Political humor

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
May 2, 2011

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Senator Scott Brown, his wife, Gail Huff, and their daughter Ayla joined celebs such as Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Harvard grad Rashida Jones, Burlington native Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live’’ favorite Andy Samberg, “Ted’’ star Mila Kunis, and President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend. The highlight of the festivities, besides the president’s clever quips, were digs at Donald Trump made by Bedford, N.H.-bred “Saturday Night Live’’ newsman Seth Meyers. One of Meyers’s one-liners: “Donald Trump has been saying he would run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.’’

Local joins ‘Project’

We have a local contestant on the new Oxygen show “The Glee Project,’’ which features young talent competing for a role on “Glee.’’ Lynn native Alex Newell, 18, will start his run on the reality competition on June 15. Here’s hoping he’s the next Chord Overstreet.