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Reliable Source: October 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009

Read this: ghosts, ghouls and goblins edition

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Good afternoon, everyone. Is your Halloween costume ready for prime time? The Going Out Guide suggests places to go while dressed up -- or not -- tomorrow night. Plus, daylight savings time ends Sunday at 2...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 30, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No vanilla cousins for Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy poses on Wednesday night. (Tony Powell) Nice to meet you, Wavy Gravy. Can we call you Wavy? Or do you prefer Mr. Gravy? Or your real name ... Mr. Romney? True! The hippie-clown activist was in town...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 30, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Halloween at the White House: Sorry, kid, you're not on the list

(Alex Wong/Getty Images) For a few hours this week, students from 30 District schools thought they were getting a special Halloween treat -- an invitation to a private White House party Saturday night -- but it turned out to...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 30, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Quoted

Michael Chertoff (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) "If that's not the march of Western civilization, I don't know what is." -- New Jersey native Michael Chertoff on the marvel of finding bagels at an Afghan Embassy breakfast, reports our colleague Juliet Eilperin....

By The Reliable Source  |  October 30, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted

May 1990: Andre Agassi in action during the French Open in Paris. (Allsport UK) "The weave is coming undone -- the damned thing is falling apart... [My brother] runs all over Paris looking for bobby pins... He bumps into...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: The 'Real' deal? edition

Good afternoon, everyone. Doesn't it seem like only yesterday we were parsing rumors about MTV's "Real World" coming to Washington? Filming ended this month, but not before Dan Zak got inside the house for a tour and interview with...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mrs. K wants to give the big apes a break

Elizabeth Kucinich, pictured on Wednesday at the Rayburn House Office Building, is PCRM's new director of public affairs. (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post) The last time we saw Elizabeth Kucinich, the gorgeous redhead was on her husband's arm as he...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Memories of Meth

Andre Agassi's memoir is one of two upcoming celeb meth addiction tell-alls. (Reuters/Bobby Yip) From the time she hit it big, pop star Fergie has been candid about the crystal-meth habit of her youth. ("The hardest boyfriend I ever...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Legislative huddle

Reps. Heath Shuler, Paul Ryan and John Boccieri at Tuesday night's Congressional football game. (Chris Matthews/VOX Global) It was a victory for the legislative process, or something like that, as congressmen beat the Capitol Police in the annual Congressional...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in . . .

Hollywood comes to Baltimore next week when "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin's much-anticipated (well, much-blogged-about) film about the creation of Facebook, shoots scenes at Johns Hopkins. Supposedly Hopkins plays Harvard in the movie, though JHU spokesman Dennis O'Shea claims...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 29, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Glamour's New Cover Girl: Michelle Obama

(Glamour Magazine) Michelle Obama on a magazine cover -- nothing new there! But Michelle Obama on the cover of Glamour... The first lady will be one of five women to have her own cover on different versions of the...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Read this: Keeping the faith edition

Salih Williams, better known as Bootsy Vegas. (Jonathan Ernst for the Washington Post) Good afternoon, everyone. It's time to fire up the Reliable Source chat, so submit your questions! Meanwhile: Can't bear to give up on your beloved Redskins?...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A box filled with long faces

Top: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise with Dan Snyder, right, in the Redskins owner's box on Sept. 11, 2006. Bottom: The same box -- fewer celebs, less crowded -- on Monday night. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images; John McDonnell/The Washington Post)...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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How you know if you're the 'Real' deal: Meet possible "Housewives" star Stacie Turner

Stacie Turner. How do you know if Bravo is real serious about making you a "Real" Housewife? If they follow you overseas. That's why D.C. real estate agent Stacie Turner is looking like a contender to star in the...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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This just in . . .

Terrence Howard, David Strathairn (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) Wondering what Sarah Palin got as an advance for her memoir? Thanks to financial disclosure documents, we know: at least $1.25 million, according to the Associated Press. Could be...

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

Woody Harrelson (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Woody Harrelson sipping a pinot noir while watching the Redskins game with a male friend at the bar at Mie N Yu in Georgetown on Monday night. Also had vegetarian appetizers. The actor is...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 28, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michelle Obama to join wounded vet for World Series first pitch

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will attend Game One of the World Series in NYC Wednesday -- and both will take the field for opening ceremonies. Major League Baseball announced just now that as part of a program dedicated to...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 27, 2009; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Read this: The kids are alright edition

Some of the Brightest Young Things administer a group massage to California comedienne Tig Notaro, bottom. Left to right: Libby Ellsworth-Kasch, Andy Wood, Svetlana Legetic, Cale Charney, Erik Loften and Dakota Fine. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) Good afternoon, everyone....

By The Reliable Source  |  October 27, 2009; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ladies who've got game, too

At left: Melody Barnes plays golf with President Obama on Sunday. Kathleen Sebelius (top right) and Susan Rice (bottom right) both played basketball in their student years. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst; Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post; Reuters/Larry Downing) That didn't take...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 27, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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On a mid-autumn night, Mickey Rooney's puckish glory

Mickey Rooney takes the stage at the Harman Center for the Arts gala on Sunday. (Kevin Allen) Seventy-four years after he starred as Puck in the 1935 film version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Mickey Rooney briefly revisited the...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 27, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Update

Steve Phillips in October 2002, when he was general manager of the New York Mets baseball team. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) And ... they're out! Brooke Hundley, the ESPN production assistant who had an affair with baseball analyst Steve Phillips,...

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

La Toya Jackson (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Paris doesn't know it but she has all the makings of a star. If she wants to go into showbiz, I can see that happening. The boys like the idea of directing. --...

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

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (Fred Marcus Photography/Brian Marcus) -- Married: Ivanka Trump, 27, and Jared Kushner, 28, at her dad's golf club in New Jersey on Sunday night. She's the child of a real estate magnate and so...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 27, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Lifetime achievement edition

Bill Cosby sits outside Ben's Chili Bowl during the restaurant's 45th anniversary celebration on Aug. 22, 2003. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File) Good afternoon, everyone. This week's event calendar is off with a bang: Bill Cosby, recipient of this year's...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 26, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One great nonstop Ludacris weekend

Ludacris, center, laughs with Raheem DeVaughn, left, on the red carpet at his foundation gala dinner Saturday. (Jay Westcott/Getty Images) Underestimate Ludacris at your peril. Just one year after dropping the B-word on Hillary Clinton in a song, the...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 26, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Justice Scalia's bright moment

Justice Antonin Scalia gets a personal aria from soprano Lyubov Petrova at the Washington National Opera's opening of "Ariadne auf Naxos" Sat., Oct. 24, 2009. (Karin Cooper/Washington National Opera) The party animals on stage Saturday at Kennedy Center Opera...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 26, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In

Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Classical Brit Awards in May 2008, (Nathan Strange/AP) Andrew Lloyd Webber has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer, his spokeswoman said Sunday. The disease is in the early stages; the 61-year-old composer is undergoing...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 26, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that ...?

Some of the Friday night dinner crowd at Poste: Capshaw and Spielberg (Rich Lipski/Washington Post), Emanuel (Jim Young/Reuters), Scialfa and Springsteen (Matt Moyer/AP) A powerbroker family gathering at Poste Friday night -- Rahm Emanuel and his family dining with...

By The Reliable Source  |  October 25, 2009; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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