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Reliable Source: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

"Real World: D.C."'s very special guest stars: The Washingtonians who hooked up on camera

For three months, this city gawked at the gang of eight young camera-ready transplants who that MTV plopped down in Dupont Circle as the subjects of "The Real World: D.C." Now that the series is finally on air ..... we're more intrigued by their dates. So far, half-a-dozen young Washingtonians enjoying various levels of on-camera nookie with the reality-show stars.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Love, etc.: Boris Becker and wife welcome a son

Boris Becker's wife, Sharley "Lilly" Kerssenberg, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday, the couple's first child together.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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This just in: John Mayer apologizes for racist remark, Alec Baldwin hospitalized after 911 call

John Mayer issues an apology for remarks he made during an interview with Playboy. Alec Baldwin is fine after a brief hospitalization in New York City.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 12, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More John Edwards: Andrew Young says Elizabeth threatened to sue; John Kerry is 'shocked' and 'disappointed'

Today in John Edwards scandal news: Andrew Young says Elizabeth Edwards threatened to sue him under North Carolina law for alienation of affection. And John Kerry speaks out about his former running mater, saying he is "shocked" and "disappointed" by it all.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Politics  
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Update: Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin on "Today" about breast-cancer battle

Last fall we told you about Jennifer Griffin's battle with breast cancer. On Thursday morning, the Pentagon correspondent for Fox News appeared on NBC's "Today" to talk about her particular diagnosis, triple-negative cancer -- a particularly ferocious and fast-moving cancer that mostly affects younger women -- and how she's fighting it.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Tenleytown Safeway left unattended, Alexander McQueen dead at 40, Ellen boosts 'Idol'

Here's what we're reading today: The honor system temporarily rules at a local Safeway. British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is found dead at age 40. And Ellen DeGeneres's debut as a judge on "American Idol" is a boon for the show's ratings.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lorraine Adams, former Washington Post reporter, writes a novel about a certain Washington newspaper

Wondering if the "Washington Spectator" newspaper in which Lorraine Adams sets her just-released novel, "The Room and the Chair," was inspired by The Washington Post, where she used to work as a reporter? A couple of things might raise your suspicions...

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Update: Marijuana Policy Project cancels annual Playboy Mansion fundraiser

With executive director Rob Kampia on leave -- and institutional attitudes toward sexual harassment changing -- the Marijuana Policy Project isn't having it's annual party at the Playboy Mansion this year.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hey, isn't that: Scott Brown meets Taylor Hicks, Smokey Robinson at the W

Scott Brown meets Taylor Hicks after taking in "Grease"; Smokey Robinson hangs out at the W.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This just in: Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed, Lou Gossett Jr. has prostate cancer

A judge gives rapper Lil Wayne permission to put off his sentencing on a weapons possession charge so he can undergo dental work in Miami. Lou Gossett Jr. says he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 11, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Edwards not engaged to former mistress Rielle Hunter, rep says

A rep for John Edwards has denied a National Enquirer report that Edwards had asked former mistress Rielle Hunter to marry him.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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First Dog Bo Obama strolls in the snow, is adorable

President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, was photographed on a walk in the snow at the White House on Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , First Family  
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Read this: Illinois earthquake, 'Deadliest Catch' captain dies, American skier Lindsey Vonn injured

Here's what we're reading today: Illinois experienced a small earthquake early Wednesday morning. Captain Phil Harris of "Deadliest Catch" has died at age 53. And star American skier Lindsey Vonn, suffering from a badly bruised shin, may not be able to compete in the Winter Games.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Washington Antiques Show: Dead, but living on

The Washington Antiques show is changing -- but not too much.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Late Rockville entrepreneur makes Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50

Albert P. "Skip" Viragh of Rockville, Md., died in 2003. But that didn't keep him from being one of Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 most-generous donors for 2009.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in: Charlie Sheen charged with a felony, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sue tabloid

Charlie Sheen is charged with felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief after a Christmas Day incident involving wife Brooke Mueller. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sue Britain's News of the World tabloid over reports that the couple had broken up.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 10, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Hilary Rhoda on her second Sports Illustrated swimsuit appearance

Chevy Chase supermodel Hilary Rhoda, making her second appearance in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, has bigger aspirations.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Washington couple's snowy wedding, the ethics of sidewalk shoveling

It's a winter wonderland out there. Here's what we're reading to stay safe and informed as Washington prepares for yet another blizzard.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why D.C. galas are held in the spring: Weather-challenged Tracy's Kids fundraiser postponed

Tracy's Kids has a knack for holding its annual fundraiser gala just when a major snow event disrupts Washington.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties  
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Norwegian ambassador, wife ski in Embassy Row

After Saturday's snow storm, Wegger Chr. Strommen did what any snow-loving Norwegian would do: went skiing around his neighborhood.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted: Lil Wayne will serve 12-month prison sentence on Rikers Island

Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty last October to felony gun possession, is set to begin his 12-month prison sentence on Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What was Andrew McCarthy doing in Ethiopia?

While on assignment for a travel magazine, former Brat Pack star Andrew McCarthy gets detained in Ethiopia.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Love, etc.: Jamie Lynn Spears, Casey Aldridge break up

Britney Spears's sister, Jamie Lynn -- who famously became pregnant at age 16 -- has broken up with Casey Aldridge, the father of her child.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 8, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scott Brown gets sweet Senate office, but Ted Kennedy's "hideaway" remains up for grabs

Sen. Scott Brown inherited some great digs: the late Ted Kennedy's spacious Russell Building suite. But he won't get Kennedy's coveted Capitol "hideaway." Every senator has a retreat near the Senate floor. No name on the door, just a number, and only colleagues and close friends are invited.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 8, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Studio Theatre plows ahead with scaled-down gala in the snow

While most D.C. hosts cancelled parties this weekend, the troupers at Studio Theatre declared the gala must go on! And so it did, in defiantly scaled-down style.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 8, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tareq and Michaele Salahi are featured attraction at Australian polo match

Tareq and Michaele Salahi took their act Down Under for a polo match in Australia this weekend.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 8, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Update , White House crashers  
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Love, etc.: Andrew Shue and Amy Robach married in NYC

Former "Melrose" star Andrew Shue married NBC anchor Amy Robach in NYC.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 8, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Hillary Clinton on wedding dress shopping for Chelsea

Hillary Clinton tells CNN's Candy Crowley that she hasn't found her mother-of-the-bride dress yet.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 7, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Chelsea Clinton wedding , Politics , Quoted  
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