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Vive la France! A new brasserie arrives in Manhattan, Gaby at 44 W. 45th Street. It's named for the famous French fashion model who took New York by storm in the Roaring Twenties.

Sounds like a must-see! End of July Lions Gate Films opens "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," all about, well, you know.

Attention, Anglophiles: the newest Forbes is British Living & Style. It launched last week with a bash hosted by the British consul general in NY. Chin chin and all that.

Huzzahs for Entertainment Weekly, officially 10 years old.

MediZine, the pocket-size health mag founded six years ago by Traver Hutchins, is having a good year. The spring issue is up 32% in ad revenues over '99.

Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' Jack Kliger is raising the rate base at George from 450,000 to half a mil in September. Editor Frank Lalli's getting good press. Next, some ads.

Does Remnick ever sleep? The New Yorker Editor David Remnick runs the mag, writes some of its best stuff, publishes books, guides the old mag to three National Magazine Awards. Oh, yeah: through April ad pages are up 33% over last year.

Times Mirror put Rebecca S. Barna in charge of their Popular Science properties as president. She was a group publisher with hot CMP Media.

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York gave an award to Mad Ave's Jerry Della Femina.

Lunched at Michael's on West 55th with former Gourmet Publisher Dick Barthelmes, these days developing biz as a "rainmaker" for AOL.

Speaking of Gourmet, Gina Sanders reports circ at 901,000 is their largest in five years. Meanwhile, under Editor Ruth Reichl, the mag's been nominated for eight James Beard awards.

Bill Kupper tells me for three of its last four issues, Business Week "sold out" on newsstands.

Paris, anyone? Fortune holds its global forum June 14-16 in the French capital. My press credentials are being scrutinized as we speak.

Publisher Steven B. Grune of Meredith Corp.'s Midwest Living says the May/June issue is up 32 pages (plus 25%) over the same issue last year. For the first half, it's 10% ahead.

Chris Meigher hosted a small dinner at Swifty's in New York to intro new Quest Editor Sean Murphy.

New marketing director for Shape, the Weider book, is Andrea Norlander from Jane.

Pat Beh Williams is the new associate publisher-marketing for Marie Claire.

Parfums Givenchy (that's "perfumes" in French) named a new VP-PR, Linn Tanzman.

VP-Publisher Mary Morgan reports Health (Time Inc.) is running 40% ahead in ad pages for the first half. Wow! And the magazine promoted Eileen Kiernan to marketing director.

I'm scheduled to be on Imus Wednesday morning.

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