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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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Exclusive: David Zinczenko on AMI's New Deal | Ousted Obama Insider Turns Heads - Posted July 9, 2014
Things were pretty quiet at Michael's today as many of the media mavens, social swans and talking heads were still away in the Hamptons this week. We, not of the summer cottage set, ventured to 55th and Fifth for our lunch with David Zinczenko... [Fishbowl NY]

Exclusive: David Zinczenko on AMI's New Deal | Ousted Obama Insider Turns Heads - Posted July 9, 2014
Things were pretty quiet at Michael's today as many of the media mavens, social swans and talking heads were still away in the Hamptons this week. We, not of the summer cottage set, ventured to 55th and Fifth for our lunch with David Zinczenko... [FishbowlNY]

Tom Brokaw and the Inside Track From New York's Democratic National Committeeman - Posted June 25, 2014
It was business as usual at Michael's today as the regulars (Jerry Inzerillo, William Lauder) packed the dining room before the summer vacation season kicks off next week. Plenty of heads... [GalleyCat]

Tom Brokaw and the Inside Track From New York's Democratic National Committeeman - Posted June 25, 2014
It was business as usual at Michael's today as the regulars (Jerry Inzerillo, William Lauder) packed the dining room before the summer vacation season kicks off next week. Plenty of heads... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Brokaw and the Inside Track From New York's Democratic National Committeeman - Posted June 25, 2014
It was business as usual at Michael's today as the regulars (Jerry Inzerillo, William Lauder) packed the dining room before the summer vacation season kicks off next week. Plenty of heads... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Laurie Dhue, Harold Ford and the Man Who Once Ruled Primetime - Posted March 12, 2014
We're serving up a low-cal version of "Lunch" today because the catastrophic events in Harlem kept us from doing our scheduled interview at the appointed hour. Despite the transportation disruptions in and around the city, it was business as usual for the mavens, moguls and strivers who turned up at Michael's... [Fishbowl NY]

Laurie Dhue, Harold Ford and the Man Who Once Ruled Primetime - Posted March 12, 2014
We're serving up a low-cal version of "Lunch" today because the catastrophic events in Harlem kept us from doing our scheduled interview at the appointed hour. Despite the transportation disruptions in and around the city, it was business as usual for the mavens, moguls and strivers who turned up at Michael's... [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]

Bonnie Fuller, Jill Zarin and Why Jeff Greenfield Skipped This Year's State of the Union Address - Posted January 29, 2014
You'd never know hell had officially frozen over if you'd been at Michael's today. The forsythias were in bloom, a few intrepid media mavens were barelegged (I kid you not) and the power-lunch scene was firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, my date was detained in the studio shooting a popular television... [GalleyCat]

Norm Pearlstine Networks With Bonnie Fuller - Posted December 4, 2013
We're going to file this week's lunch in under 'The more things change, the more they stay the same.' Aside from a dining room full of the usual Wednesdays at Michael's suspects, comprised of moguls (Barry Diller), media mavens (... [Fishbowl NY]

Norm Pearlstine Networks With Bonnie Fuller - Posted December 4, 2013
We're going to file this week's lunch in under 'The more things change, the more they stay the same.' Aside from a dining room full of the usual Wednesdays at Michael's suspects, comprised of moguls (Barry Diller), media mavens (... [FishbowlNY]

Tales From a True Downton Abbey Thoroughbred - Posted November 20, 2013
After being felled by a brutal bug (which I picked up in my doctor's office while waiting for my flu shot) last week, I was glad to be back at 55th and Fifth today where I embarked on the second leg of my own personal trifecta of reporting on every aspect... [GalleyCat]

Tales From a True Downton Abbey Thoroughbred - Posted November 20, 2013
After being felled by a brutal bug (which I picked up in my doctor's office while waiting for my flu shot) last week, I was glad to be back at 55th and Fifth today where I embarked on the second leg of my own personal trifecta of reporting on every aspect... [Fishbowl NY]

Tales From a True Downton Abbey Thoroughbred - Posted November 20, 2013
After being felled by a brutal bug (which I picked up in my doctor's office while waiting for my flu shot) last week, I was glad to be back at 55th and Fifth today where I embarked on the second leg of my own personal trifecta of reporting on every aspect... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [GalleyCat]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [Fishbowl NY]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Joe Kernen, Andrew Ross Sorkin and the Skinny on Jessica Simpson's New Role at Weight Watchers - Posted September 25, 2013
Neither rain nor snow (not yet anyway) or a meltdown on Metro North's Connecticut line (don't ask!) can keep us from our appointed rounds on Wednesdays at Michael's. Who else would tell you which talking heads (Star Jones, ... [GalleyCat]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [GalleyCat]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [Fishbowl NY]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [FishbowlNY]

