Dan Gross: Sheinelle Jones preggers

Posted: February 15, 2012

DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS for Fox 29 "Good Day" anchor Sheinelle Jones, who revealed on-air yesterday that she is pregnant with twins.

Jones showed ultrasound photos of the babies during the show.

She and her husband, Uche Ojeh, have a son, Kayin, 2 1/2.

Jones is due in late summer.

* Speaking of "Good Day," Jones' co-host, Mike Jerrick, has been selected to host the 30th annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 at the Philadelphia Hilton on City Avenue.

He's a 10-time Emmy winner.

Really Fat Tuesday

Royersford's Bob "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt and Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas, the only female winner ever of SportsRadio 94WIP's Wing Bowl, compete with 10 other top-ranked competitive eaters in the world at the Fat Tuesday King Cake-Eating World Championship at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Showboat in Atlantic City.

Drexel Hill's Micah Collins and Downingtown's Sean "Flash" Gordon are also vying for the $2,000 prize for eating the most of the New Orleans dessert delicacy. The contest lasts 8 minutes.

Pantano anniversary

98.1 WOGL's Bob Pantano celebrates his 35th anniversary in radio with his Saturday Night Dance Party at the Adelphia (7650 Clements Bridge Road) in Deptford, N.J..

The show, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on 'OGL, will be simulcast on 96.1 WTTH at the Jersey shore and is scheduled to feature performances by The Trammps featuring Earl Young, and the Blue Notes.

Billy Paul, Russell Thompkins, Jr. of the Stylistics and other musicians are expected to help Pantano mark 35 years.

Bat mitzvah girl

Actress Mayim Bialyk, best known from "Blossom," the movie "Beaches" and now CBS' hit "The Big Bang Theory," will speak at the National Museum of American Jewish History March 25.

Her presentation is part of a series of programs the museum is presenting March 18-25 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the bat mitzvah.

A panel discussion about women coming of age and the history of the rite will preceed Bialyk's remarks. The event costs $10 for museum members and $15 for nonmembers. For more info, visit nmajh.org.

Moving to Upper Darby

LiveNation has moved the sold-out Gotye show scheduled for March 23 at the TLA to the same night at the Tower Theater. Radio 104.5, which has been playing the Australian singer's "Somebody That I Used to Know," is presenting the show. TLA ticket-holders will be admitted, but about 2,000 additional tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at LiveNation.com or in person at the Tower Theater box office.

Booking on Kirshner

Locally raised writer Rich Podolsky is just out with his first book, Don Kirshner: The Man With the Golden Ear, about the record producer and song publisher.

Singer Tony Orlando wrote the foreword, the People's Paper's Stu Bykofsky is quoted on the back cover and "Late Night with David Letterman" bandleader Paul Shaffer, who worked with Kirshner, has endorsed the book, Publisher is Hal Leonard Books.


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