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“AMERICAN IDOL” PRODUCER’S IPO, SCOTT ROSENBLUM HELPS EXTINGUISH A FIRE, PHYLLIS SCHAFLY & THE BREWERY, ROSE JONAS’ NEW WORK, AL WATKINS TO BETTY WHITE’S ROAST

European media giant Bertelsmann is poised to issue an IPO.  The conglomerate controls broadcaster RTL Group, Random House and FreemantleMedia, producer of “American Idol” and “The X Factor”. . .Rose “The Job Doctor” Jonas is penning an e-book with her son, David Finkelstein, titled, “How to Figure Out What You Want to Do Next,” which is being edited by Dick Weiss and is due out April 15 at cyber-book stores.  Jonas’ previous effort was a 10,000-word paper, “Living on Stress Mountain: Strategies For Doing Well When Your Life Sucks.”  “Clients have told me what works for them,” she said.  “This is a compendium of their advice. Take what you like from it, what you think will work for you. May it help you feel less precariously perched here in this thin mountainous air” and she quotes Henry Kissinger: “There cannot be a stressful crisis next week.  My schedule is already full”. . .Barrister Al Watkins and his wife, Paige, will head to Gotham for the Betty White roast at the Friars Club.  Not only that, they will visit with former Ritz St. Louis’ food & bev guy Angus Bright, who now lives in South Carolina serving as GM of a golf pro signature country club/plantation.  Watkin’s bro, attorney John Watkins is a member of the Friars.  Their mom, Nancy,  was a pal of White, when they both lived in Chappaqua, NY. . .Our town’s renowned criminal defense attorney Scott Rosenblum was spotted celebrating his recruitment of up-and-coming attorney Katie Hummel at Bob O’Laughlin’s hotspot 360. Between trading war stories with former Rosenblum protege Vanessa Antoniou, the barristers congratulated U. City’s own Cornell Haynes, II on the wrap of his next album and its first single, which Nelly expects to be released in April.  Later, Rosenblum and Antoniou dined at Herbie’s ’72, pitching in between courses to extinguish a three-alarm fire in the kitchen. . .Many local companies trade on having familiar family names.  But sometimes, a well-known last name is problematic for a business owner. Take Schlafly’s brewery.  On its website’s FAQ’s it includes this:  “Does Phyllis orAndrew Schlafly have anything to do with the brewery?”  Phyllis Schlafly is brewery owner Tom Schlafly’s aunt by marriage.  Andrew is Phyllis’ son and Tom Schlafly’s cousin.  Neither Phyllis, nor Andrew Schlafly are involved with Schlafly Beer in any way.  Why does this matter?  Because Phyllis and Andy are conservative lawyers and activists whose political efforts are likely anethema to a big chunk of the brewery’s patron.

SCOTT ROSENBLUM, JIM HOLLORAN, THE ONDER LAW FIRM TOSS BIG BUCKS ON CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Some law firms are gearing up for extravagant parties, that seem too much for some, not enough for others, who have difficulties avoiding foreclosures. Scott Rosenblum will throw his firm’s traditional hip-hop party on Dec. 17 at the Lumen Space on Locust Street.  The Onder law firm will host a party on Dec.16 at its Taj Mahal-like offices.  Jim Holloran will hold his shop’s bash at his own McGurk’s on Dec. 20.  In another part of town – at the Sheldon – The Beacon online newspaper will celebrate the holidays on New Year’s Day with a performance of HMS Pinafore, which will be narrated by Richard “Bel” Gaddes.  Another perk for the guests will be to meet the website’s new fundraiser, Peter Franzen, formerly with the Black Rep, and general manager Nicole Hudson Hollway.

SAM GLASSER TALKS TOUGH

“I’ve made millions in downtown real estate,” boasted developer Sam Glasser, as he leaned over the bar at Herbie’s Vintage ’72.  Glasser, as  many already know, was recently arrested from a sealed indictment accusing him of bank fraud.  With his wife, Eileen Cervantes, Glasser sniped at the accusation and stated, “I have a smart lawyer (Scott Rosenblum).  I’ve already given him $75,000 and will give him another $75,000 this week.” They turned to Eileen’s brother, Dr. David Meiners, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center’s chief of surgery.  Glasser advised, “If you ever want a second opinion, go to him.”

NOTES ON MY CUFF

Chez Leon was where grande dame Betty Brittain explained her efforts in bringing award-winning composer//conductor Marvin Hamlisch for a concert in October to the St. Louis Club for the benefit of Lindenwood University’s new auditorium.  With her were Elaine and Palmer Woods. Nearby were Lynn and Dr. Carl Lyss and at another table criminal attorney Scott Rosenblum with insurance exec Brittany Haggerty.. . . Joseph F. DiLurgio wants all to know, that the hotel vet will open in mid-July dinery “bringing an Italian taste to Dutchtown” at 3804 Louisiana Ave., tagged J. Vincent’s Pronto Pasta, Pizza and catering. . .Retired BJC urologist Dr. Bill Bowles was toasted on his 80th at Turene, hosted by his son his son’s best pal, Norma Marquez of Chicago.  More than 100 candles on the cake resembling a bonfire.  Dr.  Bowles’  daughter,  Cathy Carmody, was also on hand. BTW Jeff is a real estate developer. . .KPLR/KTVI anchor/reporter Dan Gray corrected an item, that appeared here in which his marriage took place.  Not so, says Gray.  “I did help officiate at one of the three wedding ceremonies for the producer, Julie Trang,” said Gray. “She and her husband, Henry Lau, had a Vietnamese, Chinese and American service.  I am single, but in a serious relationship.”


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