Unzip your fly, Eagle, fly

Temple alum Brice Johnston, of Chestnut Hill, will be part of Team Beauty on "Survivor," which returns Feb. 26 for another season.
Temple alum Brice Johnston, of Chestnut Hill, will be part of Team Beauty on "Survivor," which returns Feb. 26 for another season.
Posted: January 29, 2014

DESEAN JACKSON had quite the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

TMZ.com reports that the Eagles wide receiver has been cuddling up to former porn starlet and Skinemax favorite Michelle Maylene.

Jackson has a colorful history with girlfriends. His ex Chantel Jeffries was riding shotgun in Justin Bieber's Lamborghini when he was arrested last week.

TMZ says the couple are not official, but are just having fun as of right now.

Take Roots

Roots MC Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter has been elected to the board of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, the nonprofit arm of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, along with six others, including Desiree Peterkin Bell, Mayor Nutter's director of communications and strategy. Trotter has the distinction of being the only board member elected who is depicted in a mural. The Roots mural is at 15th and South streets.


* Zig-a-zig-Zama? Spice Girl Mel B (you might know her as Scary Spice) was spotted at Rittenhouse Row sushi spot Zama (128 S. 19th St.), dining with her husband, film producer Stephen Belafonte, who had chef Zama Tanaka's omakase and the Bibou charity collaboration roll - a collab between Bibou chef Pierre Calmels and Zama that benefits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Mel B preferred the dengaku and soft-shell shrimp.

* All-pro Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and a lady friend had dinner at Ocean Prime (124 S. 15th St.) last week before his scheduled groin surgery with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, who my tipster said suggested the Center City seafood spot. Peterson and his date shared oysters and calamari, while he had a filet with bleu cheese crust. Councilman Jim F. Kenney ran into Peterson and tweeted, "Just was introduced to Adrian Peterson in the lobby of the Bellevue. What a nice young man! Adrian, can I have my hand back now? Ouch!"

Get real: Philly on TV

Philly will have a castaway on the next season of "Survivor: Cagayan," in which the three teams will be split up into beauty, brains and brawn. Brice Johnston, 27, a Temple alum who calls Chestnut Hill home, will rep Philly on the beauty team. Don't let his looks fool you, though. Johnston is a social worker for the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth.

The city has seen some impressive "Survivors," like Gervase Peterson; Stephenie LaGrossa, entrepreneur and the wife of Kyle Kendrick; and Heidi Hamels, philanthropist and wife of Cole Hamels.

"Survivor: Cagayan" debuts at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 on CBS.

* "The Amazing Race" all-stars features deaf, gay Philadelphian Luke Adams, who will compete with mom Margie O'Donnell. This is the mother-son pairing's third time on the "Amazing Race." The 24th season premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 on CBS.

Todd Carmichael, proprietor of Philly-based La Colombe coffee, returns to a TV screen near you when his reality show, "Dangerous Grounds," begins its second season on the Travel Channel tonight at 9.

Flower Show spotlight

The Philadelphia Flower Show wants to make you Philly famous. The annual floral fete is looking for a host for its Green Room, a new interactive Flower Show feature. The host will guide viewers on an in-depth look at what makes the Flower Show work, interviewing the creatives behind the gorgeous displays. Your work will be broadcast over various social-media platforms.

They're looking for someone charismatic who can wow an audience. Think you got what it takes? Check out theflowershow.com/attractions/greenroom for more information on how to submit an application.

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