The party made a splash, even if the channel got spiked

Jun 23, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“Playboy” pinup and Marilyn Manson gal-pal Dita Von Teese, who bills herself as the “grande dame of the burlesque revival,” took a martini glass bath, complete with giant olive sponge, at the party celebrating Viacom’s Spike TV, held at the Playboy mansion in Beverly Hills shortly before a lawsuit by Spike Lee halted the relaunch of TNN (see Page 4 for an update). She brought the olives, and then Spike Lee made sure Viacom got the pits.