The great thing about sex scandals is that the quips just keep coming and they never get old. Oh, really!?! Yes, really!?! Check out this clip from last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live. Seth and Amy have a few points for consideration in a segment they called "Really!?!" As in, this pimped-out purple stud was at one time a highly respected public official? Really!?!
Betcha ten bucks that the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal has been turned into a three-part television saga that's already in its tenth day of production. Conan has a number of casting recommendations, but . . . that many animals on the same set seems disastrous to me. For the sake of accuracy, however, the zoo is inevitable.
Let's beat a dead horse, shall we? The Eliot Spitzer sex scandal took the nation by storm last week and although the dude is officially outta office, the internets are still gonna have their way with him. A number of Photoshop pros put their skillz to work and pimped out the former governor of New York — free of charge. Gothamist is hosting the Photoshop fun fest and the submissions have been nothing short of money. Take a peek. As for the photo to the left of Spitz in a purple pimp suit, let's be honest — that came straight outta the family album. No Photoshop there. But ladies, you know you likey . . .
His term as governor may have been cut short, but Eliot Spitzer had enough time to leave his mark on the feel and appeal of New York. And by "New York," I mean those comfy white tees that tourists buy in bulk as souvenirs for themselves and the folks back at home. But you know what they say: When life gives you a sex scandal, make it exponentially worse by producing a 100% cotton souvenir to commemorate it. To check out (and potentially purchase — tsk! tsk!) Spitzer's durable, high-quality, pre-shrunk "legacy," click here.
You almost feel sorry for this guy. Almost. If disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer doesn't step down until Monday, March 17 (St. Patty's Day!), that leaves him with less than a week to cut up. Jon Stewart and the geniuses at The Daily Show imagine the Porky's style movie trailer his story inspires. Introducing Eliot Spitzer in: Tainted Gov.
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- The prostitute at the heart of the Eliot Spitzer scandal has been identified as 22-year-old Ashley Alexandra Dupré. — CitizenSugar
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Photos courtesy of Fox
I feel sort of icky writing about this, but I suppose the damage is already done. "Kristen" — the high-end prostitute employed by ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer — has been found. At 22 years old, this young woman is not much older than Spitzer's teenage daughters.
Thank you to the New York Times for telling the story that obviously needed to be told. By telling the story, I mean copying and pasting her MySpace page.
I wonder how Spitzer's teenage daughters feel about seeing pictures of the attractive woman their father paid for sex splashed all over the newspaper and internet. This just highlights the countless victims of Eliot Spitzer and the American obsession with sex scandals. With spurious reporting, comes great responsibility. And of course, to see my full reaction, check out my MySpace page.
Scandal-aficionados recognize the pattern instantly: the story breaks, the news bashes out wall-to-wall coverage, there's an announcement usually with a side of wife, an agonizing period where the man waits to see if his indiscretion will climax or fade, and then the inevitable bail out. Nothing in our culture will nail you faster than sex. So to speak.
But not everyone is so horrified. I'm not. Sure, prostitution is illegal, so Spitzer-gate might be worth a second glance on that front, but as for being an outrage? Nah. A man having sex? And looking for it as many places as he can get it? Hardly a unicorn. I suppose it could even be argued that Spitzer was being responsible using a professional to fulfill his needs. (A well-paid one at that.) Far from being profligate, Spitzer's outlay of thousands might have been a good investment in her silence — if it wasn't for those pesky investigators, it would have been a wad worth shooting. I'm just getting warmed up, read more