‘Malcolm’ star now a rock drummer

Frankie Muniz arrives at the premiere of "John Carter" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. "John Carter" opens in theaters March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Frankie Muniz arrives at the premiere of "John Carter" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. "John Carter" opens in theaters March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Posted: April 17, 2012

THAT DRUMMER sure looked familiar.

“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz played his third show with central Pennsylvania indie rock band Kingsfoil Sunday night at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut).

Muniz and Co. opened for D&M at their CD-release party for “Wait for Me.” D&M are Drexel students Danny Fornasa and Matt Klahre, the latter of whom is interning at Matthew Vlahos PR and working on the Philadelphia Science Festival and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Franklin Institute. D&M recently played SXSW in Austin, Texas.


Actor Terrence Howard was stylin’ in a pink, button-down shirt and fedora as he sat on an Acela train from Washington to 30th Street Station Monday afternoon. He was carrying a guitar case and accompanied by a young brunette.

Daryl Hall had sandwich mogul Tony Luke Jr. perform his “Cheesesteak Anthem” Saturday night at the “Live at Daryl’s House” show at the Borgata’s Music Box theater.

Luke performed on a custom guitar from Bensalem-based Ibanez. Afterward, he handed out coupons for his Borgata location and CD copies of the song he wrote with Skip Denenberg.Denenberg, meanwhile, performs on “Mull of Kintyre” with Charlie Gracie, the benefit single for the Philadelphia Police and Firefighters Pipes and Drums band. Both singles, recorded by George Manney, are available from CDBaby.com.

Mets pitcher Johan Santana called limo-driver-to-the-stars Big Penny to bring his family to Dave & Buster’s (325 N. Columbus), where they spent about four hours together Saturday.

Charitably minded

A double date with Eagles wide receivers Chad Hall and Riley Cooper is up for auction at the 12th annual Bear Affair benefiting the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance April 26 at the Crystal Tea Room. The meal for four would be at Marc Vetri’s Amis (412 S. 13th) or Osteria (640 N. Broad). Tickets for the event, which helps sexually abused children, are $85 or two for $150. Info and a list of the many auction items can be found at tinyurl.com/bearaffair.

The Hepatitis B Foundation of Doylestown will honor Howard Koh, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with its Baruch S. Blumberg Prize on April 27. The honor will be bestowed at the foundation’s annual Crystal Ball at the PineCrest Country Club in Lansdale. KYW NewsRadio’s Brad Segall will emcee the event. For info, visit hepb.org.

Vids about Philly fans

Katie Kohler, former stand-up comedian, is now writing scripts for YouTube videos “Sh!t Philly Fans Say.” The videos feature local comedians Chris Smith, Bob Marsdale and Sidney Gantt joking about the passion of Philly sports fans. For more info on Kohler, visit ­ CheesesteakPrincess.com.

Booked at the market

Authors Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, sign copies of their newest books The Lost Years and Gypped from 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 at Wegmans (2100 Route 70 West) in Cherry Hill, where both books are on sale. n

Read Dan’s latest at PhillyGossip.com, email DGross@phillynews.com, call 215-854-5963 or follow him on Twitter @PhillyGossip. For recent columns: philly.com/dangross.

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