Archive: March 2009

Quoted

The April issue of O, the Oprah Magazine.Enlarge Image "Here's the scoop: Not pregnant. And not planning on it." -- Michelle Obama to Oprah Winfrey, the only person on the planet who could ask the first lady about "the rumors...

By The Reliable Source | March 31, 2009; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Finally, Gossip Fans, It's Down to Four

Enlarge Image After an exciting week of playoffs, we're down to our Final Four in the annual Reliable Source Tournament. In the Hometown Heroes bracket, a strong start by D.C. "Top Chef" sweetheart Carla Hall was thwarted by Bald...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Update

Henry Hager and Jenna Bush Hager (Mia Baxter/White House) Jenna Bush Hager's Secret Service protection? Turns out it was her dad who extended it for his girls. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan called us yesterday to say he was...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted

Christopher Hitchens (AP Photo/Chad Rachman) "Well, call me old-fashioned if you will, but I have always taken the view that swastika symbols exist for one purpose only -- to be defaced." -- Christopher Hitchens in the new Vanity Fair,...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obamas Foot White House Redecorating Bill

Laura Bush chats with Michelle Obama in the White House's private residence on Nov. 10. (White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) Who turns down a free $100,000 home makeover? Barack and Michelle Obama, who are writing a personal...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 3:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Sheepskin? No Problem.

White House Political Affairs Director Patrick Gaspard (White House photo) Need a fancy degree to work at the White House? Not necessarily. It's true that President Obama and his team have plenty of diplomas from elite schools. According to...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (5)

Sorry, You're Not on the List

Katheryn Minor and Spot on the runway at Fashion for Paws Saturday night. (Vithaya Photography) One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Event: "Fashion for Paws" fundraiser for the Washington Humane Society on...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quoted

Seth Rogen (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) "Woody Allen created a look for small, nebbishy Jews, and I'm doing the same for chubby Jewish guys. I created a new look for rotund Jews. I have seen more guys lately who kind...

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Update

President Obama fills out his NCAA bracket with ESPN's Andy Katz during their interview in the Map Room of the White House on March 17. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) President Obama's NCAA Tournament bracket? Kinda sad....

By The Reliable Source | March 30, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quoted

Gilbert Arenas (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) "Eventually your words is going to kill you. ... It made me and it's going to kill me, so I might as well stop." Gilbert Arenas explaining to the Associated Press why he's...

By The Reliable Source | March 27, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

This Just In . . .

Shawn Johnson (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) A man who tried to jump the fence at the TV studio of "Dancing With the Stars" was charged yesterday on a felony charge of stalking contestant Shawn Johnson. Prosecutors in Los Angeles said...

By The Reliable Source | March 27, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Serious Role for a Hollywood Veteran

Tom Selleck greets Marine Cpl. Joshua Micheals during an event to announce the future Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Education Center. (Kris Connor/Getty Images) Tom Selleck: Not a Vietnam vet, but he played one on TV! Good enough reason to...

By The Reliable Source | March 27, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Sean Penn (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sean Penn walking into Bistro Bis on Wednesday night, all in black and as usual sporting the best head of hair on two coasts. Later showed up at Capital Grille with a large...

By The Reliable Source | March 27, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Al Franken, Making the Rounds

Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Carlo De Porto, 86, laughs with Al Franken at the USO dinner. (Ginger Wilber/Reflections Photography Inc.) When you're this close to becoming a U.S. senator, you don't want to take any chances. That's why...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (3)

T.O., Out to Tackle Alzheimer's

Terrell Owens chats with actress Lea Thompson at the Alzheimer's Gala Wednesday night. (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post) Many of the venerable faces from so many other Washington events turned out for the National Alzheimer's Gala last night -- Maria...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Heated Exchange? All in Good 'Fun.'

