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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson David Corn and Jeff Goldblum

Cass Sunstein and Samantha Power

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Making the rounds at White House Correspondents’ Association weekend

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tupid Pet Tricks” is how previous generations of female journalists described their assignments as women working their way up the newsroom ladder. So, we asked female journalists at the Welcome to Washington: A Salute to Women in Journalism’s party kicking off “nerd prom” weekend at the home of Story Partners’ Gloria Dittus if they ever had to do any such stories. “No,” S.E. Cupp of CNN’s “Crossfire” said. “The closest segment to a pet story I’ve gotten is duck hunting with Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” and hunting in Alaska where I got a nice 200-pound black bear.” Across town, Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald Grant” on ABC’s “Scandal,” chatted with hosts Kimberly Dozier, Alan Fleischmann, Timothy Shriver, Karen Finney and Vivian Schiller at the Washington Life-sponsored Foreign Affairs Magazine/Devex Global Party supporting The United Nations Foundation.

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Friday’s wake-up call was 8 a.m. for Politico’s Celebrity Playbook Breakfast with Mike Allen and Cosmopolitan Editor Joanna Coles showcasing “Kid President,” to whom Allen said “I have a question that I’ve never asked before and I will never ask again — How does the White House taste?” The question was in reference to YouTube sensation Robby Novak, a.k.a “Kid President” who licked the walls of the White House on his way to meet President Obama. Don’t ask. “I don’t do a De Niro impression,” said Joel McHale jokingly in his remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner. “but I do an impression of Robert De Niro’s agent. You ready? Here it is. Ready? Ring, ring. He’ll do it.” Saying “yes” to virtually anything included De Niro’s visit to Washington to premiere his new HBO documentary: “A Father. A Son. A Legacy. Remembering a Legacy,” hosted by Politico at Longview Gallery.

Katherine and David Bradley of Atlantic Media hosted an elegant dinner for “grownups” at their residence that included Jim Lehrer, Jake Tapper, Andrea Mitchell, Grover Norquist and Sebastian Arcelus who plays Lucas

Goodwin in “House of Cards.”Yes, that counts. “I never get fed up going to these parties,” said the Republican National Committee’s Sean Spicer at the PEOPLE/TIME party at The St. Regis Hotel. “It’s like Christmas in Spring for Washington celebrities.” Guest Patrick Duffy (think Bobby Ewing on CBS’s “Dallas”) was a hit.When asked if he was still a good guy in his “Dallas” role, he directed us to his son for the answer. “If he wants to stay in the will, he’ll say what’s good for him,” he jokingly added. At the Google/Netflix soiree at The United States Institute of Peace, Scott Foley of “Scandal” fame was stunned when we suggested that maybe real-life scandals in Washington went beyond the show’s take. Reluctantly

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, Vali Nasr, Steve Clemons and Darya Nasr

John Coale and Greta Van Susteren

Julianna Margulies

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Rep. Darrell Issa

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Dr. Sharon Malone and Attorney General Eric Holder

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Linda Evangelista

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Renee Puente and Matthew Modine Samah and Grover Norquist

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Princess Aisha bint Al-Hussein, and Franco Nuschese

Sen. John McCain

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Tina Tchen, Valerie Jarrett and Lally Weymouth

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Matt Lauer

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Arianna Huffington and Dolce and Gabbana USA President Federica Marchionni

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Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales and Carson Daly Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw

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Abby Huntsman and Mary Anne Huntsman JC Chasez

David Gregory Ben Chang

Lawrence Behar, Jana Sedlakova and Alan Behar

Chuck Todd

Sage Kotsenburg

Raj and Maria Teresa Kumar, Karen Finney and TIME’s Jay Newton-Small

Melinda Maxfield, Adrienne Elrod and Melissa Maxfield

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Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Tony Goldwyn of Scandal Michael Hirsh and Lisa Shields

agreeing he said: “You’re right. Sometimes you can’t make that [stuff] up.” Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow talked about being a TV host. “I have tremendous respect for the people that have done this day in and day out for years and years,” he told us. “It really is a discipline of tremendous technical complexity.” “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell , Chef “Spike” Mendelsohn of The Food Network, Candian Amb. Gary Doer and a host of TV personalities and members of Congress enjoyed a tasting menu throughout the evening at The Hill’s red

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Monique and Luis McSween

Tyler Beardsley, Ian Alberg, Mary Alberg, Todd Flournoy and Ed Hill

carpet reception at The Embassy of Canada, which also featured DJ Connor Cruise — yes, that one — who kept things moving. The Creative Coalition celebrated at STK with a slew of celebs including Drake Bell from “Drake & Josh,” “Arrested Development” star Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Daly from “Wings” and Wendi McClendon-Covey from ABC’s new hit show “The Goldbergs” along with her co-star Sean Giambrone. All were among the many celebrities pushing funding for the arts on the Hill. “As an Indian-American, I have always

believed that diverse viewpoints being heard is essential to journalism and democracy. I’ve been on the host committee for “Our Voices” since its inception five years ago,” said Politico’s Peter Cherukuri at the Voto Latino party co-hosted by Maria Teresa Kumar and David Sutphen at the Newseum with Wilmer Valderrama. The “sleeper” party at LOOK on K Street was hosted by ABC News & Noticias Univision. The evening featured two-time Latin Grammy-winner Foncseca, who dared guests to dance. In Washington, dancing is a dare. The unbuttoned-down event rocked the town.

