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Cause Celeb: Helen Mirren testifies in the Senate on Nazi-stolen art

Cause: Reuniting owners of art stolen by Nazis during World War II with their priceless works. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the 2015 movie “Woman in Gold,” about a Jewish woman’s fight to reclaim a famous painting that belonged to her family, inspired him to author legislation with his colleagues removing legal hurdles in such […]

First lady Michelle Obama has a girls’ night out at the Howard Theatre

Hey isn’t that … first lady Michelle Obama and five friends having a girls’ night out on a school night? Who says the mom-in-chief can’t take a night off? Obama, dressed in an emerald top and gray slacks, discreetly (there were no selfies to be had) took in contemporary jazz musician Gregory Porter’s 8 p.m. […]

‘Bachelorette’ bad guy compared to Hitler, Donald Trump

“The Bachelor’s” franchise history is littered with villains, from tantrum queen Tierra LiCausi to Wes Hayden, the first guy with a girlfriend to make it to a season’s final 4. This season, Chad Johnson, a real estate agent currently competing for bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s heart, may just wind up being the most wicked of them all. How […]

Longtime White House usher’s memorabilia at auction, including a study of Ronald Reagan’s portrait

Rex Scouten served 10 presidents, beginning his White House career as a Secret Service agent protecting Harry Truman and retiring as a curator for Bill Clinton in 1997. For a quarter-century, he was the chief usher at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, dozens of letters, books and mementos belonging to Scouten, who died in 2013 — […]

Who is Deshauna Barber, the Miss DC who won the Miss USA crown?

Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber didn’t just pick up the coveted crown during Sunday night’s televised Miss USA pageant — she threw down an unusually forceful answer during the beauty contest’s typically insipid interview portion that had the audience cheering. Asked by fashion stylist Joe Zee, one of the celebrity judges, about the Pentagon’s decision to open […]

Move over Sheryl Sandberg, Ivanka Trump’s new book ‘Women Who Work’ is coming out next spring

Ivanka Trump, mother of three, half-marathon runner, perpetual cleaner-upper of her father’s messes, plans to write a book about working women for the millennial set. “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success,” will, according to Trump, help “change the dialogue around women and work.” And that subject change comes just in time. Last week, a […]

At the Kennedy Center’s annual spring gala, ‘groovy’ was the theme of the night

Surprisingly, the evening's most memorable tribute to Washington native Marvin Gaye didn't come from a singer.

Maryland native, country singer Maggie Rose weds music exec in Potomac

Hitched: Potomac native Maggie Rose and her longtime BF, music exec Austin Marshall, got married this weekend in her home town, per People magazine. The ceremony, according to the glossy, took place at the Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, and the reception followed at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda — no random venue pick, as Rose’s father, […]

Michelle Obama spotted at Masseria for the third time

Hey, isn’t that… first lady Michelle Obama and her former chef Sam Kass reminiscing about old times over dinner on Thursday night? Obama and Kass, a former White House assistant chef who is currently a senior food analyst at NBC News, dined at Masseria, the Italian hot spot near Union Market in Northeast Washington. Obama has been […]

At Vice President Biden’s last annual ‘beach bash,’ no adult was safe

So who was the biggest kid at the annual “Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash” on Saturday? That would be Vice President Biden, of course. At approximately 2:20 p.m., after the photo line filled with staffers, the Washington press corps and their kids, Biden, dressed in his go-to casual uniform of beige khakis and a navy polo, headed out […]

The Scene: Pierre Garçon’s fourth annual White Party

P. Diddy and the Hamptons, watch your back. D.C.’s own White Party is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Pierre Garçon raised almost $100,000 at his fourth annual all-white clothing charity event Thursday night, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. What the event lacked in political establishment types, it […]

At huge libertarian annual fundraiser, absolutely no mention of Donald Trump

Of all the think tanks in all the towns in all the world, about 900 libertarians walked into the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s party Thursday night. The theme was “Casablanca” which provided a cinematic backdrop — complete with lots of whiskey, trench coats and gambling — for the sold-out fundraiser. In this oddest of all election years, there […]

Hey girl, did Ryan Gosling just almost endorse Hillary Clinton?

Ryan Gosling is a bit of a presidential-endorsement tease. In November, amid Democratic primaries, the actor seemed to back Sen. Bernie Sanders in the contest, tweeting a video of the candidate to his 2 million followers. Later, after...Show More Summary

‘Most Interesting Man’ actor spotted in Georgetown — and his drink of choice wasn’t beer

Hey, isn’t that… The Most Interesting Man in the World, aka actor Jonathan Goldsmith, enjoying a drink and a cigar on the rooftop bar of the Graham hotel on Thursday night? Perhaps because he’s no longer the pitchman for Dos Equis beer (his famous tagline: “stay thirsty, my friends”), Goldsmith wasn’t sipping a cold brew, a […]

Jackie Kennedy’s former Georgetown mansion is available for $10 million

For sale: one Georgetown mansion with a pedigree — the circa 1794 home was where Jackie Kennedy briefly moved her family in 1963 after her husband’s assassination. Subsequent buyers included New Republic publisher (and onetime KGB spy) Michael...Show More Summary

‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Katie Rost’s relationship status these days? It’s complicated.

When last we saw Katie Rost, “the ball and gala” character on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” she was lamenting her broken engagement to financier Andrew Martin on the reality show’s reunion special. According to Rost, who had given Martin back the princess-cut diamond meant to cement their love just one day before the reunion show’s taping, […]

The political field is currently packed with celebrities who will probably never actually run — or will they?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the former WWE champ with a wicked wink who transformed into a real live movie star, is eyeing another major career change: running for office — someday. “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out,” Johnson told British GQ in a recent interview. “I’m not being coy when I say that, but at […]

The Supreme Court’s secret to civility? Lots of good food and wine.

The scales of justice might not be the only ones getting a workout at the highest court in the land. At a Smithsonian-led discussion on Wednesday night about the Supreme Court’s food culture, two justices revealed that the institution’s civility is fed by a veritable buffet of shared meals, from casual lunches to elaborate dinners. Here’s […]

‘Morning Joe’ office now features a giant mural of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on a beach

Ever sense your boss’s presence even when you know he’s out grabbing lunch? That might be how the folks who toil in the New York headquarters of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” feel, now that their office decor includes a giant mural of the show’s hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. One wall of the morning talkathon’s headquarters is entirely covered […]

Maryland congressman’s daughter uses dad’s car — and congressional license plates — to drive for Lyft

So, which member of Congress drives @lyft in DC (Mt. Pleasant) on the side? cc @the42bus @PoPville pic.twitter.com/2yak0mnkbQ — Dustin Andres (@CIVIL1AN) May 27, 2016 When the black Honda with congressional plates trumpeting Maryland’s 7th District pulls up, politically plugged in Lyft riders might expect Rep. Show More Summary

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