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That ‘Hillary Clinton threw a lamp/book/Bible’ story has been circulating for ages

Among the most salacious bits in journalist Kate Andersen Brower’s new book on the palace intrigue at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are accounts of three times that first lady Hillary Clinton launched a projectile, in part piqued by her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. In two instances, according to The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House, […]

Tulsi Gabbard’s getting married today

We’re going to go ahead and assume that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) found her wedding dress already. Just last week, the congresswoman formerly known as “the Hawaiian Heartbreaker,” told People magazine that she still wasn’t sure what she’d be wearing for her April 9 wedding to cinematographer Abraham Williams. The wedding, which will take place at a […]

Jay Leno strolls Georgetown solo

Hey, isn’t that… Comic Jay Leno, strolling the sidewalks of Georgetown on Thursday afternoon? Spies say the Mark Twain-award winner was solo and sporting his trademark denim-on-denim uniform. Leno, who performed at the Kennedy Center on Wednesday evening, popped into neighborhood Italian joint il Canale for lunch, where he dined on meatballs, pizza and cannoli. […]

‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson inks deal with Simon & Schuster to write memoir

Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will shed her tough “Cookie Lyon” persona from TV show “Empire” to reveal a more vulnerable side. Henson signed a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster to write her memoir, the Associated Press reports. The 44-year-old actress will detail what it was like growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in […]

Tim Gunn has a few subliminal messages for Washington

It’s hard to imagine anyone hating America’s mentor, Tim Gunn — the beloved confidant and adviser on “Project Runway.” But the reality star and real-life sweetheart confessed that he ruffled a few feathers after taking the helm at Parsons the New School for Design in 2004. “I have to tell you, I was not the most […]

5 Minutes with ‘Turn’ actor Jamie Bell

Jaime Bell is flopped in a chair in a “green room” (that’s industry lingo for a VIP holding pen) at the Spy Museum, a fitting setting for a screening of the premiere of the AMC drama “Turn,” in which the actor plays a cabbage farmer turned unlikely Revolutionary War spy. If we were intel-gathering ourselves, we’d say […]

He’s not ‘Sir Bloomberg,’ but the former mayor gets honorary knighthood at embassy

There were no sword-tappings and no roundtables, but former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was formally named an “Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” at a private ceremony at the British Embassy on Wednesday. That’s a pretty exclusive club, to which U.S. citizens who’ve won the favor of the British […]

Russell Crowe does D.C. during his ‘Water Diviner’ press junket

Hey isn’t that… Australian A-lister Russell Crowe getting his tourist on during the two-day D.C. stop of his “Water Diviner” publicity junket? On Monday, the Aussie actor (yes, we know he was born in New Zealand) tweeted that he had biked 17 kilometers around the Capitol. We were impressed — before doing the math. Wait, […]

The VIPs attending the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Washington, we’ve got T-minus 17 days until this town’s annual game of “Who Wants to Touch a Celebrity?,” commonly referred to as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and news outlets are already showing their cards (although there’s been no mention of “House of Cards” stars yet). Here’s a list of who we know will be in town so far. […]

New ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah to perform in D.C. this weekend

Talk about fortuitous timing. Trevor Noah, the standup comic who catapulted into white-hot territory when Comedy Central anointed him the successor to “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, is performing this weekend at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse — and the low-key venue booked him long before his plucked-from-kinda-obscurity moment. Show More Summary

Serena Williams lets Donald Trump score on her at opening of Trump’s tennis facility

Whenever Donald Trump’s around, it’s always the Trump Show. So when the blustery mogul invited his pal, Serena Williams, to help him inaugurate the new tennis center at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on Tuesday, even the number-one ranked player in the world knew to throw a point. Williams hit the ceremonial […]

Oprah, Michelle Obama, others attend poet Maya Angelou’s ‘forever’ stamp dedication

When Henry Louis Gates Jr. first called his good friend Oprah Winfrey to tell her that their “sister friend” Maya Angelou, who died at 86 in May, would soon have her own United States “forever” stamp, Winfrey’s first reaction was to laugh. “I literally LOLd,” Oprah told a crowd of about 1,700 on Tuesday during the stamp’s official “day […]

White House tourists get something else to gawk at: Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt filming ‘Snowden’

Tourists at the White House today had something else to snap a pic of other than those marble columns: Actors Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were filming a scene from the upcoming flick “Snowden” with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as the backdrop. The cast (Gordon-Levitt plays the titular character and Woodley his girlfriend) and crew spent […]

An unlikely trio: Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker on the May 2015 cover of Glamour

Remember Kerry Washington’s cryptic tweet in February? “In D.C. For something huge. But I was just told that that’s ALL I can tell you right now. #OMGoodness.” Well, we have the answer for what prompted the “Scandal” star to make an impromptu visit to the District. In DC. For something huge. But I was just told […]

Which VIP Nats fans played hooky for opening day?

Hey, isn’t that…Media bigwigs, including columnist George Will, Bloomberg columnist Al Hunt, former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, and Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff, among the crowds enjoying opening day at Nats Park?  The power players all had sweet seats, spies said, on Washington baseball fans’ favorite day of the year. Great weather and prime […]

The D.C. coffee shop where ‘Snowden’ is filming? It was an actual setting for the famed leaker’s dates.

Suddenly, Edward Snowden is everywhere —  again. A statue of the former government contractor’s likeness was just erected, quickly taken down, in a Brooklyn park. John Oliver interviewed Snowden for “Last Week Tonight.” And over in Adams Morgan, director Oliver Stone was filming a biopic about him. The cast and crew of the upcoming film “Snowden” took over Tryst […]

First lady Michelle Obama sets the record straight: Malia and Sasha ‘are not influential’

Michelle Obama has a clear message for first daughters, Malia and Sasha: You’re not influential. Appearing on “Live with Kelly and Michael” during Monday’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll, the first lady, wearing shades during the entire interview, had some shade to spare for the youngest members of the Obama clan. “They are not […]

The Obamas host Passover Sedar dinner; Ripa-Consuelos clan attend Easter mass: Which VIP had the best weekend?

It was Passover and Easter weekend, so A-listers like the Obamas, Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, and celebs Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos took time from their hectic schedules to mark the occasions. From sharing a meal to attending church services, they made the most of their time off. Here’s a sampling of their weekend […]

A bunch of NFL players plus one Montell Jordan have Easter dinner downtown

Hey isn’t that… A huge group of NFLers, their WAKs (wives and kids), and ’90s R&B super crooner Montell Jordan enjoying a pre-White House Easter Egg Roll feast? On Sunday night, Roman Harper of the Carolina Panthers, Brandon Williams of the Baltimore Ravens, DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos, Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals, actor Omar […]

Kelly Ripa, husband Mark Consuelos and their kids dine around D.C.

Hey, isn’t that… The genetic jackpot that is talk show host Kelly Ripa, her actor husband Mark Consuelos, and their three kids, dining around Washington this weekend? The telegenic brood apparently turned Ripa’s gig on Monday broadcasting “Live with Kelly and Michael” from the White House Easter Egg Roll into an excuse for a getaway. […]

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