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Reliable Source: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

At the Watergate, a Story With Legs

Fear not: Scary spiders are NOT invading the Watergate complex. (REUTERS/Christa Cameron; Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Warning! Watch out for poisonous spiders lurking under your toilet seat!!! That was the gist of an eye-opening alert circulated at the posh Watergate...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 31, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted

Billie Joe Armstrong (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) "The representative from D.C. has the floor!" -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, personalizing the band's bouncy anti-fascist-tirade hit, "Holiday," for a Verizon Center audience Wednesday night (original lyric: "The representative from...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 31, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This Just In . . .

Michael Jackson's children Prince Michael Jackson I, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II, seen here during their father's July 7 memorial service. (REUTERS/Mark J. Terrill/Pool) A custody battle for Michael Jackson's children appears to have been avoided, the...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 31, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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All Politics (and Beer) is Local

(Courtesy of Samuel Adams) Thursday night's "beer summit" may be international news -- but all politics is local. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) quickly penned a letter to the president Wednesday suggesting that Obama serve -- instead of Bud Light,...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2009; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Kate (Minus Eight), Possibly on the Move

Kate, the eight and estranged husband Jon. (AP Photo/TLC, Michael Pilla) UPDATED, Thursday, 2:45 p.m. Question of the day: Is Kate Gosselin really moving to Rockville? Answer: Um ... maybe? RadarOnline.com reported late Tuesday, with no attribution, that the...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Is the Chef at Risk of Being Overdone?

Julia Child in her kitchen, which she donated to the Smithsonian. (Smithsonian Institution) How much Julia Child is too much? Suddenly, the late American chef is everywhere -- thanks to "Julie & Julia," the upcoming Hollywood movie about her...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Laura Ingraham and her new son, Michael Dmitri. (Courtesy Laura Ingraham) Adopting: Laura Ingraham, who brought home a new son, Michael Dmitri, 13 months, from Moscow last week. The conservative radio host last year adopted Maria Caroline, now 4,...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Dick Durbin poses with the cast of "Barack Stars" after Tuesday night's show. (Courtesy Woolly Mammoth) The "Real World" kids making their D.C. live-music debut at the 9:30 club Tuesday for Vienna-based My Favorite Highway. The cast member ID'd...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In the 'Real World,' You Still Need a Job

(Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post) Finally, MTV's cameras have footage of something other than bar-hopping: The "Real World" kids are getting jobs! While recent casts of the landmark reality series were mostly propped up in contrived group projects, the D.C....

By The Reliable Source  |  July 29, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted

"I'm an artist; I'm not going to use trigonometry." -- "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen, 16, on why she was bored by high school and has no serious plans for college, in the new issue of Teen Vogue. The Potomac...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 29, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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This Just In

Conrad Murray (REUTERS/Stradley, Chernoff & Alford/Handout) L.A. police and DEA officials descended Tuesday on the Las Vegas home office of Conrad Murray, the personal physician who was with Michael Jackson the day he died, the Associated Press reports. It...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 29, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The New Shaq Attack: A Media Blitz

Shaq, right, takes on Big Show during Monday night's event. (Kevin Hennessy) Shaquille O'Neal, marketing genius. Say you're a 37-year-old NBA star in the waning days of your basketball career. Do you gracefully fade into the background with your...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 28, 2009; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Watch the Steaming Divots Go Flying

Members of the First Chukker polo team survey the field before a match at the America's Polo Cup World Championship in Poolesville in May. (Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post) Drama! D.C.'s polo scene provides a lot of it -- most...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 28, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C.  
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White House Visit: Not a Slam Dunk

Shaquille O'Neal (AP Photo/Matt York, file) Fame doesn't open every door. On Sunday, Shaquille O'Neal tried -- and failed -- to crash the White House without an appointment. The NBA star, in town for Monday night's WWE Raw wrestling...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 28, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Surreal Estate

I.F. Stone speaks at the National Press Club in 1982. (Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post) Former owner: I.F. Stone Asking price: $849,900 Details: The listing describes it as the ideal "party house," with a deck and a pool -- no...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 28, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Ginnifer Goodwin and her boyfriend, actor Joey Kern, attend a Humane Society of the United States rally on Capitol Hill on Monday. (Kris Connor/Getty Images) Ginnifer Goodwin lingering over iced tea and business at Teaism in Penn Quarter on...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 28, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dollar Sign Ascending

Celebrity psychic Jeane Dixon, who died in 1997, posing with her famous crystal ball -- one of many items from her estate auctioned on Sunday. (Washington Post file photo) You think Jeane Dixon predicted her stuff would sell for...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 27, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Hey, Isn't That...?

Bill Clinton with Z Burger owner Peter Tabibian at the Tenleytown restaurant Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Peter Tabibian) Bill Clinton waiting in line for his to-go meal at Tenleytown's Z Burger on Saturday night. Blue polo shirt with...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 27, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

(B. Mathur/Reuters) "It was just way too much trouble so I gave it up." -- Bill Gates on why he deactivated his Facebook account. The billionaire told a New Delhi audience Saturday he had "10,000 people wanting to be...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 27, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

In happier times: LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet after a Ford's Theatre performance in 2003. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post) Separated: Singer LeAnn Rimes, 26, and her husband of seven years, Dean Sheremet, 28, People and Us reported this...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 27, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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