Dan Gross: Feeding time at the zoo for Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray with Philadelphia Zoo CEO Andy Baker (left) and Zenda the lion (center) on Monday.
Rachael Ray with Philadelphia Zoo CEO Andy Baker (left) and Zenda the lion (center) on Monday. (THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW)
Posted: October 19, 2012

RACHAEL RAY was at the Philadelphia Zoo on Monday learning how to be a zookeeper for a day.

The segment will air on "The Rachael Ray Show" on Oct. 26 (10 a.m. 6ABC).

At the zoo, Ray spent time feeding Carnation milk to Zenda the lion, and also worked with the zoo's giraffes, tortoises and birds.

PETA praises Linc food

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just named Lincoln Financial Field the most vegetarian-friendly NFL stadium for the third year in a row. Citizens Bank Park earned the same award for baseball stadiums for the past seven years for its vegetarian fare.

Mona Lisa-theft doc screens

Bensalem-raised Joe Medeiros, former head writer of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," is expected in town during the Philadelphia Film Festival when his documentary "The Missing Piece: The Truth about the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa," screens on Saturday and Monday. Medeiros' film covers the 1911 theft of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa from the Louvre by Italian housepainter Vincenzo Peruggia, and how his daughter found out years later about her father's secret.

The film plays at 9:30 Saturday night at the Prince (1412 Chestnut) and at 3:10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Rave (40th & Walnut).

Medeiros, an Archbishop Ryan and Temple graduate, will attend the Oct. 24 screening while his wife, Justine Medeiros, a South Philly native and St. Maria Goretti grad who produced the film, will be at both screenings.

Post debate at Time for Nutter

Mayor Nutter and a few friends stopped for drinks at Time (1315 Sansom) after Tuesday's presidential debate. Hizzoner's been known to perform karaoke at Time on Mondays.

WXTU's Doc makes radio waves

Ken Medek, better known to 92.5 WXTU listeners as Doc of the "Doc & Andie" morning show, is taking over WAZL (AM-1490) in Hazleton, Pa., reports the Standard Speaker newspaper.

Doc's company, KMCS Broadcasting LLC, announced Monday it had entered into a lease-management agreement with the current owner, Panorama Pennsylvania, and had officially taken over.

Doc is not leaving WXTU to run the station, which now runs local sports and community programming and plans to start Christmas music on Nov. 3. The Standard Speaker reports the station will launch a musical mix of '80s, '90s and today after the new year.

Diaper duty

Congratulations to former Eagles cheerleader and Daily News Sexy Single Monica Devlin and Caleb Wilkerson, head of video operations at USA Today sports, on the birth of their son, Cameron James Wilkerson.

Cameron, who weighed exactly 9 pounds, was born early Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., where Wilkerson, formerly a producer with Philly.com and Devlin, a freelance marketing and PR consultant, now live.


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.

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