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Out in L.A., the victims have been Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna – and now, the “swatting” epidemic has moved east, hitting Wolf Blitzer. The Bethesda home of the CNN anchor — Washington’s own version of Ryan Seacrest, if you will — was targeted by pranksters who sent a SWAT team there with a hoax emergency phone call, reports our colleague Michael Laris.

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino has an NCAA championship basketball team this year — and who knows, maybe a Kentucky Derby winner, reports Liz Clarke.

The big breaking story today: New Wizards center Jason Collins — so new he only just got his first “hey isn’t that?” from us a couple weeks ago via a spa visit — announces that he’s gay, the first active male athlete in pro sports to do so. More at The Early Lead.

Gwyneth Paltrow is your college essay. Gwyneth Paltrow is the really profound note you wrote to yourself at 3 a.m. with the Real Key To The Universe. Gwyneth Paltrow is your best friend’s band that you have never told her is no good. She seems perfectly nice but totally clueless of the effect she produces on others.”

Alexandra Petri in ComPost on the Gwyneth Paltrow Effect.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: White House Correspondents’ parties: Bigger than the dinner?

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