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Reliable Source: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Kal Penn to leave White House, return to Hollywood

After nine months working for the White House, actor Kal Penn is reportedly ready to leave Washington and return to his Hollywood career.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 2, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Politics  
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Lasting legacy of "The Real World: D.C.": Local band Wicked Liquid

"The Real World: D.C." lingered in our fair city for only three months, but it left many lasting legacies -- including local band Wicked Liquid.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 2, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Check it out: Big salaries for Washington lobbyists

The best-kept secret in Washington are salaries. Which is why the annual compensation for lobbyists and interest groups -- detailed in the new issue of National Journal -- is so intriguing.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 2, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Politics  
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This just in: John Malkovich files claim for money lost to Madoff; Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member arrested in Ohio

John Malkovich filed a claim Thursday to squeeze $2.23 million out of what's left of Bernie Madoff's firm. Meanwhile, a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was arrested in Ohio for a crime he committed there 12 years ago.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 2, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Hey, check out Sonia Sotomayor's ex-husband Kevin Noonan on "60 Minutes." (VIDEO)

So, Sonia Sotomayor's ex is on "60 Minutes" this weekend. He's talking about biotech, though, not the Supreme Court justice.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 1, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Politics  
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How I Spent Spring Break, Congress edition

Whether they're getting married or getting root canals, members of Congress are making the most of their recess.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 1, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Politics  
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Update: West Virginia police are investigating nonexistent Lady Gaga/Adam Lambert concert

Police are investigating salon owner Luke Loy, who allegedly sold over 100 tickets for a promotional concert that never happened.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 1, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Update  
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This just in: Jesse James in Tucson for rehab; White House garden yields 1,000 pounds of produce

LL Cool J and Toby Keith have both objected to their inclusion in a new Sarah Palin television show.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 1, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Hey, isn't that: Rahm Emanuel at Wilco concert

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was in the house at Wilco's Tuesday night show at Strathmore.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 1, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Tea party dispute spotlights Sarah Palin's speaking fees

Sarah Palin and Washington Speakers Bureau have refused to disclose Palin's appearance fees, but a suit filed last week by a Tennessee businessman against Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips is lifting the veil on her sky-high pricetag.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 31, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Politics  
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Upside-down Texas flag flummoxes tourists outside National Museum of American History

The Texas state flag was flying upside down outside the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History last week.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 31, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quoted: Gen. Petraeus is not running for president

Apparently, some people thought Gen. David Petraeus was pondering a presidential run -- but he assures you that he is not.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 31, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Quoted  
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This just in: Sandra Bullock's husband checks into treatment; Rip Torn pleads not guilty to charges in January armed bank break-in

After his arrest in January, an intoxicated Rip Torn told police he thought he had broken into his own home, not a nearby bank. Sandra Bullock is not adopting her maybe-estranged husband's kids.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 31, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  This Just In...  
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Hey, isn't that: Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy order a half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl

French President Nicolas Sarkozy had lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl on Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 30, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Comedian D.L. Hughley suing Zanzibar nightclub over event, flier with his name

Comedian D.L. Hughley is suing Zanzibar nightclub, claiming he never agreed to headline a recent event there or be used in promotional materials.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 30, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Quoted: Donald Trump on Rod Blagojevich's "Celebrity Apprentice" problem

The former governor of Illinois, currently appearing on "Celebrity Apprentice," is "in this horrible situation where he's got to be nice," the Donald says in the board room.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 30, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quoted  
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Hey, isn't that: Jon Bon Jovi, James Gandolfini

Jon Bon Jovi and family celebrated his son's sixth birthday at Buck's Fishing & Camping Sunday; James Gandolfini dined at Zola on Friday.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 30, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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This just in: Hillary Clinton screens "Countdown to Zero"; Jack Abramoff movie gets distributor

Hillary Clinton gives "Countdown to Zero" a thumbs-up; the long-awaited film Abramoff movie "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey, has found a distributor.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 30, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Ricky Martin says he is a "fortunate homosexual"

Nineties pop sensation Ricky Martin announced Monday that he is gay.

By The Reliable Source  |  March 29, 2010; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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2010 Reliable Source Tournament: Who's going to the Gossip Final Four?

It has been a big year for gossip, thus our annual Reliable Source Tournament is crowded with contenders who were barely on our radar a few months ago. But who's going to the Gossip Final Four?

By Andrea Browne  |  March 29, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chelsea Clinton wedding  
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