Dan Gross: Anthony Michael Hall hangs out at Hollywood Diner in Woodbury Heights, N.J.

Anthony Michael Hall has been spotted at a New Jersey diner several times.
Anthony Michael Hall has been spotted at a New Jersey diner several times. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Posted: November 07, 2012

LONG WAY from Hollywood to the Hollywood Diner, but Anthony Michael Hall has been hanging out for weeks at the Woodbury Heights, N.J., restaurant.

We're told that the Brat Pack actor, who appeared in "National Lampoon's Vacation," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," has been in the area visiting a girlfriend and has stopped several times at the bar.

No word on whether Hall has gotten drunk and re-enacted his classic scene from "Weird Science" in which he shared a story of unrequited love for "this crazy little eighth-grade b----." Let's hope.

High-schooler meets Bieber, Jepsen

How does a high-schooler get to interview "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen backstage at the Wells Fargo Center?

It helps if her father works for the venue. Plymouth Whitemarsh freshman Allanah Richman, 14, covers entertainment on her school's television station, CITV. Dad Ike Richman, vice president of communications for Comcast-Spectacor, won major points with Allanah on Sunday when he hooked her up to interview Jepsen, as well as to pose for a photo with Justin Bieber, who headlined the concert that night.

Bieber was presented with T-shirts from the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and also signed a Flyers hockey stick to be auctioned off on ComcastSpectacorCharities.org.

Anchor's baby girl

After a busy week covering Hurricane Sandy, NBC10's Ted Greenberg, a Jersey Shore reporter and weekend anchor, had some happy news Friday.

His wife, Toby Rosenthal, delivered their second daughter, Arielle Ivy. Born at Pennsylvania Hospital, Arielle weighed exactly 7 pounds. She has a big sister, Shoshana, 4.

Sixers singer on site

Ayla Brown has increased her role with the Sixers. The former "American Idol" contestant and daughter of U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., is now hosting web videos on Sixers.com besides singing the national anthem before home games. Brown interviewed Dikembe Mutombo and Moses Malone last week.

Charitably minded

Dick Vermeil and Dan Polett will be honored as Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's 2012 Humanitarians of the Year Nov. 13 at the Four Seasons. Former Eagles coach Vermeil got involved in 2000, after Penn State football player (and now Gloucester County freeholder) Adam Taliaferro was treated at the hospital. Polett, who owns Wilkie Lexus in Haverford and Lexus of Chester Springs, helped to raise money needed to open up the Magee Dialysis Unit.

For more info or for tickets to the event, visit MageeRehab.org or call 215-587-3090.

* "Iron Chef" Jose Garces gives a cooking demonstration and hosts dinner for the Jewish National Fund's installation of new officers at his JG Domestic at the Cira Center on Nov. 14.

Outgoing President Richard S. Cohen and outgoing Makor Leadership Chair Joe Wolfson welcome incoming president, David Dinenberg, and incoming vice president, Michael Boni.

Tickets are $100. Contact Marina Furman at mfurman@jnf. org or call 215-832-0690 ext. 861.


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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