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Reliable Source: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Couric's Roast: Well Done, Yet Juicy

Katie Couric chats with Rick Kaplan at her roast. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post) What's so funny about Katie Couric? Oh, lots. The perkiness, the boy toys, the lousy ratings. She's a comic gold mine! And we haven't even mentioned...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 22, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Michael Douglas Goes (Anti) Nuclear

Michael Douglas (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) Does it make sense to have Michael Douglas -- movie star, Oscar winner, Mr. Catherine Zeta-Jones -- moderating a panel on global nuclear policy? Well, would we be there if he weren't? Settled, then....

By The Reliable Source  |  May 22, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner chat during a G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in February. (Reuters/Tony Gentile) Norm Coleman hobbling through Reagan National on crutches yesterday. Turns out Minnesota's not-quite-ex-senator had knee surgery last week. Tim...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 22, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Blagojevich's Wife Headed for Reality TV

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy So many highlights from Rod and Patti Blagojevich's appearance this morning on "Today," where they officially announced she will join the pantheon of C-list superstars (Kevin Federline, Sanjaya,...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2009; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Don't Set a Place for the Obamas

At left, then-Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton greets Pamela Harriman after a fund-raiser on the steps of her Georgetown home in August 1992; at right, President Barack Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett walk to waiting helicopters after he...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The Big-Bucks Club, Working for You

Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and David Rockefeller (AP Photo/Nati Harnik; AP Photo/Chris Pizzello; AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, David Rockefeller and several other masters of the universe had a top-secret meeting in New York two weeks ago...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Pierce Brosnan (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) Pierce Brosnan posing for photos in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday afternoon in front of the women's suffrage monument (Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, etc. -- total James Bond fans). Sport coat, jacket, no...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

(Courtesy of People magazine)Enlarge Image "Kind of sucked, to tell you the truth, [but] I don't have that kind of time." -- Bristol Palin on missing the prom, in a new People cover story. Other revelations: The new mom and...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Where in the World Is Bill Clinton?

Bill Clinton hugs actress Fran Drescher during the opening ceremony of the 17th annual Life Ball in Vienna May 16. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)Enlarge Image So, Bill Clinton got a new title yesterday: United Nations special envoy to Haiti. Something to occupy...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Elizabeth Edwards (AP Photo/Richard Drew) "It's not that I'm not interested. ... If the whole issue would go away I'd be happy." -- Book-touring Elizabeth Edwards, stammering through a discussion of whether it matters or whether she cares if...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Constituent Service: Singing 'Idol' Praises

"American Idol" finalists Kris Allen, of Conway, Ark., left, and Adam Lambert, of San Diego. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker) When a conservative Republican takes to the House floor to cheer a guylinered Hollywood dandy, maybe the forces of history...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cMeghan McCaincolbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorGay Marriage "I don't believe Twittering is gonna to make anyone think the Republican Party is cooler. At all." -- Meghan McCain, professional talk-show guest/aspiring leader of her...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Crossed Wires About VP Hide-Out

Dick Cheney and Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo; AP Photo/CBS, Karin Cooper) Pssstt! Did you hear about Dick Cheney's fortress hideaway under the Naval Observatory? Pass it on! What seemed to be a bombshell national-security story of the weekend...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Michael Steele (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) "I partied my behind off. I heard there were classes, and some people told me I should go. But I was having a good time." -- Michael Steele telling students at the District's H.D....

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Cynthia Nixon (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Engaged: Cynthia Nixon, 43, and longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni, 42, Nixon's rep confirmed to the Associated Press yesterday. The "Sex and the City" actress, who has two kids from a previous marriage to a...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Alec Baldwin (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) "Let him try to come here in the Philippines and he'll see mayhem." -- Philippine Sen. Ramon Revilla, a former action movie star, threatening Alec Baldwin with a serious butt-kicking, according to the Associated...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Christian Siriano (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Dick Cheney watching the Nationals lose to the Phillies on Sunday from a primo front-row seat behind home plate. Dark blue windbreaker, dour expression -- like most Nats fans. Jill Sobule touring the Newseum...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hurting From Showroom to Ballroom

Mandell Ourisman (right) presents the Benjamin Ourisman Trophy to Dr. Blaine Eig, at a 1957 golf tournament at the Woodmont Country Club. (Washington Post File Photo) For more than half a century, Washington area society was dominated by three...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sorry, You're Not on the List

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor arrive for the premiere. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Event: Premiere party for "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" on Thursday. Setting:...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In. . .

Brooke Shields. (Peter Kramer/AP) Police in Old Tappan, N.J., are investigating an incident in which a reporter checked Brooke Shields's mother out of her nursing home -- an episode the actress claims was an attempt by the National Enquirer...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That. . . ?

(Chris Polk/AP) ...Owen Wilson hanging out in the bar of Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons on Friday night. Gray slacks, bright blue T-shirt, jacket ... and bodyguard (the miserable flip-side of $10 million-per-picture, we guess). He did chat,...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Roundup: Chuck Bass on WHCA, Jon & Kate Mediate.

How'd you like the WHCA dinner, Chuck Bass? (The CW) Elsewhere in Style this weekend: Ed Westwick talks to Marissa Newhall about his second White House Correspondents' dinner and his "Gossip Girl" outfits... Jon and Kate Plus Dates? Our...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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