"BAD GIRLS CLUB" star Catya Washington is among the stars of "Single Black Female," a new play by South Philly-native playwright/director Kash Goins.
PENN GRAD John Legend, who once performed outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Welcome America! July 4 concert, will entertain inside the museum May 7 at "Step into Spring."
THE TRAVEL CHANNEL was shooting at Eastern State Penitentiary late last week for a series called "Paranormal Challenge."
The show is hosted by Zak Bagans of "Ghost Adventures," which has already featured the famous lock-up, once home to mobster Al Capone. Bagans has called Eastern State one of the most haunted buildings in the world.
BUZZ AROUND Penn's Wharton School of Business yesterday was that Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima had been accepted to the school. But to the dismay of most Wharton dudes, we hear it's not the Brazilian babe, but another woman by that name who will join the business program.
JOSE CANSECO pulled the old switcheroo Saturday, sending his twin brother, Ozzie, in his place to fight in a Celebrity Boxing event at the Seminole Hard Rock, in Florida, according to promoter Damon Feldman.
"IT TOOK A lot of paternity tests to make this gift," talk-show host Maury Povich jokes about the $1 million he donated to the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House to establish the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs.
"I PAID AN incredible price. I just want my life back," former NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri said last night, hours after a New York judge cleared him of any wrongdoing in a so-called road-rage incident last May in which he was alleged to have slapped a limo driver in New York.
NAFEESA WILLIAMS was happy enough when she landed a three-episode role on "One Life to Live," but that has turned into a four-year contract with the ABC soap.
FORMER NBC10 anchor Vince DeMentri spent his 47th birthday yesterday on trial in a New York courtroom for attempted assault on a limo driver.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Chuck Peruto Jr. did his civic service yesterday, showing up for jury duty at the Criminal Justice Center. A day earlier, Peruto was in court representing the Rev. James Brennan, one of five Catholic priests charged with sexual abuse. Not
JOE LOZITO HAS long been a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but now he's counting UFC fighters and executives as some of his biggest fans.
Dan Gross: Pink is heading home this weekend for her baby shower. We hear the Doylestown-native pop star is flying from Los Angeles to celebrate with family and friends.
A local company is quietly casting Main Line women for a pilot to pitch to Bravo as "The Real Housewives of the Main Line."
AFTER SPENDING 11 seasons with the Eagles, Tra Thomas says there was "No question I would return back here" after retiring.
CELEBRITY Boxing promoter Damon Feldman was sentenced yesterday to two years' probation after pleading no contest to charges of fixing fights and promoting fights without a license.
JAY LENO still has a soft spot for the old Middle East, which used to be at 123 Chestnut St.