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'Carlos Danger' Becomes A Cocktail

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Cheers to you, Anthony Wei — um, Carlos Danger!

Whether the customers are voting for Weiner in November or not, they have taken to the new cocktail.

Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal just won’t go away. The mayoral candidate is facing countless jokes, and the recent revelation of his screen name, “Carlos Danger,” just added fuel to the fire.

A bistro in Brooklyn has created a new cocktail for its customers, aptly named the“Carlos Danger,” in honor of the former congressman. Manager of Buttermilk Channel, Richard Murphy, describes the concoction as “fruity,” “juicy,” and “kind of dangerous.” Whether the customers are voting for Weiner in November or not, they have taken to the new cocktail. Its popularity is rising just as Weiner’s polls are dropping.

Not in the neighborhood? You can sip the “Carlos Danger” at home as you watch the news (hopefully not on more of Weiner’s personal activities), or raise a glass to Weiner’s former campaign manager, Danny Kedem, who has decided to quit after the latest scandal.

2 ouce mescal

½ ounce grapefruit juice

½ ouce honey syrup

½ ouce lime juice

Shake. Serve with a grapefruit zest and a sugar rim. Add a little bit of Campari on top to add the red effect.


'Carlos Danger' Becomes A Cocktail - Recipes

By Heather Wilhelm - July 26, 2013

Hollywood may be having a rough summer&mdashbig-budget, would-be blockbusters are flopping like doomed and disheartened fish left on an empty dock&mdashbut America certainly isn&rsquot lacking for entertainment. This week, we had the pleasure of meeting &ldquoCarlos Danger,&rdquo a sexy, quasi-Latin sexting machine who also appears to be the alter ego of would-be New York mayor Anthony Weiner.

Weiner, unfortunately for all of us, is neither sexy nor Latin. He is nerdy. He is veiny. But by some miracle of God (or, perhaps, of one of those ancient spirits who likes to play pranks on people) Weiner somehow managed to get elected to Congress, marry a beautiful, successful woman, get multiple other young women to look at pictures of his &ldquojunk,&rdquo as the kids say, over the Internet, while somehow escaping the near-universal human impulse to run, hide, or curl up into a fetal position upon the widespread public release of one&rsquos own mortifying behavior.

You really have to feel bad for Anthony Weiner, because for all of his talk about saving New York and helping &ldquothe middle class,&rdquo all he really wants to be is sexy. Which is unfortunate, because all the women around him seem to really want is power. Take Weiner&rsquos latest alleged online paramour, a Hoosier named Sydney Leathers. (As an aside, really? Sydney Leathers? Carlos Danger? Anthony Weiner? 2013, you are the best.) Messaging under a shorthand sexy name, &ldquoDangr33,&rdquo and sending dozens of explicit thoughts down Indiana way, Weiner reportedly asked Leathers the following: &ldquoSo you wont tell me what picture of me you like the most or turned you on the most? only TV?&rdquo

I feel kind of bad pointing this out, but this is essentially the equivalent of your girlfriend asking if she looks fat in her dress. We all know the right answer: &ldquoNo! Are you crazy? You&rsquore so skinny! You should eat more!&rdquo But according to reports, poor Sydney couldn&rsquot even muster up a blurred-out body part to compliment: &ldquoSpecifically,&rdquo she replied, &ldquoyour health care rants were a huge turn on.&rdquo Ouch, Carlos. Maybe you do look fat in your dress.

For those of you brave enough to read Weiner&rsquos latest alleged message archive&mdashand I wouldn&rsquot recommend it if you&rsquod like to enjoy your lunch today or for the rest of the year&mdashthis theme is a common thread. The legendary Carlos Danger may be a boiling cauldron of masculinity on the outside, but on the inside, he has some insecurity issues. One might even say he&rsquos Mucho Desperado. He&rsquos also apparently a glutton for punishment, reportedly asking Leathers, who is a progressive activist and blogger, &ldquoIf I met you in a bar and tried to talk to you, would I have a chance?&rdquo

Here, Weiner is no doubt looking for a validation of his smoking looks and his smoldering sexuality, not the content of his character. Again, poor Sidney disappoints: &ldquoAbsolutely! You&rsquore such an amazing man. I still can&rsquot believe someone like you would pay attention to someone like me. It&rsquos literally a dream come true.&rdquo

Here is where I call shenanigans. We all know that if Anthony Weiner was not a prominent national political personality, and was instead, say, an accountant from French Lick, Ms. Leathers would be running for the exits, hiding in the bathroom, or maybe even calling the police. She was attracted to power, pure and simple. (Well, that, and, it has been reported, the brilliant idea of a Chicago &ldquosex den&rdquo condo to call her own.)

