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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Read this: Dan Zak at the Vanity Fair Oscars party

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Spring break of the elites!: Washington old guard heads to Palm Beach for Red Cross Ball

Highlights this year include the absence of Donald Trump.

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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Farewell party for convicted CIA agent John Kiriakou

It was like a bachelor party but with a 30-month prison sentence ahead of him instead of a wedding.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Fred Smith passes the torch at CEI

After 29 years, founder hands the reins to his successor.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

For Komen founder Nancy Brinker, gay rights is another issue close to the family

A year after upheaval at her breast-cancer charity, the activist debuts another cause — with help from her son.

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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Alfalfa Club turns 100 with annual dinner of the elites: Henry Kissinger, Mitt Romney, Valerie Jarrett, others

The president might not be a regular anymore, but traditions abide at this conclave of billionaires and Beltway players.

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Categories:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Who decorates the Taft Bridge lions? A secret Washington holiday tradition revealed

It’s not the city. Meet the regular-guy keepers of a 25-year tradition.

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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Kennedy Center Honors after-party: Led Zeppelin charms the room, Letterman leaves early

The grizzled Englishmen were the friendliest rock gods the event has seen in years.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/02/2012

At Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary gala, happy ending to behind-the-scenes struggle

The gallery founder’s widow feuded with the Smithosnian for years but have reached a peace.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

The Palm celebrates 40 years in D.C., and 40 years of Tommy Jacomo

He may be the last link to an era when celebrity maitre d’s outshone celebrity chefs.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Sandra Fluke, Garry Trudeau and Anita Hill on life in the spotlight, at National Women’s Law Center gala

The three liberal icons dished about sudden youthful fame in on-stage interview.

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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Viola Davis speaks up for domestic workers at gala

The star of “The Help”, joined by Cicely Tyson, gave a boost of starpower to the five-year-old group’s first gala.

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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/15/2012

David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell mingled at OSS Society gala last month

The FBI investigation was already in full swing when the two, months after their breakup, mingled at the OSS Society gala last month.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Harvey Weinstein screens ‘SEAL Team Six’ for a small crowd as hurricane wipes out premiere

A glittering red-carpet premiere for the controversial TV movie was delayed by the storm.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

White House Halloween canceled by storm — and a flashback to Jackie Kennedy’s spooky costume

With the storm wiping out festivities, take a look back at White House Halloween’s past.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Japan’s Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki leaves Washington after four not-boring years

His one flaw? Not dull enough.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Bill Clinton tops guest list at Kuwaiti embassy benefit for Maya Angelou charter schools

Former president ideal dinner guest.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Sally Field, at HRC gala, thanks activists on behalf of gay son: ‘You all have fought for him’ (video)

The annual Human Rights Campaign dinner also featured a stirring speech from Cory Booker.

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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Tipper Gore hits the drums at Monk Institute gala

But left the boyfriend at home

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Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Champagne tower hidden at Jay-Z and Beyonce’s fundraiser for Obama

A dropcloth put the famous wall of glitz out of sight Tuesday night.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Katherine Heigl, Michele Bachmann, Ne-Yo at ‘Angels in Adoption’ gala

And a lot of warm, fuzzy good feelings in the room.

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

A kinder, gentler reprieve from politics at Points of Light benefit

An unofficial celebration of the Bush 41 era at a benefit dinner for the volunteer movement he inspired.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Making the stars align: Impact Arts + Film throws parties to bridge the D.C.-L.A. divide

The Beltway non-profit made a big splash at the convention. Its goal is promoting indie filmmakers — but it’s known for throwing some of the slicker Washington-Hollywood parties.

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Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Rahm Emanuel rocks the late-night VIPs

Bidens, Branford Marsalis and Jessica Alba

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Edwards staffer Bridget Siegel brings her campaign-sex novel to Charlotte convention

Funny, Edwards didn’t make it to town.

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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Celebrities don’t shine as bright at DNC convention

A-listers in short supply in Charlotte

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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Sebastian Bach challenges Paul Ryan’s playlist at ‘smoke-filled’ Distilled Spirits party

Cigar enthusiasts hear hair-metal veteran scold the GOP ticket’s iPod master.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Jeff Bridges’s rain dance (with brother Beau) in Charlotte

The brothers give a soggy convention concert performance.

