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Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael’s

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— DIANE CLEHANE

We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael’s today. By now, we’ve grown used to seeing Richard Belzer with his dog Bebe (pronounced Bay-Bay en Francais, in case you were wondering) in tow for his 1 pm lunches every now and again. But we did perk up when Vernon Jordan came in. Talk about presence!

I had a chance to catch up with one of my favorite regulars, ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstong who, when I first started writing this column, made it his personal mission to introduce me to as many movers and shakers as possible. The native Texan with the heart of gold just can’t help himself when it comes to do-good deeds. This afternoon he was full of fire telling me about the upcoming benefit for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp on October 21 at Lincoln Center. Joe spent seven years as a camp counselor during the summer at the original Connecticut camp — He now proudly bears the title of ‘Mr. Ambassador’ for the organization — and can’t say enough about the kids whose lives are forever changed thanks to Paul Newman. “They make you realize what is really important, ” says Joe.

So, if you want to help continue Newman’s good works and spend an evening rubbing shoulders with Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Joanne Woodward and Renee Zellweger, get out those checkbooks and buy a ticket to the gala. Tell them Joe sent you …

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Self‘s Lucy Danziger and some leggy leather clad gals from L’Oreal talking ‘stress management’

2. Law & Order SVU’s Richard Belzer and David Letterman‘s band leader Paul Shaffer

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong and O’s book editor Sara Nelson.

4. Leonard Lauder and a casually elegant gal who, upon greeting the cosmetic king exclaimed, “This is the high point of my week!”

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NYT Style Mag T Gets A New Look Online

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The New York Times gets props for being innovative and relevant on the Web, and (although its rumored to be trimming its vast blog network soon) there’s a spot on the Gray Lady’s Web site that just got a whole lot prettier.

Today, the paper’s style magazine, T relaunched a new, upgraded Web site that will now be updated continuously daily, with content from columnists and contributors and the Times‘ “The Moment” blog, now integrated into the site along with social media features like Twitter. This means instant updates from the magazine’s areas of coverage — women’s and men’s fashion, travel, and design — instead of having to wait for it only 15 times a year. But never fear, the magazine’s content will still be archived on the site in subsections, along with food and culture, too.

Expanding on the idea of multimedia, the new T site also features a video player on its home page, along with a T video library. And, the streamlined site will load faster and be easier to navigate, the Times promises.

And here’s a note from T‘s online director Horatio Silva to readers:

“We’re hardly averse to a compliment at T. After all, we work in fashion. So when you email to say that you like us — that you really, really like us — we’ll take it. You look cute, too, by the way. But we don’t want to get stuck in a style rut, or appear insensitive to criticism. So starting this Friday, we’ll unveil a rejuvenated Web site that better displays T‘s jaw-dropping images and seamlessly integrates our popular daily blog. You’ll
still be able to view all of the content from the 15 annual issues of T, as well as our exclusive celebrity videos and constantly refreshed Web-only features. There’s even a new culture section. All this, plus it’s easier to navigate and read, and quicker to load. We’re pretty proud of our new look, but since we’re among friends, don’t be afraid to let us know what you think. Seriously. Did we mention how cute you look?”

Well thank you. We think you look pretty dashing, too.

The New T Online