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Levi Johnston’s Manager Fails, While The Impregnator Keeps On Keeping On

As he approaches his 16th minute of fame, Levi “The Impregnator” Johnston is getting more and more erratic. Sure, he has had some successes lately. His Playgirl shoot went well and apparently involved a sexy hockey stick in a tribute to hockey moms. Yes, he was just honored with a Fleshbot Award for best mainstream-to-porn crossover. But he’s already planning to star in a movie, which hasn’t been optioned yet, based on a memoir he hasn’t written yet, for which he doesn’t have a publisher. And his super bootleg manager/bodyguard Tank Jones isn’t doing him any favors, besides hooking him up with his brother who trained Johnston for his epic photo shoot. An item in Page Six today revealed that, after the Fleshbot Awards, Jones asked nightclub M2 to pay Levi $3,000 for a visit, and they politely declined. Jones then offered up the boy wonder for $1,800. The club guffawed and said they would give him “a table with a round of soft drinks.” [NY DailyNews, NY Post] Keep reading »

Carrie Prejean Rips Off Mic During “Larry King” Interview


Oh, Carrie Prejean. Last night, she appeared on “Larry King Live” to talk about her book. After a warm-up question about whom she considers to be a hero (Sarah Palin, who is “doing great things”), things went way downhill. Larry King brought up the fact that Prejean settled with the Miss California USA organization, which she had been suing for religious discrimination, and asked her why she’d decided not to continue with the suit. Carrie refused to answer, saying that she couldn’t discuss the mediation. Now, don’t get me wrong: Larry King is far from my favorite interviewer, and I do sometimes think he bullies his guests. But this was a perfectly reasonable question—asking for her personal feelings about the case, not any legal details. But she kept refusing to answer, telling him he was “being inappropriate.” Uh, honey? You revealed this week that you made a sex tape. I actually think he took it easy on you by not bringing that up. But Carrie was pissed. When the first caller asked her about gay marriage, she took off her microphone and proceeded to sit there smirking in protest. What do you think—was she in the right or out of line? [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Diapered Astronaut Gets Slap On Wrist In Court

Remember Lisa Nowak, the astronaut turned would-be kidnapper? She stole a car to race to Florida, wearing a diaper so she wouldn’t have to stop since she was in such a hurry to put on a wig and mace her romantic rival, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Well, Lisa just went to court. She originally faced felony charges, like attempted kidnapping, which could have gotten her life in prison, but the charges were reduced to misdemeanor battery and burglary of an automobile. And a judge also took it easy on her, only sentencing Lisa to a year of probation and requiring her to send an apology letter to Colleen, promising to stay far, far away. Colleen is now married to the man Lisa attacked her over, and since the happy couple lost their jobs in the fallout from the incident, they moved to Alaska to freelance. All’s well that ends well? [Newser] Keep reading »

Levi Johnston’s Twit-Poster

Remember last week when we shared a deep thought from Levi Johnston‘s Twitter page, and Wednesday night when William Shatner did a dramatic reading of Levi’s tweets? Well, those words were not actually written by our favorite Alaskan hunk. That’s right, Levi has a Twitter imposter, just like Tina Fey and “Hour of Power” televangelist Robert H. Schuller. Levi’s lawyer is on the case—he’s demanding that Twitter take the page down and that Conan O’Brien, who introduced that William Shatner segment with the sentence “All real … we did not make these up,” retract the segment. Sorry, I understand if you need a good cry now. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: When Will People Realize Drunk Driving Kills?

We have this really annoying habit as humans of thinking we’re invincible or that the one tragic thing that could happen in a situation won’t happen to us. Nowhere else is this more evident than with the drunk driver. Rarely does the driver set out to kill — he/she only wants to ride the high as they get from point A to B — but we know all too well that driving under the influence can kill.

And drunk drivers have been killing children recently in New York City. This month alone, three children have died as a result of riding in a vehicle driven by a woman allegedly under the influence. Keep reading »

Evil Insurance Companies Are Dropping Coverage For Women Who’ve Been Raped


Last week, the Huffington Post made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who’ve been raped, and even dropping their coverage altogether. How can they get away with such a thing? Because, when a woman is raped and it’s unknown whether the assailant used a condom, doctors typically prescribe a month’s worth of an anti-HIV medication (which, uh, I didn’t even know existed) as a precaution. It’s extremely rare that a woman actually contracts HIV this way, but insurance companies view this as a morbid done deal. Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, explains, “If you put down on a form that you are or were taking anti-HIV drugs at any time, [insurance companies] are going to understand that you are or were in treatment for HIV, period. That could be a factor in determining whether you get coverage.” Keep reading »

Steve Phillips Gets Canned From ESPN

Last week, we told you the saga of ESPN baseball analyst and “Sunday Night Baseball” commentator Steve Phillips, who had a three-night stand with a production assistant and then ditched her, sending her into a tailspin of crazy, leaving notes for Phillips’ wife on his doorstep and befriending his teenage son via Facebook. Oh, but the plot thickens. Late last week, the NY Daily News discovered that Brooke Hundley, the girl in question, had actually filed a restraining order against Phillips, saying in the paperwork that that she was in “an immediate and present physical danger” and that Phillips said he “could easily get me fired” and would “ruin more than my reputation.” Yesterday, ESPN officially fired Phillips. They released a statement saying, “His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged, and it became evident it was time to part ways.” Keep reading »

Meet Ali Wise, Fashion Publicist / Ex-Girlfriend From Hell

Some mean girls never grow up—they just get jobs in PR. Meet Ali Wise, age 32, a former party planner for Dolce & Gabbana who went bats**t with jealousy when her ex-boyfriend starting dating new women. She is facing charges from four women whose phones and voicemail she hacked into using a computer service called SpoofCard, all because they were dating her exes, Josh Deutsch, CEO of Downtown Records, and hotelier Jason Pomeranc. A friend of Wise told the NY Daily News she has used SpoofCard “forever to find out about her exes’ new girls. She hacks in to voicemails, MySpace and Facebook accounts, emails … you name it.” Charges against this blonde bully include eavesdropping, computer trespassing, aggravated harassment and stalking. Ack! You sure don’t see this side of PR girls on The City …. Keep reading »

ESPN’s Steve Phillips Diddled A 22-Year-Old Production Assistant

Oh, man. The drama of Steve Philips is kind of like David Letterman on crack, plus a stalker. Phillips, an ESPN baseball analyst and former general manager of the Mets, is a married man and father of four. Still, he schtupped a 22-year-old production assistant named Brooke Hundley at least three times over the summer. He apparently felt “meh” about her, but Hundley was under the impression they were meant to be together. And so she went CUH-RAZY with jealousy trying to expose the affair to Phillips’ wife. Keep reading »

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