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Hanson on The Hill! Oh, and Also Reps. McCarthy and Pelosi... - Posted April 3, 2014
Last night at The Hamilton, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were recognized with a GRAMMYs on th... [FishbowlDC]

Startupland Doc Premiers At E St Cinema - Posted March 14, 2014
Last night was the world premier of new documentary series Startupland, by DC director Justin Gutwein (pictured third from left) at E Street Cinema in downtown DC. The series will follow five entrepreneurs from different walks of life as they attempt to ge... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Bret Baier Has One Hell of a Poker Face and Other News... - Posted February 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_123293" align="alignright" width="334"] Bret Baier tries really hard to win a charity poker match.[/caption] Stories from around the web that you might have missed. Some poker players wear shades and ball caps to hide... [PRNewser]

ICYMI: Bret Baier Has One Hell of a Poker Face and Other News... - Posted February 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_123293" align="alignright" width="334"] Bret Baier tries really hard to win a charity poker match.[/caption] Stories from around the web that you might have missed. Some poker players wear shades and ball caps to hide... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Steamed Congressmen, Sad Tweets, and Sleepy Bidens - Posted January 29, 2014
Another night, another party. And of course, Hollywood on the Potomac was there. by Janet Donovan at Hollywood on the Potomac. WUSA, CBS-9 ... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Conde Nast's Charles Townsend, DC Snowstorm, Bernie Shaw Tribute - Posted January 20, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web since COB Fri. Russia on alert for 'black widows' prepped for possible Olympics attack by ... [PRNewser]

ICYMI: Conde Nast's Charles Townsend, DC Snowstorm, Bernie Shaw Tribute - Posted January 20, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web since COB Fri. Russia on alert for 'black widows' prepped for possible Olympics attack by ... [FishbowlDC]

In Case You Missed It: 'HoC' is Viral Marketing for Cable News - Posted January 8, 2014
Good reads from across the web you might have missed: What's in a name? by Betsy Rothstein at The DC. ... [FishbowlDC]

New Reliable Source Team Unveiled! - Posted January 6, 2014
Hooray! WaPo has officially introduced Emily Heil and Helena Andrews as the new team behind the Reliable Source gossip column and blog. FishbowlDC has been anxiously awaiting this moment ever since ... [FishbowlDC]

Heil Gets Served and Grilled - Posted November 19, 2013
More than twenty media types gathered last night at LOOK to eat a course (or three) and raise a glass (or twelve) to Emily Heil's gig as the new half of WaPo's "Reliable Source" column. Neither ... [FishbowlDC]

CNNers Get Chummy on Red Carpet - Posted September 12, 2013
Want to know how CNNers really feel about one another? Then watch Hollywood on the Potomac's Janet Donovan's red carpet video of the "Crossfire" fire party from Tuesday night. In it, you can see ... [FishbowlDC]

A Candid Christopher Lawford Kennedy at the Ritz (the Right Ritz After the Wrong One) - Posted May 9, 2013
For someone who speaks about the vital importance of "emancipating himself" from his family and who doesn't even speak to many family members these days, author Christopher Kennedy Lawford sure has a lot to say about the benefits of being part of Camelot. Lawford, the only son of actor P... [PRNewser]

A Candid Christopher Lawford Kennedy at the Ritz (the Right Ritz After the Wrong One) - Posted May 9, 2013
For someone who speaks about the vital importance of "emancipating himself" from his family and who doesn't even speak to many family members these days, author Christopher Kennedy Lawford sure has a lot to say about the benefits of being part of Camelot. Lawford, the only son of actor P... [FishbowlDC]

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013 - Posted April 29, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types -- and Psy -- rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of 'em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton... [PRNewser]

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013 - Posted April 29, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types -- and Psy -- rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of 'em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton... [FishbowlDC]

The Dirty Politics Behind Tammy Haddad's White House Correspondents' Brunch - Posted April 27, 2013
Some people are feeling the sting of Tammy Haddad's mobster-like tactics this year as emails go unreturned and guests who've been attending her White House Correspondents' Garden Brunch for years are getting the cold shoulder. As the invitation says, the party supports CURE Epilepsy and the Miss Americ... [PRNewser]

The Dirty Politics Behind Tammy Haddad's White House Correspondents' Brunch - Posted April 27, 2013
Some people are feeling the sting of Tammy Haddad's mobster-like tactics this year as emails go unreturned and guests who've been attending her White House Correspondents' Garden Brunch for years are getting the cold shoulder. As the invitation says, the party supports CURE Epilepsy and the Miss Americ... [AgencySpy]

