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Reliable Source: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Michelle Obama to donate her Jason Wu inaugural gown to the Smithsonian

Michelle Obama says she will donate her inaugural ball gown to the Smithsonian, which will display it alongside other first lady memorabilia in its National Museum of American History.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 5, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Mahogany Jones talks Salahi saga in Sister 2 Sister

The Salahis' publicist, Mahogany Jones, submits to a lengthy Q&A in Sister 2 Sister magazine.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 5, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Oscar scandal roundup: Sacha Baron Cohen cut from presenter list, 'Hurt Locker' sued

It woudn't be Oscar season without some old fashioned controversy. The latest: Sacha Baron Cohen's "Avatar" sketch is cut from the show; "The Hurt Locker" gets hit with a stolen identity suit.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 5, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Local filmmaker Mike Million's 'Tenure' screens at D.C. Independent Film Festival

Mike Million's "Tenure" ended up going straight to DVD, despite recognizable stars and a meager yet workable budget.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 5, 2010; 12:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted: Sean Penn hopes his critics die of rectal cancer

Sean Penn tells CBS News's Lara Logan that he hopes critics of his relief work in Haiti "die screaming of rectal cancer."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Karl Rove's memoir, Sprite Step Off controversy, the lighter side of Danielle Steel

Here's what we're reading today: All about Karl Rove's memoir. A step dancing competition turns into a firestorm. Danielle Steel talks the Dalai Lama and dog poop. And the Kennedy Center names a new chairman.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Karl Rove's memoir: Fighting with Sheryl Crow, dissing Al Franken, wacky times at White House

Karl Rove's book, "Courage and Consequence," hits shelves March 9. We present some highlights.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Politics , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Erik Estrada visits Virginia Capitol to lobby for police funding

As part of his work with Virginia's Internet Crimes Against Children task forces, Erik Estrada visited Richmond on Wednesday to urge better law enforcement funding.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in: Newseum makes offer on O.J. Simpson suit, 'Hurt Locker' producer banned from Oscars

After the Smithsonian rejected a donation of O.J. Simpson's famous tan suit, other museums are lining up with offers. And "Hurt Locker" producer Nicholas Chartier is disinvited from the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday after an oblique negative reference to "Avatar," his film's main Oscar competitor, in an e-mail to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Keyshia Cole has a baby boy

Singer Keyshia Cole has given a birth to a baby boy.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Quoted: Jay-Z wishes some White House staffer's kid "Happy Birthday" from the stage

Jay-Z had birthday wishes from the stage for a White House staffer's kid.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 4, 2010; 12:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Quoted  
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Read this: Desirée Rogers's style will be missed, Jim Bunning's name will be a verb, Kate Gosselin will be on 'DWTS'

Here's what we're reading today: Desirée Rogers is leaving Washington, leaving many fashion industry types concerned about the state of Washington's style sense. Sen. Jim Bunning's last name has become a verb -- and not a very nice one. Kate Gosselin will join Evan Lysacek, Erin Andrews and others on "Dancing With the Stars."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 3, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama family goes back to Ski Liberty resort

The Obamas spent the weekend skiing, tubing and taking lessons at Ski Liberty in Pennsylvania.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 3, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington  
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Hey, isn't that: Scott Brown, toting Chuck Schumer's book

Scott Brown was spotted carrying a copy of Chuck Schumer's "Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 3, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This just in: Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed again, Tiger Woods back at home, Naomi Campbell accused of assaulting limo driver

After a fire at the courthouse, Lil Wayne once more evades the beginning of his prison time. Tiger Woods is back at home after an intensive week of family therapy. And cops in New York City are searching for Naomi Campbell after her limo driver called 911.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 3, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smithsonian rejects O.J. Simpson's acquittal suit

The Smithsonian has declined an offer to add O.J. Simpson's tan suit -- which he was wearing on the day in 1995 he was acquitted of killing his ex-wife -- to its collections.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Ed Smoot sizes up his daughter's new boss's swing

Julianna Smoot, the Obama administration's new social secretary, will likely feel right at home with President Obama's golf-loving ways: Her dad is retired golfer Ed Smoot.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Politics  
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Update: Connie Chung and Maury Povich are staying in New York, for now

They had grand plans to move back to Washington -- and into a $9 million Embassy Row home -- but Connie Chung and Maury Povich changed their minds.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that: George Lopez lunches at Clyde's, Joe Biden waits for pizza at Two Amys

Spotted around town over the weekend: George Lopez and Joe Biden.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Christina Milian and The-Dream have a baby girl

Christina Milian gave birth to a baby girl on Friday.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Quoted: Michael Douglas in Vanity Fair on the sins of the father

Michael Douglas -- talking about himself, not his son -- says second-generation actors have a hard time of it.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Oscars 2010 countdown, public apologies, PBS's 'Dolley Madison'

Here's what we're reading today: Some Iraq war veterans are giving Best Picture nominee "The Hurt Locker" bad reviews. Howard Kurtz dissects the imperfect art of public apologies. Hank Stuever previews PBS's new take on Dolley Madison. And Going Out Guide recommends the best of this week in free stuff.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Navy launches new ship: the USNS Charles Drew

The USNS Charles Drew was christened in honor of the pioneering African American doctor by his three surviving children, including former D.C. councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis, and splashed into San Diego Bay Saturday.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What's next for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers?

What's an enterprising ex-White House Social Secretary to do? If she's smart, Desirée Rogers can leverage her year as the nation's top party planner into a whole new career

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington  
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This Just In: Marie Osmond's son dies, Oprah gives Art Smith a big check, "Hurt Locker" producer in trouble with Academy Awards

An Osmond child suicide; Oprah's nice birthday gift for her chef; a "Hurt Locker" controversy.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Love Etc: "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick ties the knot

That couple from "The Bachelor" got married.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 1, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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