• Michelle Obama stealing the spotlight for a minute from Aretha Franklin at Constitution Hall Saturday night. The first lady, who attended the concert with mom Marian Robinson, Eric Holder and Sharon Malone got a standing ovation and was hailed by the diva herself as an “asset” to the president. Franklin also gave a fond shout-out to Robinson: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”(Earlier: Aretha on her life, legacy, 11/16/12)
• Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Steven Spielberg lunching at J&G Steakhouse Thursday afternoon — before heading over to the White House for a private screening of “Lincoln.”
• John Boehner celebrating his 63rd birthday a day early at Café Mozart Friday. The House speaker shared a chocolate torte with three female friends, who lingered at the downtown restaurant after he left.
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