Stars of David Week of June 30, 2005


Hey, good lookin', what ya got cookin'? Plenty's on the plate for Philly foodie Dave Lieberman. The Food Network star and chef has his own dish to dish: He's just been named one of People mag's 50 hot bachelors of the year. Wonder how he woos his dates? Maybe with this finger-lickin' description of his mini-fudge chocolate cakes: "The ooey-gooeyness of these is decadent." Talk about sweet nothings. … Hear ye, hear ye – and hear this: With support from the Annenberg Foundation among a number of other donors, the U. of P. Law School has established a constitutional-law professorship to honor the Hon. Arlin M. Adams, former judge of the Federal Appeals Court and a Penn grad, whose many other roles include serving as former chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Judicature Society. Currently, Adams is counsel at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. … In this corner- Philly boxing hall of famer J. Russell Peltz! The local guy has teamed up with Golden Boy Promotions – Oscar de la Hoya, prexy – to promote the career of IBF junior middleweight world champion Kassim "The Dream" Ouma. Stars has volunteered to be a "round-card guy." … Another good sport: Longtime journalist Mel Greenberg, already a member of the local Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be honored with the Jake Wade Award of the College Sports Information Directors of America at the group's July 4 meeting in the city. Those fireworks, Mel? They're for you. … Somethin' from nothin'? Their cup must runneth over at Blank, Rome, which, according to The Deal, has been ranked in the top five of bankruptcy law groups the last two quarters. … Remember this "Date": This August promises "My Date With Drew" – and Stars isn't talking Drew Carey. Area guys Brian Herzlinger, Jon Gunn and Brett Winn – along with Kerry David – have directed, produced and edited the film about a longtime fan of Drew Barrymore and his wish to meet-and-greet her. Oh, by the way, that fan? The real-life Herzlinger. … Movie Stars, the sequel: Here's hoping that Lynn Chen of Sony Classic's "Saving Face" saved some time to catch up when she was in town. The filmmaker hosted a Q&A at the Ritz Five about her new flick, just a film canister toss from Newtown, where her hubby, documentarian Abe Forman Greenwald, went to the George School. Lynn's in-laws – Wendy Forman and David Greenwald – were happy to host a local nachas gathering after the screening. … It's hats off to TV's Nancy Glass, who was a judge for the Ladies Day Hat Contest at the Devon Horse Show. Despite rumors, Camilla was a no-show. … Mr. President! Mr. President! That's what Robert Fleischman of Center City can answer to now since being installed as prexy of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel. When not handling the technicalities of temple biz, the law-school grad's prexy of Automated Document Systems, a tech consulting company he founded. … And it doesn't look a day over 29: Producing artistic director Sara Garonzik better be stocking up candles; her Philadelphia Theatre Company is about to celebrate its 30th birthday. … What was Center City mainstay Sylvia Kauders doing in Rydal the past month? Long way to go for some rolls at Whole Foods. No, Sylvia picked up a role instead in a new film – working title "Rydal Park" – produced and directed by Philly's Matthew Shapiro, who co-wrote it with Dan Kitrosser. Also starring: Brad Oscar of "The Producers" fame. … Happy anniversary to you, happy anniversary to you, happy anniversary, David Jack – it's 10 years since the entertainer first started performing at Sesame Place – happy anniversary to you! Hey, David, maybe you can get Dave Lieberman to whip up a nice cake for the occasion?


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