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Jennifer Aniston Serves 'Cake' to Gayle King, Arianna Huffington and Marlo Thomas - Posted December 17, 2014
It was one for the books today at Michael's. While the SRO crowd of mavens, moguls and machers was celebrating at full tilt, the joint got an extra jolt of adrenaline when word spread that Jennifer Aniston would be hosting an intimate lunch for twenty as she continues her unofficial Oscar... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jennifer Aniston Serves 'Cake' to Gayle King, Arianna Huffington and Marlo Thomas - Posted December 17, 2014
It was one for the books today at Michael's. While the SRO crowd of mavens, moguls and machers was celebrating at full tilt, the joint got an extra jolt of adrenaline when word spread that Jennifer Aniston would be hosting an intimate lunch for twenty as she continues her unofficial Oscar... [FishbowlNY]

The Designer Who Showed Cory Booker How to Turn Bullets Into Bling - Posted December 3, 2014
Its Thanksgiving bounty d cor having disappeared like last week's leftovers, Michael's was festooned with lush garland and poinsettias today, helping to kick the air-kissing up a notch as the regular round up of mavens, moguls and strivers embarked on the 'We have to get together for the holidays' lunch season. In... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Designer Who Showed Cory Booker How to Turn Bullets Into Bling - Posted December 3, 2014
Its Thanksgiving bounty d cor having disappeared like last week's leftovers, Michael's was festooned with lush garland and poinsettias today, helping to kick the air-kissing up a notch as the regular round up of mavens, moguls and strivers embarked on the 'We have to get together for the holidays' lunch season. In... [FishbowlNY]

David Zaslav, Montel Williams and the Man Behind 25 Years of AFV - Posted November 12, 2014
We're still recovering from Michael's 25th anniversary party last week, but this being Wednesday we had to make our rounds at 55th and Fifth and found there were plenty of moguls on the menu (David Zaslav, ... [GalleyCat]

David Zaslav, Montel Williams and the Man Behind 25 Years of AFV - Posted November 12, 2014
We're still recovering from Michael's 25th anniversary party last week, but this being Wednesday we had to make our rounds at 55th and Fifth and found there were plenty of moguls on the menu (David Zaslav, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Zaslav, Montel Williams and the Man Behind 25 Years of AFV - Posted November 12, 2014
We're still recovering from Michael's 25th anniversary party last week, but this being Wednesday we had to make our rounds at 55th and Fifth and found there were plenty of moguls on the menu (David Zaslav, ... [FishbowlNY]

Special 'Evening' Edition: The Media Mob Turns Out for Michael's 25th Anniversary - Posted November 6, 2014
We're serving up an extra helping of Lunch this week to bring you the rundown on Michael's 25th anniversary party at 55th and Fifth last night. At one point, it felt as though all 600 invited guests were there at one time. A few minutes after six o'clock, the steady stream... [GalleyCat]

Special 'Evening' Edition: The Media Mob Turns Out for Michael's 25th Anniversary - Posted November 6, 2014
We're serving up an extra helping of Lunch this week to bring you the rundown on Michael's 25th anniversary party at 55th and Fifth last night. At one point, it felt as though all 600 invited guests were there at one time. A few minutes after six o'clock, the steady stream... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Special 'Evening' Edition: The Media Mob Turns Out for Michael's 25th Anniversary - Posted November 6, 2014
We're serving up an extra helping of Lunch this week to bring you the rundown on Michael's 25th anniversary party at 55th and Fifth last night. At one point, it felt as though all 600 invited guests were there at one time. A few minutes after six o'clock, the steady stream... [FishbowlNY]

Rosanne Cash, Donald Trump's Latest Nemesis & Lessons in PR From Tina Brown's Landlord - Posted October 29, 2014
We missed Judy Collins by a day, but I spotted Rosanne Cash deep in conversation with bookseller-to-the-1-percent Glenn Horowitz. While the celeb wattage at Michael's was uncharacteristically low today (hu... [GalleyCat]

