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Karen Feld’s Browning Pups Make Finals

Karen Feld, a former gossip columnist for the Washington Examiner, is best known for her fierce legal battles with her brother and for those dirty, fluffy purse dogs she’d infamously bring around with her to cocktail parties.

At one point she accused her brother of giving her brain damage by throwing her out of a family gathering honoring a dead aunt and filed a $110 million lawsuit against him. According to Daily Mail, she alleged that “she was forcefully removed by a trio of ‘large, aggressive’ bodyguards, beaten and thrown into an elevator along with her poodle.” The D.C. Court of Appeals ultimately rejected her appeal.

Obviously those two browning pups of hers, Compari and and Bellini, are nothing to sniff at, even if they aren’t the cleanest. (Please ignore the caramel spot above Compari’s nose.) After all, they made the finals of the New Yorkie Runway competition to benefit Angel on a Leash.

Feld sent out a letter about it. She clearly thinks the dogs are human and signed the letter, “Karen, Compari & Bellini.” Read more

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Karen Feld Loses Again

Remember the former kooky gossip columnist for the Washington Examiner who attends parties with a succession of dirty, fluffy purse-sized pooches? Well, Karen Feld (pictured at right with her questionably hygiened dog) is back, and it’s just as much of a circus as it always was.

Literally.

AP‘s Frederick J. Frommer reports that Feld was back in court over what she claims was an assault she endured from her brother’s security guards. Her brother is Kenneth Feld, CEO of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The court turned down Feld’s appeal Tuesday. She’s on a losing streak — she lost a multimillion dollar lawsuit against her brother last year.

The last time we heard anything about Feld was in June 2011, when a partygoer spotted her at a lobster event at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. The guest said she was spotted there with her “overly medicated” dog. Before that, we ran into her at a 2010 WHCD brunch hosted by John McLaughlin at the Hay Adams Hotel. “Compari’s jealous,” Feld crowed at the time, referring to her dog, who didn’t get to be cradled in McLaughlin’s arms like another, perhaps cleaner, fluffy dog at the party.

Feld formerly worked for Roll Call and TWT.

Journos Eat Lobster

Capitol File‘s Kate Bennett, husband, Cab, and their daughter.

A smattering of journos showed up to Tackle Box last night at its new Cleveland Park location. They offered a sampling off the newly expanded seafood menu.

Local VIPs such as Carlos Gray (Mayor Vincent Gray‘s son), WUSA 9′s Andrea Roane, NBC 4′s John Schriffen, Capitol File Magazine Editor-In-Chief Kate Bennett, KStreetKate’s Kate Michael and Luxxery Med Spa Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki made a toast to owner Jonathan Umbel‘s second seafood shack.

Others in the crowd: David Bass, President and CEO of Raptor Strategies, his wife, and former Washington Examiner gossip columnist Karen Feld and, as one guest put it, her “overly medicated dog.”

Campari on the Rocks

DOG-Wendy Diamond and John McLaughlin.jpg It’s a dog eat dog world out there. And no one knows that better than Karen Feld and her pooch, Campari. For those who aren’t acquainted, Feld is an alum of Roll Call, the Washington Times and most recently, the Washington Examiner… until, as she puts it, Patrick Gavin (now of Politico) stole her job.

An heir to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus who stays in the headlines through frivolous lawsuits and other theatrics, Feld is currently most recognizable as the woman with the small browning poodle hanging out of her silver handbag. Such was the case at the McLaughlin Thomson-Reuters brunch on Sunday.

Atop the Hay Adams, Feld was seen edging in toward McLaughlin in hopes of him holding her dear Campari…until things got Rocky.

Editor of Animal Fair Wendi Diamond (another dog purse kind of gal as shown in the above photograph), also at the party was overheard flirtatiously telling John McLaughlin that she was going to set him up with a pretty, skinny 53-year-old woman in Manhattan, before asking him to pose with her dog.

McLaughlin, who is on the rebound after filing for divorce, was easily taken in by Diamond’s charms and held her dog in his arms and posed for pictures.

Meanwhile, Feld watched with fury in her eyes, as an innocent little Campari hid quietly in her purse. “Campari’s jealous,” Feld said snidely in the vicinity, rolling her eyes at Diamond.