Mark Plotkin and Terry McAuliffe: All in good fun. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post; AP Photo/Steve Helber) That obscenity-laced shouting match between Terry McAuliffe and Mark Plotkin at the Capital Grille on Tuesday night? All in good fun, the former...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

Quoted

Condoleezza Rice (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) "I am so happy to get up in the morning, read the newspaper and not think I have to do anything about what's in it. It's really great." -- Former secretary of state...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

This Just In . . .

Eric Cantor (Alex Wong/Getty Images) House Republican Whip Eric Cantor skipped President Obama's news conference to attend ... Britney Spear's "Circus" concert at Verizon Center on Tuesday night, Wonkette reports. Well ... which would you rather watch? Dennis Quaid...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Tori Amos (Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Tori Amos shopping at Hu's Wear in Georgetown on Tuesday night with her stylist. The Maryland-bred singer (black trench, big shades, Viktor & Rolf bag) bought some Veronique Branquinho clothes and a neon hand-screen-printed...

By The Reliable Source | March 26, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who Listened When His Fish Talked?

Thomas Edwards' "School of Fish Pain." (Courtesy of the artist) See them in action here. Thomas Edwards --> It takes a trained eye to detect the artistic antecedents of a fast-food commercial. But the influences popped out at art...

By The Reliable Source | March 25, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Get in the Game

Enlarge Image Your NCAA bracket already in the tank? Still time to enter the 2009 Reliable Source Gossip Tourney. Early favorites for the Final Four: Michelle Obama's awesome arms, the improbable Sen. Roland Burris, Bald Miss Va. ("It's just...

By The Reliable Source | March 25, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted, Part I

(James M. Thresher for the Washington Post) "Note the deer has kind of a 'Matt-in-the-headlights' look." -- "Today" co-host Lester Holt on the New York Daily News report about Matt Lauer's run-in with a deer. Lauer went flying off...

By The Reliable Source | March 25, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted, Part II

Lindsay Lohan (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) "If people would just leave my personal life alone -- because it's really not that interesting -- then I could land a great role. But all the sicko fans and the noise is so distracting."...

By The Reliable Source | March 25, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Kellie Williams (third from left) at Target.Enlarge Image Capt. Keith Colburn, one of the manly stars of Discovery's hit fishing-boat reality drama "Deadliest Catch," dining at Capitol Hill's chichi Sonoma on Monday night with wife Florence and local chef/sustainable-seafood guru...

By The Reliable Source | March 25, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Frank Luntz's' Tweet Nothings

Frank Luntz's Twitter: Not really written by Frank Luntz, shown in 2004. (Photo courtesy Frank Luntz) For more than a year, a couple thousand Twitter fans tuned into the musings of political consultant Frank Luntz. Like the microblogs of...

By The Reliable Source | March 24, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (3)

Update on Jenna Bush Hager

Henry Hager and Jenna Bush Hager (Mia Baxter/White House) The big question about Jenna Bush Hager's Secret Service van being towed in Baltimore for unpaid tickets: Why does she still have security two months after her dad left office?...

By The Reliable Source | March 24, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Christian Slater (David Livingston/Getty Images) Joe and Jill Biden brunching at Cafe Milano on Sunday. The veep (blue blazer, blue and white shirt, no tie) and his wife arrived on foot and sat outside on the side patio at...

By The Reliable Source | March 24, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Love, Etc.

David Letterman (John Paul Filo for CBS, via Associated Press) Married: David Letterman, 61, to longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko, 48, Thursday in Choteau, Mont. The talk show host announced the nups at the taping of tonight's show, saying he...

By The Reliable Source | March 23, 2009; 6:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

TV Explosion on Potomac Will Be Over in a Flash

That bright flash over the Potomac? Nothing to worry about -- just the return of TV pilot-filming season to D.C. The latest is a CBS Paramount show about the FBI's field office, dubbed "Washington Field." A memo from a city...

By The Reliable Source | March 23, 2009; 5:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

2009 Reliable Source Tournament

A change of administration ends Jenna Bush's dominance of our annual tourney, and a new crop of contenders we never imagined a year ago (Roland Burris? Val Kilmer?) is coming on strong. Send your picks for the Gossip Final Four...

