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Reliable Source: December 21, 2008 - December 27, 2008

While We Were Out: Rock Harper, Eartha Kitt, Lance Armstrong

The Reliable Source is on vacation through the holidays; we will resume publishing new columns on Monday, Jan. 5. In the meantime, some other stories from the pages of Style: Eartha Kitt Lance Armstrong to become a dad again, surprisingly....

By The Reliable Source  |  December 26, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Reliable Source 2008 Year in Review

The Reliable Source Person of the Year: The 7-Year-Old Sasha Obama, far right, with family at Democratic convention.(Jae C. Hong/AP) Years from now-- when they're vying to become senator from New York or something -- we may feel differently,...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 24, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama Follows Lincoln by the Book

A drawing of Abraham Lincoln taking the oath of office at his second inauguration in 1865, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase administering the oath. (AP) Update: The Presidentail Inaugural Committee announced this morning that Barack Obama will use...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 23, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Inaugural Bigwigs (in Name Only)

Maya Soetoro-Ng at the Democratic convention in August. (Preston Keres) Whoo-hoo! The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the honorary co-chairs yesterday. Barack Obama and Joe Biden handpicked a mix of big political names, supporters and family members to serve: former...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 23, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

Donovan McNabb at a Philly news conference this month. (Matt Rourke/AP) Donovan McNabb at Georgia Brown's on Saturday night. The Eagles QB ( jacket, no tie) brought mom Wilma (star of the Campbell's soup commercials, wearing a full-length fur)...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 23, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Samantha Ronson, with Questlove, left, performing in NYC last month. (Roger Kisby/Getty Images) A restaurant industry group is challenging Jeremy Piven's claim of sushi-induced mercury poisoning as his reason for abruptly leaving Broadway's "Speed-the-Plow." The D.C.-based Center for Consumer...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 23, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rhee & Kevin Johnson: Extracurricular Activities?

Kevin Johnson hugging Michelle Rhee after testifying on her behalf at her confirmation hearing last year. (Dayna Smith) She sat on the board of his charter school. He testified at her confirmation hearing. It's well known that D.C. schools...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 22, 2008; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Social Gossip Alert! Marlene Cooke Has Reappeared!

Marlene Cooke, right, with son Rodrigo Garcia, at a Badgley-Mischka fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase this month. (Pamela Sorensen) Washington just got more interesting: Marlene Ramallo Chalmers Cooke -- a regular in the gossip pages...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 22, 2008; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Marine veteran John Warner at a Veterans of Foreign Wars gathering in October 2006. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) "Lieutenant Warner is interested in exerting just enough effort to get by." -- Sen. John Warner's 1951 Marine Corps fitness report, read...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 22, 2008; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh in the new production of "West Side Story" at the National Theatre. (Joan Marcus) Stephen Sondheim catching the latest revival of "West Side Story," for which he wrote the lyrics more than a half-century...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 22, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Roundup: Ted Turner, Val Kilmer, GWB, Greenrooms.

Hey, we haven't run a photo of Paris Hilton in a month, okay? And we couldn't find a good one of Kilmer. You want to see the president's portrait, you follow the links. (Reuters) George and Laura Bush attend...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 21, 2008; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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