Reed had long been rumored to be romantically involved with James while was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. To our knowledge, Reed never publicly commented on whether she ever was involved with James.
She did not return our phone calls or text messages Monday.
OUT AND ABOUT *
Injured Sixers center Andrew Bynum walked gingerly up the stairs at Del Frisco's (15th & Chestnut), where the big man stopped for lunch Thursday.
* Rookie MLB phenom Mike Trout dined at Carmine's in the Quarter at the Tropicana in Atlantic City over the weekend while visiting with family. The Millville, N.J., native is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels.
* Sixers players, including Evan Turner, showed up at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia's Celebration of Hope educational conference Friday at the Philadelphia Hilton on City Avenue. For the keynote address, Shannon Miller, the most decorated Olympic gymnast, spoke about having survived cancer.
'Entourage' creator to speak at Drexel
"Entourage" creator Doug Ellin will speak Oct. 16 at the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University. Ellin, who was also the head writer on the long-running HBO series, will talk about the show and about working in Hollywood, provide advice and answer audience questions during the 6:30 p.m. event on Oct. 16 at the Bossone Research Center (3140 Market). The event is free and open to the public. Ellin will be interviewed by Rudman Institute executive director Karen Curry, whose broadcast-journalism career includes working as NBC News' London bureau chief and as CNN's vice president and New York bureau chief.
For info, go to drexel.edu/west phal.
CBS 3 updating news set
You may have noticed CBS 3 newscasts taking place from an alternate studio over the weekend.
The news desk is now in a corner of the newsroom while the station's primary news set is being refurbished. It should be back up and running soon.
Cataldi comes through
94 WIP's Angelo Cataldi just made good on his pledge to donate $10 per Phillies home run during the 2012 season to the American Heart Association.
Cataldi wrote a check for $1,580 ($10 for each of the Phils 158 home runs) in honor of the Richie Ashburn Memorial Home Runs for Hearts event, held annually, which allows fans the opportunity to bat at Citizens Bank Park and benefits the heart association.
New cookbook from Garces
As if Jose Garces isn't busy enough opening and running restaurants, the "Iron Chef" is now out with his second cookbook, The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Peru, published by Lake Isle Press. Garces' Latin Evolution was released in 2008.
Speaking of chefs, cookbooks
Food Network chef Guy Fieri makes his QVC debut at 5 p.m. Wednesday promoting and selling his new cookware. He'll also appear at 8 p.m. on "In the Kitchen with David," alongside host David Venable, who's just out with a new cookbook, Comfort Foods That Take You Home.
Kid films play Freedom
Philly filmmakers Ayanna McMillan and Tim Greene, formerly of WPHI-FM (107.9), will give a free film screening of their latest projects, "Supa Kidz" and "The Re-Programmers," at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Freedom Theatre (1346 N. Broad). The films, about 7-year-old superheroes who take their neighborhood back from thugs, feature many local actors.
McMillan and Green will hold a free seminar on breaking into film and television at the event.
For info, call 215-586-0930.
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