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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington celebrates 10 years of making politicians nervous

Advocacy group’s mission is keeping Congress ethical.

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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Hey, isn't that . . . ?: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick; Yasiin Bey; Madeleine Albright and Queen Noor

Seen around town.

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Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Judd Watch: Ashley Judd makes the rounds in Washington

The actress/activist made two weekend appearances in D.C.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Quoted: Ann Romney on turning down ‘Dancing With the Stars’

She loves the reality TV show, but didn’t want to compete against an Olympian.

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Georgetown Day alum Andrew Weiner recruits pals for his horror movie ‘The Frankenstein Theory’

The first-time director based the horror movie on Shelley’s original monster novel with a found-footage twist.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Ted Kennedy’s McLean property listed for $45 million; house to be replaced with mega-mansion

For that price, developers propose to replace the old one with a new 30,000 square-foot Verasilles-style mansion.

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Oscars 2013; Pete Domenici; Laura Bush; Elizabeth Warren; Josh Brolin; Dennis Rodman; Janet Jackson

Please send us your questions.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Rock Newman returns to D.C. for new radio show — with a little help from old friends

The former boxing promoter launches a new weekly show in Ward 8.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013

In other news: Dennis Rodman’s goodwill mission to North Korea

Former NBA star travels to film HBO documentary.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Oscar winner Sean Fine rocked RGIII’s socks

D.C. filmmaker and wife won for Best Documentary Short.

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Love, etc.: Christina Applegate weds

Good timing, getting hitched during Oscar weekend when all the paparazzi are preoccupied.

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Categories:  Love, Etc.

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Surreal estate: Rick Rickertsen sells historic Georgetown mansion

The 1799 home was owned by Robert Todd Lincoln and other notables before the private equity guy made it a social hotspot.

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Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Hey, isn’t that. . .?: Martha Stewart

Seen around town.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Gavin Newsom, America’s preeminent lieutenant governor, promotes his new book, ‘Citizenville’

California’s number two in D.C. to promote his new book on politics and technology.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

D.C.’s Lesley Murphy on life after “The Bachelor”

No regrets, but no more roses — please.

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/17/2013

Read this: Daniel Day-Lewis’s earring holes and other problems in casting period movies

Another interesting story in The Washington Post.

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Categories:  Read This

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Kennedy Center orders white-tie for ‘Nordic Cool’ dinner — but will anyone wear it? 

These days, it’s a challenge to get Washington men into uber-formalwear.

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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Update: Ted Nugent’s cross-aisle schmoozing at the State of the Union

The conservative rocker may have harsh words for Obama but he had a nice time hanging out with liberals.

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Categories:  Update

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Ashley Judd, ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Killing Lincoln,’ Chris Brown, Ted Nugent; Alyssa Mastromonaco, John Wall

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Categories:  Latest, Local Climate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Hey, isn’t that. . .?: Emmylou Harris

Seen around town.

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Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Sonia Sotomayor; Rudy Giuliani

Seen around town.

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Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Read this: More mysterious millionaires; Steve Lombardozzi

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post.

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Categories:  Read This

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Read this: Inauguration wrap-up, Michelle Obama’s dress, scene at the inaugural balls, Beyonce

Other inaugural stories in The Washington Post.

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: The Fentys, Olivia Wilde, Ryan Zimmerman, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, BET Honors, Miss America

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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Love, etc.: Ryan Zimmerman weds Heather Downen; Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis engaged

The Nats star is a married man. The D.C.-bred movie star is engaged.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

In other news: Maryland wins talent prize at Miss America; Nana Meriwether is new Miss USA

Good news for local women in the pageant world.

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Kanye West, Alex Ovechkin, Kate Winslet, and our 2012 People of the Year

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Names and Faces : Janet Jackson, Tom Cruise, Ryan Murphy

Brief celebrity news.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The Reliable Source Persons of the Year 2012: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan

The No. 2 guys were total scene-stealers this year.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The Reliable Source Year in Controversies: Rand Paul, Delonte West, Mark Wahlberg, Samantha Cameron and many others

From tempests in teapots to full-fledged smackdowns, here were the he-saids, she-saids of 2012.

