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Reliable Source: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Read this: 'New Moon' (some other movies, too)

Taylor Lautner (Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Good afternoon, everyone. The big day is finally here -- or at least the next incremental big day along this strange, manic "Twilight" journey. The saga's second film, "New Moon," opens today. (Yes, this...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Public-option art? Just don't tell Yosi Sergant

An entry by Amy Martin to the Public Option Please art contest. Urging artists to promote health-care legislation -- isn't that what got the NEA in trouble a couple of months ago? This time, though, the push is coming...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Quoted: Martha Stewart says prison cost her $1 billion

Martha Stewart poses with her dogs Francesca, left, and Sharkey, during a taping of "The Martha Stewart Show" in October. (AP Photo/"The Martha Stewart Show") "All I can think so much is what I could have done with all...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Vampires! Even the Brits need the link-bait

Brit Robert Pattinson plays the vampire Edward Cullen in "Twilight." (Peter Sorel) Any smart blogger knows the best way to get hits: Mention "Twilight." Count in British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald: "It seems an immutable law of Hollywood that the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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This just in: Lou Dobbs not saying no to political race

(Mark Hill -- CNN/AP) How about all that speculation that Lou Dobbs might run for Senate or even the White House? "I am ruling nothing out," he told Reuters on Thursday....

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, isn't that: Michelle Obama's sushi night out

Michelle Obama smiles during a visit to Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria on Wednesday. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Hey, isn't that...? Michelle Obama lingering over a three-hour sushi dinner at Sei in Penn Quarter on Wednesday night. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Alexandra Kerry, Charlene Lugar arrested for DUI

Alexandra Kerry at a New York City film premiere in 2007. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Two political families have been hit by DUI arrests. The wife of Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) was arrested Wednesday after her car allegedly struck a...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Racy photos, "Twilight" vampires, Palin's book tour off and running

Photographer Ron Ceasar takes photos of Randi Griffin. (Evy Mages for the Washington Post) Good afternoon, everyone. Looking to recapture that certain something? Maybe a boudoir photo shoot is just what you need. Boudoir photography used to be the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tricorn trouble for D.C. voting rights protester

Nikolas Schiller (at right, in purple coat and hat) listens as Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. testifies at a D.C. voting rights hearing in 2006. At left is then-mayoral candidate Adrian Fenty; then-D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams is between...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Forget Johnny Depp. Who's D.C.'s sexiest man?

Johnny Depp (Peter Kramer/Associated Press) Boo! Once again, People magazine has passed over the U.S. capital's incredible man-flesh in choosing its "Sexiest Man Alive." (Have you seen the chest of Rep. Jeff Flake? Aren't there enough shirtless photos of...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Hammerstein's daughter stops by "Show Boat"

Cast members of Signature Theatre's "Showboat" in the show's opening scene. (Dayna Smith for the Washington Post) "Show Boat" debuted 82 years ago, and the daughter of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II saw the original 1927 production when she was...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in: Nicolas Cage, Candy Crowley, Jodi Kantor

During a tour of East Africa on Tuesday, Nicolas Cage arrives at a prison near Mombasa, Kenya. (Reuters/Joseph Okanga) The former accountant for Nicolas Cage is striking back. In a countersuit filed in L.A., Samuel Levin says the actor...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 19, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: New baby for Mary Cheney, Heather Poe

Cheney and Poe at the 2004 Republican convention. (Charlie Neibergall/AP) Born: A daughter, Sarah Lynne Cheney, to Mary Cheney, 40, and her longtime partner Heather Poe, 48, at Sibley Hospital in D.C. Wednesday morning. Six pounds 14 ounces, the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Read this: Barbara Walters grills Sarah Palin

A Costco employee in Orem, Utah, prepares a display with copies of Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue," on Monday. (George Frey/Getty Images) Good afternoon, everyone. There's still time to jump into this week's Reliable Source chat. Submit questions here....

