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Taking a Lunch Break…

Lunch At Michaels

Sad to say, our fearless Lunch columnist Diane Clehane was feeling under the weather today, so she had to skip her usual rounds at Michael’s.

We have no doubt she’ll be back in top form next week and ready to dish about the latest and greatest goings-on of New York’s elite. In the meantime, here are some recent columns to chew on…

Bob Barnett, Million Dollar Decorators and the Guys Behind Bradley Cooper’s Boxer-Briefs

Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and the Skinny on Wacoal’s Sexy New Ad Campaign

Walter Isaacson, Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Weir I Linda Fairstein Emcees Authors In Kind

Michael Strahan, Maria Shriver and Dishing With LuAnn de Lesseps

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The Good Life is Going Well, Says Dr. Oz

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Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz at the TIME 100 Gala. (Getty Images)

“I think TIME 100 is an iconic event,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz at the TIME 100 Gala last night, where Seth Myers poked fun at everyone from President Obama to Charlie Rose.

We last spoke to Dr. Oz when our intrepid Lunch columnist Diane Clehane got the scoop on his new magazine. FishbowlNY wondered how the doctor was doing with the challenges of launching a print mag: “I’m [still] learning about the business,” he said. “The biggest challenge is being really concrete in the advice you give.”

Like everything he does, Dr. Oz seems to be handling all the challenges with aplomb. “[The magazine] is going well. We sold out the first issue, and we sold over 200,000 subscriptions, so I’m happy,” he said. The Good Life now has two issues under its belt.

For more on the event, head over to our sister site TVNewser.

Richard Johnson, Diane Clehane Compare Michael’s Lunch Notes

How’s this for a handsome couple?

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On the left is our indefatigable “Lunch” columnist Diane Clehane. On the right, New York Post columnist Richard Johnson, back at the Big Apple juicy-bites biz after a sojourn on the west coast. The two got together last week at Michael’s at the behest of Niche Media entertainment editor-in-chief Catherine Sabino.

“For their upcoming [May/June] “Women’s Power” issue, Gotham magazine asked me to select someone to have lunch with at Michael’s and they would report on our chat,” Clehane explains. “I invited Richard, who I’ve met of course at Michael’s but have never had the opportunity to lunch with. We’ve never really spoken at length, but he was game to do this which was great because he never does press.”

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Taking a Lunch Break…

Lunch At Michaels

Unfortunately, today’s Lunch at Michael’s fell victim to the Polar Vortex, Part Deux. Apparently, few VIPs wanted to trudge through the city’s slushy, slippery sidewalks. And we don’t blame them.

Our intrepid columnist Diane Clehane will be back to dishing about New York’s media moguls and glitterati next week. In the meantime, grab a mug of cocoa and catch up on some recent Lunch chatter:

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider

Diane Clehane on the Lunch That Changed Her Life

The First Interview With Dr. Oz on His New Hearst Title

Diane Clehane on the Lunch That Changed Her Life

DrOzDianeClehaneEvery Wednesday, as many of you already know, our “Lunch” columnist Diane Clehane catches up at Michael’s with all sorts of interesting media folks. Most recently and exclusively, Dr. Oz.

But this is about a different kind of lunch. A lunch that completely changed the make-up of Clehane’s domestic dining arrangements. Per Clehane’s essay in the February issue of Reader’s Digest for the magazine’s “True Stories” section, she and her husband were dealing a decade ago with the trauma of three recent miscarriages. Shopping one day at Sak’s, Clehane took a break at the cafe for lunch and met Jill Totenberg, a public relations consultant who proudly showed a picture of an adopted Chinese daughter. Not long thereafter, thanks to the Saks encounter, Clehane began her own, similar odyssey:

In early 2003, we registered with an adoption agency and began an 18-month “paper pregnancy.” During that time, I kept in touch with Jill, e-mailing her occasionally. I promised to visit so I could meet her daughter, but as often happens, life got in the way. Still, the little girl in the Snow White costume and her mother were never far away in my thoughts.

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Taking a Lunch Break…

Lunch At Michaels

Sad, but true. Our fearless Lunch columnist Diane Clehane was feeling a bit under the weather today — though still on her high from chatting with Mrs. Patmore — so she won’t be dishing about the scene at Michael’s.

But, no worries, she’ll be back at her regular perch next week.

In the meantime, cap off the day with some recent Lunch chatter:

Dishing With a Downton Abbey Star

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood

Paul Caine Sounds Off on Radio’s Next Act

Marie Claire EIC Fetes Randi Zuckerberg

Here at FishbowlNY, we don’t normally report about Monday lunch at Michael’s. However, in advance of our columnist Diane Clehane‘s next Wednesday hit parade, for which she will be joined by a Downton Abbey cast member, we wanted to make the rare exception.

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Pictured above, from left to right, are:

- Entrepreneur-philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren;
- Harper Collins author Jessica Seinfeld (crouching);
- Fashion expert and former What Not To Wear co-host Stacy London;
- Exiting NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick;
- Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider;
- Zuckerberg Media CEO/founder Randi Zuckerberg;
- Girls co-star Allison Williams;
- CNN/CNBC/Bloomberg anchor Nicole Lapin;
- Al Jazeera America anchor Ali Velshi ;
- Zuckerberg Media COO Bradley Lautenbach.

This impressive group, along with several others not shown including fashion designer Stacey Bendet Eisner, gathered today at the invitation of Fulenwider to celebrate the Tuesday release of the Harper Collins books by Zuckerberg that everyone is shown holding.

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Taking a Lunch Break… Instead, Here’s a Shot of Miley Cyrus (Gasp!) Tastefully Dressed

Lunch At Michaels

Our intrepid Lunch columnist Diane Clehane won’t be covering the scene at Michael’s today because she was up until the wee hours last night as one of the producers of The Fashion Group International’s 30th Annual Night of Stars event.

Diane was on full diva duty, wrangling Miley Cyrus (who came fully dressed and didn’t twerk once!) and Aretha Franklin and running the red carpet, where she witnessed Superstar Award honoree Marc Jacobs trading air kisses with Sofia Coppola, Olivia Munn and Kate Upton. After all that hobnobbing, we figured she could use a day off.

But, no worries, she’ll be back at her regular perch next week. In the meantime, here are some recent Lunch columns (and photos of Marc and Miley after the jump).

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko’s World-Domination Tour

Barry Diller, David Zaslav and the Exclusive on Star Jones’ TV Plans

The Skinny on Jessica Simpson’s New Role at Weight Watchers

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Behold… Brigitte Bardot

In a recent FishbowlNY “Lunch” column, Diane Clehane mentioned that PR maven Catherine Saxton was headed to St. Tropez for parties aboard Denise Rich‘s yacht and at another location hosted by Ivana Trump. That, ladies and gentlemen – as Clehane duly noted – is what they call “the life.”

While we can’t on this muggy Friday afternoon give you the south of France, we can offer the next best thing. The picture below, of Brigitte Bardot in her St. Tropez prime, is the latest to be shared by Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Steven Rea as part of his ongoing Tumblr and book project Hollywood Rides a Bike.

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Taking a Lunch Break

1003_mockup.gifSorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is off for the day, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael’s?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews:

Bravo ‘Newlyweds’ Alaska and Kim Dish on Reality TV Instafame

David Zinczenko on His New ‘High-Profile Life’ and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale

Isabella Rossellini’s Animal Instincts

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