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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]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [FishbowlLA]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [Fishbowl NY]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [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]

Matt Blank, Dennis Basso and the Story Behind Meghan McCain's Latest TV Project - Posted April 3, 2013
Last week, it was all about authors and agents, and today it was television titans' turn in the rotating cast of characters that is Wednesdays at Michael's. Tonight when Liz Smith hosts her annual kick-off for her Literacy Partners' initiative, the joint... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Blank, Dennis Basso and the Story Behind Meghan McCain's Latest TV Project - Posted April 3, 2013
Last week, it was all about authors and agents, and today it was television titans' turn in the rotating cast of characters that is Wednesdays at Michael's. Tonight when Liz Smith hosts her annual kick-off for her Literacy Partners' initiative, the joint... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Blank, Dennis Basso and the Story Behind Meghan McCain's Latest TV Project - Posted April 3, 2013
Last week, it was all about authors and agents, and today it was television titans' turn in the rotating cast of characters that is Wednesdays at Michael's. Tonight when Liz Smith hosts her annual kick-off for her Literacy Partners' initiative, the joint... [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]

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]

Shirley MacLaine Stops by a Birthday Party for Liz Smith - Posted January 30, 2013
I knew it was going to be quite the scene at Michael's today when a little birdie told me that there was going to be a lunch for Liz Smith celebrating the grand dame of gossip's upcoming birthday at Table One. Suffice to say I wasn't disappointed. ... [FishbowlLA]

Shirley MacLaine Stops by a Birthday Party for Liz Smith - Posted January 30, 2013
I knew it was going to be quite the scene at Michael's today when a little birdie told me that there was going to be a lunch for Liz Smith celebrating the grand dame of gossip's upcoming birthday at Table One. Suffice to say I wasn't disappointed. Non... [Fishbowl NY]

Shirley MacLaine Stops by a Birthday Party for Liz Smith - Posted January 30, 2013
I knew it was going to be quite the scene at Michael's today when a little birdie told me that there was going to be a lunch for Liz Smith celebrating the grand dame of gossip's upcoming birthday at Table One. Suffice to say I wasn't disappointed. Non... [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]

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]

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]

Summer's Social Swans, Kim Kardashian's BFF and the Woman Behind Mad Men - Posted July 25, 2012
Where else could you possibly find friends of reality stars (Come on, you can't expect an A-lister sighting every week) and the last vestiges of Cafe Society all in one room? If it's Wednesday, at Michael's, of course. I couldn't even begin to do justice to the head-spinning scene there today,... [FishbowlLA]

Summer's Social Swans, Kim Kardashian's BFF and the Woman Behind Mad Men - Posted July 25, 2012
Where else could you possibly find friends of reality stars (Come on, you can't expect an A-lister sighting every week) and the last vestiges of Cafe Society all in one room? If it's Wednesday, at Michael's, of course. I couldn't even begin to do justice to the head-spinning scene there today,... [Fishbowl NY]

Summer's Social Swans, Kim Kardashian's BFF and the Woman Behind Mad Men - Posted July 25, 2012
Where else could you possibly find friends of reality stars (Come on, you can't expect an A-lister sighting every week) and the last vestiges of Cafe Society all in one room? If it's Wednesday, at Michael's, of course. I couldn't even begin to do justice to the head-spinning scene there today,... [FishbowlNY]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

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]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [FishbowlNY]

Henry Kravis, John Huey & Kim Kardashian's BFF - Posted December 7, 2011
The usual suspects were (mostly) present and accounted for at Michael's today. The people watching parade included the money men (Henry Kravis), entertainment moguls (Richard... [FishbowlLA]

Henry Kravis, John Huey & Kim Kardashian's BFF - Posted December 7, 2011
The usual suspects were (mostly) present and accounted for at Michael's today. The people watching parade included the money men (Henry Kravis), entertainment moguls (Richard... [Fishbowl NY]

Henry Kravis, John Huey & Kim Kardashian's BFF - Posted December 7, 2011
The usual suspects were (mostly) present and accounted for at Michael's today. The people watching parade included the money men (Henry Kravis), entertainment moguls (Richard... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Ed Rollins' Wife on His Departure from Bachmann's Campaign - Posted September 7, 2011
Put away those summer whites -- but keep that rain gear handy! Now that Labor Day is history, the town car set has returned from their summer sojourns and is gearing up for the power lunch season. The Wednesday crowd at Michael's isn't back to full tilt just yet, but... [Fishbowl NY]

Ed Rollins' Wife on His Departure from Bachmann's Campaign - Posted September 7, 2011
Put away those summer whites -- but keep that rain gear handy! Now that Labor Day is history, the town car set has returned from their summer sojourns and is gearing up for the power lunch season. The Wednesday crowd at Michael's isn't back to full tilt just yet, but... [FishbowlNY]

Melania Trump, Charles Grodin and Princess Di's Wedding Designer - Posted July 20, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The oppressive heat didn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The joint was jumping with media mavens of every stripe, including one editor who is clearly having a moment (David Zinczenko), high-profile publish... [Fishbowl NY]

Melania Trump, Charles Grodin and Princess Di's Wedding Designer - Posted July 20, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The oppressive heat didn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. The joint was jumping with media mavens of every stripe, including one editor who is clearly having a moment (David Zinczenko), high-profile publish... [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 ... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Mary Higgins Clark, The Hiltons And The Media Mob - Posted June 1, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The sweltering heat (wasn't it just snowing last week?) didn't keep the regulars away from Michael's today. The dining room was jam packed with authors, agents and media mavens all deep in conversation about who knows what. From the looks of things, the power lunch crowd here is ge... [FishbowlLA]

Mary Higgins Clark, The Hiltons And The Media Mob - Posted June 1, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The sweltering heat (wasn't it just snowing last week?) didn't keep the regulars away from Michael's today. The dining room was jam packed with authors, agents and media mavens all deep in conversation about who knows what. From the looks of things, the power lunch crowd here is ge... [Fishbowl NY]

Mary Higgins Clark, The Hiltons And The Media Mob - Posted June 1, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The sweltering heat (wasn't it just snowing last week?) didn't keep the regulars away from Michael's today. The dining room was jam packed with authors, agents and media mavens all deep in conversation about who knows what. From the looks of things, the power lunch crowd here is ge... [FishbowlNY]

Joan Collins, Dennis Basso And The Media Mob - Posted May 4, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain didn't keep the crowds away from Michael's today. The media mavens were networking at warp speed (Bonnie Fuller, we mean you) while the social swans and style set enjoyed their us... [FishbowlLA]

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]

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]

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]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Renee Fleming, Harold Ford Jr & The Social Swells - Posted September 22, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Michael's was jammed packed this afternoon with plenty of suits, swells and the requisite random boldface names (Renee Fleming! Harold Ford Jr... [Fishbowl NY]

