- Throughout her career in the publishing industry, Cathie Black , who is Mayor Michael Bloomberg's choice to be the next chancellor of the New York City public school system, has managed to break numerous glass ceilings with quick and definitive decision-making and crystal-clear goal setting. [ New York Times ]
- Citing a city official, the Hollywood Reporter reports that the shooting of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was planned in advance and "not the result of road rage or a carjacking gone awry." [ Gawker ]
Photograph of Amanda Knox from December 2009 by Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images.
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