Cheerleader, Braves' Uggla engaged
Congratulations to former Eagles cheerleader Janette Repsch and Atlanta Braves second-baseman Dan Uggla, who were recently engaged. Repsch, a Bridesburg native and graduate of Girls High and Temple, moved to Atlanta about a year ago. She and Uggla have been dating for 2 1/2 years but met in 2007 when her friend Lindsey Sherman, also a former Eagles cheerleader, started dating Uggla's friend, former Marlins player Jeremy Hermida. Repsch, who was an Eagles cheerleader from 2004 to 2008, says the couple plan to wed on Dec. 7 in Atlanta. It's her first marriage, but will be Uggla's second. Baseball players really love ex-Eagles dancers. Repsch recently attended the Hawaiian wedding of another former Eagles cheerleading pal Krystle Campbell and Phillies star Ryan Howard.
'Silver Linings' stuff
"Silver Linings Playbook," the multicategory Oscar-nominated movie, has inspired a tour of the local production's shooting sites. The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. has set up an itinerary at visitphilly.com/itineraries telling movie fans where they can find the shooting locations in the film including the Llanerch Diner (95 E. Township Line) in Upper Darby, The Ballroom at the Ben Franklin House (9th & Chestnut), Jewelers' Row, Lincoln Financial Field and a number of othes used in the film, which stars Rydal-raised Bradley Cooper, a former Daily News intern.
Speaking of "Silver Linings Playbook," Society Hill Dance Academy (2nd & Lombard) owner Shana Vitoff-Heidorn credits the film for an uptick in people coming in for waltz lessons. Vitoff-Heidorn, a former Daily News Sexy Single who has since gotten married, says enrollment in waltz classes is up about 50 percent since the release of the film, which has Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence performing in a waltz competition. Vitoff-Heidorn says people young and old have a new appreciation for waltz.
'Broadcasting and Presidency' panel
CBS 3 anchor Chris May will cover President Obama's inauguration from Washington, D.C., starting Sunday, but will warm up with political talk at the Broadcast Pioneers luncheon Wednesday at the Bala Golf Club. May will take part in a "Broadcasting and the Presidency" panel moderated by TalkRadio 1210 AM's Dom Giordano and also featuring former CBS 3 reporter Dick Sheeran and NBC 10 alums Bill Baldini, Cherie Bank and Terry Ruggles and KYW 1060's Jay Lloyd. Tickets are $28, and the event begins at noon. For info, visit broadcast pioneers.com.
Farzetta was Frank with Bruce
Marc Farzetta, of 94 WIP, did a surprise performance with Eddie Bruce at SugarHouse the other night. Farzetta was there to preview a Wing Bowl event and, as a big Frank Sinatra fan, he sat in on "I've Got the World on a String," and was joined by Bruce for "Fly Me to the Moon." The songs were played a few times Friday on WIP's morning show.