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Speak, Models!

• Turns out models can speak — at least in Ridley Scott’s new Prada movie. [Fashionista]
• Bottega Veneta has designed the interior of a penthouse suite at the St. Regis. [British Vogue]
• Model Paulina Porizkova has joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars. [Flypaper]
• Naomi Campbell left Premier Models, where she’s spent most of her career, for IMG. [All Company News]

• Might Jimmy Fallon get Conan O’Brien’s show? Well, it could be worse: It could be Carson Daly. [B&C]
• Apparently Si Newhouse loves magazines, not profit. Time Inc., on the other hand, isn’t run by people who love magazines, says Graydon Carter. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]
• Love and Death: Video obituaries from the deceased are so successful that the Times has decided to try user-submitted wedding videos. [ via FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• Pillsbury wants payback: The firm is demanding ex-partners return $30,000 to $100,000 of their 2006 paychecks. [The Recorder via Law Blog/WSJ]
• That Fulbright & Jaworski partner who dropped the N-word at Duke? Yeah, it was while recounting the attitudes Leon Jaworski faced in his twenties defense of a black man in Texas [Above the Law]
• A Brooklyn jury got a graphic lesson in S&M. [AP/Yahoo via Sui Generis]

• The $160 million Bear Stearns was ordered to pay investors in a fraudulent hedge fund has Wall Street worried. [NYT]
• But the Bush administration — with three ex-Goldman boys heading economic policy — thinks hedge funds are just dandy. [NYT]
• Bobby Mehta and Sandy Derickson were ousted at HSBC after bad mortgage predictions came in around $2 billion too high. [NYT]
• Who knew? A new study shows bankers don’t save money, are “not an especially generous group.” [WSJ]

Speak, Models!