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Reliable Source: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Sarah Palin's Southern California Getaway

Sarah Palin (AP Photo/Al Grillo) Where in the world is Sarah Palin? The former Alaska governor has made no public appearances since she stepped down July 26; this week her father told a reporter she had been out of...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 4, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Legal Separation

Bob Bennett takes questions from reporters at the National Press Club in 2004. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) In Washington, there are big-shot lawyers...and then there are big-shot lawyers -- which is why the town was buzzing Thursday with news...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 4, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, Etc.

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) Born: A son, Walker, to actors Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, both 38, on Wednesday, People reports. He stars in "Private Practice"; she won a Tony for "Wicked." First child for the...

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

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at her Sirius XM Radio taping. (U.S. Department of Labor) Only in Washington? Sounds like, but DJ Hilda Solis will spin tunes for a national audience this weekend. The labor secretary is celebrating her first...

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

Stephen Colbert (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) "Everything that could be said had been said. Satire usually exists in opposition to power ... and Bush had stopped being powerful way before he left office." -- Stephen Colbert in the...

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

Jimmy Buffett (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Jimmy Buffett hanging out in the lobby of the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton after a morning stroll through the neighborhood Thursday. Yellow tee, khaki shorts, flip-flops -- you know, the multimillionaire beach-bum look. He's performing...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 4, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Read This: Sawyer, Mirrors, Hoarders

In 1947, a policeman sifts through rubble in the Collyer mansion. (Photos By Tom Watson -- New York Daily News) Good afternoon, everyone. We're still reeling from Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair tell-all, but Michael Dirda reminds of something just...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 3, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Country Music: It Belongs to Everyone

Kareem Salama (Kirk Murray) Of all the dignitaries invited to the White House's Ramadan dinner Tuesday night, Kareem Salama may have had the most unusual résumé: He's the 31-year-old Muslim country singer from Ponca City, Okla. "It was unbelievable,"...

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

Meghan McCain (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) "sometimes I wonder if Edward R. Murrow, Walter Chronkite + Peter Jennings are just rolling over in their graves at the state of todays media" -- Meghan McCain, contributing author for the...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 3, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Robert Irvine (Food Network) Food Network luminaries Robert Irvine and Marc Summers dining at Zola on Monday night. (Irvine: gray track jacket, jeans. Summers: blue pullover rain jacket and jeans.) Tomato salad, veal sweetbreads, beef, skate wing. Turned out...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 3, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Levi Johnston Gives the Palin Family a Mud Bath

Man in the middle: Levi Johnston stands on the tarmac in Minnesota last year with the Palin family. To the left: Track, Piper and Willow (holding Trig). To the right: Johnston's ex-girlfriend Bristol, Todd and then-vice presidential candidate Sarah....

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
 
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Read This: Wear Sunscreen Edition

Sir Richard Branson and I.M.P./9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz pose for a photo at last weekend's Virgin Free Fest in Columbia, Md. In the background, Bethesda band Sundays Roulette -- drummer Joe Hurwitz is Seth's eldest son -- open...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted: Levi Johnston Questions Palin's Hunting Cred

Alaska teen has more choice words for ex-girlfriend's mom (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) "She says she goes hunting and lives off animal meat -- I've never seen it. I've never seen her touch a fishing pole. She had a gun...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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Coach Hangs Up His Twitter Fingers

A little bird told me . . . you Tweeted too much. (Simon Oxley/Twitter.com) Jim Larranaga retired from Twitter last week. It was probably the most gracious exit in the raucous, indiscreet, gaffe-ridden history of celebrity Twittering. "This might...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted

Jay-Z performs in Las Vegas on July 3. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) "I'm not sure the Croatian paparazzi are really skilled in the art of space versus privacy." -- Jay-Z delicately explaining to "Extra" how his bodyguard ended up in...

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

Annika Sorenstam (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Born: A daughter, Ava Madelyn McGee, to recently retired golf champion Annika Sorenstam, 38, and her husband-business manager Mike McGee. Sorenstam announced the news on her blog Tuesday morning, about an hour after...

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

Fran Drescher (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) "I've been famous for a long time." -- Fran Drescher, telling our colleague Richard Leiby why she'd make a plausible U.S. Senate candidate from New York. The former star of "The Nanny" was in town...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Jenna and Henry Hager attend a UNICEF event in New York in July. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Jenna Bush Hager (jeans, reddish-orange cardigan, hair in a bun) and husband Henry with friends on the lawn at Merriweather Post Pavilion on...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 2, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Many Shades of Jenna

Jenna Bush sported a blond bob in May 2006. Two years later, she had grown it out for her wedding to Henry Hager. Today, it's a 'toned down' dark blond, her stylist says. (AP Photo/The White House, Kimberlee Hewitt; Shealah...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 1, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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A Positive Spin on DJ AM

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, spinning records at a Scottsdale, Ariz., clothing store in March 2006. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) Two things bother Arash Shirazi about the coverage of DJ AM's death last week: suggestions that his success was rooted in...

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

Chris Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins, wipes her eyes while her son is interviewed by Larry King. (AP Photo/CNN, Peter Stone) "I don't know what to think. I just don't know what to think. It's just like, wow." -- Chris...

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

Carrie Prejean answers a question about gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant in April. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) Ex-Miss California USA Carrie Prejean sued state pageant officials Monday for libel, slander and religious discrimination. The ousted beauty queen alleges...

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