TOTAL REQUEST SLIME Daly
• Lost love: Former TRL host and late '90s babe-poacher Carson Daly will become the first late-night talk show host to undermine the writers' strike and resume production. Is it better to be called a "scab" than be ignored?
• Toast of the town: Publishing wunderkind/debut author (and sometime Radar contributor) Sloane Crosley is crowned "The Most Popular Publicist in New York"—congrats! Are you paying attention all you other flacks? It's not impossible for you to be loved.
• Mixed messages: Former President Bill Clinton says wifey Hillary will bring America "back to the future"—something he's personally interested in as critics attempt to prove his new comments that he was opposed to the war in Iraq "from the beginning" aren't true. Hillary, as in most cases, remains perched on the fence.
• Soft-core folly: Formerly horny Norman Mailer is posthumously awarded the embarrassing Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a flat passage that begins, "So Klara turned head to foot and put her most unmentionable part down on his hard-breathing nose and mouth and took his old battering ram into her lips." And suddenly The Castle in the Forest's Amazon ranking spikes.
• Co-opted, bored: At least one woman in Rudy Giuliani ad featuring children and staff from Harlem's Hale House says the presidential candidate did not ask permission to use her photo and wants out: "I don't want to be in that—no, uh-uh."