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Spitzer lands new job - selling Virgin mobiles

Remember when Kate Moss got caught hoovering devils dust on camera? The outrage. The public sacking. And then the quite magnificent comeback and more modelling contracts than she could fit in her Balenciaga clutch?

Well Eliot Spitzer's no looker, but he too could have a budding career ahead of him. As a mobile phone salesman. Virgin Mobile Toronto have cashed in rather sublimely on the Spitzer - Dupre sex scandal in a set of snappy new ads featuring the ex New York governor. Spitzer is shown waving to the 'people' with a speech bubble saying 'I'm tired of being treated like a number', referring to 'Client no 9' - his discretionary nickname down the knocking shop.

"When you call us we'll treat you like a person, not a client. Whether you're #9 or #900, you'll get hooked up with somebody who'll finally treat you just how you want to be treated" say the Mad Men. Virgin, hook-up, client, treated - boy do those guys know how to work a semantic field!

So poor old Spitz. The man once famous in the Big Apple for smashing prostitution rings, could soon be brushing up on his Virgin SIM card sales techniques. And strangely enough we can actually quite picture him in a middle management position down the local car-phone warehouse!

Ashley Alexandra Dupre is shunning normal life for a while in search of the bright lights - and not the ones above a door on a darkly lit street. Word on the jungle vine is she could have herself a pop contract before the weekend's out. And with her songs on MySpace already going for 92cents, we reckon it might just be true.

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