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Mariane Pearl Sues Al Qaeda

MEDIA • Mariane Pearl filed a lawsuit in federal court against Al Qaeda and a major Pakistan bank to uncover more information about her husband's murder. [NYS] • The NFL passed a rule ordering press photographers to wear red vests with Canon and Reebok logos on them. [NPPA News via Mediabistro] • If Portfolio's second issue flops, editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman may be out of a job. [NYP]

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Dow Jones, Mediabistro Play ‘Let's Make a Deal’

MEDIA • The Dow Jones board approved Murdoch's bid, but two of the four Bancrofts on the board refused to take part. The family is expected to meet Monday to begin deliberations. [NYT] • Jupitermedia bought Mediabistro.com for $23 million, causing critics to smell a tech bubble. [NYT] • The new issue of Portfolio will be out soon, and rumor has it that editor Joanne Lipman is ignoring Condé protocol by poaching other books' staff. [WWD]

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Who Will Catch the ‘Redbook’ Traitor?

MEDIA • Will the $10,000 that Jezebel paid for an unretouched Redbook cover be enough to feed the sure-to-be-fired leaker? [WWD] • Houghton Mifflin will acquire Harcourt from rival Reed Elsevier for $4 billion. [NYT] • Rolling Stone publisher Tim Castelli has left the magazine to be New York sales director for Google. [Ad Age]

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CEO Accused of Golf Manipulation

FINANCE • Hollywood Country Club is looking into allegations of score altering in a July 4 golf tournament by Bear Stearns CEO Jim Cayne. [CNBC] • The SEC began an investigation into Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's anonymous online postings. [DealBook/NYT] • Morgan Stanley's John Mack is hosting a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton today. He supported George W. Bush in 2004. [Financial Times]

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Couric Will Stay at CBS

MEDIA • CBS News president Sean McManus denied that Katie Couric will leave CBS Evening News before the end of her five-year contract. [AP via Fox News] • CNBC and the Financial Times plan to join forces and share content in case Rupert Murdoch's Dow Jones bid goes through. [WSJ] • TV Guide is moving into The New Yorker's old offices on West 43rd Street. [NYP]

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Did You Hear the One About the iPhone Nano?

FINANCE • A JP Morgan analyst got canned for writing a report about a fictional Apple product, the iPhone Nano. [Apple 2.0 via DealBreaker] • Using the screen name Rahodeb, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey posted on Yahoo Finance bulletin boards to bash competitor Wild Oats. [Deal Journal/WSJ] • The SEC tries to reclaim authority over hedge funds by writing rules allowing the agency to sue for misleading investors. [Bloomberg]

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Paris Cheered by Blackstone Bid

FINANCE • Did Steve Schwarzman's bid for Hilton Hotels help bring Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan back together again? [Gossip Girls via DealBreaker] • She might not be so hot at spotting WMD, but former CIA big shot Jami Miscik is good enough to be the "global head of sovereign risk" at Lehman. [Fortune] • Threatening letters against Goldman Sachs continue to turn up at newspapers; Feds now investigating disgruntled former employees. [NYP]

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No Vindication for Jane Pratt

MEDIA • Jane Pratt doesn't feel vindicated that Jane was killed but does feel bad for its employees. [Radar] • Kevin Reilly, the former chief programmer for NBC, was picked up by Fox after losing his job to Ben Silverman. [NYT] • The Nation asks its readers to chip in for "The Great Postal Crisis of 2007." [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

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‘Jane,’ So Over

MEDIAJane mag is dead. [Radar] • The Dow Jones board will meet with Ron Burkle today, but an alternative deal to Murdoch's appears unlikely. [NYT] • MTV Networks negotiated its upfront ad sales partly based on commercial ratings. [WSJ]

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Goldman Shrugs Off Threat

FINANCE • "Goldman Sachs. Hundreds will die. We are inside. You cannot stop us," say nine letters mailed from Queens to newspapers across the country. The letters were signed "A.Q.U.S.A.," but law enforcement isn't too concerned. [CNN/Money] • UBS CEO Peter Wuffli takes the fall for Dillon Read Capital Management by leaving the bank. Marcel Rohner is the new chief. [NYT] • Lehman wants to hire as many summer analysts as possible in order to avoid those dreadful college-recruiting visits. [Bankers Ball via DealBreaker]

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A New Bid for Barneys

FASHION • Jones Apparel is entertaining an unsolicited $900 million bid for Barneys New York. The department store was promised to the government of Dubai last month for $825 million. [Reuters via NYT] • Cathy Horyn's next grand feature will be on LVMH's Sidney Toledano. [Fashion Week Daily] • Claudia Schiffer is Karl Lagerfeld's muse in the new Dom Pérignon ads. [British Vogue]

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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]

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The Return of Imus?

MEDIA • CBS Radio employees are hinting that Don Imus may be back in the fall. [NYP] • Former Intermix head Brad Greenspan, who once owned MySpace, has made his own bid for Dow Jones. [NYT] • Universal Music has canceled its contract with iTunes and will now sell music through Apple at will. [NYT]

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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]

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Liz Claiborne, 78

FASHION • Sportswear pioneer Liz Claiborne died yesterday of abdominal cancer at age 78. [WWD] • VH1 plans a new reality series called America the Ugly in which normal people get berated by the Wilhelmina executive from The Agency. [Flypaper] • The new face of Versace is a 16-year-old boy. [French Vogue via Fashionista]

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Murdoch Waits on Bancrofts

MEDIA • Rupert Murdoch reaches a deal with Dow Jones and gives the Bancrofts three weeks to take it or leave it. [Reuters] • Jeffrey Goldberg, The New Yorker's Washington correspondent, defected for a top role at The Atlantic. [WWD] • Secret passageway from Sardi's to the Times building no longer a secret, or useful. [NYO]

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Bedbugs Infest Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

LAW • Bedbugs infest Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's New York office, but the person who "brought the insects into the firm … is no longer associated with the firm." [Above the Law] • Wannabe law students are looking to blogs and independent rankings for information about prospective schools. [WSJ] • Two partners at Chadbourne & Parke are drafting a lawsuit to force the New York State Legislature to raise judicial pay. [New York Law Journal]

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Only Larry King Will Have Paris

MEDIA • Larry King will get the Paris Hilton interview. No money changed hands, but neither will any significant questions. [TMZ via Mediabistro.com] • News Corp. and Dow Jones are close to terms for maintaining the Journal's newsroom independence in the event of a takeover. [NYT] • Jason Binn will merge Niche Media (Gotham) with Greenspun Media Group (Vegas). New company has sixteen titles and expected revenues of over $300 million. [NYT]

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Hedge Funds Open to Petty Commoners

FINANCE • Steve Schwarzman's company may be public, but the Blackstone head retreated and declined to ring the opening bell at the NYSE this morning. [NYP] • The Supreme Court made it harder for investors to sue companies and executives for suspected fraud. [NYT] • The Wharton School hired a marketing guy as its next dean. Rich alums, hold on to your wallets. [DealBook/NYT]

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‘Wall Street II: Business Boogaloo’

FINANCEWall Street II screenwriter Stephen Schiff is doing field research among London bankers. [Alphaville/FT] • Investment bankers are on drugs, mental-health experts reveal. News flash, that. [Reuters via DealBreaker] • Lehman analyst Kelly Chin won the women's race at the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge. The 799 other Lehman's entrants were canned for underperforming. [JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge]

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