We were too busy chasing the Secretary of State around Manhattan with our Super Soakers to further comment on yesterday's real news regarding Bravo's Tabloid Wars "docusoap." The six-episode show follows the competition between our beloved Daily News and Post; camera crews trailed staffers throughout August, inexplicably documenting the "tension" during the slowest month of the year.
Our heart — yes, we do have one, thank you — is breaking for Radar's poor Andrew Goldman. He had lots of fans in the nominations phase of this week's Gawker Hotties competition, and he pulled off a pastel seersucker suit with surprising lan at Yankee Stadium for the new issue. And yet in current standings he's behind even Mort Zuckerman. So by passing along this week's batch of testimonials, hopefully you'll be inspired to help the man out.
Right here, right now, we're hitting the apotheosis of this summer's Gawker obsessions: It's time to vote for your favorite Gawker Hottie in the Men of Radar competition.
You wouldn't buy it if we told you we were thinking about anything other than the brand-spanking-new Radar all week this week. (You think you know us so well — and yet, curiously, you never seem to remember our birthday.) So we're giving in to the obsession. For this week's Gawker Hotties face-off, welcome to the Men of Radar.
We admit: This was a boring race. Editorial assistant Denise Penny and contributing editor David Amsden took strong leads as soon as the polls opened, and they stayed comfortably in the lead till voting closed earlier this morning. No Mrs. Confessore shenanigans; no Ben Widdicombe coming from behind. This was the least exciting weekend we've had in weeks.
Here they are, folks, the finalists for our Most Beautiful New Yorkers competition — our Gawker Hotties poll of the most boinkalicious staffers New York magazine.
There's not much time left to nominate your favorite folks at New York — the magazine, that is, not the whole city — for this week's Gawker Hotties competition. We've got a broad range of nominations, but only a handful of people are tallying high vote counts. So just a few more nominations in one person's column could quite potentially put him or her over the top and into this week's finals, which will be announced tomorrow.
We thought this was pretty clear in yesterday's new Gawker Hotties announcement, but apparently some of you didn't get it. To be painfully explicit: We're looking for hotties at New York magazine. We are not looking for hotties anywhere in New York. Got the distinction? The magazine is not the city, and we're only interested in the former.
New York, New York, it's a helluva mag. Even more important, it's got a helluva staff, too. So we realized: This week, while the 50 Most Beautiful New Yorkers cover is on the stands and the mag itself is tanned and rested after its midsummer week off, it couldn't be a better time to turn our Hottie sights on that grandaddy of the city rags.
At long last, here's this week's Hotties competition: New York's Hot Gossips.