Saturday, April 28, 2012

Isn't She Lovely...Michelle Obama at 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

From Politico:
A White House pool reports says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama joined the stage at 8:11 p.m. FLOTUS wore a sprawling, strapless, multicolored gown, and POTUS a black tux. No word on the designer of the first lady's dress...
Update: Dress designer is Naeem Khan who MO has worn before with similarly fabulous results here, here and here. (HT: Michelle O. Style and

Watch a short video clip below to see it in motion:

Which White House Correspondents' Dinner Table Would You Prefer?

The hilariously named tumblr The Media Dept Has Cookies provides some helpful superlatives:
MOST POWERFUL TABLE is prob. Time: George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
MOST FUN TABLE is prob.The New Yorker: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Aziz Ansari, Jason Schwartzman
TABLE WITH POTENTIAL FOR MOST AWKWARD CONVERSATION is prob ABC: There’s just something about the combination of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Sofia Vergara, and some booze that makes me think that this might be the horse to bet on in this race
Judging by the above screencap and the way Greta van Susteren's looking at Kris Jenner I'd say someone's wishing she could switch placecards. It must've been a long limo ride over.

Jimmy Kimmel White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Interview

Watch Kimmel discuss the pressure and the process involved here.

It's the Nerd Prom Red Carpet Arrivals (and Some Fun ScreenCaps from Inside the Ballroom Too)!

(Photo: Jay Westcott/POLITICO)
What would it be like to be a fly on the wall at the DC Hilton, site of the White House Correspondents' Dinner red carpet arrivals?

C-SPAN takes you there.

So far I've watched:
  • Ali Wentworth and Deborah Roberts (ABC correspondent and wife of Al Roker) kiss and exchange pleasantries.
  • Kate Hudson look as amazing as mom Goldie Hawn looks like somebody that I used to know. Actually she looks like her character in First Wives Club did after she got the crazy lip injections.
  • Zooey Deschanel looking appropriately Jess-ish in a polka dot Oscar de la Renta gown. Both she and Charlize Theron dissed the press pool who tried desperately to get them to stop and talk.
  • Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet walking the ballroom in a tux, glass in hand looking lost and very un-Cam like.
  • Diane Keaton--rocking a white hat--and spy-chief Leon Panetta exchange a warm hug inside the ballroom.
Any self-respecting peoplewatcher should be all over this. More screencaps after the jump.

Friday, April 27, 2012

White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012 Guest List, Bring Your Purell

Jim Spellman/WireImage
The LA Times has a nice roundup of the bold-faced names who will be in attendance and the media organizations that will be pimping hosting them:
My takeaway? Like attracts like...

Your Tellyphile Pic of the Day: Donald Glover as Young Tracy Morgan on Last Night's Live "30 Rock"

And a bonus video clip! Here's Donald (hip hop alias: Childish Gambino) talking about the method to his Morgan madness:

p.s. Suzanne, consider this your payback.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Michelle Williams Would Do a "Dawson's Creek" Reunion, Brooklyn Collectively Shakes Its Head

She's come a long way, baby.
Hey girl, wanna make me relevant again?

From Vulture:
Williams was willing to commit more fully to our questions about a possible Dawson's Creek reunion — or, at least, she was open to the idea, once we asked her about Don't Trust The B-- In Apartment 23 and told her that James Van Der Beek was willing. "He has my e-mail!" she responded, laughing. "He has my home phone, and my cell phone, so we talk … " And that means she'd do the show, if he called? "He could totally ask! I've always said, I'm totally up for reunion tours, reunion shows, so we can do that.
I like a girl who isn't afraid to look hipster cred in the eye and basically hawk a big Van der Beek forehead-sized loogie in it.

Do you guys think it'll ever really happen though? Consider the amount of time they'd have to spend on deprogramming Katie alone. And nevermind Tom, Suri would never allow it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

That "Mad Men" LSD Scene

As soon as I saw this I knew it would be one of the go-to scenes for anyone looking to prove Mad Men's worth and how it consistently furthers the serial drama as an art form. For those of you who roll your eyes and wonder what the fuss is about, this is it.

President Obama and Dave Matthews on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

It's an evening of late night television that will live in infamy.

Last night on Late Night Jimmy got Barack to slow jam the news and Dave Matthews to assist on a musical ode to the walk of shame. As far as I'm concerned it doesn't get any better than these two men on one broadcast. My TV Face of Ecstasy was undoubtedly in full effect.

Note the swag of the POTUS as he steps out from behind the curtain in the clip below and the way he drops the mic(!) when he's through.

For his part, Dave whet our appetites for DMB's return to summer touring by debuting a new song called "Mercy". Tellyphile bait indeed. p.s. He gives great Dave face. (HT: Suzanne Elyse)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Howard Stern Interviews Rachel Maddow and You'll Never Guess What He Wanted to Talk About

How does Rachel hold up in the hot seat? "Lalalala". Here's a short but cute video clip:

And here's Part 1 of 5 audio clips. In all it's an hour long. Earbuds at work, essential. (HT: Democratic Underground)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Robert Reich Challenges Bill O'Reilly to Debate After Communist Insult

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich is mad as hell and he isn't gonna take it anymore on Monday's Ed Show. Watch:

"Joe Millionaire" Evan Marriott Now Just as Unattractive Outside As Inside

Last night that red-headed stepchild of a network, Fox, celebrated its 25th anniversary. 

Ryan Seacrest was there in his tuxedo looking just as smug as you'd expect a man who has made a deal with the devil and come out on top to look.