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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Ballerina Misty Copeland heads to Smithsonian to see her own portrait

The American Ballet Theatre soloist dropped by the National Portrait Gallery to take in the “Dancing the Dream” exhibit.

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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Sean Combs, Howard dropout, to give commencement speech

Diddy will get an honorary degree almost a quarter century after leaving school for the music business.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Local DJ Heather Femia sends up fame in a mix dedicated to Justin Bieber

This week’s Mix the New is all about fame and its price on the dance floor.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

In honor of Women’s History month a local record store owner curates our weekly list

“Hill & Dale” owner curates a museum-quality playlist of music by women.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Local rock band U.S. Royalty scores the revolution

The band’s bassist Jacob Michael puts together a playlist for protesters.

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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

A local go-go producer mixes beats with bills in honor of the 5-year old stimulus

DJ Dyn-O-Might re-imagines Chuck Brown as a singing Uncle Sam.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

WPGC’s DJ Heat provides a playlist worthy of a queen

Nicole “DJ Heat” Mosley lists the “anthems for independent women” in honor of musical queens like Aretha Franklin.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013

The Reliable Source Year in Scandals: Stop talking already

Seriously, some people (Michael Douglas, Lance Armstrong, Rielle Hunter) just need to stop talking.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

New drama on NRA series shoots for a hit

Cable’s Sundance Channel is developing a family drama about gun rights and all the politics and emotion they bring to the table.

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Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Sarah Palin, Gov. Bobby Jindal defend Phil Robertson after he’s suspended from ‘Duck Dynasty’ (Updated)

The star of A&E’s hit show and self-proclaimed “Bible-thumper” called “homosexual behavior” a sin.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:16 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Tareq Salahi is running for Congress

Salahi jumped at the opportunity to seek Virginia’s Rep. Frank Wolf’s 10th Congressional District seat.

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Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Rep. Loretta Sanchez releases annual Christmas card -- this one all about ‘positivity’

Is this the most “normal” one yet? Either way, her beloved cat Gretzky makes an appearance.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:05 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Wayne Brady named new BET Honors host

The daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” and he made a splash this summer with the revival of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on the CW.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:48 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Maggie Austin shares sugary secrets behind White House holiday party decor

Guests at the White House holiday parties probably didn’t realize it, but two floral vases in the Red Room were crafted entirely out of sugar.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:22 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Steve Harvey lands an interview with President Obama

The chat will air Friday on Harvey’s daytime talk show.

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

Award season officially kicks off, and ‘The Butler’ gets snubbed

In a year stacked with really good movies, the frontrunners look like “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle.“

By The Reliable Source  |  06:06 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Sean Burch explains taking on ‘Ultimate Survival Alaska’ -- for no cash prize

The Northern Virginia resident quit his day job to focus on adventure fitness.

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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The truth behind the Obama-Schmidt selfie surfaces

Was the First Lady annoyed when her husband took that selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service?

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Bob Madigan, Elliot Segal leaving D.C.

Big moves for two local radio personalities.

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Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 12/09/2013

John Kerry’s call of dooty

The Secretary of State cleaned up after his new puppy.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope, talks about life amid ‘Scandal’

The intensely private crisis manager and D.C. native is now a star in her own right.

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Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Dorothy McAuliffe throws herself into first lady duties

The wife of Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe was spotted riding a horse during the Middleburg Hunt Review.

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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Prince Harry’s charity race to the South Pole won’t actually be a race

Officials have taken away the competitive element due to tough terrain conditions.

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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger’s, says she feels ‘relieved’

The 52-year-old “Britain’s Got Talent” star has long struggled with learning and social abilities, but never had a name for her condition.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:46 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger offers tank for charity

For the man (or woman) who has everything: A chance to ride in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tank alongside the Governator himself.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Jay Z and Beyonce become vegans, at least until the end of the month

The rapper announced on his Web site Tuesday that he and his superstar wife will go on a “spiritual and physical cleanse” over the next 22 days.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:11 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013

How does a two-year-old make news for falling over? When it’s at the White House.

