- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 29, 2009

G2 stopped by a gathering at Bar Pilar on Sunday night to celebrate the premiere of MSNBC’s documentary “Witness: The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst.”

One of the District’s own, Patrick Owens — who sometimes can be found tending bar at Bourbon in Adams Morgan — was cast in the film by its producer, who also once worked at the popular Northwest watering hole.

“I played Willie Wolfe aka Cujo, who was the supposed boyfriend/aggressor of Patty for the re-enactment scenes,” Mr. Owens told us.

When asked how he prepared for the role, Mr. Owens jokingly said, “I showed up.” Then, in a more serious tone, he added: “I did a little bit of research, but I didn’t really know what was expected of me, so I just kind of went with my guns.”

Continuing, Mr. Owens shared his views about living as a creative type in a government-centered town like the nation’s capital.

“It’s fine,” he said.” I’m kind of a little tired of hearing how much it sucks from everyone that lives here. I actually don’t mind it. I enjoy it! I have nothing bad to say about D.C.”

Clash of the parties

The “Real World” partying continues.

On Monday, we reported that MTV’s “The Real World: DC” would debut Wednesday and that cast member Josh Colon would be hosting a premiere party at Tattoo Bar on K Street. Well, apparently he likes to fly solo because we’ve learned that four other cast members (Ty Ruff, Callie Walker, Emily Schromm and Ashley Lindley) will be holding a separate viewing soiree of their own — billed as the “official viewing party”- at BlackFinn DC, not far away on I Street.

Could this separation foreshadow rivalry in the young and restless cast? Stay tuned.

Whoa, Nelly!

The rapper Nelly is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who broke into his suburban St. Louis home earlier this month, Associated Press reports.

CrimeStoppers announced the reward on Monday.

According to AP, someone forced his way through a locked window at Nelly’s Wildwood home in the early hours of Dec. 11 and got away with a duffel bag full of items that included electronics and other goods.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., was not home at the time. Police say one of three occupants saw and confronted the intruder, a man in his 20s or 30s.

No one was injured.

Criminal intent

Speaking of crime, could Jon Gosselin’s ex-lover Hailey Glassman be the criminal who broke into his Manhattan apartment?

The ex-reality star’s lawyer sure seems to think so.

“Hailey Glassman is going to jail. It’s a simple as that,” Mark Heller, Mr. Gosselin’s attorney, told Radar Online.

Mr. Heller said officials are quickly gathering evidence: fingerprints from a note and knife “speared” to a bureau and a building security tape, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

“The building security tape will not lie, and the evidence will speak for itself,” Mr. Heller told Radar Online.

Mr. Gosselin, the former male star of TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” found his bachelor pad ransacked after returning from Christmas with his family.

The perpetrator reportedly didn’t steal anything but damaged expensive items such as Mr. Gosselin’s big-screen plasma TV and a valuable vase.

Miss Glassman, 22, and her parents were questioned by police on Saturday, but Miss Glassman’s attorney told the Web site that someone was trying to frame her.

The former lovers split a few months ago, and Miss Glassman just moved out of the apartment a week ago, the Daily News said.

To contact Stephanie Green or Elizabeth Glover, e-mail undercover@washingtontimes.com.

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