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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah dines with his family in downtown D.C.

Number 13 dined with his family at Joe’s Stone Crab before game four of the Eastern Conference series.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Kevin Jonas lectures Georgetown business school students

Kevin Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers band, drops by Graffiato and Georgetown during a recent trip to Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Comedian Joel McHale flexes his political muscle

The host of E’s “The Soup” pokes fun at his political background in video to be screened at the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/28/2014

George Clooney’s fiancee worked for Sonia Sotomayor

The brainy beauty worked for the future Supreme Court justice when she was an NYU law student.

By Emily Heil  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Michelle Obama spotted at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg

The first lady and her daughters spent a low-key weekend in Middleburg, Virginia last weekend, flying mostly under the radar.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Dueling new claims in Podesta divorce

The D.C. power couple trade more contentious claims

By Emily Heil  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/27/2014

George Clooney’s bachelor days are reportedly over

According to People magazine the perennial bachelor is engaged to lawyer Alma Alamuddin.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Party Diary: The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ spring gala

Philanthropist Annie Totah turns up the heat at the museum’s annual spring gala with belly dancers, salsa music and more.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/25/2014

The Scene: STK opens its D.C. outpost on Thursday

STK steakhouse opened its Washington location with a splashy grand opening party on Thursday night.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2014

A ‘go-go guy’ picks music to honor of ‘the godfather of house’

Andre Johnson of the legendary go-go band Rare Essence mixes the news in honor of Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Wait, Secretary of State John Kerry said what?

John Kerry made what appeared to be a reference to the munchies at a speech in Washington on Thursday.

By Helena Andrews  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Ashley Judd spotted grabbing a burger with GW sorority girls

The actress and alumna of Kappa Kappa Gamma was the keynote speaker at GW’s annual Grand Chapter event on Wednesday.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Actress Rosie Perez and her husband attend exhibit at Long View Gallery

The actress attended the an exhibit for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Drink Up initiative in Washington on Wednesday.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Sean Combs enlists help from Howard students on Instagram

The music mogul enlists the help of his “Howard family” on Instagram as Combs writes his commencement speech.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Chris Christie sings possible rival Scott Walker’s praises in ‘Time 100 essay

The New Jersey governor has nice things to say about the Wisconsin gov.

By Emily Heil  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 04/24/2014

At Folger Gala, toasting the forever-young Bard’s 450th birthday

A crowd of VIPs recall early brushes with the playwright’s eternal words.

By Emily Heil  |  01:48 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Kid President to host red carpet at pre-WHCD Google-Netflix party

What’s better than having the actual president at your party? Having the pint size commander-in-chief.

By Emily Heil  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Gov. Chris Christie won’t miss comedian David Letterman’s fat jokes

According to a tweet, the New Jersey governor is a member of the Colbert Nation.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sarah Gore, daughter of the former vice president, weds in offbeat California ceremony

A borrowed gown and three days’ notice for the youngest Gore daughter’s nuptials.

By Emily Heil  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says ‘I don’t know nothin”

At a chat during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York, the television and screenwriter admitted he’s not as smart as his characters.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Patrick Stewart is Smithsonian magazine’s first celebrity cover

The ‘Star Trek’ actor is the first to grace the front of the venerable magazine in its 44-year history.

By Emily Heil  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014

The story behind Twitter’s favorite D.C.-themed save-the-date

The story behind the “most epic and awesome DC save-the-date.“

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Actress Garcelle Beauvais takes her twin boys to the Smithsonian

The Hollywood vet spends family time at the National Air and Space Museum

By Michael Livingston II  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Boutique owner Ethan Drath and wife buy $1.4 million home

Owner of Georgetown’s prepster-supply emporium Sherman Pickey sets up new digs in Wesley Heights.

By Emily Heil  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/22/2014

The Scene: ‘The Confidence Code’ book party

Authors Claire Shipman and Katty Kay celebrate their new book and magazine cover at a reception in Washington on Monday.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Actor Robert Duvall spends Easter Sunday at Reston restaurant

The Oscar-winning actor was spotting with a small group at Passionfish.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Psych-ing out over NBC’s consultants for David Gregory

It’s common practice for networks to hire outside consultants to probe on-air talent.

