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‘Forrest Gump’ author’s former Old Town colonial is up for grabs at $1.2 million

The real estate market is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.  Right now, there’s the chance to own the former Alexandria abode of Winston Groom, the author who penned the 1986 novel “Forrest Gump.” The spacious colonial, where it’s believed the D.C. native composed the best-seller in the downstairs office, hit […]

Eleanor Holmes Norton will park however she pleases, thank you very much

Nobody puts D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton in the corner — or more accurately, on an angle. On Wednesday, Norton was caught on camera jamming her silver sedan into a seemingly wide-open and clearly angled spot on a “carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast,” according to Roll Call. Show More Summary

Most of the Argentinian soccer team, including Messi, dined at Del Campo

Hey, isn’t that… about 50 members of the Argentina National Futbol team (those matching blue-and-white warm-up suits were a dead giveaway) plus their trainers, enjoying a taste of home at Del Campo on Tuesday night? Gawkers snapped pics of their favorite players, including Lionel Messi, (aka one of the planet’s hottest athletes), as well as fan faves Angel […]

Capitol Police have had enough of drunk partiers hosted by lawmakers and staff

The sky isn’t the only thing lit up around the Capitol on Independence Day, and now Capitol Police want to crack down on the Hill’s annual displays of all-American debauchery. CNN is reporting that the police officials have sent a letter to congressional leaders detailing the transformation of the stately Capitol building into something akin […]

Peyton Manning celebrates his birthday with troops in D.C.

Hey, isn’t that… Denver Broncos quarterback and America’s favorite big brother, Peyton Manning, getting a warm welcome to Washington on Tuesday? No regular chauffeur for the five-time NFL MVP  – he was spotted at Reagan National Airport getting a ride from Admiral James Winnefeld (yeah, our tipsters are that good) and a “whole bunch of […]

War of the roses: Former White House floral designer’s look clashed with first lady’s

Who knew centerpieces could be the center of so much intrigue? On Monday, we reported exclusively that White House chief floral designer, Laura Dowling, had left her high profile position in a bouquet of hearsay. Was she fired? Had she quit? Nearly, six weeks after her silent departure in February, the White House released a statement touting Dowling’s “lively […]

Pot’s legal in D.C., but still taboo on official Washington’s social scene

Now that it’s legal to smoke pot in the District, lighting up at parties is no longer just for those few bold folks huddled on the back patio. While smoking may be coming out of the shadows in some venues, don’t look for it anytime soon at soirees where Official Washington mingles. Georgetown hostesses aren’t going […]

Another Washington address hits the market for $22 million

Just when you thought $22 million was an aspirational sticker price — the kind of crazy high price tag meant to imbue uber luxury and not actual dollar signs — another Washington address hits the market for that magical number. Giant Food heir Samuel Lehrman recently listed his 20,000-square-foot Forest Hills home for $22 million, the same price as the Textile Museum […]

Get ready for your annual Ben Affleck, Capitol Hill

This week’s hottest appropriations subcommittee hearing (is that a thing? we just made it one) is Thursday’s Senate session featuring Ben Affleck, an American movie actor who visits Capitol Hill annually to apprise lawmakers about the situation in the Congo. Show More Summary

Healthy cooking (and yoga!) are in, and candy eggs are out at the White House Easter Egg roll

No longer is a kids’ Easter party about a bunch of children jacked up on chocolate bunnies and Peeps — at least not the most famous egg roll of them all, the annual White House extravaganza, which is being transformed from an excuse to inhale pastel-colored sugar while posing with a terrifying rabbit into a celebration of […]

White House stays mum on head florist Laura Dowling’s quiet departure

When White House chief pastry chef Bill Yosses left the executive mansion last summer, the president publicly mourned the loss of “the crust master’s” mysteriously addictive pies. And when the first family’s personal chef and pal, Sam...Show More Summary

Karreuche Tran hosts BLISS nightclub, and Sen. Claire McCaskill’s grandson gets his first haircut: Which VIP had the best weekend?

From striking poses in Cambodia to entertaining at a local club, recognizable faces like Johnny Wright and Karreuche Tran made the most of the first weekend of spring. Here’s the rundown: FLOTUS hairstylist Johnny Wright plays GQ model at Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia Saturday. He accompanied first lady Michelle Obama during her solo trip to […]

Party Diary: Taste of the South, all grown up

Is “Hill Prom” growing up? The Taste of the South gala, a charity fundraiser that’s become an annual rite of passage for Hill staffers, may be maturing, thanks in part to its new home at the Washington Hilton. “We’re seeing a much bigger diversity of age — we had been mostly early to mid-20s, now mostly […]

Here’s why Retta should MC every Washington gala ever

D.C. needs more Donna Meagle. Judging by the fever pitched screams from the Washington Hilton ballroom on Thursday night when actress and comedian Retta (the 3-D version of her popular character on the fanatically beloved “Parks and Recreaction”), this town and the “treat yo’self” guru clearly go together. Show More Summary

Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk: ‘Who didn’t make a mistake at 22?’

  Monica Lewinsky stepped back (again) into the spotlight on Thursday, delivering a TED talk about a topic that boosters of a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run likely wish would go away: The former White House intern’s scandalous affair with President Clinton and its aftermath. During her 18-minute speech, Lewinsky asked for a show of hands. […]

Hilary Swank, Steve McQueen, Joe Morton among celebs heading to White House for student film fest

Student filmmakers — and a couple of Oscar winners — are White House-bound today. Among the pros invited to today’s student film festival to help inspire the very filmmakers who might be their bosses someday (Hollywood’s brutal that way) include actress Hilary Swank, “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, Joe Morton (best known currently for his […]

Meet the dog who charmed the royals

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, had enough photo-op moments this week in Washington to fill a scrapbook. Among the most adorable? When they stopped to admire a photogenic Airedale terrier while touring the grounds of Mount Vernon on Wednesday. But the dog, Gunner — who drew the royal gaze in part because of the fetching […]

The new Watergate hotel is embracing the building’s scandalous past

Sweeping skeletons from closets wasn’t part of the Watergate Hotel’s $125 million renovation budget. Scandal’s settled into the bones of the place. There’s just no getting around it and the new owners of the building that birthed a thousand little “-gates” get that. “I know scandal sounds negative to the American but we are trying to bring it […]

Another busy day for visiting royals Charles and Camilla

There’s no rest for the royal. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, on Thursday continued their barnstorming Washington tour, meeting adult immigrant students, retired vets, and even — according to their schedule — President Obama. The couple started out Day Two of the D.C. leg of their historic U.S. visit strolling past the Lincoln Cottage […]

Larry King dines at the Palm twice on Tuesday

Hey isn’t that… One of the Palm restaurant’s famous regulars, 81-year-old Larry King, dining under his caricature for lunch and dinner on Tuesday? King’s face has adorned the yearbook-ish walls of the D.C. power spot for nearly four decades, and, when he visits, the table underneath Cartoon Larry King is ready. Our spy said that King […]

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