Goldman's Twitter Manhunt; Wintour's a Fundraising Dynamo
Plus: The Wahlberg brothers burger shop will be called Wahlburgers
Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Goldman Sachs hunts for a rogue tweeter, Anna Wintour bundles big money for Obama, and Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedine duck away to Italy.
- Goldman Sachs has reportedly launched an internal investigation to identify the cheeky party behind the Twitter feed @gselevator, which purports to document all the mean and insensitive things bankers say about women, Asians and the market when they're among friends on the elevator. A source tells Page Six that the investigation comes after "a failed attempt to force Twitter to freeze the account" and that the current thinking is that "it is an intern or a young gun, but there are enough facts on the feed for bosses to suspect it is someone with access inside the company." Or it could be some random Twitter user trying to recreate @CondeElevator. You never know. [Page Six]
- Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is one of just 27 supporters of Barack Obama's reelection bid to raise $500,000 or more for the 2012 campaign in the second quarter of this year, In less than a year of bundling donations, Wintour has "more than tripled the $100,000-plus she helped raise for the campaign in 2008." Obama staffers are duly impressed. She is a force,” said one senior campaign aide. “You know who she is.” [Politico]
- Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and his five-months pregnant bride Huma Abedin are reportedly on a "babymoon" together in Italy. What is a babymoon? This is a good question. From what we can tell, it's just like a honeymoon, or maybe just a romantic weekend getaway, where one of the participants is with child. Reportedly they're staying in Positano at "the historic Le Sirenuse resort overlooking the breathtaking Amalfi Coast....perfect for a shamed politician seeking a private hideaway with his forgiving wife." Sources saw the couple enjoying a "festive dinner with friends" at the hotel's restaurant. (Where do they get all these friends? They had dinner with friends last month when they took a weekend jaunt down to Miami. Take some time to be alone.) Sources say Abedin, a high-level aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is due on New Year's Eve. Weiner resigned from the House in June amid a scandal involving lewd messages sent from his Twitter and Facebook accounts. [Page Six]
- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and reigning sexiest woman alive Minka Kelly are breaking up after dating for three years. A source says the split was "amicable" and that "they're still friends," which could even be the truth. Both can get about the business of moving on by throwing themselves into their work: Jeter's Yankees are one game behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East with a month left to play in the regular season. Kelly, meanwhile, is one of the stars of ABC's Charlie's Angels reboot, premiering on the network this fall. [People]
- The Wahlberg brothers are opening up a burger shop in Hingham, Mass. It will be known as Wahlburgers, now that the brothers have secured the trademark to the phrase from a Rochester burger chain called Tom Wahl's. According to the Boston Herald, the brothers struck a deal for "full spectrum" use of the phrase. [The Boston Herald via US]
- Humane Society president Wayne Parcelle "came to the aid of a wild turkey that was hit by a car as he drove into Sag Harbor" last Saturday, though his efforts were for naught. According to a passenger riding with Parcelle at the time, "Wayne swerved to avoid the turkey, but it was hit by an oncoming car. He ran to a house to find a box and blanket, and wrapped up the turkey. We drove to the nearest 24-hour vet, which was in Riverhead and took a while due to traffic. Sadly, the turkey died the next day, but at least it wasn’t in any pain." [Page Six]
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