Actor to bring Pennsbury prom to the big screen?

ELIZA MORSE Actor David Morse (right), from the movie "McCanick," was scoping out Pennsbury High School's prom last week. (It's not as creepy as it sounds.) The school's lavish event may have movie potential.
ELIZA MORSE Actor David Morse (right), from the movie "McCanick," was scoping out Pennsbury High School's prom last week. (It's not as creepy as it sounds.) The school's lavish event may have movie potential.
Posted: May 29, 2014

ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom.

The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks.

For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making.

Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area. In 2012 he brought "McCanick" - a thriller featuring one of the final on-screen roles of "Glee" star Cory Monteith before he died last year - to the area, filming in Center City.

Cosby rallies

Bill Cosby was named honorary chairman of the 25th annual Father's Day Rally Committee. Events honoring hardworking dads and inspiring action take place from June 9 to 15.

For more information, visit fdrc.net or call 215-696-5362.

Yo, Tony

Philly will be quite well-represented at this year's Tony Awards. Not only is Germantown Academy grad Jarrod Spector nominated for best featured actor in a musical for his role in "Beautiful: The Carol King Musical" and "Rocky" up for four nominations, but CBS announced some local presenters as well. Spector will be joined by fellow GA grad Bradley Cooper, who will make his Broadway debut in "The Elephant Man" this fall, and Kevin Bacon. The Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, air at 8 p.m. June 8.

Rock block

Visitors at Jerry Blavat's Memories in Margate (9518 Amherst Ave.) got to see a melding of music history with the here and now. Local rockers Low Cut Connie were rocking the stage when Blavat persuaded his buddy, teen idol Bobby Rydell, to hop onstage with the Rolling Stone-lauded band. But would the night be complete without a performance by Blavat himself? My man pots and pans opted for a version of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller."

Football follies

* Eagle Brent Celek will host Take Flight Karaoke Night to support his eponymous foundation at Yakitori Boy (211 N. 11th St.) on June 19. Tix are $75 and can be found at brentcelek.org.

* Atlanta Falcon and Chester County native Matt Ryan has teamed up with the Believe and Achieve Foundation (believeandachieve foundation.org) for the inaugural Celebrity Gala on June 21 and fourth annual golf outing on June 23, benefiting children living in poverty.

Be Kind

Former Philly entrepreneur David Dinenberg, who spent four decades in our city, has quite the interesting job now that he lives in California. He founded Kind Banking, which gives financing to the legal marijuana industry. Dinenberg just taped a segment about his biz for the National Marijuana News, a news program chronicling the weed industry.

OUT AND ABOUT

* Pop rockers R5 - including bros Ross, Rocky, Rydel and Riker Lynch and drummer Ellington Ratliff - went to Six Flags Great Adventure (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J.) on Monday, focusing their attention on roller coasters.


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