A federal grand jury has been convened to investigate how Tareq and Michaele Salahi got into the Nov. 24 White House state dinner without an invitation. Two witnesses to the activities of the uninvited Northern Virginia socialites on that day -- two Georgetown stylists who helped groom Michaele Salahi, pre-dinner -- received subpoenas to testify next Tuesday, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
White House state dinner photos posted online by a guest show Carlos Allen -- the alleged "third crasher" -- sitting at a prime table with a U.S. ambassador, a top Indian CEO and a women described as a White House staffer.
What is it about Peter Orszag, and how did he become the Tom Brady of D.C.? Those who saw him with his girlfriends of 2009 -- shipping-heiress Claire Milonas, who gave birth to his child after their split; and new fiancee, ABC reporter Bianna Golodryga -- say he's an attentive, affectionate date. But even distant fans testify to the OMB director's wonky allure.
If there was any doubt about Smith Bagley's politics and passions, the crowd of Democrats at his funeral Thursday cleared that up.
In a new Vanity Fair column, Christopher Hitchens says he longer wants to be considered the intellectual heir of Gore Vidal.
Hanes says it will no longer air ads featuring Charlie Sheen.
Lady Gaga is taking a job in Polaroid's creative department.
Here's what we're reading about today: Elizabeth Gilbert's "Committed," a sequel to "Eat, Pray, Love." "Lost" fans are mad about President Obama's speech, set to coincide with the show's final season premiere. Getty temporarily removes a photo of Gilbert Arenas from its archives. Fugitives are using the Internet to taunt police. And Sally Quinn says bipartisan parties are easy to achieve.
Tareq and Michaele Salahi are set to host a party at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas on Jan. 16.
Bristol Palin has filed papers to create her own "public relations" firm, BSMP LLC.
Bob McDonnell and several dozen Virginia entrepreneurs had lunch at Wildfire restaurant in Tyson's Corner on Wednesday.
Singer Katy Perry and British actor Russell Brand are engaged.
Life can be complicated. So it turns out for OMB director Peter Orszag, who just weeks before getting engaged to ABC correspondent Bianna Golodryga, became a new father -- by his ex-girlfriend. Orszag, 40, and his ex, NYC-based venture capitalist Claire Milonas, 39, released a joint statement Wednesday acknowledging the birth of a daughter, after the New York Post reported that the Ivy-educated shipping heiress delivered Tatiana Zoe Milonas on Nov. 17.
Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to Crasher Central. The latest on alleged "third crasher" Carlos Allen: His attorney says he did attend the dinner, but that he was invited, not a gate-crasher -- contrary to what the White House claims....
Donald Rumsfeld sharing a friendly handshake with Saddam Hussein in 1983. President Barack Obama's now-infamous state dinner grip-and-grin with Michaele Salahi. And Gen. David Petraeus with the other party crasher, Carlos Allen. Politicians pose for thousands of photos each year, and embarrassing-in-hindsight brag wall shots are inevitable.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine attended the unveiling of his official portrait on Tuesday.
Vince Vaughn wed his girlfriend, Canadian real estate agent Kyla Weber, over the weekend.
Redmond O'Neal was sent to a jail rehab program on Tuesday after violating his probation with a drug offense last month.
Lawyer for alleged 'third crasher' Carlos Allen admits he attended White House dinner, denies he crashed
A lawyer for the alleged "third crasher" claims his client went to the White House state dinner after receiving an invitation and still maintains that he was an invited guest. A. Scott Bolden, a veteran Washington white-collar defense attorney, said that Allen has been interviewed by the Secret Service and is continuing to cooperate with their investigation.
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What we're reading today: A special-edition Reliable Source chat about the White House 'third crasher,' Gilbert Arenas apologizes for an abhorrently unfunny joke, Brit Hume's spiritual advisements, and 'Celebrity Apprentice' announces its latest cast.
Does everything always have to come back to the Salahis? The disclosure Monday of a third White House state dinner gate crasher who got into the dinner in a completely different way than the Salahis exposed a completely new area of weakness in the perimeter around the president. So different story, right? But no, of course, it turns out that third crasher Carlos Allen, a D.C. party promoter, knows the Salahis - or at least, once mingled with Michaele at a party.
Social networking site Late Night Shots' New Year's Eve party at the National Building Museum left many attendees hopping mad and demanding a refund.
A new biography of Warren Beatty claims the actor has had flings with nearly 13,000 women. How'd the author come up with that?
James Cameron researched a possible new film on nuclear weapons while visiting Japan last month.
Not even the pain of a curling iron burn will keep Kim Kardashian from updating her Twitter feed.
The Secret Service announced this afternoon that a third crasher made it into the White House state dinner made famous by the uninvited Tareq and Michaele Salahi. An agency spokesman wouldn't divulge the name or even the gender of the crasher, who appears to have made his or way in completely separately from the now-infamous horse-country reality-show hopefuls -- exposing a completely separate area of weakness in the perimeter around the president.