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Eighteen months ago, Charles Koppelman showed up on the set of “Emeril Live.” Koppelman, a former music industry executive, is an old friend of host Emeril Lagasse’s, although the two had fallen out of touch.
After the show, the celebrity chef remembers asking Koppelman what he was up to these days.
“He handed me his card and it said ‘Chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia,’” Lagasse recalled.
Lagasse was talking Tuesday from New York, filling in the background to the bombshell dropped on Tuesday: the selling of Lagasse’s nonrestaurant holdings to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for $45 million in cash and $5 million in stock. Read more »