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Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood

LunchAtMichaelsIt 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 from Bonnie Fuller‘s office at Hollywoodlife.com who were arranging seating cards and ordering Pellegrino for Bonnie’s monthly schmoozefest. The power gals-in-training stayed just long enough to change into their high heels and shepherd the overflowing group of media mavens and social swans (and Dylan Lauren!) into the lounge for a round of air kissing before they finally settled into their perch in the bay window at Table One. Oh, to be young and ambitious.

I was joined today by two of my favorite Michael’s regulars who I met, of course, in the dining room many moons ago: producer and Democratic booster Joan Gelman and Robert Zimmerman, founder and partner of Zimmerman/Edelson Long Island’s leading public relations and marketing firm, who somehow also finds time to appear on CNN, Fox and MSNBC as a political commentator. On-air (and in conversation, of course) Robert offers well reasoned arguments against the extremists on both sides. “Too much attention focuses on being quotable, not credible. Too many commentators operate in a fact-free environment. Ann Coulter has become the Larry Flynt of political literature. Both live in a world of exploitation and filth,” said the Democratic National Committeeman (now in his 13th year in the position). Come on Robert, tell us how you really feel.

Robert Zimmerman Diane Clehane and Joan Gelman

Robert Zimmerman, Diane Clehane and Joan Gelman

I always look forward to our bi-annual Michael’s lunches because besides being two of the nicest – and funniest people in the room — Joan and Robert can always be counted on for some tasty dish on what’s really going on in any number of social, business and political circles in New York.

While some of the juiciest dish is off the record, we did cover a lot of ground on the current political scene. I had to ask Robert what he thought of the two biggest headaches plaguing the Obama administration that are getting plenty of media coverage. On the Obamacare website woes, Robert offered this: “If it were up to my Republican friends, we would have given up on NASA, Social Security and Medicare because each of them had difficult launches. Medicare took six years to establish after President Roosevelt it signed into law. The website will be fixed. The bigger issue will be if people are getting a better deal in terms of cost and coverage. That will determine the future of Obamacare and, to a large extent, Obama’s legacy.” Read more

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Bonnie Fuller Likes the Laddies

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Bonnie Fuller’s back. We’ll keep this short, but in a piece about men, wonderful men!, she proves to be out of touch with the real world. Proof:

She thinks unlikely-to-work-ever-again actress Rosanna Arquette is a career woman. Paul McCartney is praised for dating her as she’s 48. He’s the 65 year-old most eligible bachelor on earth.

Brad Pitt has been with drab, dull, no-talent Angelina Jolie for three whole years and Fuller finds this astounding.

“Certifiable hunk” Jake Gyllenhaal is dating Reese Witherspoon. He’s 26, she’s 31. She’s got an Oscar; he’s got rumors.

Kevin Federline, like Thackeray’s Becky Sharp, proves he can be good for so much a year.

If Fuller had any wit, she’d infuse these posts with some tongue in cheekiness, but she’s earnest–say what you want, this girl is earnest. If she had any wit, she’d be unemployed. Or rather, she’d have our job and we’d be unemployed.

(Question: Why is she cuddling up to the Donald?)