Edmund Wilson, the noted critic and public intellectual, was born on this day in 1895. (He died in 1972.) Wilson had the kind of come-to-New-York-and-pal-around-with-writer-celebrities life that quite a lot of people still dream of. He was also a notorious gossip.
Paula Froelich, the long-time No. 2 on the New York Post'sPage Six gossip column, just gave two weeks notice, a source says. She recently published a novel Mercury in Retrograde, and there's no word on what she's doing next.