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Sigourney Weaver, Howell Raines and Barbara Walters Enjoying Semi-Retirement - Posted May 21, 2014
There are Wednesdays at Michael's and then there are Wednesday's at Michael's. Today was one of those days. I could hardly keep up with the steady stream of famous faces that sailed past my table and made for some of the best people watching at 55th and Fifth in a long... [GalleyCat]

Sigourney Weaver, Howell Raines and Barbara Walters Enjoying Semi-Retirement - Posted May 21, 2014
There are Wednesdays at Michael's and then there are Wednesday's at Michael's. Today was one of those days. I could hardly keep up with the steady stream of famous faces that sailed past my table and made for some of the best people watching at 55th and Fifth in a long... [Fishbowl NY]

Sigourney Weaver, Howell Raines and Barbara Walters Enjoying Semi-Retirement - Posted May 21, 2014
There are Wednesdays at Michael's and then there are Wednesday's at Michael's. Today was one of those days. I could hardly keep up with the steady stream of famous faces that sailed past my table and made for some of the best people watching at 55th and Fifth in a long... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

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]

Barry Diller, David Zaslav and the Exclusive on Star Jones' TV Plans - Posted October 2, 2013
It was business as usual at Michael's today, which means it was wall-to-wall moguls (Barry Diller, David Zaslav), EICs (... [Fishbowl NY]

Barry Diller, David Zaslav and the Exclusive on Star Jones' TV Plans - Posted October 2, 2013
It was business as usual at Michael's today, which means it was wall-to-wall moguls (Barry Diller, David Zaslav), EICs (... [FishbowlNY]

Back to Business With Walter Isaacson, Joe Kernen and Time Inc.'s CEO - Posted September 4, 2013
We're back! The power lunch crowd eased back into the swing of things with a fairly low key, celeb-free scene at Michael's today. While there were plenty of head honchos filling out the dining room (Time Inc's CEO Joe Ripp, NBCU's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Back to Business With Walter Isaacson, Joe Kernen and Time Inc.'s CEO - Posted September 4, 2013
We're back! The power lunch crowd eased back into the swing of things with a fairly low key, celeb-free scene at Michael's today. While there were plenty of head honchos filling out the dining room (Time Inc's CEO Joe Ripp, NBCU's ... [FishbowlNY]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [Fishbowl NY]

John Sykes, Tommy Hilfiger and a Real-Life Warrior Princess - Posted June 26, 2013
As the faithful readers of this column already know, lunch at Michael's is never really just about lunch, but it is (usually) a lot of fun. And today was no exception. I was invited to join a 'girl's lunch' for author Mindy Budgor hosted by ... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [FishbowlLA]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [FishbowlNY]

Clear Channel Entertainment Hires John Sykes - Posted January 17, 2012
Executive John Sykes has been hired as the new ... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Walters, Harold Ford, Jr. and Bravo's Chris March - Posted October 5, 2011
We could barely keep up with the steady stream of A-listers who poured into Michael's today. When we arrived a little before noon, there was a handful of power brokers quietly hunkering down to business over their Cobb salads in the back of the room. By the time Bravo's latest star,... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Walters, Harold Ford, Jr. and Bravo's Chris March - Posted October 5, 2011
We could barely keep up with the steady stream of A-listers who poured into Michael's today. When we arrived a little before noon, there was a handful of power brokers quietly hunkering down to business over their Cobb salads in the back of the room. By the time Bravo's latest star,... [Fishbowl NY]

Barbara Walters, Harold Ford, Jr. and Bravo's Chris March - Posted October 5, 2011
We could barely keep up with the steady stream of A-listers who poured into Michael's today. When we arrived a little before noon, there was a handful of power brokers quietly hunkering down to business over their Cobb salads in the back of the room. By the time Bravo's latest star,... [FishbowlNY]

Eliot Spitzer on Working for CNN: 'I'm having a barrel of fun!' - Posted April 27, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Although it might not seem like it given the sheer numbers of journalists reporting from England this week, there are plenty of media folk and fashion mavens who aren't headed out of town to cover that little get-together at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The dining room at Michael's was... [SocialTimes.com]

Eliot Spitzer on Working for CNN: 'I'm having a barrel of fun!' - Posted April 27, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Although it might not seem like it given the sheer numbers of journalists reporting from England this week, there are plenty of media folk and fashion mavens who aren't headed out of town to cover that little get-together at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The dining room at Michael's was... [Fishbowl NY]

Eliot Spitzer on Working for CNN: 'I'm having a barrel of fun!' - Posted April 27, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Although it might not seem like it given the sheer numbers of journalists reporting from England this week, there are plenty of media folk and fashion mavens who aren't headed out of town to cover that little get-together at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The dining room at Michael's was... [FishbowlNY]

