Spitzer Hooker Hires Andy Warhol Protege For 15 More MinutesEliot Spitzer's favorite call girl, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, has finally hired a PR firm. Why she waited so long, we have no idea. If she wanted help fending off media coverage, she would have done well to hire somebody as soon as the story broke; likewise, if she's planning on capitalizing on the scandal to build her own personal brand, she'll need to strike while the iron is hot. Which was about three weeks ago. The Daily News reported that she hired Susan Blond Inc., an entertainment-heavy NYC firm whose client list has included Ice Cube, Britney Spears, David Bowie, and Criss Angel, among many others. I smell a second-rate music career about to be launched! So who is Susan Blond? An Andy Warhol theory come to life.

She describes herself as "Andy Warhol's Number One Publicity Protege," and she has parlayed her connection with the pop artist into a successful career. She worked at Interview Magazine and CBS Records before founding her own firm, and today she's one of the city's go-to agencies for celebrities. She even helped take Usher "to another level"! So there's that. There's no doubt she's much more likely to help launch Dupre on her own career than to serve as a solid grey corporate well between her and the media, a role Eliot Spitzer's own chosen PR firm is well suited to play.

Also, as Emily Gould discovered, Susan Blond has wild hair. And she's had her web domain name snatched by incompetent rival superflack Ronn [sic] Torossian, putting her in bad company.

We have an email in to SBI to find out what they plan to do for Dupre, and we'll let you know if we hear back.