Eliot Spitzer Makes Hilarious Faux PasGovernor Spitzer lauded Kerry Kennedy during a speech his rival Andrew Cuomo was at, knowing that Kennedy and Cuomo went through a bitter divorce after she cheated on him. CNBC “Street Sweetie” Erin Burnett is catching heat at the network for the Men’s Health story she wrote titled, “Eight Things That Would Impress Me,” which made her look like, well, a girl who likes to be around money. New Jersey Net Jason Kidd’s girlfriend, Hope Dworaczyk, is pregnant. Stars and publicists hate working with Men’s Vogue because the magazine double-books covers. Jessica Seinfeld may or may not have plagiarized from a third cookbook. Cindy Adams claims a New Hampshire pollster told her before the primary that Hillary Clinton was gonna win by six points.
Ron Perelman Is Making Up for Lost TimeRon Perelman wasn’t the ladies’ man he is now when he was in high school. Harold Ford Jr. wants to be governor of Tennessee. Lindsay Lohan turned 21 yesterday, looking healthy and acting rather adultlike. Jackie O. didn’t like it when Caroline gained weight. Anna Wintour’s stylist is working weekends at a salon in Bridgehampton. Zach Braff and Drew Barrymore made out at Beauty Bar. Mice, dead and alive, are wreaking havoc at the new New York Times building. Padma Lakshmi is finally divorcing Salman Rushdie, and a billionaire or an unidentified chef may be to blame. Europe is the new Hamptons for celebrity Fourth of July celebrations.
The Fug Girls Crown the Next ‘It’ Party Girl
With Paris Hilton summering in the slammer and Lindsay Lohan going cold turkey (again), America’s paparazzi, bartenders, and boy toys can breathe a sigh of relief. But it’ll be brief: With the tabloids’ two most popular subjects locked away, there’s a gaping hole atop the celebustarlet hierarchy, and Hollywood, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Who’s most likely to seize the “It” Party Girl crown?
Foie Gras Foes Hurl Lawsuit; Foie Fans Duck
It was bound to happen: After skirmishes in California, Chicago, and New Jersey, the enemies of engorged duck liver and its tasty dividends have filed suit in Albany, bringing the battle against foie gras to the gates of our haute-cuisine citadels. Marcus Henley, the operations manager at Hudson Valley Foie Gras, denies that the birds suffer: “The American Veterinary Medical Association, in their last two annual councils, rejected claims that foie gras is detrimental to animal welfare.” (We found this on the AVMA’s Website: “‘We’ve looked at the science and current production practices, and have found it is not necessary for the AVMA to take a position either for or against foie gras production at this time,’ said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, AVMA president.”) Ariane Daguin, the founder of foie gras supplier D’Artagnan and one of the delicacy’s fiercest defenders, puts it even more simply: “These lawsuits are frivolous. The ducks are healthy.” With all that force-feeding, they certainly aren’t going hungry.
Suit Bids to Ban N.Y. Foie Gras [NYP]
Earlier: Renewed Foie Gras Controversy Has a Rich, Buttery History [Grub Street]