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Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The Reliable Source Year in Love: It’s complicated

Zuckerberg had a simple wedding; everyone else’s life was messier.

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Zing! Best quotes of 2012: Bryce Harper, Martin Short, Ronan Farrow, Madonna and others

Of course, Bryce Harper tops the list. But who else had a memorable utterance?

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Bill Frist divorce; Gerard Depardieu; London Fletcher; Taft Bridge lions; Romney Christmas card

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Categories:  Your Questions Answered

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Who should be The Reliable Source Person of the Year for 2012?

So many characters to choose from. Please send your nominees.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Quoted: Jenna Bush’s favorite southerners

Go ahead, tell us yours.

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Kate Middleton, Kennedy Center Honors, Lindsay Lohan, Joe Biden, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Kennedy III

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Categories:  Your Questions Answered

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Charlie Sheen, Larry Hagman, Bill Marriott, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Petraeus fixers, celeb breakups

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: David Petraeus; Miss D.C. Allyn Rose; Michael Morse; Viola Davis; head-shaving party spokesmen

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Thanksgiving Talking Points 2012: Impress your family at the dinner table

Impress the family by sounding like a Beltway Insider — even if you’re not.

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Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: David Petraeus, Congress freshmen, Mitt’s sister, Obama fashion, Ashley Judd, Bono, Bryce Harper

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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Election results; Katharine Graham and Truman Capote; Don Peebles; Nas; Letitia Baldrige

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Horse mask guy, Huntsman girls, Kris Allen, Justin Timberlake, Philippe Cousteau, Levi Johnston

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Eva Longoria, Dinesh D’Souza, Chris Cooley, Blue Ivy, David Axelrod, debates and photo ops

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Salahi and Schon; Dinesh D’Souza; ‘Argo’; Paul Ryan fitness pics; Palin family; Hulk Hogan; DSK

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman; Bob Schieffer; Christina Aguilera; Romney’s flag pin; Steve Martin

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Arnold & Maria; Donald Trump; Lohan vs. Hill staffer; campaign humor; celebrity baby names

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Donald Trump buys Patricia Kluge’s mansion for a $6.5 million bargain; now owns her entire estate

The house, orginally listed at $100 million, sits next to her former winery, which he bought last year as well.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Quoted: Madonna explains her use of irony, says she knows Obama is not Muslim

The Material Girl was just trying to make a point, you see.

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Surreal estate: Joe Lockhart selling Kalorama home

The former White House press secretary has listed the townhouse for $3.4 million

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Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Hey, isn’t that. . . ?: Lou Diamond Phillips, still in town

Seen around town, again.

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Categories:  Hey

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Chris Cooley, Michelle Kwan, Blake and Ryan, Amanda and Shaun, Bryce and Wale, Clint Eastwood

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Love, etc.: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds wed

This takes two of Hollywood’s most consummate power-daters off the market for a while.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Yes, of course Michaele Salahi came to the convention with Neal Schon and Journey

It’s a strictly non-partisan gig for the classic-rock guitarist and the former White House crasher.

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Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012

The Reliable Source is on vacation. . . .

. . . and will return August 27.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012

In other news: Cuba Gooding Jr. has New Orleans court date

The Oscar-winning actor allegedly shoved a bartender early Tuesday.

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Categories:  Reliable Source

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Bipartisan love affair, Anthony Weiner, Parks & Rec, Tiki Barber, Jackson family

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/03/2012

In other news. . . .: Who knew? Alec Baldwin and Hilary Rosen dated in college!

How did we not know this?

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Categories:  In other news..., Love

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/30/2012

Read this: Chris Brown endures; John Roberts leaves town; Tom and Katie — still broken up

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post.

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Categories:  Read This

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Commencement advice from the stars: The 2012 Reliable Source celebrity graduation speech

Take risks, play nice, and put down that cell phone

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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/07/2012

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Reliable Source live discussion, today at noon: Ted Nugent, Noah Wyle, Christopher Hitchens, Lindsay Lohan, WHCA dinner

Please join us, won’t you?