By The Reliable Source | March 23, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (3)

Love, Etc.

Bruce Willis (Peter Kramer/Associated Press) Wed: Bruce Willis, 54, to lingerie model Emma Heming, 32, Saturday at the action star's home on Turks & Caicos, People and Us report. Oh, and guess who was at the ceremony? Ex-wife Demi...

By The Reliable Source | March 23, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

(Nick Ut/Associated Press) . . . Arnold Schwarzenegger fiddling with an unlit cigar through dinner at Bourbon Steak on Friday night, with a security detail taking up an entire table nearby. Was very sweet to two little girls who...

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

A roasty-toasty time at the Gridiron

Garcon, more champagne! In dire need of booze and belly laughs, 600 of the capital's journalists (laid off, bought out) and politicians (raged at, stimulused out) squeezed into the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Marriott downtown for the annual Gridiron...

By The Reliable Source | March 21, 2009; 11:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Report: Jenna's Secret Service Vehicle Towed

Henry Hager and Jenna Bush Hager (Mia Baxter/The White House) Baltimore news outlets are reporting that a vehicle in Jenna Bush Hager's "protective detail" was towed from her neighborhood because of several unpaid parking tickets. WBAL News and InvestigativeVoice.Com...

By The Reliable Source | March 20, 2009; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (6)

Fall Doesn't Keep This Senator Down

Sen. Lisa Murkowski -- in a wheelchair, holding her crutches -- is recovering from a ski accident. (Courtesy of Sen. Murkowski's office) Sen. Lisa Murkowski has spent the past two weeks moving around Capitol Hill in a wheelchair --...

By The Reliable Source | March 20, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

A First Lady With a Head for Style

During a visit to Cameroon this week, Pope Benedict XVI speaks to Cameroon's President Paul Biya, left, as Biya's wife Chantal applauds. (Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)Enlarge Image Oh, sure, everyone agrees that Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy know how to put together...

By The Reliable Source | March 20, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (8)

Love, Etc.

Marc Jacobs (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for IMG) Engaged: Designer Marc Jacobs to his ad-exec boyfriend of about a year, Lorenzo Martone, Women's Wear Daily reported yesterday. No date set, and no word on the jurisdiction in which they'll make...

By The Reliable Source | March 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Ben Affleck and Allen Iverson (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Ben Affleck and Allen Iverson watching jazz pianist Marcus Johnson playing in the lobby of the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton at the same time Wednesday night -- but no,...

By The Reliable Source | March 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Breaking Down the Prez's Picks

President Obama fills out his NCAA bracket with ESPN's Andy Katz during their interview in the Map Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) There's so much you can tell about a...

By The Reliable Source | March 19, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

This Just In ...

(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds) The stars will turn out for the first lady today, in a series of visits to local schools commemorating Women's History Month. It's a lineup reminiscent of the celebrity-packed inaugural events and other recent Obama White...

By The Reliable Source | March 19, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (6)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Val Kilmer, dressed as King Bacchus XLI, throws doubloons from his Mardi Gras float in New Orleans last month. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Enlarge Image Val Kilmer at a FedEx Kinko's in Old Town Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon, talking on a cellphone...

By The Reliable Source | March 19, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted

Rep. Steve Kagen (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post), an allergist, thinks the Obamas should just get a golden retriever (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). "Get a golden retriever and shave it." -- Congressman and allergist Steve Kagen's advice to Michelle Obama,...

By The Reliable Source | March 19, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Puppy Love at the Veep's House

Vice President Joe Biden holds Champ, his German Shepherd puppy, shortly after purchasing it in December. (AP Photo/Brown Family)Enlarge Image The newest member of the vice president's family is adorable, energetic -- and bad for the carpeting at the Naval...

