And, most peculiar of all — in the wee hours yesterday morning — there were R-rated rapper-actor Ludacris and conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shaking hands at an after-party and apparently talking music.
When I asked the justice and the hip-hop star about their bizarre hookup in a private room at Café Milano here, during glossy-mag impresario Jason Binn's Capitol File soiree, they responded sheepishly.
"Um, we didn't really talk about much," the cornrowed rapper told me as he backed away. Justice Scalia told me warily: "I just said hello." Frowning and creasing his heavy brow, he added: "He has a deep voice, doesn't he?" The hyperactive Binn chimed in helpfully: "Scalia likes to sing!"
Monday, May 01, 2006
In the NY Daily News, Lloyd Grove has this report for the White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party: