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It’s Near ‘Closing Time’ for David Gregory as Host of ‘Meet the Press’

Gregory_1.22Rumors continue to swirl that David Gregory is out as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in this morning’s POLITICO Playbook.

“Top political sources” suggest to Playbook that Chuck Todd will replace Gregory, with an announcement being made in the coming weeks.

From today’s Playbook:

“The move is an effort by NBC News President Deborah Turness to restore passion and insider cred to a network treasure that has been adrift since the death in 2008 of the irreplaceable Tim Russert. … It’s unclear whether Gregory or Todd knows about the big move, likely to be in place before year’s end.”

The New York Post’s “Page Six” first reported in late July that Gregory may soon be replaced. The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove later wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”

 

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NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove ‘Gregory is Toast’

Gregory_1.22Yesterday, the New York Post’s “Page Six” reported that David Gregory‘s tenure as host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” may soon be coming to an end.

The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”

Grove’s analysis differs dramatically compared to what an NBC spokesperson told “Page Six’s” Emily Smith Tuesday night, saying, “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did.” Read more

10 Days Out, Clinton, Inc. by Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper Leaked to Press

Clinton, Inc.Saturday night, a second critical book on the Clintons following the release of Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices was leaked to press 10 days ahead of its publishing date.

Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, written by the Weekly Standard’s Online Editor Daniel Halper, was distributed to more than 100 reporters by the mysterious “Robert Josef Wright” as a combined 317-page PDF.

The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove says of the former President and potential 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate, as portrayed in the book, “Perhaps surprisingly, it’s Bill Clinton who emerges as selfish and coldly calculating in the portrait drawn by Halper’s reporting, and Hillary who comes off as warm and caring, albeit charmingly transactional for political gain, particularly with her Republican colleagues in the Senate.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.6.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 29 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL); David Ignatius, ”The Director;” Sandra Brown, ”Mean Streak;” Karin Slaughter, ”Cop Town;” Lee Child, contributor, “FaceOff;” Jeffery Deaver, contributor, “FaceOff”

“Fox News Sunday”:  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : TBA

Univision’s “Al Punto” Esvin Ramos, brother of Gilberto Ramos, a Guatemalan minor that recently died at the border; Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer; Luis Chataing, Venezuelan comedian and television presenter; Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and producer

CNN’s “State of the Union Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Mayor Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, CA; Mo Elleithee, communications director, DNC Communications; Sean Spicer, communications director, RNC Communications; Stephanie Miller, political commentator; host, “The Stephanie Miller Show;” Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard; Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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Paula Abdul Leaves Party After 10 Minutes

Good champagne. Upscale hors d’ oeuvres. Mannequins in the basement. A non-D.C. type of crowd and atmosphere where reporters won’t go all paparazzi on you. What more could singer Paula Abdul have wanted?

Tough to say. But Abdul left last night’s V magazine party in the bowels of Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood just 10 minutes after the party started. A petite woman dressed in black from head to toe, Abdul came, barely looked up and left so fast that even the sparse early crowd barely noticed she was there. That is, until she was gone.

In her defense, Abdul was on fairly vigorous party schedule. Before the V party, she attended The Creative Coalition’s “Night Before Dinner” at Mari Vanna DC.

Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka, guests at the V party enjoyed the alcohol and fare as well as peering into the indoor swimming pool inside the quirky home of D.C. Architect Arthur Keyes. Some partygoers thought it resembled “Brady Bunch” house. Later in the evening singer John Legend showed up with an attractive woman in a long red dress.

Throughout the evening a procession of important looking people walked in. “Who is that woman in the red dress?” a male partygoer asked about a different woman in a different red dress. An extremely thin woman in black lace was also the subject of many side conversations.

 

Spotted in the crowd: People‘s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, Andrei Greenawalt from the White House Chief of Staff’s office, Politico‘s Kevin Cirilli, The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe, Mila Beca from Saks Jandel, The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, BuzzFeed‘s Hunter Schwarz, David Shuster’s producer, Daniel Marans, D.C. publicist running the party, Dannia Hakki, SKDKnickerbocker’s Jill Zuckman.

 

Morning Reading List 10.04.12.

1. Obama in a wordPolitico‘s Patrick Gavin brings us a unique feature on the one word that kept coming up for President Obama repeatedly last night. That word? Professorial. From HuffPost to LAT to the NYT, they all used it. As to not ruin the feature, see it here.

2. Body language doesn’t lieThe Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove, formerly of WaPo, has a story out early this morning at 1 a.m. on the non-verbals employed by President Obama and Mitt Romney last night. What’s great about this story is Grove uses a body language expert to deliver a near minute by minute look at what’s happening. The result…”gaze down, compressed lips, head-tilt-side” and more. The entry at 10:05 p.m. is probably the most disturbing: “Romney highly aroused emotionally. Shows disagreement with kinetic head movements.”

3. A non-boring live-blog of the debate – Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett has an amusing writeup of his liveblog of last night’s presidential debate for The Atlantic. “I’m a partisan, so take my thoughts for what you will,” announces Lovett right out of the gate. On Romney: “Romney’s tone and manners are removed; they’re odd and tight and disconcerting. If you follow politics, you’re used to it. If you don’t, you’re not. You notice it. You wonder where he grew up and why he speaks like he’s one of the more well-off passengers on the Titanic. And it is striking.”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day: The Moon Edition

To the Moon, Newt

“THEY ARE STILL DEBATING GOING TO THE MOON.” — The New Yorker‘s Washington writer Ryan Lizza.

“This portion of the debate is about colonizing the Moon. Just wanted to point that out.” — ReutersSam Youngman. He added, “I’ve been saying for years that the way POTUS is neglecting the Moon is shameful.”

