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Star Takes the Stand, Forgets Her Past

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Star Jones, last November.Photo: Getty Images

• Back before Star Jones married a beard and was thwarted by Barbara Walters, she had to prosecute guys named T-Black and A. [NYP]
• With New Jersey opening the door to “irreconcilable differences” in divorces, New York may now be the only state that forbids “no-fault” splits. [New Jersey Law Blog via New York Divorce Report]
• New York State’s chief judge says underpaid jurists are at a new “level of frustration and anger and despair” over their meager paychecks. [NYLJ]

• We love a good stock-picker smackdown. Henry Blodget says Mad Money host Jim Cramer (who also writes a business column for New York) is “perhaps the worst thing to happen to the financial security of average Americans” since Social Security crumbled. [Slate]
• Donald Trump’s former whipping post, Carolyn Kepcher, has some advice about dealing with difficult bosses. Not that’s she’s mentioning anyone by name… [NYDN]
• Finally bored with Time Warner, proxy pro Carl Icahan suggests he might want a seat on Motorola’s board. [Marketwatch]

• Jack Shafer takes a break from reaming the Times in order to flagellate the Journal over its innuendo-ridden coverage of the “Money Honey” scandal. [Slate]
• Hang the fact-checkers! The New Yorker makes mistakes! [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via Jossip]
• Is Si Newhouse losing patience with Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman? [NYP]

• Designer Stefano Gabbano blames the Church’s “fight against love” for delaying civil unions in Italy. [British Vogue]
• Roland Mouret returns to the runway with a new collection, RM, funded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller. [WWD]
• Marc Jacobs continues his Bleecker Street takeover. [Shophound]

Star Takes the Stand, Forgets Her Past