Rihanna & Chris Reunite, Katie's Detox Diet

cityfile · 03/02/09 06:56AM

• It seems Rihanna and Chris Brown have reunited: The two have been holed up at Diddy's Star Island mansion since late last week and are now "focusing on a reconciliation." Not surprisingly, fans have been a little bit dismayed by the news. [NYDN, People, Reuters]
• Why didn't Katie Holmes walk the red carpet at the Oscars? She's on an "intense detox diet" that has left her "lethargic," poor thing. [NYDN]
• Sumner Redstone is reportedly dating a former flight attendant who is six decades his junior. [R&M]

CNN analyst checks Facebook during debates

Owen Thomas · 10/15/08 11:00PM

A cameraman caught CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin checking Facebook in the middle of Wednesday's presidential debate. Come on, admit it: You were doing it, too. (Why is GOP media consultant Alex Castellanos's name scrolling through the frame? Yeah, we couldn't figure that out, either, but we're told it's Toobin on screen, not Castellanos.)

Maddow on Top, Kanye's New Show, The Return of Life

cityfile · 09/23/08 12:26PM

♦ Not only is Rachel Maddow more popular than Keith Olbermann, she's now ahead of CNN's Larry King, too. [HuffPo]
♦ Sunday night's Emmy Awards generated the lowest ratings in history. [THR]
♦ MTV missed out on its chance to buy MySpace, but they have no plans to give up on their sixth-tier social network, Flux. [AdAge]
Life magazine is back. For the third time. Time Inc. and Getty Images will use to offer up "free, downloadable photos from world-renowned photographers." [NYP]
Jeffrey Toobin, who says he "owes his TV career to [O.J.] Simpson," has no interest in covering him again, thank you very much. [TV Newser]
♦ Starbucks and ad agency Wieden & Kennedy are parting ways. [AdAge]
Kanye West is teaming up with Comedy Central on a new series described as "hip-hop meets the Muppets." [THR]
♦ The Times recaps the service held on Monday night in memory of Clay Felker, the founding editor of New York magazine who died on July 1. [NYT]

Jeffrey Toobin

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:29PM

Jeffrey Toobin is a CNN talking head, New Yorker staff writer, and author of several books about law and politics, including The Run of His Life: The People versus O.J. Simpson, 2007's widely acclaimed The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, and The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court.

Choire · 09/27/07 09:55AM

Good stories we've heard: "At Jeffrey Toobin's book party the other night, I watched David Remnick ball up a piece of fried shrimp in a napkin and throw it on the floor. He's totally over it."

The $40 Million Question: Define "Nappy"

abalk2 · 05/03/07 08:56AM
  • Don Imus' contract with CBS said: "Services to be rendered are of a unique, extraordinary, irreverent, intellectual, topical, controversial, and personal character." Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin thinks that makes Imus's $40 million lawsuit against CBS a bit more plausible. [CNN]

Martha Stewart

Gawker · 01/27/03 08:00AM

Responding to Jeffrey Toobin's compliments on her silver chopsticks: "You know, in China they say, 'The thinner the chopsticks, the higher the social status.' Of course, I got the thinnest I could find." After a pause, she added, "That's why people hate me."
Lunch at Martha's [New Yorker]