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The Reliable Source: August, 2012

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

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

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

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Clint Eastwood goes unscripted with punchy speech at Republican convention (video)

RELIABLE SOURCE | The Hollywood legend addressed an empty chair as if it were President Obama and occasionally veered from GOP message.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  11:08 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Love, etc: A son for Bill and Giuliana Rancic

The couple announced the baby, born via surrogate, on Wednesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:02 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

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

John McCain’s quiet birthday on the sidelines in Tampa

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

By The Reliable Source  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: RNC ‘72 page recalls close encounter with senator; partying with the mega-donors

It was a different era: Our colleague Ann Gerhart remembers a friendly pat on the butt from Strom Thurmond at Nixon’s re-election convention. Also, partying with the mega-donors and watching TV with the idealogues.

By The Reliable Source  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Who’s the fourth kid with the Paul Ryan family? Chloe Romney (video)

That was Mitt’s granddaughter scooting out of the frame when the cameras cut to the Ryan family during his speech Wednesday night.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:21 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP women in red on convention stage: Was there a memo going around? (photos)

It wasn’t just Ann Romney in Nancy Reagan red. Was this look coordinated?

By The Reliable Source  |  07:18 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Quoted: Josh Romney on continuing the Romney dynasty

Not his torch to carry, it seems.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012

In other news: MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry loses home to storm

The cable commentator had just bought the blighted property a month ago with plans to renovate it.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

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

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

Meet the gay tea-party activists

By The Reliable Source  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  rnclive, ep

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

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

Janna Ryan speaks out for the first time.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: A lonely Romney cheerleader; purple shuttles of doom?

Other interesting convention stories in the Washington Post.

By The Reliable Source  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Politics | Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Herman Cain

Seen around Tampa.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey, Politics | Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Ann Romney hands out homemade Welsh cakes — see the recipe

Reporters who got a preview of her convention speech were also treated to the homemade scone-like treats.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Quoted: Shia LaBeouf on his Method-acting acid trip

Mmmm-hmmm. Of course.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

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

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

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

By The Reliable Source  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Parties | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Quoted: Donald Trump lashes out at Arianna Huffington

Yikes, what’s that about?

By The Reliable Source  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted, Politics | Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Read this, Tampa edition: David Bossie, BeBe Winans, ‘Newt U,’ Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, ‘2016’

Other interesting stories from the Republican National Convention in the Washington Post.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Politics | Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Tampa musical acts: Some Republican stalwarts, but others cross party lines

BeBe Winans, a Democrat, joins Republicans like Kid Rock and Trace Adkins at the GOP convention.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:22 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Hottest bar in Tampa: Google’s free espresso bar

The lines were about as long as they’d be for free booze.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Jon Voight in Tampa: Hollywood’s new senior Republican

The Oscar winner makes the scene in support of Romney at the Republican convention.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Love, etc.: Rosie O’Donnell weds Michelle Rounds

Back in June, actually, but they’re just announcing it now.

By The Reliable Source  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Lisa Ann, Sarah Palin impersonator, brings political message to Tampa strip club

She’s pro-guns, anti-hunting, and unconcerned about the economy — porn is fairly recession proof.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics | Tags:  rnclive

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 08/26/2012

‘Dogs Against Romney’ rallies in Tampa

The Irish-setter-on-the-roof-of-the-car rally inspires a convention protest.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:34 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Love, etc.: Mark Sanford and Maria Belén Chapur engaged

A happy ending to the messy love story that trashed his political career.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Love, etc.: A son for Snooki

Trademark-ready nickname not yet announced.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Drake

Seen around town.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

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

The Reliable Source is on vacation. . . .

. . . and will return August 27.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Names and Faces: Bobby Brown, Neal Schon, Joe Jonas, Silversun Pickups, Jenny McCarthy

Celebrity news, briefly noted.

By Aaron Leitko  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Names & Faces: Jimmy Kimmel; Shia LaBeouf; Kim Kardashian; Tim Hightower

A quick round up of celebrity news.

By Aaron Leitko  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Names & Faces: George Soros; Zach Galifianakis; Hillary Clinton

A quick round up of celebrity news.

By Aaron Leitko  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Names & Faces: Michael Phelps; Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux; Stephen Baldwin

A quick roundup of today’s celebrity news.

By Rachel Lubitz  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Names & Faces: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson; Roseanne Barr; Blake Fielder-Civil

News and notes from the gossip world.

By Aaron Leitko  |  11:29 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Names & Faces: Randy Travis; Joan Rivers; Bob Hoskins

A roundup of today’s celebrity news.

By Aaron Leitko  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Names & Faces: Dick Cheney; Papa John’s; Willa Ford

A round up of today’s pop culture news.

By Aaron Leitko  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Names & Faces: Cuba Gooding Jr.; Clint Eastwood; Morrissey

A roundup of today’s celebrity news.

By Aaron Leitko  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Names and Faces: Natalie Portman, Roseanne Barr, Robert Pattison, Danny Boyle & Rosario Dawson

Names in the news.

By Michael Livingston II  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger founds think tank at USC

The former governor is now into bipartisan respect and compromise.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Sen. Susan Collins tried to keep next week’s wedding under the radar. Didn’t work.

The first time bride ties the knot August 11th.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Ann Romney roots for her horse, Rafalca, at Olympics

Alas, the horse did not fare well enough in the competition to take home a medal.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Hey, isn’t that...?: Caroline Kennedy; Ken Howard

The keeper of the Kennedy flame dined at Bombay Club; the actor and Screen Actors Guild president noshed at Rasika.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

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

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

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

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reliable Source

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 08/01/2012

What’s the tax bite on an Olympic medal?

Sen. Rubio has introduced a bill to eliminate the tax on Olympic prizes. Wait, there’s a tax on Olympic prizes?

By The Reliable Source  |  06:15 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Love, etc: Alex Ovechkin still technically single

The hockey player tweeted a photo of his girlfriend wearing a ring, but it’s not that kind of ring.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Hey, isn’t that...?: Joe and Jill Biden

The veep and his wife were spotted at the Nats-Phillies game on Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hey

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Quoted: Sarah Palin on why she accepted the GOP nomination

The former VP candidate responds to Dick Cheney’s criticism.

By The Reliable Source  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In other news...

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Kati Marton's love stories: Paris, marriages to Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke, and a couple affairs

‘Paris: A Love Story’ details Marton’s marriages to Peter Jennings, Richard Holbrooke and some affairs along the way.

By The Reliable Source  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Love, etc.: John Hickenlooper and Helen Thorpe; Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy

Love and romance amongst the famous.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Hey, look! Robert Redford and Annie Leibovitz at the Post

The actor and photographer stopped by the newsroom to shoot some pictures with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Quoted: Jayson Blair on Jonah Lehrer

According to Blair, cheating is easier the second time.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quoted

 

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