Tinsley Turns Desperate

Socialite Tinsley Mortimer may have a reality TV show in the works—it's called Empire State, by the way—but many of her society friends have been trying to steer clear of it. Last week, word emerged that the show's producers had found a couple of randoms to serve as regulars, including Hannah Bronfman (the daughter of Edgar Bronfman Jr.) and Paul Johnson-Calderon, a guy best known for stealing a purse earlier this year. But there's further evidence that producers are having a tough time finding people willing to associate themselves with the show.

Last week, a desperate mass email was sent out to Tinz's friends and acquaintances begging them to appear a last-minute lunch—and it came from none other than Tinsley's co-star and sister, Dabney Mercer, and fellow socialite Alexandra Osipow:

Sorry for the Late Notice...
Please Join Us to Support TINSLEY at a SURPRISE Afternoon Gathering with Friends to be Filmed for Her Upcoming Docu-Soap
When: Saturday, October 31, 2008
Where: Butter
415 Lafayette Street
212-253-2828
Time: 1pm Sharp
Thank you,
Dabney and Alexandra

Isn't it nice to know that Tinsley has people to not only help her stage catfights, but to also throw together impromptu gatherings so it appears as if she's got tons of close friends?

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