Hollywood on the Potomac

We've Got You Covered

August 27, 2014

“Imitation is the greatest form of flattery,” Charles Caleb Colton.  Thank you Hollywood.  From VEEP to SCANDAL to HOUSE OF CARDS, we’ve got you covered.  You’re welcome Hollywood.

The EMMYS 2014 celebrated it’s fascination with Washington, D.C. by doling out winning roles and series to the actor and actresses that frequent the nation’s Capital.  We pulled up some of those clips with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn and former EMMY winners Kevin Spacey and House of CardsHollywood on the Potomac was on the scene.

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The Hat Trick

August 25, 2014

"Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back?”  #GRAMMYS  We’re guessing Pharrell Williams got the message that fast food chain Arby’s tweeted during the GRAMMY Awards.  The hat in question was designer Vivienne Westwood’s creation, an Arby’s logo look-a-like hat the nominated musician wore on the red carpet.

Arby’s, best known for their meat stacks of classic roast beef received a response from Williams: “Thank you to whoever bought my Grammy hat on @eBay for $44,100. Your donation benefits From One Hand To AnOTHER. (Free shipping included)”  “ You’re welcome. We’re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the tonight!” “Y’all tryna start a roast beef?, added Pharrell. “

“Y’all tryna start a roast beef?”Thank you to whoever bought my Grammy hat on @eBay for $44,100. Your donation benefits From One Hand To AnOTHER.”  “.@Pharrell You’re welcome.,” continued Arby’s.  “We’re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back. Good luck at the tonight! pic.twitter.com/2oA7qDPX9z“The stories visitors experience in the Newseum illustrate historic and contemporary moments as seen through the eyes of the media.,” said Scott Williams, Senior VP of Marketing at the Newseum.  “Pharrell’s hat is a great addition to the  and will serve as a great example of the impact of social media today.

“The post-Grammy’s Twitter exchange between Arby’s and Pharrell about his hat has unexpectedly led to some extremely exciting things for the Arby’s Brand this year and this exhibit with the Newseum is at the top of that list! The Twitter exchange and now the exhibit perfectly showcase the story-telling power of social media.” Chris Fuller, Vice President of Brand and Corporate Communications at Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

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Baby It's Cold

August 20, 2014

“I’m going to take the Ice Bucket Challenge,” said Bill Gates. “Good luck,” he added after accepting Mark Zuckerberg’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to participate and raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

“In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over her or his head and has challenged others do the same or to make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours.  Between July 29 and today, August 13, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $5.7 million in donations compared to $1.2 million during the same time period last year. These donations have come from existing donors and 106,955 new donors to The Association,” according to the ALS website.

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