Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Johnson’

The Needle: Uninvited Edition

On Second Thought, Don't RSVP: Eloping is hard enough when you're a public figure. Eloping when you're a public figure and you've already sent out invitations to the wedding that's been described as the social event of the year (albeit in Sacramento)? Downright rude. But DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and her fiancé, Sacramento Mayor Kevin [...]

The Needle: Wedding of the Year Edition

You Weren't Invited to Michelle Rhee's Wedding: "Glamorous" invitations have been going out by mail lately to the Sacramento social event of the year—the Labor Day weekend wedding of DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. A big suburban real estate developer/Johnson supporter, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, will host the reception. (Which may prove Rhee's [...]

Celebrity Spotting at Ward 7 Mayoral Forum

Update: Per the Gray campaign, here are the unofficial numbers:
Vincent Gray: 226
Adrian Fenty: 64
Leo Alexander: 6
Sulaimon Brown: 1
Michael Green: 1
Ernest Johnson: 0
Guess which celebrity Mayor Adrian Fenty brought along for the mayoral forum and straw poll this morning in Ward 7. Ronald Moten? Wrong; nobody controls Ronald Moten (though he was there).
The big star was [...]

What Do Michelle Rhee and Britney Spears Have in Common?

Update: Pwned! The Reliable Source had the dress and the date news months ago.  LL takes no responsibility for this and places the blame squarely on  KCRA-TV reporter Lynsey Paulo. LL will now and forever leave fashion reporting to the experts.

The damned West Coast media has won lost the morning (even if it is afternoon already) [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Braveheart Knows No Burnout’ Edition

Good morning, City Desk, and welcome to the day you have all been waiting for. Friday, I mean!
Did you get fooled yesterday? Jason Cherkis did. His brother texted him that Brian Wilson had died, and Cherkis was actually so distressed he all but hung up on the person he was interviewing, and then started sobbing [...]

WaPo: KJ’s Mom Says He Wasn’t a Womanizer in NBA

Sweeping negative statements are a minefield for journalists. Say you're interviewing a guy for a profile, and you ask him if he's ever gotten into any trouble. "Never been arrested," he replies. Before including such a claim in a story, you've got to hit the databases covering the entire country. And then you'll have to [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Should Georgetown Secede?’ Edition

First, a mini roundup: Washington Post readers don't like pictures of gay men kissing ("please don’t shove this 'Gay' business in our face"; "I will be glad when your rag goes out of business. Real men marry women"; "disturbing"). Former representative Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has some splainin' to do (it's not every day you can [...]

Rhee Wedding Date: Proof She’s a Goner?

The Reliable Source reports this morning that Chancellor Michelle Rhee will be marrying Kevin Johnson on Sept. 4 in a locale to be determined.
Hmm, early September—interesting choice for someone who runs a school system. While the D.C. Public Schools will be open as of Aug. 23, it promises to be quite the juggle to plan [...]

What Was Michelle Rhee’s ‘Damage Control’ for Kevin Johnson?

Stories broke this morning in the Los Angeles Times and in the Examiner reporting that D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee took an active role in investigations of her fiance, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Allow LL to explicate a little more fully what this is and what Rhee is alleged to have done.

Rhee and KJ!

Hot news tip on the inaugural party/local romance front: D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and former Phoenix Suns guard/current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson were seen walking hand in hand into the 9:30 Club just shy of 8:00 pm. The two have been seeing a lot of each other in recent months, as Rhee assisted Johnson [...]