By Emily Heil  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/21/2014

The White House actually responds to the petition to deport Justin Bieber

The White House on Justin Bieber: Not our problem.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Be a part of history and help name Chelsea Clinton’s new baby

The Post’s “Clinton baby name generator” just might guess the name of the newest addition to the famous family.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Chris Brown’s bodyguard found guilty of assault

The singer’s trial on the same charge will begin today.

By Emily Heil  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Save the Date: Post Hunt 2014 is June 1

The seventh Post Hunt, sponsored by The Washington Post Magazine, will be held Sunday, June 1. If you are the sort of person who’s amused by steaming faux doggie doo and naked butts, come!

By Lynn Medford  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014

The origins of ‘hoin’’: Chris Brown trial slang, decoded

A language expert explains the meaning of the word that allegedly started a fight.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Entertainer Nick Cannon brings out the crowd at the Lupus walk in D.C.

Entertainer Nick Cannon arrived in Washington on Saturday to be the grand marshal of the eighth annual “End Lupus Now” walk on Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Jay Leno makes surprise appearance at birthday party

The comedian performs a set at a birthday party for local businessman Tom Blair and his wife, Alice.

By Emily Heil  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Former fed chair Ben Bernanke dines al fresco

The expert on bread lunches at a local bakery.

By Emily Heil  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/18/2014

The Chelsea Clinton cheat sheet

The former first daughter is expecting her first child. We take a look at what makes Chelsea Clinton tick.

By Emily Heil and Helena Andrews  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014

The DC Cannabis Campaign provides a legalization-themed playlist

The DC Cannabis Campaign provides a legalization-themed playlist before “the cannabis enthusiasts” national holiday.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Bill and Hillary’s 10 best grandparent-in-training moments

All of the Clinton’s time on the campaign trail has warmed them up for their newest jobs as grandpa and grandma.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Michelle Obama and Bow Wow spotted at Howard University

The first lady and former child rap star joined high school students from Chicago for a tour of the historically black college’s campus.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chelsea’s baby: a new surrogate for a Clinton campaign?

Chelsea Clinton’s kid could campaign for grandmom on the presidential trail.

By Emily Heil  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chelsea’s baby news: All the times Bill and Hillary have hinted

What on earth will Bill and Hillary talk about now?

By Emily Heil  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Actress Susan Sarandon dines out with her mother in Reston

The Oscar winner was spotted in Passionfish.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/17/2014

PJ Harvey’s under-the-radar visit to D.C.

The British rocker was in town to visit Afghan families.

By Emily Heil  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Dee Dee Myers’s favorite political show is still ‘The West Wing’

The former White House press secretary is leaving Washington for Los Angeles to join Warner Bros.

By Helena Andrews  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/17/2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy practices her Red Sox pitch

Will the administration’s top enviro throw a strike at Fenway?

By Emily Heil  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 04/16/2014

At White House seder dinner, guest cooks broaden the menu

A caterer/blogger and a filmmaker were recruited to bring new dishes to the table.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:18 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Veep Biden joins Instagram with a styling first post

Vice President Biden posts his very first Instagram Wednesday, and it’s classic Uncle Joe, sporting his signature sunglasses.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Joe Biden, Tony Goldwyn, Morgan Spurlock, and X-Men director Bryan Singer slated for ‘Creativity’ event

A pre-White House Correspondents Association Dinner mixer brings together folks from tech, politics, and Hollywood.

By Emily Heil  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Kevin Spacey dines at Le Diplomate

The “House of Cards” actor dons a Frank Underwood-worthy disguise.

By Emily Heil  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/16/2014

New ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert may have already lost one viewer

Bill O’Reilly isn’t positive Colbert’s politics will translate into ratings as the new host of “Late Show” on CBS.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Joey Fatone’s worlds collide on the D.C. set of his cooking show

The former boy bander popped into D.C. this week to shoot some episodes for his Live Well Network show.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Paris, LeBron, Bow Wow: Celebrity appearances amping up in D.C.-area clubs

As Washington’s club scene expands the celebrity hosts, including Paris Hilton, flood the city.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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.

By Emily Heil  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Brad Pitt will play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in new war film

Brad Pitt will star in the military drama, “The Operators,” as the former commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine buy in the Palisades

The Oscar-winning couple have plenty of new spots for those gold statuettes.

By Emily Heil  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Hill editor Bob Cusack makes ‘Veep’ appearance

The journalist plays a smarmy lobbyist on the latest episode of the HBO comedy.

By Emily Heil  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Supreme Court-themed play in D.C.

