Monday, October 14, 2013

My new Penn site:

To my most loyal fans, after 7 years of running DT, I've now got a bigger and better Penn alumni entertainment site I've been working on for a while and it's ready for you to play with:

Penn alumni can get the latest entertainment news and now create profiles, connect with other alumni, and add stories into their profile!

Get started by:

1) Visiting

2) Checking out the new way you can submit stories directly to the site!

3) Signing up on our Penntertainment social media channels:

Thank to Jay Matsueda (W'95), Victoria Polubinska (W'12) and TJ Trapp (C'99) with helping to develop!

And thank all of you readers for all your support as I continue to strengthen and connect our Penntertainment community!

Finally, stay tuned to DT as we will be taking the site in a slightly different direction!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Bill Maher loves talking with this Wharton Alum

Tonight (9/27), small business and finance expert Monica Mehta (W'97, Counterparts) will be appearing for a second time on the "Real Time with Bill Maher" panel.

monica-mehta-500Monica has actually been all over the media writing magazine columns (Bloomberg, Businessweek, INC Mag, and Entrepreneur Mag) and appearing regularly on business and political shows ("O’Reilly Factor", "The Adam Carolla Show", Fox News with Neil Cavuto, "Fox & Friends", "Fox Business", MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, ABC News).

Find out what Monica will be talking about with Bill after the jump!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Los Angelinos, join over 500 other Penn alumni at this huge event!

Los Angelinos, have you registered for Penn's huge "Time to Shine" event on October 8?

UPennThere are already over 500 registrations!

If you haven't done so already, head on over to and register!

How can you not go with such a catchy theme song in the video above?!

 Plus, it's a free event!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Penn alum produced this comedy. Surprised?

Would you be surprised that a Penn alum produced the soon-to-be released film Jewtopia? : )

Find out more after the jump!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Penn alum is a "pretty cool" presenter at MTV's VMAs (VIDEO)

UPenn and Vanessa Bayer

Did you see Vanessa Bayer (C'04, Bloomers) present as her Miley Cyrus alter ego on last night's VMAs?

Check it out after the jump!

Penn alumni of the 90s finally get an answer to THIS question

UPenn and MurphsA couple of years ago we went around an asked alumni from the 90s what they thought was in a Skylab from Murphy's Tavern ("Murph's").

While we got many funny responses on video, I just got a response from Jim Cleary, a member of the Murphy's Tavern Alumni facebook group telling me that a bartender who made Skylabs has now revealed the secret.

After the jump, get the answer!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Another awesome Penn cake!

For years now, we've seen some pretty impressive Penn cakes and I just spotted this equally impressive one on Instagram!

I do still think THIS piece of Penn branded food takes the cake.

More objects with unusually integrated Penn logos HERE

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"We didn't go to Harvard. We went to Wharton"

After the jump, check out a clip from this week's "Suits" TV show with a very special Wharton shoutout!

Friday, August 2, 2013

19 Signs You Went to the signs they left out

Buzzfeed just released an article about the 19 Signs You Went to Penn.

Not all the signs listed in the article hold true for alumni who may have attended Penn let's say over 15 years ago, but my favorites of course center around this, this and this.

One sign not on the list that applied to a generation of Penn alumni centered around seeing a particular individual on campus "in Church".

What other signs would you add to that buzzfeed article? Comment below!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's time for a makeover

Our namesake is getting a refresh!

Thanks to Scott Spitzer (Penn Staff) for providing this great photo!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

19 Penn Alumni you should know about: Vol. 8


This may be the juiciest "Penn Alumni You Should Know About" edition yet!

After the jump, check out exciting news about the latest from 19 Penn alumni with projects in TV, film, stage, web, apps, and print.

Plus, more stories of Penn alumni working together on entertainment projects alum who dishes on what happens backstage as a Jeopardy contestant ....and an alum who is body doubling for a major Hollywood star!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watch this former Penn Club President "Make a Deal" with Wayne Brady

UPenn and Let's Make a Deal

Over the years, we've had an assortment of Penn alumni win big on gameshows.

After the jump, watch former Los Angeles Penn Club President Melissa Wu (C'98) give her best "alluring" voice to Wayne Brady and make two (!) deals with "Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady.

Find out what was behind the curtain she chose!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hollywood Penn Alumni you should know about: Vol. 7


In this Penntertainment roundup, I've got some awesome projects and cameos from more Penn alumni you should know about!

Check it all out after the jump!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Biden Gives 2013 Penn Commencement Address (VIDEO)

UPenn and Vice President Joe Biden and Commencement

Today was the 257th Commencement and honorary speaker Vice President Joe Biden had lots of advice for the new graduates.

Some more fun highlights from his speech:
  • apparently Joe's son Beau went to Penn (C'91, Lightweight Football) and his granddaughter Naomi is a student there now.
  • On a more comical note, in his speech, Vice President Biden mentioned that The Washington Post said no man has entered the office of Vice President with fewer assets than Joe Biden.
...After the jump, watch the entire speech and find out why (minute 1:33).  : )

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Studying for Finals never got more musical

For a while, this form of expression was pretty popular all over Penn.

It's finals season now and Penn students are getting creative again.

In an unsuspecting study lounge at the University of Pennsylvania, two star-crossed studiers need someone to watch their stuff and they interrupt entertain all those around them.

After the jump, watch the video!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It Ain't Easy Being Conrad Bain (the Penn Six song you want to hear!)

UPenn and Conrad BainEarlier this week we lost the beloved actor Conrad Bain, aka Mr. Drummond from "Diff'rent Strokes".

Some Penn alumni encouraged me to post Penn Six's popular song "Conrad Bain" from their 1993 album "Jacket Off" album however I couldn't find it anywhere online.

After chatting with a Penn Six alum friend, I was able to locate the song ...and after the jump you can now listen to it!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hollywood Penn Alumni you should know about: Vol. 6


I've got some more alumni who are blowing up in the world of entertainment that you should know about!

After the jump, learn about alumni who are appearing on, writing for and creating some great new TV shows.

...Plus one alum who is writing about his experience producing one very newsworthy Broadway show.

Happy new year everyone!