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Martha Stewart Gets Starstruck When It Comes to Madonna

• Martha Stewart used her digital camera to snap pictures of celebrities at the Gucci event at the U.N. the other night. “It’s for my blog,” she explained. [WWD]
• Anna Wintour and Suzy Menkes are getting kind of tired of Fashion Week. [The Cut]
• A twelve-page photo spread in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar reenacts the two-hour delay of the Marc Jacobs show last fall, starring Helena Christensen, Allison Sarofim, Genevieve Jones, Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, and members of Jacobs’s own PR team, all looking visibly annoyed. Weird, and also kind of awesome? [Fashion Week Daily]

MTV president Christina Norman announced her resignation yesterday and plans to leave the network at the end of this month. No word yet on her replacement. [HR]
• Gawker declares that Maureen Dowd is no longer necessary. Why? Because how influential can thought be, if no one links to it? [Gawker]
• The hastily arranged antitrust hearing on the proposed Microsoft-Yahoo pairing, originally scheduled for this morning, has been canceled. The U.S. House of Representatives has decided to, you know, wait and see if Yahoo accepts the offer first. [Fortune]

•If cops are “The Finest” and firefighters are “The Bravest,” what does that make New York City’s cadre of lawyers? A new book by NYU law professor William E. Nelson prompted a discussion yesterday of the legal profession’s devotion to the City. [NYT]
•Lawyer to private-equity all-stars Carlyle Group and KKR, R. Ronald Hopkinson is leaving Latham (his firm of nearly twenty years) and headed Cadwalader’s way to head up their PE division. [NY Law Journal]
• Brian McNamee’s lawyer is going to have a tough time explaining why he saved the steroid paraphernalia he supposedly injected Roger Clemens with, and why he didn’t reveal it to federal authorities or to George Mitchell. What was he going to do, sell it on eBay? [WSJ]

•Just one day after a more expensive plan failed to get the go-ahead, both the House and the Senate have voted through a $168 billion economic stimulus plan. [NYT]
•The probe of Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s role in the mortgage meltdown will continue as scheduled. So says state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who also called reform plans from the ratings agencies “too little, too late.” [NYDN]
• Warner Music Group CEO and chairman Edgar Bronfman is being investigated by French officials, who think he may have engaged in some insider trading back in 2000 when he was at the helm of French media group Vivendi. [NYP]

Martha Stewart Gets Starstruck When It Comes to Madonna