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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Media-Whore D'Oevres



"At the Rolling Stone party sponsored by Trojan condoms (which mysteriously appeared on tables in the media tents today), Daryl Hannah wowed the media scrum on the red carpet ..A scruffy-looking Sean Penn checked into the Brown Palace Hotel. Moments later Moments later, Hillary Clinton's famous hair stylist Isabelle Goetz wandered in .. And, Senator/Author Jim Webb has his own celebrity meet-and-greets. He was spotted on the floor with novelist John Grisham and Grisham's wife Renee, we're told." (Politico)

"Showing little signs of the brain tumor that required severe cancer treatment, Kennedy made just his second public appearance since his diagnosis in May and whipped the crowd into a frenzy with a trademark speech." (TheHill)

"At a private reception on Monday, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Theresa Heinz Kerry, welcomed a select group of donors and fund-raisers to this year’s convention, while offering up a notably raw retrospective of the campaign they lost. Or maybe, the way they see it, the one they didn’t actually lose after all. This convention, Theresa Heinz Kerry said, is 'full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you as I believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election.'" (Observer)

"THAT Michael Phelps is resting from his Olympics heroics by playing golf with friends in Portugal's Algarve region and relaxing at the Hotel Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Resort & Spa." (PageSix)

"Christopher Laing, a managing director at Deutsche Bank AG in London, moved with his wife and twin boys to Dubai this month, joining a rush to the only region in the world where fees earned by securities firms are growing. 'It's bigger than it has ever been,' said Laing, 39, co- head of equity capital markets for central and eastern Europe, the Mideast and Africa, referring to the number of public offerings on the horizon. 'I'm lucky it was my choice to move.' Laing joins scores of rival bankers, including Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s Makram Azar, Citigroup Inc.'s Alberto Verme and Morgan Stanley's David Law, who have left London in recent months in search of deals. The attraction: an oil-rich patch that may have $5 trillion in sovereign wealth funds by 2015, according to International Financial Services London." (Bloomberg)

"Mark Green hobbled in on a crutch: 'Having knee replacement in Lenox Hill next week. Would you believe on a bus an 80-year-old woman got up and gave me her seat?!'" (CindyAdams)

"The CNN Grill, located directly outside the Pepsi Center, was packed on Monday night as the convention wound down for Day 1. But after the convention ended for the night, it became standing room only. The various CNN-related drinks and free food drew many in, as did the prime real estate. Besides the big name political figures (also, Caroline Kennedy sat down for a post convention meal with her whole family), there were the real celebs as well. Joe Pantoliano and The Daily Show duo of Jason Jones and John Oliver were among those in attendance." (TVNewser)

"Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Leee Black Childers helped rule NYC’s underground. A former Warhol assistant, Leee carried a camera and hung out at the back rooms of Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s. He went on to manage Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour along with the Heartbreakers’, and befriended Iggy and the New York Dolls. So it was no surprise that his b-day party thrown by Cynthia Social-Lies at The Annex had that same Max’s vibe. There were freaks galore at this party including JoJo Americo from The Ones, door legend Kenny Kenny, MAO's Roger & Mauricio, ... along with assorted trash and vaudeville LES rocker types ... there were lots of laughs for rock ‘n’ roll ventriloquist Carla Rhodes and her puppet Keith Richards, who had a big back of Coke attached to him. Newly blonde Michael T, of Motherfucker fame, DJ’d glam rock tunes all night long. There must have been a ton of glitter on the dance floor to sweep up the next day." (Papermag)

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