The popular Oxygen network show "Bad Girls Club" puts together in a house a group of women who like to drink, fornicate and fight. Shockingly, mayhem follows.
Washington was a cast member of the show's most recent season. The show recently cast in Old City for its next season, but Washington's alleged misdeeds have definitely set the bad-girl mark pretty high.
Bethenny coming to Merriam
"It's the greatest thing in the world. All I have to do is be myself," says Bethenny Frankel about her career of reality television, writing books and speaking engagements. The natural-foods chef, who became the star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York," brings her show to the Merriam on Jan. 21.
Frankel, who says she knows the city well from having dated some local men, says that her show is about "women's weight, body issues, how I helped women without dieting, gossip, my marriage, my baby," she says. She covers a lot of these themes is her upcoming book, "A Place of Yes."
"I don't plan for it to be funny, but people do laugh a lot," Frankel says when asked if it's a comedy show.
Frankel, who recently appeared on ABC's "Skating with the Stars," got her own Bravo series, "Bethenny Getting Married?" and has seen sales of her Skinnygirl margarita mix skyrocket from the TV exposure.
"When I started on the show, I don't think it was as crazy," says Frankel, who enjoys "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" but says that she has been too busy to see the current season. "It was five women who didn't always get along, but it was sort of humorous, it wasn't table-flipping and fighting and drama. When I left the 'Housewives,' I had moved on. I didn't want to be around women fighting."
Tickets for her show are available at kimmelcenter.org.
Out and about
Michael Vick popped by the new Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) store Monday with his brother, Marcus. The guys picked up a few hats and jackets including Sixers and Flyers gear. . . . Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw hung out Monday at a Borgata mur.mur party with DJ Jesse Marco, who was just back from a New Year's Eve set at the EdenRoc Resort, in St. Bart's.
Wanna meet Justin Bieber?
Calling all tween girls: Justin Bieber fans are invited to join Q102 DJ Maxwell from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza at the King of Prussia Mall to sing Bieber songs. The best singer will win a trip for four to the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," his movie out Feb. 11. The King of Prussia winner will compete for a chance to meet Bieber at the premiere.
TV reporter lands radio gig
Longtime TV reporter Ellen Kolodziej, last seen here on NBC 10 two years ago, has been hired as news anchor and sidekick on the Big Talker 1210 AM's new Chris Stigall morning show, which replaced Michael Smerconish, who has moved to afternoons. Kolodziej, a Hallahan High grad, didn't have much radio experience but is excited over the new job. She's married to a fellow broadcaster, ESPN's John Barr.
Restaurants needed for TV show
A new Food Network show, "Restaurant: Impossible," about restaurants that are in danger of closing or that need a boost in customers and revenue, are casting local eateries to be featured on the show. The restaurant must follow the advice of a celebrity chef and be willing to overhaul its menu, design or theme as the chef suggests.
For a casting application, visit restaurantimpossible.com. The show premieres at 10 p.m. Jan. 19.
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