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Paris Hilton to DJ in DC

parisIn just a few weeks, The Heiress will descend upon the District for her first-ever DJ set in the nation’s capital. Paris Hilton – part of the Cash Money Records empire including Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj – will perform her newest tracks including “Nothing In This World” and “Last Night” at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE) on Friday, May 9.

Tickets to the show – not to be missed for the pure fact that it’s Paris Hilton deejaying – start at $20 and can be purchased here.

Carlos Melangé will open for Hilton and the night will end with a performance by George Acosta.

We know what you’re thinking, and we agree. May 9th can’t come soon enough!

Double Commencement Duty for Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is hitting the college circuit this May. The California Democrat is slated to give the keynote address at not one but two commencements -UC Berkeley on May 17th and then Bard College in upstate New York on May 24th. She will also receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Bard, along with theater director Anne D. Bogart and Judaic scholar Jacob Neusner, among others.

Separated at Birth?

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti, both of whom were just named on The Hollywood Reporter‘s list of the 35 most powerful people in New York media. Striking, no?

Matthew Shaer to Smithsonian Mag

MatthewShaerSmithsonian magazine is announcing today that they have brought on New York magazine contributor Matthew Shaer as a staff writer. Shaer is a fiction writer as well as a journalist and his work has also been published in GQ,Harper’s, Mental Floss, Fortune and Foreign Policy. He and his wife, an art historian, currently live in Durham, North Carolina. They’ll be moving to the D.C. area this summer. Matt’s first day on the job is scheduled for May 5.

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NBCUniversal Launches Original-Video Initiative for Digital(LostRemote)
The news networks are growing more digital by the day, and now NBCUniversal is launching an original video initiative that will appear across the company’s various digital and video-on-demand platforms.Deadline Hollywood NBCUniversal’s various digital platforms include its channel websites, Hulu and VOD. Promos for the digital series will appear during various programs on NBCU TV networks. In some cases, development of the digital series will be in collaboration with advertising partners. WSJ NBCUniversal’s announcement Tuesday comes two weeks after it reached a multiyear deal to give Hulu exclusive rights to stream several TV shows. Big media companies are investing more time and money in developing digital and online content as consumers stream more programming through services such as Netflix, Amazon’s Prime service and Hulu, which is owned by Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Co. Mashable The slew of digital-first shows include Tesla And Twain, a comedic series that imagines what would happen if Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla were suddenly transported to modern-day Los Angeles. Other projects coming include Last Single Girl, about an underemployed young woman whose friends are all marrying off, and Saturday Night Line, which follows the superfans who camp in the standby line outside 30 Rock in hopes of catching the TV show. Also coming to NBC.com is the previously announced Heroes Reborn: Digital Series, a prequel to the TV show that ran from 2006 to 2010. Variety The big TV companies have dabbled in this area before. Before the 2008-09 TV season, NBCUniversal launched two Web-based series, Gemini Division and Woke Up Dead. At about the same time, Walt Disney’s ABC formed Stage 9 Digital Media, which launched an online comedy about window washers called Squeegees.

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Morning Splash

What’s Happening
— Gallup shares news data on the state of U.S. healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, 9 a.m.
— American Futures with James and Deborah Fallows Sixth and I Synagogue, 7 p.m.
— Revisiting the Ansel Adams Wilderness at National Geographic, 7:30 p.m.

The Revolving Door
Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact
Montana has three times as many cows as it has people.

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Afternoon Lede Check, 4.15.14

The US backs Ukrainian action against pro-Russian insurgents; the FDA turns up the heat on a meth-like diet supplement; and the Boston bombings are remembered on  their one year anniversary.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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CQ Roll Call Mourns Loss of Arnie Thomas

Rebecca Gale pens an obit for former senior vice president at CQ Roll Call, Arnie Thomas. Thomas was also a former director of LEGI-SLATE at The Washington Post, president of the A Thomas Group, and a mentor to many. He died of a heart attack on April 12.

From the obituary:

But Thomas was most effusive about mentoring others. “I often encourage my clients to mentor others,” he wrote in Everyday Mentor. “Mentoring not only helps the mentee to grow personally and professionally but it also creates an opportunity for the mentor to gain fulfillment through the development of others, personal rejuvenation, a larger support community and an opportunity of greater self-awareness. Plus, frankly it just feels good!”

“I worked with him for 23 years,” said Lisa McAvoy, a product development manager at CQ Roll Call.” I saw him through so many professional and personal highs and lows. He never lost his integrity or his zest for living. He took people for where they were and moved them forward. It was a remarkable gift. He was the youngest 66 I ever met.”

Atlantic Cover: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Here’s your long read of the day folks: BBC’s Katty Kay and ABC’s Claire Shipman‘s revealing and thoroughly interesting look at “The Confidence Gap”:

“Katty got a degree from a top university, speaks several languages, and yet had spent her life convinced that she just wasn’t intelligent enough to compete for the most-prestigious jobs in journalism. She still entertained the notion that her public profile in America was thanks to her English accent, which surely, she suspected, gave her a few extra IQ points every time she opened her mouth.

Claire found that implausible, laughable really, and yet she had a habit of telling people she was “just lucky”—in the right place at the right time—when asked how she became a CNN correspondent in Moscow while still in her 20s. And she, too, for years, routinely deferred to the alpha-male journalists around her, assuming that because they were so much louder, so much more certain, they just knew more. She subconsciously believed that they had a right to talk more on television. But were they really more competent? Or just more self-assured?”

Read the whole thing here.

Morning Splash

What’s Happening
— Science Coalition Roundtable at the National Press Club, 2 p.m.
— Thomas Piketty’s book release: Capital in the Twenty-First Century at the Urban Institute, noon

The Revolving Door
Know of someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact
Joseph Stalin once studied to be a priest.

Front Page of the Day

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