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An estimated 85,000 people the U2 concert at Lincoln Financial Field a few weeks ago, and many shared their experiences via their smartphones.U2 Concert In Philadelphia Sees Increased Data/Voice Traffic. Photo: Aileen Bannon

"Concert goers utilized the Verizon Wireless network by websurfing, texting, and photo/video messaging. So much so, that Verizon Wireless saw a 600 percent increase in data usage that evening," said Amanda Carl, senior account executive from Verizon Wireless.  

"Concert goers were also calling friends and family to share in their excitement, as Verizon Wireless saw a 400 percent increase in voice calling traffic as well. Clearly Bono made quite an impact on Philadelphia music-lovers, while Verizon Wireless was, as always, able to provide its customers with a reliable and quality network experience."


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The Scandinavian Weight loss and body sculpting secret comes to Philadelphia and our Host, Tiffany Bucciarelli, is putting it to the test.

Summer isn’t over yet, every women is still looking to slim down and stay toned for the perfect beach body or get a head start on wearing those great fall boots! PhillyHealthWatch heard the weighloss secret has come to Philadelphia to help women lose weight and inches with out breaking a sweat!  We wanted to see just how this program works, so we signed up our PHW Host to put Bailine to the test!

Tiffany will be engaging in a five week program that starts tomorrow (July 27th) that will consist of 10 sessions total, twice a week, 30 minute sessions.  Her results are expected to be shown after the ten sessions.  Tiffany should expect to tighten and tone muscles and skin, reduce cellulite, and increase her metabolism.  Tiffany will be posting about her experience through out the next five weeks on Facebook and Twitter.

We will launch our program with Tiffany’s interview with co-owners Marianne Torhus and Lisbet Drivdahl by and initial consultation that we will have ALL on video!  You will get to see where Tiffany measures up (body measurements) and what her goals will be set as over the next 5 weeks.  PHW will be bring you check in’s throughout the next five weeks to see Tiffany’s progress and get her opinion on how she is feeling throughout the entire process.

PhillyHealthWatch has it ALL on video.. stay tuned!

The Soulmates, dance team of the Philadelphia Soul, performs in the Macy's Court at Shopping for a Sweetie at the Oxford Valley Mall.

The Soulmates, dance team of the Philadelphia Soul, performs in the Macy's Court at Shopping for a Sweetie at the Oxford Valley Mall.


Hypnotist Bryan Toder, of Plymouth Hypnosis Center in Lafayette Hill, entertains the crowd with ways to relieve dating stress.

Hypnotist Bryan Toder, of Plymouth Hypnosis Center in Lafayette Hill, entertains the crowd with ways to relieve dating stress.


Emcee of the event, Jennaphr Frederick of Fox29, auctions off local Temple University student Mike Van Assche on a date.  Dates and auction items were bid on to benefit the American Red Cross of Lower Bucks County.

Emcee of the event, Jennaphr Frederick of Fox29, auctions off local Temple University student Mike Van Assche on a date.  Dates and auction items were bid on to benefit the American Red Cross of Lower Bucks County


When it was announced that singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment today it was sad, but certainly not shocking. Although a drug overdose hasn't been confirmed as her cause of death, we can be pretty certain that it was.amy winehouse

Amy Winehouse has battled drug and alcohol abuse for the past few years. She has been in and out of rehab many times and reportedly was sober early this year.

It was well-documented that she appeared to be heading down that dangerous path once again when she was booed off the stage at a gig in Serbia in June.

With Amy Winehouse's death, she joins "Club 27" - the list of famous musicians who all died at the age of 27. This list includes Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin.

TMZ, posted an excellent photo gallery of Club 27 on their site.

Amy Winehouse will be forever known as an immense talent, but one who could never fully realize her full potential due to her disastrous lifestyle. Her career was short-lived as she broke onto the scene in 2003 with a debut album at age 20, but within 4 years her career began to spiral downwards after the release of "Back to Black."

Like many in Club 27, we can only theorize what might have been.

