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Reliable Source: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Web Site Takes Politicians at Their Word

Look who's talking: Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.). (Rangel: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Moran and Bartlett: Courtesy of their offices) Ever notice how often Roscoe Bartlett says "oil"? Neither had we! The western Maryland...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 17, 2009; 1:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Film Spurs Cult--of the Deadly Awful?

A fight scene from "Royal Kill." (21st Century Films) When life hands you lemons ... write a press release about your awesome lemonade. The producers of low-budget kung-fu flick "Royal Kill" (filmed in D.C.!) didn't mind our critic Dan...

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

Linda Bollea and Hulk Hogan in 2006. (Evan Agostini/Getty Images) "I totally understand O.J. I get it." -- Hulk Hogan, telling Rolling Stone he could see himself turn "everything into a crime scene ... cutting everybody's throat" amid his...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 17, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Mayor Fenty sports a personalized jersey at Wednesday's Caps game. (Dan Steinberg/The Washington Post) Adrian Fenty sporting a white "Fenty 1" Caps jersey at Wednesday's game -- nicking injured goalie Brent Johnson's number, notes our colleague Dan Steinberg, and...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 17, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In . . .

Tables set for the largest-ever sit-down dinner, ever. (DBKing) Last summer's Alpha Kappa Alpha convention was one for the record books. Guinness World Records announced yesterday that the July 17 meal for 16,206 sorority sisters at the Washington Convention...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 17, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Party Circuit: Shorted Out

Bleak times for D.C.'s reception-hopping class. (File photo/bigstockphoto) Never mind the disappearance of the honeybees or bats. Some dark new wrinkle in the cosmos has disrupted the natural habitat of another creature -- the Washington social butterfly. In other...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 16, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barking Up a Storm About Bo Obama

Bo at his debut Tuesday. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) Can there be too many First Puppy stories? Of course not! "I've worked with a lot of dogs and Bo is incredibly bright and sensitive," trainer Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz told Us Magazine. "Is...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 16, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . .

Bill and Hillary Clinton at the inauguration in January. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) Michael Phelps dining at I Ricchi downtown Tuesday night -- cashmere hoodie, attractive brunet date, no reservations. Carbo-loaded on pasta before moving on to meat and fish...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 16, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NASA's patch for COLBERT: Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill. (AP Photo/NASA) "Those will be the words that will be passed down on space-to- ground: 'It's time for me to jump on COLBERT.' " -- Astronaut Sunita Williams...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 16, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Tipper Gore (Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post) Tipper Gore playing drums with the Grateful Dead onstage at Verizon Center last night. At the end of the main set, a blonde lady suddenly appeared alongside Mickey Hart at his...

By Andrea Browne  |  April 15, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Dead Heads to Oval Office

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in New York City last month. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) "No ties ... and no tie-dyes." That, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Dead dressed for a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 15, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Shell Game: Finders Weepers

A volunteer displays eggs for Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) It's not a real White House Easter Egg Roll until somebody cries. Monday's party was a big success (no small feat when 30,000 people show...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 15, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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This Just In ...

Mel Gibson's 2006 mug shot, taken a month before he separated from his wife. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images) New details in Mel Gibson's divorce case, which is shaping up to be one of the most...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 15, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rep. Aaron Schock in front of the Capitol last November. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) "There's no line of young ladies at my door every morning. ... Maybe when they read my Details profile." -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), the 27-year-old...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 15, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Nats' Home Opener: Winning Day, Losing Team

George Will, one of the higher-ranked VIPs at an opening day low on star power. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post) There were two winners at Nationals Park yesterday: the world champion Philadelphia Phillies and giant foam-head Abe Lincoln, who breezed...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 14, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Little Bo Peek

(Pete Souza/The White House) Sorry, but contrary to many fervent wishes and rumors, the new first dog did not appear at yesterday's White House Easter Egg Roll. Instead, the president's staff released another photo of Bo; this one showing...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 14, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Love, Etc.

Mel Gibson (Rene Macura/AP) Splitting: Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years Robyn Gibson, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles yesterday. Irreconcilable differences, she told the court. So much for one of Hollywood's longest-running unions; the couple,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 14, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Will.I.Am (Albert Gea/Reuters) "Don't bring underwear. You don't want to be that guy with the overweight bag filled with dirty drawers. I buy a seven-pack every week while I'm traveling and throw them away after one wear." -- Will.I.Am,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 14, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In. . .

Bob Ney, in not-so-happier times. (AP) Former Rep. Bob Ney, who lost his job and went to jail for 17 months in connection with the Jack Abramoff bribery scandal, has reemerged with a new gig. Yesterday, he debuted a...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 14, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A House for Bo? Howl Nice!

Daisy and Frango sniff out the Ritz-Carlton's doghouse. If Bo Obama passes, it will go to charity. (Photo by Colleen Evans) Is this the new royal court? The minute Barack Obama was elected, the courtiers lined up bearing gifts...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 13, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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An Eggtravaganza on a Roll

Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel, at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, will be at the White House today. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) This morning's White House Easter Egg Roll is shaping up to be quite an eggtravaganza. To emphasize the...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 13, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Miss Virginia Will Keep Her Hair for Now

Tara Wheeler fell short of her fundraising goal of $500,000. (Courtesy of Tara Wheeler.) No bald Miss Virginia -- for now. Crownholder Tara Wheeler failed to reach her fundraising goal of $500,000 before this past Saturday's deadline and was...

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

Billy Bob Thornton performing in Toronto on Wednesday night. (Fernando Morales-The Globe and Mail via the Canadian Press and AP.) "Canadian audiences seem to be very reserved. We tend to play places where people throw things at each other....

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