red herring's publisher alex vieux owes $5000 to the private school where his two girls went. he also gave all the male employees at the "new" red herring Burberry ties for Xmas 2005 but gave the female employees (including the his managing editor) nothing.
I'm sure it can't be that straightforward — anyone have the other sides of these stories? E-mail it in.
[Update: Commenter Irina Slutsky says, "listen, if you're gonna have rumors at least get it right! it was Christmas 2004 and Charvet ties!" Well, this changes everything.]