The McLaughlin Thomson-Reuters Sunday brunch on the day after the upcoming WHCA Dinner is exploding into an impressive guest list of pols, celebs, dignitaries and journos.
They include: Bo Derek, actress Ashley Greene (plays “Alice” in the movie “Twilight”), Yvonne A-Baki, Former Amb. to U.S. Ecuador, Rima Al-Sabah (wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador), Maria Bartiomo (CNBC anchor), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Gloria Borger (CNN contributor), Christopher Buckley (most recently he wrote a memoir, Losing Mum and Pup), Rebecca Cooper (WJLA Host), Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY), Charles Gasperino (Fox Business), Monica Crowley (Fox News & ABC radio), Roy Ferguson (Amb. of New Zealand), Bob Livingston (lobbyist), Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), Tommy Podesta, Andrea Roane (WUSA), Lally Weymouth, and Said Jawad (Amb. Afghanistan).
Celebs representing the Creative Coalition also plan to attend. They include actors Tim Daly (“Private Practice”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”), Dana Delany (“China Beach”, “Desperate Housewives”), Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”) and more…
> Update: Actress Ashley Greene and Actor Richard Schiff will attend the brunch pending their scheduled flights back home, FishbowlDC has learned. They will definitely attend the WHCA Dinner as guests of CQ-Roll Call.