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Reliable Source: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Poker Advocates Deal to Their Right

Poker players Annie Duke and Greg "Fossilman" Raymer at the Hold 'Em for Horton's Kids event Wednesday night. (Susan Hornyak) Poker is going head to head with religion at this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference. For the first time,...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 27, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

(Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post) Donald Rumsfeld having a less-than-friendly start to his day at a Dupont Circle bus stop. The former defense secretary was waiting for a long-delayed bus when a man in his late 30s with a young...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 27, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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This Just In . . .

Michelle Obama speaks at the White House tribute to Stevie Wonder on Wednesday night. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images) Enlarge Image The tea-length emerald-green silk chiffon dress that Michelle Obama wore to the Gershwin Prize ceremony for Stevie Wonder at...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 27, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This 'Top Chef' Is the Toque of the Town

Carla Hall (Courtesy Bravo) Hootie-hoo! Carla Hall may have lost the "Top Chef" prize, but her time on the cooking-competition series was nothing but a win for her Silver Spring catering business. "We're certainly really busy," she told us...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 26, 2009; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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An 'Affair' Everyone in D.C. Seems to Remember

Gretchen Mol (Kyle Samperton/Courtesy Washington Life magazine)Enlarge Image Really, does Washington love anything better than a juicy, old-fashioned conspiracy? No, which made Tuesday's world premiere of "An American Affair" so much fun. Who, really, was the dead mistress? The little...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 26, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Your Questions Answered About Obama's Speech to Congress

Vice President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listen as President Obama addresses Congress on Tuesday night. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images) What was that shiny spiky thing in front of Nancy Pelosi? A ceremonial silver inkstand from the early...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 26, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Sir Sean Connery at Olives downtown Tuesday night -- black jacket, dining with a blond woman, who seemed a little irked by all the folks stopping to bask in his glory. The Scotsman was in town...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 26, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

(Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) Ted Kennedy turned 77 on Sunday, but his big party comes March 8 at the Kennedy Center: Lauren Bacall, Bill Cosby, Bernadette Peters, John Williams, Hal Prince, James Taylor, Denyce Graves and Brian Stokes Mitchell...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 26, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamarama: Future First Dog News! Sort Of.

(Courtesy of People) So you've heard the Obamas are getting a dog? The first lady dropped a couple more crumbs of vaguely new-ish details in the new issue of People for a nation slobbering for news, any news, about...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 25, 2009; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A Chorus Calls for Song Rights

Dionne Warwick with recording artist Matt Maher after a news conference on Capitol Hill yesterday. (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post)Enlarge Image Fairness: So hot right now! A cluster of high-wattage celebs -- Patti LaBelle, Sheryl Crow, Will.I.Am -- gathered on Capitol...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 25, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In . . .

George Clooney speaks to the media after his meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Wonder why you didn't spot George Clooney at the Oscars? He skipped the...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 25, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Stevie Wonder (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Condi Rice working out at the Energy Club yesterday morning. The former secretary of state worked out for almost two hours at the Shirlington gym -- yup, she's still in town and still...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 25, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamas Set a New Vibe in Motion

President Obama talks with West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III before Earth, Wind & Fire's performance at the White House Sunday night. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) White House dinners may be getting a new groove -- and it was...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 24, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Musician Gets Some Princely Publicity

Jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet (Carla Sims) As Dave Chappelle's publicist, Carla Sims has one of the more interesting jobs in D.C. -- the lady we're always calling to ask, "Someone saw Dave smoking a cigarette outside the White House?"...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 24, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Expecting, again: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Pregnant: Nicole Richie, 27, and Joel Madden, 29, are expecting baby No. 2. Madden announced the news Saturday night on the Good Charlotte Web site: "What's better than winning...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 24, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

">Elton John and Billy Joel embrace onstage at the MCI Center in 2002. (Frank Johnston/The Washington Post) ">Enlarge Image Play ... piano! Nationals Park will host its first music concert when Elton John and Billy Joel perform in the...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 24, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver arrive at the White House for Sunday's National Governors Association Dinner. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Enlarge Image Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver brunching at Clyde's of Georgetown on Sunday, a few hours before the Governors Association dinner at...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 24, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not Much Sleeping at This Wheel

Debra and Michael McQueen with daughter Elizabeth and granddaugher Lisel. (Dave Sanger) One day you're living a quiet life as a D.C. architect -- and suddenly you're a roadie. Mike McQueen and his wife, Debra, have left the suburbs...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 23, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Little Down Time for Those at the Top

White House Social Secretary Desireé Rogers, left, poses with designer Donna Karan at the Donna Karan Collection Fall 2009 fashion show in New York City last Monday. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG)Enlarge Image Travels with the Obama crowd: When...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 23, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In

Condi Rice on "Meet the Press" in December. (AP Photo/Meet The Press, Alex Wong) Condi Rice has signed a three-book, $2.5 million deal with Crown, reports the Associated Press. The former secretary of state will write a book about...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 23, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

B.B. King at the Kodak Theatre last year. (AP Photo/Mark Mainz) B.B. King browsing through Best Buy on Friday afternoon. He went on a shopping spree at the Baileys Crossroads store while his luxury bus waited just outside. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 23, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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