And new puppy Sunny Obama is involved, of course.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Nigella Lawson experiences downside of fame when forced to admit drug use

While testifying in her former assistants’ trial, the celeb chef had to share some personal details.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Joe Jonas the latest to rage against the Disney machine

Jonas unleashed a rant in New York magazine about the intense pressure of Mouse House fame.

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Washington sparkle in Paris: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Cartier jewels

The exhibition features 600 pieces created from 1847 to 1970 worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and 15 pieces owned by Post.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Norway’s Christmas tree will be a real ‘Scream’

“In a way, it symbolizes all the angst in preparing for an excellent Christmas.”

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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Barbara Walters announces her final, and unsurprising, ’10 Most Fascinating’ list

Kim. Kanye. Miley. Yawn.

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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Two D.C. dogs win big at National Dog Show

Jewel, an American Foxhound belonging to Washington’s Ellen Charles, won the top title.

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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Hugh Jackman tapped to host TNT’s Christmas in Washington concert

So long Conan O’Brien; hello Wolverine.

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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Bob Costas will be impossible to miss at the Winter Olympics

The announcer will host primetime and late-night at the games.

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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Chris Brown was kicked out of rehab after smashing mother’s car window, report reveals

A judge also sentenced Brown to three months of anger management rehab, and more community service hours.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013

George W. Bush gifts Jay Leno a portrait of Jay Leno

Retirement appears to suit George W. Bush, who dabbles in painting.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Oprah gets another award: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Wonder which shelf this one goes one?

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Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Adam Levine named People’s Sexiest Man Alive

The frequently shirtless singer nabbed the magazine’s top honors.

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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/19/2013

John Edwards and daughter Cate start new law firm

The former senator and presidential candidate is going back to his roots as a trial lawyer.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Jay Z’s charity: A closer look at the Shawn Carter Foundation

Giving away $1.3 million over 10 years sounds like a small number, given that the rapper is worth a reported $500 million.

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Posted at 01:15 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Alec Baldwin responds to MSNBC suspending his talk show

It was shortly after the volatile actor was caught screaming at paparazzi — and apparently using a homophobic slur.

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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/14/2013

South Dakotans not happy about Joan Jett on state’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float

She’s a longtime vegetarian; South Dakota specializes in the cattle industry.

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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Woman on health care homepage speaks out about being ‘the most despised face on the planet’

“I didn’t design the website. I didn’t make it fail, so I don’t think they should have any reasons to hate me.”

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Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Science geek Seth MacFarlane donates to Carl Sagan’s notes collection

The “Family Guy” creator donated the money that allowed the library to purchase the papers from Ann Druyan.

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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Antonin Scalia, Elena Kagan take another hunting trip

This is the latest of several hunting trips the two Supreme Court justices have made.

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Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Spike Lee sued for tweeting incorrect George Zimmerman home address

Lee tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s address - but it was a different couple, who’s still getting death threats.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Nelson Mandela biopic screened at White House

Stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris were on hand for the film screening.

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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Christie stops by ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’

He’s the latest in a long line of political cameos for NBC sitcoms. How did he do?

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Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 11/07/2013

George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush screen ‘The Book Thief’ in Texas

George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush screen ‘The Book Thief’ in Texas

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Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013

FCC issues $25,000 fine after Conan O’Brien promo uses fake emergency alert

The commission announced this week that it issued a penalty to the Turner Broadcasting System.

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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Elizabeth Vargas checks into rehab, ABC confirms

“Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction,” said Vargas, 51.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Goldie Hawn comes home to D.C. for Press Club visit, shares career back-up plan

The Oscar-nominated actress was in town to promote her education program.

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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Jeff Bezos’s wife gives one-star review to Amazon book

Writer MacKenzie Bezos posted a critique of “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” by Brad Stone.

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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian sue YouTube founder for leaked proposal footage

They say Chad Hurley violated a confidentiality agreement for the proposal, already being filmed for a reality show.

