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Reliable Source: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

Quoted: LBJ social secretary Bess Abell on her one White House dinner crashing problem

Strom Thurmond always brought a date no one expected.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 7, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barney Frank's belated birthday party at the Capitol

Because of the recess, the congressman had to wait a month to celebrate his 70th with colleagues.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 7, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hey, isn't that...?: Kevin Klein, "Top Chef"'s C.J. Jacobsen

The Oscar-winner did the celebvocacy thing on the Hill; the former Top Chef contender had a clever way of getting a seat in a crowded bar.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 7, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Oscar de la Renta, designer to so many first ladies, still waiting to dress Michelle Obama

The favorite designer of Washington society ladies is still waiting to add another first lady to his resume -- but his proud that his son has beat him to it.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 6, 2010; 8:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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More toasts than roasts at former Md. Gov. Marvin Mandel's 90th birthday

What was billed as a lighthearted 90th birthday tribute to legendary former Maryland governor Marvin Mandel kept going off track as Free State pols jabbed at each other.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 6, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.C. woman sues MTV for "Real World" embarrassment

A D.C. woman sues MTV for $5 million after she appeared on an episode of the "Real World" and says she was humiliated.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 6, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Hey isn't that...?: Guy Fieri in D.C. diners

Food Network's Guy Fieri filmed an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" around Washington Tuesday.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 6, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Surreal Estate: Paul O'Neill sells Watergate apartment

The former treasury secretary unloaded his Watergate pad for $2.45 million.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 6, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Washington society turns out for Laura Bush book party

Tuesday's book party for Laura Bush at the Kuwaiti Embassy was an exclusive, intimate affair -- for 500 of her closest friends in D.C.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 5, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Celebvocate: Demi Moore on Capitol Hill crusading against child sex trafficking

Demi Moore, in advocate mode, wants the government to go harder on johns and pimps, and to look out for their child victims.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 5, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Jude Law and Sienna Miller, back together again

After a trainwreck breakup five years ago, the pretty Brits are back together.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 5, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Letterman extortionist Robert Halderman heads to jail; Bret Michaels out of the hospital

Six months for the guy in the Letterman extortion case; Bret Michaels is out of the woods and out of the hospital.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 5, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Journal's John Fox Sullivan runs for mayor of "Little Washington"

After four decades covering politics, National Journal publisher John Fox Sullivan is poised to become mayor of Washington---that's Washington, VA., population 200.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 4, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Update: Michelle Rhee picks out wedding gown

Michelle Rhee has already picked out the dress for her September wedding to Kevin Johnson: A gown by designer Monique Lhuillier.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 4, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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People/Time's hefty swag bag for White House Correspondents' party: Is this allowed?

People and Time magazine handed out 10 lb. bags full of goodies at their White House Correspondents' cocktail party.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 4, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Parties , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Love, etc.: Chely Wright comes out; David Boreanaz admits affair

Country singer Chely Wright announces she's a lesbian. "Bones" star David Boreanaz admits he cheated on his wife.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 4, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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"Nerd Prom" no longer: Celebrities steal spotlight from press, president, politicians, at White House Correspondents' Dinner and after-parties

The White House Correspondents' Association dinner doesn't have much to do with the White House or correspondents anymore. Forget about the "nerd prom" image -- nerds can't get into the parties anymore. Politicians and the press are just playing cameo roles for the celebrities and corporate mucketys who've taken over.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 2, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Parties , Politics , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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Jay Leno's routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (video)

The early reviews are not great: Jay Leno's routine at the White House Correspondents dinner felt stale and flat. Highlights and video here.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 2, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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White House Correspondents' Dinner: President Obama cracks wise

If Barack Obama can't get reelected in 2012, at least he'll have his stand-up act to fall back on. Tonight, during his speech at the White House Correspondents' dinner, the president hurled zingers at Arizona Senator John McCain, birthers, and the Jonas Brothers.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 2, 2010; 12:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , White House Correspondents' Association Dinner  
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