Celebs flock to Revel’s grand opening, Beyonce concerts

Foo Fighter Dave Grohl (left) with fan Erdem Yoruk in Rittenhouse Square. Twitter.com/ErdemYorgun
Foo Fighter Dave Grohl (left) with fan Erdem Yoruk in Rittenhouse Square. Twitter.com/ErdemYorgun
Posted: May 30, 2012

Jennifer Hudson, who co-starred with Beyonce in "Dreamgirls," caught Beyonce’s concert Monday night at Revel in Atlantic City, the fourth straight night of concerts by the megastar. Queen Latifah also attended the show.

Kim Kardashian snuck off to Revel to see Beyonce’s Sunday-night concert before her own hosting gig at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Atlantic City, along with friend and fellow reality star Brittny Gastineau.

On Friday, Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland, "Smash" star Megan Hilty and model Selita Ebanks took in her show. The next night, Ravens running back Ray Rice and Norristown native-actress Maria Bello took in Beyonce’s show with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Celebrating Revel’s grand- opening weekend Sunday and also catching Beyonce were "SNL" players Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, a Penn grad, and "Boardwalk Empire" actor Michael K. Williams, whom many still think of as Omar from "The Wire."

Expected at Monday night’s show was a crew from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team including Hope Solo, Heather Mitts (and her husband, former Eagles QB A.J. Feeley), Heather O’Reilly and Lauren Cheney, girlfriend of Sixer Jrue Holiday.

Elsewhere in A.C.

Rapper Pitbull played a sold-out show at the Borgata, where Afrojack, who performs over Labor Day Weekend at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, also appeared Saturday night. Afrojack hung out Sunday at The Pool at Harrah’s.

Eagles Jason Babin and Trent Cole, along with Anthony Dixon of the 49ers, stopped Friday night at club Dusk inside Caesars, where they drank Ultimat and Ciroc Peach vodka and Rose champagne and hung out until closing time.

Out and about

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stopped for a late drink Friday at Smith & Wollensky at the Rittenhouse, where he was staying while in town for a wedding. Grohl was polite to fans who engaged him at the bar and in Rittenhouse Square, where he posed for pictures on Saturday afternoon.

Jerry Blavat brought his old pal Frankie Avalon for dinner the other night at Revolution House (2nd & Market), where the Geator is a regular and friend of owner Luca Sena. The pair ordered chef Luca Sena Jr.’s "Big Chicken," a huge roasted and brined bird usually only available with a day’s notice, but the house whipped up a quick order.

Sixers Spencer Hawes and Nikola Vucevic had Memorial Day breakfast together at Famous 4th Street Deli (4th & Bainbridge).

A ‘Reality Diva’ all right

"Real Housewives of New York" castmate Ramona Singer refused to pose for pictures with Drita D’Avanzo of "Mob Wives" and Tracy DiMarco of "Jerseylicious" Friday night at Parx in Bensalem despite appearing in the "Reality Divas" event/Q&A session at the 360 club. Singer left just after the event for the Hamptons, while D’Avanzo hung out at Parx Grill and played three-card poker. DiMarco ate at Parx Grill, played craps and roulette, and stayed until about 2 a.m., and also returned the next day for more roulette and lunch at Chickie’s & Pete’s.

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