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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

Lunch Takes a Sick Day

1003_mockup.gifSorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is taking the day off, 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:

A Party for Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor; Katie Couric Holds Court

Dan Rather, Steve Kroft and An Encore Appearance by John Legend

Donald Trump, Star Jones, Wendy Williams, Plus Dish on the New Dark Shadows Movie

Sinbad Sets Sail for Kinder, Gentler Reality Shores

Diane Clehane, “lunch” columnist for our sister site FishbowlNY, caught up recently at Michael’s restaurant with stand-up comedian Sinbad. Thanks to a new reality show debuting Tuesday April 12th on WEtv, he’s set for his biggest media splash since competing on the third season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Brett Michaels was a baby and Sharon Osbourne has the filthiest mouth of any woman I’ve ever met,” he recalled about his experiences on the Donald Trump extravaganza. “She faked being sick just so she could miss being project manager for the first three weeks.”

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Marie Claire‘s Nina Garcia Is In

garcia.jpgLast week, we were so excited about Marie Claire‘s new publisher, Nancy Berger Cardone, we completely missed this interview on mediabistro.com with the women’s magazine’s fashion director, Nina Garcia.

Garcia talked to FishbowlNY contributor and Lunch columnist Diane Clehane about juggling Project Runway and her fashion director responsibilities, leaving Elle for Marie Claire back in 2008, and advice for aspiring magazine fashionistas.

Our favorite quotes, after the jump

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Covering Michael’s And The Kiddie Table

clehane.jpgHere’s some Revolving Door news that’s close to home.

FishbowlNY’s own Diane Clehane, who so expertly covers the comings and goings of the media playground at Michael’s every Wednesday, will now also be covering the comings and goings of the playground set as a Mommy blogger for women’s site BettyConfidential.com.

Clehane, who has been blogging about parenting for Westchester magazine for the past year, has just started writing a weekly column called “Postcards from Mommywood” for BettyConfidential. (Of course she’ll still continue to report on the happenings at Michael’s here.) “Ever since I adopted my daughter Madeline from China in 2005 I’ve found that motherhood is an unending source of material!” Clehane told us.

“When I’m not covering the ‘grown ups’ at Michael’s, I spend most of my time navigating the perils and pleasures of raising a preschooler and it’s been a wild juggling act.”

In her first column, Clehane rants about bratty kids who misbehave in public and the parents who can’t control them. We wonder if she’s ever had the urge to write the same things about the regulars at Michael’s.

Postcards from Mommywood: I Can’t Stand Brats–and the Parents Who (Don’t) Raise Them –BettyConfidential

Harper’s Brown Loves Making “A Fantastical Idea A Reality”

brown.png Harper’s Bazaar features and special projects director Laura Brown spoke with FishbowlNY contributor Diane Clehane for a “What Do You Do?” article on Mediabistro.com earlier this week.

The Australian editor and special judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” spin-off “The Fashion Show” spoke about the challenges of her unique job including celebrity wrangling and conceptualizing the special features that get the magazine noticed, like last year’s photo feature with Tyra Banks as Michelle Obama.

Have favorite part of the job? “It’s basically being able to make what is seemingly an untenable idea or a fantastical idea a reality — to have a light bulb go on over your head like, ‘How about Tyra [Banks] as Michelle Obama?’ and then having that happen,” she said. “I feel like a little girl from Sydney when I do those things like, ‘Wow, look at that!’”

Getting into the details of how the Tyra/Michelle piece came about, Brown said:

“Obviously, the election was on everyone’s mind. I just said to [Tyra], ‘Why don’t we do this?’ We have one pop cultural icon who is paying homage to a woman who is about to become first lady and is clearly an icon herself.’ She got it straight away. She had no hesitation whatsoever. We shot this months before the election, and we imagined the White House with the family. If we get one point for prescience, we’ll take it…She was great. We got so much press. There were people who loved it — and then there were some people from Harvard who couldn’t believe we put a Harvard sweatshirt on Tyra and thought it was outrageous. I love doing that kind of stuff when you get a reaction from people. That’s the point — you don’t shoot stories to have them die.”

Read on for Brown’s take on which celebrities sell best today and some inspiring advice for magazine writers.

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Larry Kramer Tells Laurel at Michael’s: ‘We Need a New Generation of Storytellers’ – Watch the Video!

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Pictured above, Jack Rotherham of Metacafe.

Watch now:
mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby talks shop with Magid’s Mike Vorhaus, Polaris Ventures’ Larry Kramer, and Metacafe’s Jack Rotherham during lunch at Michael’s on 55th and Fifth (Part One).

— LAUREL TOUBY

While Diane Clehane has her Lunch at Michael’s column, mine will be the redux version. I was sitting at Table 24, the very back of the room, just on the borderline of Siberia (aka the Garden Room). I had the pleasure of three men’s company (Jon Fine is home sick; sorry, Jon!). Mike Vorhaus, a consultant with Magid, Larry Kramer, uber media guru at Polaris Ventures (formerly with MarketWatch.com) and Jack Rotherham, senior vice president of Metacafe.

We had a wide-ranging discussion about journalism, media people, video, business models on the Web and more. Find out what we learned, and check out more video after the jump:

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