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HBO boss says President Selina Meyer is more popular than President Obama

Will a truce ever be called in the the fictional war between the fake and the real commander-in-chief? We doubt it. As long as Hollywood continues to churn out 2-D versions of the District, obsessive fans (and show runners) will pit versions of the president against one another. The executive office’s popularity contest, continued this week, when […]

Another reality show for Donald Trump?

Donald Trump already has a reality TV show of his own (“The Apprentice”), complete with a trademarked catchphrase (“You’re fired!” he barks at its losers). But he could soon be starring in another one. Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, who was also chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, says a GOP presidential debate […]

For $4,000 you can luxuriate on one of Washington’s most exclusive roof tops

Last week we heard whispers that the Capella Washington, the posh new edition to Georgetown’s luxury hotel clique, would soon be reaching out to local yokels who can’t afford $500-a-night access to the building’s ritzy roof. Turns out the rumors were true. For the price of a down payment on a car you, too, can Potomac watch like […]

Actress Meryl Streep sends a letter to each and every member of Congress

All 535 members of Congress got Meryl Streep’s autograph delivered straight to their offices on Tuesday. But don’t get too excited, Streepers. She did it for the votes. The Oscar-winning actress penned a personal letter calling on members of the House and Senate to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment of 1972, amending the Constitution to include equal […]

Malala Yousafzai visits Capitol Hill to advocate for girls’ education

An entry for a normal highschooler’s what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation diary: visit Capitol Hill with the fam, pose for cheesy pics, roll eyes. But what if we’re talking about a Nobel Prize-winning teen whose activism on behalf of girls’ rights has won her worldwide fame? Then it goes a little more like this: meet with lawmakers and top female […]

The Scene: Fashion at the Peruvian Embassy

“I want to show the younger, trendy side of Peru,” explained Luis Miguel Castilla, the Peruvian ambassador to the United States, during a Monday evening garden party celebrating Peruvian design at the embassy’s residence in Forest Hills. Show More Summary

JFK’s proposal to Jackie at Martin’s Tavern is ‘legend’ no more

A bit of Washington lore is moving further into the category of fact: It’s an oft-cited “legend” that a young John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier at Booth Three of Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown on the evening of June 24, 1953. The eatery has long touted the historic event, even affixing a brass plaque to […]

What do you do before a sold-out Kennedy Center show? If you’re Kathy Griffin, you grab a falafel.

Hey isn’t that…Professional trash talker Kathy Griffin grabbing a snack among a throng of late-night club kids in Adams Morgan? On Friday, the night before her really big show at the Kennedy Center, the 54-year-old former “Fashion Police” co-host was spotted at everyone’s favorite munchie spot Amsterdam Falafelshop. Tipster Ben Cohen was one of the first of […]

Look out RBG: Elena Kagan might be pop culture’s new favorite justice

You might have to put that RBG T-shirt on rotation — there’s a new Supreme Court justice angling for pop-culture-fave status. In a decision in a patent-rights case issued on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan slipped in a few references that appeal (yeah, we did that) to the kids, a rarity from a body […]

There’s a new D.C. reality show and it’s not set in D.C.

Just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in. Earlier this month, nosey gym rats noticed that TV cameras were sprinkled throughout the Equinox Bethesda and that personal trainers there had to sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), which the fitness buffs promptly ignored when they told local blog FamousDC all about the contracts. […]

Former White House chef Walter Scheib found dead in New Mexico

Former White House head chef Walter Scheib, who was reported missing in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains last week, was found dead late Sunday night after six days of searching by state police. [Missing former White House chef found dead in New Mexico mountains] Scheib, 61, set out on a four-mile hiking trail near […]

What it’s like inside one of Washington’s most expensive homes for sale

2221 30th St. NW, Washington D.C., from HomeVisit Video on Vimeo. “Is this the new David Bradley house?” laughed one guest after stepping out of a town car and striding through the iron gates across the patterned stone circular drive into the white marble grand foyer. Whew. He’d come like so many others bedecked in designer suits and sleek […]

Actress Jessica Alba spotted on 14th Street hanging with friends

Hey isn’t that… actress Jessica Alba, star of “Dark Angel,” “Sin City” and Tay Tay’s “Bad Blood” video, dining out with friends at 14 Street’s always-packed Pearl Dive on Wednesday night? The 34-year-old mom of two is in town to lobby Congress in partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council. Show More Summary

Who would win a game of one-on-one: Justin Bieber or Barack Obama? Wizard John Wall has an answer.

TMZ caught up with Wizards point guard John Wall, who is spending his off-season in Los Angeles, to ask him who would win a game of one-on-one: Bieber or Barack? After all, the NBA superstar would likely know the answer, considering he’s seen both basketball diehards show off their skills this year — earlier this […]

Is Mark Sanford back on with his on-again off-again soul mate?

So are they or aren’t they? Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and his maybe (maybe not) ex-fiancee, former Argentinian journalist Maria Belen Chapur, continued their super annoying Dan and Serena shtick last week when the couple was spotted out and about and very much together in D.C. For those not following the CW soap that is this congressman’s love life, a very brief […]

Miley Cyrus raises $69,000 for amfAR with puffy paint Caitlyn Jenner portraits

Miley Cyrus — Disney pop princess turned professional provocateur, bane of Bristol Palin and former gf of Patrick Schwarzenegger — recently added one elusive title to her pop culture CV: actual artist. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer received the Inspiration award at amfAR’s annual gala in New York. Show More Summary

The Scene: The Newsbash for Breast Cancer

Where were all your favorite local anchorwomen last night? Dressed up all in pink at the 7th annual “NewsBash for Breast Cancer,” the yearly bash where some of the District’s biggest names behind the news desk raise money for organizations that fight breast cancer. This year, though, the group decided to ditch the “babe” formerly prominent in […]

Molly Shattuck pleads guilty to the rape of a 15-year-old

Molly Shattuck, the former Baltimore socialite, professional cheerleader and healthy living guru, pleaded guilty to a single count of rape in the fourth degree at a Delaware Superior Court hearing on Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun. [Former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck arrested, charged with rape of teen] Shattuck, who arrived to court about 10 minutes before […]

Actress Jennifer Morrison offers teen girls advice on how not to be jerks

Celeb: Actress Jennifer Morrison, who plays fierce mama/savior Emma Swan on ABC’s fairy tale soap “Once Upon a Time.” Cause: Girl power. For three years, Morrison has been an advisory council member with ANNpower, a partnership between Ann Inc. Show More Summary

First look: Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’

FIRST LOOK. @KerryWashington as Anita Hill on the set of the HBO Film, CONFIRMATION. pic.twitter.com/Hc98wArzZO — HBO (@HBO) June 16, 2015 Remember when we reported a few months ago that fictional-fixer Kerry Washington was ready to tackle a new scandal as the star of HBO’s Anita Hill biopic “Confirmation?” Well, now we’ve got the first official glimpse of […]

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