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Dishing With a Downton Abbey Star - Posted November 6, 2013
There are Michael's lunches and then there are Michael's lunches. Over the course of all the years I've been chronicling the scene on Wednesdays at 55th and Fifth for this column, I've had plenty of occasion to dine and dish with the famous and infamous, strivers and stars and more than... [GalleyCat]

Dishing With a Downton Abbey Star - Posted November 6, 2013
There are Michael's lunches and then there are Michael's lunches. Over the course of all the years I've been chronicling the scene on Wednesdays at 55th and Fifth for this column, I've had plenty of occasion to dine and dish with the famous and infamous, strivers and stars and more than... [Fishbowl NY]

Dishing With a Downton Abbey Star - Posted November 6, 2013
There are Michael's lunches and then there are Michael's lunches. Over the course of all the years I've been chronicling the scene on Wednesdays at 55th and Fifth for this column, I've had plenty of occasion to dine and dish with the famous and infamous, strivers and stars and more than... [FishbowlNY]

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 ... [Fishbowl NY]

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 (... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

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]

Tory Burch's Ex Dines With Ron Perelman; Kelly Bensimon Goes Back to School - Posted February 20, 2013
As much as we'd like to, we can't deliver dish from Oscar winners (Shirley MacLaine) and supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova) every week. After a head-spinning cycle of chats with A-listers, the celebrity quotient at Michael's was of the l... [Fishbowl NY]

Tory Burch's Ex Dines With Ron Perelman; Kelly Bensimon Goes Back to School - Posted February 20, 2013
As much as we'd like to, we can't deliver dish from Oscar winners (Shirley MacLaine) and supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova) every week. After a head-spinning cycle of chats with A-listers, the celebrity quotient at Michael's was of the l... [FishbowlNY]

Naomi Campbell and Her Supermodel Castmates Dish About Their New 'Face' - Posted February 6, 2013
We were more than a little disappointed to learn that we missed Dan Stevens aka Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey when he lunched with producer Paula Wagner at Table One on Monday. (Doesn't he know Wednesday is the day for lunch at Michael's?) Luckily, today's oh-so-fabulous lunch with the cast of... [FishbowlLA]

Minnesota Vikings Player Inks Book Deal for Personal Essay Collection - Posted January 18, 2013
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has landed a book deal with Little, Brown for Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, "a collection of uncensored personal essays on topics ranging from faith to government, from losing in professional athletics to human rights." Publication is set for June 25, 2013. ... [GalleyCat]

Kevin Costner Lands Book Deal - Posted September 13, 2012
Actor Kevin Costner has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint for an adventure series. It begins with The Explorers Guild, Volume One: Passage to Shamb... [semanticweb.com]

Kevin Costner Lands Book Deal - Posted September 13, 2012
Actor Kevin Costner has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint for an adventure series. It begins with The Explorers Guild, Volume One: Passage to Shamb... [GalleyCat]

Cynthia McFadden, Gayle King and Blythe Danner at the Bar - Posted September 12, 2012
School is back in session! The faithful have returned to Michael's and the place was buzzing with activity as the media mavens, talking heads and social swells sailed into the dining room. Table One (Cynthia McFadden, ... [FishbowlLA]

Cynthia McFadden, Gayle King and Blythe Danner at the Bar - Posted September 12, 2012
School is back in session! The faithful have returned to Michael's and the place was buzzing with activity as the media mavens, talking heads and social swells sailed into the dining room. Table One (Cynthia McFadden, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Cynthia McFadden, Gayle King and Blythe Danner at the Bar - Posted September 12, 2012
School is back in session! The faithful have returned to Michael's and the place was buzzing with activity as the media mavens, talking heads and social swells sailed into the dining room. Table One (Cynthia McFadden, ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a Socialite Celebration - Posted August 1, 2012
We were so disappointed to hear we missed Alec Baldwin by a day. A little birdie told me Manhattan's most famous newlywed was in an extremely good mood yesterday as he dined with a mystery gal with a British accent (Attention Andrea Peyser!). Here's another tasty tidbit about the 30 Rock... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a Socialite Celebration - Posted August 1, 2012
We were so disappointed to hear we missed Alec Baldwin by a day. A little birdie told me Manhattan's most famous newlywed was in an extremely good mood yesterday as he dined with a mystery gal with a British accent (Attention Andrea Peyser!). Here's another tasty tidbit about the 30 Rock... [Fishbowl NY]

Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a Socialite Celebration - Posted August 1, 2012
We were so disappointed to hear we missed Alec Baldwin by a day. A little birdie told me Manhattan's most famous newlywed was in an extremely good mood yesterday as he dined with a mystery gal with a British accent (Attention Andrea Peyser!). Here's another tasty tidbit about the 30 Rock... [FishbowlNY]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [Fishbowl NY]

Charlie Rose, Star Jones, Joe Kernan and Jack Welch Hold Court - Posted May 30, 2012
I could just tell the power lunch crowd was (mostly) all business today. The noise level was considerably lower than in past weeks -- who needs your neighbor to learn about your next big move before it hits "Page Six"? -- and the table hopping was kept to a minimum. It... [FishbowlNY]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [FishbowlLA]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [Fishbowl NY]

Spike Lee, Jon Meacham and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted May 9, 2012
It's been a big week for movie moguls at Michael's. Harvey Weinstein was here on Monday, and Spike Lee showed up for the second time in a six days. Who needs Hollywood? Besides the slew of 'producers' cooking up their next big deal over... [FishbowlNY]

Real Housewife Melissa Gorga Dishes on Her Sister-in-Law From Hell - Posted November 30, 2011
Slow moving holiday tourists and presidential motorcades be damned. Nothing could keep the faithful away from Michael's today. With the place decked out in its holiday finery, the mood was like a swanky office party on steroids. While the usual suspects and a cool visitor from California (producer/composer ... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [Fishbowl NY]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [FishbowlNY]

Alexis Glick Dishes with Michelle Paterson, NY Republican Chair Talks Turner Victory - Posted September 14, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was a tasty mix of media mavens with a heaping helping of politicos and a dash of flash with a very tall L.A. Laker. (We don't follow basketball, but several guys in the room made sure we knew it was Matt Barnes... [FishbowlLA]

Glenn Close and Damages Cast Celebrate Season Four - Posted June 29, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Before dashing off to their summer cottages in the Hamptons for the long holiday weekend, the media mavens and moguls were at their regular perches at Michael's today for a bit of last minute networking. It was SRO at the bar and the dining room was jam pa... [SocialTimes.com]

Glenn Close and Damages Cast Celebrate Season Four - Posted June 29, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Before dashing off to their summer cottages in the Hamptons for the long holiday weekend, the media mavens and moguls were at their regular perches at Michael's today for a bit of last minute networking. It was SRO at the bar and the dining room was jam pa... [Fishbowl NY]

Glenn Close and Damages Cast Celebrate Season Four - Posted June 29, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Before dashing off to their summer cottages in the Hamptons for the long holiday weekend, the media mavens and moguls were at their regular perches at Michael's today for a bit of last minute networking. It was SRO at the bar and the dining room was jam pa... [FishbowlNY]

Lauren Manning to Publish 9/11 Memoir - Posted January 11, 2011
World Trade Center attack survivor Lauren Manning has landed... [GalleyCat]

Paul Reiser Lands Book Deal for 'Familyhood' - Posted October 14, 2010
Actor Paul Reiser has inked a deal to publish Familyhood with Hyperion. The book will follow-up on his last two bestsellers, Couplehood... [GalleyCat]

Isaac Mizrahi, Twilight's Kellan Lutz & A Manhattan Madri Gras - Posted October 13, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I attended a fabulous lunch today for Deb Shriver to celebrate the publication of her first book, Stealing Magnolias, due out any minute. It was a festive afternoon befitting the book which is equal parts love lett... [Fishbowl NY]