“Shocking amount of #mooncolony talk tonight.” — NBC TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie.

Praise for Wolf Blitzer

“That’s right Wolf, get in Newt’s ass. I love this. Wolf is soooooo much better than Jon King.” — NYT‘s Charles Blow. He added, “I knew that I shouldn’t have had that 3rd drink before watching these debates.”

And a critic…“This wife stuff is embarrassing. #cnndebate” — Actress Mia Farrow.

A breath of fresh air: Ron Paul

“Ron Paul is like a palet-clearing sorbet between six courses of mud.” — The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove.

Meanwhile…WaPo Express Editor discusses sex act

While most Washington reporters were fixated on last night’s debate, WaPo Express’s Clinton Yates was out on the town talking dirty. “At dinner with the gf, her friend and other friends of friends. One is certifiable. What a nightmare,” he wrote. “We’re at a Mexican restaurant btw. Arriba! This woman is trying to impress us with her knowledge. Next term: fisting! She’s so hip.”

Hair and Makeup

“I think each candidate should be given an electric razor and be allowed to cut one opponent’s hair anyway he wants.” — National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg.

“Does Callista’s hair ever move?” — WaPo‘s Right Turn blogger Jennifer Rubin. Chicago Book Editor Beth Renaldi remarked, “Callista Gingrich’s hair never moves. #cnndebate.”

“Callista’s makeup is looking a little more natural tonight. #CNNdebate Kurtz” — The Hill‘s Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz).

Really Howie?

“Wolf: Why would your wife make the best first lady? All eyes will be on Newt for his Callista answer.” — The Daily Beast/Newsweek‘s Howie Kurtz in the most painfully obvious observation of the night.

Birthweek: Maureen Orth

“Missing the #FLDebate for @LukeRsmom birthday dinner. The only disagreement here is what flavor ice cream to get.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert referring to his mom, VF’s Maureen Orth. (h/t Luke Russert, h/t Mike Allen for h/t)

A special Happy Birthday to C-SPAN’s Communications Director Howard Mortman. From his colleague Steve Scully: “Howard is an incredibly hard worker…in the league of Chuck Todd and Mike Allen. As he gets another year older…he also looks much older than Todd or Allen. But we still love him. In fact I remember him when he was ‘Extreme’ Mortman. Those were the days. :)

NYP’s Page Six to Cover Allbritton Brunch

If Robert and Elena Allbritton are trying to keep gossip at bay from their private brunch today at their Georgetown home, they have a funny way of handling their media: Call Page Six.

That’s right. NYP‘s Page Six reporter Tara Palmeri (pictured here at the Washington Hilton during last night’s WHCD pre-parties) has been privy to details about the brunch and its guest list and learned fairly early on that she’d be attending. Palmeri attended the highly sought after invitation-only brunch last year when she worked for the Washington Examiner. She wasn’t invited, but went as The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove‘s plus one.

Meanwhile, we’re hearing more chatter that some Politico reporters feel slighted about not being invited to the Publisher’s home while stars and other colleagues, such as those with more perceived clout, get in. Even Politico reporters who have been invited have been hesitant to breathe a word about going. Like any special perk within a workplace, some don’t want to brag about it.

We look forward to seeing what Page Six does with the brunch.

Morning Reading List: 1.25.11

* The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove apparently thinks it’s stupid and unrealistic to sign on to WaPo Dana Milbank‘s call for a Sarah Palin media blackout for February. So does WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart. Grove tells The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Winkler as much in a story published today in which the New York reporter explains his own blackout of Paris Hilton. Winkler, on this ride of elaborate addiction metaphors, writes, “Grove  – who may be the most honest journalist willing to be quoted by another journalist about his old quotes concerning journalistic dishonesty for a story regarding a current journalists’ integrity — told TheDC that he still stands by his Hilton blackout as “just a craven bid for publicity.”” Quote: “What Dana does is up to him. But this is not a case of as Dana Milbank goes, so goes the rest the lamestream media.” Read the story here.

* Aaron Barnhart of The Kansas City Star thinks he knows when the real beginning of the end began between Keith Olbermann and MSNBC. It involved another gargantuan personality at the network: Chris Matthews. He writes, “It was the summer of 2008. MSNBC thought it would be a great idea to have KO and Chris Matthews co-anchor MSNBC’s convention coverage. But…once the live cameras started to roll two things became clear: One, it was hard to adjust to KO sitting in the Tom Brokaw chair, trying to be objective and all; and two, Olbermann and Matthews should never, ever, EVER work that closely together again.” Read the story here.

* Today Keith Koffler, editor of WhiteHouseDossier.com, offers a parody of sorts of tonight’s SOTU. He warns readers it’s “so touching” and could make them weep. A mention that won’t surprise you: House Speaker John Boehner crying. And mentions that might startle you: Former Sen. Bill First performing a lobotomy on Keith Olbermann and two Supreme Court Justices “tongue kissing.” Read the full list here.

Kurtz Leaving WaPo for Daily Beast

WaPo media columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz is leaving WaPo to join Tina Brown‘s The Daily Beast. He’ll be the Washington Bureau Chief. He will continue to host CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Our friends at TVNewser have the details

> Update: A statement and press release from The Daily Beast’s Brown….here. “He combines integrity and rigorous reporting,” she says.

> Update: “Huge blow for WaPo,” said CNN’s Ed Henry on Twitter.

> Update: “Not many media stories surprise me, but this one’s a jaw-dropper,” said TBD.com’s President Jim Brady on Twitter.

> From a D.C. reporter: “But will Kurtz have to fight with Lloyd Grove over who writes the site’s b—j– profiles?”

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