Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best...

by SARAH MANDATO · July 22, 2009

Amazon.com has just bought Zappos for a cool $800+ million. It's like any old trip to Bergdorf's, really. [TechCrunch]

Will Ferrell escapes jury duty. The judge was worried the suspects constantly quoting the star's movie lines might interrupt case flow. [Examiner]

Mischa Barton under psychiatric hold? How totally Britney of her. Is she just a head shave, pregnancy away from a comeback? [LATimes]

City Lobster files for bankruptcy. Shoot, now we can only go to lobster joints that are actually good. [Eater]

New York State employees accused of making "secret party lounge," using overtime to fund their "man cave." Horrible? Yes. Kind of funny? Absolutely. [NYT]

Sienna Miller freaks out at an interview, bringing out her famous sailor's mouth. And we love it. [SocialiteLife]

Jeffrey Epstein was released from jail today. He got a little puffy in the clink, and that's just the beginning of his problems. Wait, isn't not being in jail supposed to be good news? [NYMag]

Jessica Simpson has emerged, for the first time since her breakup with Tony Romo. Eager weekly readers are already placing anticipatory bets: breakuprexia or Ben & Jerry's overload? [EOnline]