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Paul Wharton Productions: ‘Casting Fresh & Fabulous Faces’

PaulWhartonAboutHeadshotDo you have nothing else in the world you can possibly do with your time? If so, we have a way you can fill it!

Paul Wharton Productions is building a promotional team and looking for interns and professionals with “strong people skills, interested in a fun and team-oriented working environment, and willing to volunteer at events or on production set.”

Now this gig isn’t just for anyone. The LLC is looking for reliable individuals with social media skills and some college experience. Those without “fresh and fabulous faces” need not apply. The email leads with these necessary qualities. Read more

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Michelle Williams, Paul Wharton, Jasmine V

Style guru Paul Wharton never ceases to amaze. Tonight he’s hosting a holiday window unveiling at Macy’s Metro Center that will feature Destiny’s Child’s  Michelle Williams, teen pop star Jasmine Villegas (formerly romantically linked to Justin Bieber), former Redskins running back Clinton Portis, and Track and Field medalist LaShawn Merritt. Santa will also be on hand.

The event starts… Read more

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives – THE RESULTS Part Deux

On Thursday, we began rolling out the results of our Summer Superlatives and today, you get to meet the rest of the winners. Thanks for voting.

Today’s results kicks off with the Best Dressed category. This cage match was between Politico’s Ken Vogel and Kate Nocerra, WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, RCP’s Erin McPike, and CNN’s Kate Balduan. This contest wasn’t even close. While we had a feeling Capehart would be the clear winner, he was a very distant second to Kate Balduan! Congrats, Kate. Your prize is a $1 gift card to Fashion Bug!

Moving right along, we asked you to name Washington’s Best Writer. Your choices were The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, NJ’s Major Garrett, NYT’s Mark Leibovich, Ashley Parker and Maureen Dowd, WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty, HuffPost’s Eliot Nelson, and Washingtonian’s Luke Mullins. This one was a close one to call. It was a two-man race between Garrett and Labash, but in the end, Major Garrett came through and was voted the winner. It should be noted that today is Garrett’s birthday.

Which Washington journo is Most In Need of a Salad? We asked you to choose between Politico’s Jonathan Allen and Jonathan Martin, Slate‘s Dave Weigel, HuffPost’s Peter Cherukuri and Jason Linkins, FNC’s Bob Beckel and Bret Baier, and author and former TWTer Rich Miniter. This was another category where it wasn’t even close. The FNC team of Bob Beckel and Bret Baier were the heavy favorites and waddled walked their way to an easy victory.

Next up, we had the category that saw more votes than any other, Sexiest. Your sultry selections were AP‘s Steve Peoples, Atlantic Publisher Justin Smith, Washingtonian‘s Kate Bennett, Real Housewives of D.C.’s sassy stylist Paul Wharton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, NBC4′s Doug Kammerer and Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince. The winner by a slim, sexy (and consenting) majority was Brianna Keilar.

On the other side of the coin, we have Who is Most In Need of a Makeover? Your choices were CQ Roll Call (the entire publication), The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle, TWT’s Stephen Dinan, DCRTV’s Dave Hughes and Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher. Once again, this was a two-man race between Christopher and Boyle. While Christopher just looks generally disheveled, the overall train wreck that is Matthew Boyle was voted the winner. Congrats, Matt. We hear that Paul Wharton may be available to help turn you into a beautiful swan.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Best On-Air Personality. The heavy-hitters on this list were ABC’s Jake Tapper, The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, CBS’s Bob Schieffer and Nancy Cordes, HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, and WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson. At the end of the day, the experience of Schieffer couldn’t keep up with your winner, Jake Tapper!

Congratulations to all of our winners.

 

Paul Wharton: Crimefighter

That’s a headline I never thought I’d write. After spending weeks watching D.C. stylist Paul Wharton on TV as host of “Paul Wharton Style,” I would’ve thought that the only way he could fight crime would be sassing an evil-doer into submission.

But, I was wrong.

