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A Subdued Reaction to Obama Speech

Vanity Fair/Google Party (Photo: Mary Ann Akers) Here's a scene from the Google/Vanity Fair party around 8:15 p.m. MT, as Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech. As you can see, not everyone was aroused....

By Paul Volpe  |  August 29, 2008; 12:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Party Time '08: Bennifer II, Films and Parties

DENVER -- Three of the most popular chicks at the convention this week are the co-founders of the Impact Film Festival. Kimball Stroud, Jody Arlington and Jamie Shor screened documentaries by day in a tent outside the Pepsi Center and by night held hot parties. Last night, together with the Screen Actors Guild, they brought Washington and Hollywood together in Denver at what was billed...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 28, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Party Time '08: Sean Penn To 'Reluctantly' Vote For Obama

DENVER -- The hottest actor at the Democratic National Convention, Sean Penn, tells the Sleuth he'll vote for Barack Obama and that his event this week with Ralph Nader is not an endorsement of the consummate party spoiler. "I'm not supporting Nader for president," Penn tells the Sleuth. Sean Penn shakes hands with Ted Koppel at an Oxfam America Hurricane Katrina event in Denver on...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 27, 2008; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Party Time '08: No-Name Entertainment Attracts a Crowd

DENVER - The New Democrat Coalition had the right idea in featuring a band no one has ever heard of for its party here in Denver this week. That way, all House members and staff can attend the party for free. The House ethics committee came down hard on the New Democrat Coalition's rival moderate Democratic group, the Blue Dog Coalition, which made the grave...

By Washington Post editors  |  August 26, 2008; 9:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Party Time '08: Who Can and Cannot Dance in Denver

UPDATED, 8:44 p.m. ET: House members and their staff better have plenty of cash with them here at the convention. The Sleuth has just learned they'll have to pay beaucoup bucks if they still want to see hip-hop king Kanye West's live concert on Wednesday at a late-night bash co-sponsored by the ONE Campaign and the Recording Industry Association of America. Just as they had...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 25, 2008; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Party Time '08: Obama and The Boss?

DENVER -- The feverish buzz around the Pepsi Center is that Bruce Springsteen -- whose song "The Rising" is an Obama campaign theme song -- will make a special appearance in Denver this week, possibly joining Barack Obama on stage Thursday night when the Democratic candidate gives his acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High stadium. An appearance by Bruce Springsteen could further add...

By Mary Ann Akers  |  August 24, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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