GET READY TO beat up the beat.
"Jersey Shore" star Pauly D. is coming to the Roxxy (939 N. Delaware) Jan. 16 to host a party for Q102.
"BAD GIRLS CLUB" star Catya Washington was remanded to Riverside Correctional Facility on Dec. 26 for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest, according to a prison spokesman.
ALLEN IVERSON is sure glad they have T.G.I. Friday's in Istanbul.
The Sixers legend, a former regular at the Friday's on City Avenue, is now playing basketball in Turkey and told Philadelphia magazine's Robert Huber that he goes to Friday's in Istanbul daily.
ADULT FILM sensation Mary Carey is not letting her loss in the 2003 California gubernatorial race dampen her political aspirations. Carey, who dances at the Oasis Gentlemen's Club (6800 Essington) through Saturday, has her sights set on the White House. "If Sarah Palin can do it, so can I," the buxom blonde told us yesterday. Of course Carey, 30, would have to wait until 2016 to meet the age requirement of 35.
PHILADELPHIA'S first beloved No. 34 is very excited about Cliff Lee's return to the Phillies.
"It's great for the Philly fans," Charles Barkley told us yesterday. "As a fan, I just think that you want a legitimate shot to win every year.
JAMES HONG has been turning heads for several weeks since the veteran character actor arrived in town to work on "Safe," an action thriller that wraps filming here on Friday. Hong, 81, whose hundreds of credits include "Blade Runner," "Chinatown" and "Big Trouble in Little China," plays the leader of the Triads, the Chinese mafia. He speaks Mandarin in his several scenes in the film starring Jason Statham.
SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS is expected Saturday night at the Ritz-Carlton to host the black-tie Joy to the World gala to benefit local families in need, organizers say.
FIVE-TIME Wing Bowl champ Bill "El Wingador" Simmons revealed yesterday on 610 WIP that he will return to Wing Bowl 19 on Feb. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center. Wingador, 49, announced his retirement from competitive eating minutes after losing Wing Bowl 16 to Joey Chestnut.
CHEF MATT LEVIN says he started stockpiling Four Loko (not tasty but, in our experience, not the Devil's drink that politicians and lazy media reports would have you believe) as soon as it started being banned nationwide.
FRANKLIN OJEDA SMITH, a Sociology professor at Richard Stockton College, calls his recent appearance on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" the "highlight of my career thus far."
FISHTOWN HARPIST Mary Lattimore is just back from Los Angeles, where she recorded on Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore's solo album.
FILMMAKER Tanya Hamilton has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for "Night Catches Us," a locally shot drama that opens in theaters on Friday.
BALA CYNWYD NATIVE actor Gideon Glick is one of the "Geek Chorus" members in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," a musical opening on Broadway on 1/11/11.
GOV. RENDELL lured U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to the Prime Rib (17th & Locust) last night where a group of old friends surprised the outgoing senator with a dinner party to celebrate his 30 years on Capitol Hill.
"AMERICAN BANDSTAND" dancer Bunny Gibson will be seen in Tuesday's episode of the Fox musical hit, "Glee."
Be warned, Gleeks, about mild spoilers in the next sentence.
ANGELINA PIVARNICK of "Jersey Shore" got wasted on Ketel One and sodas at Recess (125 S. 2nd) Saturday night. Pivarnick, who calls herself the "Kim Kardashian of Staten Island," stopped at the club after an appearance at Jack's in Sewell, N.J.
A FEW PRANKSTERS hopped into a NYC taxicab on the set of "Safe" Friday night and drove it for about a block South on Broad Street from Walnut and then hopped out while laughing and ran off. A film spokeswoman says the taxi was promptly recovered by a crew member and that the film did file a police report.
DOYLESTOWN popstar Pink, née Alecia Beth Moore, announced yesterday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she is pregnant, as Us Weekly had reported.