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Connecticut Teen Receives Prom Flowers from VP Biden

Photo credit: Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant

Photo credit: Brad Horrigan / Hartford Courant

In an age when each spring, news outlets report the local angle of a high school teen who invites a celebrity to his or her prom, one Connecticut girl went a different route.

Seven months ago, Talia Maselli, a senior at Newington High School mailed a handwritten letter to Vice President Joe Biden, inviting him to join her at her senior prom.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: White House Correspondents’ 2014

Capitol File party

Capitol File party

It’s now been 24 hours since I’ve done anything White House Correspondents related, and I’m still exhausted. Fifteen parties over the course of three days! This must be what it’s like to climb Mount Everest or win an Iron Man competition…

Sort of.

While we didn’t make it to all the various WHCD2k14 shindigs, we made it to most. Our personal highlight of the weekend? Definitely when “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara did a complete about-face when asked if she would take a picture of us with her hot boyfriend. Runner up – “Glee’s” Matthew Morrison’s “sex eyes.”

Check out our party-by-party run down, after the jump…

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Photo Roundup of White House Correspondents’ Weekend

cbsprepartyThis past weekend was the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and along with it were 15 parties over the course of three days.

FishbowlDC was out and about and here we’d like to share with you a gallery of our favorite moments along the way.

We’re still in recovery mode – with no end in sight – but we’re glad this weekend is finally behind us. It was a wild, wild ride.

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Full Video of the 2014 WHCA Dinner Speeches

Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 08.07.59Saturday night at the Washington Hilton, President Obama and the night’s entertainer, Joel McHale, headlined White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. For those of you who missed it, that’s a little sad. So either take a look, or re-watch again, the night’s full speeches by Obama and McHale, as well as a spoof on “Veep.”

President Obama: via POLITICO

McHale: via POLITICO

“Veep” spoof: via POLITICO

WHCA Dinner Focus of New Documentary by Patrick Gavin

152_7998096993_511_nFormer FishbowlDC-er Patrick Gavin‘s last day at POLITICO was yesterday and the reporter who’s covered nearly 10 years of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is working on a documentary exploring the annual event.

According to VarietyGavin has “more than 20 hours of footage of interviews with association board members, past headliners, celebrities, event planners, and correspondents” and “will focus on why dozens of celebrities would trek to D.C. at the same time every year to celebrate the White House press corps.”

The project is slated to be named “Nerd Prom: Washington’s Wildest Week.” Think of it like DC’s version of “Girls Gone Wild” and read more about it here.

Your Sunday Guide to WHC Weekend

champagne-goldRounding out White House Correspondents’ Weekend are two brunches taking place the Sunday after the big dinner. This year, we have the annual Allbritton Garden Brunch and another by Yahoo/Tumblr.

Below are the relevant dets. We hope to see you there!

Allbritton Garden Brunch
Sunday, May 4
Hosted by POLITICO Publisher Robert Allbritton and his wife, Dr. Elena Allbritton
Indian décor and fare and feature food by Wolfgang Puck’s The Source

Yahoo News / Tumblr WHCA Brunch
Sunday, May 4, 11am
Hosted on the rooftop terrace of the Newseum

Party on!

White House Correspondents’ Thursday Roundup

20140501_192720Thursday night kicked off White House Correspondents’ Weekend and FishbowlDC was out and about at the parties to which we were invited (which did not include “The Global Beat,” by the UN Foundation, Devex, and Foreign Affair, sponsored by Washington Life, and Uber).

We were at the Welcome to Washington: A Salute to Women in Journalism party at the home of Story Partners’ Gloria Dittus and hosted by NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin,Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams, CNN’s Dana Bash, CBS’s Jan Crawford and the New Republic’s Julia Ioffe. We also stopped by The Spin Room with Rock the Vote at Napoleon’s art gallery - Hierarchy.

Check out more photos after the jump.

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Your Saturday Guide to White House Correspondents’ Weekend

2013obamahenry660Tonight marks the start of White House Correspondents’ Weekend and we have your Saturday lineup. From the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch to a new and ticketed “Secret” brunch, of course the dinner, and to be followed by “Burgers & Bowties” and MSNBC, here’s what we have on tap.

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Friday Additions for White House Correspondents’ Weekend

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Just when we thought there was only eight White House Correspondents’-related events on Friday, we were wrong. There’s at least eleven.

Yesterday we pulled together a list of known events and we’re back with a few additions. 8am has never sounded so miserable.

POLITICO Playbook Breakfast – Special Celebrity Edition
Friday, May 2, 8am
POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen and Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles to discuss Hollywood, Washington, content creation and perception versus reality.
Featuring Kid President Robby Novak, Youtube’s Robert Kyncl, the stars of “Scandal,” David Bucatinsky and Jeff Perry, former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card, Jr., and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Presented by Bank of America

The HBO Documentary Film “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.” Reception and Screening
Friday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Hosted by POLITICO
Followed by a discussion with Robert De Niro, film directors Perri Peltz and Greta Gandbhir, and executive producer Jane Rosenthal

 

People and TIME’s Annual Cocktail Party
Friday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Hosted by Joe Ripp, CEO, TIME Inc.; Norman Pearlstine, EVP and Chief Content Officer, TIME Inc.; Jess Cagle, editorial director, People; Nancy Gibbs, managing editor, TIME


OFF THE RECORD with Michelle Branch

Friday, May 2, 9:30pm – midnight
Lani Hay, president & CEO of LMT Inc., hosts an event celebrating women in news media
Benefiting Rock the Vote
Featuring Moet & Chandon and Belvedere Vodka
With an acoustic performance by Michelle Branch

Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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