Hollywood on the Potomac

King Holds Court at Star-Studded Foundation Gala

March 8, 2010

The Larry King Cardiac Foundation’s Annual Gala is billed as "An Evening with Larry King and Friends" -- but who would have guessed that would include Washington Post’s Donald Graham, actress Jane Seymour, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson’s spokesperson Ramone Bain, Rep. Jessie Jackson, Jr. and Hustler’s Larry Flynt in the mix.

“Get the bill passed,” Flynt said about the health care reform bill. “Once you pass a bill you can tweak it, which is what we did with social security. Reconciliation is absolutely worth it.”

This is not to say the evening was spent dwelling on such issues.

Via NBC Nightside.


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Wyatt Dickerson Recalls a Meal With Marilyn Monroe

March 6, 2010

Wyatt Dickerson waxed nostalgic about his years living in the Hollywood scene during The Countdown to the Oscars party at Georgetown Court last night.

As guests indulged in popcorn and cupcakes while watching previous Oscar winners on multiple screens Thursday evening, Dickerson recalled meeting a young Marilyn Monroe on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., and inviting her out to a meal.

"She was young, I was only 20 and she was younger than I," Dickerson said last night. "I invited her out to Neenies Weenies where we had two hotdogs then gave her a ride home to a boarding house."

Via Nightside.


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