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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/09/2012

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012

George Clooney: Reliable Source 2012 Tournament victor

Kentucky was just unstoppable this year.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Reliable Source 2012 Gossip Tournament: We picked the Final Four, you pick the champ

Clooney? Sweater vest? This year’s match-ups leading up to the Final Four.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Prince Harry ‘such a gentleman’ says Bash Kazi, who was helped by British royal after polo accident

Local businessman thrown during match in Brazil

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Washington billionaires: Who are they, and how do they spend it?

A look at the local moguls who made it onto Forbes’s not-as-elite-as-it-used-to-be billionaires list.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Mitt Romney’s new pet name for Ann: ‘Heavyweight champion’

Oh, you might want to rephrase that one.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Drew Barrymore and proud Alaskans launch ‘Big Miracle’ in Washington

Do all movie premieres in Washington have to have a political theme? Yes, even this family-friendly movie about gray whales, which brought out a big Alaska politics contingent.

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Categories:  Parties | Tags:  drew barrymore, big miracle, reliable source

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Surreal estate: Gayle King’s daughter Kirby Bumpus buys D.C. condo

Kirby Bumpus has moved into a luxury condo near Georgetown once owned by Stan Kasten.

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Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Who will be Reliable Source Person of the Year?

Come on, people, this one should be easy. But we’re still taking your votes. Meanwhile, look back at previous winners.

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Read this: Kennedy Center Honors; Herman Cain’s hand gestures

A couple stories to check out while you’re waiting for some more Reliable Source items.

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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Rita Jenrette’s new take on an old sex scandal: That night on the Capitol steps

It’s one of Washington’s favorite scandals: The congressman and his wife who had sex on the Capitol steps.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Read this: Blondes vs. Brunettes; Gloria Cain; Bill O’Reilly book

Other compelling stories in the Washington Post today.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/30/2011

Amanda Smith on the life of Washington grande dame Cissy Patterson

The author, a third-generation Kennedy, launched her new bio of the socialite newspaper titan at Patterson’s old house on Dupont Circle.

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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 10/09/2011

Quoted: Retta Sirleaf on her aunt’s Nobel prize

A peace prize for the Liberian president

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Do presidents get vacations? The annual debate heats up as Obamas head to the Vineyard

The 10-day vacation starts next week

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Ted Kennedy’s Kalorama mansion sells for $6.5 million

Kennedy’s mansion was sold for $6.5M to the Republic of Gabon.

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Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio gets confessional at drug court conference

Matthew Perry, Martin Sheen support court treatment over jail time

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Tate Taylor gets by with “The Help” from his friend

Wrote and directed the movie version of the bestselling novel

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Love, etc.: Jay Johnson and Nini Ferguson engaged

The General Dynamics CEO popped the question July 4th

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Categories:  Love

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Celebrity victims of News of the World hacking: A who’s who

We try to break it down, even as more names come out every day.

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Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Miss D.C., Maryland and Virginia vie for Miss America crown — and big scholarship money

It’s not about the rhinestones any more

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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Quoted: Time magazine critic pans Palin movie “The Undefeated”

Thumbs down from the film pros

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Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Congress shows its bipartisan baseball love

Finally, something they can agree on.

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Govinda Gallery ends 35 years in Georgetown

After 35 years, dozens of high-profile shows and many celebrities, the Georgetown gallery is closed.

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Christine Lagarde poses for Vogue photo shoot at IMF

The new rite-of-passage for D.C. power women.

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Did Joe Theismann have hoof-and-mouth disease? Whatever it was, he doesn’t want you to get it

The Redskin legend’s really bad bite.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/12/2011

“Sister Wives” cast and D.C. law professor Jonathan Turley head to federal court

Fighting for the right to polygamy

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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Nancy Pelosi sends birthday flowers to George W. Bush

And do you know what the note said?

