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Beauties queuing up to be America’s Next Top Model flipped out and began a stampede when a car overheated in Manhattan this week. The casting call had attracted thousands of aspiring model/reality show personalities to the Park Central Hotel on West 55th Street.
But, as the New York Daily News reports, “An overheating car triggered a stampede of catwalk-craving cuties,” while the Post adds, “The situation spiraled further out of control when a man hurtled over a barricade and slapped one of the girls in line.” Perhaps showing why they are models and not rocket scientists, the girls feared the car would explode, while others screamed that the man had a gun.
A woman waiting for her chance told the News, “The girls were running like it was 9/11 part two. I feared for my life.” Ultimately, three people were arrested for disorderly conduct and inciting a riot and six people were injured.
John McCain‘s fetching new running mate Sarah Palin has put moose burgers on the map but it’s unlikely we’ll ever get to try one in New York.
While former beauty contestant Palin sinks her gleaming white teeth into delicacies like moose burgers, moose meatballs and moose bolognese, Federal law prevents the rest of us from doing likewise, the New York Daily News reveals. “You have to be in the know to try it,” laments the News, who nonetheless have tracked down Alaska’s formost gourmet moose chef.
“You can’t sell wild game in the US but my husband hunts moose, so we have it all the time,” says Laraine Derr, who runs Chez Alaska cookery school. “It tastes very much like ground beef, but it’s a very mild, very lean meat. “I’ve made moose Wellington, moose meatballs, moose spaghetti sauce and T-bone moose steaks. You can put it in a can and use it to make stew with some vegetables and potatoes – it’s wonderful.”
The super-cool and sharp-suited executives portrayed in the critically-acclaimed television drama Mad Men are nothing like their twenty first century counterparts, you won’t be surprised to learn. In the AMC drama, the male chauvinists of Madison Avenue work hard and play hard and enjoy three-martini mid-morning lunches while they’re at it.
These days though, most of the execs have left Madison and the ones still there have yoga mats rolled up under their desks. And forget about those smart grey flannel suits. As the boss of Drogba5 tells the New York Times, “Agency people dress like well-paid teenagers.”
Meanwhile, at Madison Avenue’s Young & Rubicam, digital art director Andrew Stevens, adds: “I only wear a tie because I don’t have to.”
While there are many things for tourists to see in the Big Apple, you wouldn’t think a public lavatory would be one of them. But the city’s new space-age, self-cleaning toilet at Madison Square Park is attracting hundreds of gawkers each day.
Whether the gleaming silver automated loo continues to pull in the crowds, really depends on whether they keep it there. As the New York Times points out: “In Seattle, a similar experiment in luxury flushing ended last month after the toilets were colonized by drug dealers and prostitutes.”
Nonetheless, New York officials have pledged to go forward, saying they are “confident that we can avoid the pitfalls of Seattle.”
Our friends at the New York Daily News have very kindly produced a Top Ten list of “Best big screen underwear moments.” While we think they’ve missed out a few, a quick visit to Mr Skin will sort that out.
We’ve purposely left out Scientology kook Tom Cruise in Risky Business, but here are a few of the better ones:
Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate in The Sweetest Thing
Demi Moore in Charlie’s Angels 2
Jessica Alba in What’s Up, Chuck?
Jessica Biel in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
Sienna Miller in Layer Cake
You may have to be a macho masked vigilante to get away with wearing pantyhose. But men all over the world are giving it a try anyway. Since the release of The Dark Knight, there has been a sudden craze for male hosiery, with suspected Batman fetishists buying up sheer, satin and glossy tights.
“We aren’t sure if it is the Batman effect or what, but sales to men have been going through the roof,” Kieran Hughes, director of Precious Collections tells the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Has the world gone mad? Not according to Deborah Ashley, managing director of Luxelegwear.com, who says: “Men have begun to dominate the hosiery market once owned by women.” The company carries 13 styles designed specifically for men.
If you’ve wandered around Manhattan lately, you can’t fail to have noticed these sexy posters for Cabana Cachaça, a brand of Brazilian rum which no one had heard of until now. If you’ve driven a car round Manhattan, you may have crashed it, while gawking. In an aggressive marketing campaign, Cabana gets round the puritanical US censorship rules by expertly cropping out the young lady’s nipples.
But those of you who are a little more daring can click through to Cabana’s website and see her in all her glory. Be warned, you have to be 21 – because, as the website tells us, that’s the legal drinking age…