“Arguendo” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in D.C. is a verbatim retelling of a case that she is well familiar with.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Bob Saget admits he is more like Danny Tanner than we thought

The wholesome father certainly would have some thoughts about the crude comedian that plays him.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  08:40 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s got jokes

Everybody really is a comedian.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Where does a celebrity chef have lunch in D.C.?

Famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa of the eponymous chain of Asian fusion restaurants Nobu visits the District on Friday.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014

The Scene: Tango with the Stars gala at One Metro Center

DC celebrities tango to benefit the Chamber Dance Project debut season at the Kennedy Center in June.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Party Diary: Children’s National Ball raises $10.7 million for hospital

Four friends raise a record number for the hospital they have personal connection to.

By Lauren McEwen  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Matt Lauer has some parenting advice for co-host Savannah Guthrie

Lauer’s got some practice with his three kids and offers Guthrie some tips.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi kicks off national Make a Difference Day in D.C.

Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager attend the Make a Difference Day awards in Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Party Diary: Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas feted at reception for his new documentary

Vargas screened his latest documentary, “Documented,” at the Newseum on Thursday.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Heather Podesta dating filmmaker Stephen Kessler

The lobbyist, now in a bitter divorce from fellow lobbyist Tony Podesta, has moved on with her L.A.-based beau.

By Emily Heil  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014

The National Cherry Blossom Festival staff curates the spring

The folks behind everyone’s favorite spring festival provide this week’s “mix the news” playlist in honor of the cherry blossoms.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Party Diary: The Japanese embassy hosts annual cherry blossom party

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae hosts annual reception with this year’s Cherry Blossom princesses from across the country.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:14 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The cute subject of George W. Bush’s new celebrity portrait

Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager talks about her father’s new portrait.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/10/2014

WTOP’s Chris Cichon will audition for ‘The Bachelor’

Will a local news assistant meet his soulmate on national TV?

By Michael Livingston II  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/10/2014

WTOP’s Chris Cichon will audition for ‘The Bachelor’

Will a local news assistant meet his soulmate on national TV?

By Michael Livingston II  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Wizards center Kevin Seraphin gets a manicure

The NBA player pops into Celadon spa for a little TLC.

By Emily Heil  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Arne Duncan: A former NCAA baller (Throwback Thursday)

Let’s take a walk down college basketball memory lane with this photo.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Irish Ambassador fetes Washington Ireland Program

A crowd of VIPs saluted the exchange program for young leaders with Celtic dishes... and Irish whiskey.

By Emily Heil  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude on the cover of Rolling Stone

On the cover of the magazine Julia Louis-Dreyfus has on nothing but a huge U.S. Constitution tattoo.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Clay Aiken fuels up for congressional bid in D.C.

The American Idol runner-up works on his congressional bid -- including a pit stop for coffee -- in Washington.

By Ben Terris  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Actor Rob Lowe wants the government out of ‘almost everything’

In a recent interview, Rob Lowe compares loyalty to one political party to recreational drug use.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Beyonce bestie Kelly Rowland spotted on the Hill

Singer Kelly Rowland heads to the Hill to lend her support to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

McAllister video offers up another iconic scandal image

That video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) smooching a staffer is the latest addition to the National Gallery of Politicians’ Shame.

By Emily Heil  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Steny Hoyer ‘has not used marijuana,’ spokeswoman says

A staffer for the Dem leader clears the air after what sounded like a confession.

By Emily Heil  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Rep. Bill Cassidy slips into doctor mode on flight

The congresssman uses his medical skills during a commute to Washington.

By Emily Heil  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014

BuzzFeed and Facebook kick off the White House Correspondents’ Dinner party invites

BuzzFeed is initiating the annual invitation arms race, sending out invites today for its “Bowties & Burgers” party.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Eric Holder buys $1.5 million CityCenterDC condo

The AG and his wife snap up swanky digs in the new development.

By Emily Heil  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/08/2014

VIDEO: Congressman allegedly caught on camera kissing staffer

“The Ouachita Citizen,” based in West Monroe, La., released the video on Monday.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Chris Brown and bodyguard get separate trials

The singer’s bodyguard will testify for him.

By Emily Heil  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Oprah attends fundraiser for Arlington candidate Lavern Chatman

The media mogul appeared at a Saturday evening event in Arlington, Stedman in tow.

By Emily Heil  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Aaron Schock selfies from the audience at Academy of Country Music Awards

The Illinois congressman/country fan took in the live show in Vegas.

