Dan Gross: 'Blair Witch' gang to reunite in N.J.

Posted: February 16, 2012

UPPER DARBY native actress Heather Donahue will reunite with her "Blair Witch Project" co-stars Michael C. Williams and Josh Leonard at the Monster-Mania convention, March 9-11, at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza.

The cast will sign autographs each day and, on March 10, answer questions from the audience about their 1999 hit film.

As we reported recently, Donahue quit acting, sold all her movie memorabilia except for her blue ski cap from "Blair Witch," and began farming medical marijuana in northern California. She documented that adventure in a memoir, GrowGirl.

Also scheduled to appear at the convention are Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies; John Hughes' movie regular Anthony Michael Hall; Kristin Bauer from HBO's "True Blood"; and Alex Winter, who co-starred with Keanu Reeves in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and who is known to horror fans from "The Lost Boys." Also on tap are David Prowse, the body of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," and Michael Rooker, Chandler Riggs, Irone Singleton and Madison Lintz from AMC zombie-drama "The Walking Dead."

For info, monstermania.net.

Big 'Jeopardy' win

Mount Airy native Sarah Bart finished second and took home $50,000 on Tuesday's College "Jeopardy" finals.

The Central High School grad and Goucher College senior told us yesterday that she saw hostile Philly.com comments and Twitter posts about her since Monday's show, when she said her dream job was to become GM of the New York Mets.

Her lawyer-father, Jonathan Bart, who grew up in Queens, turned her into a Mets fan.

Bart told us yesterday that the Mets contacted her and offered an internship. "I will definitely take them up on it," she says, hoping the position parlays itself into a paid job with the team. Bart, 22, says she watches every Mets game, "even though they usually turn out horribly."

As for her winnings, Bart says she's planning a trip to London over spring break, and "it will be nice to have some spending money." Bart says her "Jeopardy" appearances have inspired "so many comments on Facebook from people I didn't even know I was friends with."

Parx's proposal

Bensalem's Matt Friend got an idea when he and his girlfriend, Ashley Smith, visited Parx Casino for the first time a few months ago.

He asked the casino whether it could help him propose to his girlfriend, who's also from Bensalem, on Valentine's Day by printing a message on one of Parx's giant outside screens. The casino was glad to help, and Friend gathered family and friends Tuesday night, when he popped the question. Smith said yes, after which the casino hosted the couple at its Parx Grill steakhouse.

Pooch partner

PoochMan, former host on 103.9 The Beat, has become part owner of PCRadioLive.com, on which he hosts the "Burnt Toast & Coffee" morning show from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.

"I'm trying to get my Jay-Z and Ryan Seacrest on at the same time," says Pooch, born Derek Frith, of investing in the site.


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