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Reliable Source: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Just Coincidental Name Confusion?

Then-Va. Lt. Gov. John Hager and his wife, Maggie, in 2001. (Rich Lipski/The Washington Post) A Hager in Virginia endorsing Barack Obama? As in Jenna Bush Hager's in-laws? That was the impression left with some Virginians who got warm,...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 24, 2008; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Billy Joel, in a Neutral State of Mind

Billy Joel at the National Press Club Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Who the heck wants to hear another Hamptons-dwelling showbiz millionaire mouth off about politics? Billy Joel's sentiment exactly. The Piano Man did a little bait-and-switch yesterday at a...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 24, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Castle Isn't Always Enough Protection

From Cherie Blair, a fruitful anecdote. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) Today's lesson in unplanned parenthood comes from Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair and author of a new memoir, "Speaking for Myself." During her first official visit...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 24, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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LOVE, ETC.

Lil Wayne (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Born: A son to rap star Lil Wayne, 26, and a mother whose name he has not made public, in Cincinnati on Wednesday, his rep told MTV News. The youngster has been named Dwayne...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 24, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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THIS JUST IN...

Actress Anne Hathaway and then-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri in 2006. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images) Anne Hathaway's skeezy ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was sentenced yesterday to 4 1/2 years in prison for wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. Follieri, 30, told...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 24, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The VP Shopping Spree: Two Budgets, One Look

Gov. Sarah Palin (David McNew/Getty Images) After hearing that the GOP dropped $75,062.63 at Neiman Marcus to outfit Sarah Palin, The Reliable Source raced up there yesterday for a shopping spree of our own: something expensive, tasteful and, well,...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 23, 2008; 12:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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A Political Quip, in Front of the Kids

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. How old is old enough for political banter? At a Politics and Prose bookstore chat for his new kids' book on Monday, Robert Kennedy Jr. got a little partisan with some grade-schoolers. Discussing the Civil...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 23, 2008; 12:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Love, Etc.

Paula Fortunato and Sumner Redstone (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Divorcing: Billionaire Sumner Redstone, 85, and second wife Paula Fortunato Redstone, 46, after five years together. The L.A. Times reports the Viacom and CBS chairman will pay her...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 23, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

"I've got to say, compared to Tina Fey and what she's doing with Governor Palin, my imitator isn't doing as great a job." -- Barack Obama when asked by Derek McGinty on WUSA-9 if he's bothered that his "SNL"...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 23, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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They Don't Approve THIS Message!

A "McCain-Palin 2008" ad runs next to an online porn parody of Palin. (Starpulse.com) Modern technology! Just when you think you've got it mastered, it sneaks up and gets ya. Which seems to be how John McCain campaign ads...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 22, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Ladies, You're Not Being Very Charitable!

Katherine Kennedy, Andrea Rodgers and friend Anna Kimsey, in happier times. (Courtesy of Andrea Rodgers) Reality TV is hard on friendships -- "The Hills" taught us that. Now, D.C.'s own non-scripted drama, "Blonde Charity Mafia," is already rupturing relationships...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 22, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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THIS JUST IN......

Sandra "Pepa" Denton and Cheryl "Salt" James, of the hip-hop rap group Salt-n-Pepa, perform at Woodstock '94. (Neal Preston/Corbis) Pepa of the '80s rap group trio Salt-n-Pepa was in federal court in Baltimore this week to sue her ex,...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 22, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Tina Fey (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) "I'll tell you, that lady is five times better- looking than I am. She's 44? She's got none of that droopy [stuff]. She's keeping it tight!" -- Tina Fey, 38, on her doppelganger Sarah...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 22, 2008; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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At Black-Tie Affair, Few Are Willing to Dish Red vs. Blue

Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife, Laurel Colless, at the Meridian Ball on Oct. 17. (Lynn Horner Keith Photography) Tricky time to be a diplomat in Washington: Everyone's got an opinion about the presidential campaign ..... except people...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 21, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Parties  
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'Snowmobile'? That Doesn't Cut It in Alaska.

Todd Palin drives his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to the starting line of the Iron Dog snowmobile -- ahem, snow machine -- race in Big Lake, Alaska, in February 2007. (AP Photo/Al Grillo) That nip in the air?...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 21, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Surreal Estate

Don Geronimo (Michael Temchine for The Washington Post) Owner: Don Geronimo No-longer-asking price: $1.6 million Details: The long-reigning local radio superstar left his WJFK gig for the "beach bum" life in Ocean City earlier this year. Two weeks ago,...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 21, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In

Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Hung jury in the Britney Spears trial?! Maybe for real: Jurors deliberating in the pop star's 2007 driving-without-a-license case told the judge yesterday they were like totally...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 21, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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