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  • Michele Bachmann Preps for Meet the Press

    I don't know how she does it, but our own Sara Benincasa has uncovered some top secret behind the scenes footage of Ames Poll favorite Michele Bachmann practicing for an upcoming appearance on NBC's Meet the Press

    I hate to say it, but I think I kind of agree with Bachmann on this "throwing peanuts at David Gregory" thing.

    Tags: David Gregory, Meet the Press, Michele Bachmann, Movies, NBC, Sara Benincasa
  • Inauguration Night Life: The Media Elite and Other Stars

    There's a lot more to Inauguration Weekend than waiting for hours in tunnels and getting turned away at Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony. Some people also build time into their schedules for lobbyist-funded celebrity jizz-fests!

    We were lucky enough to partake in both over the past few days. And as much as we know you'd like photos of us in a cold, damp tunnel, we're just going to skip ahead to the celebrity pics, courtesy of the GE/NBC Universal bash at the National Women's Museum and the Illinois State Society Gala at the Renaissance Hotel.

    Here's NBC News's Tom Brokaw, clearly a little star-struck to be with such prominent bloggers. He regaled us with delightful conversation for at least 3 seconds before wandering off for more sushi.

    Here's ESPN star and Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon, genuinely pleased to meet a fellow Northwestern alum. Nice guy, and, hey… his home state needs a new governor!

    Here's hard-hitting journalist David Gregory, hit hard by one too many Mai Tais.

    Celebrity Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco with an excited constituent. Newsom asked us to tell you that he has a Facebook page, and you should add him as a friend because maybe, just maybe, he's definitely running for Governor.

    Al Roker was available for small talk about — can you believe it? — the weather, but all Brian Williams wanted to discuss was the Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet.

    Tags: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Inauguration, NBC, Tom Brokaw, Washington DC
  • Meet the Press to Be Hosted by Shapeless Gray Void

    According to this story that an NBC-owned website pulled from the Associated Press, NBC is rumored to finally be ready — six months after Tim Russert's death — to announce an official replacement host for Meet the Press. Almost.

    Now, when you hear the name, you'll most likely think to yourself "Gregory who?" But that's a very naive response.

    The correct response should be "David who?"

    NBC News is close to naming chief White House correspondent David Gregory as Tim Russert's replacement on the top-ranked Sunday political talk show "Meet the Press," a network executive said Tuesday.

    Gregory is negotiating terms of a deal that would give him the job, said the NBC News executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't final.

    For those of you familiar with MSNBC's early evening programing, you might recognize David Gregory as the hour-long blank space on your television screen between Chris Matthews at 5 pm and Chris Matthews at 7 pm.

    I knew that NBC was looking to find a replacement who could match the depth and strength of Tim Russert's personality.

    I'd just assumed that they meant before Russert's heart attack.

    Tags: David Gregory, Meet the Press, NBC, Tim Russert