A cuppa cuppa cup
A shout-out to Ultimo Coffee at 15th and Mifflin Streets, and also at 22d and Catharine! Ultimo was number uno in TheDailyMeal.com's list of America's Best Coffee Shops ( http://www.thedailymeal.com), compiled by the influential food blog's drinks editor, Marcy Franklin, and a bunch of mud experts. They drink us, they really drink us! Philly had two in the top 10: Joe Coffee, a New York-based chain that just opened on Rittenhouse Square, with plans for a second Philly shop, is at number 9. Number 33 is Town Hall Coffee Co., on Montgomery Avenue in Merion Station.
- Michael Klein
Britney and her boy
Britney Spears, Most Followed Woman Who Doesn't Do Much, has a nice shiny new bf. She trashed her engagement to Jason Trawick three months ago, and now In Touch says new guy David Lucado is a Southern gent. Best of luck to both; Brit's ramping up the love.
Pattinson + 3 = Ha!
Ad campaigns: the best revenge! As the world is tired of hearing, Twilight vixen Kristen Stewart diddled behind the hairy back of her bf, Robert Pattinson. So now he's in an "almost-too-hot-for-TV" ad for Dior in which he, and we are reading this out of Life & Style, is "shirtless while simulating a foursome with three hot blond models." Vengeance!
Springer springs eternal
Cabler ID, short for Investigation Discovery (we di'n' know that; did you?) has just hired Jerry Springer to host a show, 10 one-hour epis, to debut in 2014, titled, fittingly, Tabloid, which, it says here, "peels back the curtain to probe the most bizarre larger-than-life stories you can't possibly imagine."
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