1. Bleecker Bob's is closing soon and one of the store's employees told the New York Post some funny stories about the store's celebrity customers like Lou Reed, Bruce Willis, Keith Richards, David Bowie and this one about Rick Rubin: "One time Rick Rubin came in and gave me a Def Jam jacket, but it had someone's name on it -- something like 'Greg.' He said the manufacturer printed the wrong name on it so he decided to give it to me instead."
2. Designer Marc Jacobs will be this week's guest at 92Y's "Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis" lecture series on Wednesday, January 9, 8 p.m. at Kaufmann Concert Hall (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street). $29 tickets are here. (Photo by Bill Farrell/BFAnyc.com)
3. Steve Rubell's private collection of memorabilia from his nightclub, Studio 54, will be auctioned in Florida on January 19. There are tons of celebrity photos, drink tickets, invitations and several copies of a two-album disco compilation called "A Night At Studio 54" that's estimated to sell (in a bundle with five other LPs) for $200 - $300. Go here to see the entire list of items and/or to make a bid online, but don't be surprised if prices end up a lot higher than the estimates.
4. While you've been wasting your time writing "Wash Me" on your neighbor's dirty car, here's an artist who really knows what to do with a blank canvas. (Dirty Car Art)
5. Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens is set to star with Dominic Cooper in a "love-triangle" film about British painter Alfred Munnings. The film, "Summer in February," is currently in post-production. (Telegraph; photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)
6. If the US Treasury mints a $1 trillion platinum coin, will Obama avoid another debt-ceiling showdown? (Outside the Beltway)
7. Still using your GoPro camera for snowboarding and sky diving? Attach it to your trombone, dude!