Rosanne Cash, Donald Trump's Latest Nemesis & Lessons in PR From Tina Brown's Landlord - Posted October 29, 2014
We missed Judy Collins by a day, but I spotted Rosanne Cash deep in conversation with bookseller-to-the-1-percent Glenn Horowitz. While the celeb wattage at Michael's was uncharacteristically low today (hu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rosanne Cash, Donald Trump's Latest Nemesis & Lessons in PR From Tina Brown's Landlord - Posted October 29, 2014
We missed Judy Collins by a day, but I spotted Rosanne Cash deep in conversation with bookseller-to-the-1-percent Glenn Horowitz. While the celeb wattage at Michael's was uncharacteristically low today (hu... [FishbowlNY]

Michael Caine and Doris Kearns Goodwin |
All is Forgiven, Michael Wolff
- Posted October 8, 2014
The usual suspects who flocked to Michael's today were so busy tucking into their Cobb salads they didn't even notice there was a genuine knight in their midst. No, it wasn't Michael Bloomberg (he's off at Vanity Fair's ... [GalleyCat]

Jon Steinberg on The MailOnline's Plans for World Domination, New Hire Piers Morgan - Posted October 1, 2014
It was a true media mashup at Michael's today as the joint was jam-packed with famous faces (Katie Couric and Barbara Walters at separate tables; ... [GalleyCat]

Jon Steinberg on The MailOnline's Plans for World Domination, New Hire Piers Morgan - Posted October 1, 2014
It was a true media mashup at Michael's today as the joint was jam-packed with famous faces (Katie Couric and Barbara Walters at separate tables; ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jon Steinberg on The MailOnline's Plans for World Domination, New Hire Piers Morgan - Posted October 1, 2014
It was a true media mashup at Michael's today as the joint was jam-packed with famous faces (Katie Couric and Barbara Walters at separate tables; ... [FishbowlNY]

Ed Rollins, Norah O'Donnell and New England's Next Late Night Star - Posted September 17, 2014
The mood was downright festive at Michael's today as the usual suspects celebrated various milestones between bites of their Cobb salads. On Table One, Politico Ed Rollins and his wife, Shari Rollins, toasted Ed's good h... [GalleyCat]

Ed Rollins, Norah O'Donnell and New England's Next Late Night Star - Posted September 17, 2014
The mood was downright festive at Michael's today as the usual suspects celebrated various milestones between bites of their Cobb salads. On Table One, Politico Ed Rollins and his wife, Shari Rollins, toasted Ed's good h... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ed Rollins, Norah O'Donnell and New England's Next Late Night Star - Posted September 17, 2014
The mood was downright festive at Michael's today as the usual suspects celebrated various milestones between bites of their Cobb salads. On Table One, Politico Ed Rollins and his wife, Shari Rollins, toasted Ed's good h... [FishbowlNY]

Special Fashion Week Edition! Dishing With the Designer Who Makes Taylor Swift Shine - Posted September 10, 2014
With Fashion Week in full swing, the crowd at Michael's today was full of stylistas (Glamour's Connie Anne Phillips, Tom Ford's CEO Tom Mendenhall) and media moguls (... [GalleyCat]

Special Fashion Week Edition! Dishing With the Designer Who Makes Taylor Swift Shine - Posted September 10, 2014
With Fashion Week in full swing, the crowd at Michael's today was full of stylistas (Glamour's Connie Anne Phillips, Tom Ford's CEO Tom Mendenhall) and media moguls (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Special Fashion Week Edition! Dishing With the Designer Who Makes Taylor Swift Shine - Posted September 10, 2014
With Fashion Week in full swing, the crowd at Michael's today was full of stylistas (Glamour's Connie Anne Phillips, Tom Ford's CEO Tom Mendenhall) and media moguls (... [FishbowlNY]

Fern Mallis and One Criminally Dressed Designer | Dishing With a Global Ambassador - Posted July 23, 2014
It's been somewhat of a mixed bag at Michael's this month with plenty of the famous faces usually spotted on Wednesdays having already hightailed it outta here for the Hamptons, Nantucket and other chichi vacation spots. Between TCA, Allen & Co.'s recent summit for movers and shakers and the seemingly daily... [GalleyCat]

