The Reliable Source Person of the Year and other highlights of 2010
The Reliable Source Person of the Year:
As her marriage and health fell apart, Elizabeth Edwards spent the last year of her life out there: She talked publicly about her separation from John, about his love child, about his mistress Rielle Hunter posing half-naked for GQ ("disgusted"). Edwards could have quietly retreated while battling cancer, but instead shared her mistakes, disappointments and lessons learned -- launching endless debates about marriage, betrayal, politics, health care -- and then posted a public farewell via Facebook the day before she died. It was a modern Shakespearean drama, and we couldn't get enough.
Peter Orszag: The OMB director made nerdy sexy by hooking up with ABC hottie Bianna Golodryga. Then he made wonky rakish -- when his jilted ex had his baby just weeks before he proposed to his new love. Now married, he ended the year cashing in for a big job at Citigroup.
Chelsea Clinton: She did it her way, with a wedding of the year that was as big as she wanted it to be, and -- for all the media frenzy -- as private as it could be. (A gallery of Chelsea Clinton wedding photos.)
Carlos Allen: The other White House crasher had no reality-TV offers, so he extended his 15 minutes via a madcap mayoral campaign.
Best of Biden 2010
The course of true love is. . . weird, judging by these lovebirds.
Biggest breakups of 2010
2010: When we started getting real
It was the year that reality TV invaded Washington. Were you one of the painfully few who watched? See if you can match the contrived drama to the show on which it unfolded:
1. A feud erupts during a boozy afternoon of grape-stomping.
2. A feud erupts over a missing bowl of pureed peas.
3. A feud erupts after alcohol leads to a cast member getting thrown off a balcony.
A. "Real World: D.C."
B. "Top Chef: D.C."
C. "The Real Housewives of D.C."
Answers: 1C, 2B, 3A
Sorry, was that too obvious? So were these shows!
See also: The Washington Post's Best of 2010
The Reliable Source
| December 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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