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‘One of worst’ cases of abuse

Father, stepmother charged with murder of 10-year-old girl ‘One of the worst cases of child abuse’ 20-year veteran homicide captain says he’s ever seen DHS admits agency has ‘lots of work to do’ to unravel case after past involvement {page 02} CBS 3 EYEWITNESS NEWS

World Series

Phils: Still on top of the world Manuel confident Phillies can repeat as champions Phils have won 16 of last 20 playoff games {page 20}

Sting getting ready for winter Musician channels ‘mysterious,’ ‘spooky’ season for new album {page 12}

‘Perfect World’ of Keri Hilson Powerhouse premiere for R&B breakout artist {page 13}

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Parents charged in child’s death Murder charges were filed Thursday against the father and stepmother of a 10-year-old girl Authorities call it one of the most brutal cases of child abuse they’ve ever seen DHS had past involvement with family

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The graphic details of Charlenny Ferreira’s death even disturbed some longtime law enforcement officials. “It’s horrific,” said Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, who noted that, as a parent, he did not want to view the autopsy photos. “It’s unconscionable to think anyone would do this to a sweet 10-year-old girl,” said Homicide Capt. James Clarke.

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Cliff Lee greeted fans at Modell’s Sporting Goods store on Chestnut Street on Thursday to unveil the store’s new “Unbelee-vable” T-shirt. Proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tom Corbett on Thursday warned against wiring cash to ticket sellers you don’t know or paying too much to hawkers outside the stadium on the days of the World Series games.

Police arrested 49 people early Thursday as fans flooded the streets to celebrate the Phillies clinching the National League pennant.

Charlenny Ferreira died Wednesday morning from pneumonia and other infections after blunt-force trauma to the ribs caused a collapsed lung, according to an autopsy. The fifthgrader also had several broken bones and signs of sexual abuse. Authorities said the abuse dates back at least three years. “I’ve been doing this 20some years and this is one of the worst cases of child abuse I’ve ever seen,” Homicide Capt. James Clarke said at an afternoon

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Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez wants details from DHS.

press conference Thursday. Margarita Garabito, 43, and Domingo Ferreira, 53, were charged with murder and investigators said more charged could be filed. Two stepbrothers were released from custody. The Department of Human Services investigated the family as recently as 2007 but closed the case when no physical signs of abuse were found, according to reports. A doctor certified to DHS that Ferreira didn’t have signs of abuse after the School District re-

Her injuries

The laundry list of injuries to 10-year-old Charlenny Ferreira were gruesome, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office:

Cops call details of case ‘horrific’

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Severe head trauma with a 7-inch gash along with bruising to her back, leg and torso. The gash was reportedly packed with gauze and covered with a hair weave before she arrived at the hospital. Several broken bones, including a fractured hip bone and some older injuries, and signs of sexual assault. She died from pneumonia and other infections after blunt-force trauma to her ribs cause a collapsed lung.

ported its suspicions, according to media reports. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of 10year-old Charlenny Ferreira,” Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose said in a statement Thursday. “As the facts of this case become known to DHS, we will have lots of work to do in looking at the recent events that could have led to or have prevented this tragedy,” SOLOMON D. LEACH sleach@metro.us

Anger boils at DHS ‘stonewall’ A lack of details from the city Department of Human Services in the aftermath of Charlenny Ferreira’s murder from years of abuse angered Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez on Thursday. Quinones Sanchez, the elected official for the Fel-

tonville neighborhood where Ferreira’s family lived, said she was stonewalled in trying to find out whether DHS knew about Charlenny or if they had missed what police described as three years of violence against the girl. “I think they use the

No comment The Nutter administration, which uprooted the former DHS leadership last year in the aftermath of the Danieal Kelly case, had no comment yesterday, citing legal issues that still remain.

confidentiality rule to an extreme so folks don’t know what’s going on,” she said. “I can tell you there have been plenty of times I’ve dealt with issues where both [parental] parties are sparring and call me and I feel helpless.” METRO/BXM

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Ups and downs Recycling

Recycling has been made easy for all residents as the city now offers “single-stream” throughout the city.

Energy

Energy use by each city department is actually tracked under Nutter now and department heads must cut energy by 10 percent, as they did last year.

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Big green city? Still work to do

Report says one last push could lead to executing environmental vision ‘Winning method’ still needed for Philly to fully realize its potential RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Fairmount Park

A promise of increased funding to Fairmount Park was rescinded because of the budget crisis and no plans for adding to park resources have been put back on the table.

Trees

A goal of planting 300,000 trees is being re-examined to see if it’s achievable, but a new goal will be established by next year. METRO

Sure, Philadelphia has its share of “green” initiatives to not only clean up the city but make it more energy efficient. But what exactly has it done to follow through on numerous plans developed over the last decade? The Pennsylvania Environmental Council released a report Thursday that collects all the studies and proposals and suggests that one last big push by city government and nonprofits could finally lead to a greater emphasis on expanding Fairmount Park, reducing city energy use and cleaner streets. “There is no lack of vi-

Funding green The city’s second sustainability director under Mayor Michael Nutter, Katherine Gajewski, said the new report helps in the tough process of paying for green goals. Peter Verrecchia has planted yearlings through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program.

sion for green infrastructure development in Philadelphia,” the report says. “To date, some previously proposed initiatives have been implemented.

But many have not. Despite well-researched plans ... stakeholders have failed to develop a winning method for funding green infrastructure.”

“It highlights a need to start thinking long-term investment and financing strategy,” she said. “It’s starting to get a conversation going about how to pay for big plans.”

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‘Different way’ of looking at Mumia

Good/bad What are you most happy about in the film? We were able to get access to a lot of people from both sides. When I started out it didn’t look like that was going to be something we were able to do. People are weary of you on both

sides. I’m glad we got such an accomplished cast of characters for the film. What are you most disappointed in? I’m disappointed with the fact that I wanted to get Mumia’s brother for an actual interview, but I didn’t get that. RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Tigre Hill turned his camera on politics in Philadelphia in the ‘Shame of a City’ Now the documentarian is preparing to take on what may be the city’s only bigger controversy: The case against Mumia Abu-Jamal Tigre Hill’s has been working on his Mumia Abu-Jamal documentary, “Barrel of a Gun,” for more than two years. He hopes to release his take on the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, the 28th anniversary of his death. Why will people still care enough about Mumia to want to see the film?

I made the film because the films I saw before I didn’t think they did a great job of telling the story. The “Barrel of a Gun is a very comprehensive look at what happened that

tag on to. What do you think the reaction will be?

The full trailer is on the “Barrel of a Gun” Facebook page.

night. It also goes into why he’s become an international celebrity. Why has this story kept our attention and interest 28 years later?

Any time that you have a talent for writing and for speaking and you’re able to get your voice out there and people pick up that

voice, that’s a great advantage over your average person. He’s been able to get his voice out there and people have taken up his cause. That is a great advantage to him. Also, outside of the United States there is a perception of justice in this country that he’s a symbol for people to

I’m sure it will be very passionate on both sides. I think it’s a different way of looking at the story in Europe — and we plan to go there — as far as the way they’ve seen the case. The story tells a different side ... because you see more of the victims, you see more of Maureen Faulkner in this film, you see more of what she’s had to go through, whereas in other films you haven’t seen that. JOSH CORNFIELD

Tigre Hill is putting out a new documentary on Mumia.