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

New power couple: Mark Walsh, partner of VIP wedding planner Bryan Rafanelli, joins Hillary Clinton at State Department

Rafanelli did Chelsea Clinton and Huma Abedin’s weddings last year — but it seems Walsh might have been a citizen of Hillaryland first.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Love, etc.: Former Navy CNO Jay Johnson and wife Garland divorce

The retired four-star admiral is now one of the region’s top-paid CEOs. He and his wife were married 42 years.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Hey, isn’t that. . .?: Tara Reid

All over the D.C. party scene this weekend.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Joey Chestnut, competitive-eating champ, extends his fame with TV commercial shoot

Watching him down a plate of wings is a beautiful thing.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Hey, isn’t that...?: Lauren Graham and Peter Krause in town again

Dining out at Medium Rare.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Maria Shriver already has millions from Kennedy family fortune — now she’s poised to get $200 million in divorce from Schwarzenegger

In other words, she’s not hurting for cash.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Celebvocate: T-Boz recruits bone-marrow donors

The TLC lead vocalist, herself a sickle-cell sufferer, wants more African-Americans to sign up as potential donors.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Flashback: Remembering elder rock critic Jane Scott; inside the Dalai Lama’s entourage

Old stories prompted by new news: A 2002 profile of the oldest rock critic in America; and a look inside the Dalai Lama’s entourage.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:20 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Wildfires consume 21,000 acres on Sam Donaldson ’s New Mexico ranch

Grazing land lost, but likely to grow back by next year.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/30/2011

‘Transformers’: What did it do for D.C.?

It provided short-term jobs for a couple hundred locals and spread a couple million dollars around town.... but how does D.C. look in the movie?

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/30/2011

In other news: Max Baucus sidelines honeymoon plans for debt crisis

Hopefully, his fiancee is a very understanding woman.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Georgetown Cupcake’s quest for world domination continues

The sugary-snack-purveyors will set up shop in New York City later this year.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:55 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Quoted: Anchorman Jim Vance on U.S. women’s soccer

Ah, fond memories of Brandi Chastain, huh?

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Europe’s other royalty; Princess Mathilde comes to D.C.

The low-key modern monarch is here on do-gooder duty.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Update: Gilbert Arenas pretends he doesn’t mind his ex starring on ‘Basketball Wives’

Despite the fact that he’d just filed suit to block her.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Update

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/26/2011

“Titanic” director James Cameron named National Geographic Explorer in Residence

Oscar-winning director honored for ocean exploration and conservation

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

D.C.'s "Top Chef" favorite Carla Hall too busy for the kitchen right now

Her schedule is booked up with charity appearances, a new cookie business and a daytime food show on ABC.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Hey, isn’t that...?: Mark Warner; Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich

Warner stepped on stage with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Kucinich caught a play.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Read this: Jose Antonio Vargas, Lindsay Czarniak, Huguette Clark

Other interesting stories (or stories about stories) in The Washington Post.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Astronaut Mark Kelly; Arizona’s next senator?

Political-types are wondering if Rep. Giffords’ husband might run for office.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Bryce Harper has shaved his mustache

Just thought you’d want to know.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Celebvocate: James Cromwell for labor rights

Hollywood’s favorite stern dad/sinister patrician paid a visit to D.C.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

What happens to Anthony Weiner’s staff? When the boss leaves, it’s political limbo for Hill aides

His staff, now living in that political limbo that occurs when a member resigns, dies or is expelled from office.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Hey, isn’t that...?: Benji and Joel Madden at the Nats game; Rory McIlroy; Adrian Fenty

Sporting events bring all kinds of VIPs out.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Bob Graham’s new spy thriller about 9/11: Fiction, says the former senator, with “some slightly closeted real information”

His uncensored take on what really happened.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Mitt Romney cheered for Boston Bruins shoutout during the debate — but does he really care about hockey?

