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Michelle O. and the Statistics Whiz... Charney 'Respects' Woody Allen...

First Lady Michelle Obama was on her way in Azzedine Alaïa... Dov Charney says he has "deep respect" for Woody Allen...

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NOT QUITE THERE: First Lady Michelle Obama was on her way (in Azzedine Alaïa and a Peter Soronen corset, for anyone keeping score) and Oprah was chatting it up with Whoopi Goldberg and Suze Orman, but Nate Silver was standing all alone at the Time 100 Most Influential Dinner Tuesday night. The statistics whiz’s star rose last year with his Web site FiveThirtyEight.com, where he analyzed polls and predicted the electoral college vote with near-perfect accuracy. “I don’t think I’m actually in the top 100,” he confessed of his influence. “Maybe in the top 70,000.” Could Silver imagine a list in which he’d place himself near the top? He thought for a minute. “The nerdiest?” — Irin Carmon

 

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