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Spitzer Madam: I Supplied A-Rod With Hookers

Slugger was 'hot as hell,' says ex-madam

(Newser) - Move over, Madonna. The former madam who helped keep disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer happy also supplied hookers to Yankees slugger and sometime Madonna boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, she tells the New York Daily News. She even dated A-Rod herself, and found him "hot as hell," says Kristin Davis....

Welcome Back, Loudmouth
 Welcome Back, Loudmouth 
OPINION

Welcome Back, Loudmouth

Journal responds to Spitzer's sniping

(Newser) - Taking potshots from Eliot Spitzer yesterday felt just like old times to the Wall Street Journal editorial board. "The Journal editorial page has been wrong on just about every issue out there," Spitzer told interviewer Brian Lehrer after being reminded of the paper's criticism of his efforts...

Spitzer: AIG Bailout an 'Inside Job'
Spitzer: AIG Bailout an 'Inside Job'
OPINION

Spitzer: AIG Bailout an 'Inside Job'

Scandal isn't bonuses, it's payments to influential debtors

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is mad about AIG, and not because it’s giving out bonuses. No, the real scandal, he writes for Slate, is the tens of billions of taxpayer dollars going to pay back AIG’s counterparties. The decision to bail out AIG was made by Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner,...

A Year Later, Spitzer Hooker 'Proud' of Herself

Dupre discusses 'mistakes' in blog

(Newser) - Wondering how Ashley Dupre is doing, one year after Eliot Spitzer’s downfall? She'll tell you herself, in lengthy detail, through her blog on Global Grind, the New York Daily News reports. Though she’s “made more mistakes than most people make in a lifetime,” the 23-year-old is...

Call Girl: Spitzer Choked Me
Call Girl:
Spitzer
Choked Me

Call Girl: Spitzer Choked Me

'Concerned' hooker managed to push him off

(Newser) - A call girl has charged that disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer "went too far" when he choked her during kinky role-playing sex, reports the New York Daily News. Spitzer, who was state attorney general at the time, "wanted a scenario where I was supposed to say...

Spitzer Moves Into DC Real Estate
Spitzer Moves Into DC
Real Estate

Spitzer Moves Into DC Real Estate

Disgraced NY gov buys $180M office tower a block from tryst hotel

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is now working in real estate in the city where his downfall began, the Wall Street Journal reports. The ex-governor of New York has worked with his father's real estate company to buy an office block in Washington DC, only a block away from the hotel where he...

Spitzer: How to Fix Student Loan Mess
 Spitzer: 
 How to Fix Student Loan Mess 
opinion

Spitzer: How to Fix Student Loan Mess

Peg students' payments to their income

(Newser) - In his latest Slate column, Eliot Spitzer shifts to education, with a solution on how to reform the student loan system. "We need to fix how Americans pay for higher education," writes the former New York governor. Rather than crippling loans that prevent bright graduates from pursuing worthy...

Spitzer Got 'Too Rough' During Sex: Madam

And was 'real weasel' about not using condoms: book

(Newser) - Ouch. Bounced New York Gov. Eliot Sptizer was "rough and too aggressive" during sex and a "real weasel" about not using condoms, Manhattan madam Kristin Davis spills in her tell-all book online, the Daily News reports. The guv was "good for a call at least once a...

Spitzer Madam Gets 6 Months
 Spitzer Madam Gets 6 Months 

Spitzer Madam Gets 6 Months

Teary Cecil Suwal asked judge for mercy

(Newser) - The 24-year-old who ran the call-girl ring that brought down Eliot Spitzer will serve 6 months in prison, the New York Daily News reports. Cecil Suwal of New York, who has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiring to promote prostitution, wept as she asked the judge for mercy. "...

2008 Hall of Infamy Inductees
 2008 Hall of Infamy
Inductees 
GLOSSIES

2008 Hall of Infamy Inductees

A month-by-month gallery of the year's most ignominious figures

(Newser) - As we look back at the great people who made their mark this year, let us not forget to document the schlubby, the sneaky, and the just plain criminal. Vanity Fair has done the legwork, rounding up a month-by-month rogue's gallery. Some highlights:
  • January: Rudy Giuliani's Florida strategy was
...

