GOSSIP: Today's Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

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If Raj Rajaratnam is going to get a break on his prison sentence for insider trading because of his health problems, then prosecutors say the public has the right to know what his medical problems are exactly.Hackers have now posted (some boring, already public) personal information of JPMorgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon. Last week, they got Lloyd Blankfein.

JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America were hit with new lawsuits from investors seeking to recover $4.5 billion worth of mortgage debt.

Bank of America’s website is down.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett is hosting fund-raiser dinner for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign tonight.

British indie-rock band Radiohead is apparently still planning on making a visit to Occupy Wall Street’s headquarters at Zuccotti Park today.  They will not be having a concert there, apparently.

Erin Burnett’s fiance David Rubulotta is either the most popular guy or the most hated guy on Wall Street today. He was the Most Viewed Profile on Bloomberg this morning.

John Paulson, son of an Ecuadorian immigrant, pledges $15 million for a maternity complex at a hospital in Guayaguil, Ecuador.  It will be named for his father, Alfredo Paulson. 

Jennifer Bridwell (pictured) has been named PIMCO’s head of alternatives product development as the firm expands hedge funds and distressed-debt strategies.

Michael Levy Barbosa, a mortgage bond trader at Pereza Capital in St. Petersburg, Florida, is also successful amateur golfer.

Hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein was able to score his first Wall Street job thanks in part to his skills at playing chess. Chess skills might help you get a job on Wall Street too.

The UPenn student who sent an email that CC’d hundreds of Wall Streeters asking for an analyst job sent his “sincerest apologies.”

Tuck Business School will offer a live-streamed MBA class next Tuesday evening.  The topic is “why smart executives do really dumb things, with special attention o Research in Motion” (RIMM).

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