Fern Mallis and One Criminally Dressed Designer | Dishing With a Global Ambassador - Posted July 23, 2014
It's been somewhat of a mixed bag at Michael's this month with plenty of the famous faces usually spotted on Wednesdays having already hightailed it outta here for the Hamptons, Nantucket and other chichi vacation spots. Between TCA, Allen & Co.'s recent summit for movers and shakers and the seemingly daily... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fern Mallis and One Criminally Dressed Designer | Dishing With a Global Ambassador - Posted July 23, 2014
It's been somewhat of a mixed bag at Michael's this month with plenty of the famous faces usually spotted on Wednesdays having already hightailed it outta here for the Hamptons, Nantucket and other chichi vacation spots. Between TCA, Allen & Co.'s recent summit for movers and shakers and the seemingly daily... [FishbowlNY]

The Media Mob Featuring Bob Barnett and Jack Kliger | Disney's Fabulous New Foodie - Posted July 16, 2014
If you were to find the appropriate food metaphor for a Wednesdays at Michael's I'd say it's a tasty stew served hot with a number of surprise ingredients that can spice things up at a moment's notice. That's precisely what happened today when I was joined by passionate foodie and patron... [GalleyCat]

The Media Mob Featuring Bob Barnett and Jack Kliger | Disney's Fabulous New Foodie - Posted July 16, 2014
If you were to find the appropriate food metaphor for a Wednesdays at Michael's I'd say it's a tasty stew served hot with a number of surprise ingredients that can spice things up at a moment's notice. That's precisely what happened today when I was joined by passionate foodie and patron... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Media Mob Featuring Bob Barnett and Jack Kliger | Disney's Fabulous New Foodie - Posted July 16, 2014
If you were to find the appropriate food metaphor for a Wednesdays at Michael's I'd say it's a tasty stew served hot with a number of surprise ingredients that can spice things up at a moment's notice. That's precisely what happened today when I was joined by passionate foodie and patron... [FishbowlNY]

Kerry Kennedy, David Zinczenko and Exclusive Dish From Monica Lewinsky's New PR Guru - Posted June 18, 2014
We missed all the big doings on Monday when President Bill Clinton was at Michael's for a private lunch in the Garden Room and stuck around to press the flesh in the dining room on his way out the door. Oh well, next time. Today, the usual suspects were, as usual,... [GalleyCat]

Kerry Kennedy, David Zinczenko and Exclusive Dish From Monica Lewinsky's New PR Guru - Posted June 18, 2014
We missed all the big doings on Monday when President Bill Clinton was at Michael's for a private lunch in the Garden Room and stuck around to press the flesh in the dining room on his way out the door. Oh well, next time. Today, the usual suspects were, as usual,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kerry Kennedy, David Zinczenko and Exclusive Dish From Monica Lewinsky's New PR Guru - Posted June 18, 2014
We missed all the big doings on Monday when President Bill Clinton was at Michael's for a private lunch in the Garden Room and stuck around to press the flesh in the dining room on his way out the door. Oh well, next time. Today, the usual suspects were, as usual,... [FishbowlNY]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [GalleyCat]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [morningmedianewsfeed]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [FishbowlNY]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted May 7, 2014
-If you've ever wondered what "One out of every seven children die before their fifth birthday" or the word "diarrhea" sound like when delivered by a model attempting to be sexy, Big Block Live and Save The Children have got you covered (video above). ... [AgencySpy]

Bob Barnett, 'Million Dollar Decorators' and the Guys Behind Bradley Cooper's Boxer-Briefs - Posted April 30, 2014
We, not of the town car set, braved the elements to get to Michael's today and once we dried off, found plenty of the usual suspects at their perches doing the power lunch thing, despite the monsoon. In attendance: attorney-to-the-A-List Bob Barnett... [GalleyCat]

Bob Barnett, Million Dollar Decorators and the Guys Behind Bradley Cooper's Boxer-Briefs - Posted April 30, 2014
We, not of the town car set, braved the elements to get to Michael's today and once we dried off, found plenty of the usual suspects at their perches doing the power lunch thing, despite the monsoon. In attendance: attorney-to-the-A-List Bob Barnett... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bob Barnett, Million Dollar Decorators and the Guys Behind Bradley Cooper's Boxer-Briefs - Posted April 30, 2014
We, not of the town car set, braved the elements to get to Michael's today and once we dried off, found plenty of the usual suspects at their perches doing the power lunch thing, despite the monsoon. In attendance: attorney-to-the-A-List Bob Barnett... [FishbowlNY]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [GalleyCat]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [FishbowlNY]

