DeSean Jackson, rapper Freeway rhyme at Lancaster club

Eagle DeSean Jackson (left) with Freeway at the Village Club. MALCOLM TREASURE
Eagle DeSean Jackson (left) with Freeway at the Village Club. MALCOLM TREASURE
Posted: July 03, 2012

EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson joined Philly rapper Freeway onstage Thursday night at The Village Club in Lancaster and performed a song that seemed to amp up the crowd. It's not Jackson's first foray into hip-hop: He also rhymed on a Gillie Da Kid track along with Sixer Lou Williams.

‘Top Chef' heading to New York City?

"Top Chef" fan favorite and Somerton native Jennifer Carroll applied for a liquor license on a restaurant space in New York, EaterPhilly.com reported Friday afternoon.

Carroll, who announced a few months back her intention to open a restaurant in Philadelphia called Concrete Blonde, confirmed for Eater Philly that she had applied for a license at 33 Greenwich St. in the West Village, but did not say whether that was for Concrete Blonde or another project.

Recently, Carroll, who did not return a request for comment Friday, was followed by Bravo cameras for a show called "Life After Top Chef," following her and three other alums of the popular reality show as they try to open their own restaurants in their respective cities.

CBS 3's Kate Bilo expecting

CBS 3 meteorologist Kate Bilo announced Thursday while guest-hosting CBS' "The Talk" from Los Angeles alongside Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood that she is due in December with her second child. Bilo and husband Scott have a young son. The Phoenixville native and Penn State grad was one of five CBS weather anchors nationwide who were picked to fill in for the vacationing Julie Chen on the daytime talk show.

Out and about

Singer Mary J. Blige hung out with a large group at Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque club at Revel in Atlantic City Saturday night. The DJ played a few of her songs and Kane gave her the microphone a few times — she thanked the crowd and gave a few shout-outs and birthday wishes to friends.

Blige performed this weekend at Caesars Atlantic City and also partied in a VIP area at Caesars Toga Bar, where she sipped Ciroc Coconut, Grey Goose and Patron Silver with friends.

"Bones" star David Boreanaz played Saturday afternoon in a charity hockey tournament at Skate Zone in Pennsauken. The event was a benefit for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, to which we hear Boreanaz, a Malvern Prep graduate, donated $1,000. Four local media types served as captains for the teams, CSNPhilly.com Flyers writer Sarah Baicker, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post, Dustin Leed from Lancaster and hockey blogger Eklund. Boreanaz played on Isaac's team for a game but had to leave early.

While he was there, however, there was no shortage of young girls asking the actor to pose for pictures.

The former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" actor wore Flyers gear he got when he practiced with the team last season in California. He's also a friend of former Flyer Mike Richards, whom he just watched help win the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.

A.C. activity

Atlantic City's new Revel will preview its upcoming four-level nightclub HQ beginning this weekend. DJ Tony Arzadon will spin the club's main room on Saturday and DJs such as A-Trak, Calvin Harris, Chromeo and Roger Sanchez will perform throughout the summer, leading up to the grand opening of all four levels in September. HQ is designed by New York nightlife players EMM Group and Angel Management Group, which has 15 properties in Las Vegas.

Philly pics in new Zevon book

George Gruel, longtime sidekick and photographer of Warren Zevon, has a new book out called Lawyers Guns & Photos: Photographs and Tales of My Adventures with Warren Zevon. The book features many photos of Zevon and longtime Philly DJ Anita Gevinson, whom Zevon dated and lived with for a few years in the 1970s. Gruel is also helping Gevinson with her own book, You Turn Me On. I'm a Radio: My Wild Rock N' Roll Life. For more info on the Zevon book, visit biggorillabooks.com.

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