Somehow Campari made it through the awkwardness of watching McLaughlin cradle another dog.

We’re not sure, however, that Feld did.

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Campari poking out of Feld’s silver handbag.

Karen Feld & Campari Beaten By 3 Bearded Ladies

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Okay, they weren’t bearded ladies…they were men but the rest is true. So says the $110 million lawsuit filed by the gossip column alum of Roll Call, the Washington Times and the Examiner.

Check out a choice excerpt from the most “entertaining” WaPo article this year:

Former gossip columnist Karen Feld alleges that her businessman brother, Kenneth Feld — whose family-entertainment conglomerate includes the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — authorized her forceful removal from their aunt Shirley’s shiva service. Karen Feld claims that a trio of “large, aggressive” bodyguards working for Kenneth beat her and threw her into an elevator, along with her ever-present toy poodle, Campari.

Her suit alleges that the beating aggravated a brain tumor that later had to be removed, and caused her emotional distress, “symptoms of Tourette Syndrome” and “seizure-like episodes.” For those and other alleged injuries, Karen Feld wants $110 million in damages from her younger brother.

The must-read article is available here.

Karen Feld’s Dog: To The Rescue

From WUSA 9′s Thursday night feature on former gossip columnist Karen Feld‘s recovery from brain surgery:

    If Campari senses from Karen’s electrical brain activity that a seizure is coming on he barks loudly and acts agitated. Then she knows to go to a quiet dark place and hopefully avoid the seizure.

Karen Feld’s Brain Tumor Surgery

Former gossip columnist Karen Feld sent out the following note to friends:

    WUSA-TV, channel 9 in DC, has an airdate scheduled for their story on my successful medical journey following brain tumor surgery. It will run this Thursday at 11 pm, right after the VP debate… so if the debate doesn’t put you to sleep, you may want to tune in to anchor Anita Brikman’s Living Well segment. It will probably be available on WUSA9.com after it airs. Campari, of course, has a leading role.

Congrats to Karen for the successful surgery.

Morning Reading List, 04.25.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Not everyone is a fan of Sanjaya, or at least you’re not bummed that you didn’t get a picture with him to show your mom.

  • David Bass and David Corn duke it out for Pajamas Media.

  • The Washington Post is looking for a market research manager for advertising research.

  • A DC-Based Communications Firm is looking for a Junior Writer.

  • The Saudi Press Agency is seeking a Reporter.

  • Voice of America is seeking a News Division/writer.

  • Smithsonian Magazine is looking for a Prepress Manager.

  • Air & Space Magazine is looking for an editorial intern.

  • Cox, Matthews and Associates is seeking a higher ed reporter.

  • Community Associations Institute is seeking an Editor.

  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a General Assignment News Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a News Producer.

  • An “investment-oriented trade association seeks talented staff writer for bi-monthly, award-winning magazine.”

  • Josh Rogin is the new staff writer covering defense for Congressional Quarterly.

  • TVNewser tells us that John Gibson, “Thinks I’m A Pubescent Rejectionist.” Turns out noticing quote marks is very important.

  • Harry Shearer told DCRTV he wants WAMU to carry “Le Show.”

  • A reader writes in about this: “though The Week’s online only issue with the gun is dated April 20, The Economist’s cover actually came out first. While The Economist has an issue date of April 21, the cover went live on their website on Thursday April 19 at 1 pm.”

  • in one reader’s opinion, “TMZDC should hire Karen Feld. She’s great.”

  • Fortune magazine’s “new list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies includes 12 Washington-area employers,” including Gannett at number 302.

  • Byron York has “The Real Story” on Karl Rove, Laurie David and Sheryl Crow.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 15-20 shows “Campus Rampage is 2007′s Biggest Story By Far.”

  • His Extremeness announced, “In the White House Correspondents Association Dinner funny battle between David Letterman and Rich Little, who gets the Web 2.0 version of the People’s Choice Award — the prize for the bigger YouTube popularity? It’s Letterman, by a wide margin.”

  • Mike and Chris Wallace were on stage at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for Middlesex Community College’s ninth annual Celebrity Forum yesterday, dubbed this year, “60 minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace.” The format featured “two of broadcast journalism’s toughest interviewers swapping questions, followed by questions from the audience.”

