Eavesdropping In: Justin Bartha 'Roughed Up' At Dream Hotel Opening, Madoff's Wall Street's Hot New Investment

by Mara Siegler · June 17, 2011

John Edwards met with 100-year-old billionaire heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon just weeks before he was indicted—and asked her for millions of dollars.  No one knows what for. [ABCNews]

"Hangover" star Justin Bartha was roughed up in jam-packed penthouse lounge PH-D at the grand opening of the the Dream Downtown hotel. [P6]

Big banks have been buying up the claims of the victims of Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, offering scammed investors a fraction of what they are owed in the hopes of making big profits later as a court-appointed trustee chases down the Madoff money and makes settlement. [WSJ]

What's up next for Anthony Weiner now that he's resigned. [WSJ]

With Lady Gaga's support, New York is getting closer and closer to legalizing gay marriage. Currently, 31 senators, including two Republicans, have come out in favor of the proposal - just one vote shy of the 32 needed for passage. [NYDaily]