Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, isn’t exactly someone you’d expect to see at a big Super Bowl bash thrown by Maxim, the titillating “lad” mag. But there she was at the Maxim shindig at Fair Park last night, chatting up the media and posing for photos with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the red carpet.
“This is my first Super Bowl,” Huffington (pictured) told us, smiling gamely. “I wanted an all-American experience.” When asked who she was rooting for in Super Bowl XLV, she turned to an assistant and said, “Who are we rooting for?” The aide’s reply: “The winners.” “We’re rooting for the winners,” Arianna repeated. “That’s a good line.”
UPDATE: Guess Arianna wasn’t just in Dallas to party. News accounts say she met here with AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong Sunday and agreed to a $315 million buyout of The Huffington Post from AOL Inc.