Carole Radziwill on Her New Book and Dueling With Bravo's Delusional Diva - Posted March 19, 2014
When I first made my date to have lunch with Carole Radziwill some time ago, I was looking forward to talking to her about her first novel, The Widow's Guid... [GalleyCat]

Carole Radziwill on Her New Book and Dueling With Bravo's Delusional Diva - Posted March 19, 2014
When I first made my date to have lunch with Carole Radziwill some time ago, I was looking forward to talking to her about her first novel, The Widow's Guid... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Carole Radziwill on Her New Book and Dueling With Bravo's Delusional Diva - Posted March 19, 2014
When I first made my date to have lunch with Carole Radziwill some time ago, I was looking forward to talking to her about her first novel, The Widow's Guid... [FishbowlNY]

Elizabeth Vargas, Harold Ford and the Latest on The Matrix Awards - Posted March 5, 2014
I was joined today by Liz Kaplow, president and CEO of the eponymous marketing communications firm she started in 1991. Kaplow's client list is full of industry leaders, including Target, Unilever, Timex, CVS and Laura Mercier. I'v... [GalleyCat]

Elizabeth Vargas, Harold Ford and the Latest on The Matrix Awards - Posted March 5, 2014
I was joined today by Liz Kaplow, president and CEO of the eponymous marketing communications firm she started in 1991. Kaplow's client list is full of industry leaders, including Target, Unilever, Timex, CVS and Laura Mercier. I'v... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elizabeth Vargas, Harold Ford and the Latest on The Matrix Awards - Posted March 5, 2014
I was joined today by Liz Kaplow, president and CEO of the eponymous marketing communications firm she started in 1991. Kaplow's client list is full of industry leaders, including Target, Unilever, Timex, CVS and Laura Mercier. I'v... [FishbowlNY]

David Zaslav, John Sykes, Susan Spencer and the Dish on What Bill Clinton Did Last Night - Posted February 12, 2014
It turns out the third time was the charm for my long-delayed lunch with Woman's Day EIC Susan Spencer. Having been kept away from Michael's first by the onset of the polar vortex and then, a few weeks later, by the snowstorm of th... [GalleyCat]

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider - Posted January 15, 2014
It must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider - Posted January 15, 2014
It must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, ... [FishbowlNY]

Exclusive! The First Interview With Dr. Oz on His New Hearst Title - Posted January 8, 2014
We understand that the deadline for Oscar voters to send in their ballots is today, but we're still more than a little miffed that we missed seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Dern and Richard Gere by a day. A little birdie told us Paramount threw a schmoozefest in the middle ... [AllTwitter]

Exclusive! The First Interview With Dr. Oz on His New Hearst Title - Posted January 8, 2014
We understand that the deadline for Oscar voters to send in their ballots is today, but we're still more than a little miffed that we missed seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Dern and Richard Gere by a day. A little birdie told us Paramount threw a schmoozefest in the middle ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Exclusive! The First Interview With Dr. Oz on His New Hearst Title - Posted January 8, 2014
We understand that the deadline for Oscar voters to send in their ballots is today, but we're still more than a little miffed that we missed seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Dern and Richard Gere by a day. A little birdie told us Paramount threw a schmoozefest in the middle ... [FishbowlNY]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [GalleyCat]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [FishbowlNY]

Paul Caine Sounds Off on Radio's Next Act - Posted October 16, 2013
It was wall-to-wall mavens and moguls at Michael's today with EICs of those swanky design books (Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Veranda) holding court in one corner of the dining room (I guess living well really is the best revenge), while the usual bold-faced names and social swans exc... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Paul Caine Sounds Off on Radio's Next Act - Posted October 16, 2013
It was wall-to-wall mavens and moguls at Michael's today with EICs of those swanky design books (Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Veranda) holding court in one corner of the dining room (I guess living well really is the best revenge), while the usual bold-faced names and social swans exc... [FishbowlNY]