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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/03/2012

The party scene in Charlotte: All about making it into the next party

The Democratic Governors Association kickoff party on Sunday was an unofficial base for plotting a party strategy for the week.

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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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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012

John McCain’s quiet birthday on the sidelines in Tampa

The 2008 nominee celebrated his 76th birthday with an early speech at the convention and a drop-by at a party headined by his daugher, Meghan. Has Romney asked him for advice? “Oh, as a courtesy.”

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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/29/2012

GOProud puts economics before gay marriage at ‘Homocon’ dance party in Tampa

Meet the gay tea-party activists

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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Janna Ryan makes debut with Ann Romney at warm, fuzzy Republican women's breakfast

Janna Ryan speaks out for the first time.

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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republicans make up for lost time at convention parties: Long lines for Rubio bash, hungry predators at booze-industry fete

Sorry, but if you're not a very VIP, you probably can’t get in.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Singapore’s Ambassador Chan Heng Chee ends 16-year service in Washington

The second-longest-serving ambassador in D.C. and the first female envoy to the U.S. from East Asia saw gains for women in the diplomatic corps during her time here.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012

MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor: Multimillionaire bachelor surfs “The Mobile Wave” in new book

No future shock — and the present is nice, too

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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Ed Rendell’s gift to Margaret Carlson: Grandchildren

No, no, it’s not what you think. The Bloomberg writer set her daughter up with the former Pennsylvania governor’s spokesman.

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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Joan Rivers hates everything... except selling books

The comedian turned everything that annoys her into a book

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beer, drums and John Boehner: Some edgy moments at ‘celebrity-free’ RTCA congressional dinner

“Cozy” does not always equal “comfortable,” as politicians learned at the latest media-political banquet.

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Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Mark Shriver’s book on his father Sargent Shriver: What makes a great man ‘good’

At a party for a book about his late father Sarge Shriver, the Kennedy scion discusses what made him “a good man.”

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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Ashley Biden’s wedding preempts annual Komen reception for Jill and Joe Biden

For all the controversy that’s surrounded the iconic breast-cancer charity lately, don’t read too much into the relocation of the party. The Biden have a solid conflict: Their daughter’s wedding.

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

The ‘Ball on the Mall’ — you’ll never believe where they throw this party

The only gala that is hosted in a big tent right betwen the Capitol and the Washington Monument, the event raises money for the restoration and maintenance of the National Mall.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

A truly exclusive Washington party: Antonin Scalia hosts justices to toast new Henry Friendly bio

Scalia gathered his Supreme Court colleagues and a handful of friends to honor Friendly, who was an influential legal mind, but not a terribly exciting guy.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Debra Winger and John Mayer: Quiet stars step back into spotlight for causes

Let us now praise underexposed celebrities — and bear with us on the John Mayer part. Both stars were in town this week for varying causes.

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Categories:  Parties, Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/16/2012

‘Fashion for Paws’: A young people’s gala comes of age

What started as a group of 20-something scenesters hosting doggie-themed fashion shows has morphed into one of D.C.’s big fundraising parties.

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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Update: Yes, Wayne Brady did once say something that offended someone

There’s a skeleton in every comic’s closet. Don’t think this will hurt him too badly with the RTCA, though.

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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Wayne Brady: Safer pick for RTCA dinner than Louis C.K.

After drawing fire for its pick of a raunchy comedian, a Beltway media association has gone a safer route.

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/25/2012

At elite Gridiron Club dinner, the joke’s on Mitt Romney

And some of the best jokes, surprisingly, were told by Rick Perry.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Louis C.K. and the peril of Washington media dinners

The raunchy comedian drops off the roster for the Radio & TV Correspondents banquet; but we’ve seen these kinds of messes before when Beltway journalists try to host parties.

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Categories:  Parties, White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Louis C.K. bails on Washington media dinner

The comedian sidesteps a burgeoning controversy over dirty jokes. No replacement has been named yet.

