Only a select few were invited for an after-dinner tEte-e-tEte with President and Hillary Clinton and their guest of honor, Brazilian President Henrique Cardoza, at the White House last Thursday.
Among those welcomed into the Blue Room--one of three reception rooms off the White House dining room--were Teresa Heinz and Sen. John Kerry, who have decided on a wedding date but weren't willing to make it public yet, and U.S. World Cup soccer star Tony Meola.
The rest of the guests, including Ronald Perelman and Patricia Duff, filed into the East Room to await a jazz performance by Ramsey Lewis and Billy Taylor.
Behind closed doors, Meola chatted with Vice President Al Gore, whom he first met at a soccer game in 1993.
"He brought his daughters into the locker room," said Meola. "That was the cleanest locker room I've ever seen."

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