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The Mai and Paul Hallingby divorce settlement, said to involve about $25 million, went something like this: Investment banker Paul keeps the houses in Southampton and Nassau. Mai will stay in the plush city apartment...

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The only place to be tomorrow night is at the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center where the New York City Ballet's Spring Gala will be in full swing. Anne Bass and Robert Pittman are the chairmen of the evening and Hillary Rodham Clinton is the honorary chairman. After the performance by NYCB's marvelous dancers, at least 900 guests will head for the Theater's Promenade for a Glorious Food feast of avocado soup with lime-marinated baby shrimp, pan-fried cornbreaded chicken breast, couscous with three peppers and, for dessert, individual almond tuiles filled with ginger and vanilla ice cream.

Robert Isabell will make the setting beautiful and contemporary with steel tables covered with sheer gray organza and centered with custom-designed four-foot tall aluminum candlesticks towering over an assortment of glass vases filled with spring flowers and clusters of pillar candles. The dinner chairmen are Remi and Olivier Krug, who will provide the champagne, and the entire evening is a celebration of NYCB's Diamond Project showcasing some of the talented choreographers who are shaping classical dance today.

Fresh from her sold-out appearances at the Bouffes du Nord theater in Paris and at the Sadler's Wells theater in London, Regine, queen of the night and nightclubs, will bring her concert/show, "La Boule au Plafond," to the Supper Club in New York on May 31. Opening night, a charity event for CARE, will be under the patronage of the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, and France's Ambassador to the U.S. Jacques Andreani. Comme il faut et comme ìa.

It won't happen until Oct. 28, but Barbara Davis, the incomparable Beverly Hills hostess and fund-raiser, is telling the world that her Carousel of Hope ball benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation has already raised $2.3 million. The major sponsors of the evening are Guess Inc. and Revlon, and Barbara has enlisted dozens and dozens of corporate giants and donors. The marvelous items to be sold at the silent auction just before the gala at the Beverly Hilton include luxury cars and dream cruises. Any real woman would be mad not to bid on the hockey lesson and a practice session with Wayne Gretzky. Now that's a dream cruise.
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