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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. […]

The political courting of Pitbull continues — Donald Tump sought the singer out

Pitbull as political kingmaker? The endorsement of the “Don’t Stop the Party” singer is apparently a sought-after commodity. Among the pols seeking the coveted Pitbull nod is presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a profile of the Miami native (nee Armando Christian Pérez) in Vanity Fair. “I actually met with Trump,” Pitbull tells the […]

Add Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the list of celebrities threatening to ditch the U.S. if Trump becomes president

You’d think with the conclusion of the Supreme Court’s latest headline-making term that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, arguably the most recognizable justice on the bench, would take a much-needed vacation from doling out her famous opinions. Show More Summary

Levi Johnston is crowdfunding his custody battle with Bristol Palin

Because everything surrounding Alaska’s roving reality show, The Palin Family, is lived out loud and on social media, it seems only fitting that Levi Johnston, the ex-fiance of political offspring Bristol Palin, is turning to a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for his legal bills. Johnston first stepped into the limelight at the GOP convention eight […]

New Kick Kennedy bio recounts her father’s affairs with Hollywood actresses

Another book about the larger-than-life Kennedy clan? The latest in the genre is a beach-read-ready bio of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the second-eldest sister of the storied family who married into British aristocracy and died at 28 in a plane crash. The most sizzling tidbits in Paula Byrne’s “Kick: The True Story of JFK’s Sister and the […]

For the city’s social secretaries, a cocktail party is a ‘busman’s holiday’

What do a group of professional socializers do on a night off? They get together for a party of their own, naturally. On Thursday, social secretaries and protocol gurus from the city’s embassies, the White House and the State Department met at the Meridian International Center for the kind of cocktails-and-catching up session they usually plan for […]

Justin Bieber splashes around at Six Flags Largo

The tattooed rabble-rouser we know today may be just a shadow of the baby-faced, helmet-haired Justin Bieber of yore, but one piece of the young Biebs still remains — his love for a good old-fashioned fun. On Thursday, the 22-year-old pop star was spotted shirtless and shoeless at the Six Flags in Largo, Md. Pandemonium, of course, ensued. JUSTIN BIEBER […]

Actress Mila Kunis on Donald Trump: ‘We did it to ourselves’

Mila Kunis, the Ukrainian-born actress who played an all-American teenager on “That ’70s Show” for eight seasons, is understandably not a big fan of Donald Trump. But here’s the twist: Kunis, a gun-owning Democrat who will definitely be voting for Hillary Clinton come November, says America only has itself to blame for Trump. “Nobody should […]

Trump’s Washington hotel offering $500,000 inaugural weekend package

Even in the world of over-the-top luxury hotels, this is yuuuge: Donald Trump’s soon-to-open hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue is offering a package during the presidential inauguration for a cool half-million. The $500,000 will get discerning...Show More Summary

How a former congressman’s 90th birthday brought some bipartisansip to Congress

Feting the 90-year-old former representative John Dingell provided a break in the usual action.

Ciara and Russell Wilson: from White House dinner to wedding bells

Well, that didn’t take long at all. Little more than a year after accidentally confirming their relationship via the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner guest list and later putting their coupledom on full display at the state dinner in honor of Japan, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The pair […]

CNN’s Brianna Keilar, White House official Fernando Lujan are engaged

Engaged: Brianna Keilar, CNN senior political correspondent, and Fernando Lujan, the director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the White House’s National Security Council. The couple broke the news to many pals on Facebook, where Keilar, 35, shared a picture of the beaming pair: “I’m pretty excited about spending the rest of my life with this […]

Does Sasha Obama tweet? Probably. Will the media ever get hold of her account? Probably not.

Barack Obama is having a banner dad week. First, he invoked the right to embarrass elder daughter Malia by diving into an off-key version of “Happy Birthday” at the White House’s Fourth of July BBQ on Monday. Then on Tuesday, the president nonchalantly let slip that 15-year-old Sasha has a twitter account, an apparently earth-shattering revelation that sent the world […]

Dolly Parton says presidential race needs ‘more boobs’

Country singer Dolly Parton isn’t taking sides in the 2016 presidential race — but she is touting her own qualifications. “I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself ’cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race,” […]

Matt Damon says U.S. gun reform probably won’t happen in his lifetime

Matt Damon, the 46-year-old Oscar winner who is set to reprise his role as the iPhone of super heroes, Jason Bourne, is a fan of what he says is common sense gun control. But sense, said the actor repeatedly during an interview with an Australian newspaper, is in scant supply. “You guys did it here in one fell […]

More convention celebs: Snoop Dogg to perform at post-DNC party; Tom Brady won’t be at RNC

In today’s which-celebs-are-going-to-the-political-conventions-news, look for rapper Snoop Dogg among the Dems gathered in Philadelphia — and don’t expect QB Tom Brady at the GOP confab in Cleveland. Brady has called presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump a friend, and Trump has said he wants to bring pro athletes (“some of the great sports people who like […]

Diet guru Jenny Craig is co-hosting a Trump fundraiser

The founder of the popular weight loss program is among the hosts of a dinner near San Diego, the L.A. Times reports.

Tom Bergeron previews PBS’s ‘A Capitol Fourth’ fireworks show: No, he’s not worried about rain

As clouds swirled over dress rehearsal for PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth” on Sunday morning on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, host Tom Bergeron couldn’t help but throw in a few jokes about the weather as he practiced his lines via teleprompter. “Thunder, lightning and torrential downpours!” Bergeron said on stage as he reeled […]

Judge denies Jose Andres’s request to throw out Trump lawsuit

Like an under-cooked souffle, the legal battle between Washington-based celebrity chef Jose Andres and real estate mogul Donald Trump isn’t done yet. A D.C. superior court judge on Friday denied a request by Andres to essentially throw out the breach-of-contract lawsuit, which Trump filed after Andres backed out of a deal to open a Spanish-themed […]

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