FishbowlDC headed to the Palm today to flirt apparently to see what happens when you combine a bunch of media nerds (Chris Matthews, Tucker Carlson, Tammy Haddad, Shelby Poduch, Pam Stevens, Katherine O’Hearn and Ted Greenberg) with an attractive celebrity: Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson.

Not missing a beat — despite the hot blonde at the table — the media types batted around the latest industry gossip as Nelson signed copies of the Miss America program and refused to reveal which Miss America contestants she didn’t like (not to worry: she likes Miss D.C.). She also clarified that it’s not a tiara…it’s a crown (tiara’s don’t go all the way around the head).

There was enough dish served up about the television industry to make TVNewser’s head explode. Unfortunately for him, it was all off the record. We did, however, learn that Matthews has a deep disdain for blue cheese, Carlson loves the Palm’s pickles and Haddad is a fan of the fried asparagus.