Weiner, in the back of his mind, almost certainly knew this&mdashand like Bruce Banner, the poor, meek physicist who transforms into the Incredible Hulk during emotional duress, he created his Internet Self: lady-killer, rascal, suave sexual maestro. Predictably, many have accused Weiner of being abusive (Lisa Bloom at CNN), &ldquodisrespectful of women&rdquo (Nancy Pelosi), or attempting to &ldquosubjugate women&rdquo (Lena Dunham). But if anything, he&rsquos an icon of not-so-quiet desperation. The women in his life are just going along for the ride.

This week, the Onion featured a particularly timely satirical article: &ldquoUnambitious Loser With Happy, Fulfilling Life Still Lives in Hometown.&rdquo In the piece, friends express mystification at a happy man&rsquos strange lifestyle choice: &rdquo Sources close to Husmer reported that the man, who has meaningful, lasting personal relationships and a healthy work-life balance, is an unmotivated washout who&rsquos perfectly comfortable being a nobody for the rest of his life.&rdquo

But somebody like Weiner, craving constant adulation, could never accept being a nobody. Neither could his wife, Huma Abedin, who reportedly pushed for him to run for mayor after his embarrassing congressional resignation, posed for a gushy family profile in People magazine while her husband was still sexting, and is set to publish a &ldquovote for Anthony&rdquo personal profile in September&rsquos Harper&rsquos Bazaar. And neither, it should be noted, could Sydney Leathers.

Those who try to portray the Weiner saga as an issue of gender disparity, oppression, or sexism are reading from an old script. This is, quite simply, a power-hungry couple working together to claw their way up the political ladder, with a large splash of fame-crazed Internet dystopia served up on the side. And if it doesn&rsquot work out for these crazy kids this time &mdash as one of the more notable exchanges between Weiner and Leathers concluded, &ldquoimperfection is beauty and madness is genius&rdquo &mdash don&rsquot count out Huma for the next round. She&rsquos a pretty tough cookie. And, unlike her husband, she&rsquos actually kind of sexy. Watch out, world. Watch out.


How To Make Gin And Dubonnet, Queen Elizabeth II's Morning Cocktail Of Choice

It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s just before lunch time. What is one to do? If you’re Queen Elizabeth II, you have a cocktail, of course.

Business Insider released an exhaustive list of all the queen’s favorite food and drinks in March, including gin and Dubonnet, her supposed pre-lunch cocktail of choice.

We should all be so lucky as to have a favorite “pre-lunch cocktail,” and this one, which sounds delightfully refreshing despite its medicinal roots, might soon be yours.

Dubonnet (about $12 for 750 ml) is an aperitif that’s a combination of fortified wine, a proprietary blend of peels, spices and herbs, and a bit of the medicine quinine. It was created in the 1840s to make quinine more palatable for French Foreign Legion Troops, who needed to drink it to combat malaria, according to Drink of the Week.

ABC reports that her majesty’s recipe calls for two parts Dubonnet Rouge and one part Gordon’s gin, stirred and strained into a glass, followed by a slice of lemon and exactly two cubes of ice.

It was a particular favorite of her mother, but it’s not the only drink Elizabeth enjoys. According to The Independent, she also drinks wine with lunch, sips a martini in the evening and drinks Champagne before bed.


Introducing the Carlos Danger Cocktail

The Carlos Danger, available now at Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel

The fact that his name was already Anthony Weiner would have been enough, but next we learned that the disgraced former Congressman (and current New York City mayoral candidate) had been sexting under the incredible alias Carlos Danger. Then the jokes just kind of wrote themselves. (The Internet took a particular liking to Slate’s Carlos Danger name generator, a widget that gives us all our very own sexting pseudonyms.)

