In Surprise of the Century, Weiner's Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Makes Porn Debut

At one point, Anthony Weiner offered to help his online lady-friend Sydney Leathers land a gig as a blogger at Politico, but it turns out Leathers had a different kind of career advancement in mind. That's right, Sydney Leathers is becoming a porn star.

TMZ reports that Leathers has filmed a solo masturbation porno after meeting with notorious porno producer Steve Hirsch last week. (No word yet on when she'll capitalize on that last name to star in an S&M feature.)

Meanwhile, Anthony Weiner is forging ahead with his mayoral candidacy, ignoring advice from all sides to withdraw immediately. Last week, yet another campaign scandal emerged when Weiner's communications director Barbara Morgan was caught on record launching some pretty vicious insults against Olivia Nuzzi, an intern on the campaign who'd been revealing insider information to the press. Weiner claims that he and his family are "doing great," raising further questions about this guy's grasp on reality.

Christine Quinn has since leapt to the top of the polls preceding the NYC mayoral race with a 27 percent favorability rating. Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson are closely vying for second place, both hovering around 20%. Weiner, meanwhile, (who had held a significant lead over the rest of the candidates before the new sexting scandal emerged in July) is now down to 16 percent.