Andre Leon Talley Takes A Spill

Certain Media Outlets Think This Minority Looks Like That Minority

The New York Post was too busy slamming Desiree Rogers to notice that it had confused two black media moguls named Johnson. And one Sikh fan of The Daily Show politely reminds them of the difference between Sikhs and Muslims. » 8/16/10 11:17am 8/16/10 11:17am

Desiree Rogers' New Job

Ousted White House social secretary Desiree Rogers will become the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, which publishes Ebony and Jet. Hopefully at her new gig she will not be constantly criticized for her wardrobe. » 8/11/10 1:26pm 8/11/10 1:26pm

Desiree Rogers Forced Out For Being A Grinch?

The latest explanation for the departure of White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers: she didn't send Christmas cards to some of Obama's major donors. Although given the flak the Obamas got for sending kids ornaments, who can blame her? [Politico] » 3/16/10 12:30pm 3/16/10 12:30pm

Writer Suggests Jealousy Explains All In Story Of Desirée & Michelle

There are some questions that are transparently absurd even in the asking. Should you ever give up a rent-controlled apartment? is one such question. "Was Michelle Obama Jealous of Desirée Rogers?" is another. » 3/12/10 3:20pm 3/12/10 3:20pm

What Does The White House Social Secretary Do Anyway?

Outgoing White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will be replaced by Democratic fundraiser Julianna Smoot, and one strategist says the "social aspect of the job will be a little bit secondary for her." But what is the Social Secretary's job? » 3/03/10 9:30am 3/03/10 9:30am

White House Social Secretary To Step Down

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers says she'll quit next month, as "this is a good time for me to explore opportunities in the corporate world." She made no mention of the Salahis. [Chicago Sun-Times] » 2/26/10 2:20pm 2/26/10 2:20pm

Blame For White House Crashers Settles On Social Secretary

As more details emerge about the Salahis' gate-crashing episode last month, the White House has apparently ordered social secretary Desiree Rogers to keep a low profile — and some think she may even be fired. » 12/21/09 9:30am 12/21/09 9:30am

Political Parties

Tomorrow, the House Committee on Homeland Security will consider whether to subpoena Tareq and Micheale Salahi. Along with the fame-whores, Rep. Peter King (R) has announced intentions to subpoena Desiree Rogers, but this is unlikely to go through. [WashingtonPost] » 12/08/09 9:40am 12/08/09 9:40am

"Lots Of People Just Come Anyways, They Won't Take No For An Answer"

That's embattled White House social secretary Desiree Rogers talking about party crashers - in July. Before everyone decided she was a combination of Icarus, Marie Antoinette and Goody Good, and Maureen Dowd got the chance to be adorably witty! » 12/07/09 1:20pm 12/07/09 1:20pm

White House Crashers Lose Watch To Landscaper, Further Rile Cheerleaders

The latest on the most ridiculous couple in the nation: now they've got cheerleaders, tax authorities and their landscaper mad at them. "We are all fortunate that this diplomatic celebration did not become a night of horror," says one politico: » 12/04/09 4:00pm 12/04/09 4:00pm

Death Threats Against Obama No Higher Than Normal • Sarah Palin…

• This morning, during a Homeland Security Committee hearing, U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said that the number of death threats that have been leveled against Obama are no greater than those received by Bush or Clinton. • » 12/03/09 5:40pm 12/03/09 5:40pm

White House Crashers Talk "2 Minutes Of Fame," Refuse To Testify

Tareq and Michaele Salahi were "invited" to testify before Congress today about their party-crashing ways, but they say they won't be appearing. Also not planning to show: White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. » 12/03/09 11:00am 12/03/09 11:00am

Screw The Real Housewives - Washington Can Do Bitchy All By Itself

Last night, late, great Jezebel editor Megan Carpentier and friends described the White-House-crashin' Salahis as "the Speidi of Washington." What does that make scapegoat Desiree Rogers: LC? Or, worse, Audrina - someone raising herself above her natural place and abilities? » 12/02/09 1:00pm 12/02/09 1:00pm

White House Crashers Have Long History Of Ridiculousness, Malfeasance

As the White House and Secret Service determine whose head should roll for admitting Tareq and Michaele Salahi to Tuesday's state dinner, more revelations about the Salahis make it clear that White House gatecrashing hasn't been their only misstep. » 11/30/09 9:30am 11/30/09 9:30am

Michelle Obama Wears Naeem Khan, Orders French Thigh-High Boots

Desirée Rogers Has Pretty, Pricey Clothes

Desirée Rogers, White House Social Secretary and all around fierce dresser, would probably argue that looking good is all part of her job. But how much glam is considered too much, in our recession-plagued era? » 8/17/09 12:40pm 8/17/09 12:40pm

Open House: What Desiree Rogers Brings To America

We never tire of hearing about Michelle Obama's friend, Desiree Rogers, who is now the White House social secretary. She has promised a "more open" House, and slowly but surely, we're learning what that means. » 3/02/09 3:30pm 3/02/09 3:30pm

Everything You Need To Know About Partying At Obama's White House

The February issue of Vogue has a profile of Desirée Rogers, Barack Obama's new social secretary. What should the country expect from the Wellesley grad with an MBA from Harvard? » 1/14/09 3:00pm 1/14/09 3:00pm