Eagles' Jeffrey Lurie marries Vietnam's Tina Lai

JENSEN LARSON PHOTOGRAPHY Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie with new wife, Tina Lai, at their wedding.
JENSEN LARSON PHOTOGRAPHY Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie with new wife, Tina Lai, at their wedding.
Posted: May 07, 2013

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tied the knot this weekend with Tina Lai in small ceremony.

Lai, who was born in 1973, took over managing Vietnam Restaurant in 2008 from her brother, Benny Lai, but no longer works at the Chinatown staple.

(Seriously, summer rolls to die for over there.)

"We're very excited for Tina and Jeffrey," said a rep for the family, who also owns Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia, adding that they would like to keep the matter personal. Lai is the youngest of eight siblings.

The marriage took place in Charleston, S.C., according to a tweet from former Eagles linebacker/current 610 WIP host Garry Cobb.

Lurie, 61, divorced his wife of 20 years , Christina Weiss Lurie, settling quickly last August. Christina is still part owner of the Eagles and an active member of the Eagles Youth Partnership.

Lai, on the other hand, will not have any official title with the Eagles, according to the organization.

Dwight freaks at PHL

"The Office" star Rainn Wilson, who plays onetime assistant (to the) regional manager Dwight Schrute, threw a Twitter hissyfit on Friday night after he and six members of "The Office" were stranded at Philadelphia International Airport. Wilson was headed to " 'The Office' Wrap Party," a massive gathering of "Office" fans in Scranton, where the show takes place, to mark the end of the NBC sitcom's final season. Co-stars Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski were there, as well as surprise visitor Steve Carell.

Wilson's connecting U.S. Airways flight from Philly to Scranton left 10 minutes early, eliciting a tirade from the actor. "We're being forced to rent cars and drive to Scranton from Philly. Does the CEO of @USAirways want to join us? I will fondle him angrily," Wilson tweeted.

He added, among other tweets: "I'm going to take a dump on a @USAirways plane's windshield. In the shape of the @Delta logo."

It's only two-hour ride, Rainn. Suck it up.

The final episode of "The Office" airs May 16.

Tyson's boxing reunion

Boxer/future "Hangover 3" star Mike Tyson performed his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," Thursday at the Academy of Music. But it ended up being a boxing reunion of sorts. Michael Spinks, whom Tyson famously knocked out in Spinks' final match, Jackie Frazier-Lyde (daughter of the late, great Joe Frazier) and retired Simon "One Punch" Carr all made it out to see Tyson perform. Carr even bestowed Tyson with a shirt from his Punch Line (punchlineclothing.weebly.com) clothing line.

XPN's Brand retires  

Keith Brand, the Sunday-morning host of WXPN's Sleepy Hollow, retired yesterday after 27 years at the mic.

"I'm just astounded. I forget about how powerful radio is sometimes. The phones were ringing, nonstop, off the hook this morning [with listeners]," Brand said shortly after he wrapped his last show. "I had people crying on the phone, telling me how much the show means to them. Sometimes you forget people are actually out there and affected by what you do."

Brand says he wants to dedicate more time to his gig as the department chairman of Rowan University's radio, film and television department, planning a trip to Paris and Amsterdam and playing his own music. As for next Sunday, Brand says he plans to decadently sleep 45 minutes later than his normal early bird wakeup time for the show.

WXPN program director Bruce Warren said that he, Helen Leicht, Chuck Elliott and even Sleepy Hollow alum David Dye will fill in for Brand until they find a replacement, but he admits that replacing Brand will be tough.

Temple's 'Millionaire'

Mike Mooney Jr., a sophomore at Temple University getting his degree in secondary education, will be a contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" today, airing at 12:30 p.m. on 6ABC.


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