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Rap Battle this Saturday

The Nation’s Football Classic between Howard University and Morehouse College is Saturday Sept 10th at RFK. We’re hearing the DC hotels are sold out for the classic matchup. It’sgetting a ton of buzz on facebook and twitter as notable and celebrity alum are slated to attend. Something new this year is hosting The Root Rap Battle.

The Root Nation’s Football Classic Rap Battle
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 12:00-12:45pm
Location: AT&T Soundstage at RFK Stadium
Total Participants: 8 (4 from Howard and 4 from Morehouse)
Runtime: 45 minutes
Guest Hosts: Celebrity Fonzworth Bentley and WKYS Angie Ange
Confirmed Emcees: Fuze the MC (others being confirmed)

Format of the battle:
Four (4) emcees from Howard will battle four (4) emcees from Morehouse. At the end of each round the crowd will vote via text messages to choose a winner. After the first round, the top 6 (3 from Howard and 3 from Morehouse) will advance to the second round. After that round, the crowd will vote and the top 4 (2 from Morehouse and 2 from Howard), and so on and so forth until we have the most popular emcee from Howard battle the most popular emcee from Morehouse. Each emcee will get 60 seconds in each round to perform with the winner receiving a grand prize.

The Root is the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers a unique take on breaking news, provides solid analysis and presents dynamic multimedia content. The Root raises the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in black culture around the world. The Root is owned by the Washington Post Company.

Irene… I’m ready

Someone is leg’d and ready for Irene!

Irene messing up your weekend? We know that the rain or shine rule regarding the MLK Jr. Memorial Dedication is now out the door. The ceremony has been postponed indefinitely. In Maryland, Ocean City is under evacuation orders. Irene could hit the resort Saturday. In Virginia, the place I was headed for a little vaca called to say they’ll be closed this weekend.

MORE: Track the storm’s path

Tourists and travelers are being impacted all over. My husband’s flight from SC was cancelled Thursday, the airline saying because of the storm.  On the way home I saw a guy in the elevator carrying a bulk supply of water and adult beverages. As he struggled to hold it all up against the wall he exclaimed “I’m ready!”

On facebook,  my radio pal Tommy McFly who lives in DC posted this saying “Hurricane mania! Lines halfway down the aisles at the Social Safeway. Too much? I just wanted hummus.”

Then there is food writer Jordan Wright who has perhaps the most beautiful preparations I have ever heard of. She writes “Irene Storm Prep 101 – Jar of hibiscus flowers, anchovy stuffed olives, pickled ramps and fiddlehead ferns, bottle of Alaskan birch syrup and ten cans of coconut water – Rigaud candles and a fine Pomerol.”


Good Luck Lindsay!

Super nice gal pal and local sports reporting star Lindsay Czarniak is Bristol bound. We bid farewell  at a going away party held at Public Bar  in Tenleytown. Newly engaged and headed to ESPN there’s no doubt 2011 has been a great year! We’ll miss you Lindsay.. but know you’ll visit often! We know you will… now that you’re planning a Fall wedding in DC! Spotted: Former Redskin QB Jason Campbell,  Doug Kammerer, Wendy Rieger, Pat Collins, Dan Hellie and the whole NBC clan. NBCer turned ABCer weatherman Bob Ryan joined colleagues Alison Starling and Pamela Brown. Also there,FOX5’s Laura EvansWUSA’s Dave Owens, Ivan Carter, WTTG’s Lindsay Murphy, Mike O’Meara and Mike Wise. (Photo credit: Chris Abi-Najm)

Lindsay and fiancee Craig Melvin, a former colleague of mine in SC

Alison Starling and Pamela Brown

With Laura Evans

Party host Dan Hellie with Craig and former Redskin Jason Campbell

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki with Carla O’Meara… the gorgeous wife of you guessed it my morning radio bud Mike!

Reporters Rock Journopalooza 2011

By Leigh Macdonald, WUSA9 Content Contributor. See more pics and full story at

The National Press Club was rockin’ recently as reporters hit the stage armed with their instruments, musical talent, and rock star finery. At Journopalooza III, “journo-bands” competed to raise money for three charitable media organizations: The Committee to Protect Journalists/Journalist Assistance Program, The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, and Reporters Without Borders.

The bands delivered fun and high-energy performances as an enthusiastic crowd—of more than 600 people—danced and cheered on the musicians. In all, seven bands performed, including: Dirty Bomb, Nobody’s Business, NRBK, Rebecca Christie & Peter Fields, Suspicious Package, The Charm Offensive, and The Stepping Stones.