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Alas, the Amazing Spider Man trailer has finally been released!

The much-hyped movie has been in the making for a few years and gone through a reboot phase after former director Sam Raimi withdrew from the project.

New director Marc Webb is at the helm, Andrew Garfield (Social Network) will play Peter Parker, and Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy. Ryhs Ifans will play the villain "The Lizard."

The Amazing Spider Man won't hit theaters for another summer, but fan interest is already through the roof!

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The bigger they are, the harder they fall as they say. And, Rupert Murdoch's Kingdom is about to crumble in light of this phone hacking scandal.

You know with any scandal, it just takes one little thing to sneak out and then the floodgates open up. Go down the line. Tiger Woods. Jesse James. Mel Gibson. Charlie Sheen. And, of course Anthony Weiner.

With the phone hacking scandal captivating the attention of Britain, this is surely just the surface of how deep it goes. For years Rupert Murdoch has been using his clout to threaten people's careers and flouting laws to increase his Empire's presence. And, now the chickens are coming home to roost.

It will be nice seeing Murdoch fall down. I just wonder how the schlubs at Fox News and right-wing mongers like Rush Limbaugh will spin this one?

I guess the "liberal media" isn't all that bad is it? At least they aren't hacking into the phones of dead people!

Today Rupert Murdoch told the British Parliamentary Committee that this is "the most humble day of my life."

Just like the Japan Nuclear Disaster, this thing is out of control while noone admits it there is more than meets the eye. Murdoch has reportedly lost $1 billion already.

I wonder what Rupert Murdoch will say when he's forced to resign and loses billions more over his misdeeds?

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It's official - Casey Anthony has been released from prison as of midnight. As she walked out of the prison she quickly hopped into an SUV, where she was driven away. And, she was met by an angry mob of protestors.

She has already received a few death threats as there are plenty of people who want to see to it she receives justice for her crime. Right now, Casey Anthony is the most hated woman in America. She's a villain who rivals Voldemort, the Dark Lord of the Harry Potter films.

And, in Florida where many people frown down on abortions, there are plenty of people willing to take out this alleged baby killer. Heck, co-workers of a juror on the Casey Anthony case have forced "juror No. 12" to quit her job and go into hiding! There are plenty of pissed off people in Florida, where children are as sacred as Hindu cows. dexter casey anthony

It's the $50,000 question which is on many people's minds...will someone knock off  alleged murderer Casey Anthony? Shortly after the not-guilty verdict - Dexter was a trending topic on Twitter as many people took to the internet and fantasized about Dexter killing Casey Anthony. Dexter as you may know, takes place in Miami. And, Casey Anthony would be just the type of target for America's most beloved vigilante.

Face it, if you followed this case closely, you know that the jury and the prosecution dropped the ball. She's guilty as sin and deserving of justice. I think America would cheer if a vigilante gave Casey Anthony her due justice...Dexter style.

It would behoove Casey Anthony to get out of dodge. She's not only the most hated person in Florida, but the most hated person in America. Rumor has it she may even be relocated to Puerto Rico.

She might not even be safe there.

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Many of you have noticed how Ukee Washington from CBS 3 and host of Talk Philly has dropped a few pounds and is looking quite slim and PhillyHealthWatch's Tiffany Bucciarelli with CBS 3's Ukee Washington.energetic these days.  With a childhood history of  athletics, Ukee is very competitive in nature and has a natural drive to keep in shape.

However, life in the fast lane can get the best of most of us and we find ourselves getting a bit sluggish and packing on some unwanted pounds.  When CBS 3 announced a company wide weight loss competition, Ukee’s competitive edge kicked in.  Waking up at 2:30am is not an easy life – especially when working out right when you wake up is the best time to burn the calories.  

Unfortunately, Ukee did not have that advantage… but neither did most of his co-workers at the station.  He also found it challenging to get to the gym on his down time because by the time he got to the gym.. parked.. got dressed… worked out.. showered.. and dressed again, he had to rush back to the station (this fiasco took two hours).  It was just not practical with his busy schedule!  Ukee tells me how his gym membership is a complete waste, “I haven’t been there in years!”