  • From GMU Professor Karen Bune: “Daniel Rosenbaum came to my GMU victimology class Monday night — during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (422-4/28)and the class paid tribute to his family and the loss of his father from a brutal crime. He was presented a gift by the professor on behalf of the entire class and Daniel seemed deeply touched. He indicated it meant alot to get something like this from people he didn’t know. There was mutual benefit — the students obtained a better understanding of the impact of homicide victimization and the effect on survivors and Mr.Rosenbaum realizes that there are students who are actually studying victimization in anticipation of working in the field and making a positive difference. It was a rewarding evening for all.”

  • A tipster writes in, “Excerpt from the Wrong Stuff. What repelled Wilkes — and others invited to the parties — was both the water Cunningham put in the hot tub and the congressman’s penchant for using it while naked even if everybody else at the party was clothed. Cunningham used water siphoned directly from the polluted Potomac River and never changed it out during the season. ‘Wilkes thought it was unbelievably dirty and joked if you got in there that it would leave a dark water line on your chest,’ said one person familiar with the parties. ‘The water was so gross that very few people were willing to get into the hot tub other than Duke and his paramour.’”

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  • Taking Out The Trash, 03.02.07

  • Leading today’s caption contest so far is “Wait… I keep getting this wrong – so first you mix in the polonium, then the sugar?”

  • From Pew’s Weekly News Interest Index: “Iraq remained the top news story last week, both in terms of public interest and news coverage. Anna Nicole Smith’s death and the bizarre aftermath continued to attract a distinct yet devoted audience. In spite of the fact that most Americans think Smith’s death has been over-covered, the core audience for the story gives the press high marks for its coverage. Other top stories of the week included the 2008 presidential campaign, mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran, conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the rescue of three climbers from Oregon’s Mt. Hood.”

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” won the February sweeps among viewers and adults 25-54. This is the first across the board sweeps win for ABC since 1996.

  • Voice of America is hiring an executive editor.

  • After getting in their digs at the Washingtonian by saying “Washingtonian joins the 21st century,” DCist gives a plug for alumna Catherine Andrews and the new Washingtonian blogs, calling them “largely interesting reading.”

  • A reader writes in saying that “This tipster is just whining: Go take a survey of how many women are WH correspondents. CNN had an all female WH team (still might), ABC’s lead and #2 are women (Raddatz and Yellin), and then there’s Norah O’Donnell and the incoming head of the White House Correspondents Association is a woman (Ann Compton, ABC Radio). That’s just off the top of my head. I’m sure there are lots of others.”

  • Do leap years have a special meaning for reporters?

  • Washington Business Journal reports, “AOL has found a new CFO, snatching an executive from parent company Time Warner.” Nisha Kumar, vice president of operations at New York-based Time Warner, will serve as the CFO at Dulles-based AOL.

  • C-SPAN2′s Book TV is airing on Saturday Arthur Schlesinger, Jr’s last television interview conducted with Book TV last week in New York City. The show will air at 8:25 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Dan Gerstein thinks it ain’t no thing that he “used The Politico as a platform partly to settle the old scores of — and to advance the current agenda of — a paying client, but without mentioning the ‘paying’ part.”

  • A huge discussion taking place in the comments section of Arianna Huffington’s post, “Limbaugh, Hannity, and the Right’s Faux Fury Over Anonymous Comments.”

  • Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey look into the “senior administration official,” concluding that while “Most reporters would prefer never to quote a White House official on background. But that means never getting anything out of most White House officials.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah rescued himself from Wikipedia obscurity.

  • Hugh Hewitt points to the Politico as more than a paper, but as a substitute for other paper’s D.C. bureaus.

  • CJR Daily gives James Taranto “a history lesson on of digital death threats.”

  • E&P reports that Salon’s Mark Benjamin says he beat the Washington Post to the punch on the Walter Reed story. “Reportedly, he has sent Priest links to his articles — which covered a wide range of issues at Walter Reed — and also contacted Post media critic Howard Kurtz.”

  • Eric Boehlert on TNR’s new owner.