Morning Memo: Meet Spitzer’s Call Girl, Ashley Dupre! And, Michelle Williams Speaks Out About Heath Ledger

Even the gossipy bit—Who’s That Girl?!?—that all of the tabs were after all day yesterday (us too, in fact) is broken first by The Times: Spitzer’s prostitute “Kristen” is in fact known as Ashley Alexandra Dupré, though she was born 22 years ago as Ashley Youmans, in New Jersey. [The New York Times]

Anderson Cooper is shocked at the cost of hookers these days, but the King of All Pimps explains that Dupre was getting $1,000 an hour, so it’s kind of a victimless crime. Also, the King of All Pimps thinks Dupre is the “girl next door,” and exactly what you would expect for $1,000 an hour. Oh, and “they don’t do it for the sex, they do it for the cash.” []

Michelle Williams speaks about Heath Ledger in Interview: “For as long as I’d known him, he had bouts with insomnia. He just had too much energy … His mind was turning, turning, turning — always turning. He had an uncontrollable energy. He buzzed. He would jump out of bed.” [via]

Rosie and Kelli O’Donnell show up to buck up the spirits of Clay Aiken during his current Broadway stint. []