Wharton is helping to promote CrimePush Security, a new app for iPhone and Android that describes itself as “a revolutionary crime reporting and public safety application unveiled a number of new features designed to keep citizens and students safe.” With a name like “CrimePush”, it sounds like the least fun sexual position ever created.

How does it work? The app allows the smartphone user to report crimes directly to law enforcement officials with the touch of a button. If you see someone trying to break into a car, just use CrimePush. If you see someone holding up a gas station, just use CrimePush. If you see someone wearing suspenders AND a belt, don’t use CrimePush. They don’t handle crimes of fashion. You’ll need Wharton for that.

You can learn about the many new features and where to find the app at www.crimepush.com. In the meantime, Wharton, without even being asked, assures us, “Yes, I am getting a skintight Superman costume and a fresh blow out.”

We would expect nothing less.

The Whorld of Wharton

It’s been a while since we checked in with D.C.’s favorite celebrity stylist, Paul Wharton. His show, “Paul Wharton Style,” used to be our favorite show on TV. Hopefully, we’ll see him back soon. In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for this nugget of Paul sharing some tips with Salon Lynne. Paul endorses the local salon for keeping his beautiful locks in shape. It’s got to be all that African shea butter. In all honesty, his hair looks SO much better now than it USED to look. Just watch this video below.

What’s Yesha Tweeting?

Our ongoing series examining the tweets of Washington journos is about to take a wild turn. Last year, Yesha Callahan was looking for a relationship on Craigslist and Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) replied in the creepiest way possible: flexing his shirtless arms while showing his face. The whole scandal ended Lee’s political career. Callahan continues to blog and tweet at lightning speed on JUST about everything under the sun. It’s a blistering Twitter feed that pulls no punches on ANY topic. So, let’s take a look to see What Yesha is Tweeting today.

Yesha’s first few tweets of the day seem to focus on semen. If that bothers you, then read no further, because we are about to submerge ourselves in baby batter. Yesha tweets, “I swear women need to stop swallowing all willy nilly & for recreation…got men out here expecting it from other women like it’s a given.”

Wait. Where the hell are all the women who are “swallowing all willy nilly”??? Is that REALLY a rampant problem? Yesha continues, “My best guy friend from hs….apparently told me that it’s expected from anyone he dates.” It’s EXPECTED???  We hate to go all Penthouse Forum here, but if you find someone who loves sack sauce THAT much, you may have just found marriage material.

Callahan isn’t done shooting her load quite yet. She tweets, “I posted the article abt the semen cupcake on fb…here’s Carla’s sister ‘where can I get one of those?’ Grosd.” A semen cupcake? We must have missed that recipe on the latest episode of Paul Wharton’s TV show.

Editor’s note: Stay tuned for more episodes of “What’s Yesha Tweeting?” In the meantime, Peter is gargling with Purel.

Whorld of Wharton, Take #4

Praise the lord, Paul Wharton is back in Washington, D.C. The last two episodes of “Paul Wharton Style”, airing Sundays at noon on WB 50, have been based in Manhattan and we are ready to have Paul back on familiar territory. He begins the show by telling us that after being on the road and gobbling mac and cheese, his clothes are feeling a little tight. So, he bounces into a training session with his trainer, Laurent. We have to say that we have NEVER seen Paul like this. His hair is pulled back into a ponytail and he’s sporting a white, deep-V-neck T-shirt. He floats around the gym and gets awfully handsy with Laurent as he gets put through his paces. Paul makes a boatload of excuses as to why he’s struggling so much to get through the workout. He tells Laurent, ”I’ve been busy. My schedule. My dog. I had to go over there and volunteer at the place.” That seems legit. He “volunteers” at “the place.”

