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Reliable Source Gossip Final Four: A Cinderella Champ

The 2010 Reliable Source bracket -- like the NCAA basketball picks -- was full of fouls, hometown heroes and last-minute upsets. The Gossip Final Four, according to our wildly unscientific voting process, came down to a match between our own Cinderella (a party crasher herself, come to think of it) and the couple who launched a thousand security checkpoints.

Michaele and Tareq Salahi at November's state dinner. (Bill O'Leary/TWP)

The Party Crashers division: The Salahis
Michaele and Tareq easily trumped fellow State Dinner crasher Carlos Allen, Sen. Scott Brown, and those overexposed tattoo models. The closest match came from the Tea Party, which was defeated by the blonde in the red sari.

(Preston Keres/The Washington Post)

The Bad Ideas division: Gilbert Arenas
Rielle's GQ spread? Levi in Playgirl? So old media. Tiger's texts were a strong contender for volume and vulgarity, but Gilbert Arenas's four guns in the locker room triumphed as the worst bad idea.

(Erin Engman/Getty Images)

The Short Timers division: Sarah Palin
Desiree Rogers faded fast (again). Jim Zorn and Tai Shan are out of sight and mind, and Conan is no match for the woman who's out of office . . . yet still everywhere.

(Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

The Hot Stuff division: Chelsea's wedding
In a hotly contested battle, player Peter Orszag was no match for sizzling Latina Justice Sonia Sotomayor or ex-First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's upcoming wedding. The summer nuptials beat out the salsa moves by a rose.

Final Match-Up: Palin vs. Wedding
In the semis, Salahis (no jail time yet) beat Gilbert's community service; the very private Chelsea (child of a former president and a secretary of state) beats the reality-show ex-governor.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Clinton Global Initiative last year. (AP)

Our Cinderella Champ
Chelsea's dream wedding. All those rumors last summer turned out to be false, but the announced nups -- dress, locale, who gets invited, who's left out -- got the most votes as 2010's (upset!) gossip favorite.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 5, 2010; 1:05 AM ET
Categories:  Chelsea Clinton wedding  
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Do you think maybe you "Post" writers could try to quit referring to Sarah Palin's projected documentaries -- read: not a reality show -- as a reality show? I know you realize it's inaccurate -- I know this because the "Post" itself has said elsewhere that it's not a reality show -- and you only do it to make her look tacky. So how do you think that makes *you* look?

Posted by: gdalfonzo | April 5, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Hey, speaking of weddings, any news of the who is in, who is out variety, regarding the upcoming, April 10th Bradlee family nuptuals in California? Has Sally Quinn come down with something yet? Will Quinn, Ben, and the Yoga Baby Mama be doing the right thing and attending the niece/granddaughter's soiree?

I must say it has been a joy to be spared La Quinn's bloviating since she finally got canned by the Post!

Posted by: SoCali | April 5, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

How is her show not a reality show? It's not scripted and it's based around her. If they wanted documentary footage on the Alaskan wilderness I'm sure there's plenty of that over at Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. This ain't a documentary--it's Sarah's reality show based and marketed on her celebrity.

Posted by: msame | April 5, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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