Rob Gregory of Rolling Stone sends along the new issue with a note urging me, "Check out the Angelina Jolie photos, P. 72." After having done so, I am in agreement with Liz Smith's column the other day re Jolie and husband Billy Bob, "Are these people nuts?"
Harper's Magazine is sponsoring an all-day symposium Sept. 25 in D.C. on education. The September issue will include a special 32-page section on the state of U.S. education. Ad closing for the special, July 9. They're "in search of the educated American." I don't believe Billy Bob and wife will be in there.
Nora McAniff of People says since last fall the weekly's readership got younger and more affluent. She adds that latest MRI data have People's 18-34 demo up 13% and median household income rose from $55,900 a year to $58,500. Meantime, Ali Weisberg from People replies to my query about Rosie's new Web site. Since early March, says Ali, People.com averaged 12 million page views per week and 54 mil per month. The day after the Oscars, they got 8.4 million page views. So there!
New biz for the Susan Magrino PR agency in Manhattan: Dominick Dunne's latest book, "Justice," YM editor Annemarie Iverson, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum events, Paris' Hotel Plaza Athenee, the new "Martha Stewart Everyday" line at Kmart.
Cosmo's holding a male beefcake contest. Send in pix of yourself or a pal to All About Media Men, Cosmopolitan, 224 W. 57th St., N.Y. 10019. Apparently, you have to work in media to qualify.
The great Bob Giraldi, the creative guy, never rests. He has a new restaurant and condos coming on Perry St. in Manhattan's West Village. Architect is Richard Meier.
Patrick Scott takes on a newly created position, president of the Weather Channel Networks.
How do you choose "the 100 best photos of all time?" National Geographic plans to do it in a free-standing, newsstand-only book coming out Nov. 1 at $9.95, on 70-pound stock (cover is 100-pounds) with oversized trim.
Ronni M. Faust joined Magazine Publishers of America as VP-communications. On her resume: helping launch ESPN The Magazine.
WCBS-AM has a new weatherman, Michael Palmer, who pronounces "mostly" in three syllables. Oddest thing, as if it's "most-i-ly."