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Heather Podesta dating filmmaker Stephen Kessler

Heather Podesta, the lobbyist/art collector whose divorce from fellow lobbyist and art-o-phile Tony Podesta is off to a contentious start, has long moved on from the couple’s crumbling marriage. She’s been dating Los Angeles-based filmmaker Stephen Kessler, a relationship that began shortly after she and Podesta announced their split in January 2013, friends say. Kessler, […]

Party Diary: The Japanese embassy hosts annual cherry blossom party

Showing up fashionably late and flowers just don’t mix. The annual cherry blossom party at the Japanese ambassador’s residence has become such a wildly popular event that by 6:45 p.m. — just 15 minutes after the reception was scheduled to start — there was only street parking available, according to our colleague Frances Sellers. Recognizing […]

The National Cherry Blossom Festival staff curates the spring

Count “peak bloom!” among the myriad of only-in-the-District expressions that make sense here, if nowhere else. The delicate pink blossoms on which the winter-weary hopes of an entire city are pinned have finally emerged on Washington’s cherry trees — and just in time for the annual parade. In honor of this harbinger of sunnier days, […]

WTOP’s Chris Cichon will audition for ‘The Bachelor’

WTOP’s news assistant Chris Cichon plans to find love like most people do these days: by going on a reality television show. The 26-year-old will be one of many singles auditioning for ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” at area casting calls held at the Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills on Thursday night. “It was […]

The cute subject of George W. Bush’s new celebrity portrait

Jenna Bush Hager can’t wait to get home. After a brief stop in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the “Today” show correspondent will be racing back to Manhattan to open a special FedEx from her dad, former president George W. Bush. “He just did a painting of my daughter for her first birthday,” Bush Hager told The […]

Wizards center Kevin Seraphin gets a manicure

Hey, isn’t that … Wizards center Kevin Seraphin getting a manicure on Tuesday at Celadon spa downtown? The native of France was spotted in the main salon area of the spa, getting his cuticles tended to — though with his  6 ’9 frame, his knees didn’t fit under the manicure-station table. We hear he’s been to the spa […]

Arne Duncan: A former NCAA baller (Throwback Thursday)

For those of you mourning the end of another spirited NCAA tournament, let’s take a walk down college basketball memory lane with this photo of one of Washington’s very own ballers, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Academic All-American played on Harvard’s varsity basketball team on and off from 1983-1987. He led the Crimson as […]

Irish Ambassador fetes Washington Ireland Program

On Tuesday night, Queen Elizabeth II and Irish President Michael Higgins were breaking bread at an historic dinner at Windsor Castle. But Irish eyes also were smiling at a far less formal affair an ocean away in Washington, where Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, and others VIPs were feting the 20th anniversary of […]

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude on the cover of Rolling Stone

Well that’s one way to learn your history. Star of HBO’s hit comedy “Veep,” 53-year-old Julia Louis-Dreyfus, appears on the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine wearing nothing but the words of the U.S. constitution “tattooed” across her back. And yes, you can see John Hancock’s signature. Wait what? Hancock did not, in fact, sign […]

Clay Aiken fuels up for congressional bid in D.C.

Hey, isn’t that… Former American Idol runner up Clay Aiken, munching on a pastry at the Bean and Bite coffee shop in downtown D.C.? Eleven years after losing the sing-off to Ruben Studdard, Aiken has his eyes on another contest: a 2014 congressional race. He’s running as a Democrat in North Carolina, and tells us he’s […]

Actor Rob Lowe wants the government out of ‘almost everything’

“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.” –Actor Rob Lowe, who played Democratic Deputy White House communications director Sam Seaborn on “The West Wing” and Republican Sen. Robert McCallister on “Brothers & Sisters,” in an interview […]

Beyonce bestie Kelly Rowland spotted on the Hill

Hey isn’t that… One-third of the super girl group Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, at the Cannon building on Tuesday alongside House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The singer and the speaker were both on hand to support a new multi-year commitment from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens that will provide $30 million to the Boys & […]

McAllister video offers up another iconic scandal image

That grainy black-and white surveillance footage of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) smooching a staffer is more than a collection of pixels that launched a political scandal — it’s the latest addition to the National Gallery of Politicians’ Shame. The Gallery is an ever-expanding visual catalog of lawmakers behaving badly, pictures shared on Facebook pages and […]

Steny Hoyer ‘has not used marijuana,’ spokeswoman says

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer seemed to confess to smoking pot during a news conference Wednesday — but a spokeswoman quickly moved to clear the air soon afterwards. Hoyer (D-Md.) was expressing support for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s decision to sign legislation decriminalizing recreation marijuana use, and in doing so, he indicated that smoking weed […]

Rep. Bill Cassidy slips into doctor mode on flight

Bill Cassidy is a congressman, a Senate candidate, and a doctor.  Only one of those skill sets came in handy Monday during a flight from New Orleans to Baltimore, when the Louisiana Republican jumped into action to assist a fellow passenger who had become ill and fainted. “It’s all in the training,” Cassidy tells us […]

BuzzFeed and Facebook kick off the White House Correspondents’ Dinner party invites

The event smorgasbord known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a few weeks away, and BuzzFeed is initiating the annual invitation arms race, sending out invites today for its concurrent “Bowties & Burgers” party at Jack Rose Saloon. The delicious irony of the BuzzFeed party, co-hosted this year with Facebook and sponsored by Geico, is […]

Eric Holder buys $1.5 million CityCenterDC condo

Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone, recently snapped up a $1.5 million condo in the new CityCenterDC development downtown, the Washington Business Journal reports. Perhaps the purchase of the sweet digs with such a short commute to DoJ headquarters will put to rest those persistent rumors — swatted down by the DoJ […]

VIDEO: Congressman allegedly caught on camera kissing staffer

  A local news outlet has obtained a surveillance video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) allegedly kissing a female staffer at his district office in December. “The Ouachita Citizen,” based in West Monroe, La., released the video on Monday. The congressman has since released an apology saying, “I don’t want to make a political statement […]

Chris Brown and bodyguard get separate trials

Singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard will have separate trials on misdemeanor assault charges, a D.C. Superior Court judge ordered on Monday, our colleague Keith Alexander reports. Brown and Chris Hollosy were both charged after a fight last year outside the W hotel. Hollosy’s attorney argued for the separate trials, saying his client wants to […]

Oprah attends fundraiser for Arlington candidate Lavern Chatman

Oprah Winfrey made good on her promise to attend a fundraiser for her pal Lavern Chatman’s congressional campaign, showing up with longtime partner Stedman Graham at a Saturday-evening event at the Crystal Gateway Mariott in Arlington. The media mogul had vowed to support Chatman in her bid for the Democratic nomination for the seat vacated by the […]

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