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Vanity Fair Interviews Mia Farrow

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In a Vanity Fair exclusive, correspondent Maureen Orth reconnects with Mia Farrow for the first time since Orth broke the news of the sexual-abuse scandal that involved Farrow’s then husband, comedian Woody Allen, and their adopted daughter Dylan. In the story, Farrow discusses her relationship with Frank Sinatra (she says he was the great love of her life and in fact may be the father of her son, Ronan), her philanthropic work, the home she created for her 14 children, both adopted and biological, and the scandal that nearly ruined it. Orth even talks to the long-silent Dylan, giving her first on the record comments since the sex abuse allegations were made nearly 20 years ago. Check out a preview of the piece now before it hits newsstands tomorrow, October 3rd, and iPads, Nooks, and Kindles on October 8th.

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Spotted: Maureen Orth in Nantucket

On Thursday afternoon Vanity Fair‘s Maureen Orth, mother of NBC’s Luke Russert, was spotted buying Sunflowers at Moors Farm in Nantucket. She was wearing bright red pants and a blue and white striped nautical shirt. She drove a green jeep with a Buffalo Bills bumper sticker on the back.

Our spy tells us she had a pretty adorable pug in tow: “Her dog jumped out of the jeep and was wandering around, with his leash on, and very cute.”

Nantucket is a huge NBC haven. Bob Wright, chairman of NBC Universal, has a place here, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough was on the cover of N Magazine last summer, Kathy Lee Gifford has a house here, as do a lot of NBC execs. FNC may be invading though. Greta Van Susteren now has a place and a boat in Nantucket. She was spotted at Osana’s auction last Saturday.
Correction: We previously reported that Van Susteren had sold her boat. Not true! Our sources were apparently hallucinating on that one. It’s alive and well and in Nantucket. Picture above.

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Quotes of the Day

Cupp performs verbal abortion on Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is a huge dick.” — GBTV’s S.E. Cupp on “Real News.” She added, “You once suggested that my parents never should’ve had me. I am very sorry that your television career has just been aborted.”

Reader calls Fishbowl Peter a ‘moron’

“Or maybe we could just call you a Selective Moron.  Assuming, of course, that you aren’t one all the time.  I guess we’ll have to give you the benefit of the doubt on that. I’m not particularly interested in the Congressman’s sex life (or lack thereof), but the fact that he believes in abstinence prior to marriage but hasn’t necessarily lived up to his own ideals doesn’t make him a hypocrite.  This is the lame charge that people use to attack those who profess virtue.  If you’re not sinless you’re not allowed to ever make a moral statement?”  — evstok. We think it’s rather harsh of you to refer to FBDC’s Peter Ogburn as a “moron.” He has feelings, you know, and knowledge. “Considering I grew up going to a SOUTHERN BAPTIST church 4 times a week, I think I can speak with SOME authority,” he wrote me early this morning. “We were SUPER religious..  While we weren’t exactly snake handlers, we knew where to get them on short notice.”

Lizzie has kisses for Alec Baldwin

“Dear @alecbaldwin, The Daily News is not owned by Newscorp. Kisses.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary. This was in response to Alec tweeting this: “Is there a Murdoch alive who can get that rotten old man out of there and get rid of that GOP cabin boy, Roger Ailes?” And this: “Can anyone save NewsCorp?”

Whoa!

“My 3 yo decided to cannonball into the lake today at his grandparents. No, he doesn’t know how to swim. His mom had to dive in.” — RedState.com Editor and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.

Journos spotted at Bruce Springsteen concert Sunday night: Twitter’s Adam Sharp tells us, “Spotted from my vantage point on the floor for tonight’s Springsteen show at the Verizon Center: Chuck Todd, Luke Russert, American Bridge’s Bradley Beychock, WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, C-SPAN’s soon-to-be new co-CEO Rob Kennedy, and I am 99% sure NYT‘s David Brooks.” Others: MSNBC and Mother JonesDavid Corn, Poliitco’s Patrick Gavin, WaPo‘s Joe Heim, Vanity Fair‘s Maureen Orth, CNN’s Dana Bash,

Noteworthy: In a late Monday night tweetathon, Zeke Miller of BuzzFeed tweets out scoops of Politico Mike Allen‘s new eBook, prior to midnight release. “I got it at 11:25pm when it went live on the iBooks store,” Miller said in a late night email to FBDC. “I’m still waiting for my Kindle copy to come through. Still only about half-way though.” Miller follows on the heels of Alex Pappas from The Daily Caller, who previously obtained a copy of the book. His story published on Monday morning at 11:36 a.m.

