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This warm, charming, and utterly endearing photo of me by Idris+Tony on page 362 of THE BOOK was taken in cruel closeup three years ago, during a very brief period when I actually was warm, charming, and utterly endearing. But a lot can happen in three years; for example, I lost 50 pounds and gained an angry network of crowsfeet and some would say a curmudgeonly demeanor. (And yes, if you’re wondering, even this beatific portrait of a younger me necessitated a spot of Photoshop.) But my point here, and I do have one, is that this image was made three years ago in preparation for the book, and other portraits were created even earlier. And while Idris+Tony and Mathu Anderson, and other photographers were accruing air miles shooting stars around the world, the text was being writ and rewrit and rewrit again. So, you see, this book is no slap-dash quickie, but an epic tome “years in the making” – a kind of Birth of a Notion.
Now let’s read the photo’s caption: “Last century when Stephen was the nightlife editor of the original Details magazine and we were the Pop Tarts, we would send him press releases and materials in the hopes that he would write about us. But he never did. Well, maybe he did once. The solution was to lure him to Hollywood to write for and edit the WOW Report.”
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiaZq5PPZ6w At WOW’s July cocktail mixer at Boardner’s last week, James St. James chatted with RuPaul’s Drag U professors Sharon Needles, Raja, Willam Belli, Pandora Boxx, and Candis Cayne. He also got to check with WOW’s own Michelle Visage, Stephen Saban, Thairin Smothers, and other partygoers including Jimmy James, Deven Green, Detox Icunt, Vicky Vox, and Joey Buttafuoco’s daughter Jessica, currently starring as JWoww in Jersey Shoresical with wowlebrity Daniel Franzese, as well as a roomful of wowlebrities and fabulous party people. Subscribe to “Daily Freak Show” on YouTube.
If you’re in the Hollywood area this Thursday evening, come to our monthly WOW Report mixer for cocktails and fabulous chit-chat! Just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name! See you there! OMG YAY!
WOW Report editor Stephen Saban models the color of the month: Jack-o’-lantern orange. (Photo: McKim)
Amy Poehler and Justin Timberlake & Stephen Saban and Dianne Brill