Cooper will be in town Thursday, and Barnett will introduce him at Temple University, where he will receive the school's Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award.
OUT AND ABOUT
The Sixers and Nets battled on the court at Boardwalk Classic in Atlantic City Saturday, but the night before they partied together at Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque club at Revel.
Kim Kardashian's ex, Kris Humphries, caused a stir with the ladies in the club while hanging with teammates Marshon Brooks and C.J. Watson and Deron Williams.
The Sixers' Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson, Thaddeus Young,Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday, Kwame Brown, Lavoy Allen were all spotted at the club, where DJ Aktive and DJ N9ne were spinning.
* MSNBC's Chris Matthews enjoyed an early dinner with family outside Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust) Sunday evening.
The Nicetown native and wife Kathleen were up from Washington, D.C., to visit their son Michael, his wife Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll and their baby daughter.
* Canadian rockers Rush ate dinner at Red Owl at the new Hotel Monaco Friday night. The band played at the Wells Fargo Center that night.
Even impersonator is dissing Andy
"I stopped impersonating an NFL coach over a year ago. Maybe Andy Reid should do the same," says attorney Steve Odabashian, who regularly dressed as Reid at home games for years and even appeared as the coach in Forman Mills commercials.
Blondell's birthday surprise
Friends of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown threw her a surprise 60th birthday party Saturday night at Marathon Grill (19th & Market). U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and his NBC10 anchor bride Renee Chenault-Fattah were there, as were Council members Marian Tasco, Wilson Goode Jr., Maria Quinones Sanchez, and Bill Green, Kelly Boyd of KB Consultants, and local NAACP chief Jerry Mondesire.
Janita going back to Portland
Janita Jones, known to Wired 96.5 listeners as Janita Applebaum, recently moved back to her native Portland, Ore., and has just joined the morning show at KDUK (104.7-FM). Jones and Beasley Broadcasting settled her 2008 race-discrimination suit against her former employer out of court.
Diaper duty at DN
Congratulations to Daily News
copy editor Elizabeth Slocum
and her husband Matt Slocum
, a staff photographer with the Associated Press, on the birth of their first child. Sidney Zachary Slocum was born Oct. 1 at Pennsylvania Hospital. The little guy weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long.
Musician Nile Rodgers
, who wrote such hits as Chic's "Le Freak," Diana Ross
' "I'm Coming Out" and produced Madonna
's "Like A Virgin" and David Bowie
hits "Let's Dance" and "Modern Love," will bring an acoustic guitar with him to Drexel University, where he speaks at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school's Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut). Rodgers will play part of his hit songs as he gives a free lecture that is open to the public. Rodgers will also be signing copies of his book Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
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