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Shhh don’t tell anyone… A State Department spokeswoman and an NPR State Department reporter bond over Chanel with makeovers together before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Conflict of interest much? If you missed the story over the weekend, see here.

Finding depth within the WHCD 

“Isn’t it great that we are having a Hollywood Washington moment and we’re actually talking about something important?” Atlantic and NJ editor-at-large Steve Clemons moderating an LGBT panel on Saturday morning at the Park Hyatt hotel.

SKD Knickerbocker and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, on the panel, had some ranty moments. While discussing the fact that Mississippi has the highest percentage of gay parents, she remarked on the need to continue to push the word outside of the DC, NYC, LA, corridor. She’s making fun of the attitude of some in these cities. “Gay gay gay, I’m so sick of gay gay gay, we’re over it. There’s really an important conversation that’s been happening — forcing the spring. Have we had one Rosa Park’s moment? No, we’ve had many. When that DOMA ruling came down — the President needs to sign this damn executive order so we can stop talking about it.”

Actress Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City, who came out as a lesbian and as bisexual, was also on the panel. “They painted a picture of us that we are a terrible threat to children,” she said. Nixon called it an “imaginary storm” and said that gay kids who are dying because of it “can’t wait for the slow march of evolution.”

Gov. Christie embraces fat jokes

“Chris Christie, after getting hammered by Joel McHale jokes: ‘Listen, baby, it’s better to be relevant than ignored.” #WHCD” — WaPo‘s Kevin Merida.

A dose of dark humor…

“Sad news: the creator of Mr Coffee has died. Funeral attendees will be able to make a warm cup of coffee from his ashes in under 30 seconds.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

WHCD namedropping 

“Wonderful to run into the really lovely @SebArcelus of @HouseofCards on the Acela w/wife @StephanieJBlock. loved hosting him @ #WHCD2014” — Atlantic and NJ Editor-in-Chief Steve Clemons.  The actor is Sebastian Arcelus, who plays the reporter, Lucas Goodwin, in the Netflix drama.

A spitting lady at Union Station…who hisses? 

Stephanie Block, as shown above, is the wife of House of Cards’ Sebastian Arcelus. 


Washington Examiner‘s Bob Kemper dies

“Crushed by the news that Bob Kemper is gone. Great reporter, generous friend, and easily the funniest person I have ever met. RIP.” — Yahoo! NewsOlivier Knox. Kemper was the assistant managing editor of news. He was 53.

Homeless man dings journo

“Just got called KKK for declining to donate to a homeless man. Cool.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.

A word on sharing your feelings…

“The fun thing about telling a person how you feel is … Nothing. Nothing is fun.” — TheBlaze‘s T. Becket Adams.

Fallen drunken dude at WHDC party

“Drunk guy waiting for car at Netflix/google #WHCD party falls down… In front of Questlove. He doesn’t slow down.” — Emily Heil, WaPo’s The Reliable Source.

WANTED: Nice Jewish boy for Leathers whose name isn’t Weiner 

“Join the fucking club.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, former sexting partner to failed New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner to someone saying, “I just want a nice Jewish boy.” Weiner is Jewish.

Donald Trump dismisses late night host Seth Meyers as terrible 

@sethmeyers Seth can’t help it – he is really trying hard but just doesn’t have what it takes. Very awkward and insecure!” — Real estate mogul and non-candidate for something Donald Trump.


“OUTTA HERE – @JessicaSimpson catching a flight out of IAD Washington Dulles this afternoon #DMV #WHCD2014” — DC Celebrity’s Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. Marky Mark.