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WUSA9 Anchors Mike Hydeck, Andrea Roane Headline DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck

WUSA9 morning show anchors Mike Hydeck and Andrea Roane and PBS contributor Rina Shah competed in the first ever DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Saturday night at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. The evening, which raised more than $150,000 for local charities, brought together several former Washington NFL athletes and a crowd of more than 400 attendees.

Modeled after ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition was emceed by Clinton Portis and Chris Cooley, former Washington NFL players, who’s on stage chemistry bested that from any gala in recent memory. Hydeck, Roane, and Shah were joined in competition by “House of Cards” actor Lamont Easter, former NFL athlete John Booty, America’s Miss DC Sarah Hillware (2012) and Antoinette Cordova (2013), VP of DARCARS Automotive Group Tammy Darvish, and Ted Britt Automotive Group GM Evelyn Smallwood.

In the end, “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Jonathan Roberts, “The Bachelorette’s” Chris Bukowski and former Washington NFL player Gary Clark awarded Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, wife of former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, and Shah the night’s champions, with Jackson-Jordan winning for highest votes and Shah named Judges’ Choice with the highest score. Read more

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Michelle Williams, Paul Wharton, Jasmine V

Style guru Paul Wharton never ceases to amaze. Tonight he’s hosting a holiday window unveiling at Macy’s Metro Center that will feature Destiny’s Child’s  Michelle Williams, teen pop star Jasmine Villegas (formerly romantically linked to Justin Bieber), former Redskins running back Clinton Portis, and Track and Field medalist LaShawn Merritt. Santa will also be on hand.

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DC Media Types and Athletes “Walk This Way” for Charity

Becky Lee brought out the big guns last night for her charity’s fashion show “Walk this Way.” Becky’s Fund is a non-profit that supports domestic violence victims.

Redskins Clinton Portis, Jason Campbell and Albert Haynesworth, as well as DC United’s Devon McTavish, modeling Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, walked a runway across the rooftop pool at the Liasion Hotel downtown. NBC4 sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak emceed the event, which felt more like a night out in LA or NY than traditional DC.

Juleanna Glover, who’s a board member of Becky’s Fund, Redskins’ Chris Cooley and his wife, WUSA’s Angie Goff, Jayne Sandman, CBS’ Kaylee Hartung, TWT‘s Liz Glover, Politico‘s Amie Parnes, among many others on the packed roof, were in attendance.

Lee started “Becky’s Fund” with prize money she earned a second-runner up on “Survivor: Cook Islands.” Learn more about “Becky’s Fund” here.

Though we missed him, we heard Ginuwine was there. We didn’t, however, miss Portis special order fried shrimp and champagne backstage.

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Morning Reading List 10.05.09

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Becky Lee was on Fox News this morning with Clinton Portis to promote “Way this Way,” a fashion show to benefit Lee’s charity against domestic violence. Happy Birthday to CNN’s Edie Emery, who celebrated this weekend! What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

TV | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS

TV

Don Imus is back on TV- on Fox Business Network.

The CBS “Evening News” will start a series tonight called “Afghanistan: The Road Ahead,” with reports from Lara Logan, David Martin and interviews with Senators John McCain and John Kerry conducted by anchor Katie Couric.

WaPo has partnered with CBS for a three-part series on the battle of Wanat in Afghanistan, beginning yesterday.

MSNBC will also have special coverage of Afghanistan this week, airing next Sunday. Richard Engel will report “Tip of the Spear,” to coincide with the 8th anniversary of the war.

More on Letterman.

NEWS NOTES

SPJ is “outraged” by the Obama administration’s decision to push for changes to a possible shield law, according to a release from the organization. NYT and WaPo‘s editorial boards also weighed in. (h/t Calderone)

AWARDS

The NewsHour‘s Judy Woodruff has been honored by the alumni association at her alma mater, Duke University, with its Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was presented Thursday at Founders’ Day ceremonies in Durham, North Carolina.

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

WHCA Dinner: TWT Lands Hootie

This laugh’s on me: I love “Hootie and the Blowfish” so you can imagine my excitement to see that TWT’s WHCA Dinner guest list includes Darius Rucker.

Guests joining John Solomon and TWT at this year’s WHCD are Senator Roland Burris, Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State William J. Burns, WH Staff Secretary Lisa Brown, DARIUS RUCKER!!!, Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea HAN Duck-Soo, WH Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz, Department of Energy Deputy Chief of Staff Valerie Owens.

UPDATE: Oops I missed a few!

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Klaus Scharioth, Donald S. Beyer – Former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Redskins Running Back Clinton Portis, Redskins Coach Jim Zorn, Vice Admiral Carl Mauney, CEO of Corporation for Public Broadcasting Stacy Harrison, VP at Sinclair Broadcast Del Parks, CEO Newsmax Media Christopher Ruddy, Andrew Breitbart, Orson Bean, Five For Fighting’s John Ondrasik, brietbart.com’s Laurence Solov and Jude Christodal.