Jann Wenner's Father-Son Pow Wow and Moguls on the Menu - Posted June 19, 2013
After weeks of Wednesdays full of Hollywood heavyweights (culminating in our Table One sit-down with Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch last week) there were more moguls (William Lauder, Jimmy Finkelstein) than celebrities ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jann Wenner's Father-Son Pow Wow and Moguls on the Menu - Posted June 19, 2013
After weeks of Wednesdays full of Hollywood heavyweights (culminating in our Table One sit-down with Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch last week) there were more moguls (William Lauder, Jimmy Finkelstein) than celebrities ... [FishbowlNY]

Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch on Magic City's Second Season - Posted June 12, 2013
It's been a sizzling spring season at Michael's with plenty of celebs (Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell and Tony Goldwyn to name a few) breaking bread with us over lunch, but today's dine and dish session was one for the books. Joining me for an exclusive chat were screenwriter/director ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch on Magic City's Second Season - Posted June 12, 2013
It's been a sizzling spring season at Michael's with plenty of celebs (Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell and Tony Goldwyn to name a few) breaking bread with us over lunch, but today's dine and dish session was one for the books. Joining me for an exclusive chat were screenwriter/director ... [FishbowlNY]

Harvey Weinstein, Ali MacGraw and the Brains Behind Coffee With Tim Cook - Posted April 24, 2013
Where to begin? This week at 55th and Fifth, the scene in the dining room provided whiplash-inducing people watching with a tasty mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein, Jimmy Finkelst... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein, Ali MacGraw and the Brains Behind Coffee With Tim Cook - Posted April 24, 2013
Where to begin? This week at 55th and Fifth, the scene in the dining room provided whiplash-inducing people watching with a tasty mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein, Jimmy Finkelst... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvey Weinstein, Ali MacGraw and the Brains Behind Coffee With Tim Cook - Posted April 24, 2013
Where to begin? This week at 55th and Fifth, the scene in the dining room provided whiplash-inducing people watching with a tasty mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein, Jimmy Finkelst... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Amazon Buying Goodreads | Zuck's Taxes - Posted March 29, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and A Birthday Party For Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down th... [FishbowlLA]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [Fishbowl NY]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [FishbowlNY]

Mika Brzezinski, Miss USA and a Mysterious Stephen Baldwin Sighting - Posted February 27, 2013
Maybe it was today's dreadful weather (Will this winter from hell ever end?) or perhaps some boldface names can't bring themselves to leave the sunny West Coast after the Oscars, but the scene at Michael's today was pretty much a celebrity-free zone unless you count the random sighting of Stephen Baldwin.... [Fishbowl NY]

Mika Brzezinski, Miss USA and a Mysterious Stephen Baldwin Sighting - Posted February 27, 2013
Maybe it was today's dreadful weather (Will this winter from hell ever end?) or perhaps some boldface names can't bring themselves to leave the sunny West Coast after the Oscars, but the scene at Michael's today was pretty much a celebrity-free zone unless you count the random sighting of Stephen Baldwin.... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Lisa Vanderpump Dishes on the Beverly Hills Housewives, Wendy Williams Holds Court - Posted January 9, 2013
Happy New Year -- now let's get back to business. The power lunch season is back in full swing at Michael's, so we're serving up a double helping of 'Lunch' this week. On Tuesday, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband ... [FishbowlLA]

Lisa Vanderpump Dishes on the Beverly Hills Housewives, Wendy Williams Holds Court - Posted January 9, 2013
Happy New Year -- now let's get back to business. The power lunch season is back in full swing at Michael's, so we're serving up a double helping of 'Lunch' this week. On Tuesday, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lisa Vanderpump Dishes on the Beverly Hills Housewives, Wendy Williams Holds Court - Posted January 9, 2013
Happy New Year -- now let's get back to business. The power lunch season is back in full swing at Michael's, so we're serving up a double helping of 'Lunch' this week. On Tuesday, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband ... [FishbowlNY]

Power Lunching with Eliot Spitzer, Star Jones and Joanna Coles - Posted December 19, 2012
It's the last Wednesday power lunch of the year (or the last one ever if you believe those wacky Mayans), and the usual suspects at Michael's came bearing gifts to be traded over Cobb salads today. Some regulars (Linda Fairstein) were hosting ye... [Fishbowl NY]

Power Lunching with Eliot Spitzer, Star Jones and Joanna Coles - Posted December 19, 2012
It's the last Wednesday power lunch of the year (or the last one ever if you believe those wacky Mayans), and the usual suspects at Michael's came bearing gifts to be traded over Cobb salads today. Some regulars (Linda Fairstein) were hosting ye... [FishbowlNY]

