Molly Eichel: Snider hosting historic bash for his 4th wedding

Posted: February 08, 2013

FLYERS owner Ed Snider and his fiancee, Lin Spivak, will host a party to celebrate their wedding Feb. 23 at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

It's a lovely spot and a sweet museum, although Snider and Spivak's guests will probably be more interested in the party than, say, the Penn Museum's new exhibit featuring an ancient Roman mosaic on loan from a site in Lod, Israel.

Snider and Spivak are sprinting down the aisle. The couple, who began dating in March, got engaged in November at a "swanky" Santa Barbara, Calif., restaurant to the sweet sounds of Bruno Mars' "Marry You," according to

This will be the fourth time Snider, 80, says "I do." His most recent marriage was to jewelry designer Christine Decroix in 2009. Spivak, 46, has been married previously as well.

Iverson out of house and home

Allen Iverson is having a no- good, very-bad week.

The former Sixer lost his Atlanta mansion at a foreclosure auction, according to TMZ. Foreclosure proceedings began in December, after Iverson defaulted on his $1.2 million mortgage. He was able to stave off foreclosure in December by filing a lawsuit claiming that he never consented to the terms of the loan set up by his estranged wife, Tawanna. Iverson bought the house for $4.5 million in December 2010. At this week's auction, Iverson's bank bought it for $2.5 million.

This news comes after the Atlanta judge presiding over Iverson's divorce slammed the erstwhile basketball great for his parenting skills, giving custody to Tawanna and putting strict sanctions on his visitation rights.

Turning the 'Page' at Fox 29

Welcome Iain Page, who will join Fox 29 as an anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast, alongside Kerry Barrett. Page also will contribute to the 10 p.m. newscast. Barrett and Thomas Drayton will continue to hold down the desk at 6 and 10 p.m.

Page comes to Philly from KPRC-TV, in Houston. Before working in Texas he worked in sports news, anchoring the table at the Golf Channel.


* Five DJs will rock the decks in front of judges DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-trak and Ztripp at the Red Bull Thre3Style East Coast Regional, tonight at Voyeur (1221 Saint James St.). The contenders - DJ LAYZEEBOY, DJ Petey C, Trayze, Zeke and Philly's own DJ PHSH (our fave to win, duh) - will compete to win a spot in the national competition.

Rich Medina will host, ushering in the DJs for their 15-minute competition sets. If Jazzy Jeff is judging, can attendees expect an appearance from Will Smith, who has been in town lately? To enter, visit

* Swimmer Dana Vollmer, four-time gold-medalist, will be honored with the Protect this Heart Award at this weekend's Simon's Soiree, a fundraiser for Simon's Fund, which raises awareness for cardiac arrest in children. Vollmer, a world-record holder in the 100-meter butterfly, was diagnosed with a genetic cardiac electrical disorder called Long QT Syndrome when she was 15.


* Eddie Jacobs, attorney for

reputed mob boss Joseph Ligambi, celebrated a big court win on Tuesday at Italian Market restaurant Monsu (901 Christian St.) with buddies, including Dr. David Raezer and the Geator himself, Jerry Blavat, where they supped on a massive meal from Chef Peter McAndrews.

Wait, hold up. Didn't Jacobs' client Ligambi threaten to kill the Geator in 2009, according to the November testimony of mob informant Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello?

Blavat didn't seem concerned about the death threat. "That was just thrown out to make these guys look like bad guys," Blavat told me. "When you grow up in a neighborhood like I did, you know everybody. I grew up in a place where you shook a person's hand and you didn't ask his business."

Rob Zom-

bie, who is in town researching his "Broad Street Bullies" feature flick, ate lunch at Xfinity Live! and shuffled through the Flyers' archives looking for goodies to add to the script.

* World

Series of Poker player Jeffrey Jerome, was spotted at the Flyers game Tuesday standing in line for some crab fries.

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