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Briefly: J.K. Rowling, Herman Cain, Jennifer Lawrence

Rowling (Susanne Plunkett / Reuters)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

— How did the story of J.K. Rowling publishing a thriller under a fake name get out? A lawyer involved unwisely told a loose-lipped friend, it turns out. Apologies all around. (AP)

— It has come to this: Herman Cain’s email newsletter is now flacking for dubious erectile dysfunction cures. (Washington Gadfly Evan Gahr)

— You know who we haven’t heard much of lately? Jennifer Lawrence. If she’s lying low, well, good for her, but here’s maybe something about her love life. (US)

— What’s the point of being a Cabinet secretary if you can’t get an official portrait? A new bill aims to end the costly Washington tradition. (In the Loop)

More Reliable Source: Anna Chlumsky; Matthew Perry; Steve Cohen; Joe Biden; Daily Caller intern; Ed Markey; Queen Elizabeth; Stevie Wonder; Cory Monteith

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