We guess we just never imagined an Olympian would go into sex work. Doesn’t every athlete get sponsored by Wheaties for the rest of their natural lives? We guess not, seeing as how ESPN reported today that three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted on Twitter that she’s also been working as an escort. Even more intriguingly, Hamilton claims she was “drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.” Wow, the things we don’t know about stuff. Of course, we can’t pretend we don’t know a lot about celebs and sex work. Don’t worry, Suzy. You have plenty of interesting company when it comes to celeb escort scandals…
Well, this looks promising! The Hills‘ Heidi Montag, former BachelorJake Pavelka, and Real Housewives anti-hero Danielle Staub were spotted shooting scenes in Hollywood for a new reality show, allegedly set to air on VH1. They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up,” a source told People. “They started shooting this past weekend.” All three stars gave affirmative, if vague, comments on the matter, with Montag tweeting the mind-blower “imagine if Chekov & Tolstoy wrote for reality TV.” Should we expect something really long and Russian then?
See photos from this meeting of the minds in the gallery—including Elliott Spitzer‘s favorite call girl Ashley Dupre—below. If Jake’s half as bitchy to Danielle as he was to his one-time fiancee on the Bachelor reunion special, this should get dramatic fast!
Those of you out there who generally read Playboy for the articles –that’s all of you, right?– will finally have a reason to flip past those boring, boring words when the latest issue hits newsstands later this week. In what is being heralded as the magazine’s most anticipated celebrity pictorial since Marge Simpson shed her lime green dress last October, Ashley Alexandra Dupré (aka “Kristen”) will be appearing nude in an eight-page layout in the May 2010 issue. And just in case any of you out there have doubts that the photo spread will be anything less than hot, it’s worthwhile to note that Dupré literally caught on fire during the shoot.
Oh, and for those of you who actually do read the printed words that appear in the magazine, you’ll have this choice quote from Eliot Spitzer’s main squeeze to look forward to: “I love sex and I’m very good at it, but I’m saving that. That’s for my future boyfriend from now on. And it will be fabulous.” Well, alrighty then!
Cheating in Hollywood is as common place as nose jobs – everyone does it, and everyone denies it. Since the start of the new year alone, both Jesse James and Tiger Woods have f*cked their way to infamy, leaving behind trails of tattooed mistresses and dirty text messages. But the secret sex game is old school, and Sunset Boulevard is littered with tales of two-timing guys who have cheated on their wives with their co-star, nanny, assistant, intern, escort, or whoever else they could get their hands on. Sometimes the mistress is even more famous than the married man she’s bedding, if not before their affair than certainly after.
Some of these ladies went on to land their man, while others posed for Playboy and started failed handbag lines. But long after the sex ends and the scandals die, their legends live on – on Wikipedia at least. Check out the FABlife’s picks for the Most Scandalous Alleged Celebrity Mistresses below.
No hooker or prostitution scandal lately? No problem! Just resuscitate an old one! That’s exactly what the New York Post did the other day when they brought that Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal back from the dead by tracking down Ashley Dupre‘s mom Carolyn Capalbo in a bikini on the beach in Jersey to ask her opinion on Eliot’s political return.
“Only in America,” said Carolyn, in between slathering baby oil over her body. Carolyn had a lot more to say about her daughter’s former client. “I really can’t blame him, but at the same time, my daughter’s having a rough go. I can imagine she’s not happy about it.” Then a pal chimed in, “The woman always ends up the filthy, marked whore and he ends up coming back the savior of politics. I feel bad for her. She’s the one who paid the price for it.”
Now of course Ashley is all fired up and took to Russell Simmons‘ blog GlobalGrind.com to throw fire at her haters. “Ladies, ladies, ladies – so many of you have been cool, supportive and loving. But there are those of you out there who just love to judge. Let me say this – most girls, to varying degrees, of course, want to be pampered and have nice shoes, designer handbags and gorgeous clothes. I know many women who target guys with money and use them to get these things. They toy with them, flirt, go on dates, have sex and then drop hints about that new dress at the store down the street or being short on rent money – and the guys deliver it. This is a dishonest relationship.” [Photo: Splash News Online]
As if we needed further proof that yoga is awesome: Ashley Dupre, the woman made famous for “servicing” ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer as an escort, is crediting the ancient practice with saving her life. “Yoga has really helped me turn it into a huge learning experience,” revealed the ex-hooker. “I’m working hard to take what I went through and turn it into something positive. Yoga helps me focus.”
