Julian Assange’s memoir – the world’s first unauthorized autobiography? His publisher says the Wikileaks guru declined to submit a new draft but also failed to pay back his advance. Highlights, reports Karla Adam, are some catty, caddish observations about those women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
Strange job of the day: Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prays every day over lawmakers for unity and cooperation — then steps aside so they can tear into each other. Says he doesn’t take it personally.
Brad Pitt has become “far more serious and interesting than his early career suggested” declares critic Ann Hornaday. It helps that he finally seems to have let himself age in “Moneyball,” with “visible bags under those famous baby-blues.”
Hey, you hear about the Justice Department’s $16 muffin? The Ritz-Carlton wants to sell you a Muffin-Gate Martini, at its Westend Bistro through Sunday. It’s a top-shelf French 75, with Tanqueray and Veuve Cliquot, for $16. Wait, what’s missing — we demand an audit!!! Oh, the muffin’s on the side.