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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Oprah holds a yard sale, raises $600,000

Proceeds will benefit her girls’ leadership academy in South Africa

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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Andrew Sullivan ‘horribly home-sick,’ moving back to D.C.

The political blogger, who left his base in Adams Morgan last year for Manhattan, is returning.

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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Eric Holder stops by the ‘Homeland’ set

What was the attorney general doing hanging out with Damian Lewis?

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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Elton John arrives in D.C. to pick up Rockefeller Foundation award

The singer was at the Red Cross Headquarters.

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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Marvin Gaye’s family sues Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams over ‘Blurred Lines’

They claim the hit song steals a major portion from Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up.“

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Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Cory Booker’s family, friends (including Gayle King) show up to swearing in

Guests also included Booker’s mother, Carolyn, and brothers, Cary and John Taylor.

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Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2013

John Kerry celebrates Red Sox win in Boston

The Secretary of State made the trip to Boston to root on his beloved team.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Funkmaster George Clinton visits, joins in Art and Drama Therapy Institute concert

Funkmaster George Clinton visits, joins in Art and Drama Therapy Institute concert

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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Barneys’ racial profiling case gets more complicated for Jay Z: New York Attorney General investigating

New York state’s Attorney General has opened an investigation into charges of racial profiling at the luxury retailer.

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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Jonas Brothers confirm the band is broken up

The sibling trio made the announcement after canceling their tour.

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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/28/2013

New portrait of female Supreme Court justices unveiled

The painting of all four justices was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday.

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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Chris Brown arrested in D.C. after ‘physical altercation’

The R&B singer was in town for Howard Homecoming festivities.

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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Jimmy Fallon in D.C., makes a trip to Ben’s Chili Bowl

The late-night host was in town for a promotional visit to the local NBC station.

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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Roger Daltrey’s next gig: The Hill, to celebrate Winston Churchill

The speaker’s office made the announcement on Thursday.

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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Will Jamie Dornan take on the madness of starring in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

According to the trades, Dornan will step up to play the controversial role of the S&M enthusiast.

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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Johnny Weir retires from skating, joins NBC to cover Winter Olympics

The champion felt he wasn’t in good enough shape to compete in the games.

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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 10/23/2013

‘Sweet Caroline’ will continue to be Red Sox song, possibly forever

Some fans are tired of the iconic tune, but nothing is changing.

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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Prince George’s christening: The royal couple arrives

The private event, unlike the royal wedding, won’t be broadcast around the world.

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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Rihanna poses for photo shoot at a mosque, asked to leave

The singer was reportedly asked to leave the mosque after a provocative photo session.

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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Michael Bay attacked with air conditioner on set of ‘Transformers 4

Studio confirmed a bizarre incident in which three men were arrested after storming the set.

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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring auctioned off for $749,000

Guess Kris Humphries kept the ring.

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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Kerry Washington to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ amid racial controversy

The “Scandal” actress inadvertently walked into a growing firestorm.

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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Harry Belafonte’s fight with Martin Luther King’s estate goes to court

The activist claims MLK’s heirs are preventing him from auctioning off personal papers.

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Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Hillary Clinton gets parking tickets, too

Lesson learned: Don’t mess with London traffic marshals.

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Erik Todd Dellums on ‘Homeland’: A D.C. actor back in the spotlight

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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Charlie Hunnam exits ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie. The angry fans won.

Diehard readers of the book series were upset that Hunnam was playing the lead role -- now, their wishes came true.

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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Michael Douglas had tongue, not throat, cancer

The actor, 69, is now saying he initially lied about his diagnosis.

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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Howard Homecoming 2013 stars: Taraji P. Henson, Lance Gross, Marlon Wayans

The university’s glitziest tradition will continue again this fall, as the campus celebrates homecoming by enlisting talents of show-biz alums.

