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Reliable Source: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron crowned Miss America

Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron, a Fredericksburg native, was crowned Miss America at the great annual spectacle in Las Vegas Saturday night. The 22 year-old sang the "Dreamgirls" ballad "Listen," rocked a bright-yellow evening gown, and exhorted kids to get off the couch and play outdoors - and did so with just enough spunk and charisma to win a $50,000 scholarship over 52 other women.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 30, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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John Edwards's former mistress sues Andrew Young for return of 'very private' videotape

John Edwards's former mistress has taken legal action to retrieve a "very private and personal" videotape from former Edwards aide Andrew Young, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Politics  
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Obama's first State of the Union: far-off gazes, hand gestures and a scene-stealing Joe Biden

Our body language experts are back! This time, they dissect President Obama's first State of the Union address. Plus: Who were all those people sitting behind Bob McDonnell?

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Politics  
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D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty's loose lips at local pool

Rules are rules, Mr. Mayor! A journalist who ran into Adrian Fenty at Wilson Aquatics Center reports that D.C.'s triathlete chief exec got irritated when the pool manager told him to stow his bag.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Politics  
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Surreal estate: George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth put Georgetown home on market

The Georgetown home of George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth is on the market for $6.35 million.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Surreal Estate  
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This just in: Andrew Young talks about alleged John Edwards sex tape in ABC News interview

Ex-John Edwards aide Andrew Young, whose campaign tell-all book is out Jan. 30, talks to ABC News about an alleged sex tape of Edwards and former mistress Rielle Hunter.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 29, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Read this: iPad jokes, Jay Leno on 'Oprah,' Mariah Carey in concert, dancing inmates strike again

Here's what we're reading today: Apple's iPad was unveiled yesterday, leading to a deluge of Internet jest about its unfortunate name. Jay Leno heads to "Oprah" today for something akin to atonement. Mariah Carey stuck to just three costume changes at her Wednesday night concert in D.C. Ayla Brown's EP is so-so. And those dancing Filipino prisoners are at it again.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 28, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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State of the Union seat squatters get front-row access to president -- and the media

Members of Congress arrive early and claim primo seats before the annual State of the Union address, hoping for some televised face-time with the president.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 28, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics  
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Hey, isn't that: Joe and Jill Biden at E Street Cinema, Khloe Kardashian gets a manicure

Joe and Jill Biden saw "An Education" at E Street Cinema Tuesday night. Khloe Kardashian rounds out her trip to Washington with a manicure at the Four Seasons' George salon.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 28, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Michael Douglas's son pleads guilty to drug charge in New York

Cameron Douglas (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Michael Douglas's son faces at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in New York to dealing large quantities of cocaine and meth, the AP reports. Cameron Douglas, 31, also pleaded guilty to...

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards separate, may divorce, friends tell People

Elizabeth Edwards has "called it quits" for her marriage, and her husband John, the scandal-scarred erstwhile presidential hopeful, has moved out of their home, People magazine reports in a new cover story.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  Politics  
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Michelle Rhee's 'sex with children' comments aren't the only ones that come back to bite

Michelle Rhee isn't the only local public figure ensnared by comments made to out-of-town media.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Quoted: Kirsten Gillibrand on Harold Ford Jr's 'parakeet' comment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Harold Ford Jr.'s comparison of her to a parakeet.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hey, isn't that: Kobe Bryant at Cafe Milano, Dionne Warwick at Wizards-Lakers game

Kobe Bryant had lunch at Cafe Milano after visiting the White House on Monday.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This just in: Kiefer Sutherland snared in cattle scam

Kiefer Sutherland is out of $869,000 after investing in a phony cattle investment scheme.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Read this: Tai Shan, Beat Ya Feet Kings, Patti Smith's memoir, new albums from Lady Antebellum and Charlotte Gainsbourg

What we're reading today: Tai Shan, one of the National Zoo's giant pandas, will fly to China on Feb. 4. D.C.'s own Beat Ya Feet Kings dance crew adjusts to its newfound reality TV fame. Book World reviews Patti Smith's memoir. And new music is out today from Lady Antebellum, Charlotte Gainsbourg and The Magnetic Fields.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 26, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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State of the Union viewing parties, drinking games make annual address more palatable

Only in Washington: Locals embrace drinking games to get through the president's annual State of the Union address.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 26, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties , Politics  
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Wax versions of Tiger Woods, Gilbert Arenas standing strong at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington is still displaying its Gilbert Arenas and Tiger Woods wax figures.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 26, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in: Laura Bush joins museum board, Gary Coleman gets arrested

Today's This just in: Laura Bush and Gary Coleman.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 26, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that: Khloe Kardashian visits White House with Los Angeles Lakers

Khloe Kardashian attends a White House ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Lakers.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Read this: Donnie Simpson, black market Botox, Thomas Jefferson's letters, Scarlett Johansson and Liev Shreiber on Broadway

Here's what we're reading today: The illegal Botox trade could boost terrorism. Morning drive host Donnie Simpson is expected to sign off for good this Friday, after 32 years at WPGC-FM. And a local couple recently found a letter from Thomas Jefferson in a dusty office. Peter Marks recommends "A View From the Bridge" on Broadway.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New dress, old furniture, for opera-singing Miss D.C. Jen Corey

Miss D.C. 2009, Jennifer Corey, is competing in Las Vegas this week for Saturday's Miss America finals -- with some help from the Washington National Opera. The 22-year-old beauty queen, a music major grad from American University, has worked for the opera's education department since 2008. When she won the title in July on her third attempt for the crown, the opera's costume studio offered to design her gown for the talent competition.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. legal eagle, Scotusblog.com author Tom Goldstein inspires TV pilot, "Tommy Supreme"

One possible winner in the scorched-earth battle over NBC's late-night lineup: Washington lawyer Tom Goldstein.The Akin, Gump partner and author of the influential Scotusblog.com is the central character in a TV series pilot commissioned by NBC.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ayla Brown, everywhere: Pols' daughters sing, shoot hoops, like new GOP princess

Does every politician have to have a singing-star daughter, like Scott Brown's eldest, Ayla? Meet Jeanine McDonnell. Does every politician have to have a hoops-star daughter, like Ayla? President Obama takes Sasha, Malia, to play basketball.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 25, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, etc.: Brangelina still on, source says

A source tells People that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just "fine," thanks, denying tabloid reports of a split.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 24, 2010; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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