Dan Gross: Feathers will fly at Feldman's newest fight

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee will hit the ring for a Feldman-produced pillow fight.
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee will hit the ring for a Feldman-produced pillow fight.
Posted: January 04, 2012

MICHELLE "BOMBSHELL" McGEE, the tattooed trollop who slept with Sandra Bullock's then-husband, Jesse James, will pillow-fight Delaware County tattoo model Rita Rampage on Friday at the Deck (101 Taylor) in Essington.

The event is the first of the new Pillow Fighting League and features three other bouts. Who could possibly be behind such a ridiculous event? You guessed it . . . Damon Feldman. Feldman is not legally allowed to promote boxing events in Pennsylvania after being convicted of promoting fights without a license, but pillow fighting is not yet regulated by the state. Tickets are $15 at the door for Friday's event, which kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

The combatants will appear at a news conference at 7:30 tomorrow night at the Legendary Dobbs (304 South).

Roots looking Fly-er

Pro League Authentics (13th & Walnut) was responsible for decking out the Roots in Flyers apparel for the group's Winter Classic performances. Owner Ray Jannelli says the store will also supply varsity jackets for NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on which the hometown hip-hop heroes serve as the house band.


Rangers coach John Tortorella and a party of seven dined Saturday night at Ralph's (760 S. 9th), where he went for lasagna with meatballs. The party sat upstairs and sipped Sambuca. Tortorella graciously posed for pictures and chatted up staff.

* Singer/songwriter Amos Lee

rang in the new year at the TLA (334 South), where Good Old War headlined.

Damage control

Hot 107.9 evening host DJ Damage has become a regular contributor to BET's "106 & Park."

The North Philadelphia native and Temple grad, born Abdul Muhammad, was in Miami taping a BET New Year's Eve special and will be in New York about twice a month taping episodes of the popular hip-hop program. He started deejaying as an eighth-grader at Girard College High School and worked for two years at 100.3 the Beat before Radio One moved its rap station to 107.9 in October.

Charitably minded

Phillies all-star centerfielder Shane Victorino and wife Melissa will rededicate the newly renovated Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club (18th & Hunting Park) tomorrow afternoon and will welcome the first members of the after-school facility. The Shane Victorino Foundation donated close to $1 million to the center, which begins its programs later this month.

The Flyin' Hawaiian has also donated a package for auction at the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's Lemon Ball on Jan. 14 at the Downtown Marriott (12th & Market). Four tickets to a game, a signed jersey, dinner in the Diamond Club and game-worn batting gloves are among his auction package. The Lemon Ball is being hosted by New Jersey Nets GM Billy King and wife Melanie, along with Liz and Jay Scott. CBS 3 anchor Chris May co-hosts the event with Tracy Smith of CBS News. CBS 3's Nicole Brewer hosts the Lemon Lite from 10 to midnight, which, at $125 per person/$200 per couple, is a less-expensive alternative to the gala admission of $250 per person. For tickets or info, visit alexslemonade.org.

Call him Chuckles

Daily News features writer Chuck Darrow performs a stand-up set Saturday night at Sarcasm inside the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza. He's sharing a bill with Dave "The Hammer" Schultz and headliner Billy Terrell, veteran record producer.

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