David Zinczenko, Jack Kliger and The Man Most Unlikely to Wind Up at Michael's - Posted September 11, 2013
As faithful readers know, we endeavor to give our rundown of the movers and shakers who show up at Michael's every Wednesday a cheeky spin so as not to take ourselves too seriously about the whole power lunch thing. Today, aside from the obvious reason not to make light of an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Zinczenko, Jack Kliger and The Man Most Unlikely to Wind Up at Michael's - Posted September 11, 2013
As faithful readers know, we endeavor to give our rundown of the movers and shakers who show up at Michael's every Wednesday a cheeky spin so as not to take ourselves too seriously about the whole power lunch thing. Today, aside from the obvious reason not to make light of an... [FishbowlNY]

David Pecker Holds Court; David Zaslav Jumps the Shark - Posted July 31, 2013
It's been a head-spinning summer of celebrity sightings and media maven mashups at 55th and Fifth, but today at Michael's the mogul quotient was completely off the charts. I knew it was going to be one of those days when Discovery Communications honcho David Za... [GalleyCat]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [GalleyCat]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [FishbowlNY]

Dishing With Countess LuAnn de Lesseps; Willie Geist and Lawrence O'Donnell Hold Court - Posted July 10, 2013
The oppressive heat couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. I haven't seen the place this crowded in ages as most tables were set for four (or more). In fact, the place was so jam packed that TV Guide magazine acting CEO and Wednesday regular ... [GalleyCat]

A Rodale Refugee Reunion; Christine Lahti Penning a Memoir? - Posted June 5, 2013
As faithful readers of this column know, in the meta media universe that is Wednesdays at Michael's, there is no end to the way fellow diners are connected. I was joined today by Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Rodale Refugee Reunion; Christine Lahti Penning a Memoir? - Posted June 5, 2013
As faithful readers of this column know, in the meta media universe that is Wednesdays at Michael's, there is no end to the way fellow diners are connected. I was joined today by Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest and ... [FishbowlNY]

Dishing With Scandal's Tony Goldwyn; Catching Up With Michael Strahan - Posted May 29, 2013
It was a regular boys club at Michael's today with not one, but two football legends (Michael Strahan, Frank Gifford), several captains of industry (William Lauder, Jonathan Tisch), publishing hot shots (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dishing With Scandal's Tony Goldwyn; Catching Up With Michael Strahan - Posted May 29, 2013
It was a regular boys club at Michael's today with not one, but two football legends (Michael Strahan, Frank Gifford), several captains of industry (William Lauder, Jonathan Tisch), publishing hot shots (... [FishbowlNY]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [FishbowlLA]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [FishbowlNY]

Willie Geist's Parenting Advice to Kanye West; Star Jones Celebrates a Birthday - Posted March 27, 2013
After the last few head-spinning Wednesdays at Michael's kept me ricocheting between Hollywood A-listers (Meg Ryan) and tabloid targets (Rachel Uchitel), it was something of a relief to turn my attention to the restaurant's core constituency of authors and their agents (remember books?) who have always viewed the dini... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Willie Geist's Parenting Advice to Kanye West; Star Jones Celebrates a Birthday - Posted March 27, 2013
After the last few head-spinning Wednesdays at Michael's kept me ricocheting between Hollywood A-listers (Meg Ryan) and tabloid targets (Rachel Uchitel), it was something of a relief to turn my attention to the restaurant's core constituency of authors and their agents (remember books?) who have always viewed the dini... [FishbowlNY]

Meg Ryan and Judith Regan "Below the Radar" on Table One - Posted March 13, 2013
The spring power lunch season has officially begun at Michael's with plenty of famous faces and talking heads (Charles Grodin, Star Jones, ... [FishbowlLA]

Joe Kernen Settles a Bet, Plus the Return of Michael Wolff - Posted March 6, 2013
Threats of yet another winter storm (We're begging for mercy!) didn't keep the faithful from Michael's today. In fact, the dining room was even more crowded than usual as some of the city's biggest hot shots cooled their heels at the bar and in the lounge as they waited to be... [FishbowlLA]

