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Cramming the Week that Was

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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PENCILS UP Time for a pop quiz It's almost the end of the semester, so it's time for us to review. What did we learn this week, class?

• No one will admit to wearing Uggs—even at an Uggs party.

• There may be a connection between the murders of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov.

Katie Couric's hairdresser may be a diva in her own right.

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter snapped at a blogger.

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Al Franken may be leaving beleaguered Air America Radio.

Cindy Adams, however, continues to do her thing.

Donald Trump cashed a teeny-tiny check back in the day but denies it.

Stuff made friends in low places for its Christmas party.

• Art Basel kicked off in Miami and continued its arty rampage all week.

• CEOs of media companies get a lot of perks, especially MP3s.

• Just because you delete the part of your blog about Vince Vaughn doesn't mean it won't be found.

• The New York Post's Andrea Peyser was of two minds on Barack Obama.

• Right-wing bloggers offered their Christmas gift suggestions.

John Leguizamo forgot that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Marty Scorsese said "thanks, but no thanks" to a splashy Oscar campaign.

Ben Widdicombe may be getting a daily column in the New York Daily News.

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