Harvey Weinstein, David Zinczenko and Peggy Siegal Throws Another Party - Posted November 28, 2012
'Tis the season for power lunches disguised as holiday celebrations, and this afternoon at Michael's it was SRO as the moguls (Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Mottola)... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein, David Zinczenko and Peggy Siegal Throws Another Party - Posted November 28, 2012
'Tis the season for power lunches disguised as holiday celebrations, and this afternoon at Michael's it was SRO as the moguls (Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Mottola)... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvey Weinstein, David Zinczenko and Peggy Siegal Throws Another Party - Posted November 28, 2012
'Tis the season for power lunches disguised as holiday celebrations, and this afternoon at Michael's it was SRO as the moguls (Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Mottola)... [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]

Calvin Klein, Piers Morgan and The Newsroom's Emily Mortimer - Posted September 19, 2012
It was a dizzying scene at Michael's today. Fashion A-listers (Calvin Klein, Grace Coddington), talking heads (... [Fishbowl NY]

Calvin Klein, Piers Morgan and The Newsroom's Emily Mortimer - Posted September 19, 2012
It was a dizzying scene at Michael's today. Fashion A-listers (Calvin Klein, Grace Coddington), talking heads (... [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]

Cristina Cuomo and Fern Mallis Lunch Among The Stylistas Plus Cindy McCain Slips By - Posted June 27, 2012
Sometimes the most interesting lunchtime encounters at Michael's happen before the crowd rushes in. Today was one of those days. When I arrived before noon, there were a handful of people already sitting in the lounge. One woman stuck out, because she was dressed in an oh-s0-tasteful head to toe Pepto... [FishbowlLA]

Cristina Cuomo and Fern Mallis Lunch Among The Stylistas Plus Cindy McCain Slips By - Posted June 27, 2012
Sometimes the most interesting lunchtime encounters at Michael's happen before the crowd rushes in. Today was one of those days. When I arrived before noon, there were a handful of people already sitting in the lounge. One woman stuck out, because she was dressed in an oh-s0-tasteful head to toe Pepto... [Fishbowl NY]

Cristina Cuomo and Fern Mallis Lunch Among The Stylistas Plus Cindy McCain Slips By - Posted June 27, 2012
Sometimes the most interesting lunchtime encounters at Michael's happen before the crowd rushes in. Today was one of those days. When I arrived before noon, there were a handful of people already sitting in the lounge. One woman stuck out, because she was dressed in an oh-s0-tasteful head to toe Pepto... [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]

Back to Business With Norma Kamali, Jeanine Pirro and William Lauder - Posted April 18, 2012
Spring break is over, so it's back to business for the movers and shakers at Michael's. Today's crowd was the usual mix of media mavens (Keith Kelly, Jonathan Wald)... [FishbowlLA]

Back to Business With Norma Kamali, Jeanine Pirro and William Lauder - Posted April 18, 2012
Spring break is over, so it's back to business for the movers and shakers at Michael's. Today's crowd was the usual mix of media mavens (Keith Kelly, Jonathan Wald)... [Fishbowl NY]

Back to Business With Norma Kamali, Jeanine Pirro and William Lauder - Posted April 18, 2012
Spring break is over, so it's back to business for the movers and shakers at Michael's. Today's crowd was the usual mix of media mavens (Keith Kelly, Jonathan Wald)... [FishbowlNY]

George Zimmerman's Father Tells WOFL Trayvon Martin Beat His Son, Threatened His Life - Posted March 29, 2012
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Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Rachel Uchitel Creates A Stir at Michael's - Posted March 30, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE Having covered the scene at Michael's for some time now, I've been witness to plenty of Fellini-esque tableaus where the head-spinning mix of stars and strivers, masters of the universe, and alien-like actors never ceases to amuse and occasionally amaze me, but today was off the charts. What started... [FishbowlLA]

Ina Garten, Joanna Coles And The Fashion Flock - Posted March 23, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The dreary winter weather (Will it ever end?!) didn't keep the loyalists away from Michael's today. There were plenty of fab fashionistas and social swans in the dining room who braved the elements in inappropriate footwear to exchange air kisses and gossip about who knows what. The usual... [Fishbowl NY]

Ina Garten, Joanna Coles And The Fashion Flock - Posted March 23, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The dreary winter weather (Will it ever end?!) didn't keep the loyalists away from Michael's today. There were plenty of fab fashionistas and social swans in the dining room who braved the elements in inappropriate footwear to exchange air kisses and gossip about who knows what. The usual... [FishbowlNY]

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]

It's An A-Lister Buffet! Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing, Star Jones and The Morning Joe Team - Posted February 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It's a sure sign that spring is actually on its way when the A-list comes out of hibernation and flocks to Michael's once again. The appearance of Cate Blanchett and ... [Fishbowl NY]

It's An A-Lister Buffet! Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing, Star Jones and The Morning Joe Team - Posted February 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It's a sure sign that spring is actually on its way when the A-list comes out of hibernation and flocks to Michael's once again. The appearance of Cate Blanchett and ... [FishbowlNY]

