For Webb, Good Things Come in Threes: A New Job, Baby and House
Big month for the Webb family: new baby and new house!
Virginia Sen.-elect Jim Webb and his wife, Hong Le, welcomed their new daughter, Georgia LeAnh Webb, at 12:51 a.m. yesterday. The baby, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces, was born at Fairfax Hospital; Daddy and Hong's 9-year-old daughter, Emily, were in the delivery room.
The baby's name comes from her father's maternal grandmother, Georgia Doyle Hodges, and her mother's Vietnamese roots: Le is Hong's family name; Anh is a popular middle name in Vietnam.
The expanding family needs bigger digs: Webb just purchased a four-bedroom, three-bath townhouse in North Arlington near Chain Bridge -- easier to make that daily commute to the Capitol. The house was listed for $1.4 million; the family will move in in the next few weeks. (No word if they're selling the Lake Barcroft house.)
Webb has four grown children -- Amy, Sarah, Jimmy and Julia-- from his previous marriages.
Wizard Wives Have Quite a Ball at a Baby Shower
It's a baby boom for the Washington Wizards. Three of the team's women-behind-the-men are currently great with child: Antawn Jamison 's wife, Ione; Gilbert Arenas 's girlfriend, Laura Govan; and assistant general manager Milt Newton's wife, Shalaun.
Jamison will deliver the couple's second child any minute now, while the Newtons will welcome their first next month. Govan, who gave birth to Arenas's daughter Izela last Christmas Eve, isn't due until March, which means . . . well, at least someone waited until after the playoffs! They're all expecting boys.
|Oh, baby! Keisha Booth, left, and Charrisse Jackson Jordan, far right, threw a lavish baby shower for Laura Govan, Ione Jamison and Shalaun Newton on Friday.(Gwen Russell)|
How luxe was it? Every guest was greeted by a Georgette Klinger staffer, given her own white terry-cloth robe and spa slippers (which, of course, they got to take home), treated to mani/pedis, facials and hot-stone massages. The chef (a favorite of the Jordans', flown down from New Jersey) prepared beef tenderloin, Gulf shrimp, Cornish hen, green salad, mac-and-cheese, and mini pecan and sweet potato pies. There was lots of Veuve Clicquot (except for the moms-to-be) and so many gifts that, we're told, the expectant moms couldn't even begin to unwrap all of them there!
They did, however, take a moment to pay tribute to those who made it all possible -- flipping on the TV to watch their men stun the 76ers, 113-98. "They would all cheer, 'That's my baby! That's my boo!' " one lucky guest told us. "Then they clicked it off and went back to partying."
HEY, ISN'T THAT . . . ?
Barack Obama wearing the wrong overcoat on his flight to Chicago. The senator pulled a dark blue cashmere coat from the overhead bin and was headed off the plane Saturday when former D.C. radio host/author Peter Laufer tapped him on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me, Senator, you're wearing my coat." "I thought this was nicer than mine," Obama told Laufer, who shot back: "Perhaps, but if I wound up with yours, I could have sold it for a fortune on eBay."
Gen. Peter Pace mingling with hoi polloi at FedEx Field Sunday. The Joint Chiefs head spent the first half of the game sitting in Section 141, then headed up to watch the Eagles defeat the Skins with Dan Snyder in the owner's box.
George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth partying like it's 1776. The couple slipped into costume for Sunday's performance of the Washington Ballet's "Nutcracker" (set in Colonial America), then dropped by the company's holiday tea party at the Willard.
THIS JUST IN . . .
Party girl Nicole Richie was arrested early yesterday morning in Burbank, Calif., after driving her black 2005 Mercedes SUV the wrong way on a freeway. A police spokesman said the "Simple Life" co-star told the arresting officer she had smoked marijuana and taken the prescription painkiller Vicodin --a potent combo when you're 85 pounds and 5 feet 1. Richie's publicist had no comment.