Brady's Bunch

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Yet another inspired financial decision by Disney's Eisner, scrapping that Michael Moore documentary. He knows docs don't make money, doesn't he? Incidentally, with his little mustache, and at his blustering, pontificating best, Michael Moore reminds me of Oliver Hardy.

Martha cut a multiyear deal with the In Style Network (part of E! networks) to run "Martha Stewart Living" shows including reruns from the by-now rather substantial library of past hours.

Hachette Filipacchi USA Publishing tapped Anne C. Oldani as Midwest account manager, with the crucial Detroit region of specific interest. She'll be selling for Elle, Elle Girl and Premiere.

Joe Oldham retires in August, and James B. Meigs becomes editor in chief of Hearst's 102-year old Popular Mechanics (circ is l.2 million). Meigs had been exec editor of National Geographic Adventure and previously was at Premiere, Us and Entertainment Weekly.

The July Robb Report informs me, "the summertime destination of choice for the world's most affluent," is, ta dah! the Hamptons! No wonder I can't get a parking space at the Blue Parrot.

Legendary, and maturing, sports flack Joe Goldstein turns 77 July 21. Friends will gather at the Columbus Club in Manhattan that evening to cheer him on to new schemes & scams.

John A. Pagliaro, Restore Media in D.C., tells me their Old-House Journal has now spun off New Old House magazine. The head reels, the mind boggles.

Pals of the late CBS topper Tom Leahy should be aware daughter Kirsten Leahy (34 Purchase St., Rye, N.Y.) and her sister last year put together a 25-person team to tackle the Long Island leg of Swim Across America, raising dough for cancer research. They'll do it again this July 31. Tom and wife Patricia both died of cancer.

I missed the Bill Clinton book party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the other night. I was at Elaine's finishing dinner with author Bill Boyd when the first celebrities stumbled in from the event. Who was there? I inquired of one guest, a Fox TV commentator but curiously, a Dem. "A lot of schmucks like me," was the refreshing response. "See!" said Elaine, giving me a knowing elbow to the ribs.

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