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Reliable Source: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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