Almost always a scene for sightings, Cafe Milano‘s celeb-spotting was on overload Sunday afternoon as Hollywood and political stars packed in for the Newsweek/Daily Beast with Credit Suisse Bipartisan Inaugural Brunch event hosted by Tina Brown, Harvey Weinstein, Eva Longoria, Mark McKinnon and Pamela Thomas-Graham. According to Brown, it was “where Democrats, Republicans and their food tasters all sit down together!”
“I dream of a time when the spirit of this brunch carries across our capital city… I mean, frankly, why not?! If a star football player can have a mythical girlfriend, why can’t I have a mythical Congress?!” she quipped.
Attendees included upcoming Secretary of State Sen. John Kerry; Presidential political consultants David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett; media analyst Howard Kurtz; former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen, Rep. John Dingell and his wife Deborah Dingell; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; former Sen. Chris Dodd, Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Gen. Colin Powell; Arianna Huffington; Charlie Rose; Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan; Star Jones; Rosario Dawson; Alfre Woodard; and Kerry Washington.
Here, Eva Longoria’s remarks:
“This was a bruising campaign… We were all very loyal to our parties and we were all very loyal to our candidates, but now its time for us to be loyal to America…”
Here, Mark McKinon’s remarks:
Here, Harvey Weinstein’s remarks:
“I haven’t seen this many Republicans since my bar mitzvah!”