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So Who Will Run Viacom?

• Sumner Redstone is feuding with his daughter, leaving the future of Viacom in doubt. [WSJ]
• Forbes is putting its historic Greenwich Village building on the block. [NYP]
Countdown With Keith Olbermann referred to a Louisiana senator’s wife as a ho. Imus again? [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• Job-hopping is not longer taboo for the CEO. Companies now look for the short-term “mercenary manager.” [NYT]
• Wall Street firms may be right to ban Hawaiian Tropic Zone — Merrill, Morgan, and Citi have all paid more than $400 million to settle sex-discrimination suits. [Deal Book/NYT]
• Do you sit your boss’ right? If so, you’re a yes-man. [Business Week via BankersBall]

• Rumors continue to swirl about Gianni Versace ten years after his death. The latest is that Paul Beck, Donatella Versace’s husband, was actually Gianni’s lover. [Fashionologie via Flypaper]
• Will Jessica Stam give up a runway career to be a VS Angel for Victoria’s Secret? [Fashionista]
• Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in Agent Provocateur’s upcoming online campaign. [British Vogue]

• How does Aaron Charney make money? By flipping his apartment for a gain of $152,000. [Above the Law]
• If you’re sitting in a seat Nina Totenberg wants, you won’t be for long. [Above the Law]
• A Manhattan appeals court ruled that Stanley Arkin deserved a “success fee” for representing Citigroup’s Thomas Jones, even though he was fired from the case. [New York Law Journal]

So Who Will Run Viacom?