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Dan Gross | Fall Out Boy's local lyricist

SOUTH Philly's Wesley Eisold is credited as co-writer on three songs on Fall Out Boy's new record "Infinity on High."

How did Eisold get hooked up with Fall Out Boy? He won't say.

However, sources familiar with the lyrics of Eisold's former band American Nightmare say several phrases and verses on F.O.B's multi-platinum "From Under the Cork Tree" were lifted from American Nightmare lyrics and poetry Eisold wrote elsewhere.

Eisold, a Boston transplant who sings in hardcore punk act Some Girls, moved to Philly in August. We're told Eisold never gave permission for his lyrics to be used, and never received any royalties from record sales. On some versions of "From Under the Cork Tree," Eisold is listed as "Inspirador," and on other copies it says "Tear Chaser inspired by Wesley Eisold of Some Girls."

Sources say Eisold and the band reached an out-of-court settlement on the lifted lyrics. But Eisold declined to discuss the matter when contacted for this story.

Fall Out Boy's label Island/ Def Jam did not respond to our detailed request for comment.

Film fest to honor Mulroney

The Philadelphia Film Festival will honor actor Dermot Mulroney with its Artistic Achievement American Independents Award in an April 14 ceremony at the Prince Music Theater.

A 15-minute clip highlighting Mulroney's career will precede the award, which will be followed by a screening of Dante's Inferno in which Mulroney provides the vocals for the lead role.

Mulroney, who can be seen in theaters now playing a San Francisco police captain in "Zodiac."

He and director Sean Meredith will host a Q&A session following the screening.

The hunky actor, who is married to actress Catherine Keener, has a sister Moira, a former assistant district attorney who now works at the Philadelphia Zoo.

* The PFF schedule will be

posted March 16 at phillyfests. com.

Tix go on sale March 16 for Philadelphia Film Society members, and March 19 to the public.

DeVille to hit town for delivery

Poison guitarist CC DeVille will be in town soon because his girlfriend, local model Shannon Malone, is expecting their first child any day. DeVille, who is recording an album of covers with Poison, was recently seen on VH1's "The Surreal Life." He's also offered to counsel pop tart Britney Spears, as De-Ville himself was once treated for substance abuse at Promises, the rehab center where Spears is drying out.

Out and about

Fox 29's George Mallet and wife Karen, PR director for Fox Chase Cancer Center, were among spectators at the Evolved Fighting Championships the other night at the New Alhambra Arena (Swanson & Ritner).

* "Queer Eye" style guy Car-

son Kressley and a male companion dined Sunday at Tangerine (232 Market), where the Allentown native was friendly to fans and staff.

* Former basketballers Gene

Banks and Lewis Lloyd stopped by Dave & Buster's (325 N. Columbus) after Sunday's Sixers game.

The pair shot hoops on a machine at the adult arcade.

* "Action News" anchor Mon-

ica Malpass enjoyed a girl's night out at Smith & Wollensky in the Rittenhouse on Tuesday, the day we reported that her ex-fiance, Steve Thorne, also a S&W regular, had sued her to get back his $78,000 engagement ring.

TV gals doing double duty

CBS 3 meteorologist Kathy Orr fills in for the vacationing Dave Price on CBS' "Early Show" Monday morning. Orr debuted on the "Early Show" last Monday. She heads to New York Sunday after co-hosting CBS 3's St. Patrick's Day Parade with Larry Mendte, from noon to 3:30.

* Comcast SportsNet's Leslie

Gudel will guest-bartend tonight at Downey's (Front & South) for a fundraiser for the family of late Norristown Police Officer Ron Rosa. Rosa was a good friend of Gudel's husband, Jamie Kemm, a state police corporal. The event runs from 8 to midnight, and money from every drink sold benefits Rosa's family.

Sexy Single throws porn party

Debauchery is expected Sunday night at the World Famous Gold Club (15th & Chancellor), where HoleAndAHeartbeat. com, the hardcore-porn site started by Scott McLeod, a former Daily News Sexy Single, is holding a party called XXX-Posed. McLeod, who formerly owned Fresca and also served as chef at Denim, will be joined for the 9 p.m. bash by adult film

star Paige Taylor and Lexi LaVey, a model on the site.

Dirty Diamond, who performs raunchy versions of Neil Diamond tunes, will provide musical accompaniment to the strip-club party. Tickets are $15 at the door. *

If you have something you'd like to share with Dan, call 215-854-5963, or e-mail grossd@phillynews.com. To read Dan's recent columns, visit http://go.philly.com/dangross.

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