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D.C. lobbyist Edwina Rogers gets real-life-sick during shoot for "The Real Housewives of D.C."

Edwina Rogers, with TV cameras, at America's Polo Cup, 2009. (Matt Dornic)

In a guest appearance last week on "The Real Housewives of D.C.," Edwina Rogers gave the show its only real dose thus far of the-business-of-Washington: She's a lobbyist who dutifully talked up health-care policy. She also gave the slow-paced Bravo series a rare dose of drama: In a party scene taped last fall, hostess Rogers is shown being carted out on a stretcher and into an ambulance. It's an embarrassing moment, and totally cryptic; the show never quite explains what ailed her.

What happened in real life? Probably the flu. Rogers, executive director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, e-mailed us that both of her children were sick with H1N1 that week; at the party, she took abruptly and violently ill in the ladies' room. "My staff called 911 and I went to GW for a few hours. The timing was pretty awful, but one cannot control these things. ...A dream situation for Bravo."

By The Reliable Source  |  September 14, 2010; 1:04 AM ET
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I'd get sick also if I was wearing what she was...

Posted by: semilost44 | September 13, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Good one, semilost44!

I had been guessing PANIC ATTACK, based on how nervous she seemed under the camera during Cat's health care assault -- we forget how weird that must be at first -- and since the rumor at the time was vertigo.

For vertigo, you would definitely want to be tied down to a stretcher...

But maybe she heard a rumor that Sarah Palin was at the party, caught sight of what Micheale was wearing, then saw herself in the mirror and had an sudden attack of panic/vertigo/swine flu!

Posted by: MeriJ | September 14, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Whatever? As a veteran republican lobbyist she is also a veteran liar so who will ever know or care. What was really weird to me was the smeary, too red, lipstick. Considering this woman seems to have the wattage of a dimmed candle my guess is she was accentuating her primary job qualification with "jungle red".

If that turn out is the best she can do for her events she may as well leave town, being sick was a convenient excuse. She is a train wreck.

Posted by: SoCali | September 14, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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