PR POWER LIST
Celebs don’t call 911 in an emergency; they ring their PR people. In the old days, a well-placed item could defuse a crisis. But in a universe of voracious gossip blogs, omnipresent iPhones and truthiness, managing mishaps is much messier. How did PR pros handle the year’s most high-profile gaffes? Read More
Since Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs, former fans have struggled to find an outlet for their anger. Some have taken to Internet tirades (both pro and anti-Armstrong), some have found relief in shoddy Photoshop jobs, and yet others have gone to their local library to retaliate for the lies.
In both Sydney, Australia and London, two signs have appeared announcing that Lance Armstrong’s titles have been moved to the fiction sections. Oh, it’s like the Million Little Pieces problem all over again!
The embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong, undergoing scrutiny after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s report of his and his teammates’ use of performance-enhancing drugs, has resigned as head of the Livestrong charity, which rose to prominence in the mid-2000s for selling yellow rubber wristbands. (Presidential candidate John Kerry wore one throughout the 2004 campaign.)
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Now that father Walter is in the spotlight for losing $7.5 billion to Bernard Madoff, stories about the five socialite Noel daughters are leaking out. For example: "While in college, four of the five sisters allegedly slept with the same handsome stud, handing him off as the months went by, one after the other." [Read More
At the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative just now, Michael Bloomberg appeared with Lance Armstrong to announce a joint anti-cancer effort between their foundations.
After the cyclist mentioned his announced return to competition, the Mayor said, “l did like the comments about doing it again, but that’s another issue.”
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Standing onstage with Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative in the New York Sheraton this morning, Bloomberg appeared to hint strongly (as if his maneuverings to this point weren’t a strong enough indication) that he likes the idea of running again for mayor.
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John Kerry’s reps says that he was not partying with co-eds as the pictures of the Massachussets senator surrounded by college women and holding a beer might suggest. [Us Weekly]
Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong may be over. [P6]
Tim Gunn reportedly appeared on the first season Read More
Vogue intern and New York Ranger, Sean Avery, says the magazine is "a real, tight-knit family," and he hasn’t had to fetch a cup of Starbucks yet! [Intelligencer]
Drea De Matteo was overheard saying that one of NBC’s better known spin-off disasters, Joey, ruined her career. [P6] Read More
Not long ago, there was much talk of Mary-Kate Olsen smooching her grungy-cute artist boyfriend at Paul Sevigny’s Beatrice Inn. Now it seems her twin sister, Ashley, whose autumnal fling with Lance Armstrong was splashed across the gossip pages, has once again been nibbling from her own piece of the make-out pie.
Lance Armstrong seems to be working very hard to snuff rumors of a fling with Ashley Olsen. Both guests were at last night’s Calvin Klein-hosted “First Look” party—held to celebrate the opening of the Bowery’s New Museum—but the once-lappy couple avoided each other like SARS. Sadly, we couldn’t be there to recoil. But Jim Shi Read More