Bono at the Bush Ranch
A photo of George W. Bush with U2’s lead singer Bono was posted on Intagram by the former president. The caption explained that Bono was visiting the Bushes’ Crawford, Texas, ranch over Memorial Day weekend to chat about his philanthropic projects. The two discussed their work with the Bush Center, the ONE Campaign and PEPFAR and “their shared commitment to saving lives in Africa.”
Ex-FBI Head Closing in on Mar-a-Lago?
President Trump’s favorite getaway may not be far enough away. Louis Freeh, head of the FBI from 1993 to 2001, appears to have bought a Palm Beach residence about two miles from Mar-a-Lago. A Delaware company linked the former FBI director to a nearly $10-million purchase. Hopefully things won’t get awkward at the local grocery store or gas station; we all have neighbors we’d prefer to avoid.
Rohrbach’s Georgetown Memories
“Baywatch” star Kelly Rohrbach spoke with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” about her time at Georgetown University, where she had a golf scholarship. On her way to a degree in theater, Rohrbach admitted to taking easy classes such as the History of Australia, Ribbon Dancing and Masked Puppeteering.
Conway Moves into Her Mansion
Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway will finally move into her new D.C. residence in Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Marketwatch reported. The $7.8-million mansion will be home to Conway and her four children, aged 7 through 12. Conway is ready to do some entertaining at her lavish digs, complete with a catering kitchen, a main kitchen, staff quarters, a wine cellar and a wet bar. She is said to already be planning walks with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s wife, socialite Hilary Ross.
Well, at least he survived a day on Metro. “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey spent time at Union Station and the White House, riding around on our infamous subway system all day May 22. He was in full character as Frank Underwood, accompanied by Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper. The events were captured by former Obama White House photographer Pete Souza, according to WJLA.
‘Breakfast Club’ Actor Reports to GI Film Fest
Judd Nelson, who played a bad boy in John Hughes’s brat-pack classic “The Breakfast Club,” was in the D.C. area over Memorial Day weekend to advocate for those in the military. According to an item in the Washington Times, the actor attended an afternoon screening of the documentary “2 Sides Project,” which follows a group of individuals whose fathers, on opposite sides, died in the Vietnam War.
Speaking of Vietnam…
Actors Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and director Steven Spielberg sat in on a May 25 Washington Post news meeting. The A-listers were in town to work on Spielberg’s new movie “The Post,” about the newspaper’s role in publishing the Pentagon Papers, a classified report on America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Hanks will play editor Ben Bradlee, who died in 2014, and Streep will play publisher Kay Graham, who died in 2001.