Sinbad & Family Dish on Their New Reality Show - Posted April 6, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It would have been hard to beat the head-spinning scene that I witnessed at Michael's last Wednesday, but this week came close. A camera crew from WNBC-TV's LX-TV was on hand filming a segment on celebrity lunch spots as the masters of the universe (... [semanticweb.com]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [FishbowlLA]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [Fishbowl NY]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [FishbowlNY]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlLA]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [Fishbowl NY]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlNY]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [FishbowlNY]

John Sykes, Jared Kushner & Moguls on the Make - Posted May 5, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting like recent visitors Michael Douglas and ... [Fishbowl NY]

John Sykes, Jared Kushner & Moguls on the Make - Posted May 5, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting like recent visitors Michael Douglas and ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, and John Sykes Stop By - Posted April 7, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood may have been a little low-key today at Michael's, but we spotted plenty of power players dining and dishing about their next big moves. I was intrigued to see former MTV colleagues John Sykes (now Playlist's CEO) ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, and John Sykes Stop By - Posted April 7, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood may have been a little low-key today at Michael's, but we spotted plenty of power players dining and dishing about their next big moves. I was intrigued to see former MTV colleagues John Sykes (now Playlist's CEO) ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: James Cameron's Oscar Campaign Comes to Michael's - Posted February 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was Hollywood on the Hudson at Michael's today as Peggy Siegal hosted one of her legendary lunches right smack in the middle of the dining room. Today's guest of honor was ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: James Cameron's Oscar Campaign Comes to Michael's - Posted February 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was Hollywood on the Hudson at Michael's today as Peggy Siegal hosted one of her legendary lunches right smack in the middle of the dining room. Today's guest of honor was ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: What Recession? Michael's Keeps Buzzing with Walter Isaacson, John Sykes & The Gang - Posted October 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The power lunch lives! While budgets are being slashed all over town, if the media mavens at the top are feeling the pinch, they're determined not to show it. For the past several weeks, I've noticed that Michael's is back to its pre-Great Recession level of buzz with a... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: What Recession? Michael's Keeps Buzzing with Walter Isaacson, John Sykes & The Gang - Posted October 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The power lunch lives! While budgets are being slashed all over town, if the media mavens at the top are feeling the pinch, they're determined not to show it. For the past several weeks, I've noticed that Michael's is back to its pre-Great Recession level of buzz with a... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Joe Scarborough, and the Summer Die-Hards - Posted August 6, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE With the dog days of summer upon us, the usual suspects at Michael's are soldiering on over their Cobb salads until it's time to take off those last few weeks of the month to the Hamptons, Nantucket or some other sun-filled spot ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Joe Scarborough, and the Summer Die-Hards - Posted August 6, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE With the dog days of summer upon us, the usual suspects at Michael's are soldiering on over their Cobb salads until it's time to take off those last few weeks of the month to the Hamptons, Nantucket or some other sun-filled spot ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Presidential Politics & Brian Grazer - Posted September 12, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The media mavens, captains of industry and money men were out in full force today where a heaping helping of presidential politics were on the menu. Mayor Joe Armstrong, fresh off his latest trip to Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp hosted ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Presidential Politics & Brian Grazer - Posted September 12, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The media mavens, captains of industry and money men were out in full force today where a heaping helping of presidential politics were on the menu. Mayor Joe Armstrong, fresh off his latest trip to Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp hosted ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown, Downright Subdued - Posted March 14, 2007
On the menu at today's lunch: a tasty stew of pop culture icons, publishing legends and power brokers — with a side of TV's young-ish guns. There must have been big things afoot. Instead of the usual glad-handing and table-hopping, most diners were deep in conversatio... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown, Downright Subdued - Posted March 14, 2007
On the menu at today's lunch: a tasty stew of pop culture icons, publishing legends and power brokers — with a side of TV's young-ish guns. There must have been big things afoot. Instead of the usual glad-handing and table-hopping, most diners were deep in conversatio... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers Keeps An Eye On The Door - Posted January 24, 2007
It was a typically atypical lunch crowd today at Michael's — Tom Brokaw here, Joan Rivers there, Cobb salads everywhere — making the Diet Cokes and Pellegrinos go down like fine wine. A quartet of Rubensteins — Howard, Richar... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers Keeps An Eye On The Door - Posted January 24, 2007
It was a typically atypical lunch crowd today at Michael's — Tom Brokaw here, Joan Rivers there, Cobb salads everywhere — making the Diet Cokes and Pellegrinos go down like fine wine. A quartet of Rubensteins — Howard, Richar... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: A Kareem Dream - Posted January 10, 2007
It's official — the holidays are over! It's back to business, people! Now that the weather has finally turned cold (it is January, after all), things are heating up once again at Michael's. The dining room was abuzz with the usual mix of movers and shakers, mo... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: A Kareem Dream - Posted January 10, 2007
It's official — the holidays are over! It's back to business, people! Now that the weather has finally turned cold (it is January, after all), things are heating up once again at Michael's. The dining room was abuzz with the usual mix of movers and shakers, mo... [FishbowlNY]

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