Apparently renowned portraitist Nelson Shanks snuck in a Lewinsky reference on his painting of Bill Clinton that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. The shadow, which falls to the left of Clinton was achieved by setting up a mannequin in a blue dress that the artist likened to Lewinsky. Shanks says “The Clintons hate the portrait.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF is on trial in France for allegedly organizing and recruiting high-end prostitutes for orgies at luxury hotels across the globe. In France it’s not illegal to pay for sex, but it is illegal to pimp.
Mayor Dimitri Russo of Castel Volturno, Italy dressed some of his council members up as roadside prostitutes to help him get the word out about his new campaign to “promote better recycling schemes in the region.” Some of the motorists who stopped were then pulled over by police a couple hundred yards away and given tickets as part of the mayor’s recently issued anti-prostitution ordinance. Also, we heard NYC only got 8 inches of blizzard. Nice snow, DeBlasio.
In Grand Theft Auto V’s new first-person mode, the time-tested tradition of trolling for hookers, purchasing their services, and then killing them for the cash just got a little crazier.
Asia Carrera aka Asia Lemmon aka Jessica Steinhauser is the 4th person in the United States to be permitted to exercise her religious freedom and don the cap of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for her driver’s license photo.
Outtakes of model Kayslee Collins from her pictorial in the second volume of A Study in Fetishisms, Jonathan Leder and Amy Hood’s bi-annual erotic publication.
LAS VEGAS is Tom Gould’s excellent new short film profiling the operators of the oldest strip club in New Zealand.