Sean Avery To Star In The Devil Wears Prada This Summer

4/22/08 in NHL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

This officially comes out of the WTF files, because in a million years I never would have guessed this. Rangers jackass Sean Avery is going to be interning at Vogue magazine this summer after the NHL season is over. I kid you not.

In fact, there's even a short profile of Avery in the most recent New Yorker, which does its best to make Avery look sophisticated, rather than portraying him as the one-finger saluting, hooker-associated dude that he is.

Here's an excerpt on Avery:
He has said that he finds sports, and athletes, boring, and that he’d like to be an editor of a fashion magazine. (He’s planning to do a summer internship at Vogue.) Unlike most hockey players, he sees nothing wrong with the fact that he likes to “smell nice occasionally.” He has said that he prizes his black patent-leather Yves Saint Laurent high-tops, “a lovely cashmere throw from a friend who works at Calvin Klein,” and his Philippe Starck machine-gun-shaped lamp (“It lets you know there’s a man living in the house”). For a while, he wore black nail polish on one hand—“my fighting hand.” He told one magazine, “Sometimes I’ll wear a scarf to the game and my teammates have no idea what to do.”
Obviously, there's nothing wrong with this. It's always good that athletes have interests beyond their sports. They just usually aren't doing internships at women's fashion magazines.

And better yet, Avery wrote a personal letter to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who is the bitchy woman that the villain in The Devil Wears Prada is based off of. In fact, that letter is basically how he got the position. What all this means is that Avery will find himself crushed this summer with what all interns get - meaningless, horrible, unpaid work - with the added bonus of getting thoroughly trashed by Wintour.

I just wish somebody was going to be documenting this whole thing. I give Avery three days before he gives Wintour the finger, and five before he body checks her out the 40th floor window.

[HT: Yahoo! Hockey Experts Blog]
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4/22/08   |   Just_Smile   |   98 respect

Gazzo wrote:
I wouldn't be shocked to see him on "Dancing With The Stars" next season, after that hilarious stunt he pulled in front of Brodeur the other day.

Dammit, you beat me to this comment!  I'm reading it and thinking I'm gonna post he should be on Dancing w/ the Stars and there you have it already.... so I agree with you Gazzo!

4/22/08   |   Gazzo   |   18 respect

I wouldn't be shocked to see him on "Dancing With The Stars" next season, after that hilarious stunt he pulled in front of Brodeur the other day.

4/22/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Eddie Shore and Toe Blake do not approve.