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It's Friday and it's been a long week, so why not pass along an out-of-the-blue and entirely implausible rumor that just showed up in the inbox? A tipster passes along some speculation about our old friend Nick Sylvester:

Speaking of our bespectacled beauty, word on the street is that he's in talks to write front-of-book for the new yorker. totally can't substantiate it, but someone on the inside might.

"In talks to write FOB"? Absolute best-case scenario, we'd imagine that translates as, "Write something on spec, if you want, and we'll probably take a look at it." (Might Sylvester be shading the truth? The horror!) But anyone know anything on this? We're looking at you, Paumgarten...

Earlier: Gawker's coverage of Nick Sylvester