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Please join the Reliable Source weekly online live discussion today at noon. Angelina Jolie surprises the world — and galvanizes the cancer advocacy community — by announcing her preventive double mastectomy. “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie announces her engagement to the … Continue reading ?
(From the original “The Avengers”; photo by Zade Rosenthal /Disney/Marvel) Chris Evans wore a pecs-hugging tee and did pushups between takes. Scarlett Johansson was turned out in her full Black Widow costume and drove around in a sports car. If … Continue reading ?
From Betty Ford to Robin Roberts to Christina Applegate, the breast-cancer community has had no shortage of high-profile advocates. But when Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy — not yet diagnosed with cancer, but carrying a … Continue reading ?
Patrick Leahy: U.S. senator, movie buff and now architecture critic. “Welcome,” said the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to “what is probably the ugliest room in the whole United States Senate.” That would be SDG-50, better know as the … Continue reading ?
“I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.” – Joe Biden in a handwritten response to a 7-year-old Milwaukee boy named Myles, … Continue reading ?
“I invented media psychology. I was the first. The founding mother.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers summing up her unusual cultural significance for The Washington Post. A petite young psychology PhD who famously nailed “The $64,000 Question” on … Continue reading ?
Brief news from here and elsewhere: – Beyonce has canceled a concert tonight in Antwerp under doctor’s orders, amid a bout of dehydration, exhaustion and a whole lot of gossip-blog speculation. (Associated Press) – With John Kerry’s brother Cam stepping … Continue reading ?
Angelina Jolie revealed today that she recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that puts her at high risk for breast cancer. (Angelina Jolie in Washington last year. Photo: Kris Connor / Film District) In … Continue reading ?
Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut next week for health reasons, reported the Associated Press Monday. The singer, 71, will undergo treatment for an unspecified ailment during that time. Franklin was equally tight-lipped about a health scare, … Continue reading ?
Brief news from here and elsewhere: – Barbara Walters choreographs her retirement announcement exquisitely — waiting until the May sweeps to make the long-anticipated announcement and even narrating the video tribute to her own career — with the caveat that … Continue reading ?
Our colleague Anthony Faiola reports that Britain is suffering a national identity crisis over its long losing streak in the “campy, vampy” Eurovision Song Contest. Some blame an anti-U.K. sentiment among call-in voters across the Continent, but others point to … Continue reading ?
Can’t blame Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell if he’s a little gun shy about weddings these days. That’s probably why we’re just hearing about his eldest daughter’s nuptials last weekend. Jeanine McDonnell married Adam Zubowsky Saturday — not in the governor’s … Continue reading ?
“If it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cellphone. If it has, um, a McDonalds app, to tell you where McDonalds is, based on your GPS location – that’s not a cellphone. If you can get Wikipedia or go to Google, … Continue reading ?
Engaged: Savannah Guthrie, 41, and Michael Feldman, 44. She’s the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” he’s the veteran Al Gore adviser who is now a managing director of the D.C. strategic communications firm Glover Park Group. Dating since 2009, when she … Continue reading ?
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser has been a baseball fan since he was 4 years old. “My brother sat me at the side of the community pool and said, ‘You’re not swimming until you memorize the Yankees lineup.’ ” So … Continue reading ?
Sellers: Russ and Norma Ramsey Asking price: $8?million Details: With all but one of their children grown, the Virginia investment banker and his philanthropist wife are moving inside the Beltway to McLean and selling their Great Falls estate. The 12,000-square-foot … Continue reading ?
Wynonna Judd killing time at National Airport Sunday. The flame-haired singer was spotted at Starbucks escorted by cowboy-hatted dude (likely new hubby Cactus Moser.) In town for Saturday night’s GI Film Festival screening of “The Hornet’s Nest” at the U.S. … Continue reading ?
More problems for Chris Brown. This time, it’s the monsters on his Hollywood Hills house. Neighbors say the murals are scaring their children. “It’s like devils on the wall — big, scary eyes and big, scary teeth, and just the … Continue reading ?
Our photographer colleague Rebecca D’Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week it was the 5th Anniversary “Ball on the Mall” hosted by … Continue reading ?
What do you get the couple that has everything — i.e., fame, adulation, a Heisman, a $21 million contract? Well, how about some modestly priced table settings and stainless-steel flatware? Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his college sweetheart Rebecca … Continue reading ?