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Reliable Source: November 29, 2009 - December 5, 2009

Read this: Tai Shan headed back to China, 'Up in the Air' soars, Salahi investigation continues

Tai Shan is hard at work . . . being adorable. (Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo via Getty Images) UPDATED: Salahis in court in Warren County, Va., today. Tareq forced to lose the watch off his wrist to settle unpaid...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How did the Salahis meet Oprah? And other recent revelations

The Salahis pose with Oprah Winfrey in a photo from their Facebook page. (Screengrab from Facebook) You'll be shocked to learn that Tareq and Michaele Salahi are not best friends of Oprah Winfrey, despite that cozy photo on their...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  White House crashers  
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Back to journalism for MSNBC's Richard Wolffe

Richard Wolffe (Charles Ommanney) After a brief stint in lobbying/PR, Richard Wolffe is back in journalism. The longtime White House correspondent for Newsweek -- a talking head so ubiquitous and vivid (those glasses, that accent) he inspired a "Saturday...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted: Golfer regrets introducing Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are seen here at the Presidents Cup golf tournament in San Francisco on Oct. 7. (Reuters/Shaun Best) "I would probably just have to apologize to her, and hope she uses a driver next time...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hey, isn't that: Jon Gosselin, getting a brow wax

Left to right: Erwin Gomez, Jon Gosselin, James Packard-Gomez and Jon's friend, Monique, at Helix Lounge Tuesday. (Courtesy of James Packard-Gomez) Jon Gosselin club-hopping in Dupont Circle on Tuesday. The reality TV dad of eight, taking a break from...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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This just in: Roman Polanski, Ronnie Wood

In this April 4 photo, Ronnie Wood and Ekaterina Ivanova arrive at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Swiss authorities moved Roman Polanski from a Zurich jail to an undisclosed...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 4, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video: Michaele Salahi tries her hand at TV hosting

We can't tell you much about this video -- all we know is it shows Michaele Salahi doing some stand-up work for Plum TV at a snow polo match in Aspen -- but we can tell you it's worth...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Read this: Salahis, Jason Reitman, Willard Wigan

Tareq and Michaele Salahi pose before a photo shoot with other models at Halcyon House in Georgetown on Tuesday. (Reuters/Robert Devaney) Good afternoon, everyone. Today in Salahi news: Secret Service director Marc Sullivan tells the House Homeland Security Committee...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Jon Bon Jovi joins Tom Brokaw's cast of characters

Jon Bon Jovi poses at Wednesday's "Characters Unite" town hall. (Courtesy of USA Network) These are troubled times -- wars, recession, bitter partisanship -- so Tom Brokaw convened some of our top leaders to brainstorm about how to make...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Twitter groom: Maryland's own Dana Hanna

In a video Dana Hanna uploaded to YouTube, he updates his Twitter page and sets his Facebook relationship status to "Married" -- during his wedding. (YouTube.com) Dana Hanna had news that just couldn't wait: "Standing at the altar with...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Love, etc.: Meredith Baxter says she's a lesbian

Meredith Baxter (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Switched teams: Meredith Baxter, 62, who announced Wednesday on "Today" that she's a lesbian. "It was a later-in-life recognition of that fact," said the thrice-married actress, best known as the mom on "Family Ties."...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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This just in: Sarah Palin to keynote bowling expo

Sarah Palin waves to supporters as she holds her son, Trig, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Now that she's out of office, the big speaking gigs are starting to roll in for Sarah Palin. In June, she'll be...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Analyzing the Salahi e-mails: Confusion, naivete, contradicting their own story

The Salahis leaving a photo shoot at Halcyon House in Georgetown on Tuesday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) So they weren't invited. At the end of the day, that's what a series of e-mails released by Tareq and Michaele Salahi's lawyers...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Salahi charity under scrutiny, Desirée Rogers, the fate of D.C.'s 'Real Housewives'

Good morning, everyone! Time for an early morning (well, to us, anyway) Read This roundup. Don't forget to submit questions about the Salahis, Chelsea Clinton's engagement, or anything else you're mulling over to today's Reliable Source chat. Amy and Roxanne...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2009; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Read This , Real Housewives of D.C.  
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More stories behind Salahis' photographs