No record of attending Bruins games as Massachusetts governor — and yes, someone’s keeping track.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Maryland economist Peter Morici goes from pundit to pitchman in Kyocera ads

America, meet your new Ben Stein.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Jon Huntsman’s secret past — as school safety patrol officer — revealed

Presidential hopefuls can expect for everyone who knew them when to come out of the woodwork. An elementary school classmate of Jon Huntsman breaks his silence.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Biden’s big tent: Party for breast cancer survivors, Jill’s water gun revenge

Two parties: One serious, one soaked

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011

In other news: More fallout for Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay rant

Add Tiny Fey, Chris Rock to the list of critics

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011

D.C. artist Elizabeth McClancy captures top liberal pols in oil portraits

She just debuted her Rahm Emanuel.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011

In other news...: Mark Shriver to pen book about his father Sarge Shriver

The former Maryland delegate’s book will be released next spring.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011

White House state dinner for Germany: More restrained than past dinners — an aesthetic or budget choice?

Shorter guest list, dimmed starpower, less elaborate settings.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House State Dinner

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Read this: Anthony Weiner’s e-ffairs, his wife, his future

All your Anthony Weiner needs fulfilled in one stop here.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 06/05/2011

Political sex scandals: Who survives, who crashes and burns?

There are so many factors at work — hypocrisy, photos, money, location — beyond just the severity of the indiscretion.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Sister Souljah’s transformation from lightning rod to author

The former hip hop artist is now a bestselling novelist.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Surreal estate: Jim Larranaga puts Oakton home on market

Hope you like GMU green.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Celebvocate: Djimon Hounsou tackles the global food crisis

And looks good doing it

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Quoted: Joe Biden in Italy

Did you know Jill Biden was Italian?

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

“Press Tart” Lisa Baron pens tell-all about Ralph Reed, Christine Whitman, Ari Fleischer and other Republican insiders

Some pretty saucy stuff!

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Burnt toast: How Obama bungled his salute to the Queen

The music came up, but he just kept on talking.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Bill Clinton, Yo-Yo Ma celebrate Sidney Harman at memorial service

VIP praise for the multimillionaire businessman.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Update: See photo of Ted Leonsis’s new $20 million home

A luxury home magazine just did a big spread on Marwood Estate, the Wizards and Caps’ owner’s new place.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:40 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Update

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Hey, isn’t that...?: Nichelle Nichols, Woody Harrelson

Seen around town.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 05/24/2011

In other news: Rep. Gerry Connolly plays matchmaker in high school prom stunt

Our first, and last, prom stunt story.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:03 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Hey, grads! Time for the 2011 celebrity commencement speeches: The Cliff’s Notes version

Words of wisdom....well, words from your favorite sage.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/22/2011

Signature’s Eric Schaeffer directs $7 million revival of “Follies” — so what’s next?

Another opening, another show.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Obama makes first visit to Smithsonian as president, sees Lincoln exhibit

Yeah, we’re always meaning to go too...

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  First Family

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 05/15/2011

Sax restaurant puts scandalous spin on VIP faces with controversial murals

A few guests walked out of an opening-night party when they spotted the lurid caricatures of Clarence Thomas, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/12/2011

The Week’s Opinion Awards — the worst dinner in Washington, or just the nerdiest? Our next topic for debate

There are tons of self-congratulatory wonkfests in this town, but this one’s something else.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lawmakers “in awe” of those who make the songs at ASCAP concert

Lyle Lovett and Jackie DeShannon were among those who performed at the Library of Congress.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Love, etc.: William Kennedy Smith gets married; Alicia Silverstone gets a son

First marriage for the scandal-scarred Kennedy. First child for the “Clueless” star.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Placido Domingo’s big farewell at Washington’s Opera Ball at Chinese embassy

Peking Opera, Peking duck and lasers.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:05 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Beth Dororetz celebrates 60th birthday with girlfriends, champagne and...oh yeah, Brian Stokes Mitchell

And a candy bar, but no cake.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:03 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Love, etc: Obama’s date night at Tosca

The first couple celebrates a big week.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Quoted: CSI’s Marg Helgenberger on “brat” Justin Bieber

Locked producer in a closet because ...he’s Bieber and you’re not.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:58 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Joe Biden goes into action for TV producer battling a brain hemorrhage