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Captain Richard Phillips, hero at sea and star of screen, talks Merchant Marine budget cuts

The brave mariner, who survived a 2009 standoff with Somali pirates, inspired the Tom Hanks movie of the same name.

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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Marilyn Monroe’s medical files for sale: Is this allowed under health privacy laws?

Yes, it has come to this. Facial X-rays included.

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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Lauryn Hill out of prison, allowed to tour during home detention

Nice for the judge to cut her some breaks on her tax-evasion sentencing, since she probably still has some bills to pay.

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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Rick Santorum’s film studio sues former execs over ‘sabotage’

The suit claims one exec refused to hand over financial documents on a movie project and threatened to “malign” the new boss.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Jos Andr s to become U.S. citizen soon, regardless of shutdown. (Plus: free sandwiches)

Shutdown or no shutdown, the celebrity chef will take the Oath of Allegiance soon.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Gbenga Akinnagbe, Maryland-bred star, steps behind the scenes for ‘Newlyweeds’

The actor from Montgomery County is a stunning screen presence; why go off-camera? ““As a producer, you’re there from the ground floor,”

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Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/26/2013

‘Inside Edition’ puts Lawrence Sidbury, Russ Ptacek on ‘D.C.’s hottest bachelor’ list

The newsmagazine clearly had something sexier in mind than bulging bank books and state dinner tickets.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Michael Douglas says son Cameron is in solitary confinement

The troubled Hollywood scion, in prison for selling drugs, got a shout-out from his trophy-winning father at the Emmys.

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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Carrie Underwood, Don Cheadle to lead Emmy tribute to news coverage of JFK assassination, Beatles debut

Sunday broadcast will include television’s role in the Dallas shooting.

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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Feds to auction off Jesse Jackson Jr.’s playthings

The US Marshals Service is auctioning some of the ill-gotten luxury goods the former congressman bought with campaign funds.

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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Miss America contestants face long and winding roads to Atlantic City

Miss D.C., Virginia and Maryland, vying for the crown Sunday night, are seasoned pros at the pageant game

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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Rob Lowe as JFK in ‘Killing Kennedy’ trailer: We aren’t cringing yet (video)

He gets the hair right, and his fake Boston accent is just as good as yours, maybe better.

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Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Tiffanie and Brittanie Snyder star in ad for NFL teen apparel

The Redskins’ owner has apparently given the okay for his teenage daughters to pose in Redskins logo-covered garments from the NFL’s “tween and teen” line,

By Cara Kelly  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The tattooed Miss Kansas and other Miss America firsts

It’s that time again: Which Miss America contestant can reap the most pre-pageant buzz as a trailblazer?

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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Alec Ross, State Department tech guru, gets book deal

Now the second level of top Obama aides are penning their memoirs.

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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury to get honorary Oscars

You know, the ones they stopped putting on TV because you were just skipping out for a bathroom break anyway.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Leon Harris, WJLA anchor, survives near-fatal pancreatitis attack

He's been absent from the airwaves since the start of August. That was no vacation -- but a near-death experience.

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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Kanye West performs for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Yet another big party for a Central Asian strongman, yet another star called out for doing the paid gig.

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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/01/2013

PHOTO: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presides at same-sex wedding

In a first for a Supreme Court Justice, she officiated at the ceremony for Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser.

By Michael Livingston II  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Shemane Nugent, Ted Nugent’s wife, arrested at airport for gun in her luggage

Nugent must have "completely forgot or never knew the weapon was in her bag," according to her attorney.

By Michael Livingston II  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 08/09/2013

"Nun on the Bus" gets book deal

HarperOne announced Thursday that they will publish her memoir, "A Nun on the Bus," in April.

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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Usher's son hospitalized, Al Roker sleeps in

A pool accident for the singer's child, a first for the "Today" weatherman.

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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Ronan Farrow, from State Department to International Best-Dressed List

He might be the only recent State Department staffer ever to make Vanity Fair's ranking of the world's most stylish.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Wale says he was kicked off a plane for using his phone

The rapper appears to have had an Alec Baldwin-type run-in with flight crew.

