Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, will be among 500 “global thought leaders” at Wheelock College’s first International Conference Thursday. Blair was in the news last week when a spokesperson for her husband denied rumors that the former head of state is romantically involved with Rupert Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng. (Murdoch and Deng are getting divorced.) . . . In celebration of Pride Month, Omar Sharif Jr., grandson of actor Omar Sharif, is speaking at Thursday’s gathering of Colette Phillips’s networking group, Get Konnected! The grandson of the actor famous for his roles in “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago” is himself an actor and a national spokesperson for GLAAD. . . . Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz’s wife, Lindsay, and pal Laura Kinsman were at Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge plotting plans for Buchholz Bowl July 18. . . . Former Sox closer Keith Foulke paid a visit to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (right) to promote the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Aug. 27 and 28.