Dan Gross: Ravens QB Flacco goes long with his longtime GF

QB Flacco: Weds longtime girlfriend.
QB Flacco: Weds longtime girlfriend. (Associated Press)
Posted: June 30, 2011

BALTIMORE RAVENS quarterback Joe Flacco and his longtime girlfriend Dana Grady married Saturday at Church of the Holy Saviour in Westmont, N.J. The Aubudon High School sweethearts tied the knot in front of about 300 guests and later partied at a reception at the Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing.

Flacco, 26, and Grady, 26, an X-ray technician at Cooper Hospital, have been together for about nine years and were long distance while he went to college at both Pitt and Delaware and she studied at Rider. The couple were registered at Crate & Barrel and Macy's.

Utley's mom

confirms pregnancy

Chase Utley's mother has confirmed what we reported three weeks ago, that the Phillies star and his animal-activist bride Jen are expecting their first child. Neither Chase nor Jen has commented on the pregnancy, but when Terrell Utley was interviewed on yesterday's B101's Tiffany and Michael in the Morning show, the future grandmother was happy to confirm what the hosts said they'd learned from our column. "Now I can actually walk into a baby store," an excited and proud Mama Utley told Tiffany Hill and Bill Tafrow, fill-ins for vacationing Michael Chew.

'Sunny' shoot at the Prep

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" shot yesterday at St. Joe's Prep, alma mater of show star/creator Rob McElhenney, a South Philly native. McElhenney has visited the school a few times in recent years but this is the first time the FX sitcom shot there. Eagles Kurt Coleman and Austin Howard spent a day shooting non-speaking roles a few days back and took pictures with the cast.

* Speaking of "Sunny," actor Charlie Day will be seen in "Horrible Bosses," opening July 8. To promote the comedy, Mix 106.1 will treat the first 106 people to land at Rita's (3601 Bristol Road) in Bensalem between 6 and 8 tonight to a free water ice.

DeSean drops $$$ in Hollywood

While many locked-out NFL players are saving their scratch, DeSean Jackson continues to make it rain. The Eagles wide receiver and his entourage apparently spent $10,000 at one club, The Colony, in Hollywood, and another $15,000 elsewhere while partying Monday night, if boastful tweets from Jackson and Kid Cali, a rapper on his label, are to be believed. Both tweeted a photo of the $10,000 receipt, though Jackson later removed his post.

Out and about

* Actor/filmmaker Michael Rapaport picked up some Sixers and Eagles gear at Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) while in town doing press for his documentary "Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." Rapaport, who rocked a Sixers cap most of the afternoon, wanted a roast pork sandwich and ended up eating one, with provolone and broccoli rabe, from DiNic's Roast Pork at the Reading Terminal Market. His hip-hop doc opens July 22 at the Ritz Five (214 Walnut) and the Rave theater in Voorhees, N.J.

* Red Sox pitcherJosh Beckett, who lost to the Phillies Tuesday, had a burger over lunch with another man at Smith & Wollensky at the Rittenhouse yesterday.

* Monday night, Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and a female companion went for cheesesteak spring rolls, steaks, pasta and desserts at Davio's (111 S. 17th).

Golfers serve for kids

PGA golfers including Ricky Barnes, Charley Hoffman, Webb Simpson and Tommy Gainey joined golf pro Jim Furyk at Morton's King of Prussia Tuesday for his celebrity-server night to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and CHOP. Scott Stallings, William McGirt, Bobby Gates and Furyk's caddy Mike "Fluff" Cowan also took part, but we're told the best server was Spencer Levin, who was very attentive to his tables.

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