By Emily Heil  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Janet Yellen dines at Osteria Morini

The Fed chair noshes on pasta at the newish waterfront spot.

By Emily Heil  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Nats opening day draws VIP fans

Which boldfacers were out of the office -- and in the stands -- this afternoon?

By Emily Heil  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Jimmy Carter’s emotional night at ‘Camp David’

President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalyn openly touched by “Camp David” production

By Liz Seymour  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Mum’s the word: Richard Branson surprises his mom at D.C. book signing

The British billionaire put business aside for some family time.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Podesta divorce: Heather counterpunches -- and she wants the house

The lobbyist couple’s split is getting ugly; Heather Podesta accuses husband Tony of selling artwork without her permission.

By Emily Heil  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014

A White House Correspondents’ Dinner menu mystery

What the heck is “four day demi” and why do we want it on our filet?

By Emily Heil  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Where can you see members of Congress rock out on stage? Grammys on the Hill Awards.

There’s only one place in D.C. where Nancy Pelosi will name drop Miley Cyrus.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Tony Podesta divorce filing: wife Heather Podesta tried to ‘embarrass and harass’

Looks like it won’t be an amicable divorce for super-lobbyist couple Tony and Heather Podesta.

By Emily Heil  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Most Interesting Man in the World, aka Jonathan Goldsmith, talks landmine safety

Jonathan Goldsmith, famous for his role as the Dos Equis pitchman, comes to Washington to sell a cause.

By Emily Heil  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Bill Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel: ‘most days, I don’t miss’ White House

The former president chats aliens, cheese, and why young people aren’t so bad in his visit to the late-night show.

By Emily Heil  |  01:29 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Party Diary: Grammys on the Hill Awards, where members of Congress sing with Lady Antebellum

Plus, a special performance from Rep. Doug Collins.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Bayou Bakery’s David Guas to host Travel Channel show

The local pastry chef will star in “American Grilled.“

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Chris Brown’s attorney doesn’t want singer to ‘languish’ in D.C.

His legal team resists efforts to put Brown into federal custody for trip to Washington to face trial on an assault charge.

By Emily Heil  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Coach Pat Summitt honored at Great Ladies Luncheon

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation honored Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA history, on Tuesday.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 04/01/2014

‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ and other A-listers in Washington this week

Country music trio Lady Antebellum, Olympic skater Johnny Weir and potential space cowboy Richard Branson will all be in the District.

By Helena Andrews  |  05:08 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Rapper Wale got into a shoving match at the Verizon Center on Monday

The D.C.-based rapper confronted a heckler at the WWE’s Monday Night Raw event at the Verizon Center.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/01/2014

President Obama loves David Ortiz and takes a selfie to prove it

Trying to out-Ellen Ellen?

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Charlie Sheen converts to Team George W. Bush

There’s a new Charlie Sheen in town.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Du Pont heir received no jail time after rape conviction

Robert Richards IV, a du Pont heir, plead guilty to rape in 2008 and received no jail time, a new law suit reveals.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:54 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Capitol Hill restaurant group files bankruptcy; ex-owner ‘blindsided’

Legal, business and family drama as the company that owns a string of Capitol Hill eateries goes to court.

By Emily Heil and Tim Carman  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/31/2014

These celebrities sold Obamacare best

The White House once again proved its ability to wrangle star power with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Nas celebrates 20th anniversary of his debut album at the Kennedy Center

The New York rapper performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center this weekend.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Party Diary: Taste of the South

The 32-year-old charity event upgraded to the Washington Hilton Saturday night.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Party Diary: Nas performs at the Kennedy Center

The New York rapper kicks off the One Mic Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival at the Kennedy Center.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:13 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014

John Boehner posts video of himself cutting the grass

The House speaker loves green grass.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Caroline Kennedy throws the first pitch at Tokyo baseball game

Caroline Kennedy looked like a pro as she wound up to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  02:04 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/28/2014

‘Veep’ cast says Washington was willing to spill the beans

The HBO comedy’s crew joked about Washington’s foibles at this years PaleyFest in Hollywood.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

What the naughty Secret Service Agents might have been listening to last week

We asked famous party starter, DJ Gavin Holland, to guess which songs the merry agents pre-gamed to.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

From socialite to start-up boss, Susanna Quinn has an app for that

Washington native Susanna Quinn has developed a new app to give everyone a taste of the luxe life.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Prosecutors file to get Chris Brown out of L.A. jail to face D.C. charges

D.C. prosecutors file paperwork to have the R&B singer brought to Washington to face an assault charge.

