And, after telling New York magazine that what black rap stars needed was “two big-mouthed Jewish girls to tell it to these guys straight,” Jen Posner disbanded her own publicity firm, PB&J, which she had founded with hip-hop specialist Ally Bernstein, who is professionally known as Ally B. Spears and corporate clients such as America Online, as well as dot-com companies and restaurants and nightclubs in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Siegal say their first conversation about merging took place in January, when, it seems, Ms. “I was very nervous about the subject matter,” said Ms. “I just thought, it’s just going to make people uncomfortable, to watch it, right-“ “And, of course, I think the complete reverse,” said Ms. Siegal herself, abandoned his publicity gig for the more reliable consulting business. Grubman, whose initial client list has not suffered from the fact that her father is music attorney Allen Grubman. Grubman’s list has grown to include personalities such as Ms. “I completely deny that I was driving Lizzie.” Asked of Mr. “We feel he did tip off the building inspector,” said Mr. Sasson spread the rumor that Tavern would be closed that Saturday–resulting, he claims, in thinner crowds. Flanagan admitted that he didn’t have the right permit to add the window box and hired–who else? Sasson and a band of Hamptons nightclub owners has come to light. Southampton residents have been asking the town to purchase and shut down Conscience Point, as well as rallying the planning board to reject Jet East’s renovation plans at a Town Hall meeting on July 19.
Enter Peggy Siegal, who throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s dominated the turf of New York movie premieres. Siegal’s discerning taste and up-to-date mailing lists included the likes of Nora Ephron and 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt, and, more recently, Gwyneth Paltrow’s family. Siegal’s personal hands-on style of doing business may have lost a bit of ground to the corporate-backed package deals the new P. Siegal had recently been on a chartered cruise arranged by New Line chairman Robert Shaye. Grubman broke up over a year ago but have remained close friends and business associates: Ms. “He’s upped the ante and changed the game and is not playing by the rules,” said Mr. “[Owning a nightclub] is not a hobby, it’s my trade.” Such dedication to his métier might explain a story that Mr. On July 11, he said, he ran into two of his promoters at the opening party for the restaurant Man Ray in Manhattan. Sasson wouldn’t let them work for Tavern on Saturday nights and keep their Friday-night gig at Jet East. Grubman, who was dressed in a black turtleneck sweater and tight, dark bluejeans. K., we totally have-not totally, to a degree -we have different lists, and when we put them …” “No, no, excuse me. I think she was trying to explore a lot of different options … I never asked her over the phone if she wanted to merge with me.” Ms. But the scene was of an entirely different sensibility: sushi buffets, gospel-choir entertainment and 1,400 media types in their 20’s. Siegal, dressed in black pants and a shimmery suit jacket, left for the opera. Grubman, surrounded by a coterie of young friends who were sneaking cigarettes, remained behind. Grubman, who was wearing a black sweater tank top and black pants and was sitting on the edge of the temple’s platform next to her colleague Ally B. The doctor says it comes from lifting or working out, neither of which I do! Grubman pointed out that they are doing another New Line premiere, Love and Basketball , in April.