Brady's Bunch

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Liza Minnelli back on Broadway! Splendid news. But this frenzy of rehearsals, talk shows, coast to coast flights, photo shoots? Is the new hubby concerned about the box office or his known-to-be fragile bride?

If as reported Jim Seymore's moving on to other Time Inc. chores, let's hear it for Entertainment Weekly's Peter Bonventre as M.E. Or is Norm Pearlstine going outside (Cyndi Stivers)?

My early longshot for Wimbledon, Belgian blond Kim Klijsters.

Metropolitan Home and Architecture teaming up on a new "Home of the Year" awards program open to architects and other design pros. Winners will be announced in November issues.

Greg Messina named New York ad manager and Dina Treglia N.Y. sales manager of Rodale's Organic Living Group.

Big Broadway news! Billy Joel & Twyla Tharp team up on a new musical, "Movin' Out," to open Oct. 24 at the Richard Rodgers theater. It's about six friends over two decades based on 24 of Billy's classic songs.

I guess we're all pretty upset that Mike Ovitz is, you know, not doing all that well.

Young writer/directors Paul and Chris Weitz have another hit movie, "About A Boy." They're the sons of actress Susan Kohner & OSS hero John Weitz.

Cosmo Girl! will do a 3rd annual $10,000 girl of the year scholarship award (girls between 11 and 25 submit their own written nominations). Maybelline will sponsor.

Speaking of which, Parenting hosted a luncheon panel discussion of moms, dads and parenting "and the differences," at the W Hotel in Manhattan.

Stuff promoted both Michael Provus, 28, and 31-year old Aric Webb to associate publisher. It's a Dennis book.

Kate Kelly Smith tells me Child just published its largest issue ever (June/July).

New restaurant called Atelier on Central Park South at Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Chef is an Alsatian, Gabriel Kreuther, who was chef de cuisine for four-star Jean-Georges.

Idiots of the year? People camping out to catch first show of the new "Star Wars." And baseball-which just may cancel the World Series due to a strike.

Encountered just-retired Jerry Levin outside the AOL Time Warner building the other lunchtime. He's into brown corduroy sports jackets these days.

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