Hollywood on the Potomac

Governator is Victorious at Documentary Premiere

June 13, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had every right to be in a very good mood at last night’s Washington premiere of “Gerrymandering” at the E Street Cinema presented by The Impact Arts & Film Fund and Green Film Company.  Not only are his efforts on behalf of Proposition 11 highlighted in the docu-flick, but Proposition 14 passed on Tuesday in his state.
“With those two together and  the passing of both, we will now get politicians moving back to the center,” said the Governor.  “Now we will be beholden to the people, not the politicians.”
The word gerrymandering (often referred to as redistricting) originated in 1812 via then Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts who redrew the electoral districts to benefit his party.  The terminology stuck and is used today to imply the same and the act of gerrymandering lives on.

What is so shocking here is how gerrymandering happens and how it threatens Democracy which is the basis of the movie....


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White House Secretary Hopes to Dish

May 18, 2010

White House secretary-turned-journalist Lillian Cox has plenty of secrets to share from her days spent in Washington, D.C. -- and now she's searching for those who do, too.

The former Nixon-era secretary, now living in California, is attempting to chronicle the role of her peers in Washington, D.C., by embarking on a history project to log the first-hand experiences of administrative professionals in the District, where she worked in her early 20s.

“I wanted to learn more about the secretarial profession in D.C. prior to my entrance on the scene in the late 1960s," Cox told us yesterday. "What I found after poring over obscure books and delving into newspaper archives was a fascinating and at times hilarious saga that I want to share with the world."

Cox, a freelancer writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune, hopes that "The Keepers of the Secrets" project does for administrative assistants what "The Greatest Generation" did for veterans, she said.

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Newsbabes Put on the Ritz for Breast Cancer Research

May 11, 2010

The event at The Ritz Hotel on Monday night looked more like a beauty pageant than a fundraiser for Breast Cancer. Eighteen Newsbabes participated. Here are a few takes...


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