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Robin Wright pulled a Claire Underwood to get a paycheck equal to Kevin Spacey’s

Actress Robin Wright used a tactic that her “House of Cards” character, the cutthroat first lady Claire Underwood, might have been proud of in her quest to earn a paycheck equal to her “HoC” co-star Kevin Spacey. “I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public,’ ” she told her bosses […]

Who are the fastest lawmakers? The ACLI Capital Challenge race honors the fleet-footed.

Who says things move slowly on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers, journalists, federal judges, top White House aides and at least one Cabinet secretary suited up for the annual pre-work ACLI Capital Challenge three-mile race Wednesday. Sen. Tom...Show More Summary

Vice President Biden says Irish roots ‘shaped my entire life’ at Kennedy Center opening

“I think the president must be coming,” stage-whispered one attendee to another as they waited patiently in Kennedy Center’s grand foyer  Tuesday night. Consider the clues. There were the five metal detectors, conspicuous men in black and...Show More Summary

Former White House aide Dan Pfeiffer engaged to another Obama alum, Howli Ledbetter

Health care, shmealth care — President Obama has another entry in his legacy log: former communications director Dan Pfeiffer and former director of message planning Howli Ledbetter, (who, of course, met at work), are engaged. Pfeiffer,...Show More Summary

On the press junket, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is a regular stop

The press junket — that dizzying blitz of red carpets, magazine covers, late-night shows and awkward hotel room interviews — is an immutable stable in the entertainment business. Since 2008, the White House has become a regular stop on those unavoidable tours. Show More Summary

Actor Wendell Pierce says his arrest came after a ‘civil political discussion’ escalated

Actor Wendell Pierce said Monday that his arrest in an Atlanta hotel followed a “civil political discussion” gone wrong. In a series of tweets, Pierce, best known for his role as a detective on HBO’s “The Wire,” professed regret over the incident, in which he was charged on Saturday morning with simple battery and released […]

‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shades D.C. and Donald Trump in commencement speech

On Monday, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of that one musical everyone’s dying to see but most likely won’t ever see, delivered the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement speech, sending the Class of 2016 off with some choice advice about telling their own stories. Show More Summary

‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ filming goes sort of undercover as ‘Potomac Ensemble’

We see you, housewives. The Potomac-centric cast of Bravo’s reality TV juggernaut “Real Housewives” has been filming its second season around the DMV of late. But it looks as if the production is attempting to fly under the radar — that is, as much as a gaggle of stilleto-wearing, cleavage-flashing women trailed by cameras can. On Friday, […]

Melania Trump’s grande-size bombshell: She doesn’t like Starbucks

dujour Melania Trump has done another interview with a glossy magazine — this one with the luxury-lifestyle book DuJour — and again, the former model-turned-aspiring first lady managed to reveal very little in the nearly 5,000-word profile. Show More Summary

Former Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey and fiancee Myrna Warren make it official

Getting hitched: former Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey and his fiancee, Myrna Warren, at his farm outside Richmond on the James River on June 11. The couple’s path to the altar has hardly been scattered with rose petals. The attorney and onetime lawmaker, 58, was convicted in 2014 of a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of […]

Dana Bash and Spencer Garrett still going strong

If the average Hollywood couple lasts about three magazine covers and a typical Washington pair can span an administration, what’s on the horizon for a mash-up of the two? Ask CNN’s Dana Bash and “the guy from that thing” actor Spencer Garrett. The bicoastal couple celebrated three years of dating — and red carpets — with friends […]

The Scene: The Phillips Collection annual gala

As the Obamas hosted an intimate state dinner for 300 out-of-towners at the White House on Friday, Washington’s local luminaries headed to the Phillips Collection for the museum’s annual hometown affair. Led by diplomatic chair Mohammed...Show More Summary

Full transcript of President Obama’s toast at the Nordic State dinner

Now, we all know that our Nordic friends share a pride in their common Viking heritage, but I think we can all admit that the Vikings could be a little rough. They didn’t always have the best manners at the dining table. Throughout this, were not always appropriate, but times have changed. Tonight our Nordic friends […]

Leaders of Iceland, Denmark get big laughs at state dinner

The prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, got the biggest laughs of the evening at the Nordic state dinner Friday, prompting President Obama to declare that they’d found the host of next year’s White House correspondents’ dinner. “The first time you invited me into the Oval Office, Mr. President, you said that Denmark is punching above […]

Nordic leaders arrive at state dinner. Barack and Michelle Obama remind us they’re in love.

After a seemingly endless stretch of rain in Washington, the clouds parted just in time for the leaders of five Nordic countries to arrive at a state dinner in their honor. Michelle and Barack Obama greeted the heads of state on a red carpet and posed for traditional photos outside the White House. The first […]

Is the Nordic state dinner the funniest ever?

The Nordic leaders being honored at tonight’s state dinner might not be getting fancy table cloths or a week’s worth of media coverage, but they might be getting something better: four of the United States’ greatest comedic minds. White House party planners knew they could ensure their guests will have a great time by inviting comedians […]

For state dinner, White House chefs go foraging, in true Nordic style

  New Nordic cuisine, with its emphasis on locally foraged ingredients and fermented foods, has redefined Scandinavian cooking in recent years, giving it an identity beyond pickled herring and that frequently scorned dried cod known as lutefisk. Of course, the trouble with New Nordic cuisine is that, by definition, it’s rooted in place, non-transferrable to, […]

A ‘mistress whisperer’ helps high-profile men avoid scandal fallout

By now, the hallmarks of a prominent man’s exposed affair are well known: there’s the dishing mistress, the embarrassing text messages laid bare, the grainy tabloid shot of the politician or CEO in question in a compromising position. For example, look no further than tabloid reports about Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry’s reported affair with […]

White House set to toast Nordic leaders with aquavit, ice carvings… and Demi Lovato

Wait, is the White House inviting the leaders of five Nordic nations to a state dinner — that most formal of diplomatic functions, where tuxedos and ice sculptures are the norm — and asking the presidents, prime ministers and assembled guests to sit on IKEA chairs? The White House on Thursday previewed the decor and menu for […]

Producer Adam McKay describes threats in wake of “Reagan” backlash

After rumors leaked that funnyman Will Ferrell was considering the starring role in the film “Reagan,” which depicts the venerable president’s battle with Alzheimers, “scary” threats came rolling into his office, says Adam McKay, a producer associated with the film. In an interview with The Daily Beast, McKay defends the film project, saying people were quick […]

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