The Dirty Politics Behind Tammy Haddad's White House Correspondents' Brunch - Posted April 27, 2013
Some people are feeling the sting of Tammy Haddad's mobster-like tactics this year as emails go unreturned and guests who've been attending her White House Correspondents' Garden Brunch for years are getting the cold shoulder. As the invitation says, the party supports CURE Epilepsy and the Miss Americ... [FishbowlDC]

Redford Revisits 'All The President's Men' - Posted April 19, 2013
It's been 37 years since the Watergate scandal was captured in the movie "All the President's Men." The anniversary was marked Thursday at the Newseum with a screening of "All The President's Men: Revisited," a documentary about the movie. The White House Correspondents' Association and Discovery hosted the event. P... [FishbowlDC]

Bye-Bye! McLaughlin Bails On Brunch - Posted April 11, 2013
John McLaughlin has had enough. This year he won't be attending what has famously been known as "The McLaughlin Brunch" or hangover brunch on the Hay-Adams Hotel rooftop held on the Sunday after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Th... [FishbowlDC]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [PRNewser]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-Politico's Karin Tanabe: 'I was Terrified' - Posted March 1, 2013
Ex-Politico staffer Karin Tanabe revealed last night that there will be a sequel to her fictional book The List. "There's got to be a sequel," she said at a party celebrating the publication of her first book. Though ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Blitzer, O'Brien Make Cameos in Netflix's 'House of Cards' - Posted January 30, 2013
Though he participated in a well-documented Twitter fight back in 2009 with TWT's Emily Miller, it appears a... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Recalls Covering JFK Inauguration - Posted January 16, 2013
Ex-Washington Star reporter and author Myra MacPherson talks about covering John F. Kennedy's Inauguration with Hollywood on the Potomac's Janet Donovan, who is doing a series on reporter coverage of Inaugurations past. MacPherson, who spoke with Janet in her Washington home, recalled the resentful reactio... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Raddatz Skips 'ZeroDarkThirty' Red Carpet, Examiner's Schwab Walks It - Posted January 9, 2013
When we first showed up to last night's screening of ZeroDarkThirty at the Newsuem, Politico's Tim Mak was persuading a press handler to let him inside the event. He had a ticket in hand but wasn't on the list. "There a... [FishbowlDC]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [PRNewser]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [FishbowlDC]

Female Journos Weigh in on Drybar - Posted November 2, 2012
It has been two weeks since Drybar, a well-known blow dry saloon in Manhattan, opened its doors in Washington. Actually, two salons -- one in D.C., another in Bethesda. So we wanted to check in with female journalists, bloggers and publicists around town about their thoughts about it. Will it make... [PRNewser]

Publicist Gobbles Garnish At Limbaugh Book Party - Posted July 11, 2012
Conservative author David Limbaugh joined Regnery Publishing for a party last night celebrating his book The Great Destroyer's place on the NYT bestseller list for four weeks so far. Limbaugh gave what can only be described as a passionate, if a little frantic and long-wi... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough's Politico Blog Loses Steam - Posted June 5, 2012
In the three and a half months since MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough started his personal blog on Politico, it has been updated a total of 40 times. That's roughly one post each day for just over a month. ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [PRNewser]

Journos Reveal When They Let Mom Down - Posted May 13, 2012
In a twist on Mother's Day today, we asked Washington journalists to think about a time or moment in their lives when they disappointed her. Just the asking part was fascinating in that it sometimes evoked complicated feelings. While many readily replied to the question, more than one declined for any... [FishbowlDC]

Brunch at Hay Adams Concludes WHCD Sh-tstorm - Posted April 29, 2012
The weather finally cleared up just in time to finish White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend at the Hay Adams hotel with Thomson Reuters/McLaughlin's annual brunch. Though it was sunny and gorgeous outside, when FBDC hopped on the elevator to head up to the rooftop an attendee asked, "We don't have to s... [TVNewser]

Brunch at Hay Adams Concludes WHCD Sh-tstorm - Posted April 29, 2012
The weather finally cleared up just in time to finish White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend at the Hay Adams hotel with Thomson Reuters/McLaughlin's annual brunch. Though it was sunny and gorgeous outside, when FBDC hopped on the elevator to head up to the rooftop an attendee asked, "We don't have to s... [FishbowlDC]

Washington's Glitzy Debut of 'Game Change' - Posted March 9, 2012
HBO's Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag's ... [PRNewser]

Washington's Glitzy Debut of 'Game Change' - Posted March 9, 2012
HBO's Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag's ... [AgencySpy]