After getting his workout in, Paul heads to the wilds of Virginia for a wine tasting. If there is a common thread that ties together each episode, it’s Paul’s love of booze. Hardly a move gets made without him looking for an excuse to crack open a bottle. The owner of Paradise Springs Winery barely gets the phrase “wine tastings” out of his mouth before Paul perks up and demands a tasting for himself. The nice man tries to educate Paul on the complexities of their wine and Wharton LITERALLY points the bottom of the glass at the ceiling and drains the glass of wine. And he doesn’t stop. There are several scenes of Paul draining glass after glass after glass. As he drinks, his catchphrase is “Down the hatchie.” After about five or six glasses of wine, Paul is clearly drunk. He’s snapping his fingers and dancing and telling people he loves them. While we like Paul, he is a cheap date.

Now that he’s all liquored up, it’s time for food. Paul takes the party to Rogue 24, the restaurant from Chef R.J. Cooper. Paul is sitting in the bar area sucking down even more booze when Cooper meets him and tries to teach him about some of his molecular gastronomy creations in his specially designed kitchen. They spend some time assembling a dish featuring a foam of champagne, squid ink crackers and sea urchins. Shockingly, the name of the dish isn’t sea urchins with squid ink and champagne foam. It’s called “The Ocean Floor Looking Out from the Beach in Santa Barbara.” (There is no way that I could make up some bullshit like that and expect you to believe it.) Noteworthy: Paul is sipping a cocktail this whole time. We are drunk just watching him.

Luckily, the next stop is to get some help at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting a bar! He drops into The Passenger to enjoy a “drink or three.” Paul says he loves to get his “cocktail on.” He gets a drink with lime juice, whiskey and soda called “The Rickey.” It sounds delicious. Paul inhales and immediately moves on to another drink called “The Love Letters” made with rum and ginger beer. Paul declares this to be “his drink.” And then it’s on to ANOTHER drink. It’s a lavender punch made with gin. We are almost certain that we can SEE Paul’s breath on the TV screen.

Of all the “Paul Wharton Style” episodes… Read more

Whorld of Wharton Take 3

When we last left Paul Wharton, he was in NYC chowing down on mac and cheese. And this week, he picks right back up in the Big Apple by getting his “look right.” He has a busy day of interviews and parties. We find him sitting down to get his brows done at a place that was recently featured in Vogue. We know this because Paul, star of Paul Wharton Style on Channel 50 on Sunday’s at noon,  lets us know this at several junctures during the brow treatment. He also gets a hot oil treatment on his hair. While we aren’t as familiar with the procedure as Wharton is, we became slightly concerned at the amount of smoke and/or steam rising from Paul’s dome during the procedure. He seemed to be enjoying it, though.

After Paul gets his look right, he ventures off to sit down with another one of the ladies from “The Real Housewives of Bullshit County” or whatever the show is called. This time, it was Alex McCord, who was recently booted off the show.

Out of the blue, Wharton asks McCord to cook for him. The two of them then float into the kitchen to make a shrimp and veggie stir fry. The highlight of the show, HANDS DOWN, was the moment when McCord tosses some veggies into the hot oil. Some oils splashes and Wharton shrieked and covered his beautiful hair the way a soldier in the trenches of WWII cover their heads. We’ve seen Olympic sprinters who move slower than Paul trying to protect those locks.

Wharton then moves on to Ryan Serhant, who is the host of Million Dollar Listing. (I don’t know who he is, either.) They are viewing a penthouse apartment in NYC that is going on the market for $8 million. Paul recoils and says he can’t afford it. “Do you know how many makeovers I would have to do for 8 million dollars?! A LOTTA ugly women.” Read more

The Whorld of Paul Wharton: Take #2

This weekend’s edition of “Paul Wharton’s Style,” the new TV show airing Sundays at noon on DC50, opens with Paul’s TV team preparing for a blowout party. Paul Wharton is seen breezing through his offices with heads turning as he passes by. When he meets with the team planning his blowout, he finds out that the soirée will be catered by his favorite Washington restaurant, Georgia Brown’s. Paul is so excited and squeals, “I think this is going to be the closest thing I’m going to have to a wedding.” While they finalize plans, Paul sachets away to get his “hair right and outfit tight.”

