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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon tie the knot -- in a pay-per-view wedding

Four years after her infamous crash of a White House state dinner, Salahi married the Journey guitarist.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

White House celebrates quieter holiday season with low-key parties

There was quiet grumbling about the fact that the Obamas missed the congressional parties -- but they were at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, holiday_activity

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Gabrielle Union, BET’s new leading lady, hypes network’s first original drama

The actress was in D.C. Tuesday to promote “Being Mary Jane.“

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Sonia Sotomayor’s dress and other revelations from the Kennedy Center Honors after-party

The glory of the Kennedy Center Honors is A-listers from all walks of life schmooshed together in intimate, unexpected ways.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Kevin Plank: Under Armour founder’s winning formula for $4 million Fight Night

The fundraiser was founded in 1990 by the late real estate investor Joe Robert.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Bill Cosby charms crowd while hosting Thurgood Marshall College Fund gala

Cosby, 76, served as ringmaster of the event, marking the first time it took place in D.C.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:05 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

David Axelrod’s post-D.C. life: TV, a book, future leaders and epilepsy research

The Democrat strategist sounds kind of relieved not to be in Washington these days.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/27/2013

The USO Gala’s famous faces -- some more famous than others

Celebrities arrived at the Washington Hilton Friday to honor military heroes.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Washington International Horse Show: Few celebs, but several A-list kids

The show usually brings out star parents, but not this year.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Meghan McCain presents award in D.C. -- while plugging her talk show

Years later, John McCain’s outspoken daughter extends her 15 minutes from the presidential campaign.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Don Graham’s lovefest: Employees pay tribute at emotional farewell party

Hundreds of current and former staffers gathered at a tribute for their former boss.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:02 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Meridian Ball gets lucky: Two days after the shutdown ends, the party goes on

Two days after the shutdown ends, the annual fundraiser goes on.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, bring glitz to D.C. yoga gala

The famous couple co-chaired the event, celebrating a new exhibit at the Freer and Sackler Galleries.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Madame Ambassador: The growing power of women diplomats in Washington

The intrinsic comity of women was the prevailing sentiment at a gathering of A-list power brokers.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Giuliana Rancic headlines breast cancer fundraiser -- in a casino

The event at Maryland Live! was a sell-out because the reality star/breast cancer survivor has shrewdly managed to leverage her celebrity into a higher calling: Sharing her life story to help others.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Politicians a no-show at Washington National Opera’s opener

The company’s gala was missing any of the elected officials who normally attend the A-list social event.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 10/10/2013

The irresistible call of ‘Duck Dynasty’ at adoption gala

It's rare when a reality TV star overshadows an actually movie star, but there you go, Hugh Jackman.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:26 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Alan Dixon, former Democratic senator, recalls friendlier times with GOP

An emissary from a more polite time on the Hill returns with a new book.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013

PEN/Faulkner gala is a politics-free zone this year

We expected some pointed commentary of the government shutdown at the annual literary gala.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 10/07/2013

The Scene: Kevin Spacey Foundation Washington Gala Dinner

This week our photographer checked out the Oscar winner’s arts fundraiser

By Evy Mages  |  07:33 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Jennifer Lopez brings starpower, touts TV show, at $2.5 million Human Rights Campaign gala

J-Lo. had no trouble shouldering the burden of starpower -- and used the opportunity to plug her new show.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Bill Danoff on how ‘Country Roads’ became a German Oktoberfest hit

How did a John Denver’s ode to West Virginia become a touchstone for Germans? No idea, says the songwriter.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Children’s Inn’s bipartisan gala has no-shows on shutdown night

Since the event was founded by congressional spouses to transcend politics. . . well, kind of ironic, huh?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Kennedy Center’s lucky pre-shutdown timing: Makeover for concert hall, NSO black-tie gala

The NSO season opener was planned before a federal shutdown threatened the arts complex.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013

‘Funniest Celebrity in Washington’: VIPs still rally to fundraiser despite little aid to charity

Four years after we found high expenses at the nonprofi, it is still delivering little or no funds to charity.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 09/29/2013

The Scene: Pet party for K9s for Warriors

This week, our photographer checked out a four-legged gathering at the Omni Shoreham.

By Evy Mages  |  06:54 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Andre Agassi, champ at the sport of after-dinner speech, at CADCA

The tennis legend unexpectedly lit up the room during the late-hour awards segment when so many galas bog down in earnestness.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Comedian Dan Nainan arrested after journalist punched in face over tweets (updated, video)

A journalist was punched, apparently over some Twitter wisecracks, which doesn’t happen as often as you think.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:19 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Doggone? Washington Humane Society taking Fashion for Paws gala ‘in a different direction’

Executive Director Tara de Nicolas leaving; built F4P into one of the biggest parties in town.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Embassy guests find themselves with parking tickets after ‘Soiree Suisse’

Word to the wise: Careful when parking at the Swiss embassy.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Wolf Trap Ball raises record $1 million with new CEO Arvind Manocha

The evening, a Washingtonian social calendar staple, marked a historic moment for the program’s fundraising arm -- despite heavy downpours.

By Cara Kelly  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/21/2013

#CBCFAL13: Sherri Shepherd receives award, dances with Bell Biv DeVoe

CBC week continues with Essence event where Sherri Shepherd receives award, Dr. Jesse J. Lewis is honored and Bell Biv DeVoe performs.

By Veronica Toney  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013

HRC national gala dinner to honor Jennifer Lopez

HRC national gala dinner to honor Jennifer Lopez

By The Reliable Source  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Turner, swaggering billionaire humbled by ‘Lone Sailor’ prize for long-ago Coast Guard stint

His service barely rates a mention in many bios, but the prize often highlights long-ago enlistments that preceded more glorious careers.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Congressional Black Caucus weekend: Younger generation keeps the party growing

What started as a policy-wonk conference for African-American lawmakers long ago blossomed into a can’t-miss fly-in for the business and cultural elite.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Janet Napolitano: A VIP farewell and a date with ‘Mr. Lincoln’

The former secretary of Homeland Security ticks off her plans for her final days in Washington.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/11/2013

At Washington parties, hosts make a place for Obama’s Syria speech

The president is like the weather, poised to thwart your commute with his motorcades or your parties with his speeches.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013

‘Homeland’ stars make first pilgrimage to Washington to debut season three

Where we asked Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin about the Washington types that inspired them.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Ambassador Kim Beazley hosts Australian elections party -- at 5 a.m.

When you get an invitation from the Australians to party ’til 5 a.m., how can you say no? Oh wait -- that's the start time???

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Top society doctors to the rescue at Cafritz end-of-summer party

The annual A-list fete was enlivened this year by opera singers, a DJ -- and an ambulance call.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 07/26/2013

The Scene: Eat Local First Week reception

This week our party photographer Rebecca D'Angelo caught the Think Local First DC kickoff event.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  05:12 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Prince George celebrated at British embassy reception, just three days after royal birth

Would you have a hard time throwing together a fancy reception in three days? For the embassy, it was just a matter of being prepared.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Royals

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/26/2013

'This Town' author Mark Leibovich and the politics of a book party

His most devastating scenes were at parties some assumed were off-the-record. So who turns out for HIS party?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/19/2013

The Scene: Capital City Ball reception for Courtney's House

Our photographer colleague caught the scene of the reception on the rooftop of the Graham Hotel.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Ed Markey, now senator, celebrates with Washington friends

After 37 years in the House, the junior senator from Massachusetts looked a little shell-shocked on his first day.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:08 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The French embassy celebrates Bastille Day away from home -- with some help from friends

The ambassador makes do with an alternate event space while the official residence is under renovations.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/13/2013

The Scene: Irish Embassy's Musical Arts and Dance Week party

This week, our photographer caught an Irish jam session at a reception that doubled as an attache's going-away party.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett head VIP fans at Washington Kastles opener

The power fans come out in droves for Washington's most successful sports franchise.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  First family, Parties, Politics

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Scene: 7-7-7 Fashion Show at Italian Embassy

Scenes from the 7-7-7 Fashion show, by Rebecca D'Angelo whose party photos appear in Style every Sunday.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Oh, Canada! Embassy offers neighborly Canada Day swag

Oh, Canada! Do our neighbors to the north offer the best diplomatic swag in town?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013

'Newsbabes' host fundraiser for breast cancer -- and yeah, they picked that name

D.C.'s TV anchors go pink with cocktails, cupcakes...and yes, boob jokes

By The Reliable Source  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The Scene: Gio Gonzalez, Drew Storen, Bryce Harper show off girlfriends at Nationals Dream Gala

Every week, photographer Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party; this week, she caught up with several Washington Nationals and their dates at the Nationals' "Paint the Town Red" Dream Gala.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/22/2013

Barbara Walters's retirement: Buckle up, it's going to be bumpy year of tributes

The American News Women's Club honored Barbara Walters for her trailblazing career -- the first of the long, long goodbyes for the retiring journalist.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The Scene: Dinner for Cosmo editor Joanna Coles

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  06:05 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Rand Paul makes doughnut jokes about Capitol Police at CEI gala

The outspoken Kentucky Republican was grumbling about the closure of Senate entrances in connection with what he called the "charade" shut-downs of the sequester

By The Reliable Source  |  11:12 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Michael Collins, long-serving Irish ambassador, prepares a farewell to Washington

Being Ireland's ambassador to the United States is like being a rock star: Everyone loves your work, even if they only know your greatest hits.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:08 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Ellsworth Kelly, at 90, makes one birthday party, misses another

It's his party -- and, at 90 years old, he can skip it if he wants to.

