the Insiders


I arrived 20 minutes early for my 2 o’clock sit-down with Kim Kardashian on Thursday and, upon walking up to the second floor of Villa Pacri in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, I saw that the reality star was holding court with a cluster of magazine editors, cameras rolling.

Covering the Bettencourt scandal is a lot like running a marathon on wildly changing terrain. It takes stamina, and right now there's little visibility on the course
You practically need an M.B.A. and a law degree to fully understand the complex financial machinations luxury titan Bernard Arnault employed over a two-year period to arrive at a surprising 17.1 percent stake in Hermes International.
"How do you know it was really him?" I've been asked this question countless times in the last week following my interview with the tween heartthrob Justin Bieber, conducted over Instant Messenger. 
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