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Reliable Source: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Love, Etc.

Tommy Vietor and Katie McCormick Lelyveld in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris. (Gerald Herbert/AP) Engaged: White House mouthpieces Katie McCormick Lelyveld and Tommy Vietor, during the president's Paris visit this weekend. Lelyveld, 30, the spokeswoman for Michelle...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 6, 2009; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read This: Blonde Charity Mafia Upgrade; Duggars in D.C.

Krista and Katherine of soon-to-be "Blonde Charity Mafia" fame. (Paul Morse/Lifetime TV) Elsewhere in Style this weekend: Lisa de Moraes reports that D.C.'s first real reality show, "Blonde Charity Mafia," is getting a minor upgrade. Instead of airing in...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 6, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Susan Boyle's July 4 Serenade? Not Bloody Likely

Susan Boyle sings into a hairbrush during an April 16 interview at her home. (AP File Photo) Looks like Susan Boyle is feeling better, and looking ahead: The Scottish singing sensation has left the London clinic where she was...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Congresswomen Debate Lakers Vs. Magic

Some honey-voiced trash talk between Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) about the NBA Finals. Cannot be explained, has to be seen....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Calculating the French Connection

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia (in purple) and Sasha play in the snow on the White House's South Lawn in early March. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) How's this for a summer vacation: Paris! Malia...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Maybe Bo's Just Not a Giants Fan

Bo Obama (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) He seemed like such a nice dog ... but White House pup Bo took a piece out of a visitor's sport coat Wednesday. Dave Flemming, a broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants, was touring...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

(Courtesy of Good Housekeeping) "They are men. They have desires. They have testosterone. ... I don't think they are above or below being seduced." -- Denise Jonas, mother of the famous Jonas Brothers, on the challenges the squeaky-clean purity-ring-wearing...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

C-SPAN's Greta Brawner, hosting "Washington Journal" in October 2007. (Courtesy of C-SPAN) Born: a daughter, Rhen, to C-SPAN's Greta Brawner and husband Billy, at Sibley Memorial Hospital on Wednesday -- 6 pounds 13 ounces, 20 inches. First child. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 5, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virus Sidelines an Evening With Cher

Cher (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) If folks in Spring Valley looked a little bummed last night -- well, can you blame them? About 60 people were scheduled to hang out with Cher at a small fundraiser for Sen. Evan Bayh...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 4, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Denzel Washington (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) "When his story is ready to be told, I'll be too old." -- Denzel Washington, 54, telling Reader's Digest why he's destined not to portray President Obama, 47, in a movie....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 4, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Hung Huynh (Chuck Hodes) Judge Sonia Sotomayor dining at D.C. Coast on Tuesday night at a little upstairs table in the back -- all by herself. Hey, after a day of glad-handing and photo ops on Capitol Hill, who...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 4, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Ladies Who Lunch

(Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan finally got a chance to get to know each other. The two first ladies had lunch in the White House residence today, where they dined for more...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Look! Pictures of the White House Dog!

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Bo Obama played with reporters in the Rose Garden as the master of the house departed for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday evening. He later nibbled on that microphone you see on the left: (Brendan Smialowski/Getty...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nostalgia Reigns Supreme at Reagan Reception

Former House minority leader Bob Michel stops to talk with Nancy Reagan at the Capitol Hilton on Tuesday night. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post) Republicans jonesing for a nostalgia hit got their fix at the Capital Hilton last night, where...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Hey, Isn't That. . .?

Sotomayor meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his office yesterday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Judge Sonia Sotomayor dining at DC Coast Tuesday night at a little upstairs table in the back -- all by herself. Hey, after a...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Acting Bug Bites Redskins' Cooley

Chris Cooley watches footage of his acting debut in "Ghosts Don't Exist." (Donnie Conty) When Chris Cooley signed on to the indie film "Ghosts Don't Exist," he was just supposed to be the executive producer -- the name at...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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This Just In . . .

50 Cent takes the stand at Superior Court in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, testifying in a lawsuit against his home inspector. (AP Photo/Bob Child, pool) Timothy Geithner can't sell his New York home, so he's renting it out. The Treasury...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Christie Brinkley and her dog, Maple Sugar (AP Photo/Richard Drew) "Right at the beginning of a relationship, I would formalize an exit strategy." -- Christie Brinkley's new take on love in the upcoming issue of Ladies' Home Journal. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Michael Shannon in William Friedkin's "Bug." (William Friedkin) Michael Shannon, breakout supporting actor of "Revolutionary Road" (got an Oscar nod as Kate and Leo's super-creepy neighbor), pushing his daughter in a stroller around the Capitol on Monday night. A...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 3, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nancy Reagan to Lunch with Michelle Obama

Nancy Reagan (Reuters/Jason Reed) The ultimate ladies lunch has to be a first ladies lunch. Michelle Obama has invited Nancy Reagan to the White House tomorrow, where the two will get to know each other during a private lunch....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Patti Blagojevich Keeps It Classy In Reality TV Debut

Patti Blagojevich, the foul-mouthed wife of one of the most outrageous politicians in recent U.S. history, made her reality-TV debut last night and -- well, kept it classy, believe it or not. Of course, context is everything: On NBC's...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Susan Boyle Checks Into Hospital

Susan Boyle (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA) Susan Boyle, despite her defeat on "Britain's Got Talent," continues to dominate the headlines. Sadly, it's not for the reasons she had hoped. Yesterday, she was resting in a mental hospital surrounded by news...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Tension We Can Take to the Bank?

Mark Plotkin and Terry McAuliffe are in a bit of a snit. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post; AP Photo/Steve Helber) Can this relationship be saved? We wondered about the expletive-fueled shouting match between WTOP political analyst Mark Plotkin and former...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Jennifer Hudson is expecting. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Born: A son to tobacco heiress Nancy Bagley and former Clinton administration lawyer Soroush Shehabi -- the husband-and-wife publishing duo behind Washington Life magazine. His name? Camron Reynolds Bagley Shehabi to reflect...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Patti Blagojevich (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) "They had this musty, yeasty flavor that was not good at all. But I thought I'll start chewing it and see what happens." -- Patti Blagojevich on her brave effort to win the...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Mark Warner (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) Mark Warner, catching the Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller show at Wolf Trap on Sunday night. The senator, with wife Lisa and other pals, sat on the lawn cheap seats....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 2, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamas' Chow: Politically Palatable

Joe Biden and Barack Obama await cheeseburgers at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington last month. (Pool Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg via Getty Images) Hamburger lunches from the local carryout joints, the occasional big dinners at white-tablecloth restaurants: On...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 1, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Love, Etc.

Hounsou and Simmons in L.A. in 2008. (Matt Sayles/AP) Born: A son, to fashion impresario Kimora Lee Simmons and Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou, early Saturday morning. First child for him; she has two daughters with ex-husband Russell Simmons. The...

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

Rahm Emanuel at the inauguration. (Ken Cedeno/Bloomberg News) Rahm Emanuel juggling two cellphones and a Belgian beer at U Street corridor hot spot Marvin on Saturday night. Black T-shirt, pale denim jeans. A woman asked if anyone ever tells...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 1, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Son of Ireland, Adopted by Italy

Jill Biden at the National Spelling Bee on Friday, before attending the Sons of Italy gala. (Jim Young/Reuters) Why did the Sons of Italy Foundation choose to honor Joe Biden at its annual dinner Thursday -- the first time...

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

Santana Moss at his 29th birthday party last year. (Dan Steinberg/The Washington Post) "Now, I'm thinking like, every now and then, 'Maybe I should go home, maybe I shouldn't go out tonight.' ... You know, I'm just thinking a...

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