What Regan left behind

Talk about your fast exits. When Judith Regan was fired and escorted out of her L.A. office, she was only allowed to take her purse, a source tells Rush & Molloy in the NY Daily News. And as with anybody's office, there was stuff: financial statements, her will, her children's report cards, unopened Christmas gifts and a 30-foot high painting of... Judith Regan. Turns out that fashion artist Alvaro stayed up for two nights to paint her as a Vargas girl on a stack of books - and now he wants the painting back. "I literally bleed for my work," Alvaro told R&M. "They are my children. I need it for my one-man show." No word from Regan's ex-boss, HarperCollins, about the painting, but the plan is to release her personal items once the attorneys have finished taking inventory. Let this be a lesson to anyone who craves the spotlight.

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