Franki Rudnesky

Franki Rudnesky

Franki Maria Rudnesky is a staff writer for PhillyVoice, with interests in entertainment, social media, pop culture, education and the arts. Franki has worked as a staff writer, copy editor, and social media manager for The Hammonton Gazette. Before that, she was a digital intern and production assistant for NBC10. She is a South Jersey native who received her master's degree from Villanova University and her bachelor's from Saint Joseph's University.

franki@phillyvoice.com

September 22, 2023

Entertainment

Atlantic City declares Sept. 22 'Jersey Shore' Day, honors cast at boardwalk event

Atlantic City has named Sept. 22 "Jersey Shore" Day in honor of the MTV reality show that has filmed in the city on multiple occasions. Members of the cast attended a ceremony led by Mayor Marty Small Sr. at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday to celebrate the new holiday.

September 22, 2023

Food & Drink

Takumi Bistro & Bar opens on the Main Line, hires Nobu-trained sushi chef

Takumi Bistro & Bar, a modern Japanese restaurant serving sushi and cocktails, opened this week on Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. Takumi's executive chef was trained by the team at Nobu.

September 20, 2023

Celebrities

Is Travis Kelce dating Taylor Swift? Jason Kelce didn't actually confirm any rumors in his 94WIP interview on Wednesday

Eagles center Jason Kelce joked about the rumors of his brother Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift dating during an appearance on the 'WIP Morning Show.' Speculation has been swirling ever since Travis attended an Eras Tour concert in July and attempted to give Swift a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it.

September 19, 2023

Family-Friendly

Adventure Aquarium to host monthslong fall festival with aquatic jack-o'-lanterns and sensory activities

Adventure Aquarium is hosting the Fintastic Fall Days festival from Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The family-friendly event features aquatic-themed pumpkin sculptures, fall crafts and pumpkin treats.

September 19, 2023

Obituaries

JoAnne A. Epps, Temple's acting president, dies after suffering 'sudden episode' during campus event

Joanne Epps, 72, acting president of Temple University, died Tuesday after falling ill while attending a memorial service on campus for Charles L. Blockson.

September 19, 2023

Food & Drink

3 Philly restaurants make New York Times' 2023 list of best in America

El Chingon, My Loup and Kalaya were included in the New York Times' 2023 list of the best restaurants in the United States. The annual list includes 50 restaurants that excite the newspapers editors, reporters and critics.

September 18, 2023

Podcast

Donovan McNabb to host NFL podcast on right-wing site OutKick

'The 5 Spot With Donovan McNabb' video podcast premieres Sept. 19 on the FOX-owned sports site OutKick. The show will air new episodes every Tuesday and Friday and feature game analysis and interviews with NFL figures. OutKick describes itself as "questioning the consensus and exposing the destructive nature of 'woke' activism."

September 18, 2023

Celebrities

'Jersey Shore' stars munch Wawa pizza in new commercial filmed in Cape May County

Wawa has debuted its new pizza commercial starring 'Jersey Shore' cast members 'DJ Pauly D' DelVecchio, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Vinny Guadagnino. The commercial was filmed last month at Wawa stores in Wildwood and Lower Township, Cape May County.

September 18, 2023

Holiday

Drink and be scary at these Halloween bars popping up in Philly

Halloween pop-up bars have started opening across Philadelphia. Craftsman Row Saloon, Tinsel and Uptown Beer Garden are all transforming with spooky decor and themed cocktails.

September 15, 2023

Social Media

TikTok's new Shop feature lets users buy and sell products directly through the app

TikTok has officially launched its Shop e-commerce platform this week in the U.S., allowing users to buy and sell products directly through the social media app.

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