Fun fact: For less than a year in 2009, The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle, who’s hanging out in Sanford, Fla. this week working on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story as we speak, interned at the Sanford Herald. His internship lasted less than a year. UPDATE: Since Boyle wouldn’t answer our simple questions such as if the internship has helped him with Trayvon story coverage and other simplicities, we weren’t able to bring that to you. He was, however, able to tweet that he’s no longer in Sanford. Would have been much simpler had he had the nerve (if that’s what it takes these days) to answer a few questions just as he expects from the lawmakers he interviews.

A special Happy Birthday to… Barbara Powers Allen (Allen’s mom). Allen gave his mother her own line today in Playbook. No “Birthweek” though.

Maureen Orth Interviews Sir Paul McCartney

Last night NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert tore himself away from live tweeting his own Dateline special to post this amazing photograph of his mother, Vanity Fair‘s Maureen Orth, with Sir Paul McCartney.

“@LukeRsmom and Sir Paul just a few years back,” he wrote.

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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. :)

NBC’s Russert Goes Nuts in Radio Rant

Don’t even get NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert started on the Washington Wizards. Because he’s not happy with their performance this season. Not happy at all.

On Tuesday, Russert phoned into the Mike Wise and Holden Kushner sports radio show on 106.7FM to unleash his fury over the “abomination” that has become the Washington Wizards. In the style of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Russert called this season’s Wizards roster “fundamentally awful.”

WaPo‘s sports blog transcribed Russert’s radio rant:

“My family has [had seats] since 1994. There have been a lot of bad Wizards teams since 1994. This one is so fundamentally awful, I can’t give the tickets away. I couldn’t give my tickets away for [Monday]’s game. That’s the first time that’s ever happened to me as a Washington Wizards fan.”

It looks like the Wizards may have lost their last two fans: Russert and his mom, VF‘s Maureen Orth (whom he said also has season tickets).

FBDC emailed Russert to ask if he tried selling his tickets on Craigslist or if he plans on buying season tickets next year if the team’s roster doesn’t change. Stay tuned. We’ll update if he responds.

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Quotes of the Day

Coincidence? We think not. Last night FishbowlMatt and I were texting about a variety of hot topics when he entered the Chipotle and saw this.

Deep Thoughts…

“Sun. Grass. Newspapers. People. A family of teeny mice tiptoe through the shrubs in their own private world. #sittingstill #whatching” — National Geographic Contributing Editor Carl Hoffman.

Luke and Maureen off to see Bruce

“On my way to see Springsteen with Luke. Wrote Newsweek cover story on Bruce exactly 36 years ago this coming week.” — Vanity Fair Correspondent Maureen Orth. (The late Tim Russert‘s favorite musician was Springsteen. The musician gave a surprise performance at Russert’s memorial service in 2008.)

The Political Consultant

“Sen. @DavidVitter uses Twitter to congratulate individual Republicans for winning in Saturday’s La. Election #notnecessary” — CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston.

Flashback

“Mechanic told me today my car failed inspection. He had a look of disappointment as I tried to explain what happened #highschoolflashbacks” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

TWT Senior Op-ed Writer Emily Miller‘s reaction to ex-Gov. Mark Sanford being hired by Fox News: “WTF?”

Really?

“I’m so tempted to ad-lib but I won’t.” — TIME‘s Mark Halperin on this morning’s “Morning Joe.” After calling President Obama “kind of a dick” on national TV we’d think Halperin wouldn’t even think about ad-libbing. This involved a reenactment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s interview to Parade Magazine. Willie Geist played Perry. Halperin played the interviewer.