For one New York City restaurant, the puns played out in the form of a delicious libation. Buttermilk Channel, in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood, has dreamed up an official Carlos Danger cocktail. Because why not?

“We were messing around with cocktails. We had some mezcal laying around, so we designed a mezcal cocktail. It’s fruity, it’s juicy, it’s kind of dangerous,” manager Richard Murphy told CBS New York. “This whole thing went down and (bar owner) Doug was like, ‘Let’s call it the Carlos Danger.’ And the name has stuck.”

Patrons have enjoyed a good laugh at the gimmick, but then they realize it’s actually a legitimately tasty drink, Murphy told CBS. Here’s the recipe: 2 ounces of mezcal, 1/2 ounce of grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce of honey syrup, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, shaken and served with grapefruit zest and a sugar rim. Oh, and then they “shoot a little bit of Campari on top to give it a little red effect,” Murphy said.

Weiner may have dropped to fourth place in the mayoral run, but at least now there’s a delicious cocktail in his honor.


Time to Hard-Delete Carlos Danger

WASHINGTON — WHEN you puzzle over why the elegant Huma Abedin is propping up the eel-like Anthony Weiner, you must remember one thing: Huma was raised in Saudi Arabia, where women are treated worse by men than anywhere else on the planet.

Comparatively speaking, the pol from Queens probably seems like a prince. Even though he’s a punk. After he got caught sexting and flashing women online in 2011, he promised to “never, ever” do that to his family again and slouched away from Congress. He cyber-creeped other young women in a pervy bout of tweet du seigneur as his wife traveled the world with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.

Yet, while married to the classy, gorgeous mother of his infant son and planning a redemptive run for mayor, he told a Facebook friend and phone-sex partner he had never met that he loved her. Then he told her to “hard-delete” all their correspondence — if that is what you call it.

Aside from his zany Zorro-like nom de porn, Carlos Danger, Weiner has been called many things. His digital girlfriend and fellow extreme exhibitionist, Sydney Leathers (whose name sounds like a nom de porn), said that Weiner described himself to her accurately as “an argumentative, perpetually horny middle-aged man.”

But Weiner’s Goya-esque grotesquerie earns him another name: the “Rosemary’s Baby” of the Clintons.

Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed the way we look at sex scandals. They plowed through the ridicule, refused to slink away in shame like Gary Hart, said it was old news, and argued that if Hillary didn’t object, why should voters?

Poppy Bush thought Americans would reject Bill Clinton in 1992 because of his lascivious ways, but he learned that voters are more concerned with how their own lives will be changed than they are with politicians’ duplicitous private lives.

Americans keep moving the marker of acceptable behavior, partly as a reflection of the coarsening of society and partly as a public acknowledgment that many pols with complicated personal lives have been good public servants.

Now, defining deviancy downward, Señor and Señora Danger are using the Clinton playbook.

The difference is, there’s nothing in Weiner’s public life that is redeeming. In 12 years in Congress, he managed to get only one minor bill passed, on behalf of a donor, and he doesn’t work well with people. He knows how to be loud on cable and wave his Zorro sword in our faces.

Some sex scandals, like Mark Sanford’s, fall into the realm of flawed human nature, and some, like Weiner’s, fall into the realm of “Seriously, what is wrong with you?”

Huma gained renown, movie star suitors and a Vogue spread as the stylish Muslim Garbo silently and efficiently parting the waves for Hillary. She had to be resilient to work her way up from intern to consigliere in tough Hillaryworld, and she saw firsthand how the Clintons beat back foes.

They love Huma, but the Clintons, now showcasing philanthropy and public service preparatory to Hillary’s 2016 run, are not happy about getting dragged into the lewd spectacle that is a low-budget movie version of their masterpiece.

The former president is distancing himself, one associate said, noting, “He’s not getting anywhere near that grenade.”

