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Washingtonienne Resurfaces!

In our excitement over nubile, young Spitzer hooker Ashley Alexandra Dupre, we completely forgot about that other politician-probed prostitute that captivated America's hearts and loins not so long ago: Jessica Cutler, who gained notoriety by writing about the anal preferences of Washington muckety-mucks on her blog, Washingtonienne, back in 2004. But now she's back.

Richard Branson Pranks Larry Page Awesomely

Ivana and her fiancé seem to have some pre-wedding jitters, Tom Cruise and Sumner Redstone canoodle, and still more New Yorkers cop to encounters with Ashley Alexandra Dupre in our daily roundup of news from New York's best gossip columns.

Is Tinsley Having Topper Trouble?

Plus, transvestites in Times Square, Marc Jacobs and his new boyfriend, and Priscilla Presley's Botox in our daily gossip roundup!

Because He Got High

Last night, David Paterson told NY1 that he has used marijuana and cocaine "a couple of times." Not that he's hitting the chronic before looking over the budget, mind you — this was a while ago. "I don't think I've touched marijuana since the late seventies," he said. He doesn't think! But who can be sure? Can we? Do we care?

Eliot Spitzer: Disgraced Governor, Chronic Expectorator

The rapidly deteriorating economy, the five-year anniversary of Iraq, and new governor David Paterson's seemingly limitless libido all may have distracted you from what's going on with our fallen former governor. But news is still dribbling out about the Spitzer affair, and perhaps more importantly, so are sexy pictures of hookers!

Infidels

For another week, almost all politics was both local and sleazy.

Is an Ed Koch Sex Scandal Next?

Eliot Spitzer slept with hookers. Jim and Dina McGreevey had threesomes with their driver. Governor David Paterson's list of conquests is starting to look like it could be longer than Wilt Chamberlain's. And then there's Ed Koch.

Our Governor: Out-Blinded by Previous Pols?

So David Paterson isn't the first blind governor. But he does join a long line of respected (if doomed) vision-impaired politicians. A brief historical list.

Happy Hooker Xaveria Hollander Has the Utmost Respect for the Girls of the Emperors Club

An astute historian of New York prostitution might have heard a small bell ringing in their head upon reading the name of the woman accused of arranging prostitutes for Eliot’s Emperors Club VIP: Tanya Hollander. You see, New York’s most notorious prostitute (and madam) ever, the Happy Hooker, was named Xaveria Hollander. Was it now a family business? We called the old girl in Amsterdam to check.

David Paterson Had an Affair Affairs. So What?

When incoming governor David Paterson first told the Daily News that he had an extramarital affair (or two, or three), no one seemed to get very upset. Sure, the papers tried to keep us riled up.

Who Are David Paterson’s Girls?

As with the Spitzer scandal, the news cycle for David Paterson's affairs has now moved onto the lucky ladies in question. Although Our Lady of Indignation Andrea Peyser names the new Governor's trysts as "too many to count," there's still only one woman who's an official notch on the motel-room bedpost, and a second who, while perhaps totally innocent of any hanky panky, still sounds a bit sketchy. But given what we do know, who are the ladies to whom David turned to during his dark, jealous hours of marital misery?

Adam Duritz Probably Should Have Married Jennifer Aniston When He Had the Chance

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Durtiz laments the fact that he's 43, single, and sits home a lot. Alan Greenspan is worried about the economy, but he can't be that worried: He celebrated his 82nd birthday the other night with a pricey dinner at Le Perigord. Jimmy Kimmel says he bought his ex-wife an engagement ring from Costco. Bill Clinton says his favorite movie of the year was Michael Clayton, but that he hasn't seen There Will Be Blood. Defense attorney Mickey Sherman says he uses Otter's "It's the system's fault!" speech from Animal House to justify defending shady clients. Tina Fey thinks she's funnier than Jon Stewart.