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Reliable Source: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

At First Lady's Luncheon, Timeless Touches

What do Michelle Obama, Mamie Eisenhower and Blake Lewis have in common? (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak; AP File Photo; PRNewsFoto/ARISTA Records, 19 Recordings) With all this talk about a modern first lady, it's easy to forget how retro Washington can...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 1, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Love, Etc.

Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn arrive at the 81st Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Divorcing: Sean Penn, 48, and Robin Wright Penn, 43 -- maybe this time for real. The acting duo filed for divorce in December 2007...

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

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in the 1986 film "Top Gun." (File Photo) "I'm done with the man thing. I did that. I need to move on in life." -- Kelly McGillis telling SheWired.com that she's "definitely" seeking a...

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

Former President George H. W. Bush speaks at the dedication of the Billy Graham Library last May. (Getty Images File Photo) George H.W. Bush, lunching at Westend Bistro yesterday with a group of about four and a surprisingly massive...

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This Just In . . .

Elizabeth Edwards now says her husband "should not have run" for president because of the extramarital affair they both kept secret during his campaign. John Edwards's wife, in a new memoir, writes that he confessed his liaison with Rielle Hunter...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 1, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A History Lesson in the Slammer

Rep. John Lewis, at left, and Rep. Jim McGovern, center, have their belongings taken by U.S. Secret Service after being arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy on Monday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Think being in Congress gets you special...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 30, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Bob Dylan, left, after being named a commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters in January 1990; and Nicolas Sarkozy, right, during a state visit to Spain this week. (AP Photo/Lionel Cirroneau; Reuters/Eric Feferberg)Enlarge Image "It was like looking...

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Update

Debra Lee (Susan Pleiman) The buyer of the Obamas' autographs at the Sidwell Friends fundraiser Saturday? BET's Debra Lee, who snapped up two magazine covers (the president on Rolling Stone, the first lady on Vogue) donated by the White...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 30, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Tony Bennett sings during an event at the Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Martina Navratilova sitting with two friends in the lower-level good seats at Verizon Center for Game 7 of the NHL playoff series on Tuesday. Cheering...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 30, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Rep. Bart Gordon (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Rep. Bart Gordon yesterday seized his 20th straight win as Fastest Man in Congress in the American Council of Life Insurers' Capital Challenge three-miler -- despite facing new competition from abs-of-steel freshman Rep....

By The Reliable Source  |  April 30, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bennett's Birthday Bouquet for Duke Ellington

"Duke Ellington" by Tony Bennett. Watercolor and graphite on paper, c. 1993. (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Tony Bennett) Singer Tony Bennett -- who moonlights as a painter -- celebrated the 110th birthday of close friend Duke...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Opinion Awards: Prom for Wonks!

Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com shows off his Blogger of the Year trophy at The Week Opinion Awards. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post) So Lindsey Graham and Claire McCaskill are debating CAFE standards and "reconciliation" with Washington Post Pulitzer winner Gene...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bo vs. Champ, Round 1

Champ, the Bidens' German shepherd. (Ralph Alswang)Enlarge Image Guess who stole the show at the veep's house Monday night? Champ, the German shepherd puppy, who crashed Jill Biden's party for the 2009 Teachers of the Year. "How nice, he's licking...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sondheim the Softie

Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim at Signature's Sondheim Award Gala on Monday night. (Russ Hirshon) Things we learned at Signature Theatre's first Sondheim Award dinner Monday night: Stephen Sondheim is a real softie -- the legendary composer wiped his...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Broderick and Parker at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday.(Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Expecting: Sarah Jessica Parker, 44, and Matthew Broderick, 47 -- who will soon have twin girls via a surrogate mom, Entertainment Weekly reports. (They haven't disclosed her...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rep. Linda Sánchez Ties the Knot

Hitched: Linda Sanchez and Jim Sullivan, on their wedding day. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Linda Sanchez.) So much for the first unwed mom in Congress! Rep. Linda Sánchez and beau Jim Sullivan quietly tied the knot in Hartford, Conn.,...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Place to Say 'Ahoy, Dreamboat!'

Tommy the Matchmaker with friends in the Yacht Club's heyday. (Steve King) The Yacht Club is back -- for the occasional three-hour cruise. The singles bar for the old and restless is returning to Bethesda next month at the...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bid News at Sidwell Friends

The middle school at Sidwell Friends. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) A pair of Obama autographs -- the president's on his Rolling Stone cover, the first lady's on her Vogue cover -- fetched a four-figure sum at a Sidwell Friends...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, working the red carpet at the Oscars in February. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Dating: "Slumdog Millionaire" co-stars Dev Patel, 19, and Freida Pinto, 24 -- at least, so says Dev's mom. Though the couple have played...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) "The only thing I have against her is that she threatens to surpass me in attracting the left's hatred." -- Ann Coulter extolling Sarah Palin in the "Time...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Trump Promises Golf Par Excellence

Donald Trump on a golf course in Scotland April, 2006. (James Fraser/Bloomberg News) Donald Trump came to Loudoun County on Friday and promised 250 members of the Lowes Island Club that he would create the best-ever world-class golf course...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Role Reversal

Helen Thomas next to fav Sam Donaldson in the White House press briefing room,1986. (Frank Johnston) The tables were turned on Helen Thomas last week when the veteran White House correspondent finally had to answer some tough questions herself....

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In

Chris Matthews on the set of "Hardball" last year. (Rich Lipski) President Obama did what millions of Americans do on a beautiful weekend: played golf. In his first game since taking office, the First Duffer (tan shirt, shorts, saddle...

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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HEY, ISN'T THAT . . . ?

Kevin Spacey in Barcelona in February. (Manu Fernandez/AP) Kevin Spacey and a bunch of business types lunching Saturday on the patio at Stars restaurant on P Street, where he signed autographs, posed for pictures. The Academy Award winner is...

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