Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Lindsay Lohan was a valuable photo-taking asset at the White House Correspondents' dinner, CNBC is worried about the state of Squawk Box and Closing Bell, and Questlove's baby gift to Jay-Z and Beyoncé comes up short.
Lindsay Lohan was a very good sport at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. In addition to serving as the punchline for Jimmy Kimmel's best joke, sources say she was also kind enough to snap a picture of Rick Santorum and Greta Van Sustern using the former presidential candidate's camera. She also apparently "smiled and obliged" when Santorum "asked to take a photo of Lindsay using his camera." Lohan apparently "smiled and obliged and Santorum then went on his way." Santorum, for his part, denied snapping a solo shot of Lohan. [TMZ]
CNBC executives are said to be "freaking out" over declining ratings for the network's signature shows, Squawk Box and Closing Bell. Sources say the network is particularly vexed about what to do with Andrew Ross Sorkin, who started as a regular on Squawk Box last July. "There’s a lot of talk that Andrew is not bringing them what they thought he was going to bring them: ratings and buzz," a source says. "He’s not bringing them scoops.” The source says CNBC is currently "up in the air about what to do with Sorkin,” but adds that the network powers-that-be are "coming to the conclusion that he makes a better guest than host.” [Gatecrasher]