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Charlie Cook: Fat Harry Potter?

Ba ha! Charlie Cook made an unexpected appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show last night. The editor of Cook’s Political Report was featured in Jay Leno‘s segment “Too Fat to Look Like Harry Potter.”  Check it out below.

Coulter Talks Maher, Wonkette and WHCD

Conservative pundit and frequent TV commentator Ann Coulter spoke at GWU Wednesday night to a large crowd of Republicans, a few Democrats, and at least one angry Libertarian, who gave her the finger when she told him she wasn’t a gay marriage supporter. The speech was usual Coulter fare, but one quote stuck out.

Asked by one student about marijuana legalization, Coulter said she was going to have to disappoint most of the room. She’s opposed. Primarily this is because men who start smoking pot early tend to have a “sunken chest” and wind up being about as tall as Bill Maher.

After the speech, Coulter spoke with a small group of reporters. She addressed one question about why her new book, Demonic, due out June 7. It doesn’t feature her mug on the cover as most of her past books do. Beside the fact that the title wouldn’t fit with her “smiling face”, a sample cover with her photo didn’t get the Matt Drudge seal of approval.

“I sent the cover to Matt Drudge and he hysterically said, ‘No, no, no! Just the title, just your name.’” Coulter didn’t think her publisher would be cool with it, but asked anyway. “I tried, and they accepted it, and we all loved it,” she said.

Coulter said she’d happily come as a guest to some fancy schmancy WHCD parties, but there was a catch: “Will it help me sell books?” Fishbowl promised 10,000 books sold if she’d come. Whoops.

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Wolf Spices Up the QVC Message Board

“I think Wolf Blitzer is hot…is he single?”

This post showed up this week on, of all places, QVC’s online forum. And it quickly racked up responses. Many were regular posters complaining that the original poster was a “troll” and demanded that the thread be deleted. But others decided to weigh in. Wolf, by the way, is very much married to Lynn Blitzer.

  • “No.”
  • “Not me.”
  • “Oh my. Hit me with your best shot, Wolfie.”
  • “To me he is not, but Anderson Cooper is despite the fact that he doesn’t play for my team.”
  • “Are you sure you’re not just going through menopause?”
  • “He is not hot. Can’t stand him and don’t watch him.”
  • “Yum Yum give me some NOT”
  • “I’d like to be blitzed by that Wolf. Ahhoooooooooo!”

Come Watch Larry King Throw a Baseball

If you thought President Obama‘s opening pitch last season was weak, just wait till this 77-year-old takes the mound in an attempt to get a baseball across home plate.

Larry King is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ first weekend game of the season on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased from this link for Saturday or Sunday’s game will benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.

But if that isn’t enough Larry King for one day, the foundation will also hold a gala at the Ritz-Carlton at 6:30 on Saturday night. The evening will start with a silent auction, followed by dinner. Mary J. Blige will perform. Ticket prices range from $1,500 to a cool $200,000. You can buy those here.

WJLA’s Thuman Welcomes Wife to Newsroom

Thuman and Godfrey in 2008

You know what they say…the couple that reports together, stays together.  Okay, no one says that but we sure hope it’s the case for Scott Thuman and Autria Godfrey.  Married in 2008, the dynamic duo is now sharing both a home and newsroom since Godfrey joined her anchorman hubby at WJLA earlier this month.

After freelancing for Tribune, CBS Newspath and Foxnews Edge over the past couple of years, Godfrey landed a gig as a general assignment reporter for both ABC7 and NC8 where Thuman recently re-signed his contract as Senior Political Reporter and anchor.  Thuman tells FishbowlDC that he and Godfrey haven’t worked together before but have crossed paths in the field while covering events like President Obama’s inauguration, Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial ceremony, elections and recent package bombs at Maryland government facilities.

“As for working together…so far it’s great,”  Thuman said.  “Because our schedules almost never coincided, we often were just ships passing in the night.  While working in the same newsroom could be too close for comfort, it’s a real positive for us,”  Thuman concluded.

You can catch Scott anchoring “Good Morning Washington” from 4.30-7.00 a.m. or at 6.00 pm daily when he returns to cover politics.

h/t Kevin C.

Dapper Tapper: Jake Makes Chron‘s List of “Web Hunks”


The very dapper Jake Tapper, ABC’s WH correspondent made the Houston Chronicle‘s list of thirteen “Web Hunks.” Tapper, MSNBC’s Carlos Watson, Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone are just a few of the Chron‘s picks from the “hotbed of hotties” online. Check out the Chron here for the full list…

Poll of the Day

Hottest Media Types: Your 2008 Winners

hottestmedia.gif Number of votes: 900,000+

Number of nominations: 512

Number of finalists: 90

Number of FishbowlDC posts: 47 (relive the memories…)

Number of “Change my picture!” requests: 28

Number of “Get out the vote!” campaigns (that we unearthed): 20

Number of winners: 6

The cash payout: Priceless

Meet your the winners of FishbowlDC’s 4th Annual Hottest Media Types contest after the jump (and congrats to all the nominees…)

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Hottest Media Types: Three Hours Left

hottestmedia.gif Only three hours left in FishbowlDC’s 4th Annual Hottest Media Types competition and we’ve passed the 900,000 vote mark. There’s been some changes on the leaderboards today so join us after the jump for more and don’t forget to go ahead and rock the vote.

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Hottest Media Types: The Underdogs

hottestmedia.gif Everyone loves a comeback story, right? After the jump, see which individuals are in last place in each category, meaning you could make them a winner today with your votes.

You can vote more than once so go ahead and rock the vote.

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