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Bloated Executive Birthday Parties are Back!

• Stephen A. Schwartzman’s 60th-birthday bacchanal will have 1,500 guests marching around the drill room of the Park Avenue armory on February 13. [NYT]
• Management tips from Super Bowl coaches: Don’t scream at your employees. [WSJ]
• At Citigroup, CEO Charles Prince can either improve the company’s performance, or break it up. [Crain’s]

• Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg misses the quality girl time she used to have with the now-retired Justice O’Connor. [USAT]
• A former summer associate is suing Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell for firing him because of his poor typing skills. He’s also blaming his law school for discriminating against hunt-and-peckers. [Law Blog/WSJ]
U.S. judges are the latest Establishment figures getting hip to the Internet. The Times counts 100 instances of judicial rulings citing Wikipedia since 2004. [NYT]

• Levi Strauss sues other denim companies for allegedly ripping off their pocket designs; defendant Von Dutch believes Levi’s is upset over lost market share. [NYT]
• Melanie Ward, the creative adviser to Helmut Lang and Karl Lagerfeld, will be starring in Uniqlo’s spring ads, along with Jessica Joffe and Paz de la Huerta. [Fashion Week Daily]
PETA has busted Gwen Stefani for wearing fur, after the designer-singer-mommy was spotted on in something fuzzy. [Fly Paper]

• In an effort to sex up the business, San Francisco Chronicle publisher Phil Bronstein has begun posting reader voice mails as audio files on his newspaper’s Website. The initial results: “pretty strange.” [NYT]
• For those still recovering from the tragic folding of FHM a few months ago, some good news: The Website just relaunched. [Jossip]
• Google’s agreeing to censor its search engine in China was a bad idea, company founders admitted at Davos. [Guardian via Mediabistro]

Bloated Executive Birthday Parties are Back!