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TOM FOREMAN

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PRESIDENTIAL POWER ON THE FRITZ On a hot afternoon in 2003, as the work day was winding down, a massive power failure struck the Northeast. Maybe you remember it.

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ow we might see the same scene play out at the White House if the economy continues to lag because every week brings another indicator that the country’s financial problems are creating severe power shortages for all of the president’s plans. Health care reform, green energy ideas, foreign policy proposals and educational objectives — every one of them was expected to draw the usual and expected opposition. But now the economy is undermining those initiatives, too. When all else fails, his opponents can simply say, “You know, we just can’t afford your changes right now.” Take immigration. President Obama has spoken repeatedly about the need to grapple with our immigration policy. But our latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that the citizens of the Quoted country are rapidly moving to own conclusions without “This has more their his leadership. Three-quarters, to do with the highest number ever, now say we must reduce the numtiming than ber of undocumented workers philosophy.” here, and a record 37 percent FOREMAN say they should simply be deported. That is the economy talking.

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Pay slashed at bailed-out firms

Top 25 earners will see their cash pay rate cut by 90 percent Overall salary slashed by more than 50 percent AIG, BofA, Citi among affected The U.S. pay czar on Thursday slashed cash compensation for the top earners at seven companies that received massive taxpayer bailouts, while allowing for some increases to retain key talent. Kenneth Feinberg, charged with reworking pay contracts for the 25 highest-paid employees at the seven banks and automakers, said their cash compensation rate for the

remainder of 2009 would drop by more than 90 percent compared to 2008. Overall compensation rates would be cut in half, on average. “I am extremely sensitive to the public outrage about this,” Feinberg told reporters. The companies affected are American International Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., General Motors Co.,

“What I learned through this whole experience is there is entirely too much reliance on pay in cash.” FEINBERG

Chrysler, GMAC and Chrysler Financial. Feinberg’s powers only extend to those companies, but he said Wall Street should take notes and apply the standards more broadly. Feinberg hinted that the bailed-out firms did not come to him humbly and said that without exception, all of the pay plans that they submitted were inconsistent with the public interest. REUTERS

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Ceremony. Lighting the torch

Hate-crime legislation will cover gay victims WASHINGTON. Congress

A priestess releases a white dove during the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame.

On the wings of the Olympics The Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games took place at the Ancient Olympia site Thursday in Olympia, Greece. The torch was lit using the rays of the sun in the ancient sanctuary where the Olympic Games were started in 776 BC, near the temple of Hera. The Olympic flame will travel through Greece to Athens, after which it will go to Canada. METRO

Drunk in a La-Z-Boy DULUTH, MINN. A Minnesota

man was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to LUI —

Market Moment

lounging under the influence. Dennis LeRoy Anderson, 62, pleaded guilty to operating his motorized LaZ-Boy with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit and crashing his chair into a parked car. METRO

gave final approval to legislation adding gays to the list of groups covered by U.S. hate-crime laws in what would be the biggest expansion of such protections in a generation. The provision is part of a defense policy measure passed by the Senate 6829 Thursday that now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House approved the bill earlier this month. Democrats, who had been pushing the expansion for a decade, hailed the legislation. “Hate crimes affect not just the victim — they victimize the entire community,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. “We cannot allow our communities to be terrorized by hatred and violence.” BLOOMBERG

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t’s not like voters are utterly rejecting the president’s ideas. This has more to do with timing than philosophy. Households coast to coast have delayed or curtailed purchases of appliances, vacations, new cars, higher education for their kids and even critical things like tickets to the monster truck show. We still want all of those things, but we realize we can’t have them now. President Obama has even reinforced that thinking. When critics complain about the shortage of jobs, the weakness of the investment markets, the slowness of recovery spending, or anything else, his advice, time and again, has been, “Be patient.” And yet, one of the most potent criticisms he faces in political circles, is that he is not taking his own advice; he continues trying to push ahead with the wish list he drew up back when the money was flowing like wine. Despite the emotional appeal of that mantra of “Change,” Barack Obama was elected on one promise above all others — his promise to fix the economy. Our country’s financial turmoil was the primary issue for voters a year ago, and it still is. And until it gets substantially better, the president may find that every time he launches another big program, the lights in the Oval Office will start flickering.

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Nokia sues Apple over phone tech

technology, and says the company is “trying to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.” “The basic principle in the mobile industry,” said Nokia official Ilkka NEW YORK. Cell phone Rahnasto, “is that those maker Nokia is suing incompanies who condustry rival Apple over tribute in technology alleged patent indevelopment to esfringement tablish standards related to the create intellectual iPhone, the BBC property, which reports. Nokia others then need claims that Apple, to compensate unlike other handfor. Apple is also set makers, has not expected to folsigned agreements Stolen technology? low this princiallowing it to utilize Nokia says so ple.” METRO/BS proprietary cell phone

FCC votes in favor of neutrality

WASHINGTON. U.S. commu-

nications regulators voted unanimously to support an open Internet rule that would prevent telecom network operators from barring or blocking content based on the revenue it generated. The proposed rule now

goes to the public for comment until Jan. 14, after which the Federal Communications Commissions will review the feedback and possibly seek more comment. A final rule is not expected until the spring of next year. The vote came despite a flurry of lobbying against the net neutrality rule by telecom service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Qwest Communications International. REUTERS

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Microsoft betting on success of Windows 7 GETTY IMAGES

Early indications are that companies are gearing up for new operating system So far, reviews are positive

Microsoft’s new release has been received favorably.

Microsoft Corp. launched Windows 7 on Thursday in its most important release for more than a decade, aiming to win back customers after the disappointing Vista and strengthen its grip on the PC market. The world’s largest software company, which powers more than 90 percent of personal computers, has received good reviews for the new operating system, which it hopes will grab back the impetus in new technology from rivals Apple and Google. “It’s the first really significant release of Windows in a decade,” analyst Brendan Barnicle of Pacific Crest Securities told Reuters Television. “Given the missteps around Vista, people really questioned Microsoft’s rele-

Are you a PC? What’s Microsoft got going for it? Low price Microsoft is charging $199.99 for the Home Premium version of Windows 7. Direct purchase For the first time, shoppers will be able to buy PCs direct from a branded Microsoft store. Riding Wall Street Good reviews, and a surge in technology stocks across the board, have lifted Microsoft shares about 80 percent since March.

vancy in the technology space. So this is a critical first step for Microsoft regaining that credibility.”

