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Monica Lewinsky wants you to know she was good friends with Norman Mailer

Monica Lewinsky is apparently trying to find a new title to replace “former White House intern” as the descriptor attached to her name. There was “Vanity Fair contributor,” then “social activist,” and now we’ve got “Friend of Normal Mailer.” In a new, name-drop-y essay for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky describes her friendship with the late “Naked […]

Billionaire David Rubenstein raps and it’s as terrible as you’d expect

We sincerely doubt the following was Dr. Dre approved. David Rubenstein, billionaire co-founder of the Carlyle Group, which invested in Dre’s Beats Electronics in 2013, added amateur rapper to his list of C-suite accomplishments. Just wait for it. The scene: Starring in his company’s annual holiday video, MC Rubenstein heads to the studio rocking a pair of red […]

A lot of GQ magazine’s ‘craziest’ pols are freshmen

GQ magazine is out with a list of the “20 Craziest Politicians,” and get this: four of them are freshmen members of Congress. Sounds like the incoming crop of newbies is chock full of weird (we’re excited about this possibility). Along with the usual eccentric subjects, like Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), […]

Dan Snyder’s daughters are fashion stylists now

Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s teenage daughters aren’t just models (they’ve previously posed in ads for NFL Apparel’s “tween and junior” line) —apparently now they’re fashion stylists, too. The team announced a Friday event at the the Redskins store in Tysons Corner Center where fans “will have the chance to meet” Snyder’s wife, Tanya Snyder, “and be styled by her […]

The White House holiday parties are fun — if you’re into that sort of thing

When 1600 Penn. dived into a very digital holiday season this year, the humble brags on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were virtually unavoidable: “Eggnog in the East Wing! #WHHolidays #NBD.” But are the numerous holiday receptionsShow More Summary

Rita Ora declares love for D.C., and Rep. Frank Pallone celebrates Kwanzaa: Which VIP had the best weekend?

Holiday cheer was on the weekend agenda of some VIPs. Other high-profilers brunched, took part in the “Millions March,” and delivered a college commencement address. Here’s a look at their off-the-clock play: On Friday, Spike Mendelsohn dined for the fifth time at the White House mess hall. President Obama signed the “Top Chef’s” basketball with the inscription, […]

President Obama to Ryan Seacrest: ‘Michelle is hard to shop for’

President Obama on Monday got some advice from DJ Ryan Seacrest about Christmas shopping for the first family. Obama was a guest on Seacrest’s radio show, where he reminded listeners about Monday’s deadline for signing up for health-care coverage. Of course, the subject of looming deadlines segued into a discussion of what gifts the president was buying […]

Who wore the sweater vest best: Prince George, John McCain or Chuck Grassley?

Buckingham Palace this weekend released new baby pics of Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, proving that the tiniest royal is as adorable as he is dapper. And while the pink-cheeked tyke might be social media’s latest darling (the photo got Kardashian-esque retweets), he’s not exactly a fashion pioneer — we can think […]

Mark Pryor engaged to girlfriend Joi Whitfield

Outgoing Sen. Mark Pryor might have lost his reelection bid, but he’s got a reason to smile: The Arkansas Democrat is engaged to girlfriend Joi Whitfield. The Arkanas News reports that the senator brought Whitfield — and a ring — with him to Washington for the lame-duck session of Congress, his last after losing his Senate seat to […]

Mix the News: The Protest Playlist

Early on Saturday morning, buses filled with protesters from from North Carolina to New Jersey will roll into Washington. They’ll be here for the “Justice for All” march against police brutality organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. The march was announced the day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an NYPD […]

At the ‘Selma’ premiere in Washington, the stars were late, but the movie is right on time

“They’re gonna be here in about 18 minutes, but you didn’t hear it from me.” That’s actress Lorraine Toussaint — Hollywood veteran and break out villain of the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black” — talking. On tonight’s red carpet, though, she’s part diva (those leather pants!), pinch-hitter and babysitter. The stars? They’re late. […]

Party Diary: A wintry mix at the Swedish Embassy

  If you want to understand Swedish creativity, says Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, you need look no further than the long, dark days of winter. When the sun doesn’t make it much past the horizon, people start getting creative, he said, citing Spotify and Skype among other recent Swedish success stories, while speaking at the embassy’s annual Lucia […]

Ditching his cutesy Disney image, Joe Jonas is now a DJ

What do you do when you’re the only brother in a famous sibling trio who doesn’t have an obvious calling? Nick Jonas is the actor; Kevin Jonas has the E! reality show. So Joe Jonas became the DJ. DJing is a relatively new venture for Jonas, who took the stage to spin tunes at the […]

A very ethical Christmas: why Washington doesn’t party, it ‘receptions’

Washingtonians might not be a hard-partiers, but boy, can we reception our faces off. It’s the holiday season, which means invites are flowing into in-boxes all over town — often, not to “parties” but to dozens of “receptions,” thrown by trade associations, companies, lobbying firms, embassies and law offices. The word choice is key, says Jan Baran, a […]

After getting tossed from ‘Top Chef,’ George Pagonis is back

You can’t keep a good chef down. Kapnos chef George Pagonis was the very first “cheftestant” to get eliminated in the new season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” but the cooking competition brought him back during last night’s episode for a chance at culinary redemption. Pagonis returned to the small screen to face off against the […]

WJLA news anchor Alison Starling is pregnant with her second child

Once again WJLA anchor Alison Starling, she of the perfectly coiffed hair, will make creating a tiny human look easy. The local newswoman is expecting her second child with husband Peter Alexander, NBC’s White House correspondent, the Reliable Source has learned. The couple’s first child, Ava Starling Alexander, was born on July 23, 2013, just one […]

Dustup over Mark Ein’s Georgetown home could ice project

The long-running dispute over renovation plans by local businessman Mark Ein and his wife, Sally, for their historic Georgetown mansion is devolving into something of a sandlot spat — and there’s a chance it could ice the millionaire’s much-heralded plans to turn the historic property into a family home. Show More Summary

Chris Rock shows up at the D.C. screening of ‘Top Five’ because that’s a thing now

Good news: That fantasy every movie-goer has of “randomly” running into a film’s star just before the theater lights dim is delusion no longer — nowadays it’s just part of the publicity tour. And thankfully Washington has made “Oh hey, guys! Yep, I’m famous. Show More Summary

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s new holiday card does not disappoint

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … when Rep. Loretta Sanchez debuts her wacky holiday card, an annual tradition with cult status in the world of politics. This year, the California Democrat’s Yuletide missive features a baseball theme,...Show More Summary

Meghan McCain’s TV show was cancelled, but her dad’s not worried

Sen. John McCain knows a thing or two about setbacks (remember that whole presidential election thingy?). So he has some pretty good perspective to offer his daughter, Meghan, whose talk show, “Take Part Live” on Pivot TV, was just cancelled. “That’s showbiz,” the Arizona Republican said on Tuesday, when asked by a reporter in the Capitol […]

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