Joe Kernen Settles a Bet, Plus the Return of Michael Wolff - Posted March 6, 2013
Threats of yet another winter storm (We're begging for mercy!) didn't keep the faithful from Michael's today. In fact, the dining room was even more crowded than usual as some of the city's biggest hot shots cooled their heels at the bar and in the lounge as they waited to be... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Joe Kernen Settles a Bet, Plus the Return of Michael Wolff - Posted March 6, 2013
Threats of yet another winter storm (We're begging for mercy!) didn't keep the faithful from Michael's today. In fact, the dining room was even more crowded than usual as some of the city's biggest hot shots cooled their heels at the bar and in the lounge as they waited to be... [FishbowlNY]

Maxim to Launch Cologne Line - Posted January 29, 2013
Maxim, the magazine for dudes who enjoy being dudes, is launching a fragrance line. Alpha Media Group, Maxim's parent, is partnering with Omni Scents to produce the Maxim Fragrance Collection, due to hit shelves this fall. "The Maxim brand continues to resonate with men around the globe," sai... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Maxim to Launch Cologne Line - Posted January 29, 2013
Maxim, the magazine for dudes who enjoy being dudes, is launching a fragrance line. Alpha Media Group, Maxim's parent, is partnering with Omni Scents to produce the Maxim Fragrance Collection, due to hit shelves this fall. "The Maxim brand continues to resonate with men around the globe," sai... [FishbowlNY]

Lesley Stahl, Cynthia McFadden & Lindsay Lohan's Interior Decorator - Posted January 23, 2013
Even the arctic temperatures couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The scene at 55th and Fifth was, although celebrity-free (unless you count a cast member from "The Real Housewives of New York City) even wilder than usual. The media mavens (Les... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lesley Stahl, Cynthia McFadden & Lindsay Lohan's Interior Decorator - Posted January 23, 2013
Even the arctic temperatures couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The scene at 55th and Fifth was, although celebrity-free (unless you count a cast member from "The Real Housewives of New York City) even wilder than usual. The media mavens (Les... [FishbowlNY]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlLA]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlNY]

Bette Midler, Blythe Danner and Chris Noth's Advice for President Obama - Posted October 10, 2012
If you felt the tremors in midtown around noon, it's because 55th and Fifth nearly buckled under the weight of all the star power at Michael's today. Between the Hollywood A-listers (Bette Midler, ... [FishbowlLA]

Star Jones, Charlie Rose and Manhattan's Most Discreet Fine Jeweler - Posted October 3, 2012
The line to get into Michael's snaked onto the sidewalk today as the fall power lunch season finally got under way. There were talking heads (Star Jones, Charlie Rose... [FishbowlLA]

Anderson Cooper, Andrew Stein and Serenading Socialites - Posted May 23, 2012
The scene at Michael's today was positively Fellini-esque. Just when the joint was firing on all cylinders (even every seat at the bar was spoken for), the dining room was stunned into silence when the ladies who lunch led by Joan Jakobson at Tab... [FishbowlLA]

Anderson Cooper, Andrew Stein and Serenading Socialites - Posted May 23, 2012
The scene at Michael's today was positively Fellini-esque. Just when the joint was firing on all cylinders (even every seat at the bar was spoken for), the dining room was stunned into silence when the ladies who lunch led by Joan Jakobson at Tab... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Anderson Cooper, Andrew Stein and Serenading Socialites - Posted May 23, 2012
The scene at Michael's today was positively Fellini-esque. Just when the joint was firing on all cylinders (even every seat at the bar was spoken for), the dining room was stunned into silence when the ladies who lunch led by Joan Jakobson at Tab... [FishbowlNY]

Moguls on the Menu: Brian Grazer, Tom Freston and Isaac Mizrahi - Posted May 16, 2012
We missed LL Cool J by a day. Oh, well. That's the great thing about Michael's: If it's Wednesday, you can pretty much count on an interesting scene. Today, there was plenty of tasty people watching. On the menu: Brian Grazer an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Moguls on the Menu: Brian Grazer, Tom Freston and Isaac Mizrahi - Posted May 16, 2012
We missed LL Cool J by a day. Oh, well. That's the great thing about Michael's: If it's Wednesday, you can pretty much count on an interesting scene. Today, there was plenty of tasty people watching. On the menu: Brian Grazer an... [FishbowlNY]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [FishbowlLA]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [FishbowlNY]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [FishbowlNY]

Rick Fox, Arianna Huffington and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted June 8, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with movers and shakers jammed into every corner. I was so glad I got there early and was able to chat with Rick Fox and his girlfriend ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rick Fox, Arianna Huffington and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted June 8, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with movers and shakers jammed into every corner. I was so glad I got there early and was able to chat with Rick Fox and his girlfriend ... [FishbowlNY]

David Zinczenko, Keith Kelly and The Media Mavens - Posted February 23, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Sorry, but you can't expect dish about an Oscar winner every week. (We're still reeling from our brush with Cate Blanchett in the dining room last Wednesday!) We're chalking it up to school vacati... [FishbowlLA]

Joel Klein, Diana Taylor and the December Diehards - Posted December 1, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back on the Michael's beat after a two week absence (Word to the wise: Get that flu shot!). I'm happy to report the monsoon-like rains didn't keep those dining room diehards away, although the mood was a bit more subdued than usual. The place... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Joel Klein, Diana Taylor and the December Diehards - Posted December 1, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back on the Michael's beat after a two week absence (Word to the wise: Get that flu shot!). I'm happy to report the monsoon-like rains didn't keep those dining room diehards away, although the mood was a bit more subdued than usual. The place... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: 'Bag Lady' & Madoff Victim Alexandra Penney: 'Writing Well is the Best Revenge!' - Posted January 27, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Things must be looking up in the journalism biz, because Michael's dining room was jam packed with media folks of every stripe. While CEOs and spinmeisters held court from their usual perches, writers and editors were shoehorned in all over the place. I was glad I got there earl... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: 'Bag Lady' & Madoff Victim Alexandra Penney: 'Writing Well is the Best Revenge!' - Posted January 27, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Things must be looking up in the journalism biz, because Michael's dining room was jam packed with media folks of every stripe. While CEOs and spinmeisters held court from their usual perches, writers and editors were shoehorned in all over the place. I was glad I got there earl... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Warren Buffett Dines & Dashes - Posted November 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE How about a side order of sound investment advice with that salmon? When none other than Warren Buffett showed up at Michael's today, every head in the dining room turned his way. Even if he is... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Warren Buffett Dines & Dashes - Posted November 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE How about a side order of sound investment advice with that salmon? When none other than Warren Buffett showed up at Michael's today, every head in the dining room turned his way. Even if he is... [FishbowlNY]

Layoffs At TV Guide Include Publisher - Posted October 2, 2009
TV Guide cut a handful of staffers yesterday, including publisher Pete Haeffner, according t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Layoffs At TV Guide Include Publisher - Posted October 2, 2009
TV Guide cut a handful of staffers yesterday, including publisher Pete Haeffner, according t... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Christiane Amanpour Draws an A-List Crowd - Posted September 16, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE On the menu at Michael's today: a tasty stew of media mavens and moguls with a heaping helping of famous faces on the side. We could barely keep up with the goings-on in the dining room, since every other minute there was some boldface name heading to the Garden... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Christiane Amanpour Draws an A-List Crowd - Posted September 16, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE On the menu at Michael's today: a tasty stew of media mavens and moguls with a heaping helping of famous faces on the side. We could barely keep up with the goings-on in the dining room, since every other minute there was some boldface name heading to the Garden... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: The Lo-Cal Edition with Ron Perelman - Posted July 8, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Now that summer is in full swing, the usual mix of movers and shakers at Michael's was a bit on the light side today. But Ron Perelman was there, proving this is no time to slack off if you're a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: The Lo-Cal Edition with Ron Perelman - Posted July 8, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Now that summer is in full swing, the usual mix of movers and shakers at Michael's was a bit on the light side today. But Ron Perelman was there, proving this is no time to slack off if you're a ... [FishbowlNY]

