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Will the 2016 election do for Laura Benanti what 2008 did for Tina Fey?

Actress Laura Benanti isn’t a household name — beyond live theater, recent credits include a role as a troubled country singer on “Nashville” and “Supergirl’s” mom on the CBS show. But her appearance on Tuesday’s “The Late Show” might change that. In a skit mocking the plagiarism scandal surrounding aspiring first lady Melania Trump, host Stephen Colbert […]

‘Star Trek’ stars head to White House to give military a sneak preview

Before regular folks can catch it in theaters, a select group of moviegoers is getting a preview of “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise: Several actors from the anticipated blockbuster came to the White House on Tuesday to screen the movie for a group of veterans and members of the military. […]

Melania’s RNC dress didn’t woo D.C. women

Melania Trump is being scrutinized for lifting passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech, but words aren’t the only thing she seems to be appropriating from the first lady. At the GOP convention on Monday night, Trump accomplished something quintessentially Obama: selling out a dress promptly after appearing in it. For her prime-time speech, the former model wore a […]

Pippa Middleton engaged to her hedge-funder BF

And now for some happy news from a land far, far from the political antics in Cleveland: Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is engaged to fellow commoner, hudge-fund manager James Matthews. The couple announced the news in a statement to Britain’s Press Association on Tuesday — not on Instagram, like an American […]

Antonio Sabato, Jr. doesn’t care if his career takes a hit: ‘I’ll find a job.”

As an actor, Antonio Sabato, Jr., is used to sticking to a script. So his Monday-night speech onstage at the Republican National Convention, read off the teleprompters, was standard fare (“Donald Trump is for unity!”). Oh, but then … in an interview with ABC afterward, the former “General Hospital” star really let loose. President Obama […]

Paul Ryan’s #sowhite intern selfie highlights lack of minority staff

I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie. A photo posted by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on Jul 16, 2016 at 11:12am PDT House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday posted a picture of himself on Instagram posing in front of a large crowd of young […]

Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan, research director Kristen Bartoloni wed

Hitched: White House speechwriter Cody Keenan, 35, and research director Kristen Bartoloni, 30, tied the knot earlier this month. The couple, who met at work, did the most Washington thing ever — after the July 3 ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, they “slipped away to the White House, where they met the president […]

Author’s version of Washington hits close to home in new novel

The party for her new novel’s release next week will closely mirror the opening scenes of Jennifer Close’s “The Hopefuls,” a story about a young wife dragged kicking and snarking to Washington from New York. “All the D.C. people will...Show More Summary

Scott Baio tops the list of GOP convention’s ‘celebrity’ speakers

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, true to form, promised big things for the lineup of convention speakers at this week’s convention. There would be sports figures (“winners,” as he called them). It would be a “showbiz” spectacle. Big names — boxer Mike Tyson, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady — were floated. But in the end, the celebrities […]

‘House of Cards’ cast comes out to hear National Symphony Orchestra perform the show’s score

  Thank you for a remarkable evening. @HouseofCards #NSOPops pic.twitter.com/13WeCsmO9H — National Symphony (@NSOtweets) July 15, 2016 Every time the “House of Cards” gang comes to Washington, they love to play up the shtick that the Netflix political drama so closely mimics reality that we all might forget that President Underwood and company live only […]

Bryce Harper and his former fiancee Kayla Varner are headed to the altar … again

ESPYS last night with my love. So proud of you, B! Oh and WERE ENGAGED… Again ????? #TheSequel #AllStarBreak A photo posted by Kayla Varner (@kayyvarner) on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:31am PDT About a year-and-a-half after their mysteriously canceled nuptials, Nats outfielder Bryce Harper and his high school sweetheart, Kayla Varner, are officially engaged […]

The 2016 race is good for book deals. Bernie Sanders’s isn’t the only one to spring from the trail.

Bernie Sanders is writing a book reflecting on his failed but unexpectedly strong run for the Democratic presidential nomination, its publisher announced today. “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” will come out  Nov. 15, publishing imprint Thomas Dunne said. That’s a bit early for a book that’s part campaign memoir (it’s also Sanders’s “ideas […]

‘Real World’ meets ‘Big Brother’ but with politics: Another Washington reality show is on its way

There isn’t a subject too out there for reality show producers to mine for TV gold — a family of duck-call experts, a group of earnest Americans prepping for Armageddon and now the 2016 presidential election. Next week, eight politically minded millennials — all strangers, of course — will move into a Capitol Hill rowhouse for […]

Meet Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump’s Instagram-famous daughter

Donald Trump’s younger daughter Tiffany will command a national audience in her speaking slot at the Republican National Convention next week, where we will all but certainly see her father selected as the party’s presidential nominee. Sure, it’s a kind of political debut for the 22-year-old, often thought of as the least known of the older […]

The Scene: Author Emily Giffin’s rooftop book party

On Tuesday, about 250 of Emily Giffin’s biggest D.C. fans gathered on the rooftop of the Hepburn, the uber-luxury Adams Morgan apartment building, for a chance to meet the best-selling author and snag a copy of her highly anticipated new novel, “First Comes Love.” The Hepburn’s rooftop — from which we are told one can spy the Obamas’ […]

Hillary Clinton’s hairstylist wants to ‘have fun again’ post-campaign

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one thinking about what she’d do if she makes it back to the White House. So is her hairstylist. Isabelle Goetz, the owner of Izzy Salon in Georgetown and Clinton’s go-to campaign-trail stylist since the late 1990s, hints to New York magazine she has big plans for Madam President’s locks, should the former SecState win […]

Meet (more!) celebs headed to the political conventions

The official lineup of speakers at next week’s Republican convention in Cleveland is still a mystery (fingers crossed for Hulk Hogan?), but we now know some of the bold-facers who will be in Cleveland — and in Philadelphia later this month for the Dems’ nominating shindig. Creative Coalition chief executive Robin Bronk shared the delegations who will […]

Miss America hopefuls prepare for pageant with a D.C. visit — complete with Capitol lockdown

Honored to meet @MissAmerica & the 2016 @MissAmericaOrg contestants! Good luck to @MissAmericaAZ & all contestants! pic.twitter.com/xcWwGd0MNL — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 12, 2016 When organizers of the Miss America pageant decided...Show More Summary

Saddam Hussein’s ‘Game of Thrones’-esque novella to get English translation

Lately, Saddam Hussein’s proficiency at killing terrorists has been the subject of much debate. Now, English-speaking audiences will have a fresh opportunity to assess his skills in another arena: fiction writing. British publishingShow More Summary

Why Alec Baldwin wants to arm bears

Alec Baldwin has an unusual idea for ending cruelty toward bears in captivity: Maybe give them guns? “People talk about the right to bear arms,” the actor says in a new video for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that shows footage of bears held in cramped pits, where they suffer from disease and distress. […]

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