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Molly Shattuck, from a public life to a private one

Molly Shattuck once led the most public of lives. The calendar of the former Ravens cheerleader was filled with charity events, appearances to promote her diet-and-exercise book, and a constant social-media patter of upbeat thoughts and musings on healthy living. What a difference a few weeks — and nine criminal charges stemming from a sexual relationship with […]

That time Bill Clinton showed up at Dream nightclub

Recent news that club owner Marc Barnes was arrested and charged with misdemeanor second-degree theft and destruction of property, revealed one random fact that absolutely warrants deeper review. Bill Clinton–former president, global thought leader, and world’s greatest granddad–once partied at Barnes’s Dