The Washington Times - January 18, 2009, 12:15PM

On the first night of the four-day inauguration social blitz in Washington, one of the hottest tickets was the late-night party Saturday at the swanky Cafe Milano in the District’s Georgetown neighborhood.

The big star at the party, which began around 11 p.m., was Hollywood actress Sharon Stone, best known for her role in the movie “Basic Instinct.”

Media maven Tammy Haddad was especially impressed.

“I went over to her and asked her what she’d be wearing on Inauguration Day to keep warm,” Ms. Gaddad quipped.

Mrs. Stone’s wardrobe choice — and undergarments — remained a secret.

Luke Russert, son of the late NBC newsman Tim Russert, also attended the party. The younger Mr. Russert, a recent college graduate, is now a reporter for NBC as well and said it was his first inauguration as a reporter. He said he is planning to attend many events.


“It’s great to see D.C. is such a celebratory mood,” he said.

— Stephanie Green