GQ editor Jim Nelson has come under fire for using the phrase “Asian whore” twice in his editor’s letter. A staffer for Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t believe in global warming. Chelsea Clinton ex Ian Klause has a book coming out about his exploits teaching U.S. history and English in Iraqi Kurdistan. Iggy Pop’s Egyptology studies at the University of Michigan were the basis for the Stooges aesthetic. Some claim Starbucks only decided to stock Ishmael Beah’s memoir about the child soldiers of Sierra Leone to deflect criticism for exploiting Third World country farmers.
Lindsay Lohan was described as “barely able to speak” while partying last week. (She also made out with boyfriend Calum Best in the Bahamas.) Meatpacking-district haunt Soho House is set to take over Morton’s in L.A. Former Sopranos star Drea de Matteo may be pregnant. Members of the band Bloody Social are jealous because people only care that the lead singer dates Sienna Miller.
John McCain is having a fund-raiser at Jets owner Woody Johnson’s apartment. Isaac Mizrahi’s dog fondled him on the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ball’s red carpet. Actress Sarah Polley says she prefers Woody Allen’s later stuff. Parker Posey dried out her cell phone with a hair dryer after she dropped it in a puddle of mud.