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new york Reader's Digest and the Ad Council hold their first Caring Companies luncheon. (From l.) Eric W. Schrier, president-North America, Reader's Digest; Judith S. Giuliani; Uma Thurman; Laura McEwen, VP-publishing director, Reader's Digest; Edie Falco. Thurman, Giuliani and Falco were honored for their charitable works.

new york B&B Cognac Liqueur kicks off a series of comedy shows. (From l.) Comedian Bill Bellamy; Jenny Cardenes, assistant marketing manager, Bacardi; Joseph Tolton, managing director, Blur Advertising.

washington, d.c. Scientific American holds a breakfast to discuss the issue of stem cell research. (From l.) Gretchen Teichgraber, president-CEO, Scientific American Inc.; Senator Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; California State Senator Deborah Ortiz; Robert Lanza, VP-medical and scientific development, Advanced Cell Technology; Bruce Brandfon, publisher, Scientific American.

new york Business Week holds a celebration in honor of its 75th anniversary. (From l.) William P. Kupper Jr., president-publisher, Business Week; Kenneth Chenault, CEO, American Express Co.; Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

dearborn, mich. The Adcraft Club of Detroit holds its annual Ford Motor Co. Day. (From l.) Kevin Brown, managing director, Ford Motor Media; Adcraft Club First VP Rich Stoddart, Ford Division marketing communications manager, Ford; "American Idol" contestant Fantasia Barrino; Adcraft Club President Christine MacKenzie, VP-corporate research & reporting, DaimlerChrysler; "American Idol" contestant Diana DeGarmo; Jean Rossi, exec VP-national sales of Fox Broadcasting and president-Fox Entertainment integrated sales & marketing; Tom Nihem, senior VP-ad sales, Fox Broadcasting; Jan Starr, exec VP-managing director, Ogilvy & Mather, Detroit.

milan Vanity Fair and Giorgio Armani hold a press conference to announce the upcoming book, "Oscar Night: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties." (From l.) Lou Cona, VP-publisher, Vanity Fair; Graydon Carter, editor, Vanity Fair; Giorgio Armani; David Friend, editor-creative development, Vanity Fair.

new york Advertising Age hosts a champagne reception during the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies conference in New York. (Above, from .l) Alex Lopez Negrete, president-CEO, Lopez Negrete Communications; Jill Manee, VP-publisher, Ad Age Group; Manuel Machado, president-AHAA and CEO-Machado Garcia-Serra. (Below, from l.) Borja Perez, U.S. Hispanic business development director, AOL Media Networks; Laurel Wentz, international editor, Advertising Age; Scott Donaton, editor, Advertising Age; Warren Harmel, managing partner, Dieste Harmel & Partners.

los angeles Premiere holds its 11th Annual Premiere Women in Hollywood luncheon. (From l.) Robert Sorcher, senior VP-programming and production, AMC; Jack Kliger, CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Media; Queen Latifah; Ed Carroll, general manager, IFC.

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