12/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Emily Smith: Page Six's New Gossip Girl

The ascension of a relatively unknown Fleet Street vet to one of Manhattan's loftiest social perches had the makings of a vintage Page Six item--the sexy outsider, the mysterious future for her predecessor, and all of it set against the prospect of a renewed gossip war between the Post and the Daily News, which has been staffing up.

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