White House speechwriter Jon Favreau and spokesman Tommy Vietor were all over the Internets on Monday, but not for anything about the president.
Shirtless photos of the pair playing a rowdy round of flip-cup hit the Web.
Gossip blog FamousDC posted a photo Monday morning of the duo partying with a group of young folks at the Old Glory American Bar-B-Que in Georgetown on Sunday, leading the blog to ponder: Who says working at the White House is all work and no play?
HOH chatted with an Old Glory patron Monday morning to get further details, and he says the group was already, um, in a festive mood around 4 p.m. when he arrived. Eventually, they decided to play an impromptu game of flip-cup (not beer pong, as FamousDC reported) and the guys took their shirts off.
Hey, it was really hot this weekend.
It was a little rowdy, our spy says. They just got progressively more wasted.
Bar staff had to tell the group to quiet down several times, our spy says. They eventually left around 7 p.m. right after they ordered a round of beers, which they didnt appear to pay for, our spy says. But the Old Glory staff didnt seem to mind.
The wait staff was just happy that they got out of there, our spy says.
A spokeswoman for Old Glory declined to comment. The White House didnt respond to our request for comment by press time.
Ashley Judds a Model Speaker
Actress Ashley Judd is starting to fit in with our town of policy wonks: Harvard degree? Check. Appearance at a panel discussion on a think-y topic? Check. The De-Lovely star and newly minted Ivy League grad appeared at the Women Deliver conference Monday to examine the issue of women around the globe who die in childbirth.
Judd, looking a little more glam than your typical conference speaker in a floral sundress, shared the dais at the Washington Convention Center with experts including former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Judd shared a story of a woman she met during a trip to the Congo who had been a child prostitute to support her siblings. The organization that Judd works with, Population Services International, helped the woman find a new life as a hairdresser. There are many points and many ways to affect the cycle of poverty and exploitation, Judd said.
Judd isnt the only celebrity to hit the conference. Other presenters slated to appear
included philanthropist Melinda Gates and director/model Christy Turlington Burns.
Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For?
R&B star Lionel Richie is probably used to getting A-list treatment, but even he cant get around the Secret Service.
Richie took to the stage at the star-studded Fords Theatre annual gala Sunday night, and HOH eyed the star as he arrived at the venue at 7 p.m., just as the show was about to begin.
Normally, showing up at the last minute wouldnt be a problem for such a big celebrity but unfortunately for Richie, that was exactly the time that President Barack Obama arrived in his motorcade.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.