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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Paging Dr. Danger? The real Carlos Danger, a Miami doctor, won't discuss Weiner scandal

But unlike the perennially shamed NYC politician caught borrowing the "sexy" name as his naughty-chat avatar, the Miami psychiatrist isn't holding any news conferences.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/24/2013

George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity with 2-year-old leukemia patient

If you've ever wondered what the 41st POTUS would look like with a shaved head, here's your answer.

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Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 07/23/2013

'Carlos Danger,' 'Ron Mexico' and other awesome/troubling VIP aliases: A quiz

Been dreaming up cool aliases lately, like Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner? A quiz on past VIP code names.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:28 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Amanda Bynes meets threshhold for news again, sigh

We only write about the former child star when she has an actual interaction with the legal system -- and here we go again.

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Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Scott Brown's daughter recovering from cat bite at D.C. vet clinic

The former senator's daughter required surgery. The vet clinic where she works hasn't discussed the matter.

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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Know your Jay Carney music references: U.S. Royalty

So what did the White House press secretary do this weekend? More on the local band he name-dropped.

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Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Placido Domingo is sick, too

The opera star was hospitalized with a blocked artery in his lung.

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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Jennifer Lopez in Turkmenistan: 'Happy Birthday, Mister President!'

Yes, she actually used the classic Marilyn Monroe line during her controversial performance for strongman Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, a video shows.

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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Update: Paula Deen loses a publisher, keeps another

Has the last shoe finally drop? The troubled foodie loses her cookbook publisher amid defections from major retailers -- but her magazine publisher stands firm.

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Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Jennifer Lopez apologizes for Turkmenistan performance

The latest celebrity caught accepting a hefty fee for performing for a dubious foreign strongman.

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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/29/2013

Alec Baldwin: Why the star is barely scarred by his repeat bad behavior

Once again, the actor went on a profane tirade and threatened violence. But he never loses job offers or A-list invites. Why does he so often get a pass for behavior that would ruin another star?

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

Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang and wife charged in fight with ex-girlfriend

The chef behind the widely popular ramen restaurant and his new bride pleaded not guilty Thursday after a nasty run-in triggered by Facebook comments about their wedding.

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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Paula Deen still scheduled for D.C. cooking show

Organizers say "this is a nation of forgiveness and second chances."

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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Will Wale really rap at Robert Griffin III's wedding? Hmmm. . .

Wale, wedding singer? Or was he just joking?

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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Paula Deen's bank robber gives his side of the story . . .

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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Neil Diamond to debut Boston tribute song at D.C. July 4th

Our nation's leading purveyor of arena-pleasing singalong pop anthems is turning his songwriting talents towards Boston -- but he'll debut it in Washington.

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Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Paula Deen: Can she save her career? Crisis managers weigh in

Crisis managers weigh in on the celebrity chef.

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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Nana Meriwether on her reign as Miss USA

The Sidwell Friends alum on her six months with the crown.

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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/22/2013

'White House Down' premiere in Washington: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Don't remember it filming in D.C.? Yeah, well, that's cause it was mostly done in Montreal, as usual. On a brilliant summer solstice night, Jamie Foxx kept his shades on.

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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Elisabeth Moss speaks at Vocus conference: Not ad exec, but plays one on TV

Strange to see a well-regarded young thespian doing the corporate-speaking thing? The "Mad Men" star seemed comfortable admitting that she couldn't tell her audience of PR folks more than they already know.

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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Miss USA interview questions and answers: Did the judges get it right?

Some pundits are expressing shock that Miss Utah placed as high as 3rd runner-up after her stumbling answer, but was it measurably worse than the others? You decide!

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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

What exactly does this mean for a band that has only released one new song in the past two decades? Presumably that it will take a lot of lawyers to put together the next reunion tour.

