Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girls

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MSNBC NEWS CORRESPONDENTS -- Pictured: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, "Morning Joe" and MSNBC Anchor -- MSNBC Photo: Virginia Sherwood

Mika Drags in Melania
After attacking MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski on Twitter, saying she was “bleeding badly from a facelift,” President Donald Trump is involved in a vicious war of words with the MSNBC host and her co-anchor Joe Scarborough. The latest in the back-and-forth is an article in InStyle magazine in which Brzezinski said first lady Melania Trump has “got the worst job in the country.” “She will do it for as long as she has to for her son, that’s it,” Brzezinski added. Future salvos — if not escalation — are likely.

Will Rohrbach’s Diva Behavior Sink Her?

Kelly Rohrbach.
Kelly Rohrbach.

In The Georgetowner’s June 7 issue, we reported on “Baywatch” star Kelly Rohrbach sharing memories of her time at Georgetown University on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Well, it turns out the Georgetown alum is “quite the handful,” according to an insider quoted by Page Six. While promoting “Baywatch,” no one allegedly wanted to share press junkets with her. “Baywatch” ended up washing out in theaters, with a 19-percent splat on the Tomatometer.

Nantucket Magazine Model Bill Belichick Visits

Bill Belichick. Courtesy WWII Foundation.
Bill Belichick. Courtesy WWII Foundation.

He probably has enough money to go anywhere in the world, but New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was seen sightseeing around town ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Belichick was observed in D.C. after the release of his Nantucket Magazine photo shoot, in which he seemed to have trouble cracking a smile. (Many on Twitter said it looked like a Cialis ad.)

‘Morning Joe’ Cut an EP? We Too Are Mystified

Joe Scarborough’s debut EP. Courtesy Sony/Red Music.
Joe Scarborough’s debut EP. Courtesy Sony/Red Music.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe” fame has released a debut EP, “Mystified.” Off camera and behind his guitar he’s known simply as Scarborough. It may seem somewhat bizarre, but “Scarborough” plans to release 200 original songs over the next four years as part of a deal with Sony/Red Music. Dubbed “the Bono of broadcast,” Joe and his band have actually played regular shows in Manhattan clubs around his Upper West Side neighborhood. Who knew?

How Do You Spell Chappelle?

Comedian Dave Chappelle is on the new mural at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Courtesy Stand Up For Democracy.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is on the new mural at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Courtesy Stand Up For Democracy.

D.C.-born comedian Dave Chappelle made a rare appearance last month at the June 21 unveiling of “The Torch,” the new mural outside Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street NW. Chappelle, Barack and Michelle Obama, Prince, Harriet Tubman and other luminaries are depicted on the mural, painted by Aniekan Udofia. The D.C. Patch reported he made a brief speech that ended with him advocating for D.C. to become the 51st state. Mayor Muriel Bowser (or a member of her social-media team) must not follow Chappelle too closely; thanking him for the plug, she called him Dave “Chappale.”

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