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Reliable Source: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Update: Dennis Kucinich settles lawsuit over olive pit chomp-down

Double ouch.

By The Reliable Source  | January 28, 2011; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Read this: Sundance It Girl Brit Marling, Ice Cream Man, Mike Pence, Jay Carney

Other great stuff in the Post.

By The Reliable Source  | January 28, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is McCain strategist Mark Salter the "Anonymous" behind "O"? Do you even care?

Ta-dah! "O"'s author revealed! Well, maybe. Assuming you care.

By The Reliable Source  | January 27, 2011; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: Terry McMillan on Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's superstar offspring

Too much too soon? Too hot for Twitter?

By The Reliable Source  | January 27, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Violinist Joshua Bell rewards snowy fans with impromptu performance

The show went on----well, kind of.

By The Reliable Source  | January 27, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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White House intern Molly DeWolf Swenson took time off to try out for "American Idol"

Former White House intern Molly DeWolf Swenson belts out "Dock of the Bay" on "American Idol." (Courtesy of Fox) Amid the blur of hopefuls auditioning on "American Idol" Wednesday night, one stood out. Three words: "White House intern." It's...

By The Reliable Source  | January 27, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Confidential document reveals details of Gilbert Arenas and Laura Govan's life together

A "clerical error" reveals the private life of the NBA star and the mother of his children.

By The Reliable Source  | January 27, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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In other news...: Marty Peretz steps down as New Republic editor

... and will trade a controversial blog for longer-form writing.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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State of the political body language: Did Obama, Ryan, Bachmann have the moves to impress at SOTU?

We tapped into the brainpower of scholars of political non-verbal communication -- or body language, if you will.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Rep. Dennis Kucinich gets a bad bite of sandwich, sues House cafeteria

Oh, you wanted *pitted* olives on your sandwich? Sorry, man.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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In other news: Jimmy Buffett hospitalized after mid-concert tumble

Ouch.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Update: Senator Murkowski's son recovering after emergency appendectomy

So she didn't end up sitting in the "Ski Caucus" with Barbara Mikulski.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Troy Aikman splits with wife; Penélope Cruz welcomes son; Padma Lakshmi feuds with baby-daddy

A baby, a split, a custody battle...

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Hey, isn't that: Ken Howard

The veteran TV star is the current SAG prez.

By The Reliable Source  | January 26, 2011; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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State of the Union as homecoming dance: Who went with whom?

Republicans and democrats paired off, high school dance-style.

By The Reliable Source  | January 25, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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In other news: Bret Michaels survives heart surgery; MJ doc pleads not guilty; Diane VF busts her nose

Lots of unpleasant brushes with the health care system.

By The Reliable Source  | January 25, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quoted: James Franco volunteers that he has a sex tape

... but maybe not a good one.

By The Reliable Source  | January 25, 2011; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Update: DC Shorts winner "God of Love" nominated for an Oscar

This will make filling out our ballot for the office Oscar pool so much easier.

By The Reliable Source  | January 25, 2011; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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State dinner dress flap: Does Michelle Obama have an obligation to wear American designers?

Oscar de la Renta seems to think so.

By The Reliable Source  | January 25, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Guests in the first lady's box at the State of the Union address

Student scientists, stimulus recipients, military heroes and CEOs will join survivors and rescuers of the Tucson shootings in Michelle Obama's box.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pianist Lang Lang draws fire for choice of music at White House state dinner

Basically, you should never play any patriotic music, ever.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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In other news...: Joe Biden on jury duty; Louis Bayard novel headed to screen

The veep got dismissed quickly... Start dreaming up your Edgar Alan Poe casting picks.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey, isn't that...?: Alice Waters

So, of course everyone's trying to see what she's ordered...

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Read this: Oprah reveals secret half-sister; Ron Reagan writes a book

Other good stuff in the Post.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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With Julianna Smoot's departure, Obamas looking for third social secretary in two years

Does the revolving door in the social office hurt the East Wing?

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quoted: Rep. Tim Walberg on living in his Capitol Hill office

Office, Sweet Office: Freshman work--and sleep---on Capitol Hill.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hey isn't that...?: Joe and Hunter Biden get the photo bug, Nancy Pelosi at Arena Stage, and Obamas celebrate Holder's 60th birthday

The veep's son turns into a photog, Pelosi tackles health care (the play), the president drops in for Holder's big 6-0.

By The Reliable Source  | January 24, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Love, etc.: Monica and Shannon Brown wed; Steve Harvey's ex woes

A young celebrity couple gets a start; a celebrity ex-wife gets revenge.

By The Reliable Source  | January 23, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Read this: Virginia professor explores slave-mistress life in new book

Other fascinating stuff in the Post.

By The Reliable Source  | January 23, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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