Dan Gross: Amy Fisher: Stripping, boxing locally this week

"Long Island Lolita": In town this week.
"Long Island Lolita": In town this week.
Posted: September 13, 2011

ONCE YOU'VE GONE to prison, made porn films and been on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," collaborating with Damon Feldman seems a logical career trajectory.

Amy Fisher, who went to prison for shooting her boyfriend's wife in the face long before she launched her porn career, will be dancing at the Oasis Gentlemen's Club (5200 Essington) from Thursday to Saturday. On Friday she will be taking boxing lessons from Feldman in preparation for an upcoming match she's fighting out of town.

Feldman, who can no longer promote fights legally in Pennsylvania, says he's only training boxers now. The former fighter, nicknamed the "Jewish Bomber," is offering his services to all comers. Call 484-318-6133. He'll train Fisher on Friday afternoon at the Feldman Boxing Center at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall.


* Rapper/actor Mos Def went largely unnoticed Sunday afternoon on US Airways Flight 1256 from New Orleans to PHL.

* Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and family took in the Union's match against the Portland Timbers on Saturday at PPL Park.

* Eagles defensive end Jason Babin and a female companion lunched yesterday at Smith & Wollensky at the Rittenhouse, where Babin put away a 28-ounce ribeye.

Fashionably minded

Looks from 611 Lifestyle, Paula Hian, Irina Sigal, Duke + Winston and Denim Habit will be featured in the Philadelphia Collection kickoff fashion show tomorrow night at Valanni (1229 Spruce). The show, called Project Valanni, starts at 10 p.m. and is emceed by Arthur Kade, who has gone from writing a self-absorbed blog at ArthurKade.com to posting celebrity interviews there.

Your Humble Narrator is among the judges, along with Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal, Julie Davis of NBC's "The Feast," and Monica Weymouth of Metro. Each judge will pick his or her favorite look from the show, which takes place along Spruce between Camac and 13th.

* Fox 29's John Bolaris, state Sen. Mike Stack, NBC 10's Justin Pizzi and rapper Dice Raw will model in the MenzFit fourth annual Celebration Auction and Celebrity Fashion Show from 6 to 9:30 Thursday night at the Dockside (717 S. Columbus). Dice Raw is appearing in the movie "Relasume (The Relationship Resume)," now shooting in the area, and its director, David Powell III, and actors Anthony Horton and Keith Sgrillo will model. The show, sponsored by Brooks Brothers, is being emceed by the film's producer, Jennifer Layne Park. MenzFit provides interview clothing and career-development services to those seeking work. Tickets are $65 at menzfit.org or $75 at the door.

Honorable mention

The Professional Women's Roundtable presents its PoWeR award to Ahmeenah Young, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, at its ninth-anniversary event on Sept. 21. The PoWeR award annually honors a woman in the Greater Philadelphia region who has shown a commitment to helping junior women advance in their careers, as well as a dedication to her profession and community. Tickets for the 6-to-8 p.m. event at the Union League are $25-$45 for members or $55 for nonmembers. For info or to R.S.V.P., call 215-628-9844 or email BKoroncai@barrpino.com.

Lecture circuit

Daily News assistant news editor Karin Berry, who writes family-history articles for TheRoot.com and teaches a genealogy class for Mount Airy Learning Tree, will speak at 7 tonight about using the Internet to find African-American ancestors at Community College of Philadelphia's West Philadelphia Center (4725 Chestnut).

* TV and radio blogger Laura Nachman (lauranachman.net) gives a talk called "What Will We Do Without Oprah" at 6:30 tomorrow night at the National Liberty Museum. Free, but you must reserve a spot. Call 215-925-2800.

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