The Guy With the Biggest Birthday Party Wins

FINANCE
• Birthday parties aside, Stephen A. Schwarzman tops Fortune's private-equity power list. [Fortune via CNNMoney]
• Jeff Dorman, a senior managing director of prime brokerage services at Bear Sterns, resigned late last week. Poor guy didn't even last a year. [DealBook/NYT]
• Is Jim Healy, head of fixed income at Credit Suisse, about to resign because of friction with new heads Brady Dugan and Michael Ryan? [DealBreaker]

LAW
• A White Plains lawyer pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20 million from a bank and at least one client. Anthony Bellettieri spent the money on vacation homes and a wedding. [AP via Law.com]
• Just in time for the Aaron Charney case, appellate courts in two states have recently issued decisions about gay hostile-work-environment claims. [Gay City News via Above the Law]

MEDIA
• XM and Sirius will merge into one giant satellite-radio company. New name to be determined. [NYP]
American Idol's trouble with busy signals continues. [Forbes.com]

FASHION
• Forget Barneys — make your own scrimshaw bangles for well under $800. [Fashionista]
• With much of Hollywood at home prepping for this year's early Academy Awards ceremony, there are fewer famous faces at the Milan shows. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]