The new system — which is faster, less cluttered and has new touchscreen features — comes almost three years after the launch of Vista, whose complexity frustrated many home users and turned off business customers. The success of Windows — which accounts for more than half of Microsoft’s profit — is crucial for Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to revive the company’s image as the world’s most important software firm. “I have to say I’m chomping at the bit,” Ballmer told Microsoft partners on Wednesday, adding that he is ready to make sales calls himself on Windows 7. REUTERS


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Hilary Swank is living her dream The actress and Amelia Earhart have a lot more in common than the fact that they can both pull off short hair Her response to naysayers “Want a tip? Don’t let anyone turn you around.” Those are wise words the legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart — the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean — gives an eager young female pilot in the new biopic, “Amelia.” And it is something that Hilary Swank, who plays the icon, knows well. “I had one teacher say, ‘When are you going to give up your hobby?’ remembers the 35-year-old. “But you have to stay the course. Sometimes it’s constructive criticism. The other stuff is unhealthy. So you have to put them in different files — the throw-away file and

“I’m as passionate about living my dream of being an actor as Amelia was in being a flyer.” SWANK

the one that you let sit.” That’s more sage advice we’ll take from Swank, who grew up in a trailer park — not a typical precursor to the Hollywood life. Still, the actress has managed to win two Oscars for her performances in “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby,” and is the kind of dedicated star — it took Swank eight weeks to nail Earhart’s peculiar accent — that critics

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are predicting could now take home a third. “I’m as passionate about living my dream of being an actor as Amelia was in being a flyer,” says Swank. Strong words, considering Earhart died chasing her dream. But making a risky yet passionate decision is one Swank understands: “Amelia was living her life on her own terms,” she says. “If you’re going to die, you might as well die doing what you love instead of living a life dreaming about doing what you want to do and never doing it.” TINA CHADHA

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Feminist wiles Amelia Earhart is often called a feminist. Do you consider yourself one? “Well, I think that depends on what your definition of feminist is. I believe in equality, I’m inspired by the strength of other women, and I like to see women succeed. So if you want to call that a feminist, then I am.” — Hilary Swank “Of course! Who on Earth would not consider themselves a feminist?” — “Amelia” director Mira Nair

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‘Cirque du freak’ is freaking awful ‘Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant’ Director: Paul Weitz Cast: John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek Rating: PG-13 Grade: –—˜™š

Five minutes into “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” you’ll be wondering what talented actors such as John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek and Willem Dafoe did to deserve to be involved with such a stink bomb. Whom did they owe a favor in Hollywood? “Cirque du Freak”

goes through a very intense identity crisis before your eyes. First it wants to be a tame Nickelodeon non-spook fest. Then it wants to be “Harry Potter,” then Tod Browning’s “Freaks,” then a “Scary Movie”like parody. And across the board, it wants to ride on the coattails of “Twilight” and become another multimedia gangbang of merchandising and spinoffs. Let us confirm for you now, a sequel will never happen. HEIDI PATALANO

Initiated as a celebration of the horror-film presenters’ 10th anniversary in 2007, Exhumed Films’ 24-Hour Horror-Thon has become a Philly Halloween institution. In addition to the cinematic tricks and treats, this year Exhumed will feature an art show, “All the Colors of the Dark.” Exhumed’s Joseph A. Gervasi offered a few goodies for our bag:

Wanna get in on a little secret?

What should newcomers expect?

Madness! Well, hopefully controlled madness. There is no other Halloween-time event in this city that provides 24-plus straight hours of the most putrid form of adrenaline. What’s your criteria for the films?

We generally want a mix of well-loved “A-list” horror and cult classics and buckwild, ultra-obscuro titles. Why don’t you reveal the schedule?

It’s a package deal. If you want to come out, you have to trust us to put together a

No promises, but "Nightmare on Elm Street" has, in the past, been a safe bet.

schedule of films, shorts and trailers that will knock you out of your stinky socks. We’ve been doing this for twelve years now, so I think we’ve earned that trust. SHAUN BRADY

Exhumed Films 24-Hour Horror-Thon Part III Saturday, noon International House 3701 Chestnut St. $24, 215-387-5125 www.exhumedfilms.com

OK, so the schedule for this year’s HorrorThon, as always, is a tightly-kept secret, but if you’d like a taste of what to expect, the past two years have offered everything from the expected mainstays (“Nightmare on Elm Street”) to nostalgic favorites (the Godzillaand-friends monster rally “Destroy All Monsters,” giant rats cheapie “Food of the Gods”), and cult classics (Italian zombie grossout “Gates of Hell”) to outright eccentricities (teen-pregnancy scare film “Teenage Mother,” split-screen oddity “Wicked Wicked”). METRO/SB


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A RETROSPECTIVE

This exhibition is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Tate Modern, London, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The international tour is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The U.S. tour is supported by The Lincy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. In Philadelphia, the exhibition is made possible by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, and by the Neubauer Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Dadourian Foundation, The Robert Montgomery Scott Fund for Exhibitions, the Locks Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Hirair Hovnanian and other Friends of Arshile Gorky, a group of generous individuals. Promotional support is provided by NBC 10 WCAU. The catalogue was made possible by Larry Gagosian and The Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Scholarly Publications, with additional support provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. The Artist and His Mother, 1926-36, by Arshile Gorky (Whitney Museum of American Art: Gift of Julien Levy for Maro and Natasha Gorky in memory of their father) Š 2009 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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Old man ‘Winter’s’

Sting may have a new seasonal album coming out Tuesday, but whatever you do, don’t you dare mention the C-word ‘I don’t like Christmas,’ he proclaims “If on a Winter’s Night,” Sting’s newest release, is a series of reflections on a season that is special to him for reasons other than Santa Claus coming to town. He says growing up in Newcastle, England, was “pretty gray and industrial, and the snow made it magical.” “It’s my favorite season. I like putting a fire on, sitting in the dark, wrapping myself in blankets,” he says. TALIA SOGHOMONIAN METRO WORLD NEWS IN FRANCE

A ghost in the mansion

Quoted:

“I am tantric sex! Tantra is more than that. It’s a state of mind. It is about using every occasion to give thanks. People talk about tantric sex like we f— for seven hours!” STING, ON THOSE PESKY RUMORS

THAT HE PRACTICES TANTRIC SEX

Before we get to winter and the holiday season, there comes another holiday. We had to ask Sting if he likes the associations of

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What is winter for you?

It’s kind of spooky, mysterious, dark and unhappy. A lot of albums are released but they’re all “Frosty the Snowman” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” I think psychologically we need to hibernate. Reflect … without reflection, we can’t really progress until springtime. So speaking of reflection, you’re one of the biggest rock stars ever. Tell us how to be a rock star.

How to be a rock star … I Halloween any better. Do you have any ghosts?

Oh boy, yeah! My house is so haunted! I seek them out. I have very old homes. METRO

think a more interesting wording is “how to survive being a rock star.” How did you survive all those years?

By being curious about life, in general, not getting trapped in it. The biggest entertainer of the past 50 years was Michael Jackson. He was successful, and there he is trapped in his little world, unable to escape except by dying. That’s a huge tragedy. Lonely, desperate … it’s sad.

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My instinct is to never really go back. I don’t do that very well. I like to make progress. So I think it was a challenge to do something against my instinct and survive it. But would I need to do it again? I don’t think so.

Sting: He is tantric sex.

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Inside Hilson’s ‘Perfect World’ GETTY IMAGES

After contributing to other artists’ tracks, R&B star Keri Hilson breaks out with an album of her own Earns her spot on a packed ‘Powerhouse’ lineup

Why not?

