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Jill Biden steps up to the pulpit of local D.C. church

Hey isn’t that… second lady Jill Biden delivering a special sermon from the pulpit of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Southeast? A longtime advocate for cancer prevention, Biden was invited to Sunday’s service by the DC Pink Divas, a local program dedicated to educating women about breast cancer in Washington’s Wards 7 and 8. Show More Summary

Jay Leno accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

For a moment there, it seemed as if the red-carpet procession was going to be a serious affair — not quite what you’d expect at a gathering of some of comedy’s heaviest hitters for an evening of mirth at the ceremony for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. At first, the celebs, who were […]

The Scene: Military brass at ease at the USO Gala

On Friday night, about a thousand guests in black-tie finery — and more than a few dress uniforms — swarmed the Washington Hilton for the USO Gala. The annual event honoring the military and USO volunteers featured a performance by country singer Kellie Pickler and actress Aisha Tyler as the emcee. The crowd, which included top […]

Model/actor Tyson Beckford on dirty sexy politics

He woke up like this. At least that’s what we assume when staring directly (but not in a creepy way) into the famous face of super model Tyson Beckford, the runway legend who’s currently starring in the erotic melodrama “Addicted.” “I wake up flawless,” laughs Beckford borrowing the line Beyoncé made famous. He says he’s joking, but […]

Donald Trump’s approach to Washington: a little nice, a lot blustery

You could almost feel Donald Trump trying to tone it down. “It” being his irrepressible ego and his penchant for making everything, including possibly the dinner on Wednesday night for Washington-based alums of the Wharton School, about himself. Trump started out his speech to the group, which was giving the real-estate mogul and fellow alum its […]

Party Diary: A rare glimpse inside the Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Embassy is a mystery to most. Unlike its clubby counterparts from Italy and France, the North Cleveland Park chancery’s dance card is hardly ever full. If embassies had emotions, this one would be shy, introverted and perhaps even a little coy. The 2011 Opera Ball was a rare treat. It was the first time China’s […]

Just like Renee Zellweger? Remember Tom DeLay’s eye-lift? #TBT

This week, actress Renee Zellweger’s eye-popping facial transformation was all the Internet could talk about. The fixation on her possible cosmetic tweaks (fillers, maybe? A peel. Oh, and definitely an eye lift. Well.. probably) was followed by a backlash. We wouldn’t be talking about this if she weren’t a beautiful woman, some argued. But Washington […]

Robert Redford says Ben Bradlee had ‘a wicked and sometimes perverse sense of humor’

“Ben Bradlee was an intriguing man. Bold, strong willed, and smart with a wicked and sometimes perverse sense of humor,” said actor-director Robert Redford, in a statement released the day after Bradlee, the iconic Washington Post executive editor, died at 93. Redford, who played journalist Bob Woodward in the Watergate drama “All the President’s Men” opposite […]

Cause Celeb: Cyndi Lauper advocates for homeless youth

.@cyndilauper on #EndYouthHomelessness – LIVE on C-SPAN http://t.co/f0vOkXZ9Wn pic.twitter.com/C5wNPwx9iS — CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2014 Celeb: Pop icon Cyndi Lauper, most famous for her ’80s break-loose anthem “Girls Just wanna Have...Show More Summary

The Newseum steps up as Washington’s favorite red carpet venue

Could this have happened 20 years ago? 10?  5? A real-live red carpet (not one of those maroon welcome mats) featuring actual movie stars (Hey Brad!) and Washington A-listers schmoozing easily, as if this type of thing happens everyday. Nothing to see here, folks, we’re just being fabulous in front of flashbulbs and the first lady is nowhere in […]

Funeral for Ben Bradlee set for Wednesday, Oct. 29th

The funeral for legendary Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 11 a.m. Bradlee, who led the Post’s newsroom for more than two decades, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at his home in Washington. He was 93. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the cathedral’s dean, […]

Oscar de la Renta had a gift for dressing D.C. women (VIDEO)

First ladies since Jackie Kennedy have turned to Oscar de la Renta to dress them for some of their most memorable moments. First lady Michelle Obama publicly wore the Dominican-born fashion designer for the first time earlier this month. With his passing Monday, our fashion critic Robin Givhan takes us through his must-see designs and explains why […]

Jay Leno awarded Mark Twain prize: What you might not see on the PBS broadcast in November

View Photo Gallery —The longtime “Tonight Show” host was feted by stars including Wanda Sykes and Jerry Seinfeld. Jay Leno received the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday night at a star-studded show and red carpet at the Kennedy Center. The show, which stretched to almost two and a half hours, will be edited for broadcast […]

Kris Humphries shops organic at Whole Foods

Hey, isn’t that…Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, shopping for grocery at the Whole Foods on P Street near Logan Circle on Saturday afternoon? The former Mr. Kim Kardashian looked errand-running-casual in a button-down shirt and dark shades (um, you know that they’re no disguise, right? Because it’s kind of hard to blend in when you’re 6? […]

Black-tie Meridian Ball offers Washington’s VIPs an elegant escape

With string lights twinkling from the trees of the courtyard, a bubbling fountain, and the crunch of gravel underneath high heels, the courtyard outside the stately, historic Meridian House — the setting for Friday night’s Meridian Ball — could have been mistaken for a European getaway. “It’s like a garden in Paris,” said one partygoer as she waited […]

Nancy Pelosi switches Georgetown salons

Hey, isn’t that… House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi leaving Etki Salon in Georgetown on Tuesday with an even brighter, glossier ‘do than usual? Wait, it couldn’t have been — the California Democrat and her enviably coiffed tresses are well known to be loyal patrons of the nearby salon located in the Four Seasons Hotel. Definitely Pelosi, […]

BOLO: A Basketball Hall of Famer, one half of Brangelina and a medical prodigy

Good news for any sneakerheads still holding on to their mint condition 1997 Air Alonzos: The Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown legend will be in Washington this week for the national launch of his mentoring program, Honey Shine. Show More Summary

Will Bryce Harper tie the knot like a celeb?

Ah, is that a whiff of Kardashian we detect emanating from Bryce Harper’s upcoming nuptials? The Washington National’s January wedding to longtime girlfriend, Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner, seems to be going the way of the modern celebrity ceremony, which often features high-profile product placements, from cupcakes to wedding bands, along with the rice […]

Callista Gingrich has more in common with Russell Brand than you might think

Quick, what does Callista Gingrich, wife of former house speaker Newt Gingrich, have in common with kooky British actor Russell Brand? Hint: It’s the same thing she shares with Madonna, Will Smith and Jerry Seinfeld.  This unlikely collection of folks are all authors of children’s books.  Gingrich’s latest kiddie tome debuted today. “Sea to Shining Sea” is […]

Meet new ‘Top Chef’ contestant George Pagonis

Being an alum of Bravo’s “Top Chef” has worked out pretty well for the reality show’s D.C.-based contestants. Vying for the title helped Carla Hall land her gig co-hosting “The Chew,” and boosted the careers of toques like Spike Mendelsohn (Goodstuff, We the Pizza and Bernaise), Bryan Voltaggio (Volt, Range, Family Meal), and Mike Isabella (Graffiato […]

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