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Howard Stern Thinks Imus Will Make You Hurl

MEDIA
• Carson Daly is going scab! Good thing he doesn't have any viewers, and unlike Ellen isn't actually a member of the Writers Guild. [NYT]
• Howard Stern gets all collegiate about Don Imus's return: "At this point, I don't think he's very relevant. People will tune out within a week. I defy you to listen. See how long you can keep listening. Time it. You'll throw up. You'll get sick. You'll die." [AP via Mixed Media/Portfolio]
• Knicks reporters — even bigger whiners than regular reporters. Daily News vet Frank Isola: "It used to be fun here. Now, there are some nights when you're trying to talk your boss out of sending you here and maybe lie and tell him you're sick or something." [NYO]

FINANCE
• With Abu Dhabi's new $7.5 billion stake in Citibank, previous biggest stockholder Prince Walid bin Talal faces some pretty tough competition for Citi's love. Jilted, jealous, torn, can a breakup be far away? [DealBook/NYT]
• Learn how to party like an MBAer: The Journal takes on the always vexing question of what to wear when you've run out of clothes for the next costume party. [WSJ via Bankers Ball]
• One small hedge fund is already up 1,000 percent on the year, shorting mortgages like crazy. Beat that, Goldman! [DealBreaker]

LAW
• A judge in Niagara Falls was rebuked for sending 46 defendants to jail in a two-hour episode of "viral lunacy" after a cell phone went off in court and no one would take responsibility. [NYT]
• Thacher Proffitt put around 50 associates on notice and told around 25 they will almost certainly be laid off by January unless the credit market improves. Talk about a Christmas bonus! [New York Law Journal, Above the Law]
• Sandra Fernandez, a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney, was charged with leaking prosecution information to one very special defense lawyer — who happens to be her new husband. [NYT]

FASHION
• London fashion pats itself on the back. Stella McCartney, Agyness Deyn, and Christopher Kane took home last night’s British fashion awards. [British Vogue]
• Following in the illustrious footsteps of Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst is the new face of Miu Miu. [British Elle]
• USSR symbols are apparently en vogue again. [NYT]

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