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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? […]

Actress set to play Scooter Libby’s wife in Anita Hill biopic backs out after breaking her leg

Little-known fact: Scooter Libby’s (yes, that Scooter Libby’s) wife, Harriet Grant, played a key role in the cultural flashpoint that was Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing. In 1991, Grant was an aide to the then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (some guy named Joe Biden). It was Grant who initially reviewed Hill’s allegations of […]

Jose Andres backs out of restaurant in Donald Trump’s hotel

Jose Andres, the D.C.-based super-chef with a growing national brand, is backing out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s forthcoming Washington hotel – the latest on a growing list of high-profile partners to sever ties with the presidential candidate over his anti-immigrant comments.  Andres, the co-owner of ThinkFoodGroup whose restaurant empire […]

First lady toasts new White House social secretary at VIP ladies night

Washington’s most powerful women, including first lady Michelle Obama, have a message for Deesha Dyer, who’s just two months into her new job as the White House social secretary: We’ve got your back, girl. Okay, no one actually said that but the sentiment was the same at the VIP ladies night on Tuesday. Debra Lee, CEO […]

Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant comments could sour his D.C. brand

This spring, Donald Trump stood at his eponymous Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., and boasted (shocker) about the “big big” tourneys his fancy links would attract. Fast forward, past The Donald’s anti-immigrant comments (Mexican immigrants are rapists, apparently) and his refusal to disavow them, to this week, when ESPN and the PGA both cancelled golf events at […]

How Bryce Harper prepared for his barely there ESPN ‘Body’ shoot

Bryce Harper, the 22-year-old Nats outfielder and devout Mormon, isn’t the least bit shy about unveiling what’s under his uniform. “God gave me a body so I’m gonna show it off,” said Harper, who stars as one of six covers for ESPN’s annual (and hotly anticipated) “Body Issue,” in an interview with ABC. “I guess […]

The long history of Richard Gere and Nancy Pelosi’s friendship

Woodward and Bernstein. Rodgers and Hammerstein. Another entry in the collection of great double bylines? How about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and actor Richard Gere, who co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Sunday marking the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday? The piece was hardly a one-off — their teamwork and friendship goes way back to […]

Washington’s priciest home just sold. Meet the philanthropist who bought it.

Washington’s most expensive home has found a buyer. Philanthropist and businesswoman Adrienne Arsht has signed a contract to purchase the Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion owned by the late venture capitalist Melvyn J. Estrin. The...Show More Summary

The search for a new White House chief florist is underway

Nearly five months after former chief florist Laura Dowling left her position amid rumors of style and personality clashes, the White House is still looking for someone to lead its small but busy floral shop. The search, according to sources close to some applicants, is in its middle stages, with potential finalists waiting patiently for a callback. […]

Melissa Leo to play Lady Bird Johnson in HBO project

Oscar winner Melissa Leo has joined the cast of HBO’s Lyndon B. Johnson biopic “All the Way.” Leo, who won a golden statue playing a no-nonsense mother of two Boston boxers in “The Fighter,” will take on the role of genteel Lady Bird Johnson, the first lady who championed the beautification of the nation’s capital. Bryan Cranston, […]

Actress America Ferrera gives The Donald a piece of her mind

Who better to give embattled presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants lost him deals with NBC and Macy’s,  a brief American history lesson, than a woman named America? [RELATED: “Donald...Show More Summary

Independence Day parties in the Capitol building will be less raucous this year

The annual July 4 fireworks display and concert on the Mall  means there will be festivities wherever there’s a great vantage point. But this year, those in the Capitol Building — one of the primo spots for viewing the show — will enjoy less of a frat party than in years past. After Capitol Police complained to congressional leaders earlier this […]

Cause Celeb: Chef Robert Irvine supports the USO at Giant launch

Celeb: There are seemingly two Robert Irvines: one is the bad cop who slings tough love at owners of failing restaurants on his Food Network show “Restaurant Impossible.” The other is a total softie (not literally; the guy’s chest is like a steely beer keg) who flies around the globe to help troops and vets. […]

Actress Neve Campbell joins the ‘House of Cards’ cast as a series regular

Actress Neve Campbell, whose credits include ’90s tearfest “Party of Five” and the ’90s screamfest, well, “Scream,” is joining the cast of “House of Cards” as a series regular, according to Deadline. Campbell is on something of a roll. After years of flying under the radar with TV parts (remember when she was McDreamy’s little sister on “Grey’s”?) and […]

Donald Trump is your terrible ex-boyfriend now

Donald Trump got dumped this week by a series of corporate partners who determined that they didn’t want to hang out with a guy who says nasty things about Mexicans (like, you know, that they’re rapists). Trump took the rejection exactly how one might have predicted: like a petulant guy whose girlfriend just gave him the […]

5 Minutes with Gretchen Carlson

When veteran journalist Gretchen Carlson, looking TV-ready with perfect anchor hair and HD makeup, apologizes for being “smarmy,” you can’t help but blurt out, “Seriously?” Currently on a coast-to-coast book tour for her newly released memoir, “Getting Real,” the Fox News host explained that she woke up in a Chicago hotel in the middle of a blackout. “So this is […]

Rep. Jared Polis, a.k.a. Congress’s worst-dressed, gets a makeover

Rep. Jared Polis might be a fine lawmaker (the Colorado Dem has been reelected twice) and a nice guy and all, but let’s be real: the man has terrible fashion sense. Bow ties over turtlenecks? Yep, he’s been there, worn that. Ties over polo shirts? The gentleman from Colorado is guilty. But that might change […]

‘The Julia Child House’ in Georgetown can be yours for $1.1 Million

The first home that famed American chef Julia Child ever owned — a four-bedroom in Georgetown — is on the market for $1.1 million. Known locally as the “Julia Child House,” the 150-year-old wooden home on Olive Street was built in 1870 by African American carpenter Edgar Murphy. Child and her husband, Paul, whom she met […]

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