By The Reliable Source | March 18, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (6)

Queen of the Green in D.C. for St. Paddy's

Aoife Kelly, the 2008 International Rose of Tralee, at an Irish Embassy reception at the St. Regis Tuesday. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post)Enlarge Image All the Irish faces you'd expect turned out for the Irish Embassy's super-packed Saint Patrick's Day reception...

By The Reliable Source | March 18, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Actress Richardson Is Hospitalized

Natasha Richardson (Jeff Zelevansky/Reuters) Natasha Richardson, the actress wife of Liam Neeson, was hospitalized with serious head injuries after a fall on a ski slope near Montreal. A rep for the Mont Tremblant resort told reporters that the 45-year-old...

By The Reliable Source | March 18, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

This Just In . . .

White House fountains ran green for the first time ever yesterday. Michelle Obama got the idea from annual Saint Patrick's Day festivities in Chicago, where the river is dyed emerald. More love for the first lady's style: The Council...

By The Reliable Source | March 18, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's No Joke, but He's Still Laughing

Don Imus, in 2007, shared serious personal news on the air yesterday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Inappropriate humor is Don Imus's specialty, and he did not let up even when announcing yesterday that he has cancer. The controversial radio host...

By The Reliable Source | March 17, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quoted

"Tyra Banks went on her show in her bathing suit and said, 'Kiss my fat [bottom].' That's what I feel right now. I'm like, kiss my fat [bottom]!" -- Meghan McCain on "The View" yesterday, responding to Laura Ingraham's...

By The Reliable Source | March 17, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (5)

This Just In . . .

Joe and Jean Biden at the Democratic National Convention. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden is recovering from hip surgery yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania. The veep's 91-year-old mother fell Sunday at her home in Delaware...

By The Reliable Source | March 17, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . .?

Gloria Estefan (Alan Diaz/AP) Val Kilmer lunching with two others at Overwood in Old Town Alexandria yesterday; business-casual blue blazer. Presumably back in town doing more prep work for his possible New Mexico guv campaign. Bison burger, subbed a...

By The Reliable Source | March 17, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Miss Virginia's Good News/Bald News Fundraising Plea

Allyson McClellan and Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler. (Courtesy Tara Wheeler) The latest look in the pageant business: a bald beauty queen. It required permission from both the Miss America Organization and state pageant officials, but Miss Virginia 2008 Tara...

By The Reliable Source | March 16, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (9)

All's Fair in the Battle of the GOP Blondes

Meghan McCain at last year's White House Correspondent's Association dinner. (Rich Lipski) It's "Mean Girls" -- Republican style! The blondes of the GOP let loose last week and it wasn't pretty: Meghan McCain on Ann Coulter in Monday's Daily...

By The Reliable Source | March 16, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Debbie Allen at the White House in 2006. (Reuters/Mannie Garcia) Michelle Obama and her mom, Marian Robinson, at the Kennedy Center Saturday night. The two, along with a small group of friends, attended "Oman . . . O Man!"...

By The Reliable Source | March 16, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

This Just In

Lindsay Lohan at the Charlotte Ronson fashion show in New York last month. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Lindsay Lohan is not expected in court today despite an arrest warrant issued Friday by the Beverly Hills Superior Court, reports the Associated...

By The Reliable Source | March 16, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Joaquin Phoenix, Acting in His Best Interest?

Joaquin Phoenix performs at Miami Beach's LIV nightclub early Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Seth Browarnik) Oh, Joaquin. It's been an antic few months for the Oscar nominee, who was poised on the brink of first-name-only superstardom -- before announcing he's...

By The Reliable Source | March 13, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Takes a Break From the Gridiron

The Gridiron Club's symbol. Spring break vs. a Washington institution? No contest. President Obama is skipping the Gridiron Club dinner next week, according to members of the 124-year-old press organization; they've been told he's spending the week with his...

By The Reliable Source | March 13, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Love, Etc.

Melody Barnes (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News) Engaged: Melody Barnes, 44, and Marland Buckner, 42. She's a senior domestic policy adviser at the White House; he's a Democratic staffer-turned-lobbyist. The two met 10 years ago (she was Ted Kennedy's chief counsel;...