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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Miss USA competitors from the D.C. area: Jessica Frith, Shannon McAnally, Kasey Staniszewski

Has the Beltway sent ringers to the Miss USA pageant this year? It turns out both Miss D.C. and Miss Virginia hail from that great beauty queen training ground of Texas.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Sen. Mary Landrieu's son arrested on DWI charge

Another day, another Senate kid in trouble. The 21-year-old allegedly struck a pedestrian in New Orleans, who was not seriously injured.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Sen. Jeff Flake apologizes for teenage son's tweets

Maybe someone needs to go back to that deserted island for a while -- by himself this time.

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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Ringo Starr to write a children's book, like everyone else

They're the easiest kind to write, aren't they? And is there anyone who writes a better children's book than a celebrity?

By The Reliable Source  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Prince Harry said to have saved solider from anti-gay attack

James Wharton, now selling a new book, says he confided in then-Lt. Harry Wales when he felt threatened.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Prince Philip in hospital, awaits surgery on Friday

A grandon warned that the public shouldn't be surprised if the royal duo miss the "odd engagement" these days, owing to their age.

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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Sean Parker fined for wedding construction on coast without permits

The Facebook billionaire was fined $2.5 million. Sigh. Maybe a good wedding planner could have warned him?

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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, sue each other over band breakup

The bitter court filings, stemming from the band’s firing of their longtime frontman, are more evocative of a lovers’ quarrel than a corporate schism.

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Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Angelina Jolie returns to red carpet after mastectomy

The star made her first public appearance since her big announcement to support Brad Pitt at a movie premiere.

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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Lou Reed had a liver transplant

"It's as serious as it gets. He was dying," says his wife, Laurie Anderson.

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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Ann Romney is publishing a cookbook

Have you been unable to stop thinking about Welsh cakes since the 2012 campaign? Well, you're in luck.

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Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 05/30/2013

There's hope for former child stars, say Fred Savage, Mara Wilson, Dylan Sprouse

After years of seeing their brand maligned, the lobby of Former Child Stars Who Turned Out Okay is finally fighting back.

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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Canada beauty pageant scandal as wrong woman is crowned

Ah, the humanity! Our neighbors to the north are definitely outpacing the U.S. for pageant scandal these days.

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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Chuck Hagel's son, Ziller Hagel, has marijuana charges dismissed

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Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Cody Grimm, NFL player, arrested in Leesburg for public intoxication

A local football hero had a rough homecoming this weekend, arrested early Sunday in Leesburg.

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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Happy Birthday, Al Franken -- with love from the Senate Judiciary Committee

Hang on there, Sen. Chris Coons -- did you bring enough for everyone? The Delaware Democrat lightened the mood at Day 5 of the Senate Judiciary Committee markup session on the immigration bill Tuesday by presenting his panel neighbor, Sen. Al Franken, with a beautiful sprinkles-laden cupcake.

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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Georgetown's Jim Coury wins $100,000 Jeopardy College Championship

The Georgetown sophomore kept it under wraps for six weeks, but on Friday he finally revealed that he won the $100,000 grand prize.

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Toots Hibbert injured by flying bottle at Toots and the Maytals concert

The singer had to cut his performance short to go to the hospital.

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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Justin Bieber letting clock tick down on monkey ownership

The German customs officials who confiscated the pop star's capuchin when he arrived in March without the proper monkey-having papers said Friday they were preparing to send "Mally" to a zoo or animal park.

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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Chris Brown battling with neighbors over 'monster' murals

City officials cited the singer for "excessive signage" and ordered him to get rid of the art within 30 days. But Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, said that's not going to happen.

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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Amanda Knox attends 'Gatsby' screening in Washington

She may have had a grueling interview schedule this past week, but she gamely sallied forth to mingle with Washington media types Wednesday night.

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Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Miss America loses 'there she is. . .' theme song

The kitsch-classic Miss America theme song is no longer a part of the pageant, having been snarled in copyright dispute.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:38 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Trailer for 'The Butler,' based on life of the White House's Eugene Allen

Five years after Washington Post readers were gripped by the story of Eugene Allen -- the White House butler who served eight presidents, beginning in an era of segregation, and lived long enough to cast a vote for the first black president -- the movie version, "The Butler" is on its way to theaters this fall. And now, finally, the preview.