How was it getting back together with the Police and touring?

It was more successful than anyone could have imagined. Not easy to go back to a failed marriage. [Laughs.] But we did 150 shows, we played to 2.7 million people, we didn’t kill each other! But it wasn’t easy.

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It’s fitting that Keri Hilson’s debut album is packed with A-list guest stars. The 25year-old songwriter has, after all, been busy hooking up other artists with tracks until now, including Timbaland, Usher, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Ludacris. In fact, “In a Perfect World” — which features guest spots from Timbaland, Ne-Yo, Akon, and Lil’ Wayne, among others — came together painlessly. “It was actually them that asked to be on my album,” says Hilson. “I’ve heard people say that they are returning me favors. But they don’t owe me anything.” On her album, Hilson didn’t want to limit herself stylistically. ”I grew up listening to all kinds of music, from Donny Hathaway to Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins

Go live

Hilson is part of the gigantic Powerhouse lineup hitting the Wachovia Center this weekend headlined by Jay-Z. Also performing are Jada Kiss, Trey Songz, Day 26 and Pleasure P. Friday, 6 p.m., $30-$150 www.wachoviacenter.com

and Madonna,” she says. “I wanted my album to reflect that.” LOUISE JACOBSON METRO WORLD NEWS IN SWEDEN

Hilson’s positive ‘Energy’ The single “Energy” is a ballad brimming with emotion. “It is actually one of the songs I haven’t written myself, but it captures all of my previous relationships,” says Hilson. “It is the history of all women. We are always hopeless romantics who are trying to change Mr. Wrong into Mr. Right.” But has she found Mr. Right? “I don’t think so,” she says. “But I’m not giving up the hope." METRO/LJ

Hilson


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TV watch list

‘White Collar’ DRAMA. USA’s latest show is a stylish escapist drama in the

people & television vein of the hit “Burn Notice.” When a suave con man partners with an FBI agent to solve upscale crimes in order to avoid jail time, the resulting series is a criminally fun caper. Series premiere Friday, 10 p.m., USA

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‘Brothers & Sisters’

lessons. Sunday, 10:01 p.m., ABC

DRAMA. Where there is Gilles Marini, there is the tango — the “Dancing With the Stars” vet/Sarah’s French lover manages to sweep the Walker clan off their feet with dance

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‘Brothers’ “Brothers & Sisters”

COMEDY. Kim Kardashian (right) finds another, undeserved way to attach “star” to her name by guest-starring as herself, stop-

AMELIA SIMPLY SOARS.

GRAND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEST TRADITION OF THE MOVIES.” Pete Hammond, BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE

RICHARD GERE

Based on the true story of Amelia Earhart .

LANDMARK THEATRES

RITZ FIVE

Center City 215-925-7900

AMBLER THEATER

Ambler 215-345-7855 AMC

NESHAMINY 24 Bensalem 888-AMC-4FUN AMC

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Doylestown 215-345-6789 REGAL CINEMAS

Oaks 800-FANDANGO #341 REGAL CINEMAS

Warrington 800-FANDANGO #343 UNITED ARTISTS

DOWNINGTOWN 16 KING OF 800-FANDANGO #336 PRUSSIA 16 REGAL CINEMAS

800-FANDANGO #644 UNITED ARTISTS

Newtown Square 800-FANDANGO #339

Langhorne 800-FANDANGO #645

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a promotional still of Hilary Swank in her new movie “Amelia” (based on a woman who tried to circle the globe). Not to start a conspiracy theory, but have Bon Jovi and Swank ever been seen together at the same time? Could it be? Are Bon Jovi and Hilary Swank the same person?! Inquiring minds want to know.

HILARY SWANK

Friday, 8 p.m., Fox

Bon Jovi, Swank: Long-lost twins? GETTY IMAGES

lease look at these two photos. The one on the left is of rocker Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Meadowlands Sports Complex yesterday in New Jersey to announce their “The Circle World” tour (they are spending two years spanning the globe performing Jersey rock). The one on the right is

ping by Trainor’s to find out why the staff has been spreading rumors about her.

Trenton 888-AMC-4FUN CINEMARK Somerdale 800-FANDANGO #1249

SHOWCASE AT THE RITZ Voorhees 856-770-0600 UNITED ARTISTS

WASHINGTON OXFORD VALLEY 14 TWP- 14 Sewell 800-FANDANGO #602

You have to admit — there are some creepy similarities.


flim listings AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14 888–AMC–4FUN 1149 Franklin Mills Circle ASTRO BOY (PG) 11:00, 1:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 CIR QUE D U FR EA K: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 10:45, 1:25, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05. CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS (PG) 10:15, 12:30, 2:55, 5:15, 7:30, 9:55 COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) 11:15, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10:15 GOOD HAIR (PG-13) 11:20, 1:40, 4:15, 7:40, 10:00.C SELECT LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 11:05, 1:20, 2:00, 4:05, 4:45, 6:40, 7:30, 9:35, 10:20 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 10:20, 12:40, 3:00, 4:30, 5:20, 7:00, 7:45, 9:20, 10:10, 11:40; Sun 10:20-12:40-3:004:30-5:20-7:00-7:45-9:20-10:10. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 10:30, 1:00, 3:30, 4:50, 5:45, 7:15, 8:00, 9:40, 10:25, 12:00; Sun 10:301:00-3:30-4:50-5:45-7:15-8:009:40. THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:50, 12:15, 1:50, 2:50, 5:30, 7:55, 10:30; Sun 10:50-12:15-1:50-2:50-5:30-7:5510:20. TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) 10:00, 2:00, 6:00, 9:50. Digital 3D WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 10:40, 12:00, 1:15, 2:20, 4:05, 7:05, 9:30

AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 888–AMC–4FUN Rt. 38 and Haddonfield Rd. ASTRO BOY (PG) 10:00, 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 10:00; 10:0012:25-2:45-5:05-7:25-10:00. CCClosed Captions BLACK DYNAMITE (R) 10:25, 12:55, 3:10, 5:35, 7:45, 10:05 CIR QUE D U FR EA K: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:45, 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40, 12:20; Sun 10:45-1:30-4:107:05-9:40. C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS (PG) Fri 12:30, 2:55, 5:15, 7:30, 9:55; Sat 10:20-12:302:55-5:15-7:30-9:55.; Sun 12:302:55-5:15-7:30-9:55. C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) Fri 11:20, 1:45, 4:05, 6:20, 8:45, 11:10. Digital 3D; Sat 1:45-4:05-6:208:45-11:10. Digital 3D; Sun 11:201:45-4:05-6:20-8:45. Digital 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 11:15, 1:00, 2:00, 3:40, 4:55, 6:15, 7:35, 9:05, 10:25, 11:40; Sun 11:15-1:00-2:00-3:404:55-6:15-7:35-9:05-10:25. GOOD HAIR (PG-13) Fri and Sat 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35, 12:10.C SELECT; Sun 12:00-2:204:40-7:10-9:35.C SELECT LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri and Sat 10:15, 11:25, 12:50, 1:55, 3:30, 4:35, 6:10, 7:30, 8:55, 10:15, 11:35, 12:25; Fri and Sat 10:15-12:50-3:30-6:10-8:55-11:35. CC-Closed Captions; Sun 10:1511:25-12:50-1:55-3:30-4:35-6:107:30-8:55-10:15.; Sun 10:1512:50-3:30-6:10-8:55. CC-Closed Captions MORE THAN A GAME (PG) 12:15, 2:35, 5:00, 7:20, 10:10.C SELECT PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 10:40, 12:05, 1:10, 2:25, 3:25, 4:45, 5:40, 7:00, 8:05, 9:20, 10:20, 11:45, 12:35; Sun 10:40-12:05-1:10-2:25-3:25-4:455:40-7:00-8:05-9:20-10:20. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 1:25, 2:15, 3:00, 4:00, 4:50, 5:30, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00, 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:30, 12:15, 12:30; Sun 10:35-11:35-12:351:25-2:15-3:00-4:00-4:50-5:306:30-7:15-8:00-9:00-9:45-10:30. THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:50, 12:20, 1:20, 2:50, 4:00, 5:20, 6:25, 7:50, 9:10, 10:35, 11:55; Sun 10:50-12:201:20-2:50-4:00-5:20-6:25-7:509:10. TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) Fri and Sat 10:05, 2:05, 6:05, 10:05. Digital 3D; Sun 10:05-2:056:05-9:50. Digital 3D WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) Fri and Sat 11:10, 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 4:15, 5:20, 6:55, 7:55, 9:30, 10:45; Sun 11:10-12:10-1:40-2:404:15-5:20-6:55-7:55-9:30. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG) Fri and Sat 10:10, 12:40, 3:20, 6:00, 8:40, 11:20. IMAX; Sun 10:10-12:40-3:20-6:00-8:40. IMAX

ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri and Sat 11:30, 12:45, 2:10, 3:05, 4:20, 5:25, 6:40, 7:40, 8:50, 9:50, 11:15, 12:05; Sun 11:30-12:45-2:10-3:054:20-5:25-6:40-7:40-8:50-9:50.

AMC Neshaminy 24 888–AMC–4FUN Route 1 and Bristol Rd. AMELIA (PG) 10:40, 1:50, 4:40, 7:45, 10:45 ASTRO BOY (PG) Fri and Sat 9:45, 12:15, 2:40, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10, 12:25; Sun 9:45-12:15-2:40-5:157:40-10:10. CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (R) Fri and Sat 11:25, 4:55, 10:55.C SELECT; Sun 11:25-4:55-10:40.C SELECT CI RQU E D U F RE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:45, 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15, 12:45; Sun 10:45-1:45-4:357:25-10:15. CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS (PG) Fri and Sat 11:35, 1:55, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20, 11:30; Sun 11:35-1:55-4:25-6:509:20. COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri 10:15, 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, 9:55, 12:35; Fri and Sat 12:15-3:10-6:10-9:0511:45. CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video; Sat 7:10-9:5512:35.; Sun 10:15-1:10-4:15-7:109:55.; Sun 12:15-3:10-6:10-9:05. CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video GOOD HAIR (PG-13) 10:35, 12:55, 3:35, 6:05, 8:30, 11:00.C SELECT THE INVENTION OF LYING (PG13) Fri and Sat 10:05, 12:30; Sun 10:05. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri and Sat 10:30, 11:30, 1:20, 2:20, 4:20, 5:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:40, 10:40, 12:30; Sun 10:30-11:301:20-2:20-4:20-5:10-7:00-8:009:40-10:40. THE METR OPO LITAN O PERA : AIDA (NR) Sat 1:00 NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (R) 10:05, 12:30, 3:00.C SELECT PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 9:45, 11:00, 12:10, 1:30, 2:30, 3:50, 5:00, 6:30, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50, 11:20, 12:20; Sun 9:45-11:00-12:10-1:30-2:30-3:505:00-6:30-7:20-8:50-9:50-11:05. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 9:50, 10:20, 11:10, 12:20, 12:50, 1:40, 2:50, 3:20, 4:10, 5:20, 5:50, 6:40, 7:50, 8:20, 9:10, 10:20, 10:50, 11:50, 12:50; Sun 9:50-10:2011:10-12:20-12:50-1:40-2:50-3:204:10-5:20-5:50-6:40-7:50-8:209:10-10:20-10:50. THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:10, 11:20, 1:00, 2:10, 3:40, 4:50, 6:20, 7:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:40, 12:40; Sun 10:1011:20-1:00-2:10-3:40-4:50-6:207:30-9:00-10:00. SURROGATES (PG-13) 5:30, 8:15, 10:35 TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) 10:00, 2:05, 6:00, 9:45. Digital 3D WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 11:50, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35; Fri and Sat 10:25-1:05-3:45-6:158:40-11:10. Digital Presentation; Sun 10:25-1:05-3:45-6:15-8:40. Digital Presentation WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG) Fri and Sat 11:15, 2:00, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35, 12:00. IMAX; Sun 11:152:00-4:30-7:05-9:35. IMAX WHIP IT (PG-13) 2:25, 8:05 ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri and Sat 9:55, 10:50, 12:05, 1:15, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 5:40, 7:15, 8:10, 9:30, 10:30, 11:55, 12:40; Sun 9:5510:50-12:05-1:15-2:15-3:30-4:455:40-7:15-8:10-9:30-10:30.

AMC Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 888–AMC–4FUN Next to Plymouth Meeting Mall AMELIA (PG) 11:10, 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (R) 10:10, 1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 10:05.C SELECT CI RQU E D U F RE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 11:20, 2:00, 5:00, 7:50, 10:20 CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS (PG) Fri 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40; Sat 6:10-8:40.; Sun 11:00-1:20-3:40-6:10-8:40. CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) 10:05, 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:30, 10:00. Digital 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) 10:30, 1:10, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10; 12:10-3:20-6:20-9:20. CC/DVSClosed Captions & Descriptive Video THE METR OPO LITAN O PERA :

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AIDA (NR) Sat 1:00 THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) 10:20, 11:40, 12:40, 2:10, 3:10, 4:40, 5:40, 7:10, 8:10, 9:45, 10:30 SURROGATES (PG-13) 11:30, 4:30, 9:30 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 10:00, 10:50, 12:30, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 5:30, 6:30, 8:00, 9:00, 10:25 WHIP IT (PG-13) 1:40, 6:50

AMC Woodhaven 10 888–AMC–4FUN Route 13, near

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10:00-12:20-2:45-5:15-7:50. LOVE HAPPENS (PG-13) Fri 5:35, 10:30; Sat 12:50-5:35-10:30.; Sun 12:50-5:35. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri 3:40, 5:50, 8:00, 10:15; Sat 11:151:25-3:40-5:50-8:00-10:15.; Sun 11:15-1:25-3:40-5:50-8:00. SAW VI (R) Fri 3:35, 5:45, 8:15, 10:30; Sat 11:00-1:15-3:35-5:458:15-10:30.; Sun 11:00-1:15-3:355:45-8:15. SURROGATES (PG-13) Fri 3:10, 5:20, 7:45, 9:55; Sat 10:40-12:553:10-5:20-7:45-9:55.; Sun 10:40-

BARNEY: JUNGLE FRIENDS (NR) Sat 11:20 C LO U D Y W I T H A C HA N CE O F MEATBALLS (PG) Fri and Sat 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:00, 9:15; Sun 12:15-2:20-4:30-7:00. COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 12:30, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:15; Sun 12:30-2:50-5:207:45. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri and Sat 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 8:00, 10:10; Sun 12:45-3:00-5:158:00. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

610–667–0115 129 North Narberth Avenue CALL THEATER FOR SCHEDULE.

