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#Weekend

Awesome events: The Hip-Hop Theater Festival makes moves in DC this weekend; John Heffron won the second season of “Last Comic Standing” and he’s in DC this weekend to show you how; Harry Potter turns 20 and the National Symphony Orchestra is performing at his birthday party at Wolf Trap; Speaking of birthdays, Alexandria turns 268! Dang, that’s old; And while you’re there, hit up the 4th annual Old Town Pub Crawl; The Nationals are bringing you an international culinary experience; Let all your Sunday scaries go with Idina Menzel at National Harbor.


#WATCH

Flashback Friday: One of the fittest cities in America? Maybe when Kevin Cleary is in town. The multiple Ironman competitor, marathon runner, yoga “master”, and CEO of Clif Bar might give us a run for our money.


#LOCAL

Thoughts and prayers continue for Rep. Steve Scalise; Free bananas are coming to DC next week; Dining tips your wallet will thank you for; This town is really good at walking; The law might be changing for DC renters.


#NATIONAL

50 Cent gives his two cents about Jay-Z’s new album; Spam has been around for 80 years and we think some of its cans have been too; People keep sending Chrissy Tiegen pictures of babies that look like John Legend and she’s not having it; These memes of Chris Christie on his beach vacation are way better than a beach vacation.


#EDITORSPICK

Coming to work every day is a true exercise in patience. It takes a lot of personal restraint not to lose it over the small annoyances that are part of Hill culture. Of course, most of us would never say anything to anyone IRL. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t rant about them privately… or anonymously shame them with hashtags.


#FAMOUSMERCH

Baby Jack dresses better than you do. Get his look here.


#SOCIALSEEN

It’s an arms race and the first to cross the finish line without sleeves wins

We’re heading into the weekend harder than Terry McAuliffe on a moon bounce

Soon, you’ll have something new to listen to on your drive to work

No burgers were harmed during the making of this t-shirt

This is what went down on Capitol Hill last week

Wanna be a FamousDC contributor? 


#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Congratulations to Tom Gara on his new role as opinion editor for BuzzFeed News’ new opinion section. Gara has been with BuzzFeed since 2014 and most recently served as business editor; Chris Kelley, most recently deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE), has joined API as director of federal relations; From Fox News, veteran spokesperson Dana Klinghoffer is joining NBC to lead PR efforts for Megyn Kelly’s upcoming morning program; Former legislative director for Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) Bobby Hamill is joining the National Rural Electric Cooperative as a legislative affairs manager; ProPublica adds Peter Elkind and Nick Varchaver, both from Fortune magazine, as senior editor and senior reporter; Results for America adds Ben Harris as chief economist and senior adviser, beginning in the early fall. Harris previously served as chief economist and economic adviser to Joe Biden; Caroline Thorman recently left her post as deputy communications director for Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) to join the office of Rep. French Hill (R-AR) as communications director; SKDKnickerbocker welcomes former director of paid media for the Clinton campaign Oren Shur as senior vice president and political director; Emmy-award winning journalist and ABC News correspondent Phillip Mena is making a move to NBC and MSNBC as an anchor and host. Mena will co-anchor “Early Today” and help host for MSNBC on the weekends; The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy adds Reagan and Bush alum Pamela Stevens as associate director for external affairs. Stevens most recently served as director of media affairs and strategic initiatives for the House Republican Conference; Grassroots Communications firm Direct Impact has promoted executive Michael Fleischer to president and general manager; From the Heritage Foundation, Brittany Balmer is joining the State Department as a senior protocol officer; Michael Best Strategies adds Evan Zeppos, previously with Laughlin Constable, as a senior public affairs counselor; Most recently director of media for the British Red Cross Polly Curtis joins HuffPost UK as its new editor in chief; Alexandra De Luca has been promoted to press secretary for EMILY’s List; Tom Murta, previously with CSX, joins the Short Line Safety Institute as executive director; Independent Women’s Voice has named FP1 Strategies senior vice president Lauren Zelt as a campaign manager; Most recently lead associate for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Commercial Privacy Practice Jacqueline Cooney is joining Paul Hastings as a senior privacy adviser; Win Virginia has named Virginia gubernatorial candidate and former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) as its new CEO; Dave Perera is making a move from his role as assistant vice president for government and policy for the Internet Security Alliance to the Hill to serve as communications director for Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA); And finally, congratulations to CNN’s Jake Tapper who recently was named winner of RTDNA’s 2017 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award.

#BIRTHDAYS

Famous birthday wishes to Kelley Hudak, Sen. Roger Wicker, Wayne Dunkle, Chris Paultiz, Michael LaRosa, Christyn Lansing, Rep. Daniel Maffei, Rep. Sam Farr, Teague Egan, Rob Aneiva, Tonnie Wybensinger, Rep. James Himes, Rep. John Fleming, Justin Murdock, Nick Simpson, Michael Woeste, Danny Diaz, Eric Nedd, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Jon Robilotto, Jessica DiBenedetto, Nancy Pappas, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Nina DiGregory, Alonzo Ray, Megan Rossbach, Victor Barcelona and Rep. Judy Chu!


#FAMOUSFORDC

Congratulations to Stef Petropolous and Alex Hula on their engagement!; If you post a picture to Instagram without quoting Taylor Swift lyrics, did you even post a picture to Instagram, Brenna Williams?; Stephen Strobel and Laura Riley were kind enough to include Chris Christie in their engagement; Chris Cillizza is a really good draw-er; Shawn Pasternak will see this on his phone during his vacation; Neda Semnani is still crushing life; Be prepared for your Instagram feed to be taken over on August 7; Coldplay is coming to Fedex on August 6; Thank goodness for the internet; Sammy the Bull was fired up at lunch yesterday; Is it time for the positivity promise again?; Does Tyler Roberts read this far down?; We miss seeing Catherine and Emily!; Welcome to the family, Troy Lyons; Wish Jessica DiBenedetto a happy dirty thirty this weekend; Is Tyler Humphrey reading this poolside?; Whitney Cole is off the market thanks to Dave Maggio!; We can’t wait for something good to listen to on the drive to work, Geoff Embler; Elaina Plott looks tan; We’re loving everyone’s pictures from the Fourth of July – Go red, white and blue!; Drew Ellis finally bought a house for Hammy!; Come back to DC, Channing Muller!; Take us on your next vacay, Lauren Pratapas; Lauren Hagen likes technology.

#BYE

milkshakes > hand shakes