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Reliable Source: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

"Real" or Not, More Potential Housewives Emerge

Washington lobbyist Edwina Rogers, center, was shadowed by a camera crew at last weekend's America's Polo Cup DC Fall Classic. (Photo courtesy of Matt Dornic) Is it fair to assume that striking ladies of a certain age being followed...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C.  
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Read This: Tragic Love Edition

Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish in "Bright Star." (Apparition Films) Good afternoon, everyone. It's Friday, which means movies -- and this weekend, there's a lot to choose from. Ann Hornaday recommends "Paris" ("a funny, sad, romantic and deeply felt...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Shoot! Smoot Is Taken -- and Moving

Fred Smoot and Summer Joy Hughes in Miami. (Courtesy of Summer Joy Hughes) Our bad! Earlier this week, we told you about Redskin Fred Smoot putting his Great Falls mansion up for sale, which we reasoned was because "a...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Art Stars Turn Out for Preview of Meyerhoff Show

Roy Lichtenstein's "Bedroom at Arles" (National Gallery of Art, Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff) A constellation of modern art stars -- including Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly and Brice Marden -- made a rare appearance in Washington...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties  
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This Just In . . .

Joe Perry, right, poses with Rudy Tanzi of Harvard (left) and NIH chief Francis S. Collins at Thursday's Rock Stars of Science event. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for ResearchAmerica) So, Aerosmith's Joe Perry came to the Capitol on Thursday to...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Richard Roundtree, in suit, poses with staff at Trio after dining there. (Courtesy of Carlos Rivas) Richard Roundtree -- yes, the man, Shaft, in the flesh! -- lunching Thursday at homey Dupont Circle hangout Trio. Cheeseburger, chardonnay. Ted Turner...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 25, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Read This: Shedding the Tights Edition

Joseph Fiennes in "FlashForward." (AP Photo/ABC, Craig Sjodin) Good afternoon, everyone. If you're wondering what Joseph Fiennes is up to these days, we've got answers! And they don't involve tights, poofy pants or lines of Shakespeare. Monica Hesse catches...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 24, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Raw Politics

A detail from Scott Brown's June 1982 Cosmo centerfold. He was 22. (Courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine) Kids, be careful of posting embarrassing pictures on the Internet, because someday they'll come back to haunt you ... Scratch that. Even pictures...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 24, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Quoted

Wale performs at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest in August. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) "just had to take artistic integrity off the album.*sigh*" -- Wale, D.C.'s own next-big-thing rapper (first full-length album coming out in November) in a Twitter posting Tuesday...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 24, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quoted  
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Love, Etc.

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar (AP Photo/Nathan Strange, file) Confessing: Mackenzie Phillips, 49, the former teen actress who opened up to Oprah and People on Wednesday about a decade-long incestuous affair with her dad, the late Mamas...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 24, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Quoted

Joe Torre (Jacob de Golish/Getty Images) "There are more people here than at the ballpark." -- Dodgers manager Joe Torre, upon walking into a reception at PhRMA's D.C. lobbying headquarters Wednesday (he's a prostate cancer survivor/advocate) and finding, oh,...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 24, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quoted  
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Read This: First Wives Club Edition

Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Good afternoon, everyone. If you missed today's Reliable Source chat, peruse the transcript. Meanwhile, we're still reeling over Matt Latimer's "Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor." But Robin Givhan presents another side...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 23, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Ex-White House Aide Burns Bridges With Insidery New Book

President George W. Bush meets with his speechwriting team. Matt Latimer is seated on the couch, to Bush's left. (White House photo) You've got to wonder why Matt Latimer wrote "Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor." Sure, he...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 23, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Surreal Estate

Fred Smoot (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Seller: Fred Smoot Asking price: $1.695 million Details: The Redskins defensive back paid $1.65 million for his Great Falls mansion in 2007, but now, says his real estate agent, "he's downsizing." Guess...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 23, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Surreal Estate  
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Tommy Lasorda stands with his portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. (Reuters/Larry Downing) Tommy Lasorda celebrating his 82nd birthday at downtown power spot Il Mulino on Monday night. Bud Selig, Joe Torre, the Lerner family and a ton of...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 23, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This Just In: Jenny Sanford, Boris Yeltsin

Jenny Sanford (AP Photo/Alice Keeney, file) Jenny Sanford will follow in the footsteps of fellow wronged-political-wife Elizabeth Edwards with an "inspirational" tell-all to be released by Ballantine Books next May. The former investment banker will grapple with "the universal...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Read This: Lose the 'Cougar' Edition

Courtney Cox (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Good afternoon, everyone. Planning on watching "Cougar Town," Courtney Cox's new TV show? Hank Stuever says you should, because it's "surprisingly funny" and "may be the most deliciously profane network show ever made." Meanwhile,...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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There She Is ... and Hair, It Goes

Former Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler gets her head shaved by her mother, Alicia Wheeler, to mark the end of her campaign to raise money for a pediatric cancer charity. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post) All right, America. You finally have...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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A Security Surprise at Israeli Embassy

The caladiums planted by the "Phantom Planter" are visible among the ivy in the security barriers outside the Israeli Embassy. (Amy Argetsinger/The Washington Post) Last spring, a lone operative breached the security barriers outside the Israeli Embassy and covertly...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Update on Edwina Rogers, a D.C. 'Housewife'?

Washington lobbyist Edwina Rogers, center, was shadowed by a camera crew at Saturday's America's Polo Cup DC Fall Classic. (Photo courtesy of Matt Dornic) Lobbyist Edwina Rogers demurred last spring when we asked if she'd consider joining Bravo's "Real...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C.  
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Love, Etc.

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Autumn de Wilde) Wed: Actress Zooey Deschanel, 29, to musician Ben Gibbard, 33, near Seattle on Saturday, People reports. She's alt-America's sweetheart star of "(500) Days of Summer," he's the...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 22, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Read This: Tina Fey Will Rule Us All Edition

Tina Fey poses with her latest Emmy. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) The Emmys! Last night's award show -- read all about it here, peruse red carpet photos here -- was full of old standbys: "30 Rock" reigns supreme as best...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 21, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ralph Nader, Following His Muse

Ralph Nader, newbie novelist. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) Last May, independent publisher Dan Simon received a manuscript from a first-time novelist. It took two weeks to get through the tome, after which he called the author. Would the novelist be willing...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 21, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Sorry, You're Not on the List

British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, left, greets Helen Mirren and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, at the embassy dinner. (Photo by Carrie Dorean) One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed. Event: British Embassy's post-show...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 21, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties  
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Love, Etc.

Newsom and Siebel on their wedding day in 2008. (Meg Smith/AP) Wed: Alt-country star Lucinda Williams, 56, to her manager Tom Overby, 50, onstage and between sets before a crowd of 1,500 fans at Minneapolis's First Avenue nightclub Friday...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 21, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Hey, Isn't That . . . ?

Van Jones (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Van Jones celebrating his 41st birthday Saturday night at Mansion on O Street with many, many friends (John Podesta, Rep. Donna Edwards, the Howard University Choir, among them). A documentary film crew was also...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 21, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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