September 3, 2014 |
CBS3 TRAFFIC reporter Bob Kelly has left CBS3 after 13 years at the station. In an email to me, Kelly made it clear this was not an expected departure. "It's been an emotional couple of days for sure. I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email, adding that he was blown away by the support he received on Facebook.
August 29, 2014 |
CBS3 REPORTER Elizabeth Hur called it quits on Monday. I heard she decided to leave the station to try something new, which Hur corroborated when I reached her. "Truly, the decision to leave comes from my ambition to grow and my desire to explore new challenges," Hur said, noting that the station tried to work with her until she ultimately decided to leave. Hur, who grew up in Ambler and graduated from Upper Dublin High School before matriculating at NYU, joined CBS3 in 2008.
July 1, 2014 |
* 112 WEDDINGS. 9 tonight, HBO. * UNDER THE DOME. 10 tonight, CBS3. DOCUMENTARY filmmakers tend not to make Michael Bay money, so for years Doug Block ("51 Birch Street," "The Kids Grow Up") supplemented his income by producing cinema verite-style videos for couples getting married. "It's hard to resist getting swept up in it all," Block says in "112 Weddings," which premieres tonight on HBO. "A few weeks later, I send out their videos and I never see them again.
May 16, 2014 |
NEW YORK - CBS is ready for some football. Though still the most-watched network, it's no longer tops among the 18- to 49-year-olds that most advertisers target - unless you don't count sports. Which advertisers might. Enter Thursday-night football, which will launch on CBS Sept. 11 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore, pushing the start of the network's Thursday entertainment lineup to Oct. 30. Fans of "The Big Bang Theory" won't have to wait that long. The hit show will be moved temporarily to 8 p.m. Mondays to lend support to the sophomore sitcom "Mom," at 8:30, before moving back to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
May 9, 2014 |
CBS's "48 Hours" tomorrow night will air parts of a haunting voice mail recorded during the last minutes of a young woman's life as she was murdered, although the victim's mother says she wishes the show wouldn't. Well, Happy Mother's Day to her. The crime series focuses on the 2012 slaying of Weight Watchers executive Danielle Thomas by her live-in boyfriend, lawyer Jason Bohn , in New York. During Bohn's trial, it was revealed that Thomas' phone recorded a four-minute message that includes her screams and pleas for her life.
April 25, 2014 |
* BLACK BOX. 10 tonight, 6ABC. * BAD TEACHER. 9:30 tonight, CBS3. WHO'S funnier: a brilliant, bipolar doctor who's occasionally off her meds or a hard-drinking, pot-smoking middle-school teacher with no qualifications whatsoever? CBS hopes you'll pick "Bad Teacher," its new sitcom starring Ari Graynor as gold-digging divorcee Meredith Davis, who in tonight's premiere flirts her way into a job teaching social studies. But ABC might unintentionally have hit the funny jackpot with "Black Box," its new medical drama starring Kelly Reilly ("Heaven Is for Real")
April 25, 2014 |
CBS3's JAN CARABEO has had quite a few life changes as of late. In March, she moved from Hartford, Conn., to come work in Philly as a reporter. And now she's engaged. Carebeo said yes to Andrew Adamson , a reporter at WPRI in Providence, R.I. No wedding date set yet, but I hear that the couple are excited about putting down roots in Philadelphia. HOME run Big names abounded at the Project HOME 25th anniversary gala on Tuesday night, including Jon Bon Jovi , who referred to HOME executive director Sister Mary Scullion as his "friend, mentor and boss.
April 18, 2014 |
U KEE WASHINGTON may be giving his cousin Denzel Washington (you know him?) a run for his money. The CBS3 anchor will appear tonight on CBS's "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar . He plays - what else? - a television reporter. "I told [Denzel] I was coming after him," Washington said. He added that when Denzel is in town filming M. Night Shyamalan 's next movie, set to begin shooting in September, he has a plan. "Count on me finding him and showing him my re-soo-may," Washington said.
April 2, 2014 |
THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET has named CBS3 anchor Jessica Dean as the first honorary ambassador for its school and outreach programming, helping to foster a love of dance in students throughout the city. While she's bringing ballet into the lives of students of all ages, can Dean cut a rug herself? "I wouldn't say I would go so far as to say I was a ballerina," Dean told me, adding she has nine years of tap and ballet under her belt. Alas, don't expect a demonstration on the evening news.
March 18, 2014 |
LOVE is in the air at NBC10 and CBS3. Wedding bells rang at CBS3 on Friday as reporter Syma Chowdhry and cameraman Andy Zaremba said 'I do' at the Hotel Monaco. How cute is this? Chowdhry and Zaremba tied the knot a year to the day after they met, March 14, 2013, when Chowdhry joined CBS3. Chowdhry wore a long, lacy gown, complete with a lace-edged veil. Their cake was a red, white and blue delicacy from Potito's Bakery, topped with a tiny replica of the famous Robert Indiana "LOVE" statue.