“Pippa Butt Lift” Is Hot New Surgery Craze; Post Employees Ordered to Preserve Documents


People are now asking, en masse apparently, for surgery to make their butts look like Pippa Middleton’s. A plastic surgeon in Miami told Fox News that “ever since the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has become the new queen of the booty! She opens the doors to those who did not know you could have a small, shapely and perky backside without the large size.” It doesn’t stop there; people are also demanding Pippa and Kate’s nose and eyes. [Fox News]

In a memo sent out yesterday, New York Post employees were told to keep any documents pertaining in any way to phone hacking: “Any documents pertaining to unauthorized retrieval of phone or personal data, to payments for information to government officials, or that is related in any way to these issues, must be retained,” reads the legal team’s memo. In editor Col Allan’s memo, he writes that the staff is required to do this “in light of what has gone on in London at News of the World, and not because any recipient has done anything improper or unlawful.” The staff of the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch’s other New York paper, was not asked to do any such thing. [Media Decoder / NYT]

A man who managed to escape Jeffrey Dahmer has been arrested for killing a homeless man. Tracey Edwards, 52, led police back to Dahmer’s home where he had nearly been murdered in 1991. Now he’s accused of throwing a homeless man off a bridge in downtown Milwaukee. [NYDN]

According to Con Ed, last week’s heat wave has caused an eight-percent power reduction on the Upper West Side; 78,000 people are affected. [NYP]

The ASPCA will be holding a free spaying/neutering clinic for dogs and cats in Harlem today. [DNA Info]

Today is the “Day of 1000 Cranes” in Tompkins Square Park, benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. I can’t tell if actual origami is involved, but bonsai trees, face-painting, and graffiti are. [EV Grieve]