Hollywood on the Potomac

The Creative Coalition at Peacock Cafe

January 22, 2013

Temperatures may have been freezing on Inaugural Ball night, but sure cranked up a notch when Paula Abdul stepped out of a black town car and into Peacock Cafe in a simmering red dress. 

he singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, television personality and original judge on American Idol was part of the star power with The Creative Coalition who held their Gala directly after the dinner at The Harman Center for the Arts where the Goo Goo Dolls headlined the evening.

We loved catching up with David Arquette, our ‘fav’ celebrity.

Last time when he was in town we talked to him about Bootsey Bellows, prior to it’s opening in LA and the role of the arts in society.

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Celebrity Cafe

January 21, 2013

Who knew that Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, was so comical.  She either borrowed one of Letterman’s joke writers or it comes naturally.  Either way, she was a comic hit at the bi-partisan Inaugural brunch she hosted at Cafe Milano sponsored by Credit Suisse.

“Welcome,” she said, “to the Daily Beast Newsweek bi-partisan brunch where democrats, republicans and their food tasters all sit down together.”

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Inaugural Series: Ford

January 17, 2013

“Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow.  Vice President Ford shall be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.”  President Richard M. Nixon

“Since the Fords came in by accident, they needed a press secretary and Mrs. Ford needed a press secretary.  I went for the interview and got the job.” Sheila Weidenfeld

Weidenfeld recounts the many up and downs of her job and how she and The First Lady formed a kind of mother-daughter relationship.

What she learned upon leaving the White House before the Carters arrived: “There is a certain gloom and awkwardness to it.  I took the last day to sign out.”

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