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.

Carey, who was seen on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," says she has reduced her drinking and now drinks only "beer and champagne," having cut out wine after she threw up following a meal of "half a flatbread pizza and eight glasses of wine."

While Carey is retired from hardcore porn, she still models nude on her website ClubMaryCarey.com and hopes to return to town in February for 610 WIP's Wing Bowl, where she had a great time last year. "I love Wing Bowl. I don't think it would work in any other state that there would be thousands of drunk people at 6 a.m. watching people eat chicken wings," Carey said yesterday.

Carey, a huge fan of Philadelphia, likes the abundance of pierogies that she finds in town and also plans to take in the Sixers/Lakers game Friday and the Flyers game Saturday afternoon.

The last time Carey and the Sixers were mentioned together was when she revealed to us that former Sixer Jason Smith was the mystery baller she made out with at a New York club after a New York Post report that didn't identify the player. She won't be seducing any Sixers tomorrow as she will attend the game with her husband of more than a year, Mario Monge.

You can see our video interview with Carey at PhillyGossip.com.

Erin O'Hearn on family leave

6ABC reporter Erin O'Hearn is "taking time to focus on her growing family," says 6ABC spokeswoman Caroline Welch. O'Hearn is pregnant with the second child for her and her husband, developer Sal Paone Jr. "While there is no definitive date set yet for her return, both we and Erin expect to be working together again," Welch told us. The couple have a 17-month-old daughter named Sienna.

Out and about

* We hear Jamie Foxx will take in the Sixers/Lakers game before appearing at his record-release party at The Vault (470 N. 2nd). That event is part of this weekend's Joy to the World festival. For info, joytotheworldfest.org.

* U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood (who ducked out early to chase scumbags) and Register of Wills Ron Donatucci were among those celebrating years of friendship with Jerry Blavat Monday night at Modo Mio (161 W. Girard). Defense attorneys Eddie Jacobs, Carmen Nasuti and Carl Poplar were also in the house as were Urologist to the Stars Dr. David Raezer and Aramingo Diner owner George Grigos, who provided his restaurant's famous cheesecakes to the guests. Speaking of the Geator, his next Kimmel Center spectacular, Jan. 29, features the Duprees, Freda Payne and Darlene Love, whom he recommended for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who will be inducted next year. Love makes her annual Christmas appearance on David Letterman's show Dec. 23.

Book report

Yardley's Don Steinberg's "America Bowl," was just published by Roaring Brook Press. The publisher approached the former Inquirer reporter after he started a blog last year comparing the 44 U.S. presidents to the 44 Super Bowls and asked him to turn it into a children's book. It's priced at $8.99 and available in stores and from online retailers.

* Italian Market historian Celeste A. Morello has just published "Philadelphia Cooks Italian: 150+ Recipes from the former Italian Market, Little Italy and Famous Eateries," available now at Barnes & Noble locations and the Reading Terminal Market's Cookbook Stall.

* Willingboro's Jameelah Kareem is having a book signing/party from 5 to 10 Friday night at Ms. Tootsie's (1312 South) for her new novel "All Money Ain't Good Money: A Tale of Greed." Kareem has set up a website at taleofgreed.com, which features a video trailer for the book directed by Matt Merz, who is now shooting "Party Smashers" in the area.

That's all folks . . .

You are reading our last column of the year. It's OK. Really. You still have plenty to live for. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season. See you in the new year . . .

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