By Emily Heil  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

When they were an item, Michael Keaton, Courteney Cox did D.C. (#TBT)

20 years ago this week, the onetime couple hung out at the White House.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Michelle Obama’s trip to China in 90 seconds

The first lady wrapped up her trip to China on Wednesday with some panda diplomacy.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:55 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Rapper Lil’ Kim wants New Yorkers to sign up for the Affordable Care Act

Lil’ Kim will help enroll New York’s uninsured during the “Get Covered” tour on Friday.

By Helena Andrews  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill

The actor is continuing his streak of political roles.

By Emily Heil  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler tells Congress to walk his way on copyright

The Aerosmith rocker lets Congress come to him -- on stage.

By Emily Heil  |  11:16 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Party Diary: Elle magazine honors women in Washington

Elle magazine and Gucci host annual dinner to celebrate powerful women in Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:04 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Nancy Pelosi honors Fed Chair Janet Yellen

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored Fed Chair Janet Yellen just in time for women’s history month.

By Emily Heil  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler blows out birthday candles at Fiola Mare

The Aerosmith frontman and a group of pals had a quiet dinner at the Georgetown waterfront seafood temple.

By Emily Heil  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Pharrell’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton: Will ‘Happy’ be her campaign anthem?

The rapper endorses the former secretary of state -- and it sounds like the admiration is mutual.

By Emily Heil  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Alec Baldwin doesn’t do interviews but he’ll show up for Maureen Dowd

The actor who famously swore off “public life” made a public appearance for his good friend, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Carter and Nas will be dropping by the District this week

A rock star, a former president and rap star expected to show up around town this week.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Party Diary: at premiere of AMC’s ‘Turn,’ spies and cocktails

Just how close can a partygoer get to the Constitution with a cocktail in hand?

By Emily Heil  |  11:23 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ dines out in McLean

The reality show star was in town this weekend to participate in the national Walk for Epilepsy on the Mall.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Steven Tyler dines at Pearl Dive

The Aerosmith frontman and his friends ate dinner at the Logan Circle hangout.

By Emily Heil  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Want to buy Max Baucus’s $1.2 million Capitol Hill home?

The senator-turned-ambassador’s Eastern Market rowhouse boasts 3 bedrooms -- and a hot tub.

By Emily Heil  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Reality star Whitney Port wants to attend D.C.’s ‘nerd prom’

“The Hills” star said last week that she’d love to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Chuck Hagel, Sam Waterston attend Arena’s ‘Camp David’

Hey, isn’t that... the defense secretary and the ‘Newsroom’ actor taking in a show?

By Emily Heil  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Bacon brothers bring sizzle to benefit concert for troops

They are an eclectic folk-rock band that performed as one of the acts in Saturday night’s benefit for Stand For The Troops.

By Emily Heil  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Party Diary: Corcoran Artini

Jack Rose and Quill take home top honors at Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Artini.

By Veronica Toney  |  01:14 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Party Diary: The Pink Tie Party

The annual kick off to the National Cherry Blossom festival happened at the Ronald Reagan Building last night in D.C.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Local journo Brandon Wetherbee weathers the winter with this week’s mix

Podcast host Brandon Wetherbee has the perfect name as the curator of this week’s weather-related playlist.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Fergie visits State Department to help fight violence against women

The Duchess (the pop star, that is) announced a new initiative to help fight global violence against women.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Chelsea Clinton to Jimmy Fallon: People always ask me when I’ll run

But the political spawn says she ‘loves living in New York.’

By Emily Heil  |  12:44 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Congressman busts a move to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) isn’t shy about showing off his dance moves, and he proves that once again.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014

‘Parks and Recreation’ star ‘Ron Swanson’ to headline D.C. gala

Comedian Nick Offerman, who stars as ‘Ron Swanson’ on ‘Parks and Recreation’ will perform at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/20/2014

President Obama on Ellen’s selfie: ‘cheap stunt’

The president drops by the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to chat selfies and tattoos.

By Helena Andrews  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Newt who? Gingrichs dine at Waffle House with little fanfare

He might be well known at the White House, but at the breakfast joint, Gingrich goes under the radar.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Jon Huntsman buys Fred Thompson’s McLean home

The house in the Virginia suburb isn’t white, but red brick.

