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Robert Redford says Ben Bradlee had ‘a wicked and sometimes perverse sense of humor’

“Ben Bradlee was an intriguing man. Bold, strong willed, and smart with a wicked and sometimes perverse sense of humor,” said actor-director Robert Redford, in a statement released the day after Bradlee, the iconic Washington Post executive editor, died at 93. Redford, who played journalist Bob Woodward in the Watergate drama “All the President’s Men” opposite […]

Cause Celeb: Cyndi Lauper advocates for homeless youth

.@cyndilauper on #EndYouthHomelessness – LIVE on C-SPAN http://t.co/f0vOkXZ9Wn pic.twitter.com/C5wNPwx9iS — CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2014 Celeb: Pop icon Cyndi Lauper, most famous for her ’80s break-loose anthem “Girls Just wanna Have...Show More Summary

The Newseum steps up as Washington’s favorite red carpet venue

Could this have happened 20 years ago? 10?  5? A real-live red carpet (not one of those maroon welcome mats) featuring actual movie stars (Hey Brad!) and Washington A-listers schmoozing easily, as if this type of thing happens everyday. Nothing to see here, folks, we’re just being fabulous in front of flashbulbs and the first lady is nowhere in […]

Funeral for Ben Bradlee set for Wednesday, Oct. 29th

The funeral for legendary Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 11 a.m. Bradlee, who led the Post’s newsroom for more than two decades, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at his home in Washington. He was 93. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the cathedral’s dean, […]

Oscar de la Renta had a gift for dressing D.C. women (VIDEO)

First ladies since Jackie Kennedy have turned to Oscar de la Renta to dress them for some of their most memorable moments. First lady Michelle Obama publicly wore the Dominican-born fashion designer for the first time earlier this month. With his passing Monday, our fashion critic Robin Givhan takes us through his must-see designs and explains why […]

Jay Leno awarded Mark Twain prize: What you might not see on the PBS broadcast in November

View Photo Gallery —The longtime “Tonight Show” host was feted by stars including Wanda Sykes and Jerry Seinfeld. Jay Leno received the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday night at a star-studded show and red carpet at the Kennedy Center. The show, which stretched to almost two and a half hours, will be edited for broadcast […]

Kris Humphries shops organic at Whole Foods

Hey, isn’t that…Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, shopping for grocery at the Whole Foods on P Street near Logan Circle on Saturday afternoon? The former Mr. Kim Kardashian looked errand-running-casual in a button-down shirt and dark shades (um, you know that they’re no disguise, right? Because it’s kind of hard to blend in when you’re 6? […]

Black-tie Meridian Ball offers Washington’s VIPs an elegant escape

With string lights twinkling from the trees of the courtyard, a bubbling fountain, and the crunch of gravel underneath high heels, the courtyard outside the stately, historic Meridian House — the setting for Friday night’s Meridian Ball — could have been mistaken for a European getaway. “It’s like a garden in Paris,” said one partygoer as she waited […]

Nancy Pelosi switches Georgetown salons

Hey, isn’t that… House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi leaving Etki Salon in Georgetown on Tuesday with an even brighter, glossier ‘do than usual? Wait, it couldn’t have been — the California Democrat and her enviably coiffed tresses are well known to be loyal patrons of the nearby salon located in the Four Seasons Hotel. Definitely Pelosi, […]

BOLO: A Basketball Hall of Famer, one half of Brangelina and a medical prodigy

Good news for any sneakerheads still holding on to their mint condition 1997 Air Alonzos: The Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown legend will be in Washington this week for the national launch of his mentoring program, Honey Shine. Show More Summary

Will Bryce Harper tie the knot like a celeb?

Ah, is that a whiff of Kardashian we detect emanating from Bryce Harper’s upcoming nuptials? The Washington National’s January wedding to longtime girlfriend, Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner, seems to be going the way of the modern celebrity ceremony, which often features high-profile product placements, from cupcakes to wedding bands, along with the rice […]

Callista Gingrich has more in common with Russell Brand than you might think

Quick, what does Callista Gingrich, wife of former house speaker Newt Gingrich, have in common with kooky British actor Russell Brand? Hint: It’s the same thing she shares with Madonna, Will Smith and Jerry Seinfeld.  This unlikely collection of folks are all authors of children’s books.  Gingrich’s latest kiddie tome debuted today. “Sea to Shining Sea” is […]

Meet new ‘Top Chef’ contestant George Pagonis

Being an alum of Bravo’s “Top Chef” has worked out pretty well for the reality show’s D.C.-based contestants. Vying for the title helped Carla Hall land her gig co-hosting “The Chew,” and boosted the careers of toques like Spike Mendelsohn (Goodstuff, We the Pizza and Bernaise), Bryan Voltaggio (Volt, Range, Family Meal), and Mike Isabella (Graffiato […]

Which VIP had the best weekend in the District?

Whether decking out the office in Baltimore Orioles memorabilia (and taking a playful jab at a fellow senator), DJing at a club or running a 10-miler, D.C. A-listers had a busy weekend. Here’s their online sh0w-and-tell: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai stopped by the White House on Friday for a private meeting with […]

Katie Holmes will play Jackie O once again

  Actress Katie Holmes will reprise her role as Jacqueline Kennedy in the Reelz Channel mini-series “The Kennedys,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Despite initial controversy and setbacks (the History Channel backed out of the project before it was eventually picked up by Reelz), the poli-drama about the fall of a dynasty earned 10 Emmy nominations, winning […]

The scene: A surrealist playground at this year’s Night Nouveau

Held at the historic Halcyon House mansion in Georgetown, the annual Night Nouveau party returned Saturday wilder and weirder than ever with a surrealism theme for its young professional guests, reports our “The Scene” photographer Kate Warren. Show More Summary

Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland says she hopes Hillary Clinton becomes president

On Friday night, Oscar-nominated Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland made a pit stop in Washington, taking a tiny break from directing two episodes of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in Baltimore. Speaking at an event at the Polish ambassador’s residence in Forest Hills, the semi-suburban Northwest D.C. Show More Summary

Madeleine Albright is a huge Harry Potter nerd

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright no doubt has read the densest of briefing books and policy papers, but it seems her literary tastes also run a bit lighter. Albright unmasked herself as a Harry Potter nerd this week when she tweeted a picture of what appeared to be a box of pins, each representing the […]

Mix the news: Gay marriage is on its way to being just marriage

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States made a landmark non-decision. By refusing the appeals of five states seeking to keep their bans on same-sex marriage, the high court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in those states. That ruling also affected six other states covered by the same federal appeals courts. Confused yet? Me too. In the end, […]

Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: ‘You’re so handsome I can’t speak properly’

Gwyneth Paltrow got super-goopy about President Obama during a Democratic fundraiser at her L.A. home Thursday evening. The Oscar-winning actress also helped herself to another superlative: admirer-in-chief.  “I am one of your biggest...Show More Summary

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