Brady's Bunch

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Dining at Elaine's former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar beauty editor Shirley Lord, looking blond and yummy, with bow-tied husband Abe Rosenthal of The New York Times. Shirley, who made her bones on Fleet Street, then married British zillionaire and "carpet king" Cyril Lord, lived palatially in the better West Indies, and wrote lots of novels, tells me she's recently been in the employ of Sam Waksal, Martha Stewart's bete noir. Could all that be the stuff of Shirley's next novel? A miniseries? Shirley gave a sly smile but, judiciously, said nothing.

Karon Cullen's the new PR consultant for one of the great hotels in the world, the Crillon in Paris. Its staff uniforms are designed by Thierry Mugler. The hotel's bar is where the better class of Brit foreign correspondents drink.

Playbill published a marvelous hardcover called "At This Theatre" covering 100 years of Broadway, written by Louis Botto, prefaced by Brian Stokes Mitchell. Thirty-five bucks and a great Christmas gift for stage buffs.

Health (Time Inc.) on a winning streak? Mary Morgan says it closed the year up 8% in ad pages, ninth consecutive yearly rise. Looking ahead, Jan./Feb. will be up 32%, she says.

Tuesday evening at the Rainbow Room the John A. Reisenbach Foundation honors top TV exec Dennis Swanson of Viacom (formerly at NBC).

University College Dublin's B-school establishing a Hugh Carey chair. They'll announce it this Thursday at the 21 Club.

Heidi Klum and the hairdresser hubby splitsville? I'm stunned.

Ran into Publisher Jim Taylor who tells me Town & Country is scoring the second-biggest ad revenue year in its 157 years. They're also up slightly in pages. Let's hear it for Editor Pam Fiori.

Sean Sullivan, associate publisher/marketing for Good House, was onstage the other night in a "George & Ira" Gershwin show in East Hampton. Before he went legit in the magazine biz, Sullivan worked with John Raitt, Florence Henderson et al. Good story.

UPS Day at the Four Seasons. Lunching ensemble, Tina Brown and filmmaker David Brown.

I dislike being negative but can't anyone win in the NFL? The Bay teams, Tampa and Green, sharing the best record?

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