Brady's Bunch

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Just think if Kerry had held hands with Crown Prince Abdullah.

Marcia Clark, the dopey L.A. prosecutor who lost a slamdunk case against O.J., will write a column for Wal-Mart's new Justice magazine. There's a "must read" for you.

Breakfast news. May 17 Jack Welch does Q & A with Charlie Rose at the 21 Club, 8 a.m. June 15. Steve Forbes is the speaker at the MPA "breakfast with a leader" at N.Y.'s University Club.

Big doings tomorrow night at the Waldorf, where they're honoring the great Tony Duke and his charity Boys & Girls Harbor. Tony set it up at age 19 in 1937, and it's been booming ever since in East Hampton.

Michelle Balaz is the new national sales ad director for Popstar! mag.

Fairchild bigs Mary Berner and Patrick McCarthy hosted a Four Seasons restaurant bash for W Publisher Nina Lawrence.

Bergdorf's threw a splashy book party for Jade Albert's new Harry Abrams book, "The Charm of Charms," written with Ki Hackney. Ki's a former WWD writer, Jade is probably the top commercial children's photographer and did an earlier kids book with Cindy Crawford.

Lou Cona of Vanity Fair reports their first quarter was the Graydon Carter money machine's best ever in both ad pages and bucks. YTD ads are up 30% in pages or 7.6%. Revenue is ahead more than $10 million or 21.7%.

Chris Meigher sends along "the 400" issue of Quest. "Our fattest 400 in its 14 year history," says Meigher, who began life in circulation at Time Inc., launching People along the way. As for his own monthly, it's "our third consecutive year of 15% year over year ad gains. May it continue ever so," he adds piously.

"Voices of American Muslims," by Linda Brandi Cateura, just published by Hippocrene Books, former lit editor of Harper's Bazaar, is a decidedly different and surely controversial take. Linda previously wrote "Growing up Italian" and "Catholics USA: Will They Survive?" Well, we hope so.

Organic Style saluted 10 "women with" same at Lincoln Center last Wednesday evening. Maria Rodale, founding editor, presided.

Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch and Lally Weymouth (Kay Graham's writer daughter) host the annual Eric Breindel Journalism Awards, honoring the late New York Post editorial page editor on June 1. Usually it's at the Harvard Club.

Dana Spain-Smith of Philadelphia Style magazine is launching DC Style with a premier issue`s 60,000 copies and 132 pages in total. Her key execs are industry vets John Colabelli, Susan Stapleton and Stephen Mailman.

Sync, the year-old Ziff Davis bi-monthly on "tech-tainment," will up rate base to 250,000 in June/July. Janet Ott handles marketing as associate publisher.

Can anyone at Westin Hotels explain why their Embassy Row at 2100 Mass. Ave. in D.C. has a perfectly good restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch but is closed for dinner? You have to eat in the bar.

Those "Star Wars" whackos are sleeping on sidewalks again waiting for the damned movie houses to open.

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