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.
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.
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?
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.
The Georgetown home of George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth is on the market for $6.35 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Michelle Rhee isn't the only local public figure ensnared by comments made to out-of-town media.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Harold Ford Jr.'s comparison of her to a parakeet.
Kobe Bryant had lunch at Cafe Milano after visiting the White House on Monday.
Kiefer Sutherland is out of $869,000 after investing in a phony cattle investment scheme.
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.
Only in Washington: Locals embrace drinking games to get through the president's annual State of the Union address.
Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington is still displaying its Gilbert Arenas and Tiger Woods wax figures.
Today's This just in: Laura Bush and Gary Coleman.
Khloe Kardashian attends a White House ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.
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.
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.
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.