told, her parents, Tom and Joan, seemed unfettered by their daughter's repeated references to camel-toe. In the past, the after-party would have been at the family bar, T.A. Flannery's (11 S. 21st), but it closed last spring after many years. The bar is now Rogues Gallery.

Selena Gomez at KOP Mall

Teen sensation Selena Gomez will be at the King of Prussia Mall Monday night for a Q&A session with Q102's Nicole Michalik, a/k/a Nic the Web Chick, while promoting her new movie, "Monte Carlo." Fans can show up at 2 p.m. for mini-makeovers. The actress/singer arrives at 6 p.m. for the Q&A. She'll also meet and greet Q102 contest winners.

Looks like Gomez, girlfriend of Justin Bieber, is feeling much better after recently being hospitalized following an appearance on the David Letterman show.

Two locals up for Miss USA

Good luck to Miss Pennyslvania USA Amber-Joi Watkins, a Penn grad and former Sixers dancer, and Haddonfield's Julianna White, a model with the Reinhard Model and Talent Agency, who represents New Jersey, at Sunday's Miss USA pageant, in Las Vegas. It airs at 9 on NBC.

Lennon art visits Manayunk

Yoko Ono presents "Imagine Peace," the artwork of John Lennon, this weekend at the former Propper Brothers Furniture space in Manayunk (Levering & Main). A portion of proceeds goes to Manayunk's North Light Community Center. The show runs 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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