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Reliable Source: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

Attack Underscores Play's Message

Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband, former secretary of defense Bill Cohen, attend an event in New York in 2004. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) Janet Langhart Cohen spent Wednesday morning preparing for the world premiere of her first play, "Anne...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 12, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'I Am the Mayor, I Am the Mayor . . . '

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Just so you don't forget who he is! ... Adrian Fenty wasn't originally expected at Eastern High School's graduation ceremonies early Wednesday, so he sent over a letter of commendation for...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 12, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Owen Wilson (Robert Giroux/Reuters) Owen Wilson accidentally crashing a book party Wednesday night. The actor (in town filming a movie with Reese Witherspoon) apparently was drawn into Georgetown's Tackle Box restaurant by the big displays for John McCaslin's new...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 12, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In . . .

In this 1998 photo, Chastity Bono (right) awaits election returns at a party for her stepmother, Mary Bono (left), in Palm Springs, Calif. (Susan Sterner/AP Photo) Chastity Bono is having a sex change to become a man, a publicist...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Shia LaBeouf (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) "The good actors are all screwed up. They're all in pain. It's a profession of bottom-feeders and heartbroken people." -- Shia LaBeouf in Parade explaining ... why he's a good actor, maybe, we guess....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 12, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Saluting Her Consuming Passion

Joan Claybrook and Robert Redford (Ben Zweig) Most retirement parties are hit-or-miss affairs: inside jokes, cheap wine, lots of old friends. Not many boast Nancy Pelosi, John McCain -- and Robert Redford. Joan Claybrook's bash Tuesday at the Sewall-Belmont...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 11, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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And the Pianist Played On . . .

Shawn King, Russell Simmons (Matthew Cavanaugh for the Washington Post; Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) Smile though your heart is aching -- and sing though your pianist can't hear you. Shawn King got an unintentional laugh while crooning a poignant...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 11, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Owen Wilson (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo) Owen Wilson touring Monticello yesterday afternoon, solo except for the tour guide and security guy. Baby-blue oxford, khakis. In the garden, he recognized and introduced himself to super-chef Alice Waters, also touring. Small world....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trump to Miss California: You're Fired

Miss California USA 2009 first runner-up Tami Farrell; Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images; Ida Mae Astute/ABC News via Getty Images) A month after we thought we'd put the whole Miss California business behind us, Donald...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 10, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Honors for a Carpenter 'Extreme'

Paige Hemmis, star of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," accepting an award from the National Association of Broadcasters at their gala on Monday. (Cable Risdon) In recent years the National Association of Broadcasters has given its top honor, the "Service...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 10, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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London Calling, Obamas Answer

Michelle Obama leaves Number 10 Downing Street in a motorcade during an unofficial visit to London on Monday. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Michelle Obama and her daughters continued the Grand Tour on Monday with a surprise trip to London, where...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

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 plans yet another skydive, to celebrate his 85th birthday. He's jumping Friday with a...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 10, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

(Courtesy of Rolling Stone) "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay." -- "American Idol" almost-winner Adam Lambert finally confirming what he thinks you should have already figured out, in the new...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 9, 2009; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Delicious Deviltry at the RAMMYs

The well-dressed crew from Co Co. Sala accept their Rammy Sunday night. (Len DePas) Dimitri Mallios poses with his Rammy at the Omni Shoreham Sunday. (Len DePas) The RAMMYs: All the self-regard of the usual Washington industry-group banquet --...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 9, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sotomayor Still Has a Leg to Stand On

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor making the rounds on Capitol Hill Monday. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post) Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle yesterday morning -- and still powered through meetings on Capitol Hill. The Supreme Court nominee tripped at LaGuardia...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 9, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Joe Biden hitting some balls at the Hains Point course Saturday a.m. Navy blue golf shirt, khakis. Signed an autograph for the snack bar lady. Owen Wilson lunching at Peacock Cafe in...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 9, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"The Real World: Dupont"? We Ask the Owner

2000 S Street NW: The next "Real World" pad? (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post) Internet sleuths spent the weekend mulling unconfirmed tips that MTV's "The Real World" has already picked a group-house locale in Washington -- a brick mansion in...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 8, 2009; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Opera Ball: All Fun, No Pumpkins

Washington National Opera president Kenneth Feinberg praises D.C. public music teacher Priscilla Barrow at Friday's Opera Ball at the German Embassy. (Russell Hirshon) A modern twist to an old fairy tale: Priscilla Barrow got the full Cinderella treatment Friday...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 8, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In ...

Susan Boyle on the "Britain's Got Talent" final May 30. (Ken McKay / Rex Features) Wardrobe emergency! When Signature Theatre's Maggie Boland realized she would appear onstage during last night's Tony Awards broadcast, college pal Clinton Kelly ("What Not...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 8, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamas Take Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and a Food Taster

Michelle Obama waves to the crowd after shopping in Paris today. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol) The Paris tourist industry just got a huge boost from some seriously high-profile visitors: The Obama family. Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha arrived in...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 7, 2009; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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