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Weinstein Goes from Film to Fashion

• As rumored, film producer Harvey Weinstein bought Halston. [Reuters via CNNMoney]
• Ralph Lauren will be honored with the CFDA’s first-ever “American Fashion Legend Award.” [British Vogue]
• Sarah Jessica Parker to launch her own line, Bitten. [The Daily]

• You knew it was going to happen: Viacom sues YouTube for $1 billion over copyright infringement. [AP/Newsday]
• Regis leaves Live temporarily for bypass surgery. Serious newshound Anderson Cooper will be the first guest host. [Broadcasting & Cable via Mediabistro]
• Radar versus “Page Six” catfight continues; this time Maer & Co. go after junior “Six”-er Corynne Steindler. [Radar Online]

• Bear Stearns stands by analyst Scott Cohen who was blasted in the Times for contributing to the collapsing subprime mortgage industry. [NYP]
• At a private dinner in January, Chuck Schumer advised hedge-fund biggies Paul Tudor Jones and Steven Cohen (among others) to play nice with each other to avoid heavy regulation. [NYT]
• The celebrity death pool moves to Wall Street with the introduction of JPMorgan’s “death-rate index.” [FT Alphaville via DealBreaker]

• Justice Anthony Kennedy to preside over a mock trial of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. [NYT]
• Revolving door: Weil Gotshal rehires Harvey Miller, only to lose four bankruptcy stars to Cadwalader. [NYLJ/]
• A federal judge rejects a wannabe law student’s request for extra time on the LSAT because he has ADHD. [The Legal Intelligencer via]

Weinstein Goes from Film to Fashion