5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 15 2011

George Clooney rubbed meatballs on his feet to make a good first impression upon his rescue pup, Einstein. Who knows how far he goes to wow his long list of lady friends? (Esquire)
Hooray for passion projects! An L.A. bio-techie launches a new line of loot that has the Angeleno accessories buffs abuzz. (Style Section LA)
That Barbara Walters is such a rebel. The interview icon broke her own rule for this year's Most Fascinating Person choice. (EW)
Word is, that with a certain finesse, soft-opening entry into Nancy Silverton's long-awaited Short Cake in the Farmer's Market is considered on a case-by-case basis. Time to work on your sucking up skills. (Eater LA)
Have some money burning a hole in your pocket? A $203,150 Hermès bag, a $14,000 Gucci bike, and a $2.5 million Victoria's Secret bra make the list for the year's most expensive items. (Stylelist)
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Photo: Via Esquire.
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