Mike Bloomberg Hangs With 'Gossip Girl' Cast

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Yep, that's right, folks. Mayor Mike Bloomberg's press conference today was about Gossip Girl. The Lady Gaga-kisser upped his celebrity status by standing beside members of the cast and creative team of the television show at Queen's Silvercup Studios.

Also beside him were a host of Queens electeds who wanted in on the fun (State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer), next to stars Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Kaylee DeFer, and Kelly Rutherford. You could say it was an eclectic bunch. And an eclectic group on camera means an eclectic audience. That's right, politics reporters rubbed elbows with the paparazzi! (Runnin' Scared first stood awkwardly in the crowd of entertainment photogs -- and then, feeling out of place, rushed to some seats in the front where the, uh, regular guys were seated).

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Beata Bohman, Manhattan Socialite, Charged With Stealing $11,000 Scarf in Summer

The 38-year-old Polish model and designer Beata Bohman, most famous for kissing Prince Andrew one time (see right), was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly -- but inconspicuously -- stealing a fur-lined scarf worth more than $11,000 from a store in Greenwich, Connecticut. (It is currently 79 degrees in Greenwich, Connecticut.) Bohman barely made it outside of the boutique, Richards, Monday around 4 p.m. before she was nabbed by the police. Bohman proceeded to post a $5,000 bond and make it to the Museum of Modern Art for the amFar Inspiration Gala later that night, where she looked great. Linday Lohan could not be reached for comment, but we suspect she'd say, "Not bad." [WPIX]

Julian Assange is the Worst Roommate Ever: Stealing Spam, Dirty Pants and Dancing Hard

Daniel Domscheit-Berg, author of the new book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, has such a psychologically complex relationship with his ex-boss, Julian Assange, that one might not be totally out of line to guess that he's in love with the guy, somewhere beneath the hate and rejection. Based solely on excerpts, we know that Domscheit-Berg watched Assange abuse a cat and brag about his illegitimate children, while the two men worked together to expose government secrets with WikiLeaks, a venture Domscheit-Berg believed in so much he tattooed its logo on his body. But since their split, Domscheit-Berg keeps piling on the gossip.

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Julian Assange Fathered Four Kids, At Least, According to New WikiLeaks Book

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is many things to many people: hero, online dater, sexual abuser, creepy old guy and much more. He's also "Dad," to at least four worldwide, he allegedly told ex-WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, author of the new book, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website. And Assange likes it that way.

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Bill Murray Shoved a Stranger Over Football

Legend has it that Bill Murray is a weirdo. In one version of the infamous, widespread Bill Murray story, a kid is in Manhattan's Union Square late one night when someone comes up behind him and covers his eyes. When he turns around to see who it is, he notices it's Murray, as in the famous actor. "No one will ever believe you," the graying oddball says. And so on, with varying locales and strange behavior, but the same punchline. Today, a new one is added to the canon, but this time with photographic evidence.

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This is How Charlie Sheen Solicits Sex

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First he finds a website, in this case CityVibe, which advertises itself on Google (we didn't click the link) as, "Your one stop source for Las Vegas escorts, escort reviews, Las Vegas massage, exotic dancers, strip clubs, escort services, independent, incall, ..." Presumably, he browses the pages, which are maybe divided by things like gender, sexuality, skin or hair color and maybe "expertise" or something similarly euphemistic. Then Charlie Sheen tries the phone number listed for his girl of choice. If it doesn't work, he signs into his AOL email account, which is tied to his name, "Charlie Sheen," and fires off a quick missive on his smart phone, which he does not proofread. In it, he teases himself as an "A-list actor," which of course, the girl can tell by the "From" field of the email. He provides his phone number, and signs the thing "xo," at least according to TMZ, a website which exists so we can all learn these things together. [Via]

Hugh Hefner Announces Engagement on Twitter

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 84, announced on Christmas, via Twitter, that he will marry Crystal Harris, 24, December 2009's Playmate of the Month (pictured with Hef). "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory," wrote Hefner, handing late night hosts their jokes about the old man's memory on a silver platter. For a little historical perspective, consider that Hefner's first divorce, from a woman named Mildred (!) Williams, came in 1959, nearly three decades before Harris' birth. But after his announcement tweet, some of Hefner's fans were apparently confused. What is this "ring" he speaks of?

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Tiger Woods Crashed His Car, Derailed His Life One Year Ago Today

This time last year, Tiger Woods was on his way down. On November 27, 2009, the once-golden golf star was injured in a car accident outside of his home in Orlando, Florida. According to preliminary local reports and the initial statement Woods posted to his website, "the car crash that sent him to a hospital is his fault and has become embarrassing to him and his family, but he plans to keep it a private matter." If only! In the days, weeks and months that followed, Woods' world crumbled. So how's he commemorating the one-year mark?

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Charlie Sheen Still Partying With Cocaine and Hookers to the Delight of His Employer

Earlier this week Charlie Sheen became the new Mel Gibson after a cocaine-fueled semi-rampage at New York's not-well-suited Plaza Hotel. He allegedly hit hooker/porn star Capri Anderson and screamed the n-word, all while his ex-wife Denise Richardson and their children slept in a nearby room. Now, according to Radar Online, Sheen is back in Los Angeles, where "things have gotten even worse" with more drugs and more hookers, leading an old friend to predict: "Charlie Sheen is going to die this week."

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Press Clips: Jared, Ivanka, and the New York Observer on Gossip Girl (Video)

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The New York Observer hits the big time, getting a cameo on Gossip Girl. And who from their editorial staff was there? Gawker gets murked by some Taiwanese guys. Business Insider is making another hire. Speaking of which, Media Party Season has arrived, unless, of course, you work at the Observer! Press Clips, Day 16, Lunch Edition, here we go:

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