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Reliable Source: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

A D.C. Final Four, Frozen in Time

Better than they look: hockey-puck brownies at the Frozen Four party. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post) Big Final Four tournament in D.C. this weekend! So, where are all the celebrity fans and flashy parties? Um, we're talking hockey, people. Hockey...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 10, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Who's the New 'Life' of the Party?

Bob Johnson (Stephen Chernin/AP) Who's up and who's down on the dinner party circuit? Washington Life magazine, the glossy social bible, just released a new "A" list headed by (shocker) President and Michelle Obama. It's a cheerfully subjective ranking:...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 10, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Lynn Redgrave (Evan Agostini/Getty Images) Lynn Redgrave dining at Bistro Bis on Wednesday night, wearing all black except for a red ribbon pin. Instantly recognizable from that marvelous accent. Ate every bite of her arctic char. She's doing a...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Bruce Springsteen (Alex Brandon/Associated Press) Implicated: Bruce Springsteen, who was fingered as the other man in divorce filings by a New Jersey businessman, the Star-Ledger reports. Arthur J. Kelly claimed in court papers that wife Ann C. Kelly committed...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 10, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Funniest Home Videos' Find a Home at Smithsonian

And now, it's part of history: Tom Bergeron shows off some of the artifacts from "America's Funniest Home Videos," now part of the Smithsonian's collection. (Hugh Talman for the Smithsonian) It seems like every week someone is offloading celebrity...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 9, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'State of Play's' Sense of Place

Russell Crowe shooting "State of Play" in front of Ben's Chili Bowl last year. (Ricky Carioti/TWP) Finally -- a D.C. movie that gets D.C. right! Well, sort of. "State of Play," opening next week, spent a month filming here...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 9, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Lohan and Ronson in happier times, last fall. (Peter Kramer/AP) "Everyone turned on me. ... I felt like I was in 'Mean Girls,' but worse: 'Mean Girls' was a movie." -- Lindsay Lohan in a weepy interview with Us...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 9, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart and her son, Liam, at the National Zoo Tuesday visiting Happy the Hippo and zookeeper Jay Tee Taylor. (Jessie Cohen/National Zoo) Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart continuing their fine-dining tour of Washington, showing up with...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 9, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Levi Johnston at the Republican convention. (Susan Walsh/AP) "Probably that my family's white trash." -- Levi Johnston on the biggest misconception about him, in an interview with the CBS "Early Show" yesterday, escalating his passive-aggressive talk-show battle with ex-fiancee...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 9, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford at an Oscar party in L.A. last year. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart touring the National Zoo yesterday with her son Liam; got to see the pandas and the newborn gorilla. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 8, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

(Courtesy of Essence) "You would not be able to shut him up! He would not be able to stand this. He would be beaming until you would just want him to stop talking." -- First mother-in-law Marian Robinson, on...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 8, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Samantha Ronson (left) and Lindsay Lohan at Lotus Lounge last fall. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images For IMG) Born: A nine-pound son, Asher Liam Senor, to CNN anchor Campbell Brown, 40, and her hedge-funder husband, former Bush Iraq spokesman Dan Senor,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 8, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In. . .

Jim Gibbons (John Locher/AP) Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) said "incompatibility" caused his messy divorce from Dawn, his wife of 22 years -- but in documents unsealed Monday, the state's first lady accuses the former congressman of two affairs...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 8, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Kumar' Goes to the White House, Gets a Job

Kal Penn campaigning for Barack Obama at the University of Maryland in February 2008 . . . (Ricky Carioti/Washington Post) We've had actors-turned-mayors, and actors-turned-governors ... but actors-turned-White House staffers? That's a new one! "House" star Kal Penn --...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 7, 2009; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Surreal Estate

Lea Berman, seen here inspecting the White House's State Dining Room in 2005. (Rich Lipski/The Washington Post) Sellers: Wayne and Lea Berman Asking price: $20 million Details: With their youngest daughter headed for college, the Republican lobbyist and his...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 7, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted

Eliot Spitzer (AP Photo/Tim Roske) "Not frequently -- not long in the grand context of my life." -- Eliot Spitzer on "Today" telling Matt Lauer that, yeah, he paid call girls for sex, but not that often. New York's...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 7, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) When Costa Rican paparazzi shot pictures of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's second wedding Saturday, bodyguards shot back -- using real bullets. In a police complaint, a photographer said private guards...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 7, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Tatyana Ali at the 2003 NAACP Image Awards (Steve Grayson/Wireimage.com) Tatyana Ali lunching with a friend at Zola in Penn Quarter on Friday. Jeans, pink blouse. Crab omelet and Brussels sprouts. She played Ashley on "The Fresh Prince of...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 7, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C.'s "Blonde Charity Mafia" on TV This Summer

"Blonde Charity Mafia" cast members Krista Johnson, left, and Katherine Kennedy at a benefit event, filmed for the show, last September. (Paul Morse/Lifetime Television) We thought this day would never arrive! But finally, our colleague Lisa de Moraes reports...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Levi Johnston, Caught in the Crossfire

Levi Johnston, left, takes to Tyra's couch. (Karl Giant/Warner Bros.) It really stinks when your girlfriend and your sister hate each other. That was the biggest insight to come out of Tyra Banks's much-hyped interview with Bristol Palin's ex-fiance,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Bald Miss Va.? Not a Shorn Thing

Tara Wheeler with students at a Virginia Beach school. (Courtesy of Tara Wheeler.) Seems that people really dig the idea of a bald beauty queen. After we wrote about Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler three weeks ago, there was a...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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It Took an Arm-y to Beat Oprah

Michelle Obama's arms, seen here with some of the other G20 spouses in London last week.(Steve Parsons/AP) In our Reliable Source Final Four matchups, Tara Wheeler put up a stupendous fight -- but then Levi Johnston blabbed to Tyra...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Quoted

Mike Walter back with the old WUSA-9 news team, Andrea Roane and Kim Martucci. (File photo) "I wish I could have delivered the news about myself. [anchorman voice] 'Fifty-three thousand people lost their jobs -- and I was one...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

Ben Stein. (Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post) Ben Stein overhearing some wiseacres making "Ferris Bueller" jokes about him at Georgetown's Gelateria Dolce Vita Saturday night; he walked over to say hi. Is every day of his life like that?...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 6, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In. . .

Martin Scorsese. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters) Martin Scorsese will receive the Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award on April 21, the Motion Picture Association of America plans to announce this morning. He'd be the second winner of the biennial prize, after Clint Eastwood...

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