The Skinny on Milan Fashion Week

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

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THIN PREMISE Nolita billboard

Skin and billboards: Just in time for Milan Fashion Week, Italian women's wear brand Nolita launches a controversial ad campaign, featuring a skeletal woman who has suffered from anorexia for 13 years, and the text "No Anorexia."

Deadlock: After 12 days of deliberation, jurors in the Phil Spector case deadlock, and the judge declares a mistrial. Spector goes to work on a new hair stunt.

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Google vs. "Scroogled": Google responds (via WSJ) to "Scroogled," Cory Doctorow's frightening short story in the latest issue of Radar, saying, "Google is proud to offer a range of innovative products that have proven to be both useful and trusted by our users. User trust is central to our business and that's why we aggressively protect our users' privacy."

Trail of tennies: Nike unveils a shoe designed specifically for Native Americans and their health concerns. The new N7 will feature a larger toe box, fewer seams, and 'heritage callouts," like sunrise patterns.

Test results: Michael Vick tests positive for marijuana, and will face tighter restrictions until his sentencing in December. The Don King of canines is currently restricted to his home nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Night Train Rider: Already feeling disappointed with the new crop of fall shows? Never fear, Ryan Seacrest is producing a new sitcom for E! starring David Hasselhoff.



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