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While emceeing last week’s Mediaweek All-Stars luncheon in New York, NBC’s Brian Williams had some fun with CNBC stablemate Donny Deutsch and his well-documented fondness for bicep-bearing shirts: “Donny, we get that you lift weights,” he said. “It’s time to wear a shirt. It’s time to wear a shirt with a collar and sleeves.” Williams, who took over anchor duties on NBC Nightly News from Tom Brokaw this month, is set to appear on The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch in January, and promised to bring Deutsch a proper shirt then. … The audience of analysts attending Aegis Group’s presentation at last Monday’s CSFB conference in New York was thin. So thin, in fact, that Aegis Group’s Doug Flynn solicited a question from a competitor. Flynn shielded his eyes from lights, peered out into the crowd and asked, “Is that David Bell? You have a question?” IPG’s Bell, seated a half-dozen rows back and next up on the dais, replied kindly, “No, no, I don’t. I’m just glad to be here to hear you.” … Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners’ Richard Kirshenbaum broke the news of his latest creative work in an unusual way—he welcomed daughter Georgia Rose, born on Oct. 19, into the world by sending out packs of those sugary suckers Charms and an announcement that read, “Three’s a charm. Talia and Lucas Kirshenbaum are thrilled to welcome their new sister.” … The theme of Leo Burnett’s annual breakfast this month was “Get real.” Year-end presentations at the Chicago Theater included a videotaped message from Donald Trump and an appearance by his winning apprentice, Bill Rancic. Rancic played Ryan Seacrest in a “Burnett Idol” contest, in which Cheryl Berman, Kevin Brown and Mark Tutssel played Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. After an e-mail vote of nearly 900 Burnetters, guest relations associate Ava Fain won a $500 Virgin Megastore gift certificate for her rendition of Jill Scott‘s “A Long Walk.”