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The Secret Service is Just Like Us! They Leave Things Behind in Hotel Rooms (Uh...)

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  Site Where: 800 16th St NW [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20006
November 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

We already knew that hotels in Washington D.C. saw their share of scandal but this new incident involving the Secret Service at the Hay-Adams Hotel is just bizarre.

According to anews report, one of the agency's top supervisors agent was off-duty when he met a woman in a room at the hotel, which is dd miles from the White House. After he left the woman, he realized he left a bullet behind in the hotel room. So he went back to the hotel, told the front desk and tried to get into her room. The woman would not let him in. This later led to the agent being punished internally by the Secret Service. He's now been removed from his position.

There are so many scenarios running through our mind right now. Who was this woman? How much does she charge? How do you leave a bullet behind? Was this involved in the foreplay mysterious meeting somehow? We'll never know the answer but we can certainly add "Playing with Loose Bullets" to our list of 13 Things You Wish Didn’t Happen in Hotel Rooms (But They Do).

[Photo: WilliamHook/Flickr]

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The Secret Service is in Big Trouble at the Hotel Caribe in Colombia

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  Site Where: Carrera 1a no 2-87, Cartagena, Colombia
April 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Some 20 Secret Service agents are currently under investigation right now for their bachelor-party like antics in Cartagena, Colombia before President Barack Obama arrived in town to speak at the Summit of the Americas last week.

At least 11 agents have been suspended without pay for their debauchery which was uncovered after one of them refused to pay $47 to a prostitute he hired. Yup, secret service agents are like regular hotel guests--they get drunk and look for hookers too!

The woman apparently squatted at the Hotel Caribe refusing to leave the room until she was paid. After police were called, the agent then finally paid up.

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Does Armani Milan Look Like A Psychiatric Hospital? Well, Now You Mention It, Roberto Cavalli...

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  Site Where: Via Manzoni 31, Milan, Italy, 20121
March 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM | by | Comments (2)

“Imposing” is the word we probably would have used. Or “magisterial”, maybe. But definitely not “like a psychiatric hospital”, which is how Roberto Cavalli just described the Armani Hotel Milan.

“Between Armani and me there is an abyss. Have you seen that new hotel? It looks like a psychiatric hospital” were the exact words he used when talking to La Repubblica newspaper.

The most embarrassing thing for Armani in the whole affair is that you know what? Now that he’s said that, we look at pictures and go “You know what, it kinda does.” But then again, it’s hardly out of place in Milan, a city whose buildings are way more severe than the flouncy terracotta stuff you expect in the Italy of your textbooks.

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DSK's Own Version of Whatever, Whenever at the W DC

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  Site Where: 515 15th St Nw [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20004
November 7, 2011 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

While a porno spoof based on the life and trials of Dominique Strauss-Kahn seeks donations for filming, we think we may have a good location suggestion for the shoot--The W D.C. where DSK allegedly shacked up with a $500-a night prostitute, according to a new report in a French paper.

Apparently, DSK flew a Belgian hooker to the U.S. to accompany him on the job while he was head of the International Monetary Fund. And now one of the girls is talking. In an interview with Nord Eclair, the girl spoke of flying to DC in January of 2010, posing as DSK's "assistant."

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Maldives Police Arrest Two Men Behind Wedding Ceremony Insults, May Be More Victims

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  Site Where: Meedhuffushi, South Nilandhe Atoll , Maldives
October 29, 2010 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

What they should have got

If you thought that just one couple being abused in place of having their marriage vows read out by staff at Vilu Reef resort in the Maldives was bad enough, sit tight, because there may be more.

Channel 4 News in the UK has reported today that the man carrying out the $1300 ceremony on the YouTube video has officiated at other ceremonies at the hotel and even asked viewers in its daily mailout to beware if they’d had the ceremony done themselves.

In the video, a couple renewing their marriage vows in what they believe is a traditional local ceremony are instead called “infidels”, “swine”, that any children they have will be “bastard swine” and told they are not legitimate to be married.

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Racy Photoshoot at The Standard NYC Puts Shrek in Comprising Position

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  Site Where: 848 Washington Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
April 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Scandal at The Standard! Really, scandals at The Standard Hotel in New York City shoudn't really be so shocking anymore, but this time the focus is on a cartoon menage-a-trois.

In order to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the fourth movie in the Shrek series—"Shrek: Forever and After"—the people at Dreamworks behind the kid-friendly characters made the curious choice to allow Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and more to appear in a photo spread with live models. The glossy results, shot by famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and styled by Lady Gaga's stylist Nicola Formichetti, is drawing some ire for using children's characters in adult situations.

See the images, after the jump

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