Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: The Artist's canine co-star will be attending next month's White House Correspondent's Dinner as a guest of the Washington Times, Woody Allen next movie might be set in Copenhagen, and Ruth Madoff is back in the tristate area.
The first big celebrity get for this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner is Uggie, the dog from The Artist, who will be attending the April 28 event as a guest of the Washington Times. Times editor Ed Kelley confirmed the recently retired canine performer has accepted the paper's invitation to attend the event as their guest, and that his plus-one will be trainer Omar van Mullen. [Page Six]
Aides to Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg confirmed the two politicians met for a previously unreported "long private lunch" at the White House within the last few weeks. What did they talk about? Usual politico stuff: education, immigration, the mounting federal deficit. The president also is said to have asked the New York mayor what he's interested in doing once he leaves office -- like, say, an ambassadorship, or serving in Barack Obama's cabinet. It's unknown what Bloomberg's response was, because that would just kill the suspense. [The New York Times]