Renee Fleming, Harold Ford Jr & The Social Swells - Posted September 22, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Michael's was jammed packed this afternoon with plenty of suits, swells and the requisite random boldface names (Renee Fleming! Harold Ford Jr... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [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: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Town & Country's Pamela Fiori & The Getaway Gang - Posted August 12, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It seemed only fitting that our lunch today was with Pamela Fiori, whose new book from Assouline, In The Spirit of Capri, celebrates the ultimate getaway spot. While the regulars in the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Town & Country's Pamela Fiori & The Getaway Gang - Posted August 12, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It seemed only fitting that our lunch today was with Pamela Fiori, whose new book from Assouline, In The Spirit of Capri, celebrates the ultimate getaway spot. While the regulars in the ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Power Blondes Rule! Katie Couric, Tina Brown and Barbara Walters Hold Court - Posted July 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Today at Michael's, they were dishing like it was 2007. As if the head-spinning assortment of media alpha gals (Katie! Tina! Barbara!) wasn't enough to keep us busy, the dining room, bar and lounge was jam-packed with mavens and moguls of all stripes who barely made time to peck... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Power Blondes Rule! Katie Couric, Tina Brown and Barbara Walters Hold Court - Posted July 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Today at Michael's, they were dishing like it was 2007. As if the head-spinning assortment of media alpha gals (Katie! Tina! Barbara!) wasn't enough to keep us busy, the dining room, bar and lounge was jam-packed with mavens and moguls of all stripes who barely made time to peck... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Fern Mallis & Tina Brown - Posted June 24, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget about the summer doldrums: Even though the sun's not shining today, Michael's was hot, hot, hot and so jam-packed I could barely get a bite in edgewise as I tried to keep up with the air-kissing action in the dining room. Despite the dreadful weather (and its dampening... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Fern Mallis & Tina Brown - Posted June 24, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget about the summer doldrums: Even though the sun's not shining today, Michael's was hot, hot, hot and so jam-packed I could barely get a bite in edgewise as I tried to keep up with the air-kissing action in the dining room. Despite the dreadful weather (and its dampening... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Cindi Leive, Harold Ford, Jr. & The Gang - Posted June 10, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We heard we missed quite a scene yesterday when the dining room was filled with the likes of dirty joke diva Sarah Silverman, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Cindi Leive, Harold Ford, Jr. & The Gang - Posted June 10, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We heard we missed quite a scene yesterday when the dining room was filled with the likes of dirty joke diva Sarah Silverman, ... [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: A Heaping Helping of the Usual Suspects - Posted May 27, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We've been spoiled by the steady stream of A-listers we've come to meet during our weekly Wednesday visits. So you can imagine our disappointment when we heard we missed Gabriel Byrne, who was i... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of the Usual Suspects - Posted May 27, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We've been spoiled by the steady stream of A-listers we've come to meet during our weekly Wednesday visits. So you can imagine our disappointment when we heard we missed Gabriel Byrne, who was i... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday, Cathie Black! - Posted April 29, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Evander Holyfield by a day, but there was plenty of action to keep our attention in Michael's jam-packed dining room today. Between the surprise birthday party for Hearst Magazines... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday, Cathie Black! - Posted April 29, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Evander Holyfield by a day, but there was plenty of action to keep our attention in Michael's jam-packed dining room today. Between the surprise birthday party for Hearst Magazines... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Dishing With Dolly Parton - Posted April 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Sure, it's fun checking in with the media mavens and moguls during our weekly Wednesday outings at Michael's, but sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting that can be the most entertaining. When I heard that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Dishing With Dolly Parton - Posted April 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Sure, it's fun checking in with the media mavens and moguls during our weekly Wednesday outings at Michael's, but sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting that can be the most entertaining. When I heard that ... [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: 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 ... [Fishbowl NY]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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: Dishing on the Oscars & Obama - Posted February 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As I've been reporting for weeks, it was SRO at Michael's today as the movers and shakers, undeterred by the unsettling economic news, were out in full force plotting their next big move -- or looking for a safe place to land. On the menu today: plenty of talk... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Dishing on the Oscars & Obama - Posted February 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As I've been reporting for weeks, it was SRO at Michael's today as the movers and shakers, undeterred by the unsettling economic news, were out in full force plotting their next big move -- or looking for a safe place to land. On the menu today: plenty of talk... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Tina Brown & Barbara Walters Break Bread; Jonathan Wald Works The Room - Posted February 4, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a little disconcerting these days when no matter where you go in the city, the streets seem quieter than usual, and there are 10 cabs lined up outside Grand Central any time we need one. But we've observed an interesting phenomenon: The worse the economic news, the busier... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tina Brown & Barbara Walters Break Bread; Jonathan Wald Works The Room - Posted February 4, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a little disconcerting these days when no matter where you go in the city, the streets seem quieter than usual, and there are 10 cabs lined up outside Grand Central any time we need one. But we've observed an interesting phenomenon: The worse the economic news, the busier... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw Holds Court; Jane Friedman Works The Room - Posted December 17, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE 'Tis the season to be lunching, and the usual A-list suspects were out in force today with plenty of glad-handing and air kissing all around. Maybe it's because this is (mercifully) the last full week of work for the year or perhaps it's just because everyone is tired of... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tom Brokaw Holds Court; Jane Friedman Works The Room - Posted December 17, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE 'Tis the season to be lunching, and the usual A-list suspects were out in force today with plenty of glad-handing and air kissing all around. Maybe it's because this is (mercifully) the last full week of work for the year or perhaps it's just because everyone is tired of... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [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: 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]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [FishbowlNY]

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