Scene in D.C.: Elle, Reese, Charlize, Santorum, Uggie

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Former "car czar" Steve Rattner and Brian Deese, deputy director of the National Economic Council at the White House. Close

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Glitz and geeks collided in the hallways of the Washington Hilton on April 28 before the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

Supermodel Elle Macpherson and Roger Jenkins, managing partner at BTG Pactual, made the circuit of pre-dinner cocktail parties, which saw Uggie, the sprightly dog star of “The Artist,” plant a canine kiss on Kevin Spacey.

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum kept close to his teenaged daughter Sarah. “My daughter wanted to come, it was the least I could do,” Santorum said.

And Brian Deese, the deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council, chatted with Steve Rattner, chairman of Willett Advisors LLC.

In the hotel lobby, fans waited for celebrity arrivals.

“Be polite, watch your manners,” Reese Witherspoon told an overzealous autograph seeker.

Meanwhile, Rosario Dawson had stern words for politicians.

“Stop acting like it’s high school,” Dawson said on April 27 at the party given by Voto Latino, which encourages Hispanics and Latinos to register to vote. “We have serious work to do.”

Also reminding guests of a higher purpose were the video screens at Impact Arts + Film Fund’s “First Amendment Party” projecting lines from the U.S. Constitution.

‘True Blood’

Attending that late-night gathering on April 27 were Charlize Theron and “True Blood” cast member Ryan Kwanten. Congressional staffers and business leaders present included Yebbie Watkins, chief of staff to Representative James Clyburn, the South Carolina Democrat, Michael Bassik, chief executive of Proof Integrated Communications and John Unwin, CEO of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an underwriter of the party.

A picture-perfect view of the White House from the rooftop of the Hay Adams Hotel capped off the weekend for Senator Roy Blunt and Mort Zuckerman, who were among those to attend a brunch yesterday hosted by John McLaughlin of “The McLaughlin Group.”

“Vive la femme” was the spirit of the ladies in long floral ball gowns at the National Museum of Women in the Arts 25th anniversary gala.

Jacqueline Badger Mars, of the Mars Inc. candy fortune, and Veronica Webb Del Gatto, former supermodel and now director of special projects for Circa Inc., admired paintings in the exhibition “Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and other French National Collections.”

Juliana May, senior vice president for Jones Lang Lasalle Inc. (JLL), admired a nude painting by Marguerite Zorach.

“I didn’t know you used to model,” said Peter Cressy, CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council, causing May to blush.

After a “French country pique nique” dinner, Francois Delattre, the French ambassador, and Said Jawad, former Afghanistan ambassador and now CEO of Capitalize LLC, twirled their wives on the dance floor.

(Stephanie Green is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

Today’s Muse highlights include book and wine reviews.

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