6ABC's Rick Williams to anchor the stage

Posted: November 15, 2013

6ABC's Rick Williams takes off his anchor hat for the weekend to star in the Moorestown Theater's take on "Thoroughly Modern Millie," about a small-town girl who travels to NYC to marry rich. The whole ordeal is flapper-fringed, and even includes a bit about white slavery in China (it all works, I promise).

Williams performs regularly with the Moorestown Theater Company, previously calling it a good excuse to spend time with his family. Williams will play Trevor Graydon III, the wealthy head of the titular character's company, whom Millie tries to woo.

Performances run this weekend and next at the Moorestown Upper Elementary School (325 Borton Landing Road). Go to MoorestownTheaterCompany.org for ticket information.

Wives get Flyer-ed up

"I want to get involved in Philly," says recent transplant Nicole Warnecke, the love of Flyers right-winger Jakub Voracek. Her first order of business? Diving headfirst into working with the Flyers Wives charities.

Warnecke and I chatted about the annual Flyers Wives' Carnival, set for 1:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Wells Fargo Center.

Warnecke told me that all of the fan favorites will be back, such as autographs, tours, shots on goal and, most importantly for Warnecke, the dunk tank.

"I've been trying very hard to get [Voracek] involved in the dunk tank. He keeps telling me it's for the rookies. It's my favorite part of the carnival," Warnecke said. "Fans get to egg the player on and the players get to talk back."

Also good payback for, say, girlfriends who want to teach their boyfriends lessons about taking out the trash.

Celebs doing good

John O'Hurley, whom you may remember as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," will double-dip his puppy love this weekend. Before hosting the National Dog Show on Saturday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, O'Hurley will host the Spotlight Therapy Dogs charity event tomorrow at the Ronald McDonald House (3921 Chestnut St.). To rub elbows with O'Hurley, check out philarmh.org to purchase a $100 ticket.

Alex Newell, who stars on Fox's "Glee" as Wade "Unique" Adams, will be the special guest at the Attic Youth Center's 20th birthday bash Saturday. The Attic is Philly's only multiservice youth agency exclusively serving LGBTQ youth.

Wee weather

Does your little one have meteorological aspirations? CBS3's Kathy Orr will again host "Kidcaster Search" from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cherry Hill Mall's Grand Court. The rest of the Eyewitness News team, including Kate Bilo, Katie Fehlinger, Carol Erickson and Justin Drabick, will join Orr in her search. Tykes 6 to 16 will read a one-minute forecast (make one up or read from a provided script). The best auditions will be broadcast on CBS3's "Talk Philly" and the 5 p.m. newscast the week of Nov. 25, and posted on CBSPhilly.com. For more details, go to CBSPhilly.com/cbs3kidcaster.

Jill Scott is SOA

Here's some fun Philly kismet: Philly's reigning songstress Jill Scott tweeted out a fun little fact on Tuesday night about "Sons of Anarchy" star Maggie Siff (she plays Tara). "I used to be her costume mistress when I did my acting apprenticeship @ArdenTheatreCo," Scott tweeted, referencing the Old City theater stalwart. Those are two talented ladies! Scott recently announced that she'll be playing one of James Brown's wives in the upcoming biopic "Get On Up."

Mega 'Millionaire'  

Jon Arnon of Merion is no normal "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" contestant. On today's show, the 58-year-old will get a call from former first lady Barbara Bush to thank him for donating half of his winnings to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (BarbaraBushFoundation.com). Check him out at 12:30 p.m. on 6ABC.


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