By 11pm, Eliot Spitzer was ready to throw in the towel. At the time, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer had 51.7% of the vote, with 82% of precincts reporting. Spritzer took the podium, and addressed the cameras and the crowd. "I called Scott Stringer, congratulated him on his victory to ... More >>
De Blasio already had an edge over his rivals in the polls when he appeared on Hot 97 on August 29. After the station endorsed him, he surged even further into first place--he was leading his nearest rival by 23 points going into Tuesday's election. Hoping for a Hot 97 bump of his own, Eliot Spitz ... More >>
Prepare for a Spitzer-athon! The latest Comptroller's race shows Eliot "The Patron" Spitzer with a 19 point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The current gap is 56 to 37, ahead of the looming Democratic primary.
Man, the race for comptroller is becoming pretty darn entertaining. Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer faced off earlier today in a debate that was chock full of amusing confrontations. Meanwhile, our inbox was flooded with 10 e-mails from Spitzer staffers in full attack mode.
At 10:30 last night, Eliot Spitzer, who very much wants to be your comptroller, submitted a comically large number of signatures to the Board of Elections' Manhattan office. His campaign workers, who may be operating out of his apartment and who sometimes gets a touch squirrely when being followed ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer has not been at all gunshy about, well, anything since announcing his candidacy for comptroller. Some of this election year's most bizarre soundbites have been crammed into the single week since Spitzer announced his candidacy. We now know his thoughts on those carnal "urges" within al ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, do we have an odd bit of news for you: One of our readers, who has asked to remain anonymous for professional reasons, wrote to us about their experience with one of the Spitzer petitioners, and discovered that the place to go "get involved" was actually Eliot Spitzer's home ad ... More >>
A few years after all that unpleasantness with the prostitutes, Eliot Spitzer would very much like to be your comptroller. In a Sunday night interview with the New York Times, the former attorney general and governor announced he would be running for the office, which, by the way, is the chief fisca ... More >>
The hooker who brought down shamed former Governor Eliot Spitzer is preggers and gettin' hitched. So how does her most infamous client feel about his former gal-pal's pending nuptials? Jealous? Elated? Glad he's not the father?Well, Spitzer's not talking about it -- only he is talking about it...wit ... More >>
Biography Channel has been doing some great theme shows, often about the dark side of power and fame. Starting tonight, I'm on one called Never Satisfied: Why Powerful Men Cheat, and it's worth being faithful to.
FailAfter a prolonged period of subpar ratings, even canning cohost Kathleen Parker (and changing the show's name) couldn't save CNN's In the Arena, where our former, prostitute-loving governor Eliot Spitzer did his redemption time, however brief. The network announced today that the program ... More >>
Shut up, it's too early for this! Not for the political news media, who will gladly play this game for the next twenty-four-plus months. No one knows for sure, of course, whether ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer will run for mayor in 2013, but it's never too early to start the speculation. (But if we were ... More >>
Ashley Dupre, Eliot Spitzer's choicest call girl, has blossomed into her own medium-sized New York City celebrity by being persistent. She still trades on sex, of course, appearing in Playboy (naked, but in a tasteful photo shoot brought to you first by Runnin' Scared) in addition to writing ... More >>
Page Six may have lost their longtime skipper Richard Johnson, but they are still throwing some heat. Today's column has a great item about one of New York's most infamous dicks, (the one attached to) Eliot Spitzer.
Sexy RogerSince sex is the big story of the gubernatorial campaign, thanks to Carl Paladino and Roger Stone, Page Six items take on a life larger than usual. A two-inch story published there today revolves around prostitute Irma Nici and casts so wide a net it evokes all the bizarre hiji ... More >>
New Yorker's portrait of RogerCranky Roger Stone was on Fox Business Monday still in a lather over Eliot Spitzer. Fox was determined to bash its favorite john the night he debuted on CNN, so it gave Stone and his "Manhattan Madam" candidate for governor, Kristin Davis, a ten minute block ... More >>
Last night, our long-awaited dream finally manifested in reality: Eliot Spitzer and That Conservative White Chick With A Pulitzer came on CNN for an hour, and then, got off. Before we knew it, Larry King was farting on Lance Bass, and it was over. Reviews have ranged from the "Eh!" to the "UG ... More >>
Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.
