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Reliable Source: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

White House Correspondents Dinner: The parade of celebrities begins with the pre-parties

Look, Kim Kardashian! And Rupert Murdoch, and the Jonas Brothers and Tony Romo and Terrence Howard and others, setting the stage at pre-parties for a celeb-choked White House Correspondents' Dinner.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 1, 2010; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Washington's own Super Bowl: The incredible party sprawl of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Congratulations, D.C., you finally got your Super Bowl: It's called the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and what began long ago as a wonk-insider banquet -- a single night of jolly ha-ha's shared by a president and a media corps who torment each other the rest of the year -- has metastacized into a week-long Happening of national stature.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 30, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Parties , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Jimi Hendrix's patchwork coat heads to the Museum of the American Indian

Jimi Hendrix's younger sister came to D.C. to loan one of his amazing costumes to the National Museum of the American Indian, reflecting his family's Cherokee lineage.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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This just in: Tareq Salahi off the hook in tow-truck spat; the new Fastest Man in Congress

Tareq Salahi beats one rap so far; Sen. John Thune is the new Fastest Man in Congress.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Love, etc: Sandra Bullock's big news day

Sandra Bullock made two big announcements via a People cover story -- one not so surprising, one very surprising.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.  
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Quoted: David Rubenstein on how he got that Kennedy Center gig

A little bit of self-deprecating humor from a financial-services chieftain.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that...?: Harrison Ford and Sully Sullenberger

The movie star and the hero pilot dined together in D.C.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 29, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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Congressional Democrats show off their artistic side -- and it's not bad!

Members of Congress lent their own artwork -- yes, stuff they made themselves -- for the Women's National Democratic Club.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Love, etc.: CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts engaged

CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts got engaged on the golf course.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Hey, isn't that...?: Rosie Perez, A-Rod, Kal Penn, Erica Jong

A-Rod, Kal Penn, Rosie Perez and... Erica Jong. All having fun around D.C., but no, not together.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Surreal estate: Hank Paulson puts D.C. place on market, plans move to Illinois

The former treasury secretary has put his D.C. home on the market with plans to move back to Chicago.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 28, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Legend's Virginia run-in with two "old racists"

A few hours after singing at Sunday's Earth Day concert on the Mall, John Legend sent a message via Twitter to his fans: "Visiting family in VA. Ran into two old guys who must've been celebrating confederate history month. Told us to get our asses out of here."

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Hollywood VIPs headed for White House Correspondents' dinner

Ever year the parade of Hollywood arm-candy enlisted as guests to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner gets more unreal: Saturday's list includes Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow and Michael Douglas. , E-mail us at reliablesource@washpost.com with your thoughts on who is most likely to: ·Get mobbed? (Like George Clooney in '06, Sanjaya in '07) ·Make headlines? (Ozzy Osbourne, '02, Sheryl Crow, '07) ·No-show? (Too many to recall .....)

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Love, etc: Jesse James out of rehab, Swedish princess breaks engagement

Jesse James is out of sex rehab but not wearing his wedding band, Swedish Princess Madeleine dumps cheating fiance.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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This just in: George W. Bush names his book, Randy Quaid arrested

George W. Bush has titled his book "Decision Points," Randy Quaid and wife Evi were arrested in a Santa Barbara, Calif., courtroom Monday after showing up two weeks late for their felony fraud case.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 27, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Julia Allison explains how she crashed the White House Correspondents' Dinner

It was a simpler time, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner of 2007, an era when a pretty girl with a pretty dress but no invitation---like Julia Allison---could sneak into the hot-ticket event just by attaching herself to the coattails of an unsuspecting VIP.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 26, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Kal Penn isn't the only one: Other celebrity muggings

If it can happen to Kumar, it can happen to anyone: Actor-turned-Obama-staffer Kal Penn was robbed at gunpoint in Washington last week, but being a celebrity is no protection against the common street mugging.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 26, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This just in: Bret Michaels still critical after brain hemorrhage

Bret Michaels remains in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage, according to a message Sunday on his Facebook page.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 26, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Hey isn't that...?: Rahm Emanuel, Shayne Lamas

Rahm Emanuel rocking stone-washed denim Saturday; blushing bride Shayne Lamas at Hudson restaurant with new husband Nik Richie.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 26, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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