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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Celebrity Edition: Sheen, Riggleman, Hall, Mei Xiang

Good morning and TGIF.

Lacking ideas for the weekend? How about new ways of seeing the city? Or a free reggae concert at Carter-Barron? The best events of the weekend-before-the-holiday weekend are listed here.

The Charlie Sheen (and other celebrity) escorts by local police were scrutinized yesterday by the D.C. Council, and while we now know how Sheen got the escort, little else was clarified — except that the head of the special operations division was willing to criticize the chief while she sat right behind him.

The Washington Nationals, on a winning streak, lost their manager Jim Riggleman yesterday in a most dramatic fashion, when he resigned after the upper management was unwilling to discuss his future.


Carla Hall leads the live auction at "Chefs Take a Stand" fundraiser for National Network to End Domestic Violence June 22 at Sequoia Restaurant. (Cynthia Fraser/NNEDV.)
Don’t call Carla Hall to cater your last-minute bash. The former Top Chef finalist and local resident said Wednesday it’s been 178 days since her last catering job, because she’s been so busy with appearances, getting her new cookie business off the ground and starting a daytime food show on ABC this fall.

It’s panda-pregnancy watch time: Is Mei Xiang with cub this year? She’s on 24-hour watch at the National Zoo.

Fridays are always big news days, and we expect we’ll have a lot for you on PostLocal throughout the day. See you there.

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