Plenty of journalists have logged long, tedious hours covering the Jack Abramoff scandal. But on Friday theyll have a chance to rock out to tunes inspired by the fallen lobbyist.The band Dirty Bomb, fronted by Reuters reporter Andy Sullivan (a veteran of the Abramoff beat), will debut its forthcoming Casino Jack-inspired concept album at the National Press Clubs Journopalooza concert.Sullivan tells HOH to expect tracks like Phantom, a tune that spins improbable subjects like Defense Appropriations subcommittees and Medicare supplemental funds into head-bobbing, beer-spilling grooves. Some of the money lyrics (note the obvious AC/DC reference): She was an earmark queen, she kept her outlook clean. Still skeptical that lobbyists, town cars and billable hours can make for a fun Friday night? There will be beer, plus other journo-bands Suspicious Package, the Charm Offensive and Nobodys Business. In Other Abramoff News. Former Rep. Bob Ney might have landed in prison because of his relationship with Jack Abramoff, but it also landed him on the big screen.The Ohio Republican, who spent 17 months in prison for taking perks from Abramoff, is interviewed in a new documentary about the infamous lobbyist titled Casino Jack and the United States of Money, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. And Ney is so thrilled to have taken part in the movie that he even announced via Twitter that hell attend the films premiere at the glitzy Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23 in Utah. Ney will be a familiar character on the silver screen in 2010: A feature film about the Abramoff scandal, similarly deemed Casino Jack, is set to be released later this year, with Kevin Spacey playing Abramoff and Jeff Pustil playing Ney.The former Congressman told the Plain-Dealer that he had hoped Brad Pitt would play him but doesnt mind the very handsome Pustil taking the role. I would have played myself for a lot cheaper, Ney joked.Perhaps instead of the stock fallen lobbyist label, we should start referring to Abramoff as an artistic muse. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.