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Love and Romance

Sorry, Prince Harry, Savannah’s Off the Market

NBC “TODAY” Show host Savannah Guthrie was all smiles this morning as she revealed her engagement to political consultant Mike Feldman, setting off a flurry of reaction in Washington and beyond.

Guthrie flashed her diamond ring on air. Weatherman Al Roker tweeted that actor Bradley Cooper brought Savannah flowers for the occasion. NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer remarked, “Two great people — Savannah and Mike — awesome news!” CNN’s Jessica Yellin added, “Wowza. Check out that pic! Congrats guys!” And Co-host Willie Geist assumes his invitation is in the mail: “Two of the greats. Spoiler alert guys: I already grabbed the shower caddy off your registry.” CNN’s Jake Tapper wrote, “Congrats to Savannah Guthrie and Mike Feldman!!!! Xoxo.” NBC Washington’s Angie Goff wrote, “Congrats Savannah! You’ll make a beautiful bride.” And Mediaite founder and ABC Legal Analyst Dan Abrams added his congratulatory note, saying, “Two people I’ve really liked and respected for a long time.”

Savannah had a pointed message for Prince Harry… “Tell him I’m no longer available.”

Even US Weekly splashed it up on their site this morning.

See Cooper giving flowers to Savannah. Read more

WaPo’s Klein Writes on Wife’s Running

As journalists were scrambling to get their piece of the bombing story last night, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, who usually goes wonky and chart-obsessed on most matters, kept his thoughts close to home. He wrote about his wife, NYT‘s Annie Lowrey, waking early each morning to train for a marathon.

CBS Political Director John Dickerson called it a “lovely story.” And indeed, it was.

An excerpt:

“My wife has been training for a marathon. She leaves the house early in the morning and runs for hours and hours. She comes home tired and sore. And then she does it again. And again. And again.There’s no reason for her to do it. There’s no competition or payoff or award. It’s just a quiet, solitary triumph over the idea that she couldn’t do it, and it all happens before I even wake up.”

Read the full piece.

Pundit Shares Entire Gay Wedding Video

It was an unconventional wedding on April 6 for Craig Crawford, to say the least. And that’s not just because it was shared by two men.

Unconventional because it begins with a reading of the Ninth Amendment. Unconventional because because Crawford, a political pundit who runs his own website Trail Mix, and his new husband David are initially standing so far apart it’s hard to tell they’re even together. And unconventional because Crawford uploaded the 20-minute video of the ceremony to his website, the latest in a series of posts about the event (“my last wedding post, I promise”).

The wedding also featured readings of letters between John and Abigail Adams. After that and a poem were completed, Crawford and the groom got together to do the more normal things… Read more

Craig Crawford to Get Hitched

Pundit and blogger Craig Crawford spilled the beans about his upcoming nuptials to beau David Blank in a post Sunday. The couple has registered on Amazon.com. Crawford also thanked President Obama.

“Yep, it’s really happening. In less than three weeks I’ll be officially hitched, with the blessing of District of Columbia law, to my man, the great and wonderful David Blank,” he wrote. “Thanks to Trail Mixers for your support (and some will be there). While at times the details have been overwhelming, this has been a fun adventure — but nothing like the 25 years we’ve already had together.”

See the full post and the many congratulatory comments here.

The Dana & Piers Show: Dana Loesch Wants to Go Joyriding With Piers Morgan in a Tank

Talk radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch continued her effort to get sparring partner and CNN colleague Piers Morgan to joyride in a military tank with her.

“I tried to get him to ride in a tank with me,” she told FishbowlDC at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. “I love Piers. He and I joke. We go to war on air but we get along off air.”

Loesch has had heated battles with Piers on his CNN show over gun control regulation. Even so, she asked him in late January over Twitter to go “joy riding” in a tank. He declined.

“A smaller one, so it’ll be cozy,” Loesch said of the tank. Read more

Weekend Wedding Bells For David Shuster

Current TV and We Act Radio’s David Shuster officially tied the knot this weekend in Manhattan with Kera Rennert, a freelance writer/producer for CBS News and Discovery Channel. The pair got engaged last summer and already has a baby on the way.

“Kera and I did not see one another on Saturday until we walked down the aisle,” Shuster told FishbowlDC in an email. “When Kera appeared and began walking down the aisle, we both cried. Who knew that your favorite cable news bad boy could be such a sap?”

They married at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, an ornate synagogue in New York City. Constructed in 1849, this gothic, cathedral-like space is the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City. It’s the same place actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Matthew Broderick married in the late ’90s. “Kera looked magnificent in two Ines Di Santo gowns. One for ceremony, the other for the reception,” Shuster explained. “I wore a black tuxedo/white tie.”

As we mentioned, Rennert is… Read more

FTD Flowers Screws David Corn on V-Day

There are all kinds of ways to get screwed on Valentine’s Day. All crassness aside, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief and MSNBC Contributor David Corn actually did get screwed by FTD flowers and publicly knifed them last night on Twitter.

“NEVER use @ftdflowers,” he snapped. “It took my money & delivered no flowers-didn’t call/email. Then couldn’t even do following-day delivery. Do not use!”

A showdown on Valentine’s Day? The author of Showdown: the Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election once had a bit of a meltdown in the Union State Barns & Noble. He also wasn’t pleased with the alleged fleabag hotel he stayed at in Tampa and switched mid-convention.

But Corn wasn’t alone in his complaints against FTD, as the company dashed the V-Day hopes and dreams of many others by canceling their flower orders. To many complainers they wrote on Twiter “We are so sorry to hear this, [Fill in name]. Please DM us your contact info along with your order number so we can assist.”

Even Media Matters writer Eric Boehlert had a bad FTD experience. They wrote, “@EricBoehlert Eric, sorry to hear about your delivery experience, can you DM me your order # & contact info to pass along to custom service.”

Corn, not one to avoid a showdown if he can possibly help it, tweeted out a picture of the letter he received from FTD. Our favorite lines: “Your order has been canceled… We hope you’ll give us the opportunity to assist you in the future.” Read more

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media

Today’s Valentine’s Day festivities wouldn’t be complete without showing the result of the blossoming love between WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten and FBDC’s very own Betsy Rothstein. Just look online and you’ll see that the once bitter feelings between the two of them have sweetened over the last couple of days. Is the hostility over? Certainly not. But, Betsy and Gene have stopped bickering long enough to produce this beautiful baby girl that we’re going to call “Baby Bean Weingarten.”

 

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media

We are going to go ahead and defy the laws of nature and pair up FishbowlDC’s Peter Ogburn and WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. Ogburn has written a reoccurring critique of Gene’s column for sometime now and Weingarten has been pretty graceful in his reactions outside a few minor facts. Still, Ogburn is warming to him in ways I don’t even want to understand. “My newfound respect for Gene Weingarten has led to some awkward feelings,” Ogburn told me in a candid phone interview this afternoon. “I wouldn’t go any further, but I’m thinking about growing a mustache.”

We’re calling their little dumpling “Weinbernadette.” Mazel tov!

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media

Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a seriously unrealistic pairing. So we have “Washington Chronicle’s” sexy Llewellyn King and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton. It could happen in a parallel universe, right?

By the way, her name is “Llewellynita.”

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