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Tyra’s Audience Yearns for ‘Oprah’ Tickets

• Tyra makes audience wear swimsuits and flaunt their weight. No car giveaways here. [Fashionista]
• Jeweler Raymond Weil’s breach-of-contract suit against Charlize Theron (he says she wore Dior) moves to federal court. [British Vogue]
• Ralph Lauren and Johann Rupert join up for a new luxury watch and jewelry line. [WWD]

• Fewer ads make justifying a separate book section difficult for newspaper money minders. [WSJ]
• New Times veteran Tony Ortega named fifth editor of Village Voice in two years. New Times exec editor Michael Lacey compares self to Stalin. [VV]
• The Times’ chief art critic, Michael Kimmelman, will do a yearlong stint in Europe but won’t take a leave of absence from the paper. [Modern Art Notes]

• Greenspan versus Bernanke: Former Fed chief sees one-third chance of U.S. recession, claims he’s trying to make life easy for new chief. [Bloomberg]
J.P. Morgan beats Goldman, becomes top U.S. hedge-fund manager with $34 billion in assets. [DealBook/NYT]
• How much does it cost to have dinner with Warren Buffett, Tim McGraw, and Robert Redford? $5,000. That’s about $615,000 less than a private lunch with Buffett auctioned off in June. [Bloomberg via DealBreaker]

• Attorney General Andrew Cuomo hires Dechert partner Benjamin Rosenberg to help with the case against former NYSE CEO Dick Grasso. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• Is Greenberg Traurig’s business model to blame for rogue lawyers like Jack Abramoff? [American Lawyer]
• Big law firms so far immune to blogging, but for how long? [Strategic Legal Technology via Legal Blog Watch]

Tyra’s Audience Yearns for ‘Oprah’ Tickets