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Is YouTube-famous the new famous? White House turns (again) to Internet stars.

So who’s scoring those coveted post-State of the Union interviews with President Obama? It’s not just the usuals — your Wolf Blitzers, your Charlie Roses, et al. — this time. Ever heard of Bethany Mota? Hank Green? Something named GloZell, too, apparently. You won’t find these folks, who will interview the president on Thursday, behind anchor desks or […]

Rapper T.I. hosts an intimate dinner, and chef José Andrés savors the Caymans: Which VIP had the best weekend?

A private dinner among tastemakers, a jaunt to the Cayman Islands, and a spree at a local shopping center for A-listers like T.I., José Andrés and Gayle King filled out the weekend. Let’s dive into their off-the-clock activities: Rapper-turned-reality-star T.I. hosted an intimate dinner party to promote his clothing line, AKOO Clothing (AKOO stands for “A […]

Gayle King spotted on 14th Street with daughter Kirby Bumpus

Hey isn’t that... “CBS This Morning” co-host and Oprah bestie Gayle King brunching with her daughter Kirby Bumpus at Kapnos on Sunday? King and Bumpus, the associate director of policy for “Let’s Move,” were joined by two other guests. No, Oprah, Bumpus’s godmother, wasn’t one of them. The group arrived around noon, said our spy, […]

Rapper T.I. talks Obamacare and Iggy Azalea

It’s not until the DJ starts spinning that the back room of the Carolina Kitchen on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast tips from soul food restaurant to something like a speakeasy. Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) plans to drop by for dinner before his concert at Echostage, hence the proliferation of spandex (the unforgiving kind) at […]

Was it a low-key 51st birthday for first lady Michelle Obama?

Maybe after the big 5-0, Michelle Obama is just all partied out. By the end of January last year, the first lady, whose birthday is on the 17th, had clocked some impressive social mileage. First, there was pre-gaming with Oprah Winfrey in Maui, followed by dinner and dancing (but no eating!) at the White House with a private Beyoncé concert thrown […]

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett hang out a day before the Wizards face the Nets

Hey isn’t that … former teammates and clearly still BFFs, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett having dinner together at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab on Thursday? Before this season, Pierce and Garnett had balled together since 2007 and won a NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008. Garnett now plays for the […]

Georgetown mascot Jack the Bulldog hangs with Butler Blue. It’s adorable.

Jack the Bulldog, the Georgetown mascot who’s arguably the biggest celebrity dog in Washington (well, Sunny and Bo might disagree), had an adorable doggy play date with his buddy, Butler Blue III. Ahead of Georgetown’s matchup against Butler University, the school’s mascots — which have previously bonded as fellow bulldogs repping Big East schools — hung […]

Mix the News: Art house film songs to listen to, even if you haven’t seen the movie

Never heard of “Whiplash” or any of the others movies on the 2015 Oscars nod list? Neither had we. But as the Academy Awards celebrates the art house film, those quiet (and loud) movies that play on limited screens in cities filled with cool people, one thing’s certain besides the critical buzz: The music will […]

Oprah’s in town for that White House screening of ‘Selma’

Friday’s forecast in Washington: sunny, with a chance of an Oprah sighting. But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of “Selma” (she’s the film’s producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of […]

Image-rehab tour may be working for Monica Lewinsky, with magazine award nomination

Oh, hey, Monica Lewinsky, didn’t expect to see you there. “There” being the list of nominees for National Magazine Awards, which Lewinsky made for an essay she penned in Vanity Fair about the toll of that infamous affair-with-the-president scandal that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment. The relatively inexperienced writer is up against some heavyweight contenders […]

‘Selma’ gets snubbed by Oscar, but not the Obamas

“Selma” might have gotten a cold shoulder from Oscar — it got a “best picture” nomination, but director Ava DuVernay notably was frozen out of the “best director” category, and its actors didn’t get nods — but it’s getting a warm welcome elsewhere. Specifically, from the White House, which is hosting a Friday screening of the […]

Ralph Lauren exec snaps up $4.2 million Georgetown house

Georgetown is getting a bit more Ralph Lauren — not another boutique, but a home for one of the company’s top executives. Jackwyn Nemerov, president and chief financial officer of the New-York based brand, last month bought a $4.25 million home in Georgetown near Tudor Place, public records show. Nemerov frequently turns up on lists of highest-paid […]

Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie have a ‘very honest’ conversation about race

Hey isn’t that… Actors Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie, stars of the new movie “Black or White,” mixing in straight talk about race while making a publicity blitz pit stop in Washington on Wednesday night? Before a film screening at the Motion Picture Association of America, about 80 VIPs gathered for an intimate sit-down dinner and discussion on […]

Jill Biden among the guests at book party for NEA’s Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Picture a stuffy Washington book party, with its typical stilted, earnest conversations and tiny glasses of chardonnay. That was definitely not the scene at Wednesday night’s fete for National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia at Chinatown restaurant Oyamel. Show More Summary

Athletes don’t always wear ties to meet the president: Check out Reagan and the Lakers #TBT

This week, we reported on the eyebrow raising that followed the White House visit by the 2014 NBA champs, the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan showed up sans tie, which experts deemed a major fashion faux pas. But it seems there’s precedent for cravat-less athletes shaking the president’s hand. For this week’s Throwback Thursday let’s revisit 1985, when […]

Local chef George Pagonis still in the game on ‘Top Chef’

Kapnos chef George Pagonis wasn’t the only local on this week’s low-stakes episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef.”  The cooking-competition show — in producers’ never-ending quest to ramp up drama — invited family members of the final four chef-testants to serve as sous-chefs, even as they announced that no one was going to be eliminated. For Pagonis, that meant […]

Tom Hanks pens essay in support of Obama’s free community college plan

Tom Hanks wants you to know that without community college there would be no Tom Hanks. Thus and therefore, President Obama’s recently announced plan to make community college free for everyone could produce more Tom Hankses. Ipso facto, this plan is good for America. “President Obama hopes to make two years of free community college accessible for […]

A ‘West Wing’ reunion? A ‘West Wing’ reunion!

Looks like President Bartlett and his gang of fast-talking aides are reassembling. But before the approximately 83 percent of Washingtonians who just looooved that show get too excited, they should know this: The reunion appears to be a temporary one. Former “WW”-ers, including Martin Sheen, Dule Hill, Bradley Whiteford, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, and Mary […]

In D.C. visit, Ashley Judd talks about sex trafficking — and her political future

Ashley Judd is in Washington to talk about the new documentary “A Path Appears,” which explores oppression and exploitation of women around the globe. But, because we’re only a few miles from the Capitol, the first question has to be about politics — specifically whether the actress and activist, who seriously considered running against Senate Majority […]

Bradley Cooper hits the red carpet for the D.C. premiere of ‘American Sniper’

As far as we can tell, Bradley Cooper has on underwear. This is important. The last time we saw the actor in Washington, he was at the French state dinner last February in a tux so “crazy town tight” that Cooper had to “go commando because because there was no room at all.” At least that’s […]

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