5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 30 2010

Is Whitney Port creating a cupcake line? The shrinking star of The City looks like she hasn't eaten one in a while. (Daily Mail)

It's a reality show-down between the Real Housewives and
Jersey Shore
. Apparently, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, etc only make $4,000 an episode while Snooki makes $30,000—and the wives ain't happy about it. Maybe one of them should date the Situation, he's got a lot of spending cash. (Gawker)

Aww, Andy Roddick is a cutie. When he learned that a New York reporter was injured on the way to interview him in Queens, Roddick wrote the reporter a personal note and got him box seats at an upcoming match. Talk about good Karma. (New York Post)
The September 11 Memorial doesn't open until next year, but there more signs of progress—yesterday they planted the first Swamp White Oak trees that will flank the serenity pools. (Gothamist)
Jay-Z is big pimpin' with the Yankees on a co-branded clothing line that will be sold only at Yankee Stadium. Can House Of Dereon represent? (Huffington Post)