Video: Robert De Niro Learned His Philly Accent from Bradley Cooper's Uncle Ernie

Video: Robert De Niro Learned His Philly Accent from Bradley Cooper's Uncle Ernie

Bradley Cooper, star of new Eagles-centric movie Silver Linings Playbook, was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night to discuss his new film and the role his uncle played in teaching Robert De Niro how to talk like a Philadelphian.

As Cooper tells it, his Uncle Ernie is a heating and air conditioning repairman in the Delaware Valley and De Niro had him read all of his parts in the script out loud to him so he could get the true local flavor of such phrases as "Dallas Sucks!" and "Run the F&$^# ball!"

Just kidding about that last part. Kind of.

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

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Cat-lover Ben Simmons raises his 2 Savannah cats to support #RaiseTheCat

It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.

Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.

One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.

With his two Savannah cats.

For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.

The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.

To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.

#RaiseTheCat lives on.