Screen grab of a photo on Tareq and Michaele Salahi's Facebook page. Caption reads: 'Trumps "Apprentice" OMAROSA, with Michaele at the Green Room back stage of the Lincoln Memorial for the concert for President Obama! WOW - What a...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morgan Freeman talks 'Invictus' at Nat Geo

Morgan Freeman listens to a question from Chris Matthews on Monday night. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) You might think it takes keen interest in rugby to make a 134-minute movie about it. For Morgan Freeman ... not so much!...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update: Winner named in contest for Public Option Please

Amy Martin's winning entry to the Public Option Please art contest. Public Option Please, a lefty advocacy group, set out to find a poster artist who could dramatize their argument for government-funded health care. Judges (including Arianna Huffington and...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 2, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that: Jon Gosselin at Hook

Jon Gosselin (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Hey, isn't that . . . ? Jon Gosselin having dinner at Hook in Georgetown on Monday night. The erstwhile "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" star (corduroy blazer, button-down shirt) was seated with a...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Salahis speak on 'Today,' Terra Cotta Warriors, R. Kelly's new album

Good afternoon, everyone! Why, yes, there's still plenty of Tareq and Michaele Salahi news to be churned out. Did you catch their appearance on this morning's "Today Show?" Lisa de Moraes recaps the pair's first official media outing (video...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Salahi Facebook photo subterfuge? You decide.

A photo posted on Tareq and Michaele Salahi's Facebook page on Jan. 22 shows them with Randy Jackson, Barack Obama and the Black Eyed Peas, filed in the "Obama & Inauguration surrounding events" album. (Facebook.com) Tareq and Michaele Salahi,...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  First Family , White House crashers  
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Quoted: Alex Ovechkin has no time for your games

(Courtesy of Men's Journal) Q: "What does the White House look like when you're driving past it at 180 mph?" A: "I don't know. You have to look straight." Q: "What bores you more than anything?" A: "This. [smiles]...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This Just In: Al Roker visits CIA; David Hasselhoff hospitalized

Al Roker on Monday slipped into the CIA, where the "Today" weatherman, who has his own production company, got inside info for his upcoming series on the history of espionage. Roker talked to Director Leon Panetta and other senior...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 1, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Big new Salahi news: Crashers, Pentagon aide, corresponded about dinner

Big new news tonight on the Salahi front, from our colleagues Michael Shear and Jason Horowitz: The horse-country socialites corresponded with a top Pentagon aide in an effort to snag an invite to the White House state dinner. The official...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 30, 2009; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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UPDATE: House Homeland Security Committee asks Salahis to testify on Thursday

From our friends over at 44: The next stop for the White House gatecrashers may be Congress, not cashing in. House Committee on Homeland Security chair Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday announced plans to hold a hearing on the...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 30, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Love, etc.: Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky engaged

Bill Clinton with daughter Chelsea and her boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Sept. 25. (Reuters/Chip East) This time, it's for real: Chelsea Clinton and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky are engaged. In an...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 30, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Chelsea Clinton wedding , Love, Etc. , Politics  
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Read this: Chelsea's engaged, Reese and Jake have split, Arnold owes a boatload of cash

Reese and Jake in happier times -- okay, at a 2007 movie premiere. (Associated Press) In other news -- and yes, since you ask there is some... Chelsea Clinton is engaged! She'll wed longtime family friend Marc Mezvinsky. The...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 30, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Salahi news today: Security questions, history's great crashers, inside "Housewives"

Tareq and Michaele, in happier times. (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post) Today in the continuing saga of alleged White House state dinner crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi... Our colleagues Michael Shear and Spencer Hsu report that the unwanted incursion...

By The Reliable Source  |  November 29, 2009; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Read This , Real Housewives of D.C. , White House crashers  
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Salahis cancel Larry King, seek big bucks to talk

Our colleague James Hohmann delivers Sunday's Salahi news here. Cancel your viewing party, because Tareq and Michaele are not going to be on CNN Monday night with Larry King. Instead, TV execs say they've been shopping around for someone to pay them to tell their story. Also, Hohmann drove out to Front Royal to capture the scene at their home.

By The Reliable Source  |  November 29, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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