Welcome to the Smart Set: Every morning, we bring you the gossip coverage filtered. Today: Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy spend quality time together at Princess Eugenie's birthday, the best lines from Saturday's Gridiron Club dinner, and January Jones explains why she was eating her placenta in capsule form on the set of Mad Men.
Prince Harry was apparently "locked in conversation" with Chelsy Davy, his ex-girlfriend, at Princess Eugenie's birthday party over the weekend. This has understandably prompted speculation that the two are still madly in love with each other and will soon be reuniting to give the world -- and Shepherd Smith fans -- another royal wedding. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Harry was wearing a silver pendant given to him by Chelsy during his recent jaunt through the Caribbean and Central America. [The Daily Beast]
Rick Perry killed -- killed, Jerry -- at the Gridiron Club dinner in D.C. Saturday night, telling lots of funny jokes about his own not-so hot attempt to secure the GOP presidential nomination and also dinging the overall quality of the Republican field. ("[T]he weakest Republican field in history, and they kicked my butt!”) Funny, and, depending on your perspective, either self-deprecating or self-loathing. In addition to the wit and wisdom of Rick Perry, there were also Mitt Romney jokes, including not one but two song parodies prominently featuring the former Massachusetts governor. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, subbing for President Obama, even (gently) got in on the Romney-bashing, joking that: "DoD recently completed a 65-year project to develop a cutting-edge robot. Initial testing wasn’t good, but Mitt Romney’s performance is improving.” Other highlights came from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who might be entering the culture wars -- Robert De Niro style -- after she joked, "Trust me, I know what it’s like to have Eric Cantor breathing down your neck. That’s why I stopped using JDate.” [The Reliable Source]