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"The Wire" Actor: I Stay Busy By Spinning




    "The Wire" star Leo Fitzpatrick said DJing helps keep him busy during down time when he's not on the small screen -- and it helps pay the rent, too.

    "I like to stay busy," the actor told Niteside at the non-profit RxART 10-year anniversary bash at The Art Director's Club in Manhattan on Monday night. "When I decided to become an actor, I knew that there was going to be a lot of down time. I don't like down time, and I like to pay my rent."

    Supermodel Selita Misses Heidi, Defends Kanye

    [NTSD] Supermodel Selita Misses Heidi, Defends Kanye
    Friend of Kanye West and star of his music video "Runaway," former Victoria's Secret Angel Selita Ebanks told Niteside at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party at LAVO Wednesday night that the hip-hop idol has not spoken to her about his rant on Twitter against the media after a "Today" show interview but she messaged him some "kind words just to stay positive." Ebanks also said she misses former head Angel Heidi Klum, who taught her so much. (Published Friday, Nov. 12, 2010)

    He added, "DJing helps me break up those periods." 

    The actor, who played Johnny Weeks in the HBO hit series and most recently appeared on "Sons of Anarchy," said he is also curating an art show and enjoys going out on a limb when it comes to extracurriculars -- "the weirder the project, the more I like it." 

    Akon Says He Experienced "Every Male's Fantasy" at Victoria's Secret Show

    [NTSD] Akon Says He Experienced "Every Male's Fantasy" at Victoria's Secret Show
    Fresh off performing on the runway with Victoria's Secret Angels at the lingerie line's annual fashion show in Manhattan, Top-40 hit-makerAkon told Niteside at the LAVO after party that he officially accepted the title of "ladies man." (Published Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010)

    "I enjoy acting," he said. "I like trying out different stuff.  ... And television's great for paying rent. ... I feel like it all balances itself out in this weird way that keeps me happy."