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Save the Date: Susan G. Komen’s Honoring the Promise Gala Next Thursday with Joan Lunden

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 12.10.45As we head into fall, Susan G. Komen’s Honoring the Promise gala is back with former ABC “Good Morning America” co-host Joan Lunden as its emcee. Komen will honor Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein for their commitment in the fight to end breast cancer.

Lunden publicly announced in June of this year on “GMA” that she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, for which she recently underwent treatment. Last week she also became a grandmother. Read more

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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 leaves off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Hillary Clinton Asks Frank Underwood for Bill Clinton Birthday Wishes

Again, Hillary Clinton misses the mark of actually being funny in a recent video posted to the Clinton Foundation’s YouTube channel of a “prank call” the former Secretary of State receives from “House of Cards’ ” Frank Underwood. In it, Spacey imitates former President Bill Clinton, and in closing, the former First Lady encourages Underwood to sign Bill’s online and public 68th birthday card.

WATCH, and comment if you actually laughed.

‘House of Cards’ Filming to Take Place in DC Saturday

Are you the ultimate “House of Cards” fan? But were you not cast for season 3 at its June open casting call in Bel Air, Md? Well here’s your last chance for an appearance on the next season of the popular Netflix series.

On Saturday, August 9, from noon until 10pm, Knight Takes King Productions will be shooting in the District for “House of Cards,” filming “ ‘drive-bys’, b-roll, and a mock-motorcade scene.” Read more

Grammy-nominee Akon Joins POLITICO’s ‘Open Mike’

In the latest installment of POLITICO’s “Open Mike” series, Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen sat down with hip hop artist Akon, in town for the US-Africa Business Forum this week to promote Akon Lighting Africa.

The two, who many would expect be polar opposites, prove not in the highlight reel below.

“I think the United States probably may take the value of Africa just a little bit for granted,” said the Grammy-nominated Akon. “I think with the right partners, the right neighboring allies and the right support, Africa could be dominating. Because it has all the natural resources you can imagine, and if all the other countries actually got together and created unity, the dollar would be humongous.”

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A (Second) Day at ‘The View’ with Emily Miller

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 18.08.36We missed “The View” this morning but caught up this afternoon on FOX 5 chief investigative reporter Emily Miller‘s second time in a week guest hosting the show in her bid for a permanent spot at the table.

Unfortunately for Miller, regular co-host Whoopi Goldberg was not in the best of moods after backlash from viewers for comments she made Monday on teacher tenure, leading her to speak over or cut off the Emily Gets her Gun author. And Goldberg wasn’t the only one who didn’t want to hear what Miller had to say. Many on Twitter weren’t too nice either (h/t Peter Ogburn).

Whether or not Miller is still in the running is still up in the air. Also from Washington, the same goes for CNN’s S.E. Cupp, who guest hosted twice in July.

In the meantime, for a behind the scenes look at “The View,” click through to see Miller’s tweets from her morning at the Upper West Side ABC studios. Read more

ICYMI – Malia Obama Went to Lollapalooza and You Didn’t

Taking the stage at Lollapalooza this past weekend in Chicago’s Grant Park was Eminem, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Lorde and Iggy Azalea and there for Chance the Rapper’s performance was First Daughter Malia Obama.

Sixteen year old Malia travelled with her Secret Service detail to the outdoor music festival with two girl friends and one guy friend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Several attendees took to social media to announce the First Family sighting. Cheers to not feeling old!

 

Washingtonian’s Celebrate Kevin Spacey’s 55th Sans the Birthday Boy

house-of-cards-kevin-spaceyEarlier this week, Washingtonian covered a celebration for Kevin Spacey’s 55th birthday – which he turned last weekend – at the Capella rooftop. Guests sipped champagne and signed an oversized card for the “House of Cards” actor at the gathering hosted by AT&T lobbyist Lyndon Boozer and Ovation Foundation SVP Sonia Tower.

Some big names regionally were attendance, according to the Washingtonian piece, including Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard and Heather Podesta, founder of Heather Podesta & Partners. Not in attendance, the birthday boy himself.

A FishbowlDC source close to Spacey said the actor hadn’t a clue the party was planned, and neither did his publicist.

Whether or not that’s the case, here’s to hoping he at least got the card!

Jay Carney Hits Up ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’

Last night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” former White House press secretary Jay Carney joined as a guest while the show’s host read off several of Carney’s past responses to members of the WH Press Corps.

Referring to times he used, “No comment,” Carney told Letterman, “I tried to make it a complete sentence.” “The Late Show” host continued with several other non-answers the former Press Secretary occasionally provided and then delved into the freedom of the press.

“Well we do have freedom of the press, and reporters absolutely should come after to public officials and demand answers,” said Carney. “But there is, rightfully, a protected area of classified information, where if some public official decided to divulge that to a reporter, he or she is breaking the law.”

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‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ for ‘Poor Hillary Clinton’ According to RNC

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 13.14.17‘It’s a hard knock life’ for ‘poor’ Hillary Clinton according to a website unveiled today by the Republican National Committee. Paid for by the RNC, PoorHillaryClinton.com is a nod to the likely 2016 presidential hopeful’s comments that she and husband Bill Clinton were ‘dead broke’ after leaving the White House in 2000.

The Tumblr of sorts includes links to news hits which reference the Clinton’s wealth, raking in $275,000 for speaking fees and a Wall Street Journal piece likely placing the former First Family in the ‘top 1% of the top 1%.’

Check it out, here.

 

CNN’s S.E. Cupp Being Considered to Join ‘The View’

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One of Washington’s most probable contenders is being considered by “The View” to potentially join the program, according to an industry insider.

S.E. Cupp, a regular face on CNN’s relaunch of “Crossfire,” has been approached by “View” executives.

On Monday, Meghan McCain – a conservative pundit and daughter of former presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain – will guest co-host the program, the network confirmed yesterday. McCain and Cupp are likely being considered to fill the conservative co-host role of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who departed the program in 2013. Our gut tells us that next to Rosie, Cupp will be better at holding her own compared to McCain.

Also slated to guest co-host next week: WGN’s Ana Belaval and ABC News’ Sara Haines.

Only time will tell…

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