Is a Philly 'Mob Wives' star on the move?

Posted: April 11, 2014

IS ONE OF OUR "MOB WIVES" leaving our fair city for the Big Apple?

A source close to VH1 reality star Natalie Guercio says that for Season 5 of the popular show, Guercio will move to Manhattan and try to open a store with her boyfriend, London Rene.

Both of their Twitter profiles list New York and Philadelphia as their places of residence.

VH1 and Guercio's publicist deny the move, but my source was quite adamant.

Fellow Philly Mob Wife Alicia DiMichele owns the boutique Addiction, with locations in South Philly (1713 S. 12th St.) and Cherry Hill (1990 Route 70 East).

Guercio and Rene have hit the tabloids recently with rumors swirling about Guercio kissing a man who was not Rene, although her reps were swift to deny any such stepping out.

Art to die for

Two local artists will get a chance to show off on the small screen if the Philly-shot pilot of "How to Get Away With Murder" gets picked up by ABC. The twisty-turny thriller, from "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and starring Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, will feature work by two artists repped by Manayunk's Bazemore Gallery (4339 Main St.). Original works include Bernard Katz's "Vilano" - a nature-inspired handblown glass piece - and two oil-on-canvas pieces by Ella Kolanowska: "Flow" and "Peace of Mind." ABC will announce whether the pilot has been picked up at its upfronts on May 13.

Movie bits

* PSA for documentary buffs: "Let the Fire Burn," the critically acclaimed documentary about the MOVE bombing directed by former Philly guy Jason Osder, just hit Netflix Instant. The film took home the Best Local Feature award at the 2013 Philadelphia Film Festival.

* Former Daily News intern Nolan Reese, son of Eagles play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese, has been leaving his mark on movies for quite a while now, and his most recent films have some local ties. Catch Reese's work as the visual-effects editor for "Muppets Most Wanted," featuring homegirl Tina Fey. Next up, Reese's visual mastery will be up on the big screen in the highly anticipated "Guardians of the Galaxy," featuring the voice of Rydal's own Bradley Cooper, who gives life to killer Rocket Raccoon. The movie hits theaters Aug. 1.

Slipper star

Germantown Friends alum Jessica Hershberg (Class of '04) is making waves on Broadway as the understudy in "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella." When not taking on the lead, she's in the ensemble alongside "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen and "The Nanny" herself, Fran Drescher.

'Lifetime' achievement

* Original "American Bandstand" dancer Bunny Gibson will appear on the Lifetime Movie Network show "Deadly Wives" as Texan Sadie Proffitt, who killed five, including her husband, after setting her husband's recliner on fire, but was paroled only 10 years later. The show airs Monday at 10 p.m. on LMN.

* Did you catch "The Trials of Cate McCall," starring Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell, on Lifetime last weekend? It was executive produced by Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts' Joe Dain. The movie airs again April 26 at 2 p.m.

All's 'Fair' in fashion

Vanity Fair is holding its International Best Dressed Challenge, and Philly's represented by the likes of 23-year-old fashion designer LeGrand Leseur, and former Sexy Single and poker wiz Beth Shak, a shoe maven who claims to have the largest collection of Christian Louboutins in North America. Vote for the Philly faces at


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