Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Despite audience requests in Georgetown, Channing Tatum did not remove his clothes to promote 21 Jump Street, Jeremy Lin likes smart women that wear sensible clothes, and all is not well at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube -- the stars of the shockingly decent-looking 21 Jump Street movie -- held a Q&A screening in Georgetown on Wednesday night. Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger, who write The Washington Post's gossip column The Reliable Source, couldn't get into the screening because it was one of those No Press shindigs that enrage D.C. media types. Still, they managed to get word from a "source in the room" who revealed that "many of the questions, from a largely college-age audience, had a common theme: Would Tatum please take his shirt off? And would he accept a challenge to a dance-off? Tatum politely declined." This is what happens when you don't have a free press at free advance screenings. [The Reliable Source]
Director Terry George won an Academy Award for his short film The Shore on Sunday and he's happy, very happy. Happy enough to take the bauble out Wednesday night in New York for a drink with Brendan Fraser at PH-D, the Dream Downtown's rooftop bar. Sources say George "let cocktail waitresses take pictures with his Oscar," which is a lovely gesture. We would caution George to remember what happened to Cosmo Kramer when he brought his (ill-gotten) Tony Award to Sardi's and wound up having to fire Raquel Welch from the cast of Scarsdale Surprise. [Page Six]