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SNL’s Cecily Strong to be fourth female comedian to headline White House Corrrespondents Dinner

Finally, a response to the grumbling at last year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner, where the evening’s comedic entertainment by Joel McHale was met in some quarters with ‘What, was Amy Poehler too busy?’: “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong will headline the 2015 installment of the annual black-tie extravaganza. Strong will be the […]

5 minutes with ballerina Misty Copeland

“Misty is prettier than you, she’s faster than you, she’s thinner than you, she can jump higher than you…but she is you,” explained Septime Webre, creative director of the Washington Ballet, at a news conference on Tuesday. Blunt? Um, yes. True? Also yes–although we’re not sure about that last part. Webre’s point was that the best of […]

Something about this ‘political bachelors’ list is off

Town & Country magazine is like a bad girlfriend who does nothing to temper your questionable judgement in men. Among its list of the 10 “top political bachelors” is Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), a divorced man with steely blue eyes, an athletic physique… and a 20-count indictment for fraud. Eligible? Maybe for an orange jumpsuit, someday. Grimm also […]

Congress turns out for CBS celebration of 60 years of ‘Face the Nation’

Looking for hints about common-ground issues for both parties in the newly Republican-led Congress? Here’s one: Being on CBS’s “Face the Nation” is kind of a big deal. More than a dozen members of Congress, R’s and D’s alike, along with a who’s who of Washington TV news, turned up at a splashy fete Monday […]

Billionaire Bob Johnson asks a local crowd for cash

When you’re a billionaire, is it considered…indecorous to ask a roomful of moguls-in-training for money? At a reception on Monday night that’s just what billionaire businessman Robert L. Johnson was doing on behalf of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to perform at Capitol unveiling of Vaclav Havel bust

Vaclav Havel was a dissident who helped topple then-Czechoslovakia’s Communist regime. He was the first president of the Czech Republic. Annd he’s a huge fan of rock music. That explains the incongruous-sounding musical act — fuzzy-bearded ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons  — set to perform at the Capitol on Wednesday when House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) […]

Broadway star Theodore Bikel celebrates 90th birthday

Actor Theodore Bikel — he was a well-known Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” and originated the role of Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway — celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Some 250 party-goers, including Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, were on hand […]

Their wish is his command: Confessions of a concierge to the rich and the famous

Remember that scene in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” where a team of concierges band together to free one of their own from jail? It feels like something only a Hollywood script writer could invent. But then you spend a day with a concierge at a luxury hotel and realize it’s not that far-fetched. Okay, they probably can’t get you […]

Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev is way past that red cup routine

Just two months into her year-long reign as Miss America 2015, 23-year-old Kira Kazantsev is already exhausted. “There have been times when I wanted to just crawl into a hole and never talk to anyone again,” Kazantsev told us at a private luncheon for 20 held in her honor Monday at Cafe Milano. “But you can’t do that. You’re Miss […]

The British are coming — and going! Prince William’s first D.C. visit will be brief.

What’s the rush, Wills? When America’s favorite royals, Kate and Will (a.k.a. the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) visit the United States next month, their itinerary puts the duke in Washington for a less than a day. “Just a quick visit,” a spokeswoman for the British Embassy tells us. The couple will be in New York from […]

President Obama snuggles a koala and Sen. Ted Cruz adds a furry member to his family: Which VIP had the best weekend?

The weekend temps might have been cold, but the entertainment was still hot for VIPs like President Obama, Sarah Palin and Kris Humphries. Check out the social-media evidence: Chef and TV personality Carla Hall was in Ohio on Friday for the Fabulous Food Show, “the largest culinary celebration in the country,” according to its Twitter account. […]

Fed chair Janet Yellen’s movie pick? A bleak Swedish film

Hey, isn’t that… Janet Yellen, taking in a movie on Saturday afternoon? No slapstick for the Fed chief (should the markets worry); she was spotted among the audience at the West End Cinema’s showing of “Force Majeure,” a bleak Swedish dramedy. Read more Reliable Source: Party Diary: Guys, girls and lots of cigar smoke at the […]

The Scene: ‘Fight Night’ 2014

With silver trays strewn with $100 bills and cigars, fire-eaters and more scotch than you can shake a boxing glove at, the annual “Fight Night” benefit is one of Washington’s most male-oriented fundraisers. The Nov. 13, 2014 event transformed the Washington Hilton ballroom into a cigar smoke and politician-filled boxing extravaganza to raise money for […]

Kris Humphries reacts to Kim Kardashian West ‘breaking the Internet’

It’s hard to escape an ex. Especially when that ex is controversial reality star Kim Kardashian. Although Kris Humphries has been spotted around town dining al fresco with a “young blonde” and keeping it healthy at Whole Foods, he has been mum about his old flame, who he was married to for 72 days. Until […]

Party Diary: Guys, girls and lots of cigar smoke at the 25th annual ‘Fight Night’

“There’s nothing like ‘Fight Night’ in the world, ladies and gentleman,” announced Kevin Plank, the billionaire Under Armour founder, at the annual good old boy fundraiser’s 25th smoker. He was right, of course. You’d be hard-pressed to find another black-tie crowd quite like the one at the Washington Hilton on Thursday night with the ubiquitous cigars, ginormous […]

‘The West Wing’ geeks are headed to Little Rock

Love the “The West Wing”? Sort of like Arkansas? Cool with the Clintons? Then a trip to Little Rock’s William J. Clinton Presidential Center to geek out on ephemera from everyone’s favorite fast-talking White House drama (that is before “Scandal,” “Veep,” “House of Cards,” et al) might be in your future. Before she ditched D.C. for Hollywood, Dee Dee Myers, […]

Found: Video of Nancy Pelosi rocking out to Metallica

So the word on the Twitter and Reddit street was that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was spotted dancing to heavy metal band Metallica at the Veterans Day concert on the Mall on Tuesday. We’ve found the video evidence. Based on the jazzy shoulder sway she was doing, we don’t think the House minority leader is making it out too many heavy metal shows […]

5 minutes with LL Cool J

When he struts onto the stage Wednesday night, the polite clapping quickly turns up a few decibels. Now folks are screaming. Did someone just faint in her in floor-length gown? We’re talking the type of high-pitched squeals you’d hear at a One Direction concert, not at a black tie gala for a well-respected scholarship fund. But then again the man standing […]

Celebs get the Fight Night party going early this year

Hey isn’t that … A cabal of celebs hanging with Under Armour billionaire Kevin Plank at the W Hotel on Wednesday night? Plank and his VIP friends, including Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino and “CSI Miami” actor Omar Miller, noshed on Kobe beef, oysters, whiskey and a whole lot of bacon. (Yeah, we’re sad we missed […]

Kim Kardashian West was once linked to another Wizard #TBT

Right now, Kim Kardashian is busy breaking the Internet with her money shot (translation: she bares her oiled down derriere) on the cover of Paper magazine’s 2014 winter edition. The cover, of course, should come as no surprise, since the reality star’s whole career has been built on the age old adage “sex sells.” But on […]

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