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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Greta delves into elephants on vacation 

“On my vaca, besides reading HRC book for interview,reading all I can about #elephants – love them! Did u see ‘elfie’ on OTR?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

Watch for Sam Stein’s three new suits this week

“And you thought this week couldn’t get any crazier. Joseph A Bank is having their buy 1 get 3 suits free deal!!!!” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

Motivational Tips With Sen. Booker

“Be courageous with kindness.” — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Maya Angelou had a chili recipe? 

“Maya Angelou’s chili recipe sounds pretty good & Cincinnatians will appreciate the suggestion to use it on a hot dog.” — House Speaker John Boehner‘s spokesman Michael Steel takes note of the late poet’s recipe. He came across the recipe in Redbook here.

LAT writer takes a look in the mirror 

“One of the many disturbing elements of the Isla Vista killings is the mirror it holds up — a distorted mirror, but a mirror nonetheless — to the less admirable aspects of Southern California society.” — LAT opinion writer Karin Klein in a story on the Isla Vista killings. She writes that the killings display the superficial focus of the region, which is materialism and physical beauty. Superficial stuff aside, she ultimately blames his mental illness and easy access to guns as the cause of the killings.  Read here.

Weekend Revelations. 

“‘Swin stop interrupting me. Swin, shut up. Swin, you’re doing that interrupting thing again. Swin, come to Christ.'” – drunk @woodruffbets” — Mother JonesAsawin Suebsaeng in reference to Washington Examiner‘s Betsy Woodruff.

Watch for the AfterSchock: Two Selfie Kings on a Plane 

“I am on a flight back to DC with @RepWilson and @aaronschock.” — BuzzFeed‘s Benny Johnson late last week.

Lizard mention conjures up Anthony Weiner 

While recently talking up the movie Godzilla, CBS’ David Letterman asked, “Who’s going to see Godzilla, huh? It’s an enormous lizard [that] terrorizes the city. I was thinking, the last time the city was terrorized by a giant lizard, was that Anthony Weiner?”

Motivational author models self-care

“This is going to be a stay in my pjs kinda day. Woke up with a headache that is serious! Working too hard, not enough sleep. Time to rest.” — Sophia Nelson, freelancer for HuffPost, author, etc..

Dana Loesch lashes out at gun haters

“Your kid is (supposed to be) on psych meds and you give him money to buy guns and don’t have him declared unfit? NRA’s fault?” — TheBlazeDana Loesch.


Thank You For Sharing

“I got one reader email complaining that Wells Fargo closed his local branch, and another urging me to try transcendental meditation.” — NYT‘s Josh Barro.

Something to ponder: “Is anyone else a bit concerned that our way to solve problems is with hashtags?” — ABC’s Matthew Dowd.

And another journo with a headache…

“A great thing to cap off this day is a midnight migraine.” — Marketplace‘ radio host Lizzie O’Leary.