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5 Minutes With Justin Theroux

Kids at the Lab School selfie w Justin Theroux, who says he deals w/ his dyslexia "every day." — Emily Heil (@emilyaheil) November 12, 2015 Of the places one can imagine seeing actor/writer/tabloid regular Justin Theroux (a movie set, maybe, or a red carpet), an assembly at a school gymnasium doesn’t come to mind. […]

At the Washington Ballet’s Latin-themed gala, dancing was (of course) the main event

A roomful of ballet lovers and some hot Latin tunes? Of course there was going to be a smoking dance floor at the Noche de Pasion fete for the Washington Ballet and its Latino Dance Fund. The event, the ballet’s 6th annual fundraiser, was held at the Panamanian ambassador’s residence, where guests first fueled up on classic dishes from Panama […]

Rep. Bishop’s weight loss draws attention- or so his press office hopes

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) slimmed down a lot. And his team wants you to notice. Bishop’s press secretary sent an e-mail on Friday drawing attention to the man of the hour’s new trim physique. “If you haven’t seen him lately, Chairman Bishop is looking pretty svelte these days. He can even pull off all white […]

Fred Armisen loved Trump on ‘SNL'; Sen. Al Franken won’t be hosting the show anytime soon

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) hobnobbing with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Fred Armisen and “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne is a scene so Washington that it can only be found in a Smithsonian institution. Smithsonian magazine held its American Ingenuity Awards “to celebrate the greatest innovators in America today” Thursday night in […]

What to expect on ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’

If there is one TV franchise truism, it’s “stick to what you know.” Formula is queen and Bravo’s seemingly never-ending “Real Housewives” offerings are its loyal subjects. Fans and critics alike expect the Drama Queen, the Wild Child, the New Girl, the Grand Dame and, of course, the Person Who Doesn’t “Do Drama” (but come on, of […]

Haile Selassie’s wristwatch pulled from auction block

The grandson of the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie is applauding a decision this week by a Swiss court to halt an auction of a wristwatch belonging his grandfather — which he and his family believe was taken during the 1974 military coup that ended Ethiopia’s monarchy  —  but he says the fight over the valuable item is not over. Ermias […]

First lady Michelle Obama was at Chez Billy Sud last night

Hey isn’t that … first lady Michelle Obama celebrating hump day out in Georgetown on Wednesday night. Mrs. O and three friends dined at one of her favorite spots along the 31st Street canal, Chez Billy Sud, the casual French bistro owned by D.C. restaurant impresario slash electronica DJ Eric Hilton. The group dined away from stealth selfie-takers […]

Washington paralegal Matt Jackson crushed it again on ‘Jeopardy’ (with jazz hands)

Matt Jackson did not disappoint during his Wednesday night return to “Jeopardy” for the quiz show’s “Tournament of Champions.” Not only did the Washington paralegal clean up in the quarterfinals, but again displayed the kinds of quirks that made him, in his few weeks of wins that ended earlier this month, an Internet sensation. There it […]

Joe Biden gets emotional talking about his son Beau on Veterans Day

There were lots of tears at the vice president’s residence Wednesday during the Joining Forces Veterans Day luncheon hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, who paid tribute to the troops and talked in detail about their sacrifices. Things got emotional again when Joe Biden thanked members of the military for their service, and talked about […]

Bravo announces ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’

Bravo on Wednesday released the trailer for the newest installment in the “Real Housewives” franchise, and this one’s close to home: get your champagne flutes ready, Potomac, Md. We’d been getting reports about the cast and film crews following a group of African-American women from the Maryland ‘burbs in the summer, but the working title — “Potomac Ensemble” […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caps Washington visit with date night

Heading to #UNGA to give my speech. I will refute the lies made against us & tell the world the truth about Israel. — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 1, 2015 Hey isn’t that… Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara having a quiet night out on Tuesday at Georgetown’s Fiola Mare? After a busy […]

Andre Leon Talley celebrates new book in Washington

Just which D.C. hot spot did Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley grace with his custom caftan presence after the fashion powerhouse’s packed book signing at the Sackler Gallery? That would be Talley’s hotel room, where the author settled in to catch the tail end of the Republican presidential debates Tuesday night. Show More Summary

Thanks to ‘Breaking Bad,’ baggies of meth are now Smithsonian artifacts

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s vast collection includes many objects important to the American experience: The Star Spangled Banner. Dorothy’s ruby slippers. And now, crystal meth. On Tuesday night, producers...Show More Summary

Matt Jackson, everyone’s favorite ‘Jeopardy’ contestant, is back

Get your smile ready —Matt Jackson, the Washington paralegal who dominated “Jeopardy” for several weeks and became a social-media darling for an intense delivery style and a grin that seemed perfectly timed to the camera zoom, is back in the game. Jackson, who amassed $411,612 over 13 wins — making him the fourth biggest winner in […]

Congressman John Lewis set to star in his first official documentary

After hitting the red carpet for “Selma” and being an unanimous hit at Comic-Con in July, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights legend currently experiencing some major mainstream love, is adding another glitzy title to his decades-long résumé: documentary film star. Show More Summary

White House crasher Tareq Salahi is engaged

It looks as if Tareq Salahi’s strange tale is finally getting a happy ending: The former “Real Housewives of D.C.” player who made headlines in 2009 when he and then-wife Michaele Salahi crashed a White House state dinner, is engaged to Virginia businesswoman Lisa Spoden. “‘Escaping’ to a new chapter…,” he posted on his Facebook page, […]

Alicia Keys makes an under the radar visit to the District

Not every celebvocate wants to make headlines (or better yet hashtags) when they touch down in the District for a good cause. Some of those famous faces actually try to blend in with the crowd. Cue singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. On Monday the Grammy winner appeared alongside Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and environmental and civil rights activist Van Jones to […]

Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray takes in Wanda Sykes’s show

Hey isn’t that… Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray among the crowd at comedian Wanda Sykes’s sold-out Warner Theatre show this Sunday? We’re guessing the 73-year-old was celebrating his birthday with a few laughs and not all trying to forget about the four-year long federal investigation into his 2010 mayoral campaign’s finances. Show More Summary

‘Mercy Street’ cast goes old school in Old Town

Boosters of Old Town Alexandria are hoping that PBS’s upcoming Civil war-era drama “Mercy Street” can do for tourism what “Downton Abbey” did for England’s Highclere Castle, which has seen a huge uptick in foot traffic thanks to fans wanting to gawk at the home of the fictional Granthams. Never mind that “Mercy Street,” which centers […]

Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump is ‘the Amanda Bynes of candidates’

This is how comedian Kathy Griffin wants the 2016 election to go down: Donald Trump gets elected, hilarity (briefly) ensues. In an interview with Billboard, the funnywoman endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton but says that professionally, a Trump presidency would be comedic gold — so long as his tenure is short. Trump, she says, “is kind of […]

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