Charlie Sheen & The Reclamation Of The Celebrity Meltdown

Last night, shortly before Charlie Sheen was ridiculed on Saturday Night Live, he released his own live, 50-minute broadcast on UStream. Speaking from a desk in his home, "Sheen's Korner" involved numerous references to "winning" before devolving into fart jokes and Charlie repeating the word "duh" over and over. (This… » 3/06/11 10:33pm 3/06/11 10:33pm

Female Pols Have Fewer Sex Scandals Because Men Don't Find Female Power …

When Samantha Bee stood up at the Daily Show podium and faux admitted to cheating on her husband in a Spitzer-esque press conference, I wondered if there were any female politicians who had been caught red-handed (red-pantied?) in an extramarital affair. In the current issue of Newsweek, Julia Baird ponders the same… » 3/24/08 2:30pm 3/24/08 2:30pm

Why Did Eliot Spitzer Risk Everything To Pay For Sex?

Yesterday we looked at the Spitzer scandal from the prostitutes' point of view, and now we ask the question: why did Eliot risk everything to bone a hooker in the first place? One possibility, according to the Times of London, is that he's addicted to sex. An anonymous columnist writes in today's paper, "My desire for… » 3/13/08 9:30am 3/13/08 9:30am

Enough About Eliot; What About The Hookers?

It's been a little over 36 hours since the Spitzer sex scandal broke, and the focus of the media is slowly but surely turning to the prostitutes with whom he was involved, or, rather, prostitution in general. In today's New York Times, Melissa Farley and Victor Malarek, both authors of books about prostitution and… » 3/12/08 9:30am 3/12/08 9:30am