Media Matters Ultra Private Book Party - Posted February 29, 2012
Politico's Ken Vogel questions David Brock. Brock speaks to the crowd. Media Mat... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Pug wearing regal #USA sweater on red carpet. Looking exquisite. #Oscars" -- NBC's Luke Russert with the accompanying picture. The Lost Washington Weekend "Sunday mornin... [FishbowlDC]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

Summer Superlatives: Open Bar Fly - Posted August 11, 2011
Some of the candidates for today's final poll cover after-hours events as part of their beat. Others have no obligation but still troll the city's open bars like it's their full-time job. Either way, if you hit an event after work, you're bound to bump into one of these... [FishbowlDC]

Market Tanks, We're All Eating 'Satan Sandwiches' - Posted August 4, 2011
The markets have closed down sharply (the Dow by more than 500 points) due to fears about the global economy and a double-dip recession here in the U.S. ... [AgencySpy]

So What's in Your Satan Sandwich? - Posted August 2, 2011
After Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) described the debt bill as a "Satan Sandwich" we wondered what Washington journos (and the husband of one) would put in their own satanic sandwiches. No, it's not a pick-up line but say it enough times and it starts to sound like one. Some reporters claimed... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick - Posted July 13, 2011
You know you're one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor. And such is the case of Kelley McCormick, former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike. McCor... [PRNewser]

Washington Toasts Chris Licht - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_40429" align="alignnone" width="524" caption="Licht, Brzezinski, Mike Allen, Mark Leibovich, Louis Burgdorf"][/caption] If the idea of Mark Leibovich's impending ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Press First Street Unveils With a Spritz of Glitterati - Posted May 11, 2011
From L To R: Steven Weber, Andrea Bowen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Wilder Valderrama, Robin Bronk, CQ Press First Street's President John Jenkins ... [FishbowlDC]

The Week Hosts Academy Awards Bash - Posted February 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_32128" align="alignnone" width="448" caption="Mary Kathryn Covert, Glenn Ballard, Michael Steel, Brianna Keilar"][/caption] The Kalorama manse of lobbyist Jule... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch With a Side of [Fill in the Blank] - Posted January 13, 2011
Howard Fineman's hair. Prostitution in Washington. Hoecakes. Weight loss. These were some of the topics that arose at a media luncheo... [FishbowlDC]

Gordon Brown's Washington Book Fete - Posted December 12, 2010
Saturday evening, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown kicked off his five-day book tour in the United States at an event in Washington D.C.. Hosted by Tammy Haddad and Ted Greenberg, Connie Milstein and J.C. de La Haye St. Hilaire, the fete took place at the Jefferson... [FishbowlDC]

Spacey Hits DC for 'Casino Jack' Premiere - Posted November 11, 2010
Journos flooded the Landmark E St. Cinema last night for the Washington premiere of "Casino Jack," the late George Hickenlooper's film about power lobbyists Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon who famously defrauded severa... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview: Janet "JDo" Donovan - Posted October 22, 2010
Janet Donovan & Matt Drudge. *Photo by Patrick G. Ryan If you don't know Janet Donovan, you probably don't get out much. A fixture of the Washington socia... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Celebrates 5 Years - Posted October 21, 2010
The Corcoran Gallery played host to Capitol File's fifth anniversary fete last night. Guarded by a gestapo of magazine interns who seemed excited to turn away would-be crashers (and those who fell victim to a clerical error *see: me), the event f... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington's Backyard Book Bash - Posted October 6, 2010
National Journal's Matt Cooper hides from the paparazzi behind one of Arianna's book-themed pillows. Arianna Huffington made a splash last night at the home of ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Get Jacked - Posted September 30, 2010
ABC's Rick Klein, Daily Caller's Alex Pappas and Becca Glover, CBSNews.com's ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Frenzy at Real Housewives Premiere Party - Posted August 6, 2010
The owners of Half Yard Productions with the Real Housewives of DC cast. Extra, CNN, WaPo, the Examiner, Politics Daily, Politico, The Hill, CBS and NBC are just a few of the media outlets that showed up to cover last night's premiere and screening party for Bravo's "Real Housewives of DC," held... [FishbowlDC]

TLC's "DC Cupcakes" Premiered at Party - Posted July 14, 2010
Georgetown Cupcake had a premiere party for Sophie & Katherine's new TLC reality show "DC Cupcakes" at the Georgetown Ritz Carlton last night. In attendance were Pamela's Punch blogger Pamela Sorensen, Politico's Kiki Ryan (with l... [FishbowlDC]

Fans Gather Around Suspicious Package Outside Nationals Park - Posted June 30, 2010
By FishbowlDC contributor Nick Massella Suspicious Package rocked out for fans, sports junkies, and politicos Tuesday night at the Bullpen outside Nationals Park before the 49th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Despite the heat, the band remained cool, rocking ou... [FishbowlDC]

