Scarborough Takes Imus's Slot

MEDIA
• Joe Scarborough picks up Don Imus's coveted MSNBC morning slot. [Radar]
• The Dow Jones editorial-independence agreement with News Corp. stipulates that disputes will be aired on the Journal's editorial page. [WSJ]
• News Corp. bought two Bronx weeklies, expanding its weekly neighborhood newspaper holdings. But how well will Murdoch papers go over in Greenpoint and Williamsburg? [NYT]

LAW
• Hot dates to anticipate in the Aaron Charney–versus–Sullivan & Cromwell suit: Charney will sit for a mental exam on February 18, 2008, and discovery will end in April. [Keeping Up With Jonas via Above the Law]
• Was a Greenberg Traurig partner's actions racially motivated or just the standard jerky behavior of a partner? [Above the Law]

FASHION
• Charlotte Ronson has sorted out contractual issues with Soapnet and will appear on The Fashionista Diaries. [WWD]
• Beth Ditto is the latest pop star to collaborate with New Look. [Jezebel]
• Puma has hired Ryan McGinley to shoot a promotional video for the brand. [Fashionista]

FINANCE
• Investors in Och-Ziff can get their money back if Daniel Och is somehow unavailable for 90 days. [Marketbeat/WSJ]
• Jim Chanos is preparing for his annual clambake next weekend. But don't look for irate neighbor Marc Spilker. [Portfolio]
• Are IPOs back? Oracle founder Larry Ellison is taking his new business-software company, NetSuite, public. [DealBook/NYT]