An added bonus of her new addiction? A blooming BFF-ship with a famous fellow yogi. “Russell Simmons and I have been going to the same class, and he’s just an amazing and wonderful person and spirit,” Dupre says of the rap mogul and vegan. “He’s become a mentor, and has helped me work through my issues. I feel liberated and honored that people like him support me. I’m starting to feel respected for who I am.”
If you’re hungry to support Dupre too, you’ll soon get your chance – her “pop rock” album is set to drop in January 2010. [NYP. Photo: Splash News Online]
Ashley Dupre may not be sexing up any elected officials, but she’s still causing drama here in New York City. The hooker-turned, uh, famous ex-hooker somehow landed in the front row of designer Yigal Azrouël‘s Fall/Winter 2009 fashion show this week. When Azrouël (don’t fret -we have never heard of him either) discovered the skank in her seat, he flipped and fired his PR person who placed her there. Turns out that PR flack is none other than Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution, best known as Whitney’s bitchy boss on The Hills.
Apparently the sex-selling singer and the PR flack know each other, admits Kelly. “I didn’t invite her, but I wasn’t going to kick her out or turn her away,” she revealed. We know one another, we’re friends.”
Cutrone also insisted that the publicity would have been warmly received by other designers. “If Ashley had shown up at Marc Jacobs’ show he would have been a hero,” she said. “It would have been cutting-edge — but Yigal and she weren’t the best fit.” [NYDN/ NYP. Photo: Splash News Online]
Ashley Alexandra Dupre has certainly come out the winner in the Elliot Spitzer sex scandal. While Elliot had to step down from his post as the governor of New York, and now likely spends his days dodging plates thrown at his head by disgraced wife Silda, Ashley has had a sit down interview with Diane Sawyer, a photo spread in People, and now, a possible book deal?
Ashley was recently seen leaving the offices of HarperCollins in New York City, carrying a copy of the HarperCollins book The Secret Currency of Love: the Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships. Is the Jersey girl turned escort now becoming an author? She is allegedly shopping her memoir with the book publisher. She sure can hustle! [Source: New York Post; Photo: Splash News Online]
Just when you had forgotten all about Ashley Dupre – the hot hooker from Jersey who banged former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer - she’s reemerged with two new interviews for us to ogle over. The brunette bombshell describes herself as “a normal girl” with “a lot of depth, a lot of layers.” She somehow neglects to mention that she’s got a lot of curves, too.
Ashley’s full interview with People magazine hits newsstands this week, and you can watch her chat with Diane Sawyer Friday night on 20/20. Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
Sex with Spitzer was “more of a transaction. Strictly business.”
Ashley would apologize to Spitzer’s scorned wife Silda if she could. She says, “I’m sorry for your pain.”
She revealed that she felt as though she “was suffocating” when she was identified as Spitzer’s call girl.
Ashley also divulged that she ran away to Florida at the age of 17 and partied hard, downing entire bottles of vodka, and getting high on coke, weed, and ecstasy. During this time she was also raped. “It caused me to disconnect – with sex, with real relationships,” she says.
She got into prostitution in 2004 after being approached while working as a cocktail waitress. “This wasn’t any different than going on a date with someone you barely knew and hooking up with them,” she said of her former profession.
Dupre says she wants to “get on with my life,” and has big plans. “I’m 23 years old,” she muses. “I want to do music, to do fashion, to write books – there’s so many things.”
If your job description once included cracking down on prostitution rings, it’d be rather silly to start patronizing them yourself. Either nobody told that to Eliot Spitzer, crusading attorney general-turned-New York governor, or he’s a few subpoenas short of a brief. Earlier this year, Spitzer was outed as “Client 9″ of the Emperors Club call-girl ring, having spent nearly $80,000 on prostitutes over a decade.
After a chorus of “He did what?”, Spitzer’s wife grimaced in support as her husband resigned to a quiet life of consultancy and plea bargains. The public face of Spitzer’s credit card conquests turned out to be Ashley Dupre, an aspiring singer whose prostitution paid the rent.
Hustler and Penthouse have offered the bosomy 22-year-old considerably more than Spitz’s measly $5000-a-night to pose nude. But the former Girls Gone Wild dancer has allegedly turned down these offers in favor of the real pot at the end of the rainbow — her own reality show. — Charles Bottomley
After the jump, see Ashley Dupre taking a dip at the Jersey shore.