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Jury sides with MSNBC host Ed Shultz in dispute over partnership

MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Monday emerged the victor in a legal dispute with an NBC employee who says he was cut out of Schultz’s TV deal after helping the former radio broadcaster launch his on-screen career. And although the federal jury’s decision means the blustery TV talker won’t have to shell out the $100,000 his would-be […]

Words of the wise: Five notable 2015 commencement remarks from Washington VIPs

Commencement season is in full swing — many graduates at colleges and universities across the country turned their tassels over the weekend, while others are slogging through finals and counting down the days. Along with the pomp and circumstance, soon-to-be alums are treated to words of wisdom, often delivered by a high-profile guest from politicians […]

Cause Celeb: Yankee-turned-musician Bernie Williams promotes arts education

Celeb: How to follow up a career as a beloved centerfielder for the New York Yankees? If you’re Bernie Williams, you trade your glove for a guitar and start chasing Grammys instead of World Series titles (so far, he’s had one Latin Grammy nomination to four baseball championships, but he’s only been at it for a decade […]

Sen. Claire McCaskill is ‘done’ with HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Westeros lost one high profile fan  Tuesday. After Sunday night’s emotionally brutal episode, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” which saw one main character raped by the husband she was essentially forced to marry and another sold into slavery, Sen. Show More Summary

Why the congresswoman wears red

On Wednesdays we wear red. That sartorial rule would be written in the congressional handbook  if Rep. Frederica Wilson, whose personal style was once described as “church lady formality with rodeo queen panache,” has her way. Taking...Show More Summary

Jose Andres on that Paul Pierce shot: ‘The agony of defeat’

The crowd at the Verizon Center went wild when Paul Pierce sank what looked to be a game-tying, season-saving three-pointer for the Wizards in Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Among the fans celebrating was celebrity chef Jose Andres, who just happened to be right behind the All-Star forward as he arced the ball from the […]

Yankees pitcher spotted with family at the International Spy Museum

Hey isn’t that… New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his entourage (read wife and kids) visiting the International Spy museum on Monday afternoon? Sabathia, who is in town for a two-game series against the Nats, his wife Amber, and the MLB couple’s four (yes, four) kiddos showed up to the A-lister friendly museum on Monday […]

Bristol Palin’s wedding is off, says mom Sarah Palin

Seems poor Bristol Palin’s happily-ever-after moment will have to wait. The unlucky-in-love political offspring whose first marriage to Levi Johnson ended in divorce (but, hey, reality TV gigs for them both!) has called off her upcoming wedding to former Marine Dakota Meyer. “Bristol and Dakota couldn’t be more thankful for the love and support of family […]

Which celebrities should @POTUS follow on Twitter?

President Obama has a brand-new Twitter account, this one a personal handle (as opposed to the official White House one or the former campaign handle now used by his nonprofit, Organizing for Action) where he can theoretically lighten up a little. Of course the account immediately attracted followers in droves — and @POTUS debuted with […]

The Scene: Freer Sackler’s decadent “Birds of a Feather” gala

The ornate gala invitation instructed guests to “strut like a peacock,” and Washington’s elite took the command to heart. Wealthy art lovers, diplomats, philanthropists and socialites turned out in lavish gala attire and a dash of feathers Friday evening for the Smithsonian Freer Sackler’s Birds of a Feather Gala. The evening celebrated the opening of […]

President Obama remembers B.B. King singalong: ‘He gets you moving’

President Obama isn’t much of a singer (“Let’s Stay Together” anybody?). But on Friday, he paid tribute to a music legend who once inspired him to take a mike. B.B. King, who died Thursday night at 89, appeared at White House event in 2012, and the president joined him for a few lines of “Sweet […]

Monaco’s Prince Albert II honored for ocean work

Even in a town full of titles (how many deputy undersecretaries does one government really need?), a moniker like “his serene highness” gets attention. And so on Thursday night, the audience — which included a smattering of senators and other bigwigs — listened as Monaco’s Prince Albert II spoke after accepting a top honor at the […]

Pro-Obama celebs, including Beyoncé, are hopping onto the Clinton bandwagon

It seems celebs who were firmly in the Obama camp are transitioning over to Team Hill just fine, like R&B crooner Ne-Yo, who endorsed the former secretary of state at an ASCAP Foundation event in Washington Tuesday evening. Folk-pop legend James Taylor, a stanch Obama supporter (he performed at the president’s second inauguration), just told […]

Danny Glover leads postal worker rally downtown D.C.

Hey, isn’t that… actor Danny Glover, leading a group of sign-toting protesters in front of the post office building at 14th and L Streets downtown? The “Lethal Weapon” star, looking rally-chic in a pair of cargo pants, a union-logo T-shirt, and a sport coat, joined members of the United Postal Workers on their national “day […]

Natalie Portman to play Jackie Kennedy in upcoming drama

Natalie Portman must really be gunning for another Oscar. Earlier this month, we learned that the “Black Swan” star will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the biopic “On the Basis of Sex,” and today Variety reports that Portman...Show More Summary

Drew Barrymore on wine business in Washington

Hey, isn’t that… actress Drew Barrymore, making the rounds of Washington eateries this week? Spies saw the all-grown-up “E.T.” star — dressed in workout gear and accompanied by two male friends — at Logan Circle’s Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on Monday night. A second Barrymore sighting came Tuesday night, when a tipster alerted us that she was at the bar at […]

Actress Kelly Rutherford’s White House petition reaches 100,000 signatures

Just two days after Mother’s Day, actress Kelly Rutherford’s petition to “implore the Obama administration to return” her two children to the United States has reached the 100,000 signature threshold necessary to warrant an official review and response by the White House. Since 2012, Rutherford, who most will recognize from her dramatic roles on soapy hits […]

Who’s ready for Hillary? Her hairstylist is back in Washington.

Hear that sigh of relief emanating from some of the best-coiffed heads in town? Cristophe, the hairstylist who got up close and personal with plenty of Washington’s most powerful follicles at his eponymous downtown salon, is returning to town after more than a year’s absence. His list of loyal clients includes former president Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential wannabe […]

Ne-Yo’s for Hillary, while Rand Paul hasn’t settled on a campaign song

His pro-Obama anthem was titled “Forward,” and now Grammy-winning artist Ne-Yo has an equally succinct song title in mind for the presidential candidate he’s likely to support in 2016: “Superwoman,” he responded when asked what he’d call a musical tribute to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. “Mrs. Clinton… is a favorite of mine,” he said […]

U.S. senator urges HBO to film Harriet Tubman biopic, starring Viola Davis, at her historic home

“Underground Railroad” conductor Harriet Tubman, who died more than a century ago, is currently in the spotlight. On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged HBO and its parent company Time Warner  to film their upcoming Tubman telepic, starring “How to Get Away with Murder” actress Viola Davis, at the abolitionist’s historic home in Fleming, N.Y., according to the […]

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