Saturday, June 30, 2007

Media-Whore's D'Oevres

(image via newyorksocialdiary)

"There was a book party (one of many) for Tina Brown and her new bestselling book 'The Diana Chronicles' about the short and tragic life of Britain’s most famous royal since Queen Victoria. The author and her husband Sir Harry Evans are so entrenched in the New York media world that any party involving them will bring out the most golden of media hordes .. I haven’t seen pictures of Tina Brown grinning this broadly ... ever!" (NewYorkSocialDiary)

"If Rupert Murdoch were the Angel Gabriel, you still wouldn't want him owning the sun, the moon, and the stars. That's too much prime real estate for even the pure in heart. But Rupert Murdoch is no saint; he is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity. When it comes to money and power he's carnivorous: all appetite and no taste. He'll eat anything in his path." (Bill Moyers on HuffPo)

"Christian Dior’s couture show on July 2—part birthday blowout, part supermodel reunion—is guaranteed to be an extravaganza of unparalleled status. The all-night festivities, to which 1,000 celebrities, clients, and editors have been invited, are taking place at L’Orangerie de Versailles, and will commence at sunset under a dress code billed as 'extreme elegance.' .. A true supermodel reunion is also expected, with names like Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell ..." (Fashionweekdaily)

"Behind the hoopla about Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s possible bid for president in 2008, there is only one man right now: a 41-year-old political consultant who wears his shirt collar open, speaks without periods, and revels in his Irish heritage — which, in his words, extends to worry about making a buck and his belief that Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver are the end-all. His name is Kevin Sheekey, and building Bloomberg ’08 has been his consuming project for the past 19 months, ever since he floated the idea during a television appearance. If a candidacy ever takes off, it will be because Mr. Sheekey devised a game plan that his boss found persuasive and because he prepared political power brokers to see Mr. Bloomberg as a viable independent candidate, one they would not laugh off from the start." (NYTimes)

"Twenty-three years after Vince Neil drove drunk and had an accident that killed his passenger, Nicholas 'Razzle' Dingley of Hanoi Rocks, he has launched a new line of tequila called Tres Rios. Motley Crude" (TMZ)

"BILLIONAIRE financier Stephen Schwarzman was listed as one of the hosts of a 40th birthday party for Democratic Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island Thursday night at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. An individual ticket cost $1,000, with $5,000 required to be a VIP. Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, made newspaper front pages when it was reported he would earn $7.5 billion from the public offering of his private-equity firm. Other big money Democrats listed on the invitation included David Boies, Norman Hsu, Felix Rohatyn, Bernard Schwartz, Todd Slotkin and Kenneth I. Starr. The principal host was the congressman's father, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The location of the party could be found only by phoning a Washington telephone number to R.S.V.P." (Rovak)

Turkey has prepared a blueprint for the invasion of northern Iraq and will take action if US or Iraqi forces fail to dislodge the guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) from their mountain strongholds across the border, Turkey's foreign minister Abdullah Gul has warned. 'The military plans have been worked out in the finest detail. The government knows these plans and agrees with them,' Mr Gul told Turkey's Radikal newspaper. 'If neither the Iraqi government nor the US occupying forces can do this [crush the PKK], we will take our own decision and implement it,' Mr Gul said." (Guardian)

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