All of the bands were impressive, but one band was ultimately named the evening’s winner, as determined by monetary votes from the crowd. That band, Suspicious Package, comprises Tom Toles (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post), Dr. Christina Sevilla(Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison of the U.S. Trade Representative), Bryan Greene (General Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD), Tim Berger (Journalist), and Josh Meyer(Director of Education and Outreach, National Security Journalism Initiative at Medill Northwestern). Watch the video here

Washington Post launches Capitol Dish

The Washington Post is bringing the District foodies some great deals.

The Capitol Dish is a free weekly newsletter from The Post that offers subscribers at least 3 restaurant deals a week that are at least 50% off retail value. For example, readers can purchase $15 to spend $30 at a restaurant featured in The Capitol Dish, whether it’s a neighborhood joint or a one-of-a-kind upscale culinary experience. 

The newsletter will also feature food and drink events such as pre-opening parties and exclusive happy hours that can only be purchased through The Capitol Dish.

The Capitol Dish is another way for Washingtonians to eat well while saving money—since D.C. is such a foodie town, who wouldn’t love that??

By Katherine Cotsonas, Special to OMG

Taimur Baig: Spring 2011 Preview

He is one of my favorite designers and has dressed me for everything from charity fashion events to New York Fashion Week.

Taimur Baig is his name.. his brand.. his beautiful creations. Close friends, fashion leaders and investors toasted the DC based designer at a private party at Vetro celebrating his Spring 2011 Collection. Watch coverage of the night on WUSA9 here.

GWFCC’s Christine Brooks-Cropper, Taimur Baig and Celebrity Stylist George Worrell

 The Corcoran’s Kristin Guiter, The Post’s Holly Thomas and Dept of Labor’s Krista Haywood

Angie with photographer Tim Coburn

The Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran wearing one of Taimur’s gowns

Timur Tugberk in shades with Friend

Final Rose Ceremony: DC's Bachelor Castaway to CA

It was a sad night for the ladies of DC at 19th on I and 19th street! Former TV ‘Bachelor’ Andy Baldwin bids farewell to Washington as he takes on his new assignment at a hospital in San Diego.

We’ll miss our favorite Navy Doc and the wonderful things he did for our military men and women, war widows and our veterans through his Got Your Back Network. Thanks for being a great friend Baldwin… we’re gonna miss you! 

Pamela Sorensen and Pals

Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin with Susan Roberts, David Vennett and Lorie Peters Lauthier.

Angie enjoying the side of mayo

Donna Lee, Alexandra Simms and Sunanda Patel

Oh Snap! State of Style on the Hill

The  State of Style Awards on Capitol Hill, honoring fashion legend Fern Mallis.

WATCH: Angie’s WUSA- TV Report on ‘State of Style Awards’

Fern Mallis received the Elements of Fashion Legacy Award during the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce‘s first annual ‘State of Style Awards’ at the Hart Senate Building. Following the awards a panel including Mallis and local designers Tala Rassi, Tashia Senn and Evelyn Brooks discussed DC fashion issues on industry, politics and resources. The State of Style Awards recognize leaders and emerging professionals making a difference in the fashion industry here in Washington. Spotted: WaPo’s Robin Givhan, DC Councilmenber Michael Brown, philantrhopist Amanda Polk, designer/advocate Lara Miller. Pictures by: Vithaya Photography

GWFCC’s Ingrid Rios, Christine Brooks-Cropper with Angie Goff, Fern Mallis, Tashia Senn

Designer Tala Rassi was on the panel

Timur Tugberk, Alex Naini and Emily Nolan attend

Amanda Polk & Ingrid Rios award Evelyn Brooks

Leukemia Ball brings out who's who in blue

OMG TV:  WUSA9 For March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on the Washington Post Peep Show Contest, millions raised at DC’s Leukemia Ball co-emceed by Andrea Roane, Laura Evans, Lindsay Czarniak and Alison Starling. Also, reality star and author Lauren Conrad signs her new book ‘Sweet Little Lies’ for fans in Fairfax, Virginia.

Reliable Source: Lunchin’ with the Newsbabes

Slideshow: Peeps Show Contest Entries  

Watch OMG on WUSA9 From This Morning Below. Includes National Buzz too!

Peep Show featuring Salahis, DC Snowstorm

My buddy Jennifer Lee at the Washington Post reminds us of the paper’s annual Peep Show Contest. This year the entries were out of this world– in fact there’s some real mushy magic in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ entry. The big winner was the Pixar inspired ‘EEP!’ modeled after the movie UP. A peaceful, non-heat packin’ “Peepocalypse 2010” was also impressive… along with the White House ‘Party Peepers’ featuring marshmellow Salahis stuck beside President Barak Obunnypeep. [Right: White House Party Peepers by Cori Wright of Falls Church]

Slideshow: 2010 Peep Show Entries

Related: Salahis working on book deal

Winner: EEP! by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle of Arlington

Peepocalypse 2010: Dupont Circle Snowball Fight by Dennis Chong and Carolyn Prince Racich

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