Happy 24th wedding anniversary to WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

ABC’s Klein welcomes baby into world

“A warm welcome to Max Rubin Klein (9lb 8oz!). Future slugger? Congrats to parents Laine and @rickklein and big brother Jack.” — ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

Reminder: TMZ’s Harvey Levin talks to GWU students and then he’s off to the National Press Club for lunch.

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You Home, uh Luke?

Vanity Fair’s Maureen Orth sometimes uses Twitter like an answering machine. Is she really touching base with her son, NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Luke Russert, like this? Pssst…burglars, just ignore this.

“Trying to call house, can’t connect. Need to see if left amex card in VV bag in closet near my bathroom. You home?” Orth wrote Sunday.

In April Orth sent a mysterious tweet to someone we also presume was Luke, about picking up a file from a congressman’s Capitol Hill office. See here.

 

 

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QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part I

Meet Gennette Nicole Cordova: The now infamous 21-year-old college student from Seattle who received the tight underwear shot from Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) twitter account. In a statement to the New York Daily News, she wrote, among many things, that her life has been turned upside down by this incident. She reported that she has been called the “Femme Fatale of Weinergate.” She added, “My reputation has been called into question by those who lack the character to report the facts.” Read the full letter here. The newspaper even gives her a byline. One of our favorite tweets from Gennette: “What the..!?! #weinergate wankers continue the ‘Where’s the ‘MSM?’ nonsense despite every NY outlet plus AP/CBS/WaPo/Fox etc. covering it.”

Fake Jim V. has advice for Politico reporter

“Ok srsly CHILL with the goddamn Reagan tweets.” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a weekend tweet. He was ridiculing Politico‘s James Hohmann for yet another tweet about the late President Reagan: “Drove pace car at ’76 Indy 500, during his primary challenge to Ford.”

Looking for Ezzy

“Gonna drive through Nags Head flipping the bird out the window the whole way, cuz I don’t know exactly which house @ezraklein is in. Woohoo!” — Daily Kos and Congress Matters Contributor David Waldman in a weekend tweet. Earlier, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, who can’t wait to get back to FishbowlDC after the long weekend, announced that he was going to North Carolina’s Outer Banks for the weekend and wanted to know if anyone knew of a good BBQ place along the way. The ever finicky Ezzy, who eats peas and thickly cut bacon for breakfast, specified that he wanted North Carolina-style BBQ.

When you least expect it, this can happen…

“Just saw a deer wandering on the sidewalk among the row houses at 13th and Longellow NW. #imnotintexasanymore” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.

‘I’m a Yuppie Goddammit!’

“Hilarious % of conversations w/ male friends at college reunion about diet and personal trainers. #trasitioningfromhipsterstoyuppies” — The Nation’s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a weekend tweet presuming that he was once a “hipster” who has now transformed to “yuppie.” We typically write about Hayes’s penchant for writing and for reminding everyone that he’s a writer with our “I’m a Writer Goddammit!” series.

Editor has words with his painter

“I just successfully haggled w my house painter! Such a strain on my Midwestern niceness (But I’m sure painter is tweeting what a dupe I am.).” — WaPo‘s Book World Editor Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

The Critic

“You’ll cover this old story but not #Weinergate?” — Derek Hunter, a conservative writer/radio host who helped found The Daily Caller, in a weekend tweet. This was in reaction to The Daily Beast‘s HowardKurtz who wrote: “Tiffanygate: Why Newt isn’t the only guy buying his wife lots of bling.” Hunter also grew annoyed with Kurtz after he wrote,”To twerps demanding I cover Weiner scandal: Appears fake. Sometimes it pays to wait for facts.” To which Hunter asked, “Isn’t it your job to find out?”

Orth encounters a new cocktail

“Love my SF Bay area where THE drink this weekend is a Bin Laden–two shots and a splash.” — VF‘s Maureen Orth in a weekend tweet.

