Blind items bountiful 
at Meridian Ball

What do you get when you mix Washington’s power players, diplomats and journalists at the annual Meridian Ball? A whole batch of blind items.

 The 43rd annual black-tie gala, billed as D.C.’s “premier international social event,” is held each year by the global leadership nonprofit Meridian International. After some formal dining at various embassies and ambassadors’ homes throughout the city on Friday, hundreds of partygoers sashayed up the red-carpeted steps of the Meridian House near Dupont Circle to schmooze, booze and let loose.


The swanky affair left ITK with a slew of stories — with no names attached. Enjoy the guessing game!

 Which ruler of the social scene was spotted fetching a drink for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)?

 Who was the older local business tycoon who was seen getting down on the dance floor to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem?”

 What scribe told ITK a tale about their past life as an actor/actress playing minor roles in various ’90s teen TV dramas and movies?

 Which former member of Congress was griping about how the TSA hassles the elderly at airports?