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Reliable Source: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

A Marshall Plan for Protocol Chief

Former White House Social Secretary Capricia Marshall, seen here in 1997. (Craig Herndon/The Washington Post) After months of waiting, the White House sent Capricia Marshall's name to the Hill this week for the plum chief of protocol slot --...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 15, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Suit Filed Over 'Farrah's Story'

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal in 2003. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) A producer has sued Farrah Fawcett over a new documentary about her battle with cancer -- on the eve of the show's broadcast. Craig Nevius, who worked with the...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 15, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Jane Seymour (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Jane Seymour and husband James Keach dining with another couple at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown on Wednesday night. She: white pantsuit, red scarf. He: suit. Both actors: spectacularly tan. She's here to show off...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 15, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

The Indonesian Embassy will tour a collection of batiks to six cities this summer. But not just any batiks -- a collection of the Indonesian textiles that belonged to President Obama's mother, Ann Dunham. "A Lady Found a Culture: Barack...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 15, 2009; 12:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

At left: Miss California USA Carrie Prejean. At right: Gov. Sarah Palin -- known then as Sarah Heath -- holds a bouquet of roses after winning the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant contest in 1984. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison; AP Photo/Mat-Su...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Quoted

"I realize now, shortness of breath is kind of code for 'heart problem,' just like exhaustion is code for 'alcoholic.'" -- Robin Williams talking about his recent heart surgery with David Letterman last night. The rehab veteran now knows...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Blood, Toil, Tears and ... Tubs?

Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill in "Into the Storm." (Courtesy of HBO) Hey, did that really happen? It's the nagging question in your head while watching any biopic or historical drama (did Richard Nixon really drunk-dial David Frost, as...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Wanda Sykes (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) Born: Twins to Wanda Sykes and wife Alex, reports People. The comedian kept mum about the babies -- Alex gave birth to Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude on April 27 -- while at the White...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Update

Shanna Moakler (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler abruptly resigned as co-director of the Miss California USA pageant yesterday. "I cannot with a clear conscience move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Ben Stiller (Tim Whitby/Getty Images) Ben Stiller eating space ice cream with his 3-year-old son at the Air and Space Museum yesterday -- the place he filmed the "Night at the Museum" sequel and where he'll attend its premiere...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 14, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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It's a Boy for Rep. Linda Sanchez

Linda Sanchez and her Jim Sullivan (Photo courtesy of Rep. Linda Sanchez) Love, marriage . . . and now the baby carriage. Rep. Linda Sánchez of California gave birth to her first child with husband Jim Sullivan in Washington...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 13, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Zach Braff (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) Zach Braff flouting the dress code at Madam's Organ on Monday. The doorman told him about the rule against ball caps, and the "Scrubs" star removed his -- only to put it back on...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 13, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Love, Etc.

Joy Behar (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) Engaged: Joy Behar and Steve Janowitz, finally getting married after 26 years of dating. "The View" co-host announced on yesterday's show that they would "probably" tie the knot this fall...

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

Cornel West (John Mottern for the Washington Post) "That's not my calling! Yeah, brother, you find me in a crack house before you find me in the White House. I'll go into the crack house before I ever go...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 13, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Donald Trump Lets Miss California Keep Crown

Miss California Carrie Prejean answers a question about gay marriage during last month's Miss USA pageant. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) Donald Trump -- or, as we like to call him, Donald the Beneficent -- declared yesterday that Carrie Prejean can...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 12, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Oh, How the Pageantry Continues

Miss California Carrie Prejean (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) Who won last month's Miss USA pageant? Oh, there were so many winners! Donald Trump, who co-owns the beauty contest for very pretty women (no talent required!) strutting around in bikinis and...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 12, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Emanuels Will Be Reunited in D.C.

Rahm Emanuel will send his kids to the Maret School. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post; Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) Ah, we're going to miss all those restaurant sightings of Rahm Emanuel. The White House chief of staff will probably eat more...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 12, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Surreal Estate

Gerald Ford's former home in Alexandria's Clover area. (File Photo) Seller: Javad Khakbaz Final asking price: $750,000 Details: Three years ago, this 1950s 4BR brick Colonial in Alexandria's Clover neighborhood made a splash on the market -- not for...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Gordon Ramsay (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Gordon Ramsay rushing across Wisconsin Avenue on Friday night while chatting on a cell -- almost running into the side of a fan's car. The "Hell's Kitchen" celebrity chef later resurfaced uninjured at Citronelle....

By The Reliable Source  |  May 12, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hollywood Moves In on Washington Press Prom Parties

The scene at Capitol File's Corcoran party. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Niche Media) It was early this morning at the French ambassador's home when Eva Longoria Parker, deep in conversation with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, noticed the reporter's notebook. "Don't...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 10, 2009; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Parties , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Wanda Sykes's Hottest WHCD Zingers

Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Comedian Wanda Sykes delivered one of the edgier routines in the history of the correspondents' dinner Saturday night. Here are her hot-button lines, broken...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 10, 2009; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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