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Nerd Prom Weekend Recap

8 parties and who knows how many dresses (and 1 jumper!) White House Correspondents Dinner weekend is over. I’m so glad this only happens once a year. It is exciting and utterly exhausting all at the same time. Here’s a sampling of where we were.. who we saw and how much fun it was seeing the world of politics and Hollywood collide.

We kicked things off Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for a private dinner hosted by The Creative Coalition, Elle Magazine and Lanmark Technologies .The awesome Alex Wagner of MSNBC and Norah O’Donnell from CBS were honored as leading women in media. Thank you to April Firoozabadi for the wonderful fashion styling for the weekend!  (Photos by Allison Priebe Brooks, Pamela Sorensen, Paul Moretti)

CC’s Robin Bronk with Ginnifer Goodwin and Lani Hay


David Arquette

Tim Daly with Rebecca Cooper and Emily Miller

Friday night it was tres’ party time. First stop the Turkish Embassy for The Hill party. Then it was off to the W Hotel for the very fun Google/Hollywood Reporter bash. The night ended on L street for the Funny or Die 1st Amendment Party where Charlize showed up.

Mark Drapeau scores the pic all guys would die for

With Matthew Morrison and my co-anchor Richard Jordan

Later arriving at Funny or Die

Judy Kurtz and Scott Brodbeck

Early birds Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis spotted late night at Funny or Die

Saturday after anchoring the morning shows I met my girlfriend Pamela Brown at the WHCD brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad. It was a bit chilly… but still a great time. Lilo was there with her lawyer and Kris Jenner. We also spotted Woody Harrelson who I loved in the Hunger Games and Game Change.

My friend Jimmy gets a close up with Lindsay

With Pamela and Allison out back


Kris Jenner takes our friend Tony’s Camera and gets to work!

Loved seeing Jayne Sandman and husband Jeff Dufour


Saturday night we stopped by Capitol File’s party at the Newseum. Spotted were NBC’s Matt Glassman, Eun Yang and Doug Kammerer. We then finished the night at MSNBC’s party at the Italian Embassy.

At Capitol File with my lady friends Pamela and Amanda who were stunning!

Instagram with Megan McCain at MSNBC party

From the Vanity Fair party.. one of the cutest couples ever! Mark and Kelly!


And finally “the day after” arrived! I still had to do the shows Sunday morning. David Gregory joined us on set and said he too was feeling a little tired after a long night. It was good to know I was not alone in having to work the next day. After the show it was off to the Hay-Adams. John McLaughlin was hosting his famous Sunday brunch on the roof. The view was great as were the eggs benedict!

Julie Chen with hubby Les Moonves

WHCD Weekend: Rented the dresses and all!

Michelle Obama donned a long Halston dress at the White House Correspondents Dinner the same designer I chose to wear too! Hers was probably a gazillion dollars where mine cost only$75bucks. HOW you ask? I RENTED it.

PHOTOS: Journalists party in style

Yep-   It’s my new favorite thing. Renting dresses and jewelry from Rent-the-Runway.com. There’s designers fit for the First Lady you can rent for a fraction of the cost. I mean- some are only $25!  Not only did I rent the Jet Black Halston for the party night.. I got a Lela Rose dress for brunch the next day.

This is how it works. You choose the 4 day span to rent your dress for time to get it, wear it and mail it back. They give you all you need. Oh and here’s a perk- you can choose a second size for free! The Halston halter was $455 but I rented it for $75. I also rented the this $545 Dannijo cuff.. for $45.

Lela Rose Sweet Sarah Dress for “Morning After” brunch

Rental: $200 Retail: $1,595

Here’s the cuff I rented for $45.. the Dannijo bracelet retails for $545

 

White House Pet Correspondents Night

Sassy pet expert Wendy Diamond from Animal Fair magazine once again hosted her annual White House Pet Correspondents benefit. Held at Art & Soul on Capitol Hill the evening was dedicated to Pets 2 Vets or P2V– and organization that connects returning veterans with pets to help with daily task and morale. Our gals Sophie & Katherine from TLC show DC Cupcakes were there as well as John McLaughlin. We also so Bo Obama— well kind of!

Sophie, Wendy & Katherine

The Bo Imposter

Former Miss DC Jen Corey and friends

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