Dan Gross: 'Hunger Games' star back in Philly for movie shoot

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Posted: December 06, 2012

L IAM HEMSWORTH and Amber Heard shot a scene at the Four Seasons on Monday for the corporate espionage thriller "Paranoia."

You may recall that the movie, which also stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, was being shot in town over the summer but that filming was interrupted because Hemsworth had another movie assignment, "Catching Fire," the second "Hunger Games" film.

It seems Hemsworth's fiancee, Miley Cyrus, who stayed with him in Washington Square for more than a month, did not tag along for the remaining shoot, which we're told will take about three weeks.

Other actors in town for the film include "Lost" star Josh Holloway, Julian McMahon of "Nip/Tuck" fame, as well as Embeth Davidtz and Lucas Till.

Shooting also took place Tuesday along 3rd and Market streets.

We talkin' 'bout finance?

Allen Iverson, who remains engaged in a divorce battle with wife Tawanna, recently outlined his financial affairs in court documents filed in Georgia, according to a TMZ report.

Iverson claims that his monthly expenses are $360,000 and that his monthly income is just $62,500.

According to the court filings, Iverson pays more than $125,000 monthly to assorted creditors, including his jeweler, and also has several mortgages. As TMZ reports, though, his Atlanta mansion is about to be auctioned off.

A.I. contends that he spends $10,000 a month on clothes, $10,000 on groceries, $1,000 on dry cleaning and $10,000 on restaurants (it's unclear how much is spent at T.G.I. Friday's) and entertainment.

Iverson, who earned about $150 million in his NBA career, still owns a Maybach automobile valued at nearly $400,000. What was wrong with the Bentleys in which he used to cruise around Philly?

Retiring Ruggles feted

Friends and colleagues present and past helped NBC10 anchor/reporter Terry Ruggles celebrate his retirement Monday night at The Tavern (261 Montgomery) in Bala Cynwyd. NBC10's Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz and LuAnn Cahn were there, as were alums Cherie Bank, Al Meltzer, Bill Baldini and Mike Strug. CBS 3's Stephanie Stahl, 6ABC's Cathy Gandolfo and Comcast-Spectacor exec Ike Richman was also part of the Ruggles celebration.

Shady NYE bash at the Linc

Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy will be the celebrity host of the Countdown for a Cause New Year's Eve Red Carpet Affair, at the West Club at Lincoln Financial Field. The event benefits Rising Sons and Duffy's Hope, both nonprofits that help local children and families. DJs Mr. Hollywood and Marty Geez and bands Fat Daddy Has Been and Best Kept Soul will perform. For info or tickets, visit TriStateNYE. com.

Maybe you can party with Borgata Babes

The Babes of Borgata 2013 calendar models will be celebrating the calendar release Monday at the Atlantic City hotel's mur.mur nightclub. Calendars will be available at the hotel for $13.95 and online at MyBorgata. com, but the hotel is giving away copies to the first 10 people who email socialmedia@theborgata.com.

Even better, the Borgata will provide a room Monday night and dinner for two at one of its signature restaurants and VIP admission to the party to one lucky emailer to the above address.

Roebuck takes the stage

State Rep. Jim Roebuck makes his acting debut at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Curio Theatre Company's production of "The Real Inspector Hound," at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community (48th & Baltimore). Just what role did director Gay Carducci think Roebuck would be perfect to play? A dead man.

"Some people already think I'm dead," Roebuck joked Tuesday.

The play runs Thursdays through Saturdays until Dec. 29. Tickets and info available online at curiotheatre. org.

Kardashian ex at the Troc

Rita Ora, the British singer-songwriter introduced to Philadelphia music fans at last summer's Budweiser Made in America Festival, as well as on her debut album on Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, will perform Dec. 20 at the Trocadero (1003 Arch), along with Izzy Azalea. Ora's name was blowing up on Twitter Monday, after ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian posted a series of tweets about her cheating on him.


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