Regal Marketplace 24 800–326–3264 341 180 Mill Road AMELIA (PG) 11:35, 2:25, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 ASTRO BOY (PG) 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (R) 12:40, 3:35, 6:30, 9:20 CIR QUE D U FR EA K: THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13)

9:30, 10:25 TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) 11:00, 3:15, 7:10. DLP-Digital Projection WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 11:20, 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 4:10, 5:15, 6:40, 7:35, 9:00, 10:00 WHIP IT (PG-13) 1:35, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25 ZOMBIELAND (R) 1:20, 3:40, 5:50, 8:10, 10:35

Regal Plymouth Meeting 10 800–326–3264 335 1011 W Ridge Pike ASTRO BOY (PG) 12:45, 3:50, 6:50, 9:20. Digital Projection GOOD HAIR (PG-13) 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:30 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 1:00, 1:30, 4:00, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30, 10:00, 10:35 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:50, 5:20, 7:10, 7:45, 9:40, 10:15 SAW VI (R) 12:20, 2:45, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 A SERIOUS MAN (R) 1:20, 4:40, 7:20, 10:10 TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) 1:10, 6:30. DLP-Digital Projection ZOMBIELAND (R) 2:20, 5:10, 8:10, 10:40

Ritz 5 Movies 215–925–7900 214 Walnut Street AMELIA (PG) Fri 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:00; Sat and Sun 12:05-2:35-5:05-7:35-10:00. BRIGHT STAR (PG) 11:10 CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (R) Fri 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45; Sat and Sun 1:50-4:30-7:10-9:45. COCO BEFORE CHANEL (PG-13) Fri 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00; Sat and Sun 12:10-2:40-5:107:40-10:00. AN EDUCATION (PG-13) Fri 11:00, 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:00; Sat and Sun 11:00-1:05-3:205:35-7:50-10:00. THE INFORMANT! (R) 4:50, 9:50 NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (R) Fri 11:45, 2:25, 7:20; Sat and Sun 11:45-2:25-7:20.

Ritz East 215–925–7900 2nd Street between Walnut and Chestnut A SERIOUS MAN (R) Fri 1:00, 2:00, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:00, 9:50; Sat and Sun 1:00-2:003:30-4:30-6:30-7:30-9:00-9:50.

Ritz at the Bourse 215–925–7900 400 Ranstead Street ART & COPY (NR) Fri 1:20, 3:25, 5:35, 7:55, 10:05; Sat and Sun 1:20-3:25-5:35-7:55-10:05. BEETLEJUICE (PG) Sat 11:59 BRONSON (R) Fri 12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40; Sat and Sun 12:50-3:00-5:15-7:30-9:40. THE DAMNED UNITED (R) Fri 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:50, 9:55; Sat and Sun 1:05-3:15-5:25-7:509:55. MORE THAN A GAME (PG) Fri 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30; Sat and Sun 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:30. ONG BAK 2: THE BEGINNING (R) Fri 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45; Sat and Sun 1:30-4:15-7:15-9:45.

Roxy Theatre Philadelphia 215–923–6699 2023 Sansom Street CALL THEATER FOR SCHEDULE.

The Bridge: cinema de lux, Philadelphia

Woodhaven Road exit ASTRO BOY (PG) Fri 2:35, 4:45, 7:15, 9:30; Sat 10:05-12:15-2:354:45-7:15-9:30.; Sun 10:05-12:152:35-4:45-7:15. CI RQU E DU FRE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) Fri 2:40, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05; Sat 10:00-12:20-2:40-5:05-7:3510:05.; Sun 10:00-12:20-2:405:05-7:35. COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri 2:55, 5:30, 8:05, 10:40; Sat 10:00-12:25-2:55-5:30-8:0510:40.; Sun 10:00-12:25-2:555:30-8:05. THE INFORMANT! (R) Fri 3:15, 8:10; Sat and Sun 10:20-3:158:10. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (R) Fri 3:30, 7:00, 10:10; Sat 12:05-3:307:00-10:10.; Sun 12:05-3:30-7:00. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35; Sat 10:0012:20-2:45-5:15-7:50-10:35.; Sun

12:55-3:10-5:20-7:45. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) Fri 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50; Sat 10:10-12:25-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:50.; Sun 10:10-12:25-2:50-5:10-7:30.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute 610–527–9898 824 West Lancaster Avenue BRIGHT STAR (PG) Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:45; Sat 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:45.; Sun 1:45-4:30-7:15. THE BURNING PLAIN (R) Fri and Sat 4:30, 9:55; Sun 4:30. CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (R) Fri 7:15; Sat 1:45-7:15.; Sun 7:15. LA BOHEME (NR) Sun 1:00 SPACE CHIMPS (G) Sat 11:00

Clearview’s Anthony Wayne 610–225–0980 109 West Lancaster Avenue ASTRO BOY (PG) Fri and Sat 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50; Sun 12:30-2:45-5:00-7:30.

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Clearview’s Bala Theatre 610–668–4695 157 Bala Avenue AMELIA (PG) Fri 4:15, 7:15, 9:45; Sat 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:45.; Sun 1:154:15-7:15. NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU (R) Fri 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; Sat 1:00-4:007:00-9:40.; Sun 1:00-4:00-7:00. A SERIOUS MAN (R) Fri 4:30, 7:30, 9:50; Sat 1:30-4:30-7:309:50.; Sun 1:30-4:30-7:30.

Hiway Theatre 215–886–9800 212 Old York Road A SERIOUS MAN (R) Fri 4:30, 7:00, 9:15; Sat 2:00-4:30-7:009:15.; Sun 2:30-5:00-7:30.

