celebrities with bed bugs

Margaret Cho on bed bugs: “so New York”

September 27, 2007

Margaret Cho is bringing her touring burlesque-style variety show to The Zipper Factory in New York City this week. Bed bugs came up near the end of this interview with Tony Phillips in Boston’s online journal Edge. The context is that interviewer Tony Phillips is apologizing for not having more suggestions for Cho’s stay in […]

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Arctic Monkeys bitten by bed bugs

September 18, 2007

I thought that might get your attention. Remember in the olden times (like, more than eight months ago) when a news article would mention bed bugs, and then there would either be a whole detour about how bed bugs are coming back, or worse, a photo of a dust mite? (For examples, see this Children’s […]

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Denver’s elderly, disabled, fight bed bug Shaq attack

June 16, 2007

This one is going to break your heart, and piss you off. The Rocky Mountain News reported Friday on a Denver infestation in a 197-unit building called Halcyon House that houses disabled and elderly people in affordable units. Nasty, badly kept, bed bug-infested affordable units (oh, and did I mention the plumbing was broken too?) […]

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ApartmentTherapy.com still does not quite get the bed bug thing

June 14, 2007

I love apartmenttherapy.com. I really do. But with all due respect, I think Maxwell is still misunderstanding some key points about bed bugs. Two months ago, as you may recall, loyal Bedbugger S. wrote to Maxwell to correct some misinformation in the Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure book, which suggested something to the […]

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Ellen’s theory as to how bed bugs came back

June 12, 2007

We know the theories as to why bed bugs came back (and by these, I mean: the end-of-DDT, increase in international travel, no-more-routine-baseboard-spraying), but you may enjoy hearing Ellen DeGeneres’s theory about the logistics of how bed bugs came back. I’ll count it as a “tipping point” that bed bugs are now the fodder of […]

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Marty Markowitz’s building has bed bugs

June 5, 2007

Well, this is not what I was expecting, and it’s not controversial, but I knew there would be a third big story down the bed bug pipeline today: New York Magazine reports that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s building has bed bugs. Markowitz’s apartment is not currently infested (well, at least they don’t know it […]

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One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small, but bed bugs just make you itch

May 23, 2007

My apologies to Jefferson Airplane. And now for something completely different: news not from New Jersey. Just five months after a certain Village Voice columnist made readers feel all creepy and start looking for bed bugs everywhere, as if paranoid, a music review in the same paper about an indie band called White Rabbit implies […]

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Bed Bug Helloise is shocked…

May 2, 2007

But I am going to blog this anyway. A gossip blog, which we discovered only via our trusty google alert for “bed bugs”, and the lesser-known “bedbugs,” produced this fascinating item. You have to click to see the photo of her feet (since I don’t want to hitchhike on their bandwidth), but here is the […]

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Bonnie Friedman’s NYTimes Op Ed on Bed Bugs

February 5, 2007

The Bonnie Friedman article is here. And here’s an excerpt: The exterminator, when he arrived, had just come from East 81st Street.  “From East 57th Street and up it’s plagued by bedbugs,” he said.  “And they’re all over the Upper West Side, too. People expect them in another neighborhood. But it’s not about hygiene. It’s […]

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Bitten by bed bugs: NYC Opera Soprano suing Hilton Suites in Phoenix

January 5, 2007

A soprano from the New York City Opera is suing a hotel in Phoenix where she claims she suffered bed bug bites. Trainer, who lives on the upper West Side, said she was staying at the Hilton Suites in Phoenix for a November performance when she woke up at 3:30 a.m. and found “a couple […]

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Bedbugger Jess: almost famous!

December 30, 2006

We’re very proud of our Jess and her “An Open Letter to my Bedbugs” which was posted anonymously on Craigslist. The author’s identity is known only to Bedbuggers, as far as I can tell. And that’s in no small part due to Jess’s modesty, which is as prevalent as her writing talent. Now Jess’s piece […]

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Rumors of bed bugs at Fox News

November 11, 2006

So Claudia’s blog reports: We are reliably informed that the Fox News tower in midtown Manhattan has bedbugs. Dangerman reports that they originated on the VIP couch. . . Is Claudia teasing us? Don’t believe everything you read, folks, but if they do have bed bugs in the VIP couch at Fox News, then I’m […]

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