By Emily Heil  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Cathy Lanier makes glam debut on ELLE’s ‘Most Powerful’ list

RELIABLE SOURCE | D.C.’s top cop makes Elle’s list of the 10 “most powerful” women in Washington.

By Emily Heil  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Party Diary: Washington’s emerging fashion stars honored

Washington’s beautiful people came out to celebrate their own at the first annual “Rising Stars” awards ceremony.

By Helena Andrews  |  08:42 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Be Joe Biden’s neighbor for $4.5 million

The Mediterranean-style mansion near the Veep’s residence is up for grabs.

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newsletter, Surreal estate

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Party Diary: Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera at Cesar Chavez premiere

Scenes from tonight’s screening of the upcoming biopic at the Newseum.

By Emily Heil  |  09:25 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/18/2014

President Obama calls Lenny Kravitz ‘one of the great rock stars of all time’

Kravitz was at the White House on Tuesday to attend the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring his uncle and namesake.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/18/2014

White House pastry chef Bill Yosses leaving

The man known for creating the first family’s sweet creations is heading to New York to work on “food literacy” issues.

By Emily Heil  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/18/2014

A new reality show could be on its way to D.C.

Washington might be in store for yet another reality show. Producers, of course, hope this one sticks.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014

‘Cesar Chavez’ film will screen at the White House on Wednesday

The White House will host a private screening of the biopic ‘Cesar Chavez’ about the famed Mexican-American labor activist.

By Helena Andrews  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Rock ‘n Roll Marathon draws military brass, TV host

Runners included the number-two military officer and a VH1 host.

By Emily Heil  |  03:17 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Kennedy confidante Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon dies at 103

The heiress to the Listerine fortune certainly left her mark on Washington.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Kevin Bacon, Rosario Dawson and Laila Ali will touch down in D.C.

The start to be on the look out for this week in Washington.

By Helena Andrews  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman baby news kept under wraps

The couple put an embargo on the nuptials -- and the news that Guthrie is four months pregnant.

By Emily Heil  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Love etc.

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Peter Orszag child support trial to continue

The court proceedings involving the former OMB director and his ex-wife dragging on longer than expected.

By Emily Heil  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Savannah Guthrie and Mike Feldman tied the knot -- and they’re expecting

Surprise! The “Today” co-host and her Washington-based fiancee got hitched.

By Emily Heil  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Ted Cruz wants to get one thing straight: He doesn’t smoke

The Republican senator from Texas responds to the photoshopped posters popping up around Los Angeles.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Michael Jordan, Oprah, George Clooney nixed from Clinton state dinner list

Newly released Clinton documents show plenty of A-listers didn’t make the cut for the super-exclusive affair.

By Emily Heil  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Lebron James joins the celeb cast of healthcare.gov PSAs

Celebs, more celebs and their moms are joining the White House in it’s quest to get people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Michelle Obama and Sonia Sotomayor both dine at Kapnos

The first lady and a Supreme Court Justice are both spotted dining out in the 14th Street corridor on Thursday night.

By Helena Andrews  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that, Newsletter

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.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mix the News, Newsletter

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Why politicians love Irish jokes -- and why they shouldn’t

Seamus-at-the-bar jokes are still OK -- but are they starting to feel a little musty?

By Emily Heil  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 03/13/2014

‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton: Politics is a very different game to play

Joe Morton won’t be trading in Hollywood for Washington anytime soon.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  08:23 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Doug E. Fresh hypes the crowd at health summit in D.C.

The inspiration for first lady Michelle Obama’s favorite dance move performed at the Washington Hilton.

By Helena Andrews  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Sting and Paul Simon perform benefit concert at the Strathmore

Sting and Simon (but no Stevie) perform at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ annual benefit concert.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Bob Bennett, the real-life Olivia Pope of ‘Scandal’

The superlawyer has some things in common with the fictional fixer.

By Emily Heil  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Former chief of staff on the Hill is now Janelle Monae’s manager

Mikael Moore, Rep. Maxine Waters’ former chief of staff, and her grandson, switches gears in his career.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/12/2014

At White House visit, Lance Bass gets health-care Web site wrong, rants about hotel snafu

The former boy band-er messes up Web site name, and rants on Twitter about a snafu at the W Hotel.