By Katherine Boyle  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/15/2013

National Geographic 125th gala: James Cameron goes vegan, Felix Baumgartner dazzles the ladies

The magazine's first Hollywood cover boy, used the occasion to share his newfound solution to saving the earth.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria to chair Sackler's yoga gala

The star and his yoga-teacher wife will attend the Oct. 17 event and share hosting duties with Dame Jillian Sackler.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:26 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Ed Markey missing his own fundraiser with Biden, Gore

Democratic A-listers will be at the party -- but not the guest of honor.

By Roxanne Roberts  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Catherine Zeta-Jones has a crush on Wolf Blitzer: Scenes from the Kuwait-America gala

The Oscar-winning actress was honored by the Kuwait-America Foundation, where she singled out one special guest.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/09/2013

Eva Longoria, sounding like a politician anyway, at YWCA gala

Does Eva Longoria have plans to run for Congress as she works to help turn her native Texas blue?

By The Reliable Source  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 06/08/2013

All's well that ends well at the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy 'Affairs of State' party

One of D.C.'s less riotous parties, where people are keenly aware that they may be working for State Department someday.

By Katherine Boyle  |  04:30 AM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 06/07/2013

The Scene: National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation awards dinner

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week -- this time, the broadcasting organization's awards dinner honoring Stevie Wonder.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  05:19 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Radio/TV Correspondents dinner: Bon temps rouler, even without the president

In the survival-of-the-fittest of rival media-political banquets, the annual RTCA fete has been forced to evolve as the ever-growing WHCA dinner sucks up all the hype.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:27 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Mark Sanford and Maria Belen Chapur step out at RTCA dinner

The newly elected congressman knew exactly what we had in mind when we advanced on him and his date Wednesday night. "You want a photo?" He was totally cool with that.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 06/05/2013

At Hillwood, celebrating the art of living large with Marjorie Merriweather Post

Imagine being the richest woman in America. Crazy, wildly, bigger-than-winning-the-lottery rich. Imagine the parties you could throw.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:54 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Adrienne Arsht receives diplomatic honor from Spain

More bling for the Washington philanthropist, who was singled out for her Latin American work

By The Reliable Source  |  02:25 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Quoted: A lowly ice-cream vendor's encounter with Taylor Swift

They should just name the Classic Oreo-in-a-waffle-cone after her now.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Ford's Theatre gala: Condi Rice meets the stars of 'Nashville'

Huh. Does the former Secretary of State watch the primetime soap about country music? "I'm going to," she laughed.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/31/2013

The Scene: D.C. Black Pride Post Happy Hour

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week -- this time, the DC Black Pride Post Happy Hour reception.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Olympia Snowe book party: Congress 'doesn't have to be this way'

There's a powerful demand out there for the juicy personal-life stories of powerful women. So you have to admire the former senator for resisting that trend -- and delivering a legislative history instead.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/17/2013

The Scene: 'Tickled Pink' Mother/Daughter fashion show and tea

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week it was "Tickled Pink," the 10th Annual Mother/Daughter Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Molly Ringwald at O'Keeffe party: How better to celebrate 16 years?

To celebrate the 16th birthday of his public relations firm O'Keeffe

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013

The Scene: The 5th anniversary Ball on the Mall

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week it was the 5th Anniversary "Ball on the Mall."

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The Scene: Dutch embassy party for investiture of new king

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. Last week it was the Dutch ambassador's private party to celebrate the investiture of King Willem-Alexander.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Phillips Collection gala: This year with added Italian seasoning

There's just no escaping all things Italian in Washington! To celebrate the "Year of Italian Culture in America," the nation is occupying all the big parties in town.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:02 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Scene: Strathmore Spring Gala with Michael Feinstein

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. Last week it was the Strathmore Music Center's Spring Gala.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013

For Dutch investiture celebration in Washington, orange is the color

The color of Dutch royal family was worn proudly and aggressively to a buffet luncheon at Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink's Kalorama residence Tuesday celebrating the investiture of King Willem-Alexander.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Royals

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Robert Griffin III: Why did he skip Correspondents' dinner, Obama reception?