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Justin Mikita and Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson

John Leguizamo Patrick Duffy Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina

MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow

Susie Westmacott and British Amb. Peter Westmacott

Connie Milstein and Rev. Rick Curry

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

Diane Lane José Andrés

Impact Arts & Film Fund hosted the “Funny or Die” after party (“No Pictures, No

Sponsors, No Press, No Hassle Party”) at Baby Wale, while “The next generation of tech, media, Hollywood and politics” came together at the Carnegie Library for the 2.0 New Media party hosted by Event Farm and HyperVocal. We missed the annual Running of the Chihuahuas taking place Saturday morning on the waterfront to attend the Annual Garden Brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad, Ted Greenberg, Kevin Sheekey, Hilary Rosen, Steve and Jean Case, Alex Castellanos, Anita Dunn, Bill Knapp, Steve McMahon, David Adler and Franco Nuschese at the home of Mark Ein. According to actress Anna Chlumsky of “Veep,” it was a “hoopla.” The “ Nerd Prom” brought out cast members from HBO’s “Veep,” ABC’s “Scandal” and Netflix’s “House of Cards”; politicians and

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Sally and Mark Ein

Anna Chlumsky

newsmakers; celebrities, models and musicians including Jessica Simpson, Diane Lane, Irina Shayk, N’Sync’s JC Chasez, Gloria Estefan, Brad Paisley, Katharine McPhee, Michelle Branch and Will.i.am. As guests paraded down the corridors afterward, the President and Joel McHale were brushing up comedy zingers like Obama’s “Let’s face it Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It’ll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya” and McHale’s “Hillary Clinton has a lot going for her as a candidate: She has experience, she’s a natural leader. As our first female president, we could pay her 30 percent less.” The anti-dinner folks showed up at the BuzzFeed “Bowties & Burgers” kids party across town where Dean Cain and cast members from “House of Cards” and others were indulging in “selfies.” The MSNBC after party served up Casey

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Tammy Haddad, Dr. Ronald DePinto Affleck , Fred Armisen , David Gregory and Chuck Todd as well as Olympians and actors who kicked up their heels to the music of band Jimmy Eat World — kinda like throwback Thursdays — while others were enjoying a Vanity Fair nightcap at Firenze House, the residence of the Italian Amb. Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura. We were grateful for the morning-after parties: Thomson-Reuters at The Hay-Adams and the Allbritton Politico Brunch at the Georgetown manse of Elena and Robert Allbritton, where House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi rolled up her sleeves to show us those “tattoos” dissing the Koch brothers from the video that aired during the correspondents dinner.The video went viral with over 1 million views. “MOMWUT?” tweeted her daughter. But we got a first-hand look when we asked her to bare her arms — oopsie, all gone! Just like the weekend.

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Bob Woodward and Robert DeNiro Dana Bash, Heather Podesta, Jan Crawford, Julia Loffe, Cathy Merrill Williams and Gloria Dittus

Canadian Mounty and Spike Mendelsohn

Sally Priebus, Reince Priebus

ALLBRITTON BRUNCH HILL NEWSPAPER/ ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT PARTY

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John Harris with Robert and Elena Allbritton

Chris Hughes and Amos Snead

Leon Wieseltier and Maureen Orth

Katherine McPhee

Michael Feldman and Savannah Guthrie

Nancy O’Dell

ABC/FUSION/ UNIVISION PARTY [LOOK LOUNGE] P H OTO S  BY  TO N Y  P OW E L L

P H O T O S  B Y  N I C K GHOBASHI

Valerie Jarrett and Maria Teresa Kumar

Erikka Knuti and Toure

Jonathan Capehart

Chris Matthews and “Kid President”

VOTO LATINO “OUR VOICES” PARTY

Lupita Nyongo

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Jose Aristimuno and Allison Vosloh

Ski Johnson and Donna Brazil

Wilmer Valderrama

Ted Sarandos, Robin Wright and Reed Hastings

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Nancy Moonves, Tim Daly, and Robin Bronk

Constance Zimmer

CREATIVE COALITION DINNER

Beth Comstock and Andrea Mitchell

Elijah Cummings and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

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David and Katherine Bradley with David Rubenstein

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Mojdeh Bahamin, Emile Hirsch, Rema Zadah

Nancy Pelosi, Chris Mathews and Sebastian Arcelus


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