The Printed Blog Stops Printing|Gannett Names New Communciations VP|Newspaper Ad Fail|Kliger Joins TV Guide|Bercovici Not Working For Mediaite -- Now He's Ranked 152 - Posted July 7, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Printed Blog Stops Printing|Gannett Names New Communciations VP|Newspaper Ad Fail|Kliger Joins TV Guide|Bercovici Not Working For Mediaite -- Now He's Ranked 152 - Posted July 7, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Blacker Gives Career Reinvention Advice In "You Can't Fall Off The Floor" - Posted June 8, 2009
Steve Blacker, who's worked at Time, Playboy, Money Magazine, Village Voice, New York Post, Cue Magazine, Medical Economics, Ski View, American Heritage, and tons more, is dishing out the advice in his new book, "You Can't Fall Off The Floor." Since, as Blacker says, "getting a... [MediaJobsDaily]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Dishing With The Usual Suspects - Posted March 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The regulars were out in force today at Michael's as media mavens, moguls and social types were deep in conversation around the jam-packed dining room. Everyone, it seems, had plenty to talk about, including the terrible news of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Dishing With The Usual Suspects - Posted March 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The regulars were out in force today at Michael's as media mavens, moguls and social types were deep in conversation around the jam-packed dining room. Everyone, it seems, had plenty to talk about, including the terrible news of ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of The Usual Suspects - Posted March 4, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of 'Lunch' today. After all, you can't expect to indulge in a diet rich in celebs and boldface names every week. We've spoiled you, I know. (By the way, if you're looking to chat with some big-time media mavens and news makers, don't miss the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of The Usual Suspects - Posted March 4, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of 'Lunch' today. After all, you can't expect to indulge in a diet rich in celebs and boldface names every week. We've spoiled you, I know. (By the way, if you're looking to chat with some big-time media mavens and news makers, don't miss the... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Andre Leon Talley -- Media Star! - Posted February 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Blythe Danner by a day. Too bad, I would have loved to have asked her what she thinks of her daughter's goofy -- but strangely compelling -- Web site, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Andre Leon Talley -- Media Star! - Posted February 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Blythe Danner by a day. Too bad, I would have loved to have asked her what she thinks of her daughter's goofy -- but strangely compelling -- Web site, ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Special Post-Inauguration Edition - Posted January 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood was festive at Michael's today, with plenty of Obama buttons on display and lots of talk about the president's stirring inaugural address. Jack Kliger told me, "I thought the whole thing ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Special Post-Inauguration Edition - Posted January 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood was festive at Michael's today, with plenty of Obama buttons on display and lots of talk about the president's stirring inaugural address. Jack Kliger told me, "I thought the whole thing ... [FishbowlNY]

Kliger Out at Hachette Filipacchi? - Posted September 3, 2008
Back in June we reported that Jack Kliger was stepping down as CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media to be replaced by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kliger Out at Hachette Filipacchi? - Posted September 3, 2008
Back in June we reported that Jack Kliger was stepping down as CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media to be replaced by ... [FishbowlNY]

Economic Slowdown Hits Home; Shelter Mag Shuttered - Posted August 21, 2008
Have something to write Home about? You'll have to send it elsewhere, because Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. has announced that it will suspend publication of (i.e., close) the home design and remodeling-focused magazine that it... [UnBeige]

Barry Diller: "Editorship Is Going To Emerge As the Real Value-Add" - Posted January 30, 2008
IAC chairman Barry Diller introduces Tina Brown at today's MPA/ASME awards Though we snuck in sometime between the salad and the sea bass at today's Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at Manhattan's Gotham Hall, we still managed to squeeze in some QT with the F.O.T's* and the S.O.B's* at today's Magazine Publishers... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barry Diller: "Editorship Is Going To Emerge As the Real Value-Add" - Posted January 30, 2008
IAC chairman Barry Diller introduces Tina Brown at today's MPA/ASME awards Though we snuck in sometime between the salad and the sea bass at today's Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at Manhattan's Gotham Hall, we still managed to squeeze in some QT with the F.O.T's* and the S.O.B's* at today's Magazine Publishers... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Wesley Clark & A Model Mystery - Posted April 25, 2007
We missed Jane Fonda by a day. Today's lunch crowd was lacking the star power we've come to expect on our weekly visits so while we were disappointed our usual perch at the bar had been usurped by an unidentified exec, we didn't miss much from our less than... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Wesley Clark & A Model Mystery - Posted April 25, 2007
We missed Jane Fonda by a day. Today's lunch crowd was lacking the star power we've come to expect on our weekly visits so while we were disappointed our usual perch at the bar had been usurped by an unidentified exec, we didn't miss much from our less than... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [FishbowlNY]

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