There probably aren't many swifter ways to torpedo one's burgeoning career in infomercial superstardom than by getting into a punching match with a prostitute. That's allegedly what happened to Vince Shlomi, the fast-talking star of late-night commercials for ShamWow and (in retrospect, the unfortunately named) Slap Chop. The Smoking Gun has the details on Shlomi's arrest last month on a felony battery charge. (The charges have since been dropped.) ShamWow still has the Vince video up on its Web site; its unclear if the spots will remain on TV.
—Posted by Tim Nudd