(Updated at 1:10 p.m.) Navy Yard might get a cameo in HBO’s “Veep” this year.

A crew from the television comedy about a fictional U.S. vice president-turned-president filmed yesterday near the Starbucks at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the show’s star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was on set. But executive producer David Mandel was in the area, along with some extras.

The show is expected to wrap up filming in D.C. tomorrow, according to The Washington Post. In addition to Navy Yard, Veep has shot at Hains Point, DAR Constitution Hall and Spring Valley, among other places. Cast and crew members also were spotted at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in West End last night.

Veep’s fifth season is scheduled to air in April.


Nigel Barker (Photo via DCanter)(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) The British photographer best known for appearances on “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Face” is headed to the Hill.

Nigel Barker will hold a book signing at the Barracks Row wine shop DCanter on Saturday, Feb. 28, the owners announced. The 545 8th St. SE store will offer a tasting of wines from world fashion capitals, and Barker will sign copies of his new book, “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion.”

DCanter agreed to host the event after hearing Barker was looking to introduce his book in D.C., co-owner Michelle Lim Warner said.

“I thought having a book signing in celebration of wine, art and fashion would be fun to host here,” she said. “Our team connected with Barker’s team and the wine tasting-slash-book signing event was born.”

DCanter regularly books their store for fundraisers, baby showers and corporate events, and the owners are open to hosting more celebrity events, Warner said.

Barker’s book contains 200 influential fashion photographs taken from the ’40s to today, featuring everyone from Twiggy to Cara Delevingne.

Tickets for the event scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. are available online and cost $10 for the wine tasting, and $42 for the tasting and the book.

Photo via DCanter


Morning Rundown


One Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C. — A single case of measles has been confirmed in the District this year thus far. The last reported case of the illness occurred in 2012. The “isolated” case is related to the patient’s international travel, the D.C. Department of Health said. [D.C. DOH]

Pizza Parts & Service Now Closed — The 1320 H St. NE restaurant closed abruptly. Information on why is on the way, the business tweeted. [Frozen Tropics]

Charlie Sheen Dines Near the Capitol — A tipster to Eater reported spotting Charlie Sheen eating lunch Monday at Charlie Palmer Steak on Constitution Avenue NW. Restaurant staff reportedly took the actor’s silverware away because he kept “banging it on things.” He ate his salad with his hands. [Eater]

Tribute to Thomas and Peter RiehleHill Rag paid tribute to Hill resident Thomas Riehle and his son Peter, who both died unexpectedly on Jan. 2 and 3. The family was active in the Capitol Hill Cluster School, Hine School redevelopment process and Boy Scout Troop 500. [Hill Rag]


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