Hollywood on the Potomac

Mum's the word on "Boys Club" events. Sound familiar?

March 15, 2010

Even though Mayor Adrian Fenty signed emergency legislation to allow smoking at the upcoming Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 82nd Annual Dinner supposedly being held at the Capitol Hilton on Wednesday the 17th, no one’s talking. Councilmember Jack Evans, sponsor of the legislation, had little to say about the upcoming event and thought that the smoking issue was overblown. In all fairness, when we called him, he was headed to the movies with his children, so we’ll let him off the hook....sorta. He suggested calling Friendly Sons' Bill Edwards for more information on the Society.
Edwards said that membership in D.C. was about 200, and each member could bring two guests. “You do the math,” he said.  So, guess that would mean they are expecting 600 at the annual event.  “Members are from all walks of life and include doctors, dentists and bankers,” he pointed out.
He didn’t know if smoking would be permitted.  “Call Bob Sloan at Sibley,” he suggested. On a Sunday? This was getting harder, not easier.
If Sloan was not available, he recommended that we call Michael Schneider, catering director at the Capitol Hilton.
Hey, we just want to know why the only two times that emergency smoking legislation is passed in D.C., it's to accommodate the "boys clubs" -- Fight Night and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
"Just asking."


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Book Party Rules: Of, By and For the Mentioned

March 14, 2010

Republican strategist Roger Stone quipped that his decision to attend the book party for The Weekly Standard's Matt Labash at the home of Tucker Carlson last night was largely based on the fact he's a character in the tome.

Via NBC Nightside.


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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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