Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best...

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · April 13, 2009

The America's Next Top Model auditions went much better this time, with a beefy police presence and better organization [Gothamist]

Fashion throwdown over Michelle Obama's outfits on the European trip - Alaïa says de la Renta "is no longer." [WWD]

Members of the Madoff clan are hiring a consultant to help them survive prison - why do they still have any money to do that? [NYP]

Blair speaks! (well, Leighton Meester does) Talking about fashiony dinner with Jason Wu (Leighton), and going to college (Blair) [NYT]

Don't get your hopes up too much; even with the falling real estate market, asking your landlord for a rent break might not work out [NYMag]