Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails headline 'Made in America' festival

ASSOCIATED PRESS Beyonce will star in husband Jay-Z's festival and share the stage with 35 other acts.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Beyonce will star in husband Jay-Z's festival and share the stage with 35 other acts.
Posted: April 12, 2013

THIS Labor Day weekend, Philadelpia will all bow down to the U.S.'s one true monarch: Queen Bey.

Beyonce will top the bill of the Budweiser Made in America festival, taking place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Nine Inch Nails will share headlining duties with Beyonce, who is also set to play the Wells Fargo Center on July 25.

The event, of course, is curated by B's hubs, Jay-Z, who was not announced as a performer.

Other acts on the bill include the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy, rapper Kendrick Lamar (along with his Black Hippy crew, including Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q), French rockers Phoenix, the newly recharged Queens of the Stone Age, masked DJ DeadMau5 and "Thrift Store" shoppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

All in all, 36 acts were announced for the two-day fest. Unfortunately, there were no local names on the list (unless you count Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa who is married to, and just had a child with, South Philly's own Amber Rose).

Like last year, tickets will cost $99.50, with VIP packages available for a whopping $499.

Slater sued

Philly promoter Robert "Bobby" Capone is suing ex-"Saved by the Bell" star and current "Extra" and "X Factor" host Mario Lopez for breach of contract and fraud after Lopez canceled a 2012 public appearance at the Roxxy nightclub, on Delaware Avenue. Capone is seeking in excess of $50,000.

Mr. Belding certainly wouldn't approve of such actions.

The suit claims that Lopez entered into a contract to appear at the Roxxy on Oct. 27, 2012, for $15,000. But on Oct. 10, Lopez and his reps told Capone that he "would not be honoring the . . . agreement with [Capone] because of 'new commitments' that have 'just arose,' " according to the suit. On Oct. 27, Lopez was photographed at an event for laundry product Downy Unstoppables instead.

Capone alleges that the cancellation caused a loss of business, loss of profits and harm to his reputation. Maksim Chmerkovskiy of "Dancing With the Stars" appeared in Lopez's place.

Reps for Lopez and Capone's attorney, Conrad Bendetto Jr., had no comment.

News notes

* 6ABC reporter Annie McCormick married Harrisburg lobbyist A.J. Marsico on Wednesday in a private ceremony at the XIX at the Bellevue. Former governor and mayor and current Daily News Weekend columnist Ed Rendell presided over the private ceremony. The happy couple will celebrate their nuptials in France. Ooh la la!

* You'll be seeing former NBC 10 weatherman Dave Warren on Fox 29 as a freelance newscaster. He'll be on the weekend newscast, but you might see him during the week as well.

* I hear Fox 29's Sheinelle Jones will be christening her twins this weekend. Jones gave birth to the boy and the girl in July.

Cramer comes home

Philly's own Jim Cramer will return home on April 25 to broadcast an episode of his CNBC show, "Mad Money," at Villanova University. This is the first time that Cramer will broadcast his show live from the area. Cramer is visiting Villanova as part of the "Mad Money" Back to School Tour, which he's been on since 2006.

Cramer recently visited, tweeting that his favorite brunch spot is Bella Vista's Morning Glory Diner.

Jim, I totally agree. Call me next time and we'll chow down on some tofu scramble.

* In other news of Philly kids making good on the national scene, Bob Saget's newest comedy special will premiere May 10 at 10 p.m. on Showtime. Saget, of course, graduated from Abington High School and attended Temple University.

Ana Ortiz, the former "Ugly Betty" actress and daughter of former City Councilman Angel Ortiz, will be on your TV screen once again. She's one of the stars of Lifetime's "Devious Maids," premiering June 23 at 10 p.m. Ortiz stars alongside Dania Ramirez ("Heroes"), Roselyn Sanchez ("Without A Trace") and Judy Reyes ("Scrubs") in the soap about maids working for the uber-wealthy in Beverly Hills. It's executive-produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, of "Desperate Housewives."


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