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Lunch: Les Moonves, Barry Diller & Kathleen Turner

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— DIANE CLEHANE

Forget the lazy days of summer. Class is back in session as the cool kids returned to the cafeteria today in force. The scene at Michael’s was a tasty stew of moguls and media mavens with a side order of the random celebrity sighting — Kathleen Turner cooled her heels at the bar with her face buried in a newspaper until her pals arrived. And in true Michael’s media-centric style, a photographer from The New York Times was on hand to capture it all for Frank Bruni‘s review due out soon. We can’t wait, can you?

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Kathleen Turner, Felicia Taylor, Margo McNabb, Sommers Farkas, Terry Allen Kramer and a very late arriving Peggy Siegal who joined the festivities just in time to be included in the pics for the Times. David Patrick Columbia dashed in just before coffee to grab a few quick shots of the gals for New York Social Diary. You’re no one if you’re not getting your picture taken, darling …

2. Showtime’s head honcho Matt Blank with Holly B. Newman. Loved the leopard skirt!

3. Liz Smith with Jonathan Van Meter. The grand dame of gossip, looking sunny in yellow, told me she was being interviewed for New Yorkfor another anniversary issue.

4. Les Moonves sipping chardonnay with Leon Black

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Media Events 12.20.07

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FRIDAY 12.21.07
WHAT: Memorial service for Ike Turner
WHO: Bishop Noel Jones is officiating
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: City of Refuge Greater Bethany Community Church
WHY: See if Tina shows up.

FRIDAY 12.21.07
WHAT: Celebrity Holiday Toy Drive
WHO: Various celebs including Michael B. Jordan (The Wire), Steven Scipio, Jackie Long, Kalita Smith and others.
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Alta Loma County Park
WHY: Do something good before Santa checks his list that second time.

TUESDAY 12.25.07
WHAT: Free Christmas Dinner for struggling artists
WHO: Comedy maestro Jamie Masada
WHEN: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Laugh Factory
WHY: Eat and laugh in the company of other people who have had a tough year.

LAT In 90 Seconds

26184526-04182735.jpgHandicapping Grammy Noms: The Envelope reports that Fergie and Vince Gill will be on hand to announce the Grammy nominations on Thursday, noting that it’d be a creepy kind of awful to have them wake up for the press conference only to send them home with nothing.

boratthum.jpegWhy Not? Everyone Else Has: The drivers’ ed teacher who appeared in Borat is adding his name to the long line of people futilely suing the producers of the film. Michael Psenicska, a Baltimore high school math teacher says the producers told him he’d be in a documentary about the integration of immigrants into U.S. life. Which, really, isn’t that far off from the truth.

34100632.jpgThank You, Tina: One of our fave columnists, Tina Daunt dedicates this week’s ink to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation. We’re happy that she’s giving his rebuild-New-Orleans cause a big push. But we’re even happier that she gave us an excuse to run another picture of Brad Pitt.