STYLE & SOCIAL NEWS
SOUTHEAST - SMALL TIME DRUG DEALER DEAD IN DRIVEBY SHOOTING: DCPD responded to a call saying a man was laying dead half in, half out of his small Toyota Camry near Kenilworth Avenue in Anacostia Monday night. Witnesses say they did not hear or see anything going on on surrounding streets, in the moments before hand, but just happened upon the sight as they were driving to reach the South Capitol Street overpass to 295.
The Coroner's Office has identified the man as 20 year old Jorge Chavez of New York Avenue. Chavez has a long history of run-ins with DCPD over various crimes involving theft, drugs, guns and soliciting prostitutes. Police have no motive at this time, though certainly Chavez's criminal history could point to numerous possible motives such as turf killings. Chavez received two clean shots to the head at point blank range with .380 ammo rounds. There were drugs on his person, and no signs of a struggle. No fingerprints on the car or on surrounding areas. The Verizon payphone nearby held Chavez's prints and a few others, not yet identified, but all older than the day he was killed. This is the second Hispanic male, in that predominantly black neighborhood, to be killed in the last few weeks, though the prior death was not a shooting.
NORTHWEST - GABBY WILDWOOD AND LOKI ON AGAIN THIS WEEK?: Overheard at a trendy eatery in Northwest last week, Wildwood and Loki were having dinner, when supposedly she was overheard yelling, "It's Platinum?!" and something else about a ring. Spokespeople from both camps refused to confirm or deny the actual story behind the comment.
The tale becomes more twisted, however, as it always does. Enter Wildwood's latest bodyguard, who apparently takes his job description literally, as he was seen tickling her tonsils with his tongue this week at Web of Night, in an entourage that included Ashley Peterson, Helen Fairfield and her new beau (see below), and later on, The Trickster God himself. Perhaps this is some kind of wife-swapping thing, who can tell...
stormed out in tears at this point, and was said to have sped off, after
a heated argument with both Raine and Gabby in the Web parking lot.
Rather strange when just weeks ago she was trying out Loki's newest
tricks in the privacy of his own home. Speaking of Loki, his comment
upon seeing Raine and Gabby return, freezing, was, "You should really stop having sex outside in this time of the year."
Playing it off, she retorted, "And you should stop having sex
Later in the conversation he apparently confused her with his new protégé, Meghan Ambrose, referring to Wildwood by the wrong name. Are the two so hard to tell apart, or is it simply the sheer volume of women (and men) this tragic lothario processes in a single year?
Then, just when it wasn't interesting enough, the mystery brunette, last seen with Professor Aephaestus at the Hush, appears, sans magician, making some magic of her own with Loki and with Lady Helen's new man, after La Fairfield had departed for the evening.
Speaking of couples who feud in public, things seem to be growing more and more interesting in the world of racing, at least off-road. Seen together at The Phantasm earlier this week was neophyte NASCAR darling Francesca Torquemada, and an unidentified young Marine in full dress uniform. Whoever the mystery man is in this speed diva's life, there's bumps in the road already. The two were said to have spent the bulk of their time quarreling, ending in Torque walking out in a huff before Louis Delacourt's first set.
Good news is, however, at least one couple in town seems to be getting along famously, in more ways than one, although last night in the Web does up the stakes a bit. Another mystery man to the playing field, this refined Latin Lover has swept one Lady Helen Fairfield right off of her royal feet. Some sources say, in fact, he had accompanied her to her foray at Bound, not to mention numerous public outings elsewhere in DC, a weekend in New York via Jamison's private jet, and several Christmas parties this past week. Rumor has it his name is Cross, but nothing much more is known about him yet. The usual reward applies for any who want to come forward with the good dish.
Speaking of Bound, if we must, who was that absolutely breathtaking violet-eyed young man that Gabby Wildwood was said to have been ever so desperately pleading to F-(expletive deleted) her? It certainly wasn't Raine, who was in there the week prior, having his own flagellating fun with the still unidentified mysterious "Beth," and no Gabrielle in sight.
We're going to need a TV Guide to keep up shortly in this crowd.