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Love and Romance

CNN White House Correspondent Michelle Kosinski Marries Kimbell Rush Duncan

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CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski wed retired investment banker turned philanthropist Kimbell Rush Duncan Saturday at the Anderson House in Washington.

Kosinski donned a floral crown – designed by a milliner in Krakow – a Polish tradition reflecting her heritage. Female guests were all given their own floral crowns to wear throughout the night and men were greeted with their own boutonnieres.

The menu consisted of a salad of avocado and hearts of palm; Chilean sea bass with sweet corn, chanterelles, asparagus, purple sticky rice and lemongrass broth; and wedding cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh berries.

In attendance: CNN DC bureau chief Sam FeistWolf Blitzer and wife Lynn Blitzer, CNN’s Dana Bash and boyfriend actor Spencer Garrett, CNN’s Jim Sciutto and wife Gloria Riviera; Fox News’ Ed Henry and wife CNN’s Shirley Henry; CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Kevin Sheridan; CNN’s Lauren Pratapas and husband Brad Dayspring, NRSC strategist; CNN’s Gloria BorgerJim AcostaEdie EmeryLaura BernardiniDavid ChalianJay ShaylorFederico Quadrani, and Becky Brittain; and NBC’s Kristen Welker.

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Help Us Advise Tommy McFly On Turning 28

Today is Tommy McFly of FreshFM’s last day being 27 and the radio host took to Facebook to solicit advice from friends before turning 28. Well, we’re here to help him out and want to make sure he’s advised as well as he can be before venturing into his 28th year on planet Earth.

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So send us yours (to fishbowlnick@gmail.com or via the anon tip box at fishbowldc.com) and we’ll include in a birthday post tomorrow. My advice, after the jump.

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Dan Savage’s HUMP! Tour Takes DC

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 13.24.15Saturday, FishbowlDC had the pleasure (not like that, y’all) of attending HUMP!, the amateur adult film festival (that we previewed Thursday). The fest was created by love and sex advice columnist Dan Savage in 2005 as a sex-positive and creative outlet for amateur pornographers, and is currently touring the country.

Boy were we in for a surprise!

The screening featured a variety of submissions, including “Mythical Proportions,” a mocumentary that detailed the taboo love of humans and centaurs; ‘Fun With Fire;’ and ‘Magic Love.’

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Dan Savage on his HUMP! Tour, Sex in DC, and the GOP

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 13.24.15Earlier today, FishbowlDC had the opportunity to speak with love and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, in advance of the DC stop of his amateur adult film festival, HUMP!. The show premiers tonight and runs through Saturday at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

HUMP! films take a nuanced approach to amateur adult films by using parody, documentary themes, animation, and more to give viewers an artistic look at the genre. The festival was created in 2005 by the “Savage Love” author as a sex-positive and creative outlet for amateur pornographers.

Eight screenings are planned for its visit to DC, including Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 at 8 and 10 pm and at 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm Saturday, March 22. Tickets may be purchased at http://humptour.strangertickets.com. The festival’s DC stop is presented by the Washington City Paper, which runs “Savage Love” weekly and online.

Read on for our Q&A with Savage on the origins of the tour, what we can expect, and naturally, his answers to Push/F@#k/Marry with Fox News’ Bret Baier, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

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Miracles Can Happen, Walsh Engaged

It’s a Christmas Miracle Y’all. Brian Walsh is actually getting married! He and his long-suffering girlfriend Veronica Barragan got engaged yesterday. The former NRSC spox wooed his lovely lady over dinner and drinks at the Inn at Little Washington and made the news public in an email to friends today. Rumor has it that Ron Bonjean will officiate the ceremony wearing nothing but a bowtie and waist-band pants.

Join us in sending a big congrats to the lucky couple.

Journo Couple Gave Few Hints They’d Elope

images-3WaPo recently sent out a rather personal internal memo revealing that “The Reliable Source” writer Amy Argetsinger is not only leaving the gossip beat but she’s pregnant and engaged to former Bloomberg reporter and JDA VP of Public Affairs Bill McQuillen.

This week the couple made it official.

On Wednesday they both simultaneously took to their respective Facebook pages (because it’s the easiest place to make a big announcement, right?) to announce that they’d tied the knot. He said: “Bill McQuillen is married to Amy Argetsinger. And she said: “Amy Argetsinger is married to Bill McQuillen.”

Short and sweet. No details. And for some, no warning.

In fact, the news struck some as so strange that they thought it might be a prank?

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Alex Wagner and Sam Kass to Marry?

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Unknown-1BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw has the picture proof that MSNBC host Alex Wagner is sporting an engagement ring. It’s no secret, at least in Washington, that she has been dating White House Chef Sam Kass for the past year.

See the buzz, which wouldn’t be BuzzFeed without a special graphic with flying hearts.

Wagner has, so far, not officially confirmed the news.

Twitter Leads To Love and Journalism

If you didn’t know, Twitter has changed everything.

It’s given us more insight into journalists’ and newsmakers’ personalities—the quirks, the foibles, the preternatural ability to crack wonky and bad jokes—all in under 140 characters. Even Jake Tapper can’t hide behind CNN PR (who’ve requested we contact them for “all things Jake”) when he’s on Twitter. For example, thanks to his Tweets we know he’s got a thing for puppies and at least tangentially follows Doctor Who.

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WCP Writer’s Virginity On Display at Capital Fringe

Washington City Paper contributor Derek Hills doesn’t want your sex… or does he? Sometimes yes means no, so maybe that means he says he does but he really doesn’t?

Maybe he should just say no, instead of yes to clear up all this confusion. We have no idea really, but we think you can find out for us at his one-man Capital Fringe show, No Sex, Please.

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CNN’s Dana Bash is Dating an Actor

For once in what feels like a long while, WaPo‘s PR department is pushing a juicy item today from the paper’s gossip section, The Reliable Source, about CNN’s Dana Bash.

Bash, reports TRS, is dating “House of Cards” and “Mad Men” actor Spencer Garrett. Wait a minute, doesn’t he look a tad like a Bash’s colleague and ex-husband John King? In the eyes? Nah…maybe we’re just seeing things. The couple’s budding romance is reportedly six-weeks-old. They met through D.C. power couple Jack and Susanna Quinn.

See the full post here.

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