Brady's Bunch

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Fortunate Billy Norwich! With all those terrific (and underpaid) writers at the New York Observer, it's Billy who gets tapped to edit a new section in The New York Times.

Entertainment Weekly chides me for running a photo of the "wrong" Cathy O'Brien, its new VP-GM (AA, Nov. 1). Here's the "real" O'Brien. I promise.

Paging Hogan, Sarazen, Byron Nelson: Tiger Woods threw another hissy fit over photographers taking his picture.

Cathie Black of Hearst hosts the best pre-pre-Christmas party in town (on Park Ave, natch). Joining her this year, Katie Couric, the Tom Brokaws, the Dick Stolleys, Tina & Harry, Jade Albert, David & Helen Gurley Brown, lots of Hearsties. I even got to meet Cathie's daughter's red-haired guinea pig, "Rockstar."

New USO headquarters in N.Y. will be officially opened Dec. 8 in the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Bloomberg Personal Finance tapped Matthew Stichnoth as its first-ever new media editor.

New York-based agency Media First International created new post of senior partner to attract marketing strategist Ed Weiner. He was senior VP at TBS Media Management.

Hizzoner, the Hon. Rudy, was speaker at last week's millennium breakfast series at the 21 Club. I don't think Hills was able to attend.

Gib Chapman reports he's now senior VP-sales and marketing for Bottle Rocket, an online interactive entertainment outfit. So there!

At the Whitney Museum in Manhattan Dec. 13, Country Living presents folk artist Nanci Griffith in concert. Cocktails will be served.

Parachute Creative (almost as good as Chapman's Bottle Rocket, don't you think?), a full-service shop in Morrisville, Pa., hired Karen Crager as PR director.

Tomorrow evening CBS and its "jolly press elves" host the annual bacchanal for the wretched media.

Remember "the Murrow Boys" on CBS? Dan Rather anchors a 3-hour radio show to air Dec. 15-Jan. 5 starring the voices of Bob Trout, Andy Rooney, Bob Schieffer, Howard K. Smith, Richard C. Hottelet and lots more, commemorating the halcyon days of Edward R. Murrow.

Nice note from Mike Lafavore thanking me for a recent mention "on the day I resigned from the magazine after 11 years at Men's Health." First-rate chap.

The editors of Saveur (a Meigher book) borrowed the French consulate in Manhattan last week to launch "Saveur Cooks Authentic French," published by Chronicle Books.

New VP-ad director at Parade is Daren Mazzucca, who was publisher of Reader's Digest New Choices.

Molly Ford, who creates and crafts those marvelous dolls you see at such classy shops as FAO Schwarz and Bloomingdale's, now has a Web site, In civilian life la belle Molly is married to top barman Patrick Ford of Wollensky's Grill.

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