Rabinowitz murder gets TV treatment Thursday

King of slots Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson (from left) unveiled the new Michael Jackson King of Pop video slot machines last Friday at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The three brothers performed with their sibling Jermaine at the hotel in a sold-out concert.
King of slots Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson (from left) unveiled the new Michael Jackson King of Pop video slot machines last Friday at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The three brothers performed with their sibling Jermaine at the hotel in a sold-out concert.
Posted: July 03, 2012

Remember Craig Rabinowitz, the con artist who killed his wife and then staged a drowning in the bathtub of their Merion home — all while spending money invested in his latex business that didn't exist on a Delilah's stripper named Summer?

The 1997 murder of Stefanie Rabinowitz will be covered at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Behind Mansion Walls."

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor, who was district attorney at the time, will be interviewed, as will medical examiner Dr. Ian Hood and Ken Englade, author of Everybody's Best Friend.

Former Daily News reporter Jim Nolan should have been included in that panel, as he dutifully and wonderfully covered the case in these pages.

Rabinowitz is serving life in prison. After briefly becoming a nude model and capitalizing on her notoriety from this case, Summer, a/k/a Shannon Reinhart, faded away.

‘Paranoia' needs extras

Wanna be in a movie with Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth?

Heery Casting seeks extras, men and women of all ethnicities, ages 20-65, for background roles in "Paranoia," a corporate espionage thriller by "Legally Blonde" director Robert Luketic that is scheduled to begin filming in town in late July.

Casting agent Diane Heery says most scenes require "slick, upscale business people," and they also need the "hip and cool-beautiful people" crowd for some nightclub scenes. For more info, visit heerycasting.com.

Brandy added to next fest

R&B singer Brandy, who performed two Whitney Houston songs during a tribute at Sunday's "BET Awards," has been added to the lineup of the upcoming Global Fusion Festival. She'll perform July 21 as part of PECO's Multicultural Festival Series at Penn's Landing.

The show also features Elle Varner, Luke James and Kenny Lattimore and takes place in conjunction with the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. For more info, visit GlobalFusionFestival.com.

Happy birthday, Geator

Weekend power outages in Margate, N.J., caused Memories (Amherst & Madison) to be closed on a Saturday for the first time in its 40-year history. Owner Jerry Blavat celebrates his 72nd birthday there Tuesday night with a big bash featuring himself and local DJ Eddie Tully.

Out and about

Olympian Bruce Jenner cracked up the crowd at the 360 club at Parx Casino Saturday when he was introduced to speak and a photo of him winning a gold medal was shown on a big screen.

"Hi, Parx Casino, the best part of that video is that none of the girls are in it," Jenner said, referring to the Kardashian women. Jenner is married to Kris Jenner, and told a Parx staffer that the girls were annoyed he was there because stepdaughter Kourtney is getting ready to have her second baby and Jenner's job is watching her son, Mason, all the while they keep shooting E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis appeared at Parx Friday and presented $10,000 to the slots tournament winner. He'll soon head to the London Olympics.

Carla Gugino, in town shooting USA's "Political Animals," premiering July 15, took a stroll around Washington Square Sunday night, where the actress was recognized by a few fans.

Darren Daulton, a young woman and another couple dined upstairs Sunday night at Ralph's (760 S. 9th), where they enjoyed pasta and fish dishes and a few carafes of wine. Dutch, who now hosts a radio show for 97.5 The Fanatic, took pics with a few fans.

Rap legend Schoolly D enjoyed an al fresco dinner with a female companion a few nights back at Caribou Cafe (1126 Walnut).

Croce buries pirate treasure

Pirate-loving former Sixers president Pat Croce hid 17th-century treasures aboard a World War II ship off Sanibel Island on Florida's Southwest coast that was sunk Monday to create a fishing and diving spot.

The treasures, from Croce's Pirate Soul museum, are a gift for whatever scuba diver gets down to them first.

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