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Reliable Source: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Salahis say White House stop with TV crew is a "coincidence."

Publicity stunt? How dare you suggest that!

By The Reliable Source  |  May 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C. , White House State Dinner , White House crashers  
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White House Mexico Dinner: Beyonce, the non-spouse dates, and other leftovers

Hey, how'd Beyonce do? And what's up with the dates that Eva Longoria, Shani Davis and others brought?

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2010; 1:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  White House State Dinner  
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Love, etc.: Valerie Bertinelli, engaged at 50

She announces this in (yikes) AARP magazine.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that...?: Cloris Leachman, Jerry Rice

Leachman showed some skin; Rice ordered a Grand Marnier.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 21, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...?  
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White House State Dinner: Guests invited to the after-dinner entertainment

They can't have all their friends to dinner, so the White House invited an extra group of VIPs to join the state dinner crowd for the after-dinner entertainment (Beyonce; Rodrigo y Gabriela; dancing to the Marine Corps band). Here's who...

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  White House State Dinner  
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Capricia Marshall's White House state dinner slip -- and quick recovery

Capricia Marshall couldn't hide her slip-and-fall at last night's state dinner in our new YouTube era.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  First Family , White House State Dinner  
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Rick Bayless defends state dinner tweets...with more tweets

Rick Bayless is back on Twitter with a vengeance, not that he ever really left.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  White House State Dinner  
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Salahis stopped by Secret Service near White House on state dinner night

Tareq and Michaele, just blocks from the White House on the night of the second state dinner.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Hey, Isn't That...? , Real Housewives of D.C. , White House State Dinner , White House crashers  
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The politics of picking a White House state dinner guest list

A lot of art and science goes into the process of picking a White House state dinner guest list

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , White House State Dinner  
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This just in: Lindsay Lohan faces possible arrest

She might miss a court date on account of being stranded in Cannes without a passport.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Love, etc.: John Travolta and Kelly Preston expecting a baby

A year and a half after their teenage son died, the actress is pregnant.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 20, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Michelle Obama's dress -- and new state dinner hairstyle

The first lady's new 'do: Very curly.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  First Family , White House State Dinner  
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Quoted: Fred Thompson on the end of "Law & Order"

We'll always have reruns, says the former senator/TV star

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House Mexico State Dinner: Who's at the head table?

In an unusual arrangement, the White House has combined the traditional president's and first lady's tables into one large head table. Here's who will be sitting there.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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White House Mexico State Dinner guest list released

The guest list for the White House state dinner.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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White House Mexico State Dinner entertainment, menu: Beyonce, beef with mole sauce

Beyonce, Rodrigo y Gabriela and the Marine band will perform; beef with mole sauce and ceviche are on the menu.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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White House state dinner flashback: What's the latest with Tareq and Michaele Salahi?

The inimitable state dinner crashing couple gave a new interview asking for the White House's apology. They're still facing federal and state investigations -- while still promoting their next America's Polo Cup.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Real Housewives of D.C. , White House State Dinner , White House crashers  
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Mika Brzezinski and mom, getting literal about the family tree at artsy book party

The MSNBC luminary and her mother teamed up for a party celebrating one's art and the other's book.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Parties  
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Hey, isn't that...?: Sean Penn, Rick Bayless

Sean Penn flew into D.C. Monday to testify on the Hill. Celeb chef Rick Bayless snapped photos of his meal at Bibiana.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 19, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beau Biden released from hospital; "neurologically normal" after mild stroke

Beau Biden was released from the hospital and returned to his Delaware home Tuesday afternoon.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tareq and Michaele Salahi: White House should have been "gracious" to state dinner crashers

The Salahis feel sorry for themselves in a new RadarOnline interview; suggest the Whie House should apologize to them.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  White House State Dinner , White House crashers  
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Bristol Palin to hit the paid lecture circuit, speaking about teen pregnancy

She's expected to command about $15,000 to $30,000 a speech, talking about teen pregnancy.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
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The White House State Dinner for Mexico: Too many cooks in the kitchen?

For the second time, the Obamas have invited a guest chef to preside instead of White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford. Their choice: Rick Bayless, the Chicago-based celebrity cook renowned for his Mexican food and a favorite of the couple.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington , White House State Dinner  
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Hey, isn't that...?: Shaquille O'Neal, Bob Ehrlich

Shaq went back for seconds at Oya. Bob Ehrlich is a country fan, it seems.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Amy Adams is a mom

She and fiance Darren Legallo welcomed a baby daughter with a unique name.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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This just in: Bo Obama, Donovan McNabb, John Travolta

How much is the White House pooch worth? Donovan McNabb wants to work with the White House. More sad news for Travolta.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 18, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Miss USA Rima Fakih on how she knew she had won

The look on Donald Trump's face told her she'd won.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2010; 7:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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The White House Mexico State Dinner: May 19, 2010

President Obama will host his second state dinner on Wednesday, this one honoring the visiting president of Mexico, President Felipe Calderón. You can return to this page for more news about the dinner as it happens.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cora Masters Barry celebrates her 65th birthday with hopscotch, D.C. insiders, and lots of dancing

For her 65th birthday, Cora Masters Barry invited 80 friends to her Anacostia home Saturday night for a backyard cruise down memory lane: Hopscotch at the entrance, candy and games from her childhood, favorite foods (including "Speed Limit 65" cupcakes and sweet potato pie) and dancing to everything from the Twist to "Single Ladies."

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2010; 1:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Parties you should have crashed: Fashion Delegate launch with cupcakes and a stripper pole

Marketing exec Portia Hood and lobbyist Jennifer Fisher hosted 300 friends at Clinton Portis's McLean house to kick off their fashion blog. So what's with the stripper pole?

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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This just in: Kerry Washington joins George Washington University board of trustees

Actress Kerry Washington is a new member of George Washington University's board of trustees, the school announced Friday.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 17, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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