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Nikki Finke to Newsweek: ‘I Didn’t Want Washington’

Back in the early 80s gossip guru Nikki Finke, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Deadline Hollywood, had choice words for Newsweek about Washington, D.C. “I’d specifically told the Newsweek powers-that-be that I didn’t want Washington,” she writes. “So of course they put me in D.C.”

Our siblings at FishbowlLA have a racy writeup about her antics reported on newsweekmemories.org. They include her breaking up with her married lover, flying on Air Force One and a photographer taking nude shots of her in a bathroom. Fun times?

Finke’s Washington past is plentiful. She worked for Rep. Ed Koch (D-N.Y.) before going to work for the AP in Baltimore. She has also written for WaPo.

 

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Allbritton Opens up $24 Million Home for Prom Weekend

Promgoers watch out. In addition to Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and wife, Elena, holding court at their rarely seen $24 million Georgetown home for Sunday brunch, Politico will publish a special magazine edition of the paper devoted to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend. The glossy is expected to be an exclusive guide to D.C.’s ultimate power weekend. The publication will unveil it on Friday, April 30 and distribute to attendees following the dinner and throughout the weekend.

Allbritton plans to conclude the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend with his May 2 brunch that has not taken place in years past. The place to be on Sunday has been the McLaughlin brunch at the Hay Adams. We’ll see which one guests choose. No venue has been announced for the McLaughlin soiree.

As for Politico’s fest, a host of influential lawmakers, newsmakers and celebrities will gather at the Bowie-Sevier estate for brunch on Sunday. The 200-person guest list includes cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, top media members, politicos and CEOs, among others.

Some of Politico’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner guests — some of whom may also attend brunch — include House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, singer Mary J. Blige, American fashion designer Tory Burch, Warner Music CEO Lyor Cohen, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and actor Tim Daly of ABC’s “Private Practice”.

Other A-listers invited to the brunch: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, top Obama political advisor David Axelrod, senior Newsweek editor and daughter of the late Katherine Graham Lally Weymouth, Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner, British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Washington Mystics’ managing partner Sheila Johnson, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report’s Mort Zuckerman, PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and more.

Stay tuned as more details trickle out…