Dan Gross: Fists in the forecast

Posted: August 04, 2011

DON'T MESS with 6ABC's meteorologists. Cecily Tynan and Adam Joseph have begun taking boxing lessons from former Daily News Sexy Single "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez at his Joltin' Jabs (4303 Main) in Manayunk.

A proposal for Ashley

Philadelphia Sports Club is offering "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert a free membership for the duration of her engagement to J.P. Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum is already a member at New York Sports Club, which, like PSC, is owned by Town Sports International. His membership is gratis during the engagement, too. Hebert is finishing up her studies at Penn's dental school. If their engagement lasts as long as those of previous reality-show couples, the offer will be good for a few weeks at least.

OUT AND ABOUT Musician Gavin Rossdale of Bush, a/k/a Gwen Stefani's hubby, dined at Parc on Rittenhouse Square last night. He's at the House of Blues in Atlantic City tonight. James Van Der Beek lunched at Fuel (1225 Walnut) yesterday. The actor, here shooting "Backwards," had chicken lettuce wraps and a roasted turkey panini, and posed for photos with women in the restaurant, owned by Q102's Rocco. R&B singer Keri Hilson was at Children's Hospital Friday for an interview by a patient in The Voice, the center donated by "American Idol"'s Ryan Seacrest.

Drayton sticking with Fox

Fox 29 anchor Thomas Drayton has just signed a multiyear contract to stay at the station. He anchors the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. We hear News Director Steve Schwaid, who started Monday, will soon pick a female co-anchor for those slots.

Westwood's local gear

Pro golfer Lee Westwood is now endorsing the Balanced Golfer created by Bensalem's Jim Rosa


Westwood just shot an infomercial for the device, a balance board you stand on while practicing your swing. The spot should begin airing in a few weeks. You can learn more at: thebalanced golfer.com.

Geator book-signing

If you missed him at the Free Library Monday, Jerry Blavat signs his new book, "You Only Rock Once," by Running Press, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ten Pennies Florist (1921 S. Broad).

Geator-style show

The Sensational Soul Cruisers perform a free show at 6:30 Friday evening at Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown, followed by fireworks. It's being sponsored by the Penn Treaty Special Services District.

Lewis at rehab gala

Comedian Richard Lewis, always amusing on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," will headline Livengrin's 45th-anniversary gala Sept. 22 at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building. Lewis will talk about his own battle with alcohol and drugs. Livengrin, in Bensalem, has been a substance-abuse treatment center since 1966. Dr. A. Thomas McLellan of the University of Pennsylvania, former deputy director of the National Office for Drug Control Policy in the Obama administration, receives the S.F. Hansell Award for Excellence in Addiction Treatment. For info, visit livengrin.org or call 215-638-5200.

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