Thursday, 7 May 2015
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Jun 3 2010 | 7:51am ET
Famed short seller Jim Chanos is going long—on lunch that is.
The chief of hedge fund Kynikos Associates has paid $5,000 for the privilege of having lunch with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, according to the New York Post, all to benefit the charity Miracle House. But there is apparently a catch—Chanos has requested that the countess wear the uniform of her former job—that of a nurse.
"He said most of the boys in the crowd were impressed by the countess' title, but for heterosexual males, the nurse part was more exciting," a source told the tabloid.
Chanos reportedly also paid $70,000 for some Damien Hirst china plates at the auction. No news on whether his lunch with the 'nurse' cum tv personality (she is also on the Real Housewives reality series) will be served on said plates.
UPDATE (6:45pm): One reader just sent us this, um, interesting clip of a music video starring Chanos' date -- it is aptly titled "Money Can't Buy You Class." Yeah, you can say that again!
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…