Friday, March 14, 2008

Sleep With Me, Girl. I'll Make You Famous! (Revisited)

So, I told ya'll the other day that it wouldn't take long for America's Favorite JumpOff, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, to start cashing in on the newfound popularity that her "talent" has gained her. Just start calling me Mr. Cleo, why don't ya?

The collateral consequence of scandal often is newfound celebrity, and for the 22-year-old call girl involved in the Eliot Spitzer scandal, prospects are rising.

The prostitute identified in court papers as Kristen is an aspiring musician named Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Her identity was only first reported Wednesday, but already her fame is skyrocketing.

Curious about the woman so integral in the New York governor's downfall, many have flocked to MySpace to view her photos, music and biographical information. That material was removed Thursday after over more than 5 million visited her page.
Dupre isn't just a MySpace celeb. Nope, she's a classically trained musicial too.

Her instrument of choice? Why, a FLUTE of course.
Dupre had also posted two songs at the music sharing site Aime Street, which allows musicians to earn a 70 percent cut of download fees, which are determined by their popularity. The songs, "What You Want" and "Move Ya Body" are dance-pop tunes a la Britney Spears.

On "What We Want," she sings: "I know what you need/ Can you handle me?"

As of Thursday evening, the songs had been listened to by some 200,000. Downloads were selling for 98 cents each, though "What We Want" had previously been selling for less than 20 cents. That song was also making it onto the nation's radio airwaves.
That's right aspiring musicians? You wanna sell records? Service a famous white guy.
Publishers also would be interested in her story for a book, said Eric Kampmann, president of Beaufort Books.

There is one surefire avenue for Dupre to cash in, should she choose to: adult men's magazines. Penthouse and Hustler are already knocking on her door.

"We would love to have her in the magazine," said Diane Silberstein, president and publisher of Penthouse Magazine Group. "We would even consider offering her a cover. We think we could also be very helpful to her in her music career."

Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt sounded doubtful about his chances, though, suggesting that by the time Dupre starts talking, she may be too big a media phenomenon for a simple magazine spread.

"She is no doubt going to do a book. There will probably be a movie," he said. "I think she is going to have so many offers coming in that it will probably be wishful thinking just to get in the door."
The only thing missing is the softballed Barbara Walters interview and the WifeTime™ Movie of the Week starring some washed up CW/WB star.

What. A. Country.

Question: Are you as are repulsed by this as I am?

Can Spitzer call girl cash in? [AP]

Penthouse to Spitzer Call Girl: Call Us [AP]

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