Buzzing About ‘The Buzz’

karenfeld.jpg Although you wouldn’t know if you were reading the Post’s Style section, Cafe Milano played host to a big soiree Wednesday night celebrating the launch of D.C.’s OTHER gossip column–the Examiner’s Buzz by Karen Feld.

Examiner Publisher Jim McDonald and Editor-in-Chief John Wilpers toasted Feld (and, of course, her always present toy poodle Campari, who was dressed in a pale blue feathered boa collar.) in front of about 250 guests ranging from Pat Schroeder to Charlie Brotman to John McLaughlin to Al Eisele to Esther Coopersmith and former Senator Larry Pressler.

Guests received “bee buzz bubble bottles” with Karen’s email on them, and those who didn’t want to blow their own could still enjoy the bubblicious fun from mime Joseph Perna.

Even Anne Schroeder from the Post’s gossip team showed up. Noticeably absent? The Reliable Source himself: Quidnunc Richard Leiby.

With competing daily gossip columns now, is D.C. setting itself up for the gossip wars of Page Six and Lloyd Grove? On the other hand, why is it that there are two gossip columns in D.C. called “Buzz“? What about “dish,” “scuttlebutt,” “chatter,” or any other synonyms? Where’s the originality here?