Julia Allison is not dead. But you could be forgiven for thinking so, since everyone talks about her in the past tense.
“Julia represented the industrialization of self-promotion,” said Jason Tanz, who profiled Ms. Allison for the cover of Wired’s August 2008 issue. “People were going to start using the Internet as a Read More
New York media survivors, set your DVRs: Julia Allison’s Bravo reality show, Miss Advised, is to launch on June 18. Therein, Ms. Allison, a “dating columnist,” is to join two other advice columnists in attempting to follow her own theoretical advice. Per a Bravo release, Ms. Allison “is ready to settle into the storybook romance Read More
Last night author Michael Ellsberg sat us down on the roof of the Hudson Terrace and told us something we didn’t want to hear.
“Student loans are the only kind of loan that you can’t default and declare bankruptcy on,” said Mr. Ellsberg, wearing a crushed-velvet red jacket, “It was necessary in our parents generation to go to college in order to get a good job…I can’t tell anyone not to go to school, but now that the cost of a B.A. can go up to $50,000 a year, unless you plan on getting a law degree or go into medicine, I think smarter kinds can find other ways to gain real world experience.”
Mr. Ellsberg, promoting his latest book The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think and It’s Not Too Late, sounded like one of those wall street protestors, but the scene at the Terrace couldn’t be more different than that at Liberty Plaza.
It’s been a while since we heard from Julia Allison–the hyperconfessional onetime princess of the Gawker-made “fameball” set, whose antics were brought to light, at a granular pace, on Gawker, and comprehensively in Vanessa Grigoriadis’s New York article on web-era cynicism. The social-media socialite, famed for her writing on sex and Read More
Each night after 12pm, media gadflies, PR powerhouses, and free-wheeling celebrities take to Twitter, where they express their deepest and most intimate thoughts. Here’s our take on what got tweeted last night.
- Former Anakin (and future Darth Vader) Hayden Christensen’s fake Twitter account was abuzz with activity (that was later deleted? we have screengrabs), Read More
In Greater New York today, the Wall Street Journal‘s Marshall Heyman writes about the cast of characters featured in Bing advertisements on Taxi TV.
“There’s a new way to gauge whether you’ve, as they say, ‘made it’ in New York: You’re featured in an advertisement for Bing in a taxi cab,” Mr. Heyman Read More
Shortly after being inducted into Gawker TV’s Fameball Hall of Fame at last night’s Webutante Ball, Internet personality Arthur Kade relished his achievement. On the Internet.
“Omg!!!!!!! I just won prince of the ball!!!!!!!” he posted on his Twitter account.
The 32-year-old blogger/actor/writer hybrid took to the dance floor Read More
Wednesday evening, Gawker Media hosted a party at Soho House in honor of the soon-to-be-released film version of How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, Toby Young’s memoir of his misadventures as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in the late ’90s. Half of the crowd kept referring to the celebration as a book party, Read More
In this month’s issue of Details, reporter Heather Chaplin got all googly-eyed about the "geeks gone rich" of New York’s tech scene, including David Karp, 21, (we asked if you wanted to take a Tumblr with him ages ago!) and Julia Allison’s boyfriend Charles Forman, 28, of iminlikewithyou.com. Check out Read More
“Celebrichauns are people who think they are celebrities,” said Charles Forman, the 28-year-old founder of the cheerful social networking-slash-gaming site iminlikewithyou.com (motto: “play games. meet people. hang out.”; Mr. Forman is a man most comfortable in the lower case). He gestured at a slide with photos of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Kim Kardashian. “They Read More