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News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & “Poliwood”

• CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League’s annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight.

Washingtonian‘s 18 “Most Stylish”- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, Christina Sevilla and Richard Wolffe- were toasted for their fashion sense by the mag at Liasion last night. In attendance: CNN’s Sam Feist, Tom Toles, Tim Burger, Josh Meyer, Amy Holmes, Jay Newton Smalls and Abby Livingston. Wolffe didn’t actually make it out, but DC’s “Real Housewives” were there… who on the rumored cast was included on the list? Check out Washingtonian‘s coverage here.

Barry Levinson‘s “Polliwood” has been picked up by Showtime, set to premiere November 2nd. The film explores the “collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood” and features a number of actors who have been in town for DC dinners and White House visits, including Anne Hathaway, Sting, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany and Rachael Leigh Cook.

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WHCD: Cap File Rises to the Occasion

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Eva Longoria Parker & Meghan McCain

Tight budgets and tiny guest lists at other post-dinner events offered Capitol File/Niche Media an interesting opportunity to make their mark as hosts for the 2009 WHCD weekend must-attend fete.

Luckily for Cap File, the Saturday night soiree lived up to the hype. Journalists, politicos, Hollywood royalty and actual royalty packed the invite-only (crashers of yesteryear were out of luck) party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

FishbowlDC hung with media power couple Mark Whitaker and Alexis Gelber, Yeas & Nays Kiki Ryan and almost off-the-market Jeff Dufour (engaged to Jayne Sandman), WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, HuffPo’s Ryan Grimm, Newsweek’s Mike Isikoff, WaPo’s Mary Ann Akers, Mike Mills and Jackie Kucinich from Roll Call, CNN’s Leslie Sanchez and Suzanne Malveaux, TWT silver fox Joe Curl, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, NJ’s Erin McPike, GMA’s Polson Kanneth and Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran.

We also caught up with FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (who charmed my mom/date at Tammy Haddad‘s brunch earlier in the day) and spotted PBS’ Gwen Ifill, BET’s Debra Lee, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, Daily Beast’s Rachel Sklar, CNBC’s Jim Kramer and AP/WHCA’s Jennifer Loven.

We reunited with old pal Rachael Leigh Cook (whose youthful beauty seems to defy time) and got to know our Friday night crush; Meghan McCain a little better. Christian Slater, Wanda Sykes, Amber Tamblyn, Chris Tucker, Eva Longoria Parker, John McLaughlin, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Mariska Hargitay, Tim Daly, Kara DioGuardi, Keisha & Forest Whitaker, Owen Wilson, Jason Wu, David Cross, Connie Britton, Padma Lakshmi, Dule Hill, Kai Milla, Matthew Settle all made the fete.

The political scene included Todd Palin and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and Desiree Rogers represented the White House.

Even HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was on hand to toast the evening’s event.

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John McLaughlin

Creative Coalition Kicks Off WHCD Weekend With Small Dinner


Anne Schroeder Mullins, Christine Delargy, Kiki Ryan, Stephanie Green and Kate Michael

FBDC kicked off WHCD weekend Thursday night with a small dinner hosted by Lani Hay and Mark Smith in honor of the Creative Coalition- Connie Britton, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Barry Levinson, Kerry Washington, Tichina Arnold, Matthew Settle and Rachael Leigh Cook.

We caught up with Delany- her seventh WHCD btw- and when we asked who she was most excited to see this weekend, her immediate answer was John McLaughlin. Settle showed off pics of his baby daughter and Daly teased Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins incessently- he’s my Hollywood boyfriend, she joked.

In attendance: Wash Examiner’s Kiki Ryan, US News’ Nikki Schwab, Janet Donovan, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, Lee Brenner TWT’s Stephanie Green and Kate Michael.

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WHCD: Party Wrap-Up

Some dets on what’s going on around town this weekend…

Time & People Magazine Cocktail Party Friday 6:30pm at St. Regis Hotel. Expected to attend: Kal Penn, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

Creative Coalition’s Poliwood Premiere Friday 6:30pm red carpet, 7pm screening at Naval Heritage Museum. Expected to attend: Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Connie Britton, Ellen Burstyn, Barry Levinson, Kerry Washington and Rachael Leigh Cook.

DC Magazine Friday, Finnish Embassy, now featuring the MyHelsinki Exhibit. Expected to attend: Mona Sutphen, Melody Barnes, Michael Strautmanis and Heather Higginbottom.

FunnyorDie.com and Impact Arts and Film Fund Friday, undisclosed location. Expected to attend: DJ Benji Madden, Rick Schroder, Ed Westwick and Rashida Jones.

Tammy Haddad’s Annual Brunch Saturday 12noon. Expected to attend: Honorary co-hosts Susan Axelrod and Ann Curry, and hosts Greenberg, Hilary Rosen, David Adler, Alex Castellanos, Michael Feldman, Ann Walker Marchant, Steve McMahon, Ellen Ratner, Chip Smith and David Sutphen.

Vanity Fair & Bloomberg’s After-Party Saturday 11pm at French Ambassador Pierre Vimont’s Residence. Expected to attend: Ben Affleck, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Graydon Carter, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Sting and Christopher Hitchens.

Capitol File’s After-Party Saturday 11pm at the Corcoran. Expected to attend: Valerie Jarrett, Desiree Rogers, Ed Westwick, Matthew Modine, Matthew Settle and Miranda Cosgrove.

John McLaughlin’s Brunch Sunday at Teatro Goldoni. Expected to attend: Pat Buchanan, Mort Zuckerman, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chris Wallace, Eleanor Clift, Bo Derek, Rep. Henry Waxman, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and Tom Selleck.