The star quarterback apparently blew off not just the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — where he was to be the guest of NBC — but a private pre-dinner reception with President Obama as well.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Update, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/29/2013

White House Correspondents' parties: Bigger than the dinner?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 04/26/2013

White House Correspondents' parties, Night One: Foreign Affairs, National Journal, Rock the Vote

Night One of White House Correspondents' weekend is old-school Nerd Prom in its purest state. Mostly just us locals here so far Thursday night, partying in our inimitable Washington way, at parties hosted by Foreign Affairs, National Journal and Rock the Vote.

By Amy Argetsinger, Cara Kelly and Veronica Toney  |  12:31 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Harry Belafonte receives social justice award named for Eleanor Roosevelt

There was a little more resonance than usual when the Woman's National Democratic Club presented its Eleanor Award for social justice Tuesday night. This year's honoree, Harry Belafonte, actually knew the Eleanor in question.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Kevin Ware among the guests for White House Correspondents' dinner

Well, here's a actual newsmaker headed to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Barbra Streisand set to return to White House Correspondents' dinner

Streisand, as it happens, was one of the first A-list showbiz types to grace the media-political banquet as a guest. The avid Bill Clinton fundraiser caused a sensation when she attended in 1993, back when Hollywood folks were still a novelty.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

White House Correspondents' dinner: How a little press banquet conquered Washington

Brace yourself. That annual red-carpet cavalcade of media preening and zeitgeist chasing known as the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner hits Washington this week. And right now you're wondering . . .

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Buzzfeed's rival WHCA party sparks talk of feud -- or did someone just mail the check late?

Has it come to this? The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is so bloated yet so exclusive that it's now prompted a secession? Well, something like that. But the century-old association denies that it snubbed a new-media organization seeking to buy a table at the annual banquet.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Robert Redford talks modern media, long-ago Nixon encounter at Watergate documentary screening

The Q&A gradually turned into a gripe-fest about modern journalism in a social media world. It took just 10 minutes for someone to mention this week’s cable news channel reporting gaffes about the marathon bombing.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Watergate

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/19/2013

They'll always remember the party where Sen. Tom Coburn fell in the fountain

By Amy Argetsinger  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Jennifer Hudson, one of the good ones, honored at 'Grammys on the Hill'

The trick is finding a good celebrity: Someone who is punctual, professional, polite, enthusiastic, worthy. Trust us, not all of them are. Hudson has a reputation as one of the good ones.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:17 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Wild party for the National Zoo hosted by Jim Kimsey

Kimsey invited 50 friends for a hands-on fundraiser Tuesday - with a cheetah, wallaby, penguin, armadillo and baby foxes.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:02 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Ben Carson plays down conservative label at education fundraiser

The acclaimed doctor and author tried to sidestep politics at a party for his Carson Scholars Fund Sunday.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/13/2013

The Scene: Piano concert and reception at the Turkish Embassy

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing, for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, it was a piano concert, reception and dinner hosted by the Turkish Embassy.

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, The Scene

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Even more White House Correspondents' dinner celebrity guests!

Time and Fortune announce their table luminaries. Oh, it's you AGAIN, Steven Spielberg and John Legend.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:59 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/10/2013

White House Correspondents' dinner: An early look at celebrity guests

Getting ready to do some star-sighting during the White House Correspondents' dinner weekend? Good luck.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, WHCD, White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Opera Ball celebrates Italian culture with special guest Joe Biden

For this year's very special Italian edition of the Opera Ball — hosted at the Italian ambassador's Villa Firenze, celebrating composers like Verdi and Rossini, and serving up tons of risotto, mozzarella, gelato and cannoli — organizers managed to wrangle the perfect VIP guest. No, of course Joe Biden's not Italian. But you can always count on him to find an angle.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Hillary Clinton, rested and ready, shares stage with Biden at Vital Voices

She's back! On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since leaving the State Department at the annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards at the Kennedy Center.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Politics

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/29/2013

The Scene: Photos from the 10th annual Blue Jeans Ball

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D'Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing, for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, it was the 10th annual Blue Jeans Ball

By Rebecca D'Angelo  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, The Scene

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates 80th birthday with Washington National Opera

For superfan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the folks at the Washington National Opera had the perfect birthday gift in mind.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 03/10/2013

President Obama at elite Gridiron Club jokes about sequester, Biden, Rubio

President Obama, who dismayed the Beltway elite during his first term by famously shunning most of this town's stuffed-shirt banquets, put in a game appearance at the annual Gridiron Club dinner Saturday night.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  12:38 AM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parties, Parties; Gridiron Club