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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Helen Mirren, dressed as the Queen, confronts drummers outside theater

Of course they stopped immediately when the Oscar winner -- clad in her costume as the reigning monarch -- told them to. Wouldn't you?

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Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Justin Bieber sued in Virginia over hit song

Two Hampton Roads men claim that the pop star and his mentor Usher lifted significant parts of their song for the hit "Somebody to Love."

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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/02/2013

'Captain America' shoot scheduled for Teddy Roosevelt Bridge Sunday

Hollywood will once again stop traffic in D.C. Sunday when city officials will shut down Teddy Roosevelt Bridge for two brief periods.

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Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Kara DioGuardi had radical surgery to reduce cancer threat

The songwriter had her uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after learning she carries the BRCA2 gene that put her at high risk of ovarian cancer.

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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Justin Bieber experiences first tour-bus drug bust in Sweden

They grow up so fast! Barely a month after his first onstage collapse, Justin Bieber underwent another rock star rite of passage when police said Thursday they found a small amount of drugs on his tour bus in Stockholm.

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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Gwyneth Paltrow's side-view gown: A brief history of VIP dresses designed to draw stares

Will we always remember where we were the first time we saw Gwyneth Paltrow's derriere? Certain dresses have that effect on the public consciousness -- and let's face it, they're designed to, as Elizabeth Hurley and Jennifer Lopez can testify.

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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Maryland sorority letter-gone-viral gets menacing reading by Michael Shannon

A certain University of Maryland sorority member has a future in Hollywood, don't you think?

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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/22/2013

John Leopold pens a poem, literary essay, from Anne Arundel jail

John R. Leopold turned to literary pursuits during his 30 days behind bars. After completing his time for misconduct in office, the former Anne Arundel County executive sent a poem and essay to the Capital newspaper.

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Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Reese Witherspoon arrested in Atlanta after traffic stop gone bad (updated)

No matter who you are, don't pull the "Do you know who I am?" routine with cops. Always backfires. Even for Reese Witherspoon.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:12 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Flavor Flav's felony case won't keep him from Hall of Fame induction

The rap icon is facing 12 years in prison for allegedly chasing his girlfriend's teenage son with a butcher knife -- but a court delay means he gets to be honored alongside Public Enemy tonight.

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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Bassem Youssef, Egyptian satirist, honored for 'Time 100' by Jon Stewart

He's often referred to as "the Jon Stewart of Egypt." So, with Time magazine honoring him in its list of the world's most influential people, editors appropriately enough enlisted Stewart to pay tribute to him.

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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Amanda Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher's granddaughter, is a University of Richmond student (video)

She's young, cute, well-spoken, and wore an amazing hat at the funeral. And now we know that Margaret Thatcher's granddaughter runs track at University of Richmond.

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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Ivanka Trump didn't really look pregnant in Washington yesterday. . .

But she just announced that she is (her second child), and we believe her. Here are some photos of her from her visit to Washington Wednesday.

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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Madonna criticized by Malawi government over VIP treatment

The star has had a major falling-out with the government of the African nation she once took on as her pet cause.

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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Chef Sam Kass among furloughed White House staff

Among the ranks of furloughed federal workers, a VIP name: The photogenic White House assistant chef who doubles in an out-front role as a food policy advisor.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:56 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Al Green has back injury, cancels White House performance

Sorry, there will be no "Let's Stay Together" sing-off with the president tonight. The soul legend has cancelled his performance at the White House tonight.

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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Vladimir Putin leered like Benny Hill at a topless protester

If you were this Ukrainian protester, you would probably be so irritated to get this reaction out of the Russian president.

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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Beyonce and Jay-Z trip to Cuba under congressional scrutiny

Beyonce and Jay-Z's paparazzi-trailed trip to Havana has prompted questions from two members of Congress about how they managed to get past the U.S. embargo on tourism to Cuba.