Eliot Spitzer's CNN show is finally on its way, and, yes, we will count down to it and enjoy the entire thing until the wait finally climaxes into the euphoria of seeing our former governor pound away at the 8 p.m. spot that Campbell Brown just couldn't take, and then we're gonna liveblog the ... More >>
In the only hotly contested statewide primary race, the buzzword is "independence." The theory, propagated by those unlikely to get Andrew Cuomo's support to replace him as attorney general, is that an endorsement from the probable next governor would compromise a law enforcement official wh ... More >>
It was an Andrew Cuomo nightmare. I went to Mark Green's apartment last night for a party launching his new radio show, "BOTH SIDES NOW," featuring Mary Matalin and Arianna Huffington. The hour-long syndication, set to play on 50 stations, starts this weekend. Matalin spoke briefly and kept invokin ... More >>
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y, and we were there to hear him talk about things! At one point he discussed potential Supreme Court nominees. And one of these nominees' names was Elena Kagan.
Crack problem: Tenants next door to construction of Museum for African Art can feel their whole world falling apart.When Charlie Rangel, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson and other bigwigs broke ground on Fifth Avenue for the new Museum for African Art in September 2007, they didn't know that their shov ... More >>
Image via NYDN.Given his recent round of press, Eliot Spitzer's conversation at the 92nd Street Y last night with CBS News analyst Jeff Greenfield was, in a certain way, inevitable. At the beginning of the talk, Greenfield informed the audience that Spitzer told Greenfield he'd do the talk un ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer's talk with CBS News analyst Jeff Greenfield was last night at the 92nd Street Y, and it started with Greenfield noting that Spitzer only agreed to talk "without conditions." Needless to say, this had serious potential for all parties involved, especially the audience. And Spitz ... More >>
It's Eliot Spitzer in Surround-Sound these days. Between the book ("Rough Justice"),the movie (Alex Gibney doc, unfinished cut), and the big Times interview this weekend in which the ex-gov savaged his would-be successor, Andrew Cuomo, it's All Spitzer, All the Time. Which is clearly how the ... More >>
If you can get past the three-hookers-in-a-day headline, there are some equally telling, and slightly more believable, items attributed to the new Eliot Spitzer bio by Fortune editor-at-large Peter Elkind. There's the charge that Spitzer had a call girl flown to Puerto Rico while he was m ... More >>
On Friday, the Playboy issue that will essentially explain The State of New York Politics will go on sale, with Ashley Alexandra Dupre on the cover as May's centerfold model. And we just so happened upon hi-res photos of the new issue from a well-placed source who "only reads it for the articles." W ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer could've been caught with his dick in Joseph Bruno's ear, after having wrapped it in unmarked $100 bills, as he wore nothing else but black socks and the Communist Flag while singing Harry Nilsson's "Rainmaker" in a deal engineered by Alexandra Ashley Dupre, who's also acting as ... More >>
Former governor Eliot Spitzer will lecture on Thursday at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard -- his topic is, "From Ayn Rand to Ken Feinberg - How Quickly the Paradigm Shifts. What Should Be the Rationale for Government Participation in the Market?" -- which provokes the us ... More >>
A secondary story to the tale of Eliot Spitzer's alleged thirst for more, more elective office has been that he's now teaching a course at CCNY, which has provoked its own cartoons and commentary. Now the Times finds itself inundated with complaints because they quoted a school spokesman who describ ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer's alleged plans to run for office -- which notion is denied by the former Governor and supported only by anonymous sources -- continues somehow to be news. The New York Post, which broke the "story," harasses Spitzer at his home, where he says "The only thing I'm running for is my cab ... More >>
We were at first delighted to hear from the New York Post that Eliot Spitzer "is considering a run for statewide office next year" -- not because we particularly like him, but because that would be hilarious. The Post story, which suggests his target is bulletproof Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rathe ... More >>