Fred Feted: A Toast to Thompson's Memoir - Posted June 13, 2010
Presidential candidate of yesteryear and former GOP Senator Fred Thompson and his new memoir "Teaching the Pig to Dance" were celebrated at the home of Juleanna Glover on Saturday evening. Despite intense weekend heat and humidity (Note: Thompson was not rocking a ... [FishbowlDC]

How's Helen? Just Ask Her Ex-Agent - Posted June 8, 2010
Not even a full day has passed since veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas resigned from her position with Hearst. How's she doing? NBC's Washington affiliate has a story by writer and PR rep. Janet Donovan ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' "Washington Unplugged" Turns 1! - Posted February 19, 2010
CBS News' weekly webcast, "Washington Unplugged" celebrated its one-year anniversary with a slew of media types at 14K restaurant on Wednesday evening. And though the TVs above the bar were set to CNN, the guests below were rubbing elbows with CBS-ers like Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham, John Dickerson, ... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project - Posted November 16, 2009
Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project's Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest. Juleanna Glover ope... [FishbowlDC]

Cheers to Three Years of Pamela's Punch! - Posted November 11, 2009
Some of Pamela Sorensen's biggest fans gathered at Hudson last night to toast three years of "... [FishbowlDC]

Dinner with Deepak Chopra - Posted November 3, 2009
Most Washingtonians and journos use Twitter to stay connected or for a little self-promotion. Deepak Chopra is also an avid Twitter-er, but much d... [FishbowlDC]

Pics of Power: Photos from GQ's Fete - Posted October 14, 2009
Fashion icons and power players, the very GQ Seth Pietras of Qorvis, Politico's Patrick Gavin and CNN's Ed Henry. ... [FishbowlDC]

GQ's "50 Most": The Powerful Party - Posted October 14, 2009
They came, we saw, we tallied... Yesterday we filled you in on exactly who made GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" (and who was snubbed). Then ... [FishbowlDC]

GQ's "50 Most Powerful" Party Predictions: Who Will Show, Who Will No-Show? - Posted October 13, 2009
It's a pretty A-list guest list. So who on GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" list will show and who will no-show at tonight's party at 701? For insight and predictions, we turned to some of DC's most tried and trusted nightlife and social scene reporters- TWT's "Green and Glover, Under... [FishbowlDC]

Name Game: Who's the Real "Hollywood on the Potomac" - Posted October 1, 2009
When the book "Hollywood on the Potomac" was recently released in Washington, long-time DC publicist Janet Donovan bit her tongue.... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Dish for Charity - Posted September 24, 2009
Last night at Teatro Goldoni media types like Bill Press and Andrea Roane... [FishbowlDC]

BTDubs, Keeks Bday Party Was Obvi Totes Brills - Posted September 22, 2009
Janet Donovan hosted a birthday party for Kiki Ryan last night at Teatro Goldoni, after her first day w... [FishbowlDC]

Fran Drescher Comes to Washington - Posted September 1, 2009
Fischer and McCormick with Drescher. Photo courtesy of Donovan. Actress Fran Drescher was in town last week to promote some of the work she's doing with her charity Can... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roasts & Toasts Bob Merry - Posted July 31, 2009
Thursday wasn't just another day in the life of CQ CEO Bob Merry whose departure from his home of 22 years is imminent, it was party centr... [FishbowlDC]

More Kastles Coverage... Season Opener Dinner - Posted July 8, 2009
NBC4 sports anchor Czarniak at Kastles season opener dinner. ... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

Creative Coalition Kicks Off WHCD Weekend With Small Dinner - Posted May 10, 2009
Anne Schroeder Mullins, Christine Delargy, Kiki Ryan, Stephanie Green and Kate Michael FBDC kicked off WHCD weekend Thursday night with a small dinner hosted by Lani Hay and ... [FishbowlDC]

"First Lady of the Press" Unplugged - Posted April 27, 2009
Jan Smith Donaldson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.20.08 - Posted March 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Did you go to The Express' happy hour last night at The Greene Turtle? Or perhaps you were at Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference's evening gala, which recognized "Free Spirit of the Year" Cathie Black. Or yet another birthday party for that reporter with the curliest chest hair... [FishbowlDC]

A Dinner For Judith - Posted July 11, 2007
Bloomberg's P.R. Expert (and White House Correspondents' Association dinner After Party hostess) Judith Czelusniak literally and barely blew into town on the tail of yesterday's nasty thunderstorm for meetings with the producers of Bloomberg TV's Money and Politics (which had Barney Frank and the Rob Portman on last night and has... [FishbowlDC]

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