Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Date: June 15, 2010

TV Guide Magazine threw a hot party last night at New York’s trendy Gilt at the Palace Hotel to celebrate the publication of “The Power List,” TV’s 25 most influential people-and its 3000th issue.

There were Real Housewives dishing and dissing, White Collar’s hunky Matt Bomer (one of TV Guide Magazine’s new cover boys) wowing the crowd and Kathy Griffin proudly showing off her “date”: Joan Rivers!

Here are a few tidbits we gathered from the attendees…

Matt Bomer

“After the plane crash that killed Kate, the writers wisely fast forwarded three months, so you miss the initial part of his grieving process,” reveals the White Collar star. “Now his main focus is on who did this, why and how to avenge her death.” Still, he promises the USA show (debuting July 13) will be “lighthearted and fun. We have a new woman in the cast, Hilarie Burton from One Tree Hill. She’s smoking, sexy, smart and fun. She plays an insurance investigator, sort of like a high-class repo woman. She has a beef with me from the past and wants to settle the score. But still there’s a bit of an attraction. Neil still sees Kate as the love of his life, but he never passes up the opportunity to flirt!”

Bonnie Hammer

“It’s always wonderful to be given an award from an organization you respect,” says Hammer, president of NBC Universal’s cable networks (including USA and Syfy) and a member of TV Guide Magazine’s “Power List.” “I’m in great company. I’m very proud and humbled to be part of the magazine. I love the USA “Boys of Summer” cover. Those guys are not only cute but they’re good guys who work their butts off.”