By The Reliable Source | March 13, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Rob Lowe (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images) Rob Lowe, treating his sons to some dining, D.C. power-broker-style, on Wednesday -- first, at the White House mess, where they were seen lunching with an Obama staffer ("Welcome to the West...

By The Reliable Source | March 13, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

This Just In . . .

Chesley Sullenberger (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Gary O'Brien) Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has a $2.5 million deal with William Morrow for two books -- a narrative of life lessons that led to his plane's safe landing on the Hudson...

By The Reliable Source | March 13, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seeking Representation at the Top

(Stephanie Kuykendal/The Washington Post) Fifty days into the new administration, and the motorcade license-plate watchers are still waiting and wondering: Will President Obama put the District's "Taxation Without Representation" plates on his limo? Bill Clinton made a minor splash...

By The Reliable Source | March 12, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

PETA's Star Gimmick Is Tough to Swallow

George Clooney-flavored tofu? PETA wants to make it happen. (Clooney: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian; tofu: AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Yalonda M. James) Just when we thought we'd seen it all from PETA -- the animal rights organization known for high-profile...

By The Reliable Source | March 12, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (59)

Quoted

Ashley Alexandra Dupré (AP Photo) "Russell Simmons and I have been going to the same class, and he's just an amazing and wonderful person and spirit. ... He's become a mentor, and has helped me work through my issues....

By The Reliable Source | March 12, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (2)

Young Love Comes to an End in Alaska

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin at the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) Split: Bristol Palin, 18, and Levi Johnston, 19 -- he confirmed to the Associated Press last night. The couple, whose pregnancy rocked the 2008 campaign (son...

By The Reliable Source | March 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (10)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones dining together at La Chaumière on Tuesday night. The two were in town to attend a "neighborhood celebration" honoring Hillary Clinton at the Italian Embassy last...

By The Reliable Source | March 12, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

On the Hill, He's Simply Smashing

Billy Corgan went into Washington geek mode for more than three hours of testimony on the Performance Rights Act. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Billy Corgan -- one of us! The Smashing Pumpkins frontman dialed back the rock-star charisma -- waaaaay...

By The Reliable Source | March 11, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Familiar Refrain

Rihanna and Chris Brown at the MTV Movie Awards in June. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Chris Brown's arraignment on felony charges for the alleged attack on girlfriend Rihanna is postponed until April 6 -- but no such delay on round-the-clock...

By The Reliable Source | March 11, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted

Christine Beatty and Kwame Kilpatrick in May 2007. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas) Beatty: This is one of those humor me questions, when I send you messages like the last one I sent, do you feel "special" LOL (remember,...

By The Reliable Source | March 11, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Surreal Estate

Timothy Geithner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) SELLER: Timothy Geithner ASKING PRICE: $1.635 million DETAILS: Looks like he's planning to stay. The new Treasury secretary and his wife, Carole, have put their New York home on the market -- and...

By The Reliable Source | March 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

When Reality TV Comes a-Courtin'

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fl.), seated behind desk, is flanked by members of his staff who were featured in the 2006 Sundance Channel original series "The Hill." Lale Mamaux is standing on the left. (Courtesy of the Sundance Channel) Are...

By The Reliable Source | March 10, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Media vs. Politicos in a Different Arena

Kim Martucci of Channel 9 crashes down on Councilmember Muriel Bowser at yesterday's D.C. Council/D.C. Media basketball game at the Verizon Center. (Adam Tuss/WTOP) It's just as well that ethics kept us from betting when the D.C. Council played...

By The Reliable Source | March 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Mayor Adrian Fenty and his twin sons Andrew, left, and Matthew. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) The Fenty twins -- Matthew and Andrew -- getting a "Happy Birthday" serenade by the brunch crowd at Georgia Brown's on Sunday. The just-turned-9-year-olds...

