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Reliable Source: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

White House Dog Photographed, Remains Cute

The Obama family's dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog, poses on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)Enlarge Image There's not much we can tell you about the just-released official White House portrait...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 19, 2009; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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BREAKING: Jack Nicholson Running Around Dupont Circle

Well, not literally around the circle. But our colleague Amit Paley tells us Jack Nicholson is currently filming scenes in Dupont with Paul Rudd -- meaning we can indeed confirm Nicholson's participation in That Baseball Movie that's been filming around...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 19, 2009; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bucking Tradition at Artomatic

One of several anonymous letters sent to artists exhibiting at Artomatic, signed only "The Benefactor." (Courtesy of Michael Auger) Days after she unveiled her booth of "cutting-edge pastels" at the annual community arts show that is Artomatic, Jennifer Beinhacker...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 19, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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CELEB-VOCATES!

Angelina Jolie talks to Antonio Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, at the National Geographic Society Thursday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) An occasional look at the stream of celeb-vocates traveling here to show Washington the way of truth....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 19, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Bettye LaVette (Elizabeth Fladung) "It's tantamount to holding the other people down while you beat them up, and I can't get with it." -- Bettye LaVette, R&B singer who scored her first real hit album at age 59, on...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 19, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon in Adams Morgan earlier today. (Paul E. Kerins) Paul Rudd dodging traffic today as he ran across an Adams Morgan street lugging a six-pack -- and yeah, it was all for the cameras, shooting...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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For Dramatists, Nixon's Still the One

Helen Gahagan Douglas, Richard Nixon (AP file photos) Actor Patrick Breen with Wendy Kout, who co-wrote the play. (Maxine Picard) Will we always have Dick Nixon to kick around? Let's hope so, if only for the sake of the...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Doing Good, Looking Good

Julianne Moore (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) An occasional look at the army of celeb-advocates marching on our city. Yesterday's emissary of Hollywood goodness: Julianne Moore. Cause: Save the Children news conference on disaster readiness in schools and day-care centers....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Billy Joel and Katie Lee Joel arrive at the Met Costume Institute Gala on May 4. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file) Separated: Billy Joel and his third wife, Katie Lee. The Piano Man, 60, and the West-Virginian-turned-Uptown-Girl, 27, said they...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Michelle Obama (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Desirée Rogers, Valerie Jarrett and Nancy Pelosi emerging from the elevator at the Source restaurant at various times Tuesday night, causing barflies to double-take -- but no, the House speaker dined upstairs with husband Paul,...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak; Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News) Madeleine Albright hosted a formidable dinner Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton dined with almost all the living secretaries of state. The private gathering at Albright's Georgetown home included Henry...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 18, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mall Visitors Catch a Glimpse of Starlet

Reese Witherspoon on the Mall yesterday during a break in filming a new comedy by director James L. Brooks. (Johnny Gibbon) Finally! After dozens of Owen Wilson sightings, Reese Witherspoon made her first appearance on the Mall yesterday shooting...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 17, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Quoted

Alec Baldwin (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson) "If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Kim Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal." -- Alec Baldwin in the new issue of Playboy, disclosing that he seriously considered...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 17, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Silvio Berlusconi, Gwen Stefani (Matthew Cavanaugh-Pool/Getty Images; Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Gwen Stefani chatting on Capitol Hill. The No Doubt singer -- in town for a concert Sunday -- was spotted in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Monday night with her two...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 17, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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For LeBron, a Big-Screen Team Sport

At Monday night's screening of "More Than a Game," a Q&A session with, from left, producer Harvey Mason Jr., producer/director Kristopher Belman, LeBron James and James's high school teammates Dru Joyce and Sian Cotton. (Bill Fitzpatrick for Discovery Communications)...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 16, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Newly Hip? Nah, D.C.'s Always Ruled!

Then President-elect Barack Obama eats at Ben's Chili Bowl with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, center, on Jan. 10. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Have you heard? Washington is "hot" now. At least that's what they keep telling us in other...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 16, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Paul Wolfowitz (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) No Doubt touring the National Air and Space Museum yesterday. The band members (without lead singer Gwen Stefani) brought their kids and spent two hours with curators; went unrecognized by the tourists, even...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 16, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In . . .

Susan Boyle sings into a hairbrush during an April 16 interview at her home. (AP File Photo) Susan Boyle is back onstage after another bout of exhaustion. The Scottish singing sensation performed last night in Glasgow as part of...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 16, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

src="http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/citizenkstreet/lightbox/js/prototype.js">Former President George H. W. Bush rides tandem with Sgt. Michael Elliott of the Army Golden Knights parachute team over Kennebunkport, Maine, last Friday. (AP Photo/Army Golden Knights, SSG Joe Abeln)Enlarge Image "Just because you're old, that doesn't mean...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 16, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Commencement Mulligan Stew

Ellen DeGeneres with Harry Connick, Jr. and Tulane President Scott Cowan at graduation May 16. (AP/Bill Haber) Oprah Winfrey with Duke president Richard Brodhead at the May 10 graduation. (AP/The News and Observer, John Rottet) As graduation season grinds...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 15, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In . . .

Rod Blagojevich with actors Joey Bland and Lori McClain of Second City Saturday night. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) President Obama got his first real taste of Washington traffic yesterday when he got stuck going to his golf date at Fort...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 15, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Love etc.

Usher and Tameka Foster in 2007 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Divorcing: Usher, 30, and his wife of two years, Tameka Foster, 38. The couple wed in 2007 amid rumors that the singer's mother disapproved of the relationship....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 15, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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