For the record, half a dozen independent and reputable sources have told Eater that New Orleans' Brett Anderson, the James Beard award-winning critic of the Times Picayune, is a shoe-in for the recently vacated New York Times critic job (and he's not denying it). Some say he and his wife have already made the move to New York.
There's at least two problems with this: Brett's not married, and he was spotted in the Marigny this morning (see, we can play Page Six too). But maybe he was getting coffee and mochi balls on his way to the airport. Who knows. We've got a call in to him.
One month ago, when the rumor first surfaced, he was all Mr. No Comment.
EDITED TO ADD: Wow, Eater got the inaccuracies pulled in under 10 minutes. You scamps are fast.