Isaac Mizrahi, Twilight's Kellan Lutz & A Manhattan Madri Gras - Posted October 13, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I attended a fabulous lunch today for Deb Shriver to celebrate the publication of her first book, Stealing Magnolias, due out any minute. It was a festive afternoon befitting the book which is equal parts love lett... [FishbowlNY]

Does Sopranos Creator David Chase Ever Smile? - Posted June 16, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Michael Douglas by a day. Oh well, there was enough going on with the usual suspects in the Michael's dining room that we barely had time to eat. After making the rounds to check in with the regulars, I saw t... [Fishbowl NY]

Does Sopranos Creator David Chase Ever Smile? - Posted June 16, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Michael Douglas by a day. Oh well, there was enough going on with the usual suspects in the Michael's dining room that we barely had time to eat. After making the rounds to check in with the regulars, I saw t... [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: Johnny Weir Is "Not From Mars," Nate Berkus Readies Transformations - Posted March 3, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE You just never know who's going to turn up at Michael's, and I've learned to expect the unexpected during my weekly lunches. That's just what I got when U.S Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Johnny Weir Is "Not From Mars," Nate Berkus Readies Transformations - Posted March 3, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE You just never know who's going to turn up at Michael's, and I've learned to expect the unexpected during my weekly lunches. That's just what I got when U.S Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Andre Leon Talley Stops By -- and Hugh Jackman is Coming Tonight! - Posted June 3, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Our invitation to tonight's party for Joel Grey hosted by Hugh Jackman and his wife, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Andre Leon Talley Stops By -- and Hugh Jackman is Coming Tonight! - Posted June 3, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Our invitation to tonight's party for Joel Grey hosted by Hugh Jackman and his wife, ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [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, ... [Fishbowl NY]

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: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [FishbowlNY]

Random House Revolving Door Widens Editorial and Marketing/Distribution Dichotomy - Posted June 18, 2007
Last week's post about Daniel Menaker's exit and the larger implications for Random House served as unwitting inspiration for Sara Nelson's column in this week's issue of Publishers Weekly. After recapping what she terms (and I concur is) a "stunning" number of job sw... [GalleyCat]

Weinstein Books' Thin Fall Catalog - Posted May 21, 2007
Last year, Harvey Weinstein's book division at Miramax scored a mini-coup with the Spy magazine anthology. We just received the renamed Weinstein Books debut fall catalog, and ... well, let's put it this way: When the cornerstone of your catalog is a Chris Elliott spoof of Jon Krakauer... [Fishbowl NY]

Weinstein Books' Thin Fall Catalog - Posted May 21, 2007
Last year, Harvey Weinstein's book division at Miramax scored a mini-coup with the Spy magazine anthology. We just received the renamed Weinstein Books debut fall catalog, and ... well, let's put it this way: When the cornerstone of your catalog is a Chris Elliott spoof of Jon Krakauer... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Al Roker, Katie Joel and A Special Birthday Celebration - Posted February 8, 2007
No doubt by attending the Michael's Media Jamboree on a Thursday — due to flu and flood, a day later than mediabistro.com's customary weekly report on the media bigwigs who lunch — things were bound to be a little off-kilter. But as the slightly-less-than-packed c... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Al Roker, Katie Joel and A Special Birthday Celebration - Posted February 8, 2007
No doubt by attending the Michael's Media Jamboree on a Thursday — due to flu and flood, a day later than mediabistro.com's customary weekly report on the media bigwigs who lunch — things were bound to be a little off-kilter. But as the slightly-less-than-packed c... [FishbowlNY]

Regan a Clef and More Publishing-Inspired Books - Posted January 26, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie is the latest reporter to profile Bridie Clark and her debut novel BECAUSE SHE CAN. No matter how much she and Warner Books, the book's publisher, swear up and down that the dragon-lady boss character, Vivian Grant, bears no resemblance to Judith Regan... [GalleyCat]

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