Celebs' Stupidest Moves of 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution lists the year's worst celeb incidents

(Newser) - Celebrities broke new ground with their moronic bungles this year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. And, let's face it, they're fun to watch:
  • Lil Jon: The rapper reacted to questions about his opening a winery: “I'm not like an expert, so don't ask me no questions. This is not some
...

Jilted Woman Blames Spitzer Call Girl in Suit

She says she caught her ex-fiancé sleeping with Ashley Dupre

(Newser) - Ashley Dupre has wrecked another home, if you believe KT Mary Dunphy. The Manhattan woman is suing her ex-fiancé for “emotional distress,” in part, she tells the New York Daily News, because he slept with Eliot Spitzer’s infamous call girl and eventually took her on vacation to...

Eliot Spitzer Among Victims of Madoff
Eliot Spitzer Among Victims of Madoff

Eliot Spitzer Among Victims of Madoff

Disgraced governor jokes about who's been worse for Jews

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer’s family real estate firm was one of many Jewish businesses fleeced by Bernard Madoff, the disgraced governor confirmed at the recent Slate holiday mixer. Spitzer said he hadn’t met Madoff personally and wasn’t into “the Palm Beach scene.” One journalist joked that Madoff...

SPITZER: ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING
SPITZER: ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING

SPITZER: ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING

Disgraced gov turns out for Slate party at former massage parlor

(Newser) - If Eliot Spitzer could have picked a place to reenter society, he probably wouldn’t have picked a former Chinatown massage parlor called “Happy Ending,” muses John Gapper of the Financial Times. But that’s where Slate was holding its winter party, and so there the online mag’...

Spitzer: Banks Are Too Big, Let Them Fail
Spitzer: Banks Are Too Big,
Let Them Fail
OPINION

Spitzer: Banks Are Too Big, Let Them Fail

Instead, back smaller entities, ex-gov says in first Slate column

(Newser) - The government has doled out trillions in rescue funds, but “so far, we are simply rebuilding the same edifice that just collapsed,” writes newly-minted Slate columnist Eliot Spitzer. For years we’ve concentrated capital, creating gigantic “financial supermarkets” that attempted to provide every service for their customers....

Slate's New Columnist: Eliot Spitzer

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer continues his slow creep back into the public eye. The disgraced New York governor will begin writing a regular column for the online magazine Slate, the New York Observer reports. Spitzer's column, called the Best Policy, will debut tomorrow, then appear every other week. It will cover government,...

Spitzer Hooker Tunes Up
 Spitzer Hooker Tunes Up 

Spitzer Hooker Tunes Up

Former call girl signs a manager

(Newser) - Former celebrity hooker Ashley Dupre has a new career in mind: musician. The call girl who brought down Eliot Spitzer has signed a manager, the New York Post reports. The infamous Dupre has made a deal with Chris Lighty, who has worked with 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott....

House Panel To Investigate Spitzer Probe

Dems wonder if feds' prostitution sting was politically motivated

(Newser) - The House Financial Services Committee is poised to open an inquiry into the investigation that led to Eliot Spitzer’s resignation, the New York Times reports, with Democratic members wondering aloud if the federal probe could have been a politically motivated hit job. The former New York governor was not...

Silda Joins Hedge Fund, Eliot Mulls Book

Silda joins hedge fund; Eliot may write book

(Newser) - Silda Wall Spitzer, liberated from the constraints of being a politician's wife, has gone to work for a Manhattan hedge fund, New York magazine reports. A former corporate attorney, Silda will be recruiting investors for Metropolitan Capital Advisors, run by the wife of a long-time Spitzer friend and supporter. Meanwhile,...

Ashley Dupre Moving On From 'Many Mistakes'

Ex-call girl gives first TV interview since Spitzer sex scandal

(Newser) - Ashley Dupre presented herself in a primetime interview last night as a normal girl who made some misguided decisions. The woman whose tryst with Eliot Spitzer wrecked his career told ABC's Diane Sawyer she drifted into the escort business as a "naive" and "careless" 19-year-old, just 2 years...

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