Morning Memo: Bill Murray's 'Lady Friends'; Tyra Banks' New Show

Bill Murray drinks wine, has "lady friends." [Page Six]

Conde Nast Portfolio, which has constant managerial turnover, hired Newsweek‘s longtime Paris-based writer Dana Thomas as European editor. [Page Six]

Glamour vice president and publisher William Wackermann was awarded publisher of the year by Conde Nast at its annual publisher’s meeting. [WWD]

New Flatiron Lebanese joint Ilili, writes Frank Bruni, solves its culinary conundrums as most New York restaurants do: "You throw foie gras at the problem." [NYT]

Christie Brinkley is petitioning the Long Island Power Authority to save Southampton from the scourge of ugly above-ground utility poles. "Will they a nor’easter?" she writes. [Page Six]

Tina Brown supports Hillary (and is beginning to write a book on the Clintons) but thinks John McCain will win the presidency. [WWD]

A new reality series for aspiring fashion mag editors is in development by Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, the folks behind America’s Next Top Model. The winner lands a fashion job. [NYT]

Britney Spears has had a busy month, what with her stream of custody battles and paparazzo hook-ups. Gawker posted a helpful calendar showing what, exactly, she’s been up to. [Gawker]

Heath Ledger
may have had major drug abuse problems but opted not to enter rehab when Michelle Williams implored him to in 2006. [US]

Morning Memo: Bill Murray's 'Lady Friends'; Tyra Banks' New Show