Blog: When Social Meets Media

This post originally appeared in the Bivings Report on May 7, 2010.


Members of The Bivings Group had the pleasure of attending the White House Correspondents Garden Brunch on Saturday, May 1.

The annual event, considered one of the major galas related to the WHC weekend raised awareness for two organizations, Mothers Day Every Day and CURE Epilepsy, a cause dear to Susan Axelrod, who spoke about the need to find a cure.

While the opportunity to mingle with luminaries was high, so was the chance to reflect on some of the work The Bivings Group has done of late, ranging from the Pickens Plan to websites for Haddad Media, and Jayni and Chevy Chase’s Green Community Schools Initiative.

The mid-day assortment of individuals mingling made the brunch seem more like the main event rather than an undercard. Where else could you find T. Boone Pickens conversing with the Jonas Brothers? Or notables such as Rupert Murdoch and David Axelrod in the presence of TV hostess Wendy Williams and the ubiquitous Kim Kardasian?

28585_986964433226_2507128_53692011_6628067_nIn fact, the whole event felt as if the worlds of entertainment, politics and news had collided. There is indeed a reason why the White House Correspondents weekend is affectionately referred to as either the “nerd prom” or “Washington DC’s version of the Oscars.” News personalities such as Greta Van Susteren, Chris Matthews, David Gregory, Ed Schultz and Gwen Ifill were spotted alongside television and film favorites Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girl,” Matthew Morrison of “Glee,” Joe Mazzello of HBO’s “The Pacific,” Sherri Shepard of “The View,” Omar Epps of “House, MD,” as well as funnyman Marlon Wayans and Oprah BFF Gayle King. Other actors in attendance included Rosario Dawson, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Weber, Cheryl Hines and tween star Demi Lovato.

We at The Bivings Group would like to extend a special thank you to co-host Tammy Haddad for including us in the weekend festivities.

For more photos and videos from the WHC Garden Brunch, we encourage you to visit and check out photos on TBG’s Facebook page.

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