By The Reliable Source | March 10, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Update: Angelina's D.C. Movie Shoot

Angelina Jolie at the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro station during filming Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) The suspicious activity you might have seen on a Southwest Freeway overpass this weekend? Nothing to call in about...

By The Reliable Source | March 9, 2009; 8:00 PM ET | Comments (4)

The White House: Party Central

President Obama talks with guests at a dinner for congressional leadership at the White House last Wednesday. (Pool Photo by Dennis Brack via Getty Images) Looking to score an invitation to the White House? Might be a good idea...

By The Reliable Source | March 9, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Icy Relationship?

Jack Way, Tim Regan and Sen. John Kerry playing in the Lawmakers Vs. Lobbyists Charity Ice Hockey Game. (Justin Mein) Can you really get a bruising, no-holds-barred hockey game going when it's "Lawmakers vs. Lobbyists"? Aren't these two groups...

By The Reliable Source | March 9, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

Rob Lowe (MJ Kim/Getty Images) Rob Lowe on 17th Street near the White House on Saturday -- dark suit, bright red tie, aviator shades. (And earlier, dropping by the Rosslyn Starbucks, and later playfully staring down one of the...

By The Reliable Source | March 9, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted

Meghan in happier times, at the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner last year. (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) "As the father of three daughters, I know I speak for many fathers when I say congratulations on slowing down her...

By The Reliable Source | March 9, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pitt Stops in D.C.: Activist Actor Starts at the Top

Brad Pitt arrives at the Capitol on Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Enlarge Image He started his morning at the White House, visiting with President Obama. Then into a private meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, before rounding out the afternoon...

By The Reliable Source | March 6, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (2)

Wonder if They'll Do Secret Santa Later

President Obama meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the Oval Office on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The perfect gift -- so hard to find! The White House drew flak from U.K. media for the U.S. half of...

By The Reliable Source | March 6, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

This Just In . . .

Rihanna and Chris Brown perform together at Madison Square Garden in December. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Chris Brown was charged in L.A. yesterday with two felonies -- assault likely to cause great bodily injury, and making criminal threats -- in...

By The Reliable Source | March 6, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted, Part 1

The White House's newly installed swing and play set for the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha. It's right outside the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Enlarge Image "They ran right for it. They were really, really excited. All four of them."...

By The Reliable Source | March 6, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quoted, Part 2

Members of U2 (from left, Adam Clayton, Bono, Edge and Larry Mullen Jr.) hold street signs in New York City on Tuesday. A portion of West 53rd Street was renamed "U2 Way." (Gary Hershorn/Reuters) "They said it was a...

By The Reliable Source | March 6, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brangelina in Washington, Day 2: Pitt Meets POTUS

Angelina Jolie, seen here filming a scene from "Salt" at the Navy Memorial on Thursday. (Courtesy of the United States Navy Memorial)Enlarge Image Today in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt news: She continued filming her spy thriller "Salt," with a...

By The Reliable Source | March 5, 2009; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

High in the Air, a Hill Spouse Comes to the Rescue

Beverly Young delivers food to a wounded soldier at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center in 2005. (Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post) Beverly Young heard the flight crew call for a doctor 20 minutes into her Tampa-to-D.C. flight yesterday; no one...

By The Reliable Source | March 5, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jolie and Pitt, on Task in D.C.

In "Salt," Angelina Jolie plays a CIA officer who disguises her appearance until she can prove she's not a spy. The film began shooting in Washington this week. (Sony Pictures Entertainment via PR Newswire) The Brangelina has landed! Angelina...

By The Reliable Source | March 5, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

The 'Bachelor' Code of Honor

Tessa Horst and former "Bachelor" star Andy Baldwin, back when they were a couple. (By Craig Sjodin--ABC) So, what does local man-about-town and former "Bachelor" star Andy Baldwin think about the surprise finale of the romance reality show? He's...