Cut to the evening of the party where Paul says, ”I was right on time..  If my party started two hours late.” It looked to be an exciting time and everyone was having fun. And then Paul’s “best friend”, Omaraso Manigault, from “The Apprentice,” showed up. We’re sure the cameras missed the eye rolls of party-goers when they saw one of TV’s greatest villains walk into the room. It was hard to tell who was wearing more makeup: Paul or Omarosa. (But, I can tell you who wore it better – Wharton Whins.)

All-in-all, the party seemed like a success. Mini-banana cream pies were passed around the party because it’s his favorite dessert. It’s not terribly surprising that a dessert featuring bananas and cream is favored by one of Washington’s more flamboyant entertainers. Partiers were entertained by 10 flat-screen televisions with the face of Paul Wharton on each one.

After a commercial break, we meet Paul in New York City where he sits down with ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd. Paul talks to her about how she remains starstruck by Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg. Shepherd is a big bore. More importantly, any second that the camera is off Wharton, we start to hate the show. Wharton is the high-octane jet fuel that rockets the program forward. Keep the camera on Wharton.

While Paul is on his NYC getaway, he drops by Sadie’s Kitchen, a restaurant run by friends. Paul heard they make the best mac and cheese on the East Coast, so Paul wants a taste. The next scene is Paul pounding on the table shouting for Grandma and mac and cheese. We’ve heard of acid flashbacks, but never mac flashbacks. Wharton is served two versions of mac and cheese that declares that it might be the best he’s ever had. He then bellows, “MAC AND CHEESE FOREVER!!!!” as the show comes to a close.

We are being 100 percent un-ironic when we say that “Paul Wharton Style” is one of the most entertaining shows on TV. You should be watching this. If we had one criticism of the show this week, it’s that we didn’t get enough Paul. It was way too much of boring Sherri Shepherd. Any moment that Paul isn’t on the screen, we start getting itchy and anxious for his return.

A piece of unsolicited advice? Keep the Paul in Paul Wharton Style.

The Whorld of Paul Wharton

When Betsy asked me to sit down to watch Paul Wharton Style, the new weekly lifestyle show on DC50 on Sunday at noon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. To be perfectly honest, Paul Wharton was pretty far off my radar. Maybe it’s just a guttural hatred for any boring, gross Housewives of Bullshit County or whatever the TV series is called, but it just didn’t click for me. So, last night, I poured a stiff Old-Fashioned, fired up the TiVo and sat down for an immersion into the Whorld of Wharton.

First impressions – This Paul Wharton lady is kind of hot. Whoever her stylist is should be commended.

Second impressions – Betsy is now telling me that Paul Wharton is a man and this just got weird.

Moving on to the production, the show struggles to hide its lo-fi production qualities. The first 10 minutes is practically a commercial for the Turnberry Towers, which is the setting for Wharton’s gabfest. He enters his suite and is met by the “Glam Squad” that teases his tresses and preps him to meet his guests, which are some of the members of the Real Housewives cast. And that’s where he loses me. This MENSA meeting gaggle of goons gather around to to gab about quantum physics, the duality of man and sustainable farming. Just kidding. They talk about hair and makeup. One of the Housewives reveals that she is in the middle of a divorce. The amount of alcohol consumed over the course of the show is slightly concerning. As they nibble on the world’s tiniest plates of food, Wharton declares that his diet is this simple. “I eat like a 5-year-old!” There’s no real explanation of that statement, so we can only assume that he eats fistfuls of goldfish and chocolate cookies and drops 70 percent of his food on the floor. That must explain his slender physique.

We reached out to Wharton to get his impression on the first show. He told FBDC, “Loved it! I would’ve liked to have gotten more personal and candid, they are classy ladies and I respect them. F’n chivalry :-)

Considering our low, non-existent expectations, we were blown away by the energy of Wharton. The man is an whirlwind of guffaws and feathered hair. Combine that with the train wreck aspect of the whole production and we may have an instant classic on our hands.

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