By JulieAnn McKellogg and Emily Heil  |  03:28 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Glenn Close dines with congresswomen on the Hill

The actress joined Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Doris Matsui on the Hill for lunch.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Peter Orszag and ex-wife in contentious court fight over child support

The former head of OMB reveals he made more than $3 million last year.

By Emily Heil  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/11/2014

‘Freddy’s BBQ Joint’ from ‘House of Cards’ for sale

The Baltimore storefront used on the show can be yours.

By Emily Heil  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Actor Woody Harrelson is now a local hotelier

He, along with Baltimore businessman John Dwyer, recently bought the Inn at the Black Olive for $4.5 million.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:49 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/11/2014

A piece of Mount Vernon sells for $18.6 million

The “River View Estate” in Fairfax county Virginia gets a new owner less than a year after it went on the market.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Surreal estate

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014

President Obama has all the ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers

The show’s creators confirm that the president gets to view season four of “Game of Thrones” early.

By Helena Andrews  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Dems nod to Ted Cruz with Dr. Seuss reading during climate change talkathon

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) took a page from the tea party favorite’s playbook reading Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” on the Senate floor.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Lindsay Czarniak, Craig Melvin welcome baby boy

The TV news power couple tweet pics of their son.

By Emily Heil  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Love etc.

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Obama takes a dig at Zach Galifianakis for ‘Hangover III’

The comedian host told Obama the two-term limit on the presidency must “stink.“

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Caps players get suited up

Hey, isn’t that...

By Emily Heil  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Sting, Paul Simon, Glenn Close are landing in D.C. this week

Be on the lookout for these stars an more in Washington this week.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BOLO

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Sheryl Sandberg’s b-word ban finds bipartisan support

Both sides of the aisle are now teaming up with Sheryl Sandberg to ban the word bossy.

By JulieAnn McKellogg  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Host of the CPAC hot tub party: ‘People were well-behaved!’

RELIABLE SOURCE | If you’re Rep. Steve Stockman, it involves a foul toast and a $20 hot tub dare.

By Emily Heil  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Aretha Franklin forgives President Obama for spelling flub

The Queen of Soul says the president probably had a lot on his mind when he spelled her hit song all wrong.

By Helena Andrews  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quoted

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/10/2014

A hot tub, Rep. Steve Stockman, and a CPAC party

The party featured an expletive-spewing congressman offering $20 to whoever would jump into the bathroom’s hot tub.

By Emily Heil  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Kathleen Turner’s Washington

Where does the screen legend go for spa services and martinis?

By Emily Heil  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Familiar jokes at the Gridiron dinner

Hadn’t we already heard some of the gags at Saturday night’s exclusive event?

By Emily Heil  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Actress Phylicia Rashad celebrates Howard University’s 147th birthday

The Tony Award-winner was on hand to help raise funds for her alma mater’s at its annual fundraising dinner.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Female brewers on tap at Brewer’s Ball benefit

At the annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, top brewers show beer isn’t just a guy thing.

By Emily Heil  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/08/2014

At Gridiron dinner, Kerry takes shots at Cruz, Crist and himself

The secretary of state offered punchlines during the annual white-tie event.

By Emily Heil  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/08/2014

At Breitbart News CPAC speakeasy, champagne and chatter

The conservative news outlet threw a vintage-themed bash.

By Emily Heil  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Lady Antebellum, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi to nab Grammys on the Hill

The annual awards, slated for April 2, will feature performances and tributes.

By Emily Heil  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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.

By Helena Andrews  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mix the News, Newsletter

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie grabs a pizza at Graffiato

Jersey’s governor was spotted having lunch at Graffiato after giving a speech at CPAC.

By Helena Andrews  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hey isn't that

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/06/2014

‘She Blinded Me With Science’ singer Thomas Dolby to be Hopkins professor

The man behind the 1980s hit will teach music.

By Emily Heil  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Janelle Monae, Melissa Etheridge and Patti LaBelle perform at the White House

The White House celebrates music with a day dedicated to soul.

By Helena Andrews  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Lawmakers top lobbyists in annual hockey game

The annual Congressional Hockey Challenge pits members of Congress against lobbyists.

By JulieAnn McKellogg and Emily Heil  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Robert Siegel to NPR listeners: ‘I thought you’d be taller’

At the annual National Press Foundation dinner, the radio guy turned the tables, while CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed a chapter from his youth.

By Emily Heil  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  about last night