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Re the cover photo of Bo Derek on the August Cigar Aficionado, whatever Bo's smoking, cut one for me.

Effective October, Gourmet boosts its rate base from 850,000 to 900,000. YTD ad pages are up 8% over '99 (31% ahead for June, July, August). All hail, Ruth Reichl!

You think Mike ("I want to eat your children") Tyson's gone a little, you know, funny?

Hallmark Entertainment's new VP-marketing is Kelly Coogan Swanson.

Will EMAP USA's Sport be the only magazine to go under because of the Philip Morris ad cutback?

Jack Kliger named a new Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' West Coast VP-corporate sales, Perry Grayson.

Saveur's new publisher is Terry Snow of Popular Mechanics.

Texas Monthly Editor Greg Curtis steps down to write. Good for him! Evan Smith is promoted from deputy editor.

She's only been at the helm for eight weeks but Publisher Suzanne Grimes tells me Allure's August issue is 40% ahead in ad pages and the Jan.-June ABC numbers will show a 65,000 bonus over rate base.

Publisher Chris Allen reports through August Cooking Light is 25% ahead of last year in ad pages. Says Chris, "14th year of sales growth in a row."

Vegetarian Times moved to 9 Riverbend Drive South, Stamford, Conn. 06907.

Miguel A. Masa Jr. named ad financial manager for Mutual Funds (Time Inc.)

Detroit's always a big deal for the magazines. Time just named Thomas B. Gaskin account manager with responsibility for the GM business.

Jon Andrade moved from People en Espanol (Time Inc.) to Parade as an ad sales rep. He'd been with Bristol-Myers and Saatchi.

Conde Nast Traveler has a new luxury goods manager, Nicole Maggio, moving over from Vogue.

Nice job by Jay Nordlinger of National Review getting Rosie O'Donnell to sit for an interview (she's wont to duck conservative pubs). Jay also got retired talker Mike Douglas to comment on protege Rosie.

ESPN promoted Michael Murphy to VP-pay-per-view and special market distribution.

Irish Echo, the New York-based weekly, saluted in a special supplement 10 major Yank companies doing biz in Ireland.

Bill O'Reilly, the Fox Television News nightly talker, tells me his hour now is beating Larry King in the ratings on a more or less regular basis. Larry, can this be so?

Norwegian Cruise Lines tapped as North American PR rep, Lou Hammond and her agency.

I'm marking the dance card already. On Sept. 21 at Le Cirque in New York, pals fete Liz Smith and her memoir, "Natural Blonde." Hosting are Babs Walters, Joan Ganz Cooney and Louise Grunwald. La Liz'll also be on the cover of Parade and on "60 Minutes" with Mike Wallace the previous Sunday. Talk about marketing the brand.

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