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Congrats (again) to Daniel Lippman for correctly identifying the location of the other Fishbowl. It’s a study lounge at GW, on the corner of 22nd and G streets.

Me too, Me too! NPR throws their name in the mix for the WH briefing room seat left vacant by Helen Thomas.

$Palin Paid$: Reliable Source digs deeper into the Us Weekly v. People magazine issue around Bristol Palin‘s pending nuptials to low-rent heartthrob Levi Johnston. People didn’t pay. Us won’t say. Isn’t that as good as admitting to it?

Save the Dates: The 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival is slated for Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3.

ClintVinsky: Politics Daily’s Annie Groer contemplates the post-nup name of Chelsea Clinton.

Ouch! D.C. PR rep fired by Marine Corps for mocking military.

Cristopher Hitchens’ Cancer: What is the etiquette for wishing well a rapier wit who has delivered less cordial sentiments to so many? And should you pray for a nonbeliever?

Journos Get ‘Social’ at Safeway

Cocktails flowed to live music while waiters carried flutes of Cristal and Dom through the crowd. Politicos and media types, dressed in cocktail attire nibbled on shrimp, creme puffs and other culinary delicacies…

While this might sound like an exclusive cocktail on Embassy Row, it was actually the scene at the new Georgetown Social Safeway last night. Media types such as WaPo Publisher Katharine Weymouth and Washingtonian Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams joined WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Carol Joynt, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Tammy Haddad, 9 News’ Angie Goff, Janet Donovan, Politics Daily’s Annie Groer, Georgetown Dish’s Judith Beermann, Tim Burger, Marlene Hall and Linda Roth for free run of the uber-chic grocery megastore.

The fete, planned by event guru Philip Dufour (the mastermind behind MSNBC’s WHCD & RTCA parties) was actually a blast. Who knew grocery stores could be so much fun?

Holder Tries to Talk His Way on HBO’s ‘Entourage’

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Politics Daily’s gossip writer Annie Groer brings us the news this week that Attorney General Eric Holder badly wants a spot on HBO’s “Entourage.” So much so, he tries to talk himself up to actor Adrian Grenier, who, as we all know by now, had his recent attentions while in Washington last weekend on CBS’s newest “Early Show” employee, Ayla Brown, daughter to Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

An excerpt:
At the Bloomberg-Vanity Fair party, the toughest of the three invitations to snag and once again held in the grand chateau-style home of the French ambassador, Attorney General Eric Holder headed straight for “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier. The AG confessed how much he loooooooves the show, ticking off a couple of last season’s plot twists before asking when the new season starts (June 27). Holder told Grenier he’d happily do a guest spot. “I am just trying to work my way on the show some time.”

“I might be able to do something about that,” replied the actor, who seemed as besotted with the nation’s capital as Holder is with “Entourage.” “I have never been more embraced than in Washington…It’s what freedom is all about,” said Grenier.

Read Groer’s full coverage here.

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Media Meets Miss America @ Milano

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Glamour’s Linda Kramer Jenning, Reliable Source’s Amy Argetsinger, Examiner’s Tara Palmeri, MTP’s Betsy Fischer, The Hill’s Emily Goodin, Politics Daily’s Annie Groer are a few of the names that joined Franco Nuschese and Tammy Haddad for a lunch with Miss America Caressa Cameron and Miss DC Jennifer Corey today at Cafe Milano.

Bubbly flowed while Haddad and friends shared stories of Miss Americas past, offered up pageant trivia and traded gossip from Kitty Kelley‘s new Oprah biography (okay, maybe that part was me). Just before dessert, Nuschese presented Cameron, who intends to pursue a career in media, with a Miss America sculpture made of chocolate.

Other notables in attendance included Qorvis’ Kelley McCormick, Verizon’s Edward Senn, Susan G. Komen’s Pam Stevens and Miss America Tour Manager Karen Nocella.

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Miss DC and more after the jump.

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Dr. Ruth’s Sexy Soundbites on D.C. Radio

dr-ruth-westheimer-from-time.jpgPolitics Daily’s “Republic of Dish” columnist Annie Groer reporting that Ruth Westheimer will offer D.C. radio her thoughts on love for Valentine’s Day.

An excerpt:
“Destination DC” tourism officials are hoping that Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the teeny-tiny, octogenarian TV sex therapist, will give the capital city a boost during a Friday satellite hookup with radio stations seeking a few pre-Valentine soundbites. At a press conference here last month, Dr. Ruth was sworn in as Washington’s endearingly bogus “Secretary of the Department of Love and Relationships,” and, in return, enthusiastically hyped Washington’s 28-day tourism “stimulus package” to lure romantic big spenders to town during dreary February.”

Read the full column here.

New Gossip Writer, Conservative Columnist, Editor at Politics Daily

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Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger announces three new hires today: “Gossip-beat writer extraordinaire” Annie Groer, formerly with WaPo; conservative columnist Peter Wehner, recently director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives under George W. Bush; and a new editor, former Cleveland Plain Dealer D.C. bureau chief Tom Diemer who also teaches at the Medill School of Journalism’s program in Washington.

Henneberger writes that Wehner “is the kind of pleasant guy who doesn’t mind if you accidentally-on-purpose channel Saturday Night Live and refer to his previous post as the office of “strategery.”

She announces that Groer will join the site’s resident gossip columnist Emily Miller on the gossip beat.

Groer describes her gossip taste: “Psssst. A lover on the payroll. A DUI outside a topless club. A nasty feud with neighbors. An unfortunate shoplifting habit. Unpaid nanny taxes. The more egregious the hypocrisy, the better. But stupid is ok, too. … We will have fun. Gossip’s honor.”

Read Henneberger’s announcement here.

Morning Reading List, 01.27.09


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