Kimmel says he checked in with several of the event’s previous hosts including Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert. Everyone has told him that the key to success is getting the President to laugh. As goes the POTUS, so goes the crowd.
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Patrick Gavin at Politico noticed that TMZ has recently been sprinkling its website celebrity scroll with a few more Beltway bits. So he decided to check in with site maestro Harvey Levin to find out whatever happened to those grandiose plans for TMZ DC, to go along with the other vertical that has launched, TMZ Sports.
Levin confirms that he is still interested in bringing the gotcha show to DC, but that he is a ways off from opening an actual Beltway office. He points to the site’s recent coverage of Republican Congressman Aaron Schock (pictured) as the way it needs to go:
“That’s a blueprint for what we can do. We took this guy that was a freshman Congressman and I think, if you talk to him, I think he’ll tell you that we did help launch him as something of a star… I think it shows that we have a place and we can do something. It’s not going to be a policy site, but we can do a personality site.”
We found ourselves in a conversation at Netroots Nation with the press person at Media Matters.
FBLA: Does everyone in DC dress like they’re in the Junior League?
PP: No, we had someone from Politico come to our office in a t-shirt asking if David Brock wanted to be in a video singing Happy Birthday to Obama.
FBLA: Who was it?
PP: Patrick Gavin.
PP: It was probably the strangest press request I’ve ever had.
Glad to see that you’re getting along so well without us, Patrick. Sniffle.
Previously on FBLA:
FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin will be leaving Mediabistro.
This ‘secret’ memo is posted on Politico:
We have finally found a way to stop all those leaks to Patrick Gavin over at FishbowlDC _ we’re bringing him to Politico. Gavin, of course, needs no introduction for most Politicos because you already know him, hang out with him, bump into him at parties or read his media and gossip scoops at Fishbowl or the Examiner. We think this is quite a coup.
We just got asked by a Politico (ahem) reporter, “So you’re the Patrick Gavin of LA?”
Yes. Yes. We are.
Behind Closed Doors: Clive Cussler is raising eyebrows for having his trial in front of only a handful of people — but it’s still more people than have read his books.
Funny Misunderstanding: By the headline this morning, we had mistakenly thought the LAT had replaced Patrick Goldstein with 90-year-old comedy writer Mel Shavelson. We wondered what that said about the paper’s vision of its own sustainability.
Sweeps Bonanza: The newsroom at ABC must sound like a cap-gun factory, what with all the champagne we’re sure is being uncorked. And we’ll pop our own bottle for FBLA‘s bro, Patrick Gavin, who lends this lovely kicker quote: “If you make a stink, everyone in this small town will eventually smell it.”