Dan Gross: Bolaris' fiancee sends titillating tweets
JOHN BOLARIS ' Twitter posts are often amusing, but on Sunday night, they took a different turn. Bolaris' fiancée, Erica Smitheman, spent a few hours posting on his account (@JohnBolaris), teasing that she would post naked pictures of herself and also taking the opportunity to curse at a few people who had insulted Bolaris.
The bizarre tweets inspired many to believe that Bolaris had been hacked. We texted Smitheman, to whom Bolaris recently proposed live on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, to confirm she was tweeting and that Bolaris had not been hacked.
"I am tweeting, he is sleeping. I am drinkinking and can't take the haters! Lol," she replied, later saying it was Pinot Grigio she had been drinking. Smitheman, who posed nude in a few Playboy special-edition magazines more than a decade ago, did not post any nude images, although she did tweet a lingerie shot from Playboy and several new bikini pics.
For those of you who are ever inquisitive, you can find a fully nude picture of Smitheman at playboywiki.com/Erica+Smithman. Yes, although her last name has an E in it, there is none in the link.
New lineup on WIP AM
Giants running back-turned-sportscaster Tiki Barber will co-host a new CBS Radio show with Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson that debuts Jan. 2 on 610 WIP. Angelo Cataldi's morning show will still be heard on 94 WIP, but this new program will take over the AM frequency from 6 to 9 a.m., followed by John Feinstein from 9 a.m. to noon, Jim Rome from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays and Doug Gottlieb from 3 to 6 p.m. Live sports will be on most nights, and Scott Ferrall, and his irritating voice, will be heard 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Damon Amendolara hosts 2 to 6 a.m.
CBS Radio Philadelphia market manager Marc Rayfield says Tierney had previously been a "person of interest" in the search for someone to host the afternoon drive time at WIP. Rayfield also spoke highly of Barber. "We think this will be a great alternative for those who prefer a national perspective on sports," he said.
Flyers at Apatow film
Flyers wing Scott Hartnell and former teammate Ian Laperriere will attend an invite-only screening of "This is 40" on Tuesday night at the Ritz Five along with filmmaker Judd Apatow.
The guys play hockey players in a scene in the movie, which opens Dec. 21. Apatow, whose previous films include "Knocked Up," and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," will attend and take questions from the audience after the screening, hosted by 93.3 WMMR's Casey from the Preston & Steve show.
Medium parties in A.C.
Long Island medium Theresa Caputo dined at The Palm and then went dancing at Boogie Nights at the Tropicana in Atlantic City after her show there Saturday.
CNN's Velshi at Drexel
CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi, who lives in Bryn Mawr, will talk about presidential politics, the economy and social media at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Creese Student Center (3215 Market) at Drexel University.
The talk is sponsored by Drexel's Westphal College's Rudman Institute and the LeBow College of Business. The event is free and open to the public. Karen Curry, executive director of the Rudman Institute and former CNN New York bureau chief, will lead the talk with Velshi, which will also include audience questions.
Pauly D donates fee
"Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D will donate his pay from a Dec. 8 DJ gig at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Atlantic City to the Architecture for Humanity Fund, with the club matching his donation, Harrah's said Monday.
The nonprofit provides design services and will work to rebuild parts of New York and New Jersey battered by Hurricane Sandy.
Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $25 at wantickets.com.
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