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The Couple that GMAs Together, Stays Together

Actress and wife of George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth made an appearance on “Good Morning America” (her hubby’s new show) this morning to discuss her film “It’s Complicated.”

Interviewed by Robin Roberts, our resident comedienne discussed what it was like to work with Meryl Streep and addressed some more personal topics – how she and George met and life at home with their two daughters among other things.

So, where was George? He was co-anchoring from DC after his exclusive interview with Sec. Geithner yesterday afternoon.

Inquiring minds? Ali was booked for GMA before George took the reigns of ABC’s A.M. show.

Stephanopoulos Gears Up for Move to “GMA”

stephali.jpg For those reading the tea leaves, it has become increasingly clear that George Stephanopoulos is ABC’s pick to replace Diane Sawyer at “Good Morning America.”

One indication that points to Steph’s gig at “GMA” is the flurry of interest in the home that he shares with wife, Ali Wentworth and their two daughters. Although the Stephanopoulos’ Georgetown residence is not on the market, FishbowlDC hears that prospective buyers are already expressing interest in it.

Sources also tell us that the couple is already considering schools for their girls to attend in New York City.

When reached for comment, reps for ABC said that they have nothing to announce and that they have laid out a timetable: “We feel we’re right on schedule. When we have an announcement to make, we will,” they told us.

Cap File to Fete New Holiday Issue

CF_COVER_HOL09 (2).jpg Capitol File has been silent on the party circuit since their big WHCA fete but they’re back for the holidays. The mag will be throwing a launch party for its new Holiday issue featuring cover star and local girl (Chevy Chase born and bred) Hillary Rhoda.

The new issue bears Sarah Schaffer‘s full editorial stamp, with contributions from FishbowlDC – Christine Delargy profiles Macon Phillips and a Q&A with WH Dep. Press Secretary Jen Psaki and former McCain campaign adviser Taylor Griffin in my column “Life of the Party.”

Folks such as Jack and Susanna Quinn, CNN’s Ed Henry and Edie Emery, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, Ted Leonsis, Nancy Brinker, Peter Fenn and Heather Podesta have been invited to join Rhoda and her mom Marianne and an intimate guest list of roughly 150 people at new restaurant/gastropub Againn.

What Else is Going On Tonight…

One TVNewser who’s not gonna make it to tonight’s State Dinner at the White House is George Stephanopoulos

The “This Week” anchor (and rumored possible future “GMA” anchor) is hosting a screening of George Clooney‘s latest “Up in the Air” with his wife actress Ali Wentworth at the E Street Cinema.

Director Jason Reitman will also be there tonight- he’s also directed “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking.”

George in the Morning?

The Daily Beast reports today that ABC President David Westin was in Washington this week to chat with George Stephanopoulos about “Good Morning America.”

A source close to “GMA” tells the Daily Beast the gig is “George’s now to lose.”

Can we make a suggestion… what about wife Ali Wentworth? She’s already a blast on “Oprah,” jumping out of planes and dancing with the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders…

“Q&A Cafe” Relaunches With Ali Wentworth in the Hot Seat


Photo from Joynt’s blog and by Barbara Gary.

Washingtonian Carol Joynt relaunched “The Q&A Cafe” this week at the Ritz in Georgetown with Ali Wentworth as her first guest. Joynt blogs, “Ali was hilarious. In fact, I think I spent most of the interview not interviewing but laughing.”

Joynt and Wentworth discussed Ali’s book “The Wasp Cookbook,” one of Carol’s “favorite recipe books,” her Starz show “Head Case,” her new movie “It’s Complicated,” which also stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, and appearing on Oprah.

The program airs tonight on DC cable channel 16 at 8pm.

Ask Santa for George and Ali

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If you have considered asking Santa Claus for George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, this might be your lucky Christmas. For a mere $200K, you can purchase a dream dinner party with Steph, Wentworth and 13 other celebs from Neiman Marcus’ holiday catalog. The money for the pricey party will benefit Washington-based First Book, a charity that distributes books to low-income children.

Find out what other celebs a cool $200K gets you at Reliable Source.

Media Types Turn Out for Meridian Ball

George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, David Gregory, Wolf Blitzer, Savannah Guthrie, Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Jim VandeHei, Sam Feist, Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger, Garrett Graff, Claire Shipman, Susanna Quinn, Elizabeth Thorp, and Jonathan Capehart were among DC’s media elite at Friday’s Meridian Ball.

We also noticed Peter Orszag and Bianna Golodryga on the dance floor, enjoying Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Crazy in Love,” which left us wondering… are they?

Check out more photos and dets on Politico‘s Click.

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADION | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

The Q&A Cafe is Back!

Carol Joynt announced the return of the “Q&A Cafe” on her blog this week.

The “Q&A Cafe” was displaced after eight years when her Georgetown restaurant Nathans recently closed. Ali Wentworth will be Joynt’s first celebrity guest on October 15th at the program’s new location– the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown.

We’re excited Wentworth’s the first guest- the wife of George Stephanopoulos is an actress (Starz show “Head Case” and an upcoming film “It’s Complicated” co-starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Steve Martin and Lake Bell) comedian, Oprah-regular and writer, Joynt blogs.

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