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Who Will Catch the ‘Redbook’ Traitor?

• Will the $10,000 that Jezebel paid for an unretouched Redbook cover be enough to feed the sure-to-be-fired leaker? [WWD]
• Houghton Mifflin will acquire Harcourt from rival Reed Elsevier for $4 billion. [NYT]
Rolling Stone publisher Tim Castelli has left the magazine to be New York sales director for Google. [Ad Age]

• In his latest filing against Sullivan & Cromwell, disgruntled former lawyer Aaron Charney accuses the firm of making “uncorroborated scurrilous accusations” to further its public-relations campaign. [Soloway]
• A former law-school classmate remembers that Legal Aid peeper Peter Barta was unusually girl-crazy for an adult. [Above the Law]
• The shortage of lawyers with engineering credentials could compel firms to move away from lockstep compensation. [Above the Law]

• Just out of the hospital, Yves Saint Laurent was given the title of Grand Officier of the French Legion of Honor. [British Vogue]
• Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers brand is suing Forever 21 for trademark infringement. [shopdiary]
• Gisele Bündchen is upset that Tom Brady’s ex Bridget Moynahan is due to give birth on Friday — coincidentally, Bündchen’s birthday. [NYP]

• As Democrats consider raising taxes on private equity, the industry has started giving more money to Republican candidates. [WSJ]
• Goldman Sachs hired former U.S. Trust CEO Peter Scaturro to head its private-wealth-management business. [Reuters]
• Work-experience requirements help keep women out of MBA programs. [WSJ]

Who Will Catch the ‘Redbook’ Traitor?