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Royal Watch! Updates from Charles and Camilla’s jam packed day in D.C.

The British are… here! (Various iterations of that classic line will rule the Internet for the next 48 hours, deal). Last night at around 6:30 p.m., HRH-es Prince Charles and wife Camilla landed at Andrews Air Force Base in Union Jack style, wind whipping through their royally coiffed ‘dos and still somehow looking every inch the […]

How VIPs incorporated St. Paddy’s Day spirit into their day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so naturally VIPs like President Obama, Vice President Biden, and members of Congress proved they’re just like the rest of us by reveling in some Erin Go Bragh enthusiasm, donning green and noshing on Irish fare. Let’s see how they (sham)rocked the day: President Obama selected a green tie (perhaps to […]

So long six-pack: An Aaron Schock timeline

Well that escalated quickly. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), the young congressman known best for his abs and fondness for “Downton Abbey,” plans to vacate the office that made him Instagram famous. [RELATED: "Rep. Aaron Schock plans to resign in wake of spending probe"] So as we bid a fond farewell to “America’s Fittest Congressman,” the 33-year-old […]

Cause Celeb: Pierce Brosnan urges Congress to step up cancer funding

Celeb: Actor Pierce Brosnan, most famous for his turn as the suave, martini-swilling supersleuth James Bond, took to Capitol Hill looking every inch the dapper 007: tan and fit in a blue shirt and tie and dark suit. Cause: He was helping launch the One Degree campaign, an effort by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action […]

John Boehner’s St. Paddy lunch guests: Pierce Brosnan and President Obama

Everybody loves an Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day. Good timing for Pierce Brosnan, a.k.a. 007, who happened to be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to help anti-cancer organizations launch a campaign to boost research funding. After a breakfast to launch the “One Degree” program, the James Bond actor — dressed, we should note, in a steely blue […]

How Ted Cruz preps for ‘Morning Joe’

Hey, isn’t that… Sen. Ted Cruz, carbo-loading at Carmine’s in the NYC Theater District on Monday night? The Texas Republican was fresh off taping an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and prepping for a Tuesday interview on “Morning Joe” when he dropped by the restaurant, our spy said, with two other people for a […]

Cher, yes that Cher, fights to help 96-year-old keep her Virginia home

This is the story of how Cher — glamazon, Grammy winner and certified fairy godmother – used her magic wand (read: celebrity and bank account) to help one elderly Virginia couple fight the system. In June, 96 year-old Edith Hill married her longtime companion, 95-year-old Eddie Harrison, in a small ceremony at Hill’s Baptist church in Alexandria. The couple […]

Redskins lineman Chris Baker weds ESPN’s Jamila Phillips at the W Hotel

It was a weekend of wins for Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker. On Friday, he helped recruit childhood friend, Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the team. Then on Saturday, with pal Pot Roast by his side, Baker married longtime girlfriend Jamila Phillips, an ESPN talent producer, at the W […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates birthday in baller style, obviously

Hey, isn’t that … Supreme Court Justice/cultural icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrating her 82nd birthday like a rock star, dining at the restaurant in the trendy Capella hotel in Georgetown on Sunday night? Ginsburg, who you might recognize from her legions of fangirls’ T-shirts (and tattoos), was spotted with a group of three or four […]

Ben Stein was spotted at District Commons twice — but nobody won any money

Hey isn’t that … the most famous fictional high school econ teacher ever, Ben Stein, dining not once but twice at District Commons last week? On Thursday night, Stein, who was born in D.C. and inherited his parents’  Watergate apartment, sat down to dinner with a party of four at the Foggy Bottom resto. Apparently he […]

Getting ready for the royals: Charles and Camilla set ambitious D.C. itinerary

Royal tourist alert! Among the fannypack-wearing hordes coming this week to gawk at monuments will be Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, who are sweeping into town for an epic few days of sightseeing and socializing — all in the name of celebrating that “special relationship” we enjoy with the Brits. The itinerary for the future […]

This is how Angela Lansbury gets into the St. Paddy’s spirit

Hey, isn’t that… Cabot Cove’s own Jessica Fletcher, er, actress Angela Lansbury, dining Sunday night at Old Ebbitt Grill downtown? The star of the Noel Coward play “Blithe Spirit” at the National Theater was spotted getting into the St. Paddy’s spirit a bit early, wearing an emerald-toned shamrock-printed scarf for dinner with what appeared to […]

Paul Begala suffers appendicitis in Israel; still manages to advise campaign, fire off quippy quotes

Everyone knows there’s no crying in baseball. But there’s also no resting in politics, even during a harrowing medical emergency — just ask Paul Begala. The irrepressible Democratic consultant suffered an appendicitis earlier this month...Show More Summary

The perks of private flying

Nothing says luxury like kicking back on a leather seat in your own private jet. From catered cuisine (guacamole bar, anyone?) to iPads at every seat, private planes offer perks that often go above and beyond the more turbulent realities of flying commercial. As Lawrence David, regional sales manager for NetJets, says, “the sky is […]

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s got a plan to get off the E-list

Maybe the small screen isn’t the best medium for former congressman Anthony Weiner’s third comeback? But what do we know? As our colleague Scott Allen reported Friday, Weiner (D-N.Y.), who hightailed it out of Washington with his tail between his legs in 2011 following a sexting scandal, is part of an ever-expanding C-list cast of sorta celebrities making […]

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough runs Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon

Hey isn’t that… the White House chief of staff and the president’s closet pal, Denis McDonough, running in Washington’s Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon on Saturday? We’re told McDonough, 45, completed the half-marathon, about 13.1 miles, in a pretty good time of 1:48:18. The marathon, the only race that runs entirely through D.C., usually draws a few famous (for Washington) […]

Bristol Palin gets engaged — again

Really, you can’t get more romantic than Rascal Flatts. Just ask 24-year-old Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who on Friday got engaged during a country music concert in Sin City. All together now, awwww. Palin’s new fiance is 26-year-old Dakota Meyer, a former U.S. Marine and an Afghanistan war […]

One of the youngest members of the old-school Gridiron Club spills some of the society’s ‘secrets’

No, they don’t come for you in the dark of night. They don’t throw a sack over your head and whisk you off to an undisclosed location where men in black cloaks intone ancient ceremonial rites by candlelight. Whatever stereotypes you can dream up about initiation into a secret society, just know that the Gridiron Club, Washington’s journalistic frat, is […]

New York Rangers celebrate their win over the Caps at the Palm

Hey isn’t that… The entire New York Rangers hockey team celebrating their  3-1 Wednesday night victory over Ovie and our beloved Caps at the Palm on Thursday? Our spy says the team arrived at Washington’s storied power spot in style (read: by bus) at around 8 p.m. Despite retiring to a private room to nosh on […]

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s home is up for sale

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, who in January was sentenced to 24 months in prison for corruption, has listed the home he once shared with his estranged wife and fellow convict, Maureen McDonnell, for sale. The couple’s huge Henrico County home, with its 6,000 square feet and six bedrooms, can be yours for $944,000. The McDonnell’s bought the […]

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