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After rounding second base, Mika and Arianna to jump in bed

Betsy Rothstein
Betsy Rothstein
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      Betsy Rothstein

      Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.

At the end of January, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinksi and Huffington Media Group’s Arianna Huffington began pushing their upcoming “Third Metric” event at which they’ll discuss how to find peace and balance in their harried lives. In a promotional photograph, their breasts were leaning up against each other. Hence our headline: “Boobs Are Touching: The Mika Brzezinksi and Arianna Huffington Edition.”

Since then, they’ve separated their breasts.

But that doesn’t mean they are any less close. They are still insinuating a faux lesbian connection with Brzezinksi now luring guests to the event by announcing this morning on “Morning Joe” that they’ll be on stage, in bed, together. You know, gabbing and such. “The conversations are going to be off the hook, we are going to be in bed on stage at times and there’s going to be three two-ton sculptures that are going to be stunning,” she explained. “Pillow talk. We’re going to talk about sleep and other things.”

The sculptures, made with a chainsaw and an ax, were created by Mika’s mother, who will also speak at the event. Brzezinksi said the whole bed thing is normal for her — her best friend sleeps over and they sleep together, chatting all night long.

Mika also remarked with c0-host Joe Scarborough how radiant Arianna looked last night at a party for Arianna at “Morning Joe” regular Steve Rattner‘s gorgeous apartment. ”She was radiant last night by the way,” Scarborough gushed. “Absolutely radiant.” Mika agreed, saying, she’d have to get tips.

Talking about two women on stage in bed was certainly one way to get the men at the “Morning Joe” table to keep listening, even if it did make WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson a tad uneasy. No doubt Mika and Arianna will find a way to connect without their boobs touching, as they were in the picture below.

The “Third Metric Live” events take place in New York City in April and in Washington in May at DAR Constitution Hall.

As you can see in their current photo spread, in which Mika dons a futuristic white lipstick shade to match her all-white attire, not only are their boobs as far apart as possible, but there’s now a giant, purple THRIVE between them.

No breasts whatsoever.