Skip to comments.Party pros: Mood for this year’s White House dinner not as festive (Mrs O's Oscar bomb?)
Posted on 04/19/2013 10:49:27 AM PDT by Liz
The White House Correspondents Association dinner considered DC's glitziest and most buzzworthy event appears to be a bit more low-key this year...absent some of Hollywoods brightest stars.
Hollywood Reporter last year held star-studded affair with Google at the W Hotel, is also ducking out. A publicist tells us, we arent doing anything this year. I dont know if its toned down or not, Hollywood on the Potomac editor Janet Donovan said of the mood in town, but it feels that way. Donovan pointed to the lack of Anthony Weiner-sized headlines as a possible reason, saying that perhaps we dont really have a huge five minutes of fame scandal-type this year.
One veteran party planner says it could be the nations capital is suffering from presidential inauguration fatigue: Fox News Channels Greta Van Susteren, who has brought head-turning guests such as Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian to prior dinners, says shes taking a pass. Van Susteren blogged she made another commitment: . it is the one day of the year that media, politicians, entertainers etc. socialize together but 5the 2 1/2 day affair can be a bit exhausting.
Others say political conventions and inaugural coverage broke the bank for many news organizations around town, allowing for fewer resources for the glam event.
Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba and George Lucas are confirmed to attend as guests of various media companies a party planner says many celebs feel theyve done the whole D.C. thing already: If you look at the list of celebrities that have been here or attended since [President Obama has] been president, its like looking at an Academy Awards event. When theyve been here once, they think theyve checked the box.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
LOYAL DEMOCRAT DONNY DEUTSCH WEIGHED IN ON MRS O'S OSCAR BOMB: "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is (as an advert guru), you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them."
"If I want to watch her on Jimmy Fallon, that's okay. But, (the Awards)---that was an intrusion, and I have a feeling that three out of four Americans -- Democrat or Republican -- don't want to see the First ady (there). I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose her, that's not a moment we're looking for there---the President or the First Lady," Deutsch said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
DONNY CONTINUED: "....the tone of it, it was almost a monarch quality.....an elitist flavor....(replete w/ uniformed military guards). I was watching and going, 'huh?' and I'm a Democrat," Deutsch told host Piers Morgan. "I just thought it was very very tone deaf and I was really surprised they did it," Deutsch concluded.
If this keeps up, pretty soon the self-serving O's will be depicted as the new Juan and Evita (/snix). One could even say Ohaha's using the "Argentina Strategy." He and his wife see themselves with unlimited power---employing military strongmen to keep the we, the rabble in check---while duping the citizenry into thinking they are "humanitarians.
SOUND FAMILIAR? The Perons bankrupted Argentina, took savage, total power by confiscating money from the rich-----and letting Evita bestow the money on the poor, in numerous well-publicized "acts of charity." Evita traveled around in luxurious designer fashions, furs and lavish jewels; she was infatuated w/ Hollywood.
Reigning movie queen Lana Turner saw Evita adopt her look and hair styles---and was alarmed when her jewelry was confiscated so that Evita could get it copied.
Course, I may be a bit cynical (cackle)......but Hollywood coming down hard on Michele's scary Oscar visibility could be reason Obama might be considering ordering the dreaded drones and DHS tanks to roll over Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Malibu, and like environs.
"Tone down the celebrations and extravagant spending?!
Not on your life!
I'll only be in this house for so long
and I'm milking it for all I can!"
Greta is a carpet muncher?
I think it’s starting to dawn on the media lunkheads the optics of the Preezy living large while the workers take a 25% pay cut (and lose their health insurance) because of Obastardcare are not very good for their guy.
John P Coale is her husband, married in 88.
this is a joke right?
Surely they got the message after their concert and when this self professed royal family closed our house which we pay for and now they will have another dinner.
WHERE THE F IS THE GOP?????????????
Obama has never shown any professionalism towards being President, he;s a party, social justice planner and that;s it.
His foreign policy has failed.
spending and debt he failed and yet he gets away with all of this .
The fast and furious, \Libya
Boston bombing till now, reading a speech by someone who wrote it is hardly on top of things.
Just like he went to bed and sleep as Americans were dying and fighting in an attack. and then he goes to Vegas.
He hasn’t called the TX mayor or even mentioned it.
Scientologist Van Susteren is widely believed to be a lesbian, marriage to a man notwithstanding.
You know Mrs. O enjoys ‘enormous’ popularity here, don’t you?
At least that is still the lie told overseas.
What if you gave a party and nobody came?
Good point on your tagline. Now when I hear libs advocating for gay marriage, I’ll tell them to back off the Mormons.
thanks, I always tell them that if they want to re-define marriage then why not re-define it for other kind of marriage.
Islam calls for 4 wives too and why should they re-define it just for them , after all equality means equal for all.
Not one person has an answer yet.
Hollywood? You helped elect them. You helped re-elect them. And now you realize they see themselves as royalty? Blind liberals. And those who buy the movie tickets as well. Stop feeding the beast.
Card-carrying Obamanation Journalists have used every excuse that they can spin to enable Tyrant B. Hussein Obama to continue to bypass Congress and destroy the US Constitution.
Our sorry Liberal Agenda Media, has proven to be a willing ally to Commie Obama by publishing gun ownership information in their sorry news outlets.
Confidential Gun Show background checklists are as confidential as the weakest link in the confidentiality chain, be it the sorry Freedom of Information Act, or a sorry Media outlet Editor.
The purpose of a confidentially armed America Citizenry is THE BEST DETERRENT to power grabs by Tyrants such as the current wannabe Tyrant B. Hussein Obama.
Thus, Government knowledge of private gun ownership is ILLEGAL because it is an infringement upon the 2nd Amendment.
Gun background checklists collected will be used to confiscate our anti-Tyrant guns whenever the present or future Tyrant chooses. Of course, that would happen ONLY when it is in the National Interest.
We need to stay focused!
DO NOT GET DISTRACTED!
Commie Obama has just begun to fight us!
With Communist-Style Communal Obamacare, B. Hussein already has one-sixth of the US Economy under his Communist heel.
Control of the US House in the 2014 National Election will clear the way for Commie Obama to take over the other five-sixth of the US Economy.
Most of the news from the Obamanation Administration centers around topics that are designed to be just another Obamanation Smokescreen to divert the attention away from Obama managing each new Constitutional Crisis into a Regulation that violates the Constitution.
Never let a Crisis go to waste, is the rule that guides Commie Obama.
Examples of these Obamanation distractions are most of the social issues that get attention by the Liberal Agenda Media.
Our sorry Congressional RINOs have been to stupid to learn this smoke and mirrors distraction game, and run from bargain to bargain or deal to deal, with nary a thought to use REGULAR ORDER, as designed by our Founding Fathers to protect us from Tyrants such as B. Hussein Obama.
If bargains and deals do not work then Arrogant, Incompetent, Communist Tyrant B. Hussein Obama will try to bypass the REGULAR ORDER of Congress by using Executive Orders, selective enforcement of REGULATIONS, and other Jack-Booted actions and verbal dictates that are consistent with the Communist Cell training that B. Hussein received in his quest to FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
As any card-carrying Obamanation Journalist will tell you:
- - - We must support Obama - - - TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - - - into a totally Regulated Communist Obamanation of Debt and Doom.
After all, how else can - - - everyone get a fair shot? - - -
BTW, RECEIVING a fair shot would have been a lot easier if Commie Obama had succeeded in his personal recent attempted bipartisan destruction of the 2nd Amendment to disarm us - - - - .