I never heard so much blather about a "tell-all" book Steve Florio says he isn't going to write.
Greg Coleman (longtime biggie at Reader's Digest), newly rich from his West Coast triumphs with Yahoo!, returned to the Hamptons over Fourth of July to host (with Daniel Rosensweig) his annual beach party for pals, families and kids on Cranberry Hole Road, Amagansett.
Barbara Fairchild of Bon Appetit got Sophia Loren to do a Q&A about food, her peppers, Parmesan, pasta sauces, and, mamma mia! the time (in 1954's "Attila") she had to smooch with Tony Quinn while he was gnawing a roast chicken.
Does anyone like Ed Klein's new book?
Cruise West in Seattle named Warren Sukernek VP-sales, marketing, reservations. Someone else steers.
Architectural Digest teams with coffee table publisher Harry N. Abrams to issue "Hollywood at Home" in November (in time for Christmas giving). They'll chronicle the lives and styles of Cary Grant, Cecil B. DeMille, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Travolta, Garbo and like that. Tom Cruise is checking with Scientology to see if it's OK.
A Campbell-Ewald survey informs us having children is passe. "Many well-educated, self-starting individuals instead are adopting pets and doting over them as a substitute for parenthood."
Ellen Cannon is the new editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group. They publish Naples Illustrated, Tampa Bay Ditto and the flagship, Palm Beach Illustrated. Ellen worked for Time Inc., Conde Nast and Bloomberg Financial.
A house near mine on Further Lane in East Hampton is reportedly going for $90 million. Has three bedrooms.
Who's having the lousier season, Bush or the Yankees?