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DC Party, Hollywood Style!

We’re always terribly excited when Washington gets some real Hollywood star power — who doesn’t get a little thrill from spotting a celebrity in our neck of the woods? We know we’re thrilled to report this list of Tinseltown stars hanging around our humble district today: Read more on DC Party, Hollywood Style!…
 

Wonk’d: In Need of Life Support

Aging rocker Joe Perry is no match for the truly aged Jack Valenti, though they’d both get broken hips if they ever collided with always-in-a-hurry Chris Matthews. These and pathetically little else, after the jump. Read more on Wonk’d: In Need of Life Support…
 

Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking

* Jack Valenti does look like one of Tony Soprano’s buddies, but Glickman? He looks more like one of Tony’s accountants. [MAFIAA Via Information Leafblower] * We really hope he doesn’t tell them he works for Chris Matthews until the next morning, because honestly we think a little higher of DC bloggers. [Big Head Rob] Read more on Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking…
 

Gossip Roundup: Party On

* Under the Dome: Reuters will compete with Bloomberg for the hottest White House Correspondents’ Association after-party; theirs will be held at Kstreet. . . Tim Russert, David Gregory, and Sen. Kent Conrad attended the Nationals’ home opener. . . Harper’s taps the Los Angeles Times’ Ken Silverstein as its Washington editor. . . Fred Thompson endorses Sen. Chafee. [The Hill] * Reliable Source: James Carville, Mary Matalin, Tony Williams, and Eleanor Holmes Norton were also on deck for the Nationals’ opener. . . Steve Carell was in town filming scenes for the sequel of “Bruce Almighty”. . . Jack Valenti is working on his memoirs. [WP] * Page Six: New documentary aims to take Giuliani down a notch. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Party On…
 

Entertainment Industry Spokesman, Dead Ahead!

Scientists are split on whether the loss of over 65% of former MPAA President Jack Valenti is due to man-made factors or simply the cyclical nature of show business. Bonus Alternate Joke: This undated photo provided by the Palm Beach Daily Journal shows the East Greenland Icebergs celebrating the 40th anniversary of their their calving from the Kangerdlussuaq Weinsteins. Read more on Entertainment Industry Spokesman, Dead Ahead!…
 

A Ringing Defense of Hollywood Studio Films

From this morning’s Post puff piece on former MPAA head Jack Valenti, now working as a leading lobbyist for the movie industry: “When you live in a free and loving land — a democracy — it gets messy at times. When you have a First Amendment, that means you must allow into the marketplace a lot of things I personally find vile, profane and just plain stupid,” Valenti said. “That is the price you pay for the freedoms that we enjoy.” Read more on A Ringing Defense of Hollywood Studio Films…