Capitalists Against Michael Moore

FINANCE
• Maria Bartiromo tried to interview Michael Moore on the floor of the NYSE, but the exchange barred the director from entering. [NYDN]
• A scathing farewell e-mail from a young JP Morgan banker is probably a hoax. The supposed author says he didn't write it and still has his job. [DealBreaker]
• Bear Stearns' CEO James Cayne is suffering from poor self-esteem following the near collapse of two hedge funds. [NYT]

MEDIA
• Under News Corp. ownership, an independent committee would have the authority to hire and fire top editors at Dow Jones, per a tentative agreement. [NYT]
• Today is the last working day of Janice Min's contract at Us Weekly. [WWD]
• Digitally minded Vivek Shah will take over Time Inc.'s business magazine division. He replaces Chris Poleway. [NYP]

LAW
• In California, Howrey will pay its associates on a merit-based system. [The Recorder]
• Avvo, a new lawyer-rating Website, filed a motion to dismiss the suit against it by unhappy attorneys. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• After a week's reprieve for detox, Brooklyn judge Gerald Garson finally began serving his prison term. [NYT]

FASHION
• Winning the unlikely-pairing-of-the-month award, singer Fergie and Karl Lagerfeld have teamed up for a feature in V magazine. [WWD]
• Drew Barrymore is the face of Gucci jewelry. [British Vogue]
• Fashionista has a first look at Erin Fetherston's Target line. Our verdict: Cute. Too Cute. [Fashionista]