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  1. gossipmonger
    50 Cent and Bette Midler to Be in Same Place at Same TimeIsn’t that weird but kind of fun? They’re dedicating a city garden together! Also, Keira Knightley’s cowering in the DKNY store. In the Friday gossip roundup.
  2. intel
    The ‘Times’ Notices Something Skinny About Male ModelsHey, guys, remember when we noticed that male models, starting with the fashion shows in Milan, were surprisingly skinny this year? Well, eventually Guy Trebay noticed, too! He has a whole story in the Times about it today. Now, to our eyes, the models in New York aren’t as coltish and sunken-cheeked as they were in Milan. But they are skinnier than usual. Take the normally buff boys of Duckie Brown, for example. Their silhouettes are much narrower this year. For more evidence, click through our slideshows from menswear (and mixed) shows like DKNY, Phillip Lim, and Thom Browne. The Vanishing Point [NYT] Related: The Skinny on Milan’s Male Models
  3. party lines
    Kravitz Family Might Annoy Crosby Street Neighbors With More Than Just Leaky ToiletsAt the launch party for DKNY’s fragrance Delicious Night, Lenny Kravitz’s 18-year-old daughter, Zoe, was wise beyond her years when we asked about her wildest night in New York. “I don’t think I can tell you that!” she said, laughing. The SUNY Purchase student was equally mum on what a typically crazy night with her rock-star dad entails. “We make pancakes late, late at night sometimes, and we sing Sly and the Family Stone while we do it.” Lenny, she says, makes great pancakes. “Lots of cinnamon” is his secret. So, we wondered, is it in that giant loft on Crosby — on the market forever, and once occupied by Nicole Kidman — where the late-night pancakes and singing occurs? “Oh, yeah, that’s where the pancakes are made.”—Bennett Marcus
  4. in other news
    A Possibly Bullshit Theory on the Cosmic Meaning of Goldman Partnerships The biennial Rite of Riches is here again: Yesterday, Goldman Sachs unveiled its new partner managing directors — 115 of the lucky bastards. It’s the finance world’s ultimate prize, not least because PMDs get a share of the firm’s revenue. Based on Goldman’s projected 2006 intake of $36 billion, these hard-working ladies and gentlemen stand to rake in about $9 million apiece this year alone. It’s a cause for celebration, of course. But it’s also a reason to polish up résumés. Because unlike at practically every other company in the world, when you reach the top of your game at Goldman, it’s the exact moment you start contemplating your next job.