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Reliable Source: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Weekend Roundup: Aliens, Omarosa, 'Mad Men'

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, at the BET Awards, is seminary-bound. (By Matt Sayles -- Associated Press) In today's Names & Faces, Omarosa's headed to a seminary! Also: Trouble in Gosselin-land, the Library of Congress cancels an appearance by Lynndie England, and...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 15, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Another Presidential Walk in the Park

Douglas Brinkley (David G. Spielman) The Obama family heads to Yellowstone National Park on Saturday -- thanks, in part, to Douglas Brinkley. The author was among nine historians -- including Garry Wills, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss --...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 14, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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This Just In . . .

Ann Hand is pointing her popular pins away from Georgetown. (Tammy Haddad) Ann Hand -- creator of those patriotic pins favored by power players -- is downsizing. The Washington jewelry designer will close her Georgetown shop on Sept. 1...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 14, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Update

Larry Speakes takes questions at the White House in 1987. (Rick Lipski/The Washington Post) A Mississippi judge ruled Thursday that the Arlington condo owned by former White House press secretary Larry Speakes may be sold by his daughter, Sondra...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 14, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Quoted

Brooks & Dunn. (AP Photo/John Russell) "It's too good a horse to ride it into the ground." -- Kix Brooks, explaining why country duo Brooks & Dunn are breaking up after 20 years. "I'm proud to say we've never...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 14, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) "Frankly, I deserve to be left in peace a bit. That's enough violations of privacy." -- Silvio Berlusconi complaining about paparazzi Wednesday in Il Giornale newspaper, which is owned by his family. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 13, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Update

Vibe magazine's November 2008 issue Vibe lives! The hip-hop magazine, founded by producer Quincy Jones, has been purchased by a group of investors for an undisclosed amount, reports the Wall Street Journal. The magazine folded suddenly in June due...

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This Just In . . .

Cameron Douglas (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) The parents of Cameron Douglas say they are "very disappointed" by his arrest this week on drug charges. "Any family who has dealt with substance abuse knows how devastating it can be," said actor...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 13, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Garrett Graff Gets Top Job at Washingtonian

Garrett Graff (foreground) and Jack Limpert (second from left) attend a meeting at Washingtonian's offices in June 2006. Also pictured are Ken DeCell (left) and Sherri Dalphonse (center). (Michel du Cille/The Washington Post) Huge shakeup at the Washingtonian: After...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 12, 2009; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Fate of Palin's Wardrobe Is Unknown

Sarah Palin speaks during the 2008 Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) It's been nearly a year since Sarah Palin's wardrobe flap began -- and the mystery of the missing designer duds still hasn't been solved. Who can forget...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 12, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Heartburn Over Two Big Meals

President Obama and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo talk in the Oval Office on July 30. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's visit to the White House on July 30 didn't draw much attention, and her dinner...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 12, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Love, Etc.

Jennifer Hudson (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Born: A son to singer-actress Jennifer Hudson, 27, and fiance David Daniel Otunga on Monday. The pregnancy was never announced to the public, although Hudson's baby bump was visible when she appeared at Michael...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 12, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Stevie Wonder (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) Stevie Wonder grooving at Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center in Wheaton on Monday evening. Wonder (white caftan, very cordial) arrived with his wife, designer Kai Milla, then sat in the back for two hours,...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 12, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Thinking Outside the Ballot Box

A D.C. Vote ad featuring DCist.com editor Martin Austermuhle (D.C. Vote)Enlarge Image The nation's capital has an eye-catching new campaign for voting rights: posters featuring residents who proclaim "I Am DC. I Demand the Vote" -- including one guy who...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 11, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Edward Nixon, seen here in August 1972, at one time worked for the Republican campaign to reelect his brother to the White House. (UPI) "I didn't really hear anything of this until I came down the mountain from the...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 11, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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He's on the D-List

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Thought Levi Johnston's 15 minutes were over? Ha! His date for Sunday's Teen Choice Awards in L.A. was comedian Kathy Griffin -- who, at 48, is three decades older than his baby mama, Bristol Palin. The...

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Update

"Two different people": Kate and Jon Gosselin. (AP Photo/TLC, Mark Arbeit) In her first interview since splitting with husband Jon, Kate Gosselin explained why she's still wearing her wedding band, why there's no chance of a reconciliation, and that...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 11, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In . . .

Michael Jackson departs a California courthouse with his mother, Katherine, and father, Joe, after testimony in his 2005 child molestation trial. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Still no word on what caused Michael Jackson's death. The L.A. coroner released a statement Monday...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama's Sis, Being the Quiet Sibling

Maya Soetoro-Ng, her husband Konrad Ng, and baby daughter Saturday at the Mandarin Oriental hotel celebrating an exhibit of her mother's Indonesian batik collection. (Courtesy Jodi King) The Obama family tree is adding another branch in Washington: The president's...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 10, 2009; 1:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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This Just In . . .

Steven Tyler at a news conference last week in Deadwood, S.D. (AP/Steve McEnroe) Aerosmith fans are out of luck: The band's tour is on hold while lead singer Steven Tyler recovers from a broken shoulder. Tyler, 61, fell off...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 10, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obamas Head to Philadelphia

Independence Hall. (AP/Rob Carr) With just a few weeks of summer vacation left, Michelle Obama took Malia and Sasha to Philadelphia on Saturday for a tour of the city's historic sites, reported the NBC affiliate in that city. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 10, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.

Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck arriving at the White House for a state dinner in 2007. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Born: A son to "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and husband Tim on Sunday in New York. Isaiah Timothy weighed in...

By The Reliable Source  |  August 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Hey, Isn't That? . . .

Kwame Jackson as a finalist for the "Apprentice" in 2004.(Reuters/Scott Duncan) Kwame Jackson styling Friday at Station 9 on U Street. The former "Apprentice" contestant, in D.C. for a national meeting of his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, was talking...

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