Huma’s friends are “slapping-my-forehead astounded,” as one put it, that Weiner would get in the race knowing the online land mines that would rock Huma’s world again and torpedo the campaign.

Weiner wooed Huma assiduously, showing up at the Westchester airport in the wee hours to pick her up when she came back from trips with Hillary. “They were two hyperdrive young brains that just clicked,” said a friend. “She liked his Borscht Belt humor.”

Her circle understands that “you love who you love,” as one put it, marveling at Weiner’s “madonna-whore” complex played out online. But that doesn’t mean that you ask people to vote for someone who’s dreadfully flawed for a major office, just because you love him.

They are worried that Huma’s decision to vouch for her husband is starting to hurt her, the one person they all assumed would never be ensnared in anything weird or bad. “The hard stink of this one is going to get on everyone involved,” said one friend.

Another agreed: “As soon as she stood up to say those words she changed herself from a sophisticated, mysterious guiding intelligence and beauty next to Hillary Clinton to the wife of a tarnished Anthony Weiner.”

They fear Huma learned the wrong lesson from Hillary, given that Bill was a roguish genius while Weiner’s a creepy loser.

“Bill Clinton was the greatest political and policy mind of a generation,” said one. “Anthony is behaving similarly without the chops or résumé.”

As often as Bill apologized, he didn’t promise he would “never, ever” do it again, as Weiner did.

“What people won’t forgive is lying in the apology,” said the Clinton pal. “It has to be sincere, and it sure as hell has to be accurate.”


The danger of ‘Carlos Danger’

Anthony Weiner basically knew this day would come: the day his sexual chats with women who were not his wife are released for all in the public to view.

But one of the most damning aspects of the whole episode over the past 24 hours -- in addition to the bombshell admission that he kept engaging in these relationships after his resignation -- is the irresistible shorthand we all now have for Weiner's indiscretions:

The cartoon-character-esque pseudonym that Weiner reportedly used really says it all. It's both ridiculous and terribly embarrassing for Weiner. It's also all you'll need to say anymore to recall this whole ugly mess.

And it's really hard to overstate how important a good shorthand is for a big scandal. (Weiner-gate? Come on.)

One need not spend too much time on social media today to realize just how quickly the nom de plume became a thing. It's already trending on Twitter.

Also think back to some other nicknames that came to define their scandals. The same Web site that posted Weiner's alleged sexts with a woman, TheDirty.com, revealed that former congressman Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) had written racy items for it under the alias "Brock Landers" (a fictional character from "Boogie Nights" — a movie about the 1970s American porn industry).

And when NFL quarterback Michael Vick was discovered to have masterminded a dog-fighting ring, his alias "Ron Mexico" (used when he was getting tested for an STD) became a running joke — so much so that the NFL said it would no longer make customized jerseys using the name.


Carlos Danger may have opened Pandora’s Box for Huma and Hillary

The criminal investigation underway over Anthony Weiner&rsquos alleged child sex infraction has a couple of characteristics that make it especially awkward for Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of Weiner and close companion of Hillary.

Ed Timperlake points out to me that in an underage sex investigation, all electronic communications of the investigative target are pursued. This probably led to the grand jury that was announced 11 days ago issuing a subpoena for all of the devices in the possession of Weiner and his family, including Huma. As Lucianne Goldberg quipped, they even seize the Speak & Spell toys in these cases. This grand jury is in New York, possibly less poltiically supervised than the first Hillary email investigation.

Evidently, some of these devices were not turned over in the first investigation and contained &ldquopertinent&rdquo emails. We do not know with certainty, but some reports indicate the pertinent emails may have been found on Weiner&rsquos laptop. Recall that the initial investigation did not convene a grand jury and did not therefore have subpoena power. It is possible that Huma Abedin misled the FBI over the existence of pertinent emails on her then-husband&rsquos computing devices.

So what could have been on the laptop Carlos Danger used for sexting?