Joe Torre, Joan Collins and a Mogul Mashup - Posted November 10, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I knew I was in for an interesting afternoon when I saw '80s icon Joan Collins and former Yankee skipper Joe Torre... [Fishbowl NY]

Joe Torre, Joan Collins and a Mogul Mashup - Posted November 10, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I knew I was in for an interesting afternoon when I saw '80s icon Joan Collins and former Yankee skipper Joe Torre... [FishbowlNY]

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bo Dietl and The Post-Election Posse - Posted November 3, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE The votes are in and this week's big winner is Michael McCarty whose dining room has been packed every day with A-list celebs and politicos of every stripe in town this week to dissect every nuance of election night. T... [Fishbowl NY]

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bo Dietl and The Post-Election Posse - Posted November 3, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE The votes are in and this week's big winner is Michael McCarty whose dining room has been packed every day with A-list celebs and politicos of every stripe in town this week to dissect every nuance of election night. T... [FishbowlNY]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [FishbowlNY]

Richard Belzer, Deborah Norville & the Real Ari Gold! - Posted July 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The dog days have arrived. Just ask Richard Belzer, who showed up in the Michael's dining room today with his pooch tucked under his arm. (No word on what Fido ordered.) The rest of the crowd barely noticed as the usual... [Fishbowl NY]

Richard Belzer, Deborah Norville & the Real Ari Gold! - Posted July 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The dog days have arrived. Just ask Richard Belzer, who showed up in the Michael's dining room today with his pooch tucked under his arm. (No word on what Fido ordered.) The rest of the crowd barely noticed as the usual... [FishbowlNY]

Jimmy Buffett, Dr. Ruth and the Usual Suspects - Posted June 9, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Those corporate bean counters that put a crimp in expense accounts all over town must be loosening up a bit, because it was SRO today at Michael's. A slew of magazine folks (See, print isn't dead after all!), media mavens and the requisite flock of social swans were packed... [Fishbowl NY]

Jimmy Buffett, Dr. Ruth and the Usual Suspects - Posted June 9, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Those corporate bean counters that put a crimp in expense accounts all over town must be loosening up a bit, because it was SRO today at Michael's. A slew of magazine folks (See, print isn't dead after all!), media mavens and the requisite flock of social swans were packed... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Harold Ford, Jr., Ken Starr, and a Slew of Fashionable Folks - Posted April 28, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There was definitely something in the air (besides all that pesky pollen) at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed with every conceivable type of boldfaced name I could barely keep track of all the wheeling and dealing that was going on around me. While the fashionistas... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Harold Ford, Jr., Ken Starr, and a Slew of Fashionable Folks - Posted April 28, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There was definitely something in the air (besides all that pesky pollen) at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed with every conceivable type of boldfaced name I could barely keep track of all the wheeling and dealing that was going on around me. While the fashionistas... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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: Happy Birthday Donna Hanover & Paula Zahn - Posted February 24, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE If it's Wednesday, it's party time at Michael's. We're still recovering from the head spinning spectacle of last week's A-list lunch for James Cameron. This week, the celebration was a tad more ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday Donna Hanover & Paula Zahn - Posted February 24, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE If it's Wednesday, it's party time at Michael's. We're still recovering from the head spinning spectacle of last week's A-list lunch for James Cameron. This week, the celebration was a tad more ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Jermaine Jackson Stops By Michael's - Posted December 2, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping today at Michael's as usual, but there's always room for one more when the random headline-grabbing celebrity makes an unannounced appearance. No matter that Jermaine Jackson... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Jermaine Jackson Stops By Michael's - Posted December 2, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping today at Michael's as usual, but there's always room for one more when the random headline-grabbing celebrity makes an unannounced appearance. No matter that Jermaine Jackson... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [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: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Special Fashion Week Edition - Posted February 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE These days, you just never know who you're going to meet on Wednesdays at Michael's. If we'd come yesterday, we would have been able to chat with Willem Dafoe. Oh well. This being New York Fashio... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Special Fashion Week Edition - Posted February 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE These days, you just never know who you're going to meet on Wednesdays at Michael's. If we'd come yesterday, we would have been able to chat with Willem Dafoe. Oh well. This being New York Fashio... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: 'We're Off To Prison' - Posted April 18, 2007
For the boldface names and media mavens who flock to 55th & Fifth on a regular basis, the dining room is like a high school cafeteria without the adolescent angst. The richest and coolest kids in the class spend lots of time table hopping and there's plenty of gossip on... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: 'We're Off To Prison' - Posted April 18, 2007
For the boldface names and media mavens who flock to 55th & Fifth on a regular basis, the dining room is like a high school cafeteria without the adolescent angst. The richest and coolest kids in the class spend lots of time table hopping and there's plenty of gossip on... [FishbowlNY]

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