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‘Voice’ Voiceless, Again

• David Blum out at the Village Voice. He was the fourth editor there since December 2005. [Gawker]
• Flummoxing DVR users everywhere, ABC green-lights a sitcom based on the Geico cavemen commercials. [WSJ]
• Pulitzer judging starts today at Columbia University; judges from Willamette Week, the Indianapolis Star, and others read actual printed copies of newspaper articles. [E&P]

• Gary Crittenden left his gig as CEO of American Express to be the CFO of Citigroup for a mere $10 million. But is that enough, or did they give him more? [DealBreaker]
• Rudy Giuliani is getting out of the i-banking business, selling the financial unit of his Giuliani Capital Partners to an Australian company for somewhere between $80 million and $100 million. He bought the business from Ernst & Young for only $9.8 million three years ago. [DealBook/NYT]
• Blackstone buys Tussauds for $1.9 billion. Steve Schwarzman wax figure coming soon. [Dealbook/NYT]

• Alexander McQueen called Naomi Campbell “common as muck.” But he said it with love. [British Vogue]
• Paco Rabanne, Libertine, and now Erin Fetherston? Rumors are swirling that the young designer will create the next Target line. [Fashionista]
• Modeling agency Marilyn is gaining on giants IMG and DNA, thanks to its hot ladies Lily Cole, Caroline Trentini, Irina Lazareanu, and Snejana Onopka. [Flypaper]

• Raising associates’ pay may have no effect on retaining them. [American Lawyer]
• New York Law School professor likes Aaron Charney’s chances against Sullivan & Cromwell. [Leonard Link via Above the Law]
• A New York federal judge has rejected a request that she recuse herself from a music-industry suit, even though her lawyer husband has represented the defendants in the past. [NYLJ]

‘Voice’ Voiceless, Again