The New York Times has lost its bid to obtain wiretap information related to former Governor Eliot Spitzer's involvement in the Emperor's Club prostitution ring. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that general journalistic or public interest -- what the Times argued was the basis fo ... More >>
We thought this was a great idea: a Cy Vance fundraiser hosted by Eliot Spitzer. What synergy! The Manhattan D.A. candidate has a famous name, albeit mostly thanks to his father, the former Secretary of State; so does Spitzer, for various reasons. Alas, it not to be: the event, scheduled fo ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer's comeback is going great: the Associated Press thinks we'll be interested to know how many times the former governor patronized prostitutes. And they're right! A lawyer for Temeka Lewis -- one of those "hooker bookers" who enlivened the news back in Client 9 days, and who as a cooper ... More >>
In unhappier days. Former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who now has a higher popularity rating than actual Governor David Paterson, appeared at a New York social gala event last night with his wife, Silda, the Daily News reported -- the first time the two have appeared publicly since Spitzer resigned a ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer went on the Today Show this morning, expressing contrition for his life as a customer of expensive prostitutes, which he called "an egregious violation of my behavior that I fell into for many reasons, but none of them are an excuse or justifiable." On the self-searching tip, he said h ... More >>
Ashley Dupre, the singing whore who got off (and brought down) Eliot Spitzer, spoke out on her GlobalGrind.com blog last week, and if I had a buck for every time she used the word "mistake," I could quit my own whoring lifestyle and move to a mansion in the Caribbean. Blogged Dupre, "I am now 23 ye ... More >>
Shut. UP:"Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned earlier this year over his involvement in a prostitution ring, will write a column for online magazine Slate.com about the economy and financial regulation."When he wrote that editorial for the Washington Post last month, we thought it w ... More >>
Some people have wondered, while most of us merely snickered, over the discovery of Eliot Spitzer's dealings with prostitutes. Had his bank really alerted the IRS of his money movements to the Emperors Club VIP as a simple matter of course? Some critics thought it might have been a deliberate effort ... More >>
As Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer made many a white-collar miscreant feel the hot breath of the law on his neck, but he apparently won't feel it himself (at least not from the Feds): the serial user of prostitutes has escaped criminal charges in the Emperors' Club V.I.P. case, per an finding of "in ... More >>
As we mentioned earlier, the New York Sun has money trouble and prominent New Yorkers have been stepping up to offer the floundering daily their verbal support. Today the paper gets a plug and a scoop from Eliot Spitzer, giving "his first public comments on any topic since he resigned from office," ... More >>
"Secrets of a Hipster Hooker" in Radar today is a pretty good iteration of the "classy college girls you can pay for sex" evergreen. There's a semi-topical hook (Ashley Dupré); the girls say things like "A lot of rich men approached us, and we thought, Why the fuck not?" and "You know, it was degra ... More >>
Is it old home week for certain tabloid stories? After yesterday's news that the "Weekend at Bernie's" guys are going free (by the way—anyone catch the beginning of last night's Law & Order, our friends were "ripped from the headlines"), the Post drops a new bombshell: an exclusive on a second ... More >>
Even though he's gone as governor, the Eliot Spitzer scandal shows no sign of dying down in tabloid land. Today we hear from the madam who spills "Spitzer's kinky sex secrets" (Post) and the "Man behind Spitz 'Hooker' letter" (News), and both are enough to knock your socks off (horrible pun totally ... More >>
Why else do men run for higher office?
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Since Jim McGreevey's reinvigorated scandal has bumped Eliot Spitzer and his massive downfall off the front page, you have dig a bit deeper into today's papers to find any coverage. The News puts Spitzer all the way back on page 20 with an "exclusive photo" of the almost-ex-governor in the driveway ... More >>
A new tour idea for those irritating double-decker tour buses: the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal NYC tour! See exotic sites such as: The roots of the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, in an apartment rented by Mark Brener in Middle Village Queens. ‘Hooker Booker’ Tameka Lewis’ apartment in ... More >>