The Donald Does Dubai
Donald Trump clearly spent a wad for the opening party of his Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. But maybe some of the money he spent on the freaky stiltwalkers (see photo!) should have gone toward air conditioning. The 60-foot wide temporary dome he built for the party on 52nd Street was as hot as the Dubai desert.
Despite rumors that guests like Demi Moore and Heidi Klum had been paid handsomely for attending, The Donald claimed that he had known Heidi since before she was famous and that Demi is a close friend. (Wow, what are the odds of Trump being friends with Heidi as a teenage girl in Germany?) Never one to miss a sales pitch, he also quipped that he hoped to sell Demi an apartment soon.
The main event of the night was a strangely sexually-charged video of the Trump Dubai, which featured an attractive, ritzy couple engaged in a variety of luxury vacation activities—dinner on a yacht followed by hotel suite-seduction. It was very glossy, with the feel of a high-end perfume commercial.