She helps rich guys find love, or something like it, on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, but can Patti Stanger act? We'll find out when the foulmouthed tyrant makes her acting debut in an August episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva.
Not entirely out of her element, Patti will play a high-profile, brutally honest dating-show guru who insults Jane (Brooke Elliott) during a seminar and then ends up suing Teri (Margaret Cho). The charge: slander, after Teri reveals that Patti's character was a slut in high school with the nickname "Hoover" (as in the vacuum cleaner).
"I can't wait to go head-to-head with Margaret Cho — I love, love her," Patti says. "But watch out, lady, I'm bringing you down! Oh, and while I'm on set, maybe I can do a little matchmaking!"
Season 3 of Drop Dead Diva premieres Sunday, June 19.