Dan Gross: Soon it's '10!' no more

The All-American Rejects hope concertgoers will donate to the Don't Hate on Haiti charity.
The All-American Rejects hope concertgoers will donate to the Don't Hate on Haiti charity. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Posted: September 13, 2012

NBC 10'S "10! SHOW" comes to an end Friday after more than 10 years.

Starting Monday, the 11 a.m. news will run until noon, wiping out the 11:30-to-noon show, station general manager Eric Lerner told his staff Wednesday. He cited the station's commitment to strengthening its newscasts for the switch.

Four off-air "10! Show" staffers could lose their jobs, although they are being encouraged to apply for open jobs at the station, says an NBC10 spokeswoman.

"The 10! Show" started with hosts Steve Levy and Sharon Reed. In 2004, meteorologist Bill Henley and musician Lauren Hart began broadcasting it live from the Loews Hotel in Center City.

The show eventually moved to NBC 10's Bala Cynwyd studios, and went from 60 to 30 minutes in 2011.

Henley remains co-host, along with reporter Jillian Mele.

An All-American Rejects gig

All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter hopes that as people enjoy the rock band's free concert Saturday night at Xfinity Live!, they may donate to his Don't Hate on Haiti charity.

The band, best known for hits "Move Along," "Gives You Hell," and "Dirty Little Secret," is promoting its latest album, "Kids in the Street," and new single, "Heartbeat Slowing Down."

We asked Ritter about "Gives You Hell" being used in "Glee," a show to which some artists have refused to license their songs. "If it's good enough for Queen and Journey, it's good enough for us," he said. "The song was the most-played single of 2009; I don't think we were being shy with it. I don't think by keeping it away from 'Glee' we would keep it a secret," Ritter said.

Saturday's show starts at 8 p.m. and also features Boys Like Girls and The Ready Set.

WIP's Rob Ellis joins CBS 3

94 WIP host Rob Ellis will join CBS 3 and CW Philly as a sports reporter/anchor later this month. He'll contribute to newscasts and sports specials and will fill in for sports director Beasley Reece and weekend sports anchor Lesley Van Arsdall, all while continuing his radio duties.

In other sports-radio news . . .

You may remember that two weeks ago, we reported that 97.5 the Fanatic's Mike Missanelli held a contest on his show awarding Eagles tickets to the listener who got the biggest celebrity to call in.

Kristin Lee of Willow Grove won by getting Sean "Diddy" Combs to call in to the show.

Well, it now seems Hot 107.9's Q Deezy has launched the same contest, posting the same list of celebrities (minus a few Flyers) that the Fanatic listed, on the station's website, Hot1079Philly.com.

Sbraga's Eagles sandwich

"Top Chef" winner Kevin Sbraga's football career was quite short. He played when he was 10 years old, growing up in Willingboro, N.J., but his mother made him quit when his grades suffered, Sbraga told the People Paper's Lauren McCutcheon on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Sbraga, who has a restaurant bearing his name at Broad and Lombard, remained a huge Eagles fan and Wednesday introduced the Sloppy Jose sandwich, which will be available at Lincoln Financial Field during Eagles games.

It's grilled short rib, chorizo, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and jalapeño slaw on a toasted sesame bun, served with ranch chips.

OUT AND ABOUT

Eagles DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy turned up at G Lounge (111 S. 17th) Sunday to celebrate the 36th birthday of boxer/fashion designer Simon "OnePunch" Carr. "The Streets" filmmaker Jamal Hill also attended, and rapper Young Chris performed at the party.

* "Do No Harm," the upcoming NBC series, shot Tuesday night at the Plaza Cafe at Table 31 at the Comcast Center. The scene featured the show's stars, about 100 extras and Table 31's actual customers.

Charitably minded

6ABC medical reporter Ali Gorman and Gloucester County, N.J., freeholder Adam Taliaferro, both Eastern High School alums, will welcome runners to the school's Glory Days 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Sunday. It's a fundraiser for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. Gorman's sister Amy, also an Eastern alum, came up with the idea for the run when she battled breast cancer two years ago. The Rothman Institute sponsors the run, as does Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main), the boxing studio run by Ali's boyfriend and former Daily News Sexy Single, Joltin' Joey DeMalavez.

For info: eastern5K.com.


Contact Dan Gross at grossd@phillynews.com or 215-854-5963. Follow him on Twitter @PhillyGossip or at Facebook.com/dangrossphillygossip. Read his blog at PhillyGossip.com, or for his latest columns see philly.com/dangross.

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|