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Tuttleman IMAX Theater Franklin Institute 215–448–1111 20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway HU M AN B OD Y: P U SH IN G TH E LIMITS - BRAIN POWER (NR) 11:00, 12:00, 2:00 TO THE LIMIT (AM LIMIT) (NR) Fri 10:00 UNDER THE SEA (G) Fri 1:00; Sat and Sun 10:00-1:00. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG) 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00

UA Grant Plaza 9 800–326–3264 651 1619 Grant Avenue - Grant Plaza 2 Shopping Center ASTRO BOY (PG) 12:00, 2:20, 4:35, 7:00, 9:40 CI RQU E D U F RE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 11:50, 2:25, 4:55, 7:20, 10:00 CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS (PG) 11:25, 1:50, 4:20, 6:40, 9:20 COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) 11:45, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) 12:20, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:10 SAW VI (R) 12:10, 2:40, 5:00, 8:00, 10:20 THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) 11:35, 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 11:40, 2:00, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30

UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 800–326–3264 644 Located on Mall Boulevard across from The Plaza King of Prussia AMELIA (PG) 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:25 ASTRO BOY (PG) 12:00, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:20 CI RQU E D U F RE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 1:40, 5:00, 7:55, 10:40 CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) 12:50, 3:30, 6:10, 9:00. Digital 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri 12:40. OC/DA; Fri 3:20-6:209:15.; Sat 3:20. OC/DA; Sat 12:40-6:20-9:15.; Sun 3:20-6:20.; Sun 12:40-9:15. OC/DA LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri 1:00, 1:30, 3:50, 4:20, 6:50, 7:30, 9:45, 10:15; Sat 1:30-4:20-6:507:30-9:45-10:15.; Sun 1:00-1:303:50-4:20-6:50-7:30-9:45-10:15. THE METR OPO LITAN O PERA : AIDA (NR) Sat 1:00 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) 11:40, 12:20, 2:10, 2:50, 4:40, 5:20, 7:10, 7:50, 9:40, 10:20 SAW VI (R) 11:50, 12:30, 2:20, 3:00, 4:50, 5:30, 7:20, 8:00, 9:50, 10:30 THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) 12:15, 3:10, 6:30, 9:10 TOY STORY & TOY STORY 2 IN 3D DOUBLE FEATURE (G) 11:45, 3:45, 7:45. DLP-Digital Projection WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG) 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30. IMAX ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri 12:45, 2:45, 5:15, 8:10, 10:10; Sat 8:10-10:10.; Sun 12:45-2:45-5:15-8:10-10:10.


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Aykroyd’s vodka is a head above the rest Crystal Head vodka has a creepy legend, a mystical distilling process and, yeah, a Ghostbuster behind it His recipe for the perfect Halloween cocktail

Crystal Head Vodka, $49.95

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Vodka lost most of its mystery the first time you mixed a cheap handle with Hawaiian Punch and woke up in a sticky puddle. But while you left nothing to the imagination that night, the liquor has reclaimed some of its lore with the help of a Ghostbuster. “I think of myself as someone with a spiritualist bent,” says Dan Aykroyd of the story behind his Crystal Head vodka. Inspired by the legend of the 13 skulls, which attributes magical properties to 13 carved

“Einstein spoke of ‘spooky interaction at a distance.’ We pour the vodka over Herkimer diamonds for that last psychic touch.” AYKROYD

skulls found across the globe, the vodka is bottled in, yes, a crystal head, and filtered through diamonds for a magical boost. While the actor admits there’s little science behind the mystical properties of his vodka, he’s not ruling it out. “Einstein spoke of ‘spooky interaction at a distance,’” says Aykroyd. “We pour the vodka over Herkimer diamonds for that last psychic touch.”

Mix it up Aykroyd says he likes to mix two ounces of Crystal Head with orange juice. Sounds like a balanced breakfast to us, but we’re also digging the “Red Head”: Ingredients: 1.5 oz Crystal Head vodka .5 oz PAMA liqueur Pomegranate slice How to make it: Combine vodka and liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate. Where to get just a sip: They’re pouring it at Positano Coast, Mission Grill, Public House and Raven Lounge.

MONICA WEYMOUTH

The ’burbs get Stoned

It’s as cute as a button mushroom In her new cookbook, La Carmina shows you how to whip up adorable food It’s not difficult to get sweet in a hurry For most of us, a sprinkling of herbs or a little shaved Parmesan qualifies as snazzy garnishes. Some strategic sauce dribbles? Watch out, Iron Chef! But for bento goddess La Carmina, plating takes center stage. In her adorable new cookbook, “Cute Yummy Time,” the fashion blogger brings her love of Japanese pop culture to everything from sushi to tiramisu. “The whole world of spooky cute is the world I live in,” says La Carmina. “It’s a cute morbid world – I call it my Tokyo-Rococo world.” So how does that world translate on the table? A macaroni and cheese pi-

rate mouse is ready to defend his plate, red lettuce eye patch in place. After a couple strategic scoops of rice, a baby tiger emerges from a hearty platter of tikka masala. And sure, the “octopus den” penne takes a little more work, but pasta has never looked fiercer. Still trying to master the whole cooking thing? It doesn’t have to be an art project every time. “Think of it as your regular breakfast that just happens to have a cute garnish to it,” advises La Carmina. “It only takes five or 10 minutes to add a little more cuteness to it.” MONICA WEYMOUTH

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Stone Rose 822 Fayette St., Conshohocken 484-532-7300

Boyhood buddies are constantly hatching plans to do heroic deeds when they grow up, until they actually do grow up, and discover drinking instead. For grub and brews from two guys who made good on their dreams, hit Stone Rose. Two DelCo guys who’ve had designs on opening a bar even before they were allowed in one have taken over the old Y2K Tavern, completely renovating the dingy beer-and-shot joint into an airy casual bistro. The entree selections range from pan-roasted rib eye with Lyonnaise potatoes and bacon to seafood including pan-seared diver scallops and wild mushrooms and salmon. – Thrillist is a free daily e-mail that sifts through the crap to find the best of what Philly’s hiding. Get on the list at www.thrillist.com/metro.

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La Carmina gets cute

Tool box Beef, cheese, and bacon? That’s a Stone Rose burger.

The cute cooking fad invaded Japan a while ago, and you can probably find everything from kitten nori punchers to bunny rice molds at kitchen or specialty stores. But La

Carmina advices using what you already have on hand: “The world of bento tools is amazing, but I wanted to focus on techniques and tools that I could easily find. There’s nothing special needed.” METRO/MW

Quoted:

“The whole world of spooky cute is the world I live in. It’s a cute morbid world – I call it my Tokyo-Rococo world.” LA CARMINA

Why cube your tofu when you could cut it into panda shapes?

More info: You can follow the fashion adventures of La Carmina (and her cat, Basil Farrow) at www.lacarmina.com.


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ELLIOTT KALAN LETTERS@METRO.US

CELEBRITIZING THE U.S. OF A. Last week, proving America hasn’t lost the spirit of invention, we saw the unveiling of the child-kidnapping-balloon hoax. Like most devices, it was created to make its inventor famous. Unlike most devices, it has no other purpose. That isn’t as unusual as it sounds.

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hese days, everybody wants to be famous. (Why, you ask? Maybe they like being bothered in airports and public bathrooms.) To them, fame is better than money, respect or being considered a decent human being. Americans didn’t create the lust for fame. As Oscar Wilde, the renowned English attentionwhore, said: “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. Actually, having your head chopped off is worse. As is being crushed by an elephant.” (People usually just quote the first bit.) Until recently, our nation understood that only the very beautiful and very crazy deserved fame. Ordinary people became well-known solely as the victims of gruesome crimes. This appealed to few, keeping fame levels stable. In addition, privacy was so desirable that a whole country was founded for it (spoiler alert: It was ours). Not anymore. Remember when strangers didn’t know what you looked like naked? Your kids won’t.

