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

Reporter clashes with hosts at Sean Penn Haiti benefit

A reporter for the Washington Examiner was told to apologize or lose her job after asking Sean Penn about critics of his work in Haiti.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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The 'Real World' house's legacy: New tenants and a lasting relationship

What's next for 2000 S St. NW? New tenants are moving in on Monday. Meanwhile, a couple who met during "Real World: DC" filming are still going strong.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hey, isn't that: Bill Gates at Adour, Tim Geithner at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle

Bill Gates dines at the St. Regis Hotel; Tim Geithner and family take in a set by the band One Lane Bridge at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc: Shaq and Shaunie O'Neal finalize divorce

NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and wife Shaunie have reached a divorce settlement.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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This just in: "Top Chef" is coming to D.C.; Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg honor veterans, promote 'The Pacific' on the Mall

"Top Chef" to be filmed in D.C... Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg honored veterans on the Mall while promoting their new mini-series, "The Pacific."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Quoted: Heidi Montag says Spencer Pratt is no longer her manager; hires 'intuituve psychic' instead

Heidi Montag says husband Spencer Pratt is no longer "the face of my business or managing my career." Instead, she has hired a psychic.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 12, 2010; 12:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Are D.C.'s 'Real Housewives' doomed? Also: Hillary Clinton's State Dept. circle, Conan O'Brien's Twitter buddy

Here's what we're reading today: Bravo doesn't even mention "Real Housewives of D.C." when it discusses plans for new "Housewives" franchises. Hillary Clinton has widened her inner circle during her first year helming the State Department. And Conan O'Brien's new Twitter buddy is tasting the benefits of closeness to fame.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Read This , Real Housewives of D.C.  
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Karen Feld and Kenny Feld pull rabbi into the family feud

Kenny Feld, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus heir, wants Rabbi Joshua Burrows to testify about what happened on a night in 2007 that caused Feld's sister to file a $110 million lawsuit against him. Burrows, now living in New York, doesn't want any part of the ugly family fight and has filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Lobbyists best lawmakers at annual hockey game

The lobbyists clobbered the lawmakers 7-2 in this year's Congressional Hockey Challenge, which raised over $52,000 for the Fort DuPont Ice Hockey Club.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quoted: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy says husband Nicolas Sarkozy would never cheat on her

In a recent interview, France's first lady denies rumors of marital discord, calling her relationship with Nicolas Sarkozy "a fairy tale."

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that: Sean Penn at Bistro Bis with the Kuciniches, Betsey Johnson at the W Hotel

Sean Penn dined at Bistro Bis with Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich; Betsey Johnson was spotted at the W Hotel.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Academy explains why Farrah was left out of 'In Memoriam' montage

"There's nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show, that helps at all," an official explains, saying that excluding Fawcett was not an oversight.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Read this: Eric Massa's candor, Kevin Johnson's accomplishments, David Letterman's extortion case

Here's what we're reading today: Former Rep. Eric Massa's very public meltdown is yielding some jaw-dropping "tickle fight" news. Michelle Rhee's fiance, Kevin Johnson, isn't resting on his laurels. And David Letterman's alleged extortionist has pleaded guilty.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 10, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Emile Hirsch and fellow Kilimanjaro climbers kick off a deluge of celebrity visits to Washington

This week Washington will be overrun by celebrities -- Tom Hanks! Sean Penn! Reese Witherspoon! -- but only a few actually climbed a mountain for their cause.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 10, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver commencement speech at Anacostia Senior High School

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver 2010 commencement speeches at Anacostia Senior High School and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff -- and possibly George Washington University, as well.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 10, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  First Family  
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This just in: Bill Clinton to headline Gridiron dinner, Serendipity to take over empty Nathans space

President Obama is missing the Gridiron dinner for the second year in a row, but Bill Clinton will fill in. The empty corner property that once housed Nathan's restaurant in Georgetown will be overtaken by Serendipity, a landmark New York City ice cream shop.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 10, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Celebrity justice: Lindsay Lohan sues E-Trade over 'milkaholic' in talking baby commercial

Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade for $100 million, claiming they used her name without permission by naming a baby "Lindsay" and referring to her as a "milkaholic" in a recent commercial.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 10, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Elinor Burkett says she and fellow Best Documentary Short winner still aren't speaking

Thanks to Elinor Burkett, this year's Best Documentary Short acceptance speech was among the Academy Awards' most memorable moments.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Desireé Rogers, Michael Douglas attend Al-Sabah's Kuwait-America Foundation dinner

At a glittery alternative Oscars soiree, outgoing White House social secretary Desireé Rogers says she has no regrets -- and no comments on who designed her outfit.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties  
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Sandra Bullock is third Oscar-winning graduate of Arlington's Washington-Lee High School

Sandra Bullock ('82) joins other Oscar-winning Washington-Lee alums Shirley MacLaine ('52) and Warren Beatty ('55).

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Update: Andre Chreky found guilty of sexual harassment

Ronnie Barrett, a colorist who worked for Andre Chreky, said he harassed her on multiple occasions, including a 2004 incident in which he allegedly shoved her down in a chair in his office and demanded oral sex.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Lil Wayne heads to prison, Placido Domingo recovering from colon cancer surgery, Frank Herzog retiring

Lil Wayne has finally started his prison term. Placido Domingo is recovering from colon cancer surgery. And sportscaster Frank Herzog is retiring after four decades on the air.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 9, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Academy Awards! Kathryn Bigelow, fashion flops and triumphs, all the after parties

All about last night's Academy Awards: The winners, the telecast, the fashion, the parties.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 8, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sandra Bullock wins 'Worst Actress' Razzie award

Sandra Bullock accepts her Razzie Award Saturday night. (Dan Steinberg/AP) And the Oscar for being a Good Sport goes to . . . Sandra Bullock, who snagged the prize for worst actress of 2009 at the Golden Raspberry (Razzie)...

By The Reliable Source  |  March 8, 2010; 2:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala: A lot of heart, a little ribbing

Larry King with Eddie "Elvis" Powers. (Chris Savas) * * * * UPDATE: We have corrected this item to reflect that Aretha Franklin's appearance at the previous weekend's Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala was not her first performance in...

By The Reliable Source  |  March 8, 2010; 2:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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David Rubenstein debuts as new Kennedy Center chairman

Chris Matthews, left, with incoming Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein Saturday night. (Daniel Schwartz) Three days after he was elected chairman of the Kennedy Center, David Rubenstein made his unofficial debut Saturday as the new guy in charge --...

By The Reliable Source  |  March 8, 2010; 2:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Just In: Brad Paisley falls (hard!) in concert

Brad Paisley at the 2008 American Music Awards.(Chris Pizzello/AP) Brad Paisley is recovering from an onstage fall Saturday during a concert in South Carolina. The country singer was performing his encore song, "Alcohol" (really), when he stumbled and "hit...

By The Reliable Source  |  March 8, 2010; 2:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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