“I said to a girl to look for a wealthy boyfriend. This suggestion is not unrealistic. … [Women favor older men because] he’s old. He dies and I inherit.” — Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, speaking at a convention this weekend. Mind you, this particular 72-year-old man’s wife is divorcing him over rumors of call-girl trysts and hanky-panky with an 18-year-old model. Perhaps he’s not the best person to be doling out relationship advice? [AP]
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Christine O’Donnell has all the makings of an East Coast Sarah Palin. She’s a candidate running for the Senate in Delaware. More specifically, she’s a Tea Party member who is challenging Republican Mike Castle in the upcoming primary. For a while, she looked like a longshot, but all of a sudden, she’s picked up a bit of steam. Which has folks very worried because let’s just say that O’Donnell has some pretty extreme views. Years ago, O’Donnell made an appearance on the MTV series “Sex in the ’90s.” The point she wanted to make: masturbation is evil. Keep reading »
Vanity Fair has a new smear piece about Sarah Palin and thankfully this one was not dictated by Levi Johnston. According to this latest hit job, Alaska’s most famous pitbull in lipstick offered to get Bristol Palin and Levi married “if it would be good for the campaign,” threatens her employees, and is prone to ‘F-word’-filled arguments with her husband, Todd. My personal favorite part of the piece is where Levi extends a private apology to the Palins and the hockey mom asks him if he’s wearing “a wire” and if she is being recorded. (He was not.) That public apology that Levi issued? Allegedly, it was written by Todd Palin himself. Levi, through his lawyer, told Vanity Fair, “I had nothing to do with putting that statement together.”
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Forget Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit (gladly) and Sarah Palin‘s banana clips (done). Here’s a political fashion statement far more palatable and subtle. According to The New York Times, female politicians pay worship to a particular shoe, a Kate Spade wedge called the Halle. Apparently, they’re a bit of a thing in Washington (one congressional candidate tells the Times that she learned about the kicks from someone who worked with Hillary). Comfortable, chic, and modest, it’s easy to see why the Halle would be favored by young political types who need to negotiate between poles of being too sexy or extremely dowdy.
Verne Rupright, otherwise known as the current mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, wasn’t too excited when he heard that Levi Johnston was gunning for his job for the sake of a reality TV show. The mayor chatted with The Daily Beast today to poke a few holes in Levi’s plan. First issue: he’s not even up for reelection until 2011. And he had some choice words for whippersnapper Levi. “My advice would be get your high-school diploma and keep your clothes on, voters like it,” Rupright said. Keep reading »
Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived back from their trip to Spain yesterday afternoon, and the whole trip has turned into a media circus. A columnist from The New York Daily News called Michelle the “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for going on a “glitzy Spanish vacation” while the country is in a recession. A Washington Times editor seconded that emotion, saying, “Obamas live the high life while America suffers.” And Rush Limbaugh made the truly bizarre accusation that the media was ignoring the lavish trip as reparations for “our slave past.”
So what’s the deal? Keep reading »
- Wyclef Jean is officially running for president of Haiti. Let us repeat: Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. He’s another celeb going from entertainment to government. [NY Daily News]
- Luke Wilson talks about his acting career. He’s so darn cute! [Salon]
- Alex McCord is keeping us in suspense. Will she come back to “The Real Housewives” next season? [Crushable]
It may not have come from a masseuse, but Former Vice President Al Gore still got a “happy ending.” On Friday, an Oregon DA’s office cleared him of sexual abuse charges due to “lack of credible evidence.” In June, massage therapist Molly Hagerty claimed that Gore was “a crazed sex poodle” who made “unwanted sexual contact” with her in an upscale Portland hotel room in 2006. At the time, both the vice president and his ex-wife, Tipper Gore, called the charges hogwash. But Portland police have followed through with their investigation and said Friday that a “sustainable criminal case does not exist.” Apparently, Hagerty failed a lie detector test and forensic testing also did not turn up any evidence.