Archive for April, 2011
Apr 21

CBS News Chiefs + Prime Time Stars

New CBS News Chiefs Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, and Bureau Chief Chris Isham are bringing some of the top actors from their highly rated CBS shows.  Look for Daniel Dae Kim from Hawaii Five-O, Bob Schieffer’s date Morgan Fairchild, Hill Harper from CSI New York, and Kerry Washington.

Couric fans will be disappointed, she is still on the other side of the pond on Royals duty.

Apr 21

WHC Weekend Update

With less than two weeks until the White House Corespondents’ Dinner, the celebrity guest lists are growing.  The National Journal‘s roundup provides an overview of who’s who and who’s sitting where:

  • ABC: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Erin Andrews, Jane Lynch, Bob Iger, Senator Marco Rubio, Eric Holder,   Janet Napolitano, William Daley, Tom Donilon, Admiral Mike Mullen, Jeremy Bernard, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Bloomberg: Shaun White, Brooke Burke
  • Fortune: Mira Sorvino, Evan Williams
  • Fox News: Kate Hudson, who is coming with Greta van Susteren
  • The Hill: John Wall
  • Mother Jones: Sean Penn
  • The New Yorker: Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, the Coen brothers
  • Newsweek: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Colin Powell, Tina Brown, Barry Diller, Jon Favreau, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Representative Aaron Schock
  • NPR: Michael Stipe, David Byrne, Scott Z. Burns, Annie Clark, Mike White, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice
  • People: Bristol Palin, Mindy Kaling, Steven Tyler, Chris Colfer
  • Time: Steve Buscemi, Senator Scott Brown,Terrence Winter, Tom Hooper, Tara Subkoff, Jay Roach, Danny Strong
  • USA Today: David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku
  • The Washington Post: Donald Trump

The guest lists are not the only thing in motion, this year’s White House Corespondents’ Garden Brunch is changing.  See Matt Dornic’s write up in FishbowlDC for the highlights.

Apr 20

2011 WHC Garden Brunch Unites CURE Epilepsy + White Ribbon Alliance

The 18th Annual White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch has grown into a DC tradition, becoming the unofficial kickoff to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend. What began as a backyard gathering for friends is still just that – only with more friends, fun, and for the third year in a row, an important message.

The brunch is a rare opportunity to raise awareness for CURE Epilepsy and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Honorary Co-Chairs Susan Axelrod and Wendi Murdoch will be on hand to support these two amazing causes.

2011 WHC Garden Brunch Preview from whcinsider on Vimeo.

Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages and 50 million people worldwide.

CURE Epilepsy was founded in 1998 by parents of children with epilepsy who were frustrated with their inability to protect their children from the devastation of seizures and the side effects of medications. CURE’s mission is to find a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.

The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) is an international coalition that pushes for change to make pregnancy and childbirth safe around the world. Since its launch in 1999, WRA – now a rapidly growing global movement with members in 152 countries – has been amplifying the voices of women and their communities, and is a leader among those holding governments and institutions accountable for the tragedy of maternal mortality. WRA is a global grassroots movement uniting people from all walks of life to advocate for changes and investments to ensure every woman’s access to quality health care before, during and after childbirth.

We are proud to support the work of CURE Epilepsy and the White Ribbon Alliance, and encourage you to do the same by clicking on the links below.

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Apr 20

WOLFENSOHN: Gordon Brown Great IMF Chief

James Wolfensohn, former World Bank President, tells WHC Insider that he supports Gordon Brown to be the next International Monetary Fund Chief: “Brown is a strong financial leader and I think he would be an admirable candidate.”

Eyebrows were raised in Washington as current British Prime Minister David Cameron used aggressive political tactics in the selection process for the next IMF Chief.  Cameron broke tradition and attacked his predecessor, Brown, who is a possible candidate for the position.  The New Statesman weighed in, calling Cameron “petty.”

Wolfensohn has read Cameron’s comments and told WHC Insider, “Having worked with him [Brown] for a decade, he was the most effective International Finance Minister that I worked with. He has a great understanding of the developed countries and a strong sense of the developing countries.”

Brown recently spoke at Bretton Woods and here is Steve Clemons’ take.

As WHC Insider followers know, Tammy Haddad is a friend of Gordon and Sarah Brown, the Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

Apr 13

WHCD The Smarties Join the Funnies

The Big Brains of The Atlantic are mashing up with the Funny bones of the successful website Funny or Die to create their first White House Correspondents’ Weekend event. The New Yorker better watch out.