By The Reliable Source | March 5, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Forget Football? Taylor's Got Stars in His Eyes

Jason Taylor and his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Edyta Sliwinska, perform on the show last May in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Kelsey McNeal)Enlarge Image Next up for Jason Taylor: Hollywood? The hunky Redskins defensive end, released from the team...

By The Reliable Source | March 4, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Quoted

Meghan McCain. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) "It's like someone taking Lisa Marie Presley out on a date and singing 'Hound Dog' in the middle of dinner." Meghan McCain on a suitor who praised her "maverick" choices and "straight talking." In an...

By The Reliable Source | March 4, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Conan O'Brien (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Conan O'Brien touring the Newseum yesterday -- olive T-shirt, black coat, jeans. The talk-show host, in town for a Ford's Theatre symposium Monday on "Lincoln as Humorist" (who knew he was an expert?), checked...

By The Reliable Source | March 4, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Love, Etc.

Fox News Channel correspondent Jennifer Griffin, right, in Iraq. (Courtesy of Fox News Channel) Born: a son, Luke Griffin Myre, to Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin, at GW Hospital on Monday night. Eight pounds 10 ounces; everyone's fine. The...

By The Reliable Source | March 4, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

This Just In . . .

Rod Blagojevich (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Passing the torch: Michael Chertoff and wife Meryl hosted a dinner Sunday at their Potomac home to welcome Janet Napolitano, his successor as Homeland Security secretary. Stephen Breyer, Susan Collins, Greg Craig, Kathy...

By The Reliable Source | March 4, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Lucinda Williams dining Sunday night at Nathans in Georgetown (yes, still open after all and looks like it might stay that way). The gravelly voiced alt-country star (black hair, black leather jacket, jeans) came in with full entourage and band...

By Jonathan Padget | March 3, 2009; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hmm. That Pose Sure Seems Familiar ...

Michelle Obama's official White House portrait bears a striking resemblance to the photo used for the cover of Hillary Clinton's book "An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History," published in 2000. (AP Photo/The White House, Joyce N....

By The Reliable Source | March 3, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (4)

King's Fundraiser: A Disheartening Economic Trend

Larry King (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) Another victim of the recession: the annual party for the Larry King Cardiac Foundation. Known for its A-list entertainers (Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Patti LaBelle), the benefit started in Washington 16 years ago, then...

By The Reliable Source | March 3, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Love, Etc.

Boris Becker and Lilly Kerssenberg (Ina Fassbender/Reuters)Enlarge Image Engaged: Boris Becker, 41, to his on-off sometime-model girlfriend of four years, Lilly Kerssenberg, 30, People reports. So, just erase from your mind all news of his brief engagement last summer to...

By The Reliable Source | March 3, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quoted

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) "Thank you for calling the White House comment line. Due to inclement weather, the comment line is closed at this time. Thank you very much for your patience." -- Outgoing voice-mail message Monday at 1600 Pennsylvania...

By The Reliable Source | March 2, 2009; 4:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

To Keep It Real in D.C., They're Sticking to the Script

Krista Johnson and Katherine Kennedy at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in September. (Paul Morse/Lifetime Television) Are you sitting down? Because we have uncovered evidence that these so-called reality TV shows might not be so . . . real. No,...

By The Reliable Source | March 2, 2009; 1:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ri-united

Rihanna and Chris Brown performing in New York last December. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) The saga of Rihanna and Chris Brown took an unexpected -- and for many fans, unhappy -- turn this weekend with news that they've reunited -- and...

By The Reliable Source | March 2, 2009; 1:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

This Just In...

Roy Horn with one of his white tigers at the Mirage in 1996. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Siegfried and Roy took their final curtain call in Las Vegas on Saturday -- with the white tiger that almost killed Roy in...

By The Reliable Source | March 2, 2009; 1:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hey, Isn't That...?

Marian Robinson at a Women for Obama luncheon last year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Marian Robinson at Kurt Elling's concert Saturday at the Kennedy Center. The first mother-in-law and three friends came to hear the Chicago jazz singer, who...

By The Reliable Source | March 2, 2009; 1:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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