A Fanatic weds, a Q102 DJ gets let go

PHOTO: SANDOR WELSH PHOTOGRAPHY Matt Lombardo and Stephanie Paine exchanged vows at Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
PHOTO: SANDOR WELSH PHOTOGRAPHY Matt Lombardo and Stephanie Paine exchanged vows at Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Posted: August 19, 2014

MATT LOMBARDO, of 97.5 the Fanatic, got hitched on Friday to Stephanie Paine at Old City's Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

The duo, who met on a blind date at King of Prussia's Fox and the Hound, will honeymoon in Riviera Maya.

The radio host and the special- ed teacher live in Bensalem with their pooch, Gizmo.

North Philly gal a 'Top Model'

Tyra Banks will have a little Philly on her hands during this season of "America's Next Top Model." Raelia Lewis, a 22-year-old Parkway Center City grad, will be a contestant on the long-running modeling reality show.

The 6-foot beauty, ("I have three feet of legs. I hated it growing up but this is where it works for me," she said), tried out for the show three times before eventually giving up. But she went for "Top Model" glory again when a high school friend encouraged her to audition again via Instagram.

After trying to get on the show for so long, there were certainly challenges Lewis did not look forward to taking on. "I prayed I would never have to walk on the side of a building," Lewis said, referring to a Cycle 20 gambit. "I'm already tall but I'm deathly afraid of heights."

No matter, Philly helped her get there. "I'm used to struggling and I'm used to working hard. I'm one of six, so I know what's it's like to be in a crowded household," Lewis said. "I just appreciated all of the experience and I am proud to be where I'm from."

Catch Lewis tonight on "Top Model" at 9 p.m. onCW57. Lewis will also appear on "Talk Philly" today at noon with Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi.

Mike Adam out at Q102

Q102 DJ Mike Adam was laid off from Clear Channel last week, according to a tweet from the evening on-air personality. "Peeps, Clear Channel let me go. Wanted to let u know b4 u were like, 'Uhh, why's he not on my radio.' Ty 4 always listening & supporting me," Adam tweeted on Thursday.

Adam married high school sweetheart Sarah Arroyo in June.

LHS on 'Today'

Kensington's Lutheran Settlement House will reportedly be on the "Today" show this morning during the 8 a.m. hour, in segment on their Bilingual Domestic Violence Program. It's part of the "Shine-A-Light" segment that focuses on issues of domestic abuse, led by "Today" host and Temple grad Tamron Hall, who was inspired by her sister's 2004, unsolved murder to give attention to domestic violence issues.


* Ms. Patti LaBelle stopped by the Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco (433 Chestnut St.) to help Pennsylvania Dems lure the Democratic National Convention to our fair burg, along with Mayor Michael Nutter and Daily News columnist Gov. Ed Rendell. I hear the party was set to the sounds of Philly's own DJ Aktive who has punched in for such celebs as Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Common, Nas, Kanye West and Kelis.

* Former CBS3 anchor Dave Stanley, who launched the first early morning newscast in the market at Channel 3 in 1981, visited the station on Friday. No one believed anyone would want to watch the news at 6:30 a.m., until viewers started to flock to the early bird newscast. Stanley now calls Charlotte, N.C., home.

* Comedian Kevin Nealon ("Saturday Night Live," "Weeds"), who played a stand at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom St.) this weekend, made Time (1315 Sansom St.) his Philly hang spot, grabbing a seat at least two times during his stay.

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