Harrison Ford dines at R2L
Harrison Ford and "Paranoia" director Robert Luketic were among a large dinner party at R2L on Monday night. The group sat at Table 94, which boasts the high-rise restaurant's best view of the city. The group went for filet, salmon, tuna and short ribs, crab and lobster spring rolls, and foie gras spring rolls, all paired with a nice Bordeaux. Ford spent some time chatting up R2L chef/owner Daniel Stern at the bar. The pair talked about Harrison's son Ben Ford, chef at Ford's Filling Station in Culver City, Calif.
Six degrees of Harrison ...
In Roman Polanski's "Frantic," Ford acted opposite French actor Gerard Klein, who now hosts "Across America," for TV5MONDE. Well, attention, Francophiles, the all-Pennsylvania edition of the French-language show airs at 5 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Aug. 23 on Comcast channel 688, on Verizon Fios 1771 and on DISH Network. Klein meets local muralist Emilie Ledieu and Netanel Portier, project manager at the Mural Arts Program, and also encounters Jean-Luc Fanny, a native of Côte d'Ivoire, who owns Cafe L'Aube (17th & Wallace).
In other foreign-TV news ...
Canadian TV show "Supernatural Investigator: Fortune Telling" recently sent host Cindy Sampson and producer/director Andrew Killawee to town to interview Manayunk psychic Valerie Morrison for an episode. Morrison, who hosts a Monday-afternoon show on WWDB (860-AM), tells viewers how to avoid fraudulent readers. For info, visit valeriemorrison.com.
OUT AND ABOUT
Greater Philadelphia Film Office chief Sharon Pinkenson brought actor Terrence Howard to Saloon (750 S. 7th) Monday night. The Oscar nominee went for calamari and peas, and scallops and crabmeat. Howard told staff he would be back soon for dinner.
The Jabbawockeez, who won MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" competition, dined Monday in the downstairs bank-vault area of Del Frisco's (15th & Chestnut). The group members, who will perform at Harrah's Atlantic City on Wednesday, went for seafood platters, filet mignon, lobster macaroni and cheese, lobster tails and sipper Cabernet Sauvignon. For dessert they had crème brûlée and lemon Doberge cake.
Geator subs for Mendte
Jerry Blavat will guest-host Larry Mendte's IQ 106.9 radio show from 6 to 9 Friday morning. The Geator says he'll share stories from his book You Only Rock Once and answer listener questions, but also will play some music as it pertains to stories from the book.
Speaking of radio ...
Radio host Lois Burak, a former Daily News Sexy Single, is bringing her podcast to SiriusXM satellite radio. Burak and co-host Joe DeLong have landed a monthly spot on the MOFO Playboy Spice Channel. "What an opportunity - we are thrilled," explains Lois. "We are doing something really different here and are so fortunate to have the opportunity to join the SiriusXM family." Burak, whose father was controversial 1960s radio host Marvin Burak, is a huge Howard Stern fan and initially hoped to land a show on Stern's Howard 101 channel. She'll be heard on SiriusXM's Channel 103 at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 24. You can listen to her show at LoisBurak.com and download past "Lolo Shows" on iTunes.
CBS tops local Emmy noms
CBS 3 and sister station CW Philly lead the local pack with 38 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations. Nominees for the annual awards gala, on Sept. 22 at the City Avenue Hilton, were announced Tuesday night. Comcast SportsNet/Comcast Network got 33 nominations, NBC Philadelphia got 23, Fox 29 got 11, the Eagles Television Network got 15 and WHYY-TV brought in four. For a complete list of nominees and information on the ceremony, which honors NBC News President Steve Capus, a Warminster native, visit natasmid-atlantic.org.
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