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New York Post’s First eBook is Written by Former Call Girl Ashely Dupré

You had to know that The New York Post would only enter into the eBook business if it could do so in a ridiculous way. Thankfully, the paper did not disappoint. The Post’s first eBook will be the pun-tastic Tricks of The Trade, written by Ashley Dupré, Eliot Spitzer’s favorite, um, writer.

Tricks of The Trade is a collection of the Post’s “Ask Ashley” columns, which are penned by Dupré. The advice is billed as “An honest guide to sex, love, lust, and healthy relationships.” We assume the Post is joking about the “healthy relationships” part, but you never know.

“Many of our readers have already embraced the Post’s digital products, and we believe this new venture into eBooks will prove very popular,” said Jesse Angelo, publisher of the Post, in a statement.

Tricks of The Trade ($5.99) is available for download from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple’s iBookstore, Google eBooks and more.

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Vote For The Best New York Post Cover Of The Decade

nypost covers.jpgWhat was the most iconic New York Post cover of the 00′s? Was it a photo of a smoking World Trade Tower, a practically naked Ashley Dupre or Martha Stewart in prison stripes?

And who can forget any of those punny headlines that the Post is so famous for, from “Stray-Rod” to Eliot Spitzer‘s “Ho No!” to the recent Tiger Woods scandal headline “I’m A Cheetah,” there are so many witty taglines to choose from.

14.jpgAnd choose you can. The Post has launched a poll that let’s you vote for your favorite out of 50 chosen covers from the past 10 years. Will Bernie Madoff, Saddam Hussein, Paris Hilton or Michael Jackson rule supreme?

We like the simplest covers: a photo of New York City fireman erecting a flag at Ground Zero and former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey‘s cover that proclaims, with double entendre brilliance, “I’m Out,” are our favorites. What are yours?

Vote here: Vote For Your Favorite Front PageNew York Post

New York Post Joins In Content Partnership With Revel In New York

Our sister site WebNewser has news today that production group Revel In New York will begin providing content to The New York Post‘s online video collection.

But these won’t be your normal Post videos of raw footage of riots or salacious celebrity appearances, oh no. Revel’s M.O. is to focus on individuals, “characters” in the city, and have them take you around New York to their favorite spots.

So why would the Post be interested in this sort of content? Says NYPost.com editor Erle Norton, “We’re excited about giving NYPost.com readers an intimate look into the city and its fascinating people.”

And not just corrupt politicians or Ashley Dupre, apparently.

Press release after the jump

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Post Taps Spitzer Callgirl Ashley Dupre For Sex Advice Column

dupre.jpgThe New York Post didn’t need to look much further than its own front pages to find its latest advice columnist.

Just over a week after sounding off on the the Tiger Woods sex scandal — and telling all the mistresses coming out of the woodwork to keep their mouths shut — Ashley Dupre, the woman who rose to tabloid fame last year amidst former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer‘s sex scandal, debuted her first column in the Post yesterday. In her new weekly column, Ask Ashley, Dupre will answer readers’ questions about love, sex and relationships.

“Sure, she’s made some mistakes,” the introduction to her very first column explained. “But now Ashley Dupre…is sharing what she’s learned…”

Although the questions range from whether women like porn to how to know if your husband is unhappy, we think the most important thing that Dupre has “learned” since the Spitzer scandal broke is clear: staying in the spotlight requires coming up with something new and different every few months to keep you there. The Post is all too happy to help out.

After the jump, Dupre introduces her new column in an exclusive Post video

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New York‘s Call For Political Fiction

palinbook23.jpgIf you just so happen to have a funny story of political fiction knocking around your hard drive, we have just the contest for you.

Following their political fiction package in this week’s issue — published to coincide with Sarah Palin‘s questionably factual memoir — New York magazine is asking readers to submit their own short stories, movie treatments, one-act plays or whatever you like — 1,000 words or so about political figures.

The best submissions will be published on NYMag.com all week, and the top three winners will get prizes like a night at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Eliot Spitzer famously met Ashley Dupre; dinner for two at Obama date spot Blue Hill; and a copy of Going Rogue and a one-month membership to Playgirl.com.

The contest ends December 7, so you better get to writing.

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Lunch: Special Fashion Week Edition

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— DIANE CLEHANE

These days, you just never know who you’re going to meet on Wednesdays at Michael’s. If we’d come yesterday, we would have been able to chat with Willem Dafoe. Oh well. This being New York Fashion Week, I was thrilled when Donna Karan came in. I was happy to catch up with my former boss (I once toiled as her flack during her heyday at Anne Klein) and add to the praise she’s been getting for her show earlier this week. When I asked her if she’s seen the glowing review Cathy Horyn wrote in this morning’s Times, she replied with a smile. “That was a surprise!” Not to her most fervent fans, though. Donna’s gorgeous jackets and draped skirts that are sure to be on plenty of well-dressed city gals come next fall hearkened back to her 80s heyday without looking at all retro. While everyone else is referencing the decade of giant shoulder pads (Is anyone really going to wear them again?) and DayGlo brights, Donna has managed to make everything look thoroughly modern and beautiful. Bravo!

I was lunching at the bar with fellow People scribe and soul sister Natasha Stoynoff when Ed Victor came up for a chat. Our favorite uber agent told us he was meeting Fugees producer/rapper John Forte and his lawyer Aarti Tandon. Here’s a tantalizing tale: John was one of 14 people who got a presidential pardon from departing President George W. Bush. John received a 14-year sentence in 2000 for drug trafficking when he was caught with two suitcases of liquid cocaine worth $1.4 million in Newark Airport. Carly Simon and Senator Orrin Hatch (now there’s an odd couple) both championed his release, says Ed. Now, he’s blogging about his experiences for Tina Brown on The Daily Beast, and Ed is shopping a book about his adventures in and out of jail. Sounds like a page-turner to us…

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Bonnie Timmerman and Richard Belzer

2. Peter Brown and a young bespectacled gent

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong and Dorothy Kallins

4. My pal, Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville and CBS Television’s Bob Madden. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Deb, so I went over to chat, and we laughed about how busy the dining room is despite empty tables all over town. “This place is the cafeteria for the LinkedIn set,” she laughed. So true ….

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The NYT Follows the Edwards Love-Child Money

15edwards190b.jpgThe NYT, who until this week didn’t have anyone on the John Edwards love child story, has jumped into the fray with a bang. An article in today’s paper follows the Edwards love-child money right back to a wealthy Texan lawyer who may or may not have set both Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young up with their own representation but has only just remembered doing so, maybe.

The lawyers are linked through Fred Baron, a wealthy Dallas lawyer and former finance chairman for the Edwards campaign who was a key player in the campaign’s response to the scandal…After initially saying that he did not know how the lawyers were chosen to represent Ms. Hunter and Mr. Young, Mr. Baron acknowledged that he might have played a role.
It’s worth noting that one half of the byline on this investigative piece is Serge Kovaleski, the same reporter who uncovered the identity of Ashley Dupre, and if we recall correctly, he also broke the Woody Allen, Soon-Yi debacle back in 1992.