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Reliable Source: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Weekend Roundup: A-Rod, Aretha, Pirates

Vera Farmiga as Not Valerie Plame, Kate Beckinsale as Not Judy Miller (Yari Film Group) A-Rod finally breaks his silence on his relationsihp with Madonna, offering People magazine some state of the art non-denial denials: "I can tell you...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 6, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Dec. 5, 2008)

FDR and Buzzie (Collection of Curtis Roosevelt) Take note, Sasha and Malia: The Week examines just how exhilarating and just how hellish it is to grow up in the fishbowl existence of the White House, looking back at the...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 5, 2008; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Read This: Jon Hamm, Ed Westwick, Chris Matthews

We're in a Golden Age of Hot Men on TV, argues our colleague Lisa de Moraes. Simon Baker, Kevin McKidd, etc. And they're not just run-of-the-mill cute. These gentlemen are "smarter than their own hair," she writes, and "most...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 5, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Puckishly Conquering a Facebook Pinnacle

The long-anticipated moment arrived early yesterday: Ted Leonsis added his 5,001st "friend" on Facebook. "And it didn't blow up," he said. "The world didn't end." Who better than the gregarious AOL exec and Caps owner to push the surly bonds...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 5, 2008; 1:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stars to Perform for Kennedy Center Honorees

Beyoncé (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) With all the attention given to which celebs are coming to the inauguration, most of the talent for Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors has managed to stay under the radar. The producers like to...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 5, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Back to Lone Star: A Dallas Abode Fit for an Ex-President

The Dallas home purchased by a Bush accountant. (L M Otero -- AP) Well, that was fast. On Wednesday, Laura Bush told reporters she and the president "might be" buying a place in Dallas. Yesterday, the White House announced...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Read This: The G-Man and the Movie Star

Linda Fiorentino. (Michael Gauthier) Elsewhere in Style today: Laura Bush gets just a little bit misty-eyed showing off the White House Christmas decorations to the meda for the last time, and thinking back to 1989 when the family first...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Versatile Mr. Wright, Starring as Hometown Hero

Jeffrey Wright (Fred Prouser/Reuters) Hey, is that Jeffrey Wright? The acclaimed actor looks different in just about every role -- this fall, he was Colin Powell in "W" and CIA agent Felix Leiter in "Quantum of Solace." And we...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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OPRAH WATCH

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The big question: What's Oprah, right, doing for the inauguration? We told you that the multimedia queen was scouting D.C. locales from which to broadcast her show; yesterday she told Access Hollywood she's rented the...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bill Richardson Reveals All, Including His Face

At a press conference yesterday, Bill Richardson laughs while Barack Obama takes a question about Richardson's now-missing beard. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) With a lucky bit of timing, a new issue of Esquire hits newsstands next week with bits of...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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This Just In...

Kid Rock (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) Kid Rock is criticizing a judge who denied his request to perform for the troops, as community service for his role in a Waffle House brawl. "I really take it as a slap in...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Dec. 3, 2008)

Barry Blitt's "Vetting" (The New Yorker) The New Yorker and artist Barry Blitt redeem themselves from the summer's misbegotten and/or misunderstood Obama-radical-fistbump cover with this brilliant one of the president-elect interviewing a series of dogs. The title? "Vetting." Yeah!...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2008; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Kathryn Joosten (Photo by Kathy Hutchins) Mrs. Landingham? ... Mrs. McCluskey? ... Kathryn Joosten, ubiquitous TV actress ("The West Wing," "Desperate Housewives") at Bar Pilar on 14th Street on Monday night, at a table with three younger folks. Turns...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Queen Elizabeth speaks with Condoleezza Rice before a private concert at Buckingham Palace Monday. (John Stillwell/Reuters) "I didn't know you were good." -- Queen Elizabeth II praising Condoleezza Rice after a piano recital at Buckingham Palace Monday. The secretary...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House Won't Hang Christmas Impeachment Ornament

Deborah Lawrence and her ornament (Photo courtesy of Deborah Lawrence) That controversial ornament calling for President Bush's impeachment? Won't hang in the White House after all. "Oh, dear," said Seattle-based artist Deborah Lawrence, who created the red and white...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Chris Wallace: Bush Is No Nixon

AP photo The "panel discussions" of Wonk Washington can be awfully tepid affairs -- maybe because they're not inviting Chris Wallace to enough of them. After a screening of the new "Frost/Nixon" Monday, an A-listy panel (including director Ron...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Christmas Colors for the White House: Red, White and Impeach

** 3:20 p.m. This story updated here: White House Won't Hang Christmas Impeachment Ornament. ** Seattle artist Deborah Lawrence went out on a limb with her subversive ornament for the White House Christmas tree. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Lawrence)...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Love, Etc.

Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Separated: Ivana Trump, 59, and her newish fourth husband, Rossano Rubicondi, 36, she confirmed to the Associated Press yesterday. The couple wed in April after six years of dating, but quietly...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Pool) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver roaming Potomac Village Shopping Center on Saturday morning, casually dressed, with a female friend. Stopped into Starbucks, Rite Aid and a saddlery/gift shop called...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson) "That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. ...It really informs the way she thinks about her life." -- Tina Fey's husband, Jeff Richmond, explaining...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Dec. 1, 2008)

Sasha and Malia Obama pass out food at St. Columbanus Parrish and School Nov. 26. (Frank Polich/Getty Images) Is Malia Obama a budding thespian? The 10-year-old took a kids' drama class this fall at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre (founder: David...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2008; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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While We Were Out: Amy Winehouse, Orlando Bloom, Rosie O'Donnell

Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil (Matt Sayles/AP) The Reliable Source is back to work today, back in print tomorrow. Meanwhile, in today's Names and Faces column, Amy WInehouse's husband says he's the one who introduced her to heroin and crack;...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Weekend Roundup: Michael Phelps, Madonna & A-Rod, Sean Taylor Remembered

Sean Taylor (Washington Post file photo by Jonathan Newton) The Reliable Source took the holiday off. But in Names and Faces on Friday, our colleauge Christian Hettinger told about a local all-star musical tribute to Sean Taylor on the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 30, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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