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Reliable Source: December 6, 2009 - December 12, 2009

Mariah Carey: Not late, just on 'Mariah time'

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon pose for photographers at the Newseum on Wednesday. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for Nickelodeon) When Nick Cannon arrived solo at Wednesday night's Nickelodeon event, reporters demanded to know the status of his wife -- and...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 11, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More mystery 'Housewives' dine on camera

The show must go on -- even without Michaele. For all the blockbuster footage that Bravo must have stored on the scandalous Salahis, they appear to still be filming the quieter cast members of "The Real Housewives of D.C." A...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 11, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C.  
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Quoted: Jill Biden knows how to get attention

Jill Biden (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) "If I want him to get my position on something, I Scotch-tape it to the bathroom mirror." -- Jill Biden on how she lobbies the vice president, in an interview with Rita Braver to...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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This just in: Roman Polanski is still wanted in L.A.

Prosecutors in L.A. argued Thursday that Roman Polanski must appear in a U.S. court if he wants to argue for a lighter sentence. Lawyers for the Oscar-winning director, 76, went to an appeals court seeking to have his 1977 guilty...

By Multiplatform Editor  |  December 10, 2009; 10:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Update: Tareq Salahi's watch is a fake, jeweler says

The watch Tareq Salahi turned over last week to satisfy a debt owed to a landscaper is a fake, according to court records and the jeweler asked to authenticate it.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Update , White House crashers  
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Read this: Helena Andrews, Patrick Swayze, war babies, how to dress for a party

Things you should be reading about today: WWII "war babies," local writer Helena Andrews, Patrick Swayze's cameo at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, Sally Quinn's party attire tips, and more.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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We have a 'Top Chef' winner: He's a Voltaggio

Would a hometown boy take the "Top Chef" prize? A crowd turned out to cheer on Frederick, Md., native Bryan Voltaggio at a viewing party at his restaurant, Volt, hopeful that he'd take home the championship.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Love, etc: Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady welcome baby boy

Born: A son, to New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, the couple announced.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Quoted: Judge has belated advice for Tiger Woods

"I could have told Tiger something. You just don't mess around when your wife is Swedish."

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hey, isn't that: Hillary Clinton, Gen. Petraeus do dinner

Hillary Clinton and David Petraeus have dinner at the Jockey Club; Wyclef Jean lunches at J&G.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 10, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Salahis stiffed Hay-Adams bartender after leaving state dinner

So, you just left a state dinner! What are you going to do next? For Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the answer was drinks at the Hay-Adams hotel -- where they walked out on the bill, according to sources close to the matter.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 9, 2009; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  White House crashers  
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Read this: Salahis, Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga, David Byrne, Christmas cheer

Today's news roundup: Tareq Salahi's watch, Tiger Woods' mom-in-law, David Byrne's love of bicycling, Lady Gaga's love of latex, Uma Thurman's broken engagement. Plus: George Stephanopolous to "Good Morning America"; Hank Stuever's new book, "Tinsel," gets the excerpt treatment.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 9, 2009; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Salahis will plead the Fifth if subpoenaed, lawyer says

If Congress decides to subpoena the Salahis, the alleged White House crashers will plead the Fifth, their lawyer has said. The House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday whether to compel the controversial couple to testify as part...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 8, 2009; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Update: Tareq Salahi's Patek Phillipe watch isn't working, clerk's office says

The fancy Patek Phillipe watch that Tareq Salahi handed over last Friday to satisfy a debt to his one-time landscaper is not working, the Warren County Clerk's Office says.

By The Reliable Source  |  December 8, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Update , White House crashers  
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After KenCen Honors, the Boss bails on dinner

Jane Krakowski (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) Was that the A-list-iest Kennedy Center Honors ever? If you managed to get a ticket, you were entertained by the likes of Sting, Ben Stiller, Eddie Vedder, Sharon Stone and Aretha Franklin on the...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Parties  
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Read this: Kennedy Center Honors, latest Salahi and Secret Service news

Happy Monday, everyone. Catch up on anything and everything Kennedy Center Honors in today's Style section. Plus, video from the red carpet (above) and bios of this year's honorees. As for the latest Salahi-pegged news: From today's must-read A1...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Salahis and Journey: A video (and lawsuit) to remember

Before they gained fame for infiltrating the White House, Tareq and Michaele Salahi had a local reputation for their messy lawsuits, name-dropping and energetic promotion of their polo tournament. All three converged in 2007 with one very special VIP...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  White House crashers  
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Surreal Estate: Shawne Merriman selling D.C. condo

Shawne Merriman (Denis Poroy/AP) Asking price: $624,700 Seller: Shawne Merriman Details: The Washington native and University of Maryland football star, now a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, is selling his 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo in Columbia...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Quoted: Sarah Palin at Gridiron Dinner

Sarah Palin autographs copies of her book "Going Rogue" at BJ's Wholesale Club in Fairfax on Saturday before her speaking appearance at the Gridiron Dinner in D.C. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) "It is good to be here though, really,...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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This Just In: Alexa Ray Joel recovers in NYC hospital

Alexa Ray Joel (File photo by Alan Strutt) The daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley was hospitalized in N.Y.C. Saturday afternoon after taking an overdose of pills, the Associated Press and New York Times reported, citing law enforcement...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kennedy Center gains one VIP, loses another

Victoria Reggie Kennedy speaking in Boston last week. (Josh Reynolds/AP) The Kennedy Center is gaining one VIP and losing another. President Obama nominated Vicki Kennedy, Ted's widow, to the board of trustees Friday. He also tapped former White House...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 7, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from New York, it's Salahi Night Live!

No, it wasn't really the Salahis. But as expected/hoped/dreaded, Saturday Night Live did kick off tonight's episode with a riff on NoVa's own fauxialite White House crashers - this time crashing a presidential press conference. The set-up: President Obama...

By The Reliable Source  |  December 6, 2009; 12:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  White House crashers  
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