Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

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Having a ‘Back to the Future’ Moment?
Have you noticed lots of vintage cars around town? Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie is back in D.C. filming, except this time none of its buzzy stars were here for it. A casting company called for owners of classic ’60s and ’70s cars. The movie filmed near DAR Constitution Hall as well as at the historic Beall-Washington House and the Watergate.

A Good Time to Be a Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs has acquired the Atlantic magazine and is dating former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty.
Laurene Powell Jobs has acquired the Atlantic magazine and is dating former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty.

Emerson Collective, a big-money group funded by Laurene Powell Jobs’s Apple fortune, has agreed to take a majority stake in the Atlantic magazine, the Washington Post reported. Atlantic Media owner David Bradley spent the last year figuring out the best buyer for the journal. He claims Powell Jobs was always at the top of his list. She now joins Jeff Bezos on the elite list of those using their technology fortunes to change the media. Two days before the big announcement, Powell Jobs was spotted in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with her daughter Eve, 19, according to the Daily Mail. She was also with someone she may have been getting some D.C. advice from: former Mayor Adrian Fenty, who has been dating the Apple queen since 2013.

Kate Hudson Mocks Scaramucci

Actress Kate Hudson mocked Anthony Scaramucci’s brief tenure as White House communications director.
Actress Kate Hudson mocked Anthony Scaramucci’s brief tenure as White House communications director.

Actress Kate Hudson mocked ousted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci with a mock movie poster from her romantic comedy, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” The poster, which she posted on her Instagram account, features President Trump and Scaramucci. Hudson captioned her post: “Box office results are in! The #1 comedy in America!” Hudson was playing on the fact that Scaramucci spent a mere 11 days in the position.

‘Bachelor’ Host Pokes Fun at White House
Hudson isn’t the only one having some fun at the expense of what’s going on in the White House. “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison tweeted: “Tonight so much drama on the Tell All special as I reunite Trump and Scaramucci for the first time since their breakup.” This leaves us wondering, who will get that coveted final rose for staying the longest in Trump’s White House?

Discovery Buys Scripps Networks
Discovery Communications announced last week that it bought Scripps Networks Interactive in a $14.6 billion deal, DCist reported. Scripps includes HGTV, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and others. Combined, the networks employ around 2,300 individuals and account for about 20 percent of cable TV viewership in the U.S. That’s going to be one awfully big shark tank when that deal closes.

Kevin Bacon stopped by a police fundraiser before a show at the Birchmere.
Kevin Bacon stopped by a police fundraiser before a show at the Birchmere.

Kevin Bacon Karaokes with Cops
Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael were in Alexandria, Virginia, late last month for some shows at the Birchmere. Before their show, they stopped by “Karaoke with Cops,” a fundraiser for the Alexandria Police Department, the Alexandria Patch reported. Bacon performed his immortal hit “Footloose” with Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown, surprising the crowd.

Smithsonian Thinks We’d Rather Eat Than Watch
smithsonian-imaxThe Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is planning to get rid of its Imax theater to put in an expanded cafeteria. Jonathan Barker, a filmmaker who makes movies for the theater, has organized a “Save Our IMAX” campaign, according to DCist. The decision to close the theater, which opened almost 20 years ago, was made without consulting the public. Apparently, the dollar menu means more than the dinosaurs.

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