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Ina Garten, Joanna Coles And The Fashion Flock

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— 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 mix of media moguls and mavens were there, too. Here’s hoping the sun and the celebrity A-List returns next week.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Marie Claire editrix Joanna Coles with actor Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Dracula, and the upcoming The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep) and three stylish looking folks. We  were so excited to see Richard up close and personal. (He’s blond now!) We’re dating ourselves a bit here, but he was absolutely the best Bob Cratchit ever a few years back in the TNT version of A Christmas Carol opposite another one of our favorite British actors, Patrick Stewart.

2. Literary agent Esther Newberg, enjoying soup with a handsome fellow whose face we definitely recognized but whose name escapes us.

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong and Dorothy Kalins. I stopped by the table to check in with these two longtime friends. Joe couldn’t stop talking about last night’s screening at MoMa of The Restaurateur, the documentary about Danny Meyer by Dorothy’s husband Roger Sherman. The beloved museum, incidentally, is home to one of our favorite Meyer restaurants, The Modern. The screening was followed by a Q&A with Meyer and was a foodie’s delight, we hear. Speaking of food, Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys written by David Tanis, chef at Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, and edited by Dorothy was among the nominees for the 2011 James Beard Awards announced yesterday. Congrats!

4.  Mrs. Army Archerd and pals.

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USA TODAY: Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd has died at age 87.

Deadline Hollywood: CBS tried to bribe Nikki Finke into writing about upcoming show “The Good Wife” with a $20 Amazon gift card. She said — in so many words — no thanks.

New York Times: A survey of 8,000 readers has revealed that The New York Times and The New Yorker are the most read newspaper and magazine on the subway. Can that really be true or do New Yorkers like to sound more intellectual when answering survey questions?

The Observer: Just after The New Yorker brought on a 26-year-old managing editor, The Daily Beast has hired 24-year-old Lucas Wittmann as its books editor.

Mediaite: Jimmy Fallon squashes the beef between Keith Olbermann and Glenn Beck in six minutes flat.

Jack Valenti–Dead at 85

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Jack Valenti, dapper head of the MPAA and the movie ratings system, died today at his home in Washington, DC.

The Hollywood Reporter.

Scott MacTavish notices his WWII career.

Nikki Finke has quotes from friends.

Army Archerd has his own memories.