A POLITICIAN’S NEXT ACT:
In spreading the word about charity initiatives, any good former head of state knows that his or her Rolodex is one of their best assets. “There’s so much you can do because you can at least access the contacts,” former British prime minister Tony Blair
admitted Tuesday night at an event at the Hearst Tower honoring his wife Cherie and her Foundation for Women. And he revealed that one person soon to be working with the foundation is First Lady — for a few weeks more — Laura Bush
, although he didn’t offer any advice for her husband, the President. The crowd at the event, hosted by Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey
and Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black
, included Barbara Walters, Donna Karan, Renée Fleming
and Daryl Haddon
; Hearst Corp. chief executive officer Frank Bennack and Francisco Costa also attended.