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Co-ed Naked Brooklyn Law Students

LAW • A third-year Brooklyn Law School student has been identified as a woman being spanked and holding gavels up to her breasts in the Playboy TV show Naked Happy Girls. [NYDN] • Was Aaron Charney just afflicted by Sullivan & Cromwell's general malaise? The firm ranked 60th on a satisfaction survey of midlevel associates in New York. [New York Law Journal via Above the Law] • Judicial paradox: New York Chief Justice Judith Kaye says she’s prepared to sue after Albany failed to deliver on judicial pay raises. [New York Law Journal]

Aaron Charney Wants Your Story

LAW • Do you know anything about the Aaron Charney case? His lawyers want to hear your story. [Above the Law] • GE's in-house council cuts 44 firms from its preferred provider's list, including Paul, Hastings and Sherman & Sterling. [Corporate Counsel] • Anyone want to buy a giant legal publisher? ALM is up for sale. [Legal Blog Watch]

Sullivan & Cromwell's Silent Partner

LAW • Is Sullivan & Cromwell partner Stephen Kotran the quiet hero in the Charney case? [Above the Law] • Department of Justice e-mails recall high-school girlfriends and Raging Bull. [Radar] • Justice Anthony Kennedy recuses himself from a case involving Credit Suisse because his son is a managing director there. So why didn't that come up last December when Kennedy was involved in the decision to grant review? [Legal Times]

Janice Dickinson Booted From Fashion Week

FASHION • Janice Dickinson's slurred antics get her banned from all IMG fashion events, including New York Fashion Week. [Fashionista] • Leave your dancing shoes at home. The Costume Institute is scaling back this year's gala to just dinner, no after-party. [Fashion Week Daily] • Jil Sander's moving out of the 57th Street flagship store. Moving in? Miu Miu. [The Shophound]

CBS Sports Understands the Kids and the YouTube

MEDIA • CBS Sports launched an NCAA Tournament channel on YouTube yesterday. Not everyone's afraid of the Web. [MediaWeek via mediabistro.com] • But things aren't as good over at CBS Radio, where CEO Joel Hollander is letting his contract lapse after disagreements with Les Moonves. [NYP] • Starting this weekend, you can add the Sunday Times of London magazine to the pile of things you don't have time to read. [WWD]

Notes Go Missing in Charney Case

LAW • Gallion & Spielvogel is drawn into Aaron Charney case when notes the firm kept during a settlement conference are destroyed. [Soloway via Above the Law] • State Chief Judge Judith Kaye asks business leaders to lobby for judicial pay raises. [Crain's] • Harvard Law tops the list of 25 leading schools based on the success of its graduates. [Law Dragon via Above the Law]

‘Voice’ Voiceless, Again

MEDIA • David Blum out at the Village Voice. He was the fourth editor there since December 2005. [Gawker] • Flummoxing DVR users everywhere, ABC green-lights a sitcom based on the Geico cavemen commercials. [WSJ] • Pulitzer judging starts today at Columbia University; judges from Willamette Week, the Indianapolis Star, and others read actual printed copies of newspaper articles. [E&P]

Warren Buffett Wants a New Warren Buffett

FINANCE • Buffett 2.0: Oracle of Omaha seeks young understudy to take over Berkshire. [Fortune] • Thirteen charged with insider training, including Morgan Stanley, UBS, Bear Stearns, and Bank of America employees. [NYT] • Goldman, Merrill, and Morgan Stanley traders rate own firms barely above junk-bond status. [Bloomberg]

Barbarians at the Energy Grid

FINANCE • A group led by Kohlberg Kravis is taking energy giant TXU private for $45 billion, besting the Blackstone record by $6 billion. But can Kravis beat Schwarzman's party? [NYT] • Gary Crittenden named Citigroup CFO. Job description: Fix CEO Charles Prince's mistakes. [NYT] • Goldman media banker Sebastian Grigg may defect to Credit Suisse. [DealBook/NYT]