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hanks to the Internet and the surgical removal of broadcast ethics, anyone can be famous. Unfortunately, if everyone’s famous it leaves no normal, boring people left to look up to famous people. Hey, I want to be famous, too; but I’ve also wanted superstrength, a time-traveling car and to be a Ghostbuster. Eventually I gave up on most of those dreams. Let’s all follow that example. We need a 10-year fame blackout, during which nobody is allowed to talk about anybody unless they know them personally. Afterwards, we’ll realize nobody deserves our attention, and there will be no celebrities left. Except for me, of course, the last living Ghostbuster in America. Some dreams never die. – Elliott Kalan is an Emmy-winning writer for “The Daily Show.” Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.

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3 In the news Outta here! Major-league umpire CB Bucknor, who missed two calls in the ALDS between the Angels and Red Sox, was pulled from World Series duty Thursday. Due to an outbreak of blown calls in the playoffs, the league decided to stick with only experienced umpires for the World Series, which begins next week. Bucknor was named baseball’s worst umpire in a 2006 players’ survey conducted by Sports Illustrated. METRO

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Manuel says Phils are ‘gonna get it’ GETTY IMAGES

Phillies believe they have best team in baseball Looking forward to proving 2008 title wasn’t a fluke

It’s hard to know if Brian Westbrook is truly 100 percent when his coach won’t give him the ball. Andy Reid called 12 rushing plays last week, handing it to his star running back just six times. And Westbrook, who averaged 8.3 yards per carry against Oakland, seems to be getting frustrated. “I can make some plays when I have the ball in my hands,” Westbrook said. “It’s very hard to show people what you can do when you don’t have the opportunities.” MIKE GREGER

Gaither out Eagles linebacker Omar Gaither will have Lisfranc surgery on his injured right foot and likely miss the rest of the season, according to coach Andy Reid. METRO

Manuel displays the NLCS trophy.

For much of the season when this didn’t seem possible, the Phillies kept assuring everybody that they’d be there in the end. Turns out they were right. And now they get to prove 2008 wasn’t the fluke so many have been saying it was …. in the World Series. “We believe we have the best team. We expected ourselves to get back,” said closer Brad Lidge. “But I don’t think we realized what a grind it was and how rare it was. Now we’ll be able to savor it for the next couple of days.” Then they’ll try to do something even more formidable: become the first NL team since Sparky Anderson’s ’76 Big Red Machine to successfully defend its title. “Winning the World Series was great because we hadn’t won it here in 28 years,” said Cole Hamels. “This year, because people say it hasn’t been done and

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Did you know? The Phils aren’t strangers to playoff excellence. Seventh heaven This is the Phillies’ seventh trip to the World Series in 127 years. They have won it two times (1980, 2008) What a streak The Phils have won 16 of their last 20 postseason games, dating back to Game 4 of the 2008 NLDS.

it’s one of the hardest things to do, we want to go out there and prove people wrong.” And with a full week to rest before the World Series gets under way, the reigning champs have every reason to be confident. “Our guys are ready,” said Charlie Manuel. “We’ve got one more step, and we’re gonna get it.” JON MARKS

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sports L.A. hopes for history It’s not over until it’s over. Just ask Dodgers skipper Joe Torre. In 2004, his Yankees dropped four straight games to Boston after jumping out to a 3-0 series lead in the ALCS. “Anything can happen. Clubs in the postseason are dangerous,” Torre said recently. The Angels are hoping history can repeat itself. Thirty teams — including the Phils and Yankees this season — have held 3-1 series leads since 1985. Only six have come back and advanced to the World Series. METRO

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Angels beat Yankees, Phillies wait patiently

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While the Phillies were resting — or recovering from Wednesday’s NLCS championship hangover — the Angels and Yankees were battling for the right to play them in the World Series. After nine hard-fought innings Thursday, they still don’t have an answer. The Angels are headed back to New York looking to become just the seventh team in MLB history to fight off a 3-1 deficit and win the ALCS. Fueled by a three-run, seventh-inning rally, L.A. scored a 7-6 win over the Yankees. The teams will play Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Most Phillies players said they didn’t care which team they had to face. “It’s going to be a dogfight against whoever we play,” said Ryan Howard. Although some had to admit that it would be a dream matchup if they were to face the Yankees. “I think everybody has

Winter Classic tune-up Torii Hunter celebrates the Angels’ 7-6 win Thursday.

Saturday Angels at Yankees, 8:07 p.m.

dreamed of playing in Yankee Stadium in the World Series,” said Cole Hamels recently. “If we get to play them, then that’s great. But if we get to play [the Angels], then that’s great, too. We’re the National League champions and one step closer to being World Series champions.” METRO

Claude Giroux notched the lone shootout goal to hand the Flyers a 4-3 win over Boston Thursday. The Flyers and Bruins will meet Jan. 1 at Fenway Park.


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A lot of fans think October is the best month for sports, but we lean toward November. Pro and college basketball, combined with thriller after thriller in college football tend to trounce the snoozefest that is postseason baseball.

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nstead of your run-of-the-mill NBA preview featuring predictions such as the Spurs over the Magic in seven games, LeBron James as MVP and Tyreke Evans as Rookie of the Year, we thought we’d compile the All-NBA WAG (wives and girlfriends) team:

The leggy Brazilian is certainly more famous than her husband. They’re expecting their first kid this winter, and the kid is almost certain to be very, very tall (he’s 6-foot-6, she’s 5-foot-10). Tony Parker and Eva Longoria — The San Antonio scoring machine has perhaps the most famous wife in the NBA. Jason Kidd and Hope Dworaczyk — The Dallas

Mavericks’ point guard is dating a littleknown model whose fame grew significantly this year when she posed for Playboy. J Kidd is known for his assists, but he apparently plays one heck of a 1-on-1 game. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union —

These two could easily end up just a oneyear wonder, though. D-Wade is in the midst of a brutal divorce, and Union bounces from one athlete to another quite often.

First team Marko Jaric and Adriana Lima — He’s a

journeyman on his third team (Memphis Grizzlies) since 2005; she is arguably the most well-known Victoria’s Secret model on the planet.

Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez —

The fifth spot caused us much consternation. We gave the edge to Vazquez for fear she’d come after us like we were a foul-mouthed Mavericks fan if we left her off. – Jason Raj McIntyre covers athletes off the field and runs the popular blog, The Big Lead (TheBigLead.com).

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Brandy could’ve been the one Kobe cheated on.

The almost-dream team This team features some of the most notable fractured relationships and marriages: Kobe Bryant and Brandy — Remember how

he took her to his high school prom? Jason Kidd and Joumana Kidd — She exploded — first in a bikini in Sports Illustrated, then as a red carpet reporter for one of those entertainment shows. The divorce was ugly, with Joumana claiming he ran a full court press that included strippers. Baron Davis and Teri Hatcher: One of the biggest head-scratchers in recent memory. It just goes to prove T.P. isn’t the only guard who can nab a Desperate Housewife. Chris Webber and Tyra Banks — Webber got hitched this offseason but not to Banks. We (and probably C-Webb) prefer the runway Tyra to the Oprah-wannabe version. Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku — Chicks apparently dig the Jheri curl. Yes, we know they are still dating, but we had to fit Dushku into this column somehow. Plus, there’s no way this lasts.


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