It helps to know the right people. But Mika Brzezinski says she turned to him because he, too, suffered an aneurysm.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Dick Lugar, at 79, competes in Washington footrace for 30th year

He’s no longer the fastest senator, but he used to be.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Betting on poker: Pros, politicians play for charity

Congressman concede that “some degree of skill” is involved.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/02/2011

A complex weekend for administration officials — especially NCTC chief Michael Leiter

We keep looking back and thinking, “what was going on in their minds then?” Especially counterterrorism guy Mike Leiter, who got married on the eve of Osama’s assassination.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 05/01/2011

White House Correspondent’s Dinner: Obama and Meyers bring the pain to Trump

The hair, the accent, the ties — nothing was spared.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:30 AM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Forget the celebs: Will the president be funny at the White House Correspondent’s dinner?

The WHCD allows the president — under the guise of humor — to address the news of the day, tease the loyal opposition, and basically, make us like him.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/27/2011

White House Correspondents’ dinner guests: Why’d they get invited?

Probing the dynamics of why celebrities get invited to the big media-political happening.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Kate Middleton’s D.C. doppelganger: Kate Michael

One’s a beauty queen; one’s going to be a real queen

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Quoted: Catherine Zeta-Jones was “outed” for her depression, says Michael Douglas

And that’s why she went public. It’s an ugly business.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:06 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Gilbert Arenas and his ex, Laura Govan, sued by moving company

Suit claims $26K in unpaid bills for cross-country move

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011

In other news: McGreevey’s ordination deferred; Levi Johnston signs book deal

The ugly divorce is the issue for the ex-N.J. guv. The ugly breakup is the selling point for the Wasilla babydaddy.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 12:57 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Surreal Estate: Spy Robert Hanssen’s house for sale

The former FBI agent is serving a life term in prison.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:57 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Surreal Estate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Washington’s Joe and Barby Allbritton make royal wedding guest list

Two of the few Americans invited to William and Kate’s ceremony

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Love, etc.: LeAnn Rimes weds Eddie Cibrian

Engagement party turns into surprise wedding

By The Reliable Source  |  09:55 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Quoted: Anna Kendrick on Peter Vesterbacka (who? read on...)

Oh, he’s THAT guy...

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Celebvocates!: Kate Walsh and Aaron Peirsol speak out for ocean conservation

It’s that time of year.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 04/19/2011

White House Correspondents’ dinner 2011: Bristol Palin, Sean Penn, Kate Hudson, Steven Tyler; more celebs than correspondents?

Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Steven Tyler and Bristol Palin are among stars expected at White House Correspondents’ dinner.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:20 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Update: Hillary Howard recovering from brain surgery

The WTOP anchor says it doesn’t hurt much at all.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s sister, visits D.C. library with new children’s book about their mother

Maya Soetoro-Ng is promoting new children’s book about their mother.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Bob Woodward, no longer banned, on making his first visit to the Nixon Library

The Watergate journalist, with former editor Ben Bradlee, will speak at the Yorba Linda, Calif., landmark for the first time Monday.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Chevy Chase pays tribute to wife, calls out Robert Redford, at National Wildlife Federation gala

And he played the piano for her. That was nice.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Sotomayor’s pitch to women’s congressional softball team

House team might get the justice and cabinet secretaries

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Morton Kondracke, pioneering telepundit, recalls the “McLaughlin Group” years at retirement party

MORRRR-tahn! You know, Morton Kondracke. They made an SNL skit about him!

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Carol Joynt, former Nathans of Georgetown owner, and the men in her surprising new memoir

Joynt’s memoir is a heartbreaking story of widowhood and the IRS — with some surprisingly dishy namedropping mixed in.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In other news: Winklevoss twins lose appeal in Facebook lawsuit

They’ll have to get by on $160 million

By The Reliable Source  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Robert Redford unveils “The Conspirator” at Ford’s Theatre, the scene of the crime

The red-carpet premiere brought out Robin Wright, Kevin Kline and most of the movie’s stars.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Smithsonian editor Carey Winfrey — only third magazine chief in 40 years — announces retirement

He’ll step down in September after 10 years in the job.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Spike Lee objects to D.C. band that borrowed his name

He didn’t seem to appreciate the punk-rock statement, so local band A Spike Lee Joint is off in search of a new name.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Wayne Pacelle of Humane Society and Lisa Fletcher of WJLA — new Washington power couple — are engaged

We caught up with them as he signed copies of his new animal-rights book, “The Bond.”