Better than party favors

“At a party where everyone has worse problems than me.” –  Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

Writer wants no part of the Weiner

“I think I’m giving up twitter until the Anthony Weiner issue has sorted itself out.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a weekend tweet.

A seriously bold purchase

“Just bought a new *red* speedo….it’s been 20+ years since I had a red one.:)” — GOProud Co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia in a weekend tweet.

Journo hot on tail of roaring motorcycles

“Spotted: Rolling Thunder on 495 S. Or just A LOT of dudes on motorcycles. Following them to the Pentagon.” — HuffPost‘s Sara Kenigsberg in a weekend tweet.

The Observer

“Just saw enough people making the walk of shame that I now dub it the 15th Street Shame Parade.” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Main goal of the day: First stab at homemade mapo tofu.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg holds his title with this weekend tweet about a popular tofu dish from the Szechuan province.

 

 

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QUOTES of the DAY


“Pink Lily of the Valley in my garden #gardendc #gardening” — Washington Gardener magazine Editor Kathy Jentz in a weekend tweet accompanied by the above photograph.

The emotional and hungry twists of  Easter and Passover

“Judge not lest ye be judged.” Matthew 7:1 — MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Co-host Joe Scarborough in a weekend tweet.

“So after not eating meat for 40 days, my first meal back was a Big Boog’s BBQ at Camden Yards. Downed it in 1:30min” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert in a weekend tweet.

“It’s a gorgeous and great here in our nation’s capitol. The kind of day that makes me nervous…..too perfect. hmmm it must be God.” — GOProud Co-founder and Exec. Dir. Jimmy LaSalvia in a Sunday tweet.

“Back on the bike shortly. Gonna earn that Virginia honey-glazed ham today! Happy Easter, Passover & Spring! Buh-bye Winter. #Easter #Spring” — Former NY Daily News White House reporter Ken Bazinet in a weekend tweet.

“The Good Friday service always makes me cry. Yes, Easter comes, but the re-enactment of walking the cross slowly to the altar just breaks my heart…and gratitude for His taking up the cross for us.” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in an emotional weekend tweet.

Fake Jim V. is very religious

“He Is Risen: New tracking polls show “resurrection bump” for Christ #EasterPolitico” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a series of Easter-themed tweets. Another we liked: “J-Mart on why Christ is now frontrunner for 36 AD #EasterPolitico.”

Italian men and washing machines

“Best random stat of the week from Newsweek: 95% of Italian men have never used a washing machine! Probably call their dishwashers Mamma.” — VF‘s Maureen Orth in a weekend tweet.

Anticipatory anger about the Royal Wedding

“Who the fuck is Kate Middleton?” — Gawker Politics Editor Jim Newell in a weekend tweet.

In a rare all-caps tweet from Politico‘s Patrick Gavin: “WHY IS ROBIN LEACH NOT NARRATING A WEEK’S WORTH OF ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE?”

Is Candy the ‘Wonder Woman’ of CNN?

“@crowleyCNN has anchored 6 days in a row for 3 different #CNN programs: @CNNSOTU, @CNNSitRoom & @JohnKingUSA #wonderwoman.” — CNN Publicist Jennifer Scoggins in a weekend tweet on colleague Candy Crowley.

The sharp questioner

“I start to question people when they clearly lack a sense of humor, or a personality for that matter.” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a weekend tweet.

A note to Weingarten on his shitty avatar

“Have I mentioned I really hate your avatar?” — WaPo National Political Correspondent Karen Tumulty to colleague Gene Weingarten, whose avatar, as many know, is a pile of poop.

TV reporter shocked over plant thieves

“Did story on people who steal plants from yards. Really, who sees a bush and says, ‘I want it, think I’ll dig it up.’ Who are they?” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a weekend tweet.

Ez looks down on WaPo‘s WHCD dinner guest

“The Washington Post invited Donald Trump as our guest to the correspondent’s dinner? That’s embarrassing.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a weekend tweet. Come on WaPo. Klein has spoken. Trump needs to be uninvited immediately.

Journo eyes pretty people elsewhere

“People are just better looking in #Chicago.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a weekend tweet.

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