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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Kari Mokko, host of Embassy Row sauna parties, returns to Finland

Everyone kept their clothes on for Mokko’s farewell party — that was different. Meet the man who shook up the staid diplomatic social life during his time at the Embassy of Finland.

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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Rep. Billy Long: Freshman wows with big jokes at Washington Press Club Foundation dinner

At the unofficial kickoff of Beltway prom season, the Missouri Republican stole the show with a series of fat-guy jokes.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Septime Webre, Studio Theatre celebrate the bad old disco days

One was tame — the other was so not.

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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/29/2012

President Obama cracks jokes at elite Alfalfa Club dinner (updated)

It was the first of these black-tie Beltway power-broker dinners he’s attended in three years. But Sandra Day O’Connor and Jeb Bush stole the show, according to guests.

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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Updated: Drew Barrymore too late to four-star restaurant — by a month

The actress tried to drop in at Komi. Sorry — long-standing reservations only.

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Categories:  Update, Parties | Tags:  drew barrymore

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 04:49 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Brent Scowcroft and the art of sleeping through the meeting

The former national security advisor was toasted at an Atlantic Council dinner.

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

Amir Khan makes hospital detour, misses post-fight party

A sadder ending to a sad night for the British boxer.

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

Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey and Spike Lee get 2012 BET Honors

Maya Angelou, the Tuskegee Airmen, and Beverly Kearney also among this year’s VIPs.

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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Sen. Pat Toomey puts out fire in party guest’s hair

The Pa. Republican smothered flames after a man’s hair caught fire at a Capitol Hill fundraiser.

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Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Jack Abramoff book party: Who shows up for that?

Tucker Carlson hosted a book party for the disgraced lobbyist, and the room was filled with people trying to see who else was there.

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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Marriage proposal moves guests at cystic fibrosis gala

She said, “Yes.”

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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Clinton Portis bids farewell, strips down at Knock Out Abuse

Most football stars probably wouldn’t choose a ballroom of chattering socialite ladies as the place to deliver their valedictory address.

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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

RNC and DNC spokesmen team up for military benefit

Sean Spicer and Brad Woodhouse only play enemies on TV. In real life, they get along great — and Wednesday night, they co-hosted a benefit for military public affairs officers.

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

Joseph Abboud: One man, one night, two parties, some confusion

Invitations for two separate parties on the same night touting the menswear designer are confusing local fashionistas.

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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Rocco Landesman’s conflict: NEA Opera Honors vs. World Series Game 6

A big problem, with a desperate solution.

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

The secrets of the OSS Society dinner: Petraeus, off the record, and a new spy museum in the works

Sorry, but we can’t tell you what the CIA director said at dinner.

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

Gala chairs, at Meridian Ball and other parties: More work than prom queen

It’s all about getting your fellow bigwigs to write big checks. Says one gala chair, that’s when you discover who your real friends are.

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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Human Rights Campaign dinner: President Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Bloomberg, Greyson Chance (photos)

Scenes from the biggest annual gay-rights gala in Washington.

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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

The fabulous Bridges boys honored with “Lone Sailor” award

Hollywood actors honored for their service, along with C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb and baseball’s Bob Feller and Jerry Coleman.

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Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011

New RIAA Chairman Cary Sherman takes music-industry job to heart, performs at farewell reception

With a musical tribute to outgoing RIAA honcho Mitch Bainwol.

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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Celebrity guests at Marine Corps Balls: Do the Few and the Proud know what they’re getting into?

Base officials at Quantico say Justin Timberlake is absolutely welcome. We’ll see what happens in November.

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Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Ford’s Theatre gala honors Julie Andrews, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Why? Well, why not? They’re awesome.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Whole lot of speeches at Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner — some get the laughs, some don’t.

Anthony Weiner schooled the freshmen in how to deliver a speech at a media-political confab; Piers Morgan declares he’s bored.

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Posted at 03:26 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Obama gets laughs at first Gridiron Club dinner as president

Yet another of those Washington political-media-elite dinners that creep everyone out. Some good jokes, though.

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Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Sorry, you're not on the list: Fantasia dazzles the crowd at NABOB

The former “American Idol” winner brought down (and up) the house.

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