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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Lance Armstrong drops swimming race before he can "harm more organizations"

International swimming federation officials raised objections, even to the idea of the confessed doper competing on the Masters level.

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Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Anne-Marie Slaughter to lead New America Foundation

The former State Department official who ignited a firestorm last year with her story about "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" has seen the future of the work-life balance -- and it's a job at a Washington think tank.

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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Marty Baron (yes, our boss) to be portrayed in film about church scandal reporters

Imagine a Bay State version of "All the President's Men," with bishops instead of White House aides: That's the soon-to-be movie about the Boston Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church, in which our new executive editor will be a character.

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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 03/28/2013

King memorial foundation drops MLK Jr. from name, denies rift with family

The foundation president told reporters his group had a longstanding agreement with King's estate to change its name from the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation -- it's now simply The Memorial Foundation -- once construction was complete

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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Charlie Daniels gets a pacemaker, keeps on ticking

The Grand Ole Opry star, 76, checked into a hospital earlier this week with a mild case of pneumonia and then was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Shia LaBeouf shows just how gracious he is about Broadway firing

Shia LaBeouf is so gracious. No hard feelings whatsoever about getting fired from that Broadway show. How do we know? Because he physically manifested just how supportive he is of his fellow actors during a preview performance of "Orphans."

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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy

The singer, in debt for more than $10 million, blames unscrupulous managers.

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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Bill Clinton to speak at Howard University graduation

The annual race for VIP commencement speakers continues. Does this trump Kerry Washington speaking at GWU?

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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/25/2013

White House uses new Seder plate for Passover

Tonight's White House Passover dinner will have a new dish at the table: Spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed that the Obamas will use the silver Seder plate that Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gave to the president last week during his trip to Israel, reports our colleague Juliet Eilperin.

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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/25/2013

'Kid President' Robbie Novak to appear at White House Easter Egg Roll

The White House's annual egg roll is a window into the mysterious parallel universe of 11 years olds.

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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Prince Harry is returning to Washington

The spare to the throne has more receptions, polo matches, charity work planned for his trip to the U.S. in May. But sorry, no stop in Vegas.

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Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Tilda Swinton sleeps in a box: Is this (still) art?

Tilda Swinton climbed into a glass box at NYC's Museum of Modern Art Saturday and went to sleep — a bit of performance art entitled "The Maybe," which quickly drew a crowd.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Bobby Brown serves jail sentence in only eight hours

Bobby Brown spent a mere eight hours behind bars Wednesday, getting released almost as soon as he reported to serve a 55-day sentence for DUI.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Michelle Shocked's bizarre, cut-off radio interview

Michelle Shocked quarreled with a talk-radio host and quickly hung up Thursday during what was supposed to be her first interview since the anti-gay rant that has concert halls across the country cancelling shows.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Lil Wayne survives the weekend, but Tone Loc and Morrissey aren't doing so well either

Lil Wayne spent the weekend in the hospital, triggering the most overheated celebrity deathwatch in recent years.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Steven Seagal joins Vladimir Putin for photo-op

Steven Seagal has been hanging out in Moscow with Vladi mir Putin, touring a martial-arts school where the Russian president called for a revival of Stalin-era school phys-ed programs.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  07:21 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Ed Asner rushed to hospital midway through 'FDR' performance

Mr. Grant!!! Ed Asner was rushed off a stage in Gary, Ind., Tuesday after he appeared disoriented. His rep told the local newspaper he was hospitalized for exhaustion. The sitcom legend, 83, had been performing a one-man show about FDR.

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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Schwarzenegger returns to publishing; Carly Rae Jepsen drops Boy Scout gig

In other news: Schwarzenegger returns to publishing; Carly Rae Jepsen drops Boy Scout gig

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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/12/2011

In other news: Justin Bieber is having a tough time in Israel

The paparazzi won’t lay off. Binyamin Netanyahu doesn’t want to hang out, after all.

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