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Celebvocate: Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin call for more arts funding

Spacey’s hearing got cancelled, but he still made his case.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:00 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/05/2011

In other news: Bristol Palin’s big paycheck, a forgotten German chancellor, more charity woes for Madonna

Teen pregnancy yields $252K salary, Kohl gets overlooked, FBI investigating one of the singer’s charities.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Update: Winner of the 2011 Reliable Source Tournament revealed!

Well, there’s another bracket shot to hell. We’d placed all our money on Chris Lee.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Hillary Howard of WTOP is upbeat about brain surgery

A fall down the stairs proved fortuitous.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2011

The daughters of David Bloom: Their annual tributes to late NBC reporter at Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner (video)

The Beltway media crowd has watched these three girls grow up over the past five years.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Celebvocate: Martin Sheen on drug courts

But not a peep about son Charlie

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Miss America 2011, future politician Teresa Scanlan, brings her tiara to Washington

She’s young, ambitious and loves those rhinestones

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Syrian-American Awards Gala canceled due to unrest back home

Not a whole lot to celebrate in the diplomatic community these days, and the social scene that depends on it may suffer.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Alfred Johnson, a chip off the political block

The young gun scores White House job as assistant to Bill Daley.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Quoted: Tony Curtis’ widow on her inheritance

She’s walking away with $60 million

By The Reliable Source  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Skip the crowds: You can buy souvenir eggs from the White House Easter Egg Roll

Scoring a collectible egg without standing in line

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Love etc.: Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter are expecting

She’s the Cheney spokeswoman-turned-lobbyist and D.C. hostess; he’s the owner of a furniture boutique.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Tom Shadyac comes back to J.E.B. Stuart High with a message: Don’t be like me

The director says he’s happy not to have it all.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Amy Morton on Elizabeth Taylor, her fellow “Virginia Woolf” Martha

The stage actress, currently playing Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” talks about the impact of Elizabeth Taylor in that movie role.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

The 2011 Reliable Source Tournament: Fill out your gossip bracket now!

Another huge year for gossip, another strong field for the annual Reliable Source Tournament.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Elizabeth Taylor in Washington: As John Warner’s wife, the movie star played the role of political spouse

The actress was the star attraction of the 18-month campaign of husband John Warner.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Herman Cain, first man in GOP 2012 race, no longer ‘frontrunner’ now that Pawlenty’s in the mix

Meet the pizza magnate looking to shake up the 2012 race. He was the frontrunner, er, onlyrunner, until Pawlenty announced his exploratory committee Monday.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Hey isn’t that...?: Laura Bush, Ben Bernanke, Peter Orszag

The former first lady went unnoticed just blocks from the White House

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/20/2011

The sons of war: Why the famous keep quiet about their children’s military service

Safety, not politics, comes first for VIP children serving overseas.

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Posted at 10:58 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Quoted: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Purim costumes

Reach out and touch someone. On second thought....

By The Reliable Source  |  10:58 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 03/20/2011

Love, etc: Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger break up

Another romance bites the dust for the serial daters.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:55 PM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Quoted: Andrew Breitbart on Sarah Palin

She is above the Oval Office.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Michelle Obama joins long list of first lady authors

The first lady will write her first book on the White House garden and healthy food.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:30 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Rep. Blake Farenthold: I’m not that rich

Texas freshman says net worth is “grossly exaggerated”

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Too drunk for “Real World D.C.” appearance? Federal judge allows local woman’s lawsuit to go forward

What’s the price of embarrassment on reality TV?

By The Reliable Source  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)