So what exactly is Ukee’s weight loss secret to success?

"Going from 232 pounds to 215 pounds is no easy task" Ukee stated, “I completely changed my diet, no more junk..all the right things..workout 3-4 days a week…Tony Horton elastic bands..walk..and weights. And of course, plenty of water and 6-8 hours of sleep!!!”  Ukee also mentioned to me that recently he has found the importance of stretching and staying limber.  He currently gets stretched by a professional once a week where they full body stretch him and give him a deep muscle massage.

I was very interested in knowing what exactly motivated Ukee to take on such a task and what keeps him motivated to keep the weight off.  Ukee stated, “I was motivated to do this challenge because the station was holding a competition and I thought it was a great way to get me back in shape.  I care about being a leader and I want to set a good example to my peers at the station.”
Just wanted to say thank you to Ukee for being such a great inspiration to all of us and thank you for taking the time for our interview!  We look forward to watching your continued success and supporting your health and wellness goals!  Go to our facebook page to help cheer Ukee on!
PhillyHealthWatch just wants to say… Keep up the good work!

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The 2011 MLB All-Star game was tonight. And, once again we were treated to Joe Buck's tired commentary. It seems as though every year the bosses at Fox and MLB tell him to shove it down our throats just how much this game means.

In the 5th inning tonight Buck says, "you really have to manage this game differently" due to its importance. Really? The new rules to the All-Star game were implemented in 2003. Should Joe Buck really be shoving this crap down our throats eight years later?

All throughout the game we were reminded about the importance of this so-called meaningful game by Buck and Tim McCarver.

I think we're well aware that the geniuses in MLB and Fox want us to believe this meaningless All-Star game has meaning by giving home field advantage in the World Series to whichever League wins. This by the way, is one of the stupidest ideas ever conceived by a professional sports league.

It really makes me wonder if Joe Buck is forced to feed us this propaganda. I could see if this change was implemented a few years ago, but do we need to reminded eight years later?

On another note, did anyone catch the shameless Taco Bell plug after lineups were announced early on. Nearly two minutes after that yo-yo Brian Wilson announced the lineup, Joe Buck just had to say "what you witnessed there of course was the Taco Bell lineup." I realize Taco Bell has pimped their product all over the All-Star game, but if you can't whore out Taco Bell right off the bat - don't do it two minutes later. Talk about a violation.

There's your 2011 All-Star Game recap. If MLB is a pimp, then the All-Star game is the call girl.

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Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media today and appeared extremely confident in his role as one of the leaders of this team. Not only has he embraced his role, but he wants to get the job done for the Philadelphia fans.

It's become a running joke in Philadelphia to criticize the Flyers for lacking a top-flight goaltender, which has been absent from this team since the days of Ron Hextall. With the acquisition of Ilya Brzygalov - it provides the Flyers with a goalie who had 15 shutouts over the past two seasons and a GAA in the low 2.00's.

In the conference call today, Bryzgalov was adamant about shouldering the load and taking on the pressure of being the go-to guy who will take this team to it's first Stanley Cup in over 35 years.

"I want to be the guy who can carry this team," Bryzgalov said in a conference call Monday. "I want to help this team win the Stanley Cup because people in Philadelphia and the organization have waited long enough. I want to win the Stanley Cup also and I think we have similar ideas, similar goals. That's why we have to work hard and reach this goal. Pressure … we have to deal with the pressure every way and every day in our lives, hockey, everywhere."

It's great to see the Flyers' prized acquisition embracing his role alread - even though we're nearly 3 months away from the regular season.

While there is certainly a good reason to temper expectations for Philadelphia this season (losing Richards and Carter), the Flyers do have that stud goaltender they have lacked for a long time. And, we have seen time and time again how far they have gone without that key piece.

Brzygalov appears ready to answer the call.

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