Adam Yoshida, with a background in information technology consulting for affluent and powerful people emails:

&hellipClinton [was] using e-mails seemingly like most people use IMs or text messaging. Her holding onto Blackberries (and seven switching back to older models when the software was upgraded) [demonstrates this]. It might even explain at least SOME of the motivation for the e-mail server itself. I&rsquove seen plenty of cases where a powerful person says basically, &ldquoI want my e-mails on this thing&rdquo and, regardless of whether it&rsquos a good solution, people respond, &ldquoready-aye-ready.&rdquo

So, what could they have found on Weiner&rsquos computers that would have caused such alarm?

I&rsquod think one of two things:

1) Either that Huma signed in her e-mail account at one point and, presumably, it being Exchange or IMAP, dumped the whole account onto the computer and that account has plenty of e-mails between her and Clinton that were deleted.

Or -

2) There&rsquos mention of Huma having a Yahoo account to which she would forward things for printing purposes. This struck me right away because, of course, printers are often difficult to configure as are e-mail accounts. It struck me as strange, yet very believable, that she mentioned that she&rsquod forward stuff to that Yahoo account to print them. I mean, printing in theory should be platform agnostic, but - if you&rsquore technically unsophisticated - you might have serious problems trying to setup an e-mail account or a printer on a device. Thus I imagine a scenario where she has a portable machine that either she can&rsquot (or can&rsquot be, for some reason) configured to use her home printer and a desktop machine (I imagine an slightly-older iMac here) that&rsquos physically connected to the printer that serves as a shared &ldquofamily computer&rdquo or whatever. She either can&rsquot setup the e-mail account on that computer (perhaps it requires a VPN or something like that) or doesn&rsquot want to, so she forwards everything that she wants to print to the Yahoo account that she does have setup on that computer. The FBI takes this computer as part of the Weiner investigation and, bam, they find thousands of e-mail messages - again, evidence of what was destroyed earlier.

Now, consider for a moment Anthony Weiner&rsquos future. His wife dumped him, and he is of no use to the Clintons anymore. Penalties for online sex crimes tend to be severe, and child sex offenders are reported to do extremely unpleasant time in prison. Ed Timperlake thinks:

It has been said and also demonstrated by his actions that Anthony Weiner is a real self-centered narcissist. If he remains true to his character, there is a possibility that he will consider cutting a deal for a lesser sentence in return for evidence and testimony against Clinton Inc.

I bet he knows a lot.

Aside from his genitals, I don&rsquot think Weiner has a reputation as a stand-up guy.

The criminal investigation underway over Anthony Weiner&rsquos alleged child sex infraction has a couple of characteristics that make it especially awkward for Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of Weiner and close companion of Hillary.

Ed Timperlake points out to me that in an underage sex investigation, all electronic communications of the investigative target are pursued. This probably led to the grand jury that was announced 11 days ago issuing a subpoena for all of the devices in the possession of Weiner and his family, including Huma. As Lucianne Goldberg quipped, they even seize the Speak & Spell toys in these cases. This grand jury is in New York, possibly less poltiically supervised than the first Hillary email investigation.

Evidently, some of these devices were not turned over in the first investigation and contained &ldquopertinent&rdquo emails. We do not know with certainty, but some reports indicate the pertinent emails may have been found on Weiner&rsquos laptop. Recall that the initial investigation did not convene a grand jury and did not therefore have subpoena power. It is possible that Huma Abedin misled the FBI over the existence of pertinent emails on her then-husband&rsquos computing devices.

So what could have been on the laptop Carlos Danger used for sexting?

Adam Yoshida, with a background in information technology consulting for affluent and powerful people emails:

&hellipClinton [was] using e-mails seemingly like most people use IMs or text messaging. Her holding onto Blackberries (and seven switching back to older models when the software was upgraded) [demonstrates this]. It might even explain at least SOME of the motivation for the e-mail server itself. I&rsquove seen plenty of cases where a powerful person says basically, &ldquoI want my e-mails on this thing&rdquo and, regardless of whether it&rsquos a good solution, people respond, &ldquoready-aye-ready.&rdquo

So, what could they have found on Weiner&rsquos computers that would have caused such alarm?

I&rsquod think one of two things:

1) Either that Huma signed in her e-mail account at one point and, presumably, it being Exchange or IMAP, dumped the whole account onto the computer and that account has plenty of e-mails between her and Clinton that were deleted.

