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Three and a half months ago, the new owners of Absolute magazine — a lifestyle book for people wipe their asses with bills larger than you carry — suddenly shut it down. Since then, its staff has been scattering rather successfully to good gigs elsewhere. But now an interesting rumor shows up, out of the blue, in our inbox:

After a mention in Liz Smith's column last week that Absolute had placement in The Devil Wears Prada and is now a "collectors item," the magazine has been mysteriously bought AGAIN by an undisclosed company. Letters went out to their previous staff alerting them so. Yet anouther relaunch!

A relaunch, eh? (Maer most be so jealous.) Let us know if you know anything...

Earlier: Today in Bad Publishing News: 'Absolute' Folds