When Democratic party uber-lawyer Fred Baron died this year, he left poor Rielle Hunter with nothing. So she's back on the East Coast and ready to party!

Hunter, longtime mistress to former non-embarrassment John Edwards, was cashing monthly $15,000 from Baron in the good old days, keeping her quiet and comfortable in Santa Barbara. Now, the Enquirer reports that the money's dried up and Hunter and her 10-month-old child—probably Edwards' love-child—are shacking up with a friend in lovely South Orange.

Meanwhile, John Edwards is just staying home, not doing much, and not really expecting any calls from the Obama transition team.