Last night, the president of the United States held his first state dinner at the White House. The well-heeled invited guests included a Prime minister, a Nobel prize laureate, millionaire industrialists and entrepreneurs, Katie Couric of CBS News, Robin Roberts of ABC News, actors Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood, and this odd pair - billionaire movie mogul David Geffen and his 26-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Lingvall.
That's Jeremy talking to Obama and that's David Geffen, 2nd from left, in the above picture taken at the dinner last night.
The seating arrangement was designed so as not to bruise some of the biggest egos in the world. So the First Lady had her own table where she broke bread with her distinguished guests and Barack Obama's special guests were seated at his table. I'm assuming there were other tables in the room as well.
Guess which table Geffen and his boy toy sat at?
Now I wouldn't be mentioning any of this if the boy, Jeremy, hadn't dashed home after the dinner to post pics from the dinner on his Facebook page along with little musings about the dinner and Obama in general.
According to Gawker.com, Jeremy and Geffen have been linked since last September when they met at an Obama fundraiser. Did I mention that Geffen is 66?
Anyway, once Gawker.com posted the pics from the kid's Facebook, the privacy settings on the account were abruptly changed. You'd think that Jeremy would have made his page private before posting the pics -- unless he wanted the world to see them?
Call me a prude or whatever, but a 66-year-old man bringing his 26-year-old sex object (what else is he?) to dine at the president's table in the White House just seems a bit irregular to me.
But I guess no one raised an eyebrow since Geffen is a billionaire who contributed generously to Obama's campaign?