In a bizarre collaboration which apparently came about after they both appeared on Letterman, Padma Lakshmi appears alongside Mark "E" Everett in the new video for the Eels song, "The Look You Give That Guy". Lakshmi has clearly taken her break-up from Salman Rushdie in her stride, and gone for the time-honoured solution to a broken heart: the upgrade.
While Rushdie can manage only a Toby jug's worth of facial hair, the majesty of Everett's beard suggests he's a one-man testosterone reservoir. Still, he gets some stiff competition from Bobby Jr, the Eels' singing dog. Double in-joke points for the plugs for their various books and DVDs: it's ironic, but it's still product placement. Genius!
"The Look You Gave That Guy" is taken from the album Hombre Lobo (Polydor), out now