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama's first state dinner guest: India

Back for more: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended a 2005 state dinner at the White House as the guest of President George W. Bush. (Ken Cedeno, pool/Getty Images) How great is it to be Kalpen Modi this year?...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Love, etc.: Farrah Fawcett leaves Ryan O'Neal out of her will

Farrah Fawcett, seen in a promo photo for "Charlie's Angels." (ABC) Bequeathing: Farrah Fawcett, who left the bulk of her estate to son Redmond O'Neal -- and nothing, apparently, to longtime love Ryan O'Neal. RadarOnline.com published what it claimed...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Jonathan Van Meter on Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton arrives for a bilateral meeting between the U.S. and Singapore on Saturday. (Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg) In Tuesday's excerpt from Vogue's new Hillary Clinton profile, we shared the moment when writer Jonathan Van Meter giggles with the secretary of...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Blagojevich, KRS-One, Tila Tequila

Rod Blagojevich; rapper KRS-One (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, file; AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Oh, no! No Blago! The ex-Illinois guv was a last-minute no-show for the National Press Club Book Fair (with Chris Matthews, Ann Coulter, Gwen Ifill, etc.). A rep...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 18, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Playgirl on Levi -- no "full frontal"

Levi Johnston attends the 2009 Fleshbot Awards in New York City on Nov. 11. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images) "He did not give 'full frontal'... Although there may be glimpses, we did not get full-on frontal nudity." -- Daniel Nardicio, a...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Oba Mao, John Mayer, Norah Jones, that Sarah Palin book we keep hearing so much about

A Chinese woman holds up an "Oba Mao" T-shirt in Beijing. (Yi Caijing/The Washington Post) Good afternoon, everyone. Following President Barack Obama's trip to China? We are, and amid Obama's rejection of "non-censorship" (and stories of Chinese censorship of...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tony Danza brings show, students to District

Mr. Danza, center, with Bill's Buddies troupe members, from left, Jonathan Watkins, Linden Tailor, Sue-Jin Song and Cam Magee at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Monday. (Photo by Linden Tailor) Hey, A&E: You really thought you could bring Tony...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Quoted: Hillary Clinton on David Miliband

David Miliband (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) "If you saw him, it would be a BIG crush. ... He is so vibrant, vital, attractive, smart. ... And he's so young!" -- Hillary Clinton on British Foreign Secretary David Miliband after interviewer Jonathan...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, isn't that: Albert Haynesworth, Alan Bean

Albert Haynesworth. (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) Hey, isn't that ...? Albert Haynesworth dining at Harry's Tap Room in Arlington on Saturday, the night before the big Skins-Broncos game. Big diamond necklace, brown leather jacket, attractive young lady by...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, Etc.: Rosie O'Donnell, Ned Sebelius

Rosie O'Donnell gets teary-eyed at a D.C. press conference about foster care last May. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP) Split: Rosie O'Donnell and partner Kelli Carpenter ... two years ago? The comedian/media personality had been cagey about their relationship status until...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean at her May press conference with Donald Trump. (Bebeto Matthews/AP) "Is the intern talking to me? Oh, look at the little intern, look at the little intern trying to explain!" -- Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean,...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 17, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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They're back! Connie Chung, Maury Povich buy D.C. home

A 1985 photo of Povich and Chung with Jayne Kennedy, left, at a WTTG birthday party. (Harry Naltchayan/TWP) The Maury and Connie Show is moving back to Washington. We're talking, of course, about husband-and-wife journalists Maury Povich and Connie...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 16, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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This just in: Bruce Springsteen, Bernie Madoff

The Boss at the Palace of Auburn Hills Friday night. That's in Michigan! (Ricardo Thomas/AP) ·You know you've been on tour too long when you throw shout-outs to the wrong state. "Hello, Ohio!" Bruce Springsteen yelled several times Friday night...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 16, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Michelle Rhee's bling

Michelle Rhee and her engagement ring dazzle at Friday's Bloomberg Washington Summit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) "Almost three carats." -- D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, when asked Friday about the size of the rock she's sporting from her new fiance, Sacramento...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 16, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fox 5's Will Thomas is robbery victim

Doesn't matter how many years you've reported about crime -- no one's ever quite ready to be a victim of it. Fox 5 reporter and anchor Will Thomas was robbed at gunpoint as he got out of his car in...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 16, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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