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Politico‘s Partylicious Pool Report

Perhaps the most “unique” pool report ever was distributed by Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson last night from the White House State Dinner. All of the “fabulousness” is posted below.

My favorite parts? The self-pimp and “shout out” near the end.

From: Nia-Malika Henderson
Sent: Tue Nov 24 22:40:53 2009
Subject: Final Booksellers Pool…

Apologies for this delayed report.

Pooler stood patiently for two hours and saw State Dinner arrivals in booksellers area, and there was too much fabulousness to describe in detail here. So here are the greatest moments and a few broad details.

Lots of saris tonight (and probably one too many pantsuits according to some witnesses who will not be named here), and lots of people who didn’t quite get the “stand here and pose” thing down.

Best Sari goes to Semonti Stephens who wore one of the dresses from her Spring wedding. A red number with gold jewelry from Calcutta.

Best Wardrobe malfunction goes to Bob Casey whose cumberband slithered from his waist to the floor.

Best Look goes to Speaker Nancy Pelosi who when Robin Givhan asked her “Is your gown Armani?”…Pelosi shot her a disapproving stare and rolled her eyes a bit–i.e. Pelosi to Givhan: Drop Dead. (No answer to Givhan’s follow up question which was “What was that look?!”)

Biggest Celebs: Steven Spielberg, Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood (together but not an item). Also, fyi, some stars are shorter, more wrinkled, not as hot in person. Underwood. Hotter.

Honorable mention for biggest star: Gayle King, sans bff Oprah Winfrey.

Best Dressed Billionaire: Mayor Michael Bloomberg sporting red bow tie.

Best attempt at self-deprecation goes to NBC’s Brian Williams who strolled in before movie mogul David Geffen, said “hello press,” and then: “I grew up a busboy in New Jersey so I have to resist the urge to clean up.”

Best random uttering about a guest: Oh my god, a real housewife!(See Real Housewives of DC for more info)….

Best shout out to colleague: Helene CooperTom Friedman you better stop!”

Finally a big thank you to my colleagues and honorary poolers, Amie Parnes and Kendra Marr. And shameless promotion for POLITICO..see this link for more details on the bookstore arrivals…

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0911/obama_red_carpet.html

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Morning Reading List, 01.09.09

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Taking Out The Trash, 02.22.07

  • This is a close one. Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks are in a tight race. Starbucks has the lead so far.

  • An NBC release announced that “NBC Nightly News with Brian
    Williams” “was back on top as the most-watched network evening newscast during the week of February 12-16, 2007, attracting 10.168 million total viewers,” 108,000 more than ABC’s “World News” and 2,392,000 more than CBS’s “Evening News.”

  • LAObserved has the memo from Bill Keller to the New York Times newsroom in which Dick Stevenson is announced as the “newly anointed as political editor.”

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was the “#1 evening newscast among Adult 25-54 viewers” for the week of February 12-16. Among adults 25-54, “World News” attracted 90,000 more than NBC’s “Nightly News” and 600,000 more than CBS’s “Evening News.”

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index indicates that Iran was the third biggest story of the week February 11-16. “Only the debate over Iraq (11%) and the densely populated 2008 presidential race (9%) edged out Iran” (7%).

  • Correction: Bob Woodruff’s special “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports airs on ABC Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. ET.

  • Congratulations to three Posties, who have just been honored in the 2006 Virginia Press Association writing contest.

      Josh du Lac won first place in critical writing for a package of stories that included “The ‘You’re Beautiful’ Boy: Soooo Sweet James Blunt” (3/15), “In Any Language, a Whole Lotta Shakira Goin’ On” (8/31) and “America’s Most Wanton: R. Kelly Does Washington” (4/15).

      Wil Haygood won second place for feature story writing for his Magazine piece “Showing the Way” (6/11) about his nephew, Andre.

      Neely Tucker won third place for feature story writing for “The Avenger,” his profile of prosecutor June Jeffries (8/6).

  • Julie Mason has the skinny on Tuesday night’s Tony Snow event.

  • The AP reports that the “New York Times Co., which owns newspapers, broadcast outlets and Web sites, said Wednesday that January sales slipped 0.4 percent on weakness at its New England and regional media groups.”

  • Philip Merrill College of Journalism Dean Thomas Kunkel announced that George Solomon, former sports editor of The Washington Post and a visiting professor has been named the school’s Shirley Povich Professor. “Kunkel said Solomon will occupy the Povich professorship until it can be filled permanently by another outstanding sports journalist. The college will begin that search in the fall.”

  • Nikki Finke is all over the Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and David Geffen drama.

  • Don’t forget to watch Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson on “30 Rock” tonight.

  • Yippee! The Washington Times’ “Fishwrap” finally has a permanent URL.

  • Washington Flyer scores Leo DiCaprio on the cover of their latest issue.