Hollywood on the Potomac

US Welcomes Enda Kenny

March 20, 2013

“It’s a great honor to welcome you all here as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day yet again today,” said The Ambassdor of Ireland Michael Collins referring to the week long celebration that has taken place around town from the National Building Museum to The White House.

“It’s celebrated not only by the Irish, but it’s celebrated by nearly everybody else in the world.”  We’ll drink to that – in fact we did at the Park Hyatt where Michael and Marie Collins welcomed The Prime Minister and The Deputy Prime Minister.

“Enda Kenny was first elected to the Irish Parliment many many years ago,” said Collins.  In fact, he’s the longest serving member of the Irish Parliment having been elected in 1975.  Please give a warm Washington welcome, a warm Irish welcome to Taoiseach Kenny.”


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Profile: Mary Margaret Valenti

March 16, 2013

Mary Margaret and Jack Valenti traveled the corridors of power from The White House to Hollywood and did so with ease and flare.

He was the Harvard educated Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson who went on to be President of The Motion Picture Association of America for 38 years.  She was the beautiful, smart and competent Texan – who over the last 15 years has chaired movie benefits that have raised over a million dollars for Woodley House including this year with Les Miserables.  At the time of his death they would have been married almost 45 years.


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Georgetown Cupcake Honored at Night of Vision Gala

March 7, 2013

It’s true. Wolf Blitzer is now just another pretty face joining the ranks of Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford and Johnny Depp – all of whom have participated in Celebrity Specs, a fundraising and awareness project featuring eyeglasses and sunglasses along with autographed photos donated by famous personalities. The Celebrity Specs exhibit has been on display at the Shops at 2000 Penn and Westfield Wheaton.  How do we know this?

On Saturday, March 2, we went to the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) for its annual Night of Vision Gala at the Four Seasons in Georgetown.

The gala’s theme was ”Building New Visions,” and the organization honored Dr. Maxwell Helfgott with the Professional Service Award established in 1987 to be given annually to the person who best exemplifies the spirit of POB’s mission and its commitment to the community.

Georgetown Cupcake was presented the Community Service award for their support and donations at the 2012 American Girl Fashion Show.


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