Thursday, August 02, 2007

Media-Whore's D'Oevres

(image via emtmg)

"He's playing a marathon 21 shows in the capital to promote his fab album Planet Earth. And Prince certainly had the world at his feet with a stunning gig last night.
In front of 20,000 ecstatic fans at London's 02 Arena, the pint-sized legend kicked off his residency with a blistering Purple Rain. Dressed in a dazzling white suit, he shouted afterwards: 'London, I'm here....did you miss me.'" (3AMGirls)

"Now you've maybe just heard that Antonio Villaraigosa, the town's current mayor, split with his wife of 20 years, with whom he has two kids. Why? Because he has a mistress - a Telemundo TV reporter who actually reported his June 8 marital split. But not to be outdone by the former mayor who obviously has Viagra as well as chutzpah because he had two ladies-in-waiting - comes now hush hush whisper whisper wink wink word that Mayor Villaraigosa also has a backup mistress." (Cindy Adams)

"It was just one line in a very long speech, but Sen. Barack Obama's warning to Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf continues to reverberate. Does it prove he's tough and smart, as his advisers claim, or naive and irresponsible as Sen. Hillary Clinton put it a week ago? For the second consecutive week, the Illinois Democrat's foreign policy pronouncements (WashingtonPost)

"The Clinton campaign expects to raise more than $1 million this weekend in the Hamptons and also released an extensive list of boldface names they expect to be attending one of the events: Jon Bon Jovi, Harvey Weinstein, Donna Karan, Jane Rosenthal, Jessica Seinfeld (not Jerry), Edward Albee, Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari, Jay McInerney. Marty Richards, Senator Charles Schumer, Harold Ford, Tim Bishop and Richard Holbrooke." (NYTimes)

"Roger Ailes and Rudolph W. Giuliani have been pulling for each other for nearly two decades ... This year, they were tablemates at the White House correspondents dinner, which Mr. Giuliani attended as a guest of Fox’s parent company, News Corporation ... So far this year, one political journal found, Mr. Giuliani has logged more time on Fox interview programs than any other candidate." (NYTimes)

"Prince was midway through the opening concert of a 21-date run last night at London's O2 arena when he paused after a blazing guitar workout. Looking concerned, he asked the 20,000 people in the audience: 'You all right?'" (Bloomberg)

"Opposition to Saudi arms deal grows to more than 100 members. A bipartisan effort in Congress to stop a proposed multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia is gaining steam, and 114 lawmakers have now declared their opposition to the plan, which the Bush administration says would stabilize the Middle East." (TheHill)

"Marc Jacobs is the latest designer to fall victim to Simon Doonan’s laugh-out-loud antics. The Barneys creative director, who once joked that Neiman’s chief Burt Tansky dropped acid and that Rachel Zoe’s stylistic duties were worthy of a Nobel Prize, takes on Jacobs in the September issue of Glamour, out next week. In '19 Cheeky Questions for Marc Jacobs,' Doonan covers a wide range of topics, from his first fistfight and being in love to designing for 'chunky' gals and disclosing his diet secrets ('Monkey glands or human hormones?' he ponders)" (Fashionweekdaily)

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