QUOTES of the DAY: THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER EDITION
The Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain poses on the red carpet. Sure she looks good here, but late yesterday she described herself like this as she hung out with her West Hollywood-based hairdresser, Josh Rupley, at Dulles: “The nicest way to describe how @joshrupley and I look like at Dulles right now, is a busted up Britney and KFed – circa 05, Starbucks style.”
Sign that the WHCD is becoming less about the Correspondents? Try ‘Correspondence’
“The president’s comedic chops and Seth Meyers routine must be posted on you tube by now try White House Correspondence Dinner.” — Oprah Radio host and Oprah BFF Gayle King in a weekend tweet.
Krakauer unknowingly outs himself as C-SPAN watcher
“…just realized I revealed I’m sitting at home on a Saturday night watching C-SPAN. #whcd” — CNN “Piers Morgan Tonight” Digital Producer Steve Krakauer in a weekend tweet. Just before, he referenced a Piers Morgan interview from President Obama‘s WHCD speech, writing, “Obama just referenced Matt Damon’s jab at him during his @PiersTonight intvw. Fires back with Adjustment Bureau slam. #WHCD.”
NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert brought what he called his “man date” Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Terrell Owens to the WHCD. They apparently bonded. Russert wrote, “So @TerrellOwens and I are trying to figure out best phrase to describe what happened to Trump, we agree on ‘pummeled.'”
Washington Vs. Hollywood Hair
“Hollywood men have very pointy hair.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary in a weekend tweet. To which The Takeaway’s Congressional Radio Correspondent Todd Zwillich remarked, “Washington women have very straightened hair.” These observations rang true if you saw Juke Kartel’s lead singer Toby Rand at the WHCD this weekend. The spiky dark-haired rocker was in town with his band to perform at Lanmark Technology Prez Lani Hay‘s private after party Thursday night. The comments, meanwhile, defied reality for anyone who saw Politico‘s Amie Parnes’ Amy Winehouse beehive do at Tammy Haddad‘s garden party that shocked and awed fellow partygoers.
No Trump sighting post dinner
“Trump sat stone faced in audience, left quickly after WHCA dinner. No Trump sightings today at after party brunches. Heading home.” — CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux in a weekend tweet. Gayle King suggests why Trump may have fled the scene. She wrote, “Pres Obama and Seth had fun at Donald Trump‘s expense at White House Corrrespon [sic] dinner they were hilaaarious and he was NOT happy.”
The popped collar interview
“I’d like to think she liked my double-popped collars.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet referencing his interview with Sarah Palin at Haddad’s garden party.
Anti-Seth Meyers ranting…
“Tell me if I’m wrong, but I think Seth Meyers was really simple and mean-spirited last night. Such a crappy, pseudo-elitist, hyper-critical style of comedy. I hate it. Really reflects poorly on SNL, too.” — Microsoft’s Director of Innovative Engagement for the U.S. Public Sector Mark Drapeau in a Sunday Facebook update.
Red Carpet Hell
“My feet are going to be bloody stumps for nothing.” — An annoyed female reporter covering the red carpet at Capitol File‘s WHCD after party at the Ronald Reagan Building. Reporters covering the event waited at least two and a half hours for “stars” to show up. They included a variety of unknown models with breasts popping out of their dresses along with decently big names like Jeremy Piven, Patricia Arquette, David Arquette and Alyssa Milano. The same nameless female reporter said earlier as one of the unknown models strode by, “Who the hell is this? Every year it gets worse and worse. I’m sorry, I’m cynical.”