Or -

2) There&rsquos mention of Huma having a Yahoo account to which she would forward things for printing purposes. This struck me right away because, of course, printers are often difficult to configure as are e-mail accounts. It struck me as strange, yet very believable, that she mentioned that she&rsquod forward stuff to that Yahoo account to print them. I mean, printing in theory should be platform agnostic, but - if you&rsquore technically unsophisticated - you might have serious problems trying to setup an e-mail account or a printer on a device. Thus I imagine a scenario where she has a portable machine that either she can&rsquot (or can&rsquot be, for some reason) configured to use her home printer and a desktop machine (I imagine an slightly-older iMac here) that&rsquos physically connected to the printer that serves as a shared &ldquofamily computer&rdquo or whatever. She either can&rsquot setup the e-mail account on that computer (perhaps it requires a VPN or something like that) or doesn&rsquot want to, so she forwards everything that she wants to print to the Yahoo account that she does have setup on that computer. The FBI takes this computer as part of the Weiner investigation and, bam, they find thousands of e-mail messages - again, evidence of what was destroyed earlier.

Now, consider for a moment Anthony Weiner&rsquos future. His wife dumped him, and he is of no use to the Clintons anymore. Penalties for online sex crimes tend to be severe, and child sex offenders are reported to do extremely unpleasant time in prison. Ed Timperlake thinks:

It has been said and also demonstrated by his actions that Anthony Weiner is a real self-centered narcissist. If he remains true to his character, there is a possibility that he will consider cutting a deal for a lesser sentence in return for evidence and testimony against Clinton Inc.

I bet he knows a lot.

Aside from his genitals, I don&rsquot think Weiner has a reputation as a stand-up guy.


Carlos Acosta: ‘There’s a danger we’ll lose a whole generation of young dancers’

When Carlos Acosta, considered one of the great dancers of all time, came to Birmingham a year ago to direct the city’s royal ballet company it was bright day for the whole of Britain.

The company already had a strong touring tradition, but Acosta’s arrival was more than simply recognition of its standing: it was a blessing from a ballet god and a vote of faith in the future.

Sadly, that future was halted before it could start. Within weeks the stage was cleared and the music stopped. Acosta now believes dancers are among those to suffer the most professionally at the hands of the British shutdown.

“We are so affected because we need space and we have to come together in a large group to perform,” he told The Observer. “I don’t really want to compare us with other artists, as it’s hard for everyone, but there is a particular problem for dancers.”

Dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet perform in Acosta’s Empty Stage film, now on YouTube. Photograph: ©Impermanence

This weekend, to mark a year of largely thwarted plans, the Cuban has launched a short online film, Empty Stage, as a rallying call to all those affected by the ban on live performance.

“The film, which we made with the Bristol contemporary dance group Impermanence, is moving to watch,” said the 47-year old, who was a principal dancer at Covent Garden’s Royal Ballet for 17 years. “There’s the danger we will lose a whole generation of young dancers coming into the profession now. It’s also terrible for children who are missing seeing ballet for the first time.

“And what about dancers in their prime now, who are going at 300 miles an hour, but have nowhere to perform?” Acosta added. “They are suddenly constrained. Or those who would be dancing their final year on stage, who wanted a farewell? It is not something that they can just do later.”

Empty Stage: Carlos Acosta's online film dedicated to live performance industry

He describes his experience at the head of the company as a “trauma” as well, since his team have had to constantly adapt.

“We transformed by delaying some things and streaming others, but we always had to have last minute contingencies and somewhere else to go. We don’t have our own theatre, so we went to the Rep theatre. They are subsidised and happy to work with us.” Sadly, the Christmas production of The Nutcracker mounted there was only watched online.

Good dancing may look impromptu, but, as Acosta said, each production follows months of preparation. “It’s the journey towards the shows that has been so difficult. Not just behind the scenes for the crew, but for the orchestra too.”

And Acosta believes that keeping the minds of his company members active at home has been as important as keeping them moving. “All the time I’m thinking hard about what will lift them up. I’ve brought leading names from around the world to do virtual classes for my dancers. It is nice for them, but also important they see the way things are done in different places. On Tuesday we had someone from Brazil and then a wonderful teacher from the Paris Opera. They are people I would’ve invited to come over anyway, to build up the international profile of Birmingham: people I know or have danced with. To some extent they can become ambassadors who will let people know what we can do.”

The dancer said his children have helped his own mood stay buoyant, as has the time he has spent in the countryside near his lockdown base in the West Country. “When it snowed I sledged with my twin little girls. We have been a wolf pack together and that has been good. My enthusiasm is intact.” He manages to do some ballet exercise and yoga each day, but his time is dominated by virtual meetings and telephone calls with colleagues around the world.

Born poor in Havana, Acosta was the youngest of 11 children. After training at the national ballet school he won the coveted Prix de Lausanne when he was only 16. He finds it difficult, he said, to think about Havana at the moment, a city in the grip not only of the pandemic but of the worst financial crisis since the fall of the communist bloc.

“They’ve been hit really hard by the virus. They quickly went from just 20 cases a day to 1,000. It’s been terrible for dancers who are confined in a small flat. They can’t get together and there is no real Zoom or anything like that in Cuba it’s almost like a third world country in many ways. My heart goes out to them.”


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A martini might scream more James Bond than creamy Baileys initially, but this one promises to combine both worlds. We're a big fan of a salt and sugar rim, too.

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Another martini recipe, this one combines coffee with the creaminess of Baileys to offer a seriously indulgent treat. Just don't take your caffeine fix too late!

5. Mudslide cocktail

This one is basically an espresso martini, replacing the espresso shot with Baileys. So yeah, it's pretty lethal - vodka, coffee liqueur and Baileys is quite the combo.

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From Carlos Danger to Ron Mexico: A look at the best celebrity alter egos as we reflect on the downfall of Anthony Weiner

New York Representative Anthony Weiner started a media frenzy when confessed to tweeting a lewd photo of himself to a woman on June 6, 2011. The Rep later used the moniker "Carlos Danger" to have secret relationships with women.

Carlos Danger even inspired a name generator where you could get your own alter ego moniker.

But Weiner wasn't the first celebrity to utilize a secret identity. Here are a few others who thought of their own unique — and somewhat hysterical — alter egos:

Michael Vick aka Ron Mexico

Ron Mexico was so famous he even had his own jersey.

Football star Michael Vick unfortunately had a bout with genital herpes and gave it to a partner named Sonya Elliot. In order to go to visit clinics undercover, Vick used the name Ron Mexico to get treatments for his condition. The interesting name choice eventually leaked and NFL.com was selling jerseys with the name "MEXICO" on the back along with Vick's No. 7, which were soon banned.

Elliot Spitzer aka George Fox

At least Weiner was creative.

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer used the alias "George Fox" to book a room at the Mayflower Hotel where he met with a prostitute. Not only did Spitzer get bused for being a client of a high-priced prostitution ring, but he brought a longtime supporter actually named George Fox into the mess in the process.

Lady Gaga aka Jo Calderone

Lady Gaga is no stranger to making a statement - whether it's a meat-covered dress or being carried into a party.

In 2011, the pop icon appeared at the MTV Music Video Awards as Jo Calderone her male alter-ego. Gaga first created the alter-ego in 2010 and continued to use him as a way to push boundaries. She didn't break character once throughout award night.

George Constanza aka Art Vandelay

George Costanza used an alias as his "get out of trouble name" on "Seinfeld" called Art Vandelay.

He first thought of it when he and Jerry are trying to explain why they are in the lobby of an office building. George uses it once again when telling the unemployment office he's close to getting a job at "Vandelay Industries."

Vandelay made six more appearances on the famous sitcom.

CC Sabathia aka George Jetson

How do famous people get in and out of hotels without being bombarded by fans? Well, a fake name of course.

In a creative use of a cartoon character's moniker, Yankee great CC Sabathia used the name George Jetson during his overnight stays.

Plaxico Burress aka Harris Smith

Remember that all too famous incident where Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg at a Manhattan night club?


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