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‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ opera draws VIPs of the legal world

If anyone had needed emergency legal advice during a performance of the SCOTUS-themed opera “Scalia/Ginsburg” in Castleton, Va., they would have been in luck. A cry of “is there a lawyer in the house?” would have been greeted with a slew of raised hands. [‘Scalia/Ginsburg’: An affectionate comic opera look at the high court] Among […]

Kevin Bacon’s epic charity tour of Washington (and, yeah, he played ‘Footloose’)

Actor-rocker Kevin Bacon seemed to be on a mission this weekend to reduce the entire Washington region’s degrees of Bacon. (Usually, only actors and actresses have Bacon scores, according to the popular pop-culture game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” but we’re pretty sure an in-person interaction with the “Footloose” star gets you honorary status.) In […]

‘Primates of Park Avenue’ author Wednesday Martin dishes on D.C.

Wednesday Martin, the chronicler of the “Primates of Park Avenue” — that species of designer-bag-wielding ubermothers who populate the penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side — looked very much at home at a book signing and talk in Georgetown on Thursday. After all, the women who flocked to listen to her speak at the tony George Town […]

Actor Alan Alda adds science professor to his list of slashes

Alan Alda, the 79-year-old TV legend (hello, “MASH,” “The West Wing,” and “The Blacklist”) is basically your dream high school science teacher. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Alda, who was in town Wednesday night to give a lecture at the National Academy of Sciences helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The […]

Elizabeth Warren and husband take in the ‘construction crane’ ballet

Spotted: Elizabeth Warren and hubbie watching construction crane "dance" show in Chinatown pic.twitter.com/q621XaFSNP — Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 16, 2015 Hey isn’t that… Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who so far has made good on her promise to not run for president, and her husband of more than three decades taking in the organized chaos […]

Lorde and Jason DeRulo were Taylor Swift’s D.C. guests. She could have done better!

Taylor Swift’s squad is better than yours, okay. Nowhere (outside of Swift’s Instagram account) has that fact been more proven then on Swift’s 1989 World Tour. The expert bestie has been joined onstage by a steady stream of “surprise-guest” BFFs who have elicited shrieks from the sellout crowd. Show More Summary

John Kerry toasts Iranian deal with the same wine the Founding Fathers drank

It’s to be expected that on their way home from Austria on Tuesday after inking the Iranian nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz would toast the accomplishment with something a bit stronger than lemonade. But instead of the expected  airline-sized bottles of vodka or lukewarm bubbly so often broken out […]

Meghan McCain wants to ‘drive the national conversation’ on news-talk radio show

Looks like Sen. John McCain was right — the Arizona Republican predicted his daughter, Meghan, would soon find a new gig after her show, “Take Part Live” on Pivot TV, was cancelled in December. The unsinkable senatorial offspring — who’s made a name for herself as a cool-kid Republican (she supports gay marriage and routinely overshares on […]

Richard Gere testifies on the Hill in support of Tibetan human rights

Celeb: Actor Richard Gere, the veteran heartthrob last seen in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and arguably Hollywood’s most famous Buddhist. (He’s been a friend of the Dalai Lama since his “An Officer and a Gentleman” heyday.) Cause: The Chinese government’s treatment of the Tibetan people. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift visits Capitol Hill! Oh wait, false alarm.

Hey, isn’t that… Pop star Taylor Swift, touring the Capitol building on Tuesday afternoon ahead of her concert at Nationals Park? Actually, nope. Rumors that the “Shake It Off” singer would visit the Hill on the second day of her two-night D.C. tour were circulating around the marble hallways of Congress with the persistence of a […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and other ‘Veep’ staff continue their live tour of D.C. with visit to The Post

Expect more Selina Meyer sightings over the next few days, as actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the writers behind HBO’s “Veep” tour the capital for an up-close and personal view of the city they so expertly skewer on TV. At about 9:30 a.m., WaPo staffers attending the paper’s morning planning meeting looked up to find Louis-Dreyfus — black leather […]

Local couple snaps up Julia Child’s house in Georgetown

Here’s a line any foodie would trade their best knife to utter at their next dinner party:  “I whipped up this boeuf bourguignon in the exact spot where Julia Child cooked.” And now a local couple can impress guests with that exact boast. Rory and Patricia Veevers-Carter are the new owners of the house on Olive Street […]

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus dines with a Democrat on the Hill

Hey isn’t that… Julia Louis-Dreyfus grabbing an early lunch in the exclusive Senate Dining room (it’s only open to members and their guests) with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday? According to our tipster, the star of the HBO hit “Veep” and the senator, who were joined by a small entourage of the political satire’s writing […]

The congressman’s daughter behind Twitter-famous ‘Feminist Taylor Swift’

Things we knew about “Feminist Taylor Swift,” the Twitter persona who tweaks pop star Taylor Swift lyrics with a patriarchy-bashing bent: she’s funny, she’s popular, and she’s the product of a young woman named Clara Beyer. One we didn’t? Her creator’s dad is a congressman. That’s Beyer, as in Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). National Journal chatted with […]

Gillibrand and McCaskill want Bill Cosby to return his presidential medal of freedom

Look out for the John Hancocks of Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on a recent White House petition to revoke embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Friday, a spokeswoman for Gillibrand, who along with McCaskill has pushed for reform in how sexual assault allegations are handled in the military […]

‘Games of Thrones’ director to Obama: ‘Jon Snow is dead’

Even the president doesn’t want to believe. According to “Game of Thrones” director David Nutter, when he met the commander-in-chief recently (we assume while President Obama was fundraising in Los Angeles last June), he expressed his deep concern for one particular citizen of Westeros. “He turned to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, ‘You […]

Congressman John Lewis wins Comic-Con with his own cosplay costume

I had the opportunity to recreate what I wore on March 7, 1965 and march with some amazing young people. Posted by John Lewis on Sunday, July 12, 2015 Where does Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shop for a bespoke superhero costume? In his own closet, natch. While making an appearance at Comic-Con International for his civil rights graphic […]

Solo Rep. Mark Sanford charms District Taco diners

Hey, isn’t that… Rep. Mark Sanford (R), the former Appalachian-trail-hiking South Carolina governor, mingling with the people at the Capitol Hill location of the unassuming District Taco? Tanned and looking after-work casual (suit pants and button-down, no tie and jacket), the GOP congressman worked the room at the taco joint like he was campaigning in […]

Another celeb chef follows Jose Andres’ lead and backs out of Trump hotel

  A day after Washington-based super-chef José Andréés announced he was backing out of a deal to open a restaurant in Donald Trump’s planned luxury hotel, Geoffrey Zakarian, another noted chef, is following suit. Zakarian, who’s known for high-profile restaurants and Food Network appearances, was slated to open an eatery called The National — an offshoot […]

Post donut-lick, Ariana Grande clarifies: ‘I’m extremely proud to be an American’

Ariana Grande, the pop star caught on tape licking a doughnut in a California bakery (which has to be the oddest thing a star has been caught on tape doing) is apologizing. Not for sullying the pastry, but for what she said on the security camera footage, which TMZ published Wednesday: “What is the f— is that? […]

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