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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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BOLD NOSE HAIR QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Hey dude furiously shaving your nose hair while stopped at the light on 16th Street: I see you.” — President Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Favreau at 7:30 a.m. today.

The instigator

“How many times am I going to have to say we should be able to favorite emails before some nerd makes it happen?” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Sen. Booker, cookies, faith, ridiculousness 

“Is that because if we eat too many we will go home to be with God a lot sooner?” — Sen. Cory Booker  (D-N.J.) in response to a follower who declared, “Cookies are proof God loves us.” Another follower remarked, “As a fellow Cookie Lover, I wanna petition these be declared National Treasure,” and linked to Pepperidge Farm Caramel Apple Pie cookies. Booker replied with an abbreviated reciting of The Lord’s Prayer: “Dear God, lead us not into temptation.”

CNN’s S.E. Cupp gets Marty’D 

“Hello S.E. Compare what it’s like being a Co-Host on CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ to your Weekend Conservative News/Talk Show on ‘The Blaze’?” — Marty Rudolf, internet star and Twitter pal to many New York and Washington journalists.

WTF? Blogger suggests Florida for Spring Break

“Being on the beach in Middle-of-Nowhere, Florida is the best spring break I’ve ever had. I highly recommend it.” — Broderick Greer, HuffPost contributor.

Journalist is now not happy with Pharrell Williams 

“Why can’t singers just stfu about politics? Now I can’t listen to ‘Happy’ without thinking what a doofus PW is.” — Colette Moran, NationalReviewOnline contributor, upon learning that Pharrell Williams hates the Tea Party.

The guru behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s uncoupling

“Conscious uncoupling will bring ‘wholeness to the spirits of both people who choose to recognize each other as their teachers.’ What’s more, conscious uncoupling ‘prevents families from being broken by divorce and creates expanded families that continue to function in a healthy way outside of traditional marriage.'” — National Review explains the guru behind Gwyneth Patrow‘s now infamous “uncoupling” split from her husband Chris Martin. Read here.


WHEN IN ROME… @chucktodd getting ready to go LIVE on @TODAYshow from the Vatican where the President is meeting with the Pope.” — NBC’s Jim Long.

Overheard in the newsroom: “It’s a good day. I’m disease free.” — Anonymous.

PSA to the pudgy political men of D.C. 

“Young men who exercise keep some of the benefits to their bones into old age, even if they don’t keep at it.” Read the LAT story here.