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DC’s Ultra-Hip Birthday Bash

EIC Karen Sommer Shalett and Publisher Peter Abrahams

The top floor and roof of PNC Place were transformed into a uber-chic lounge last Thursday evening for the fifth anniversary of DC magazine.  Guests such as big-deal businessman and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein, reality stars Rich and Mary Amons and several folks from the Obama Administration joined DC EIC Karen Sommer Shalett and Publisher Peter Abrahams for scenic views, hip tunes, culinary treats by Ridgewells  and a variety of wet bars (FishbowlDC remembers the Jack Daniels and Kettle One bars but everything beyond that is kind of a blur). 

On hand to celebrate were the new owners of the mag’s parent company, Modern Luxury.  Representing Dickey Publishing and Cumulus Broadcasting (the second largest broadcaster in the country) were the company’s president, Michael Dickey and Beth Weitzman, the organization’s Vice President of Editorial.   Media-types spotted include Real Housewives of DC’s Paul Wharton, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’s Christine Delargy, Tim Burger, Kelly DiNardo and Rosen Group VP Zachary Hooper

DC contributor and author Kelly DiNardo and Christina Sevilla

* Photo of the DC team after the jump.

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Journos Under the Grand Chapiteau

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Droves of journalists swarmed National Harbor last night for the media preview of Cirque du Soleil’s traveling spectacle, “Ovo.” Reporters from nearly every Washington news outlet were in attendance to indulge in complimentary pop, popcorn and one of the finest Cirque performances this blogger has ever seen.

Under the grand chapiteau FishbowlDC spotted WaPo’s Vicky Hallet, Michael O’Sullivan and Nelson Pressley, WTOP’s Richard Day, Washington Life’s John Arundel and Michael Clements, Fox 5′s Steve Chenevey (who was also spotted at Lady Gaga on Tuesday), WBJ’s Missy Frederick, Washingtonian’s Sophie Gilbert, CBS Radio’s Guy Lambert, Hot 99.5′s Samy K (also at Gaga on Tues), HuffPo’s Stephanie Green, CNN’s Padma Rama, Pamela’s Punch’s Pamela Sorensen, TBD’s Maura Judkis and the Examiner’s Nikki Schwab.

And these days you can’t shake a stick without hitting a few reality stars. Last night our stick hit Blonde Charity Mafia’s Katherine Kennedy, as well as Real Housewives of DC stars Lynda Erkiletian, Paul Wharton and Ebong Eka (all sans camera).

Cirque’s Ovo runs at National Harbor until October 24, 2010. It truly is a wonderful show and in my humble opinion, a much more robust experience than seeing a performance in Vegas. It’s worth every penny and the pilgrimage to PG County.

For more info and tickets, click here.

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Another photo of the show after the jump.

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White Out with DC Mag

With the help of DC magazine, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams got white hot last night. The 14th St. furniture boutique held their annual White Party, complete with famed New York music maven, DJ Lady Bunny, two open bars and a slew of desserts. FishbowlDC ran into Fox 5′s Will Thomas, Katherine Kennedy, Paul Wharton, Facebook’s Andrew Noyes and of course, DC’s Peter Abrahams and Martha Pheeny.

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DJ Lady Bunny crankin’ the tunes.

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Publisher Peter Abrahams modeling a chair.

Washington Life Wants to be the E! of D.C.

114810877_300.jpgWashington Life‘s Executive Editor Michael Clements, one of the two hosts of this weekend’s debut WL TV show, calls the new program “the last piece of real estate” in this town. Clements, who co-hosts with Managing Editor Karen Tanabe, insists Washington Life has access others don’t.

“What’s important is the access we have…like the private events at people’s homes that Politico Click and other bloggers are not going to get into – or maybe it’s just too high end for them,” he said.

That said, Clements says the show is a “pilot” the publication hopes to make weekly come spring. “We’re having fun with it. Nothing too serious. Well, I mean, for example, we run some pictures of the Salahis, so we did a quick 30 seconds. We just ran the photos. We didn’t ask if it’s a security breach, did they crash or didn’t they crash. Just here are the photos, enjoy type of thing.”

Hosts will air segments with socialite Pamela Sorenson on best dressed and Paul Wharton on fashion events. There won’t, however, be in-studio sit-down interviews.

Clements thinks that can be a big bore. “I’m not really a fan of the sit-down interview,” he said. “I think it slows it down. Our model is really E!, the Ryan Seacrest kind of show.”

A Reality Berfday for Wharton

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If there was any doubt that Michaele Salahi & Mary Barth are part of the Real Housewives phenom, there shouldn’t be now. The two will be co-hosting a birthday bash with Omarosa for TV fashion guru/host Paul Wharton tonight. Notice the “notice” at the bottom of the invite:

The event will be filmed for national television broadcast.

Wharton hung with Salahi at the Fall Polo Classic last month when FishbowlDC first spotted her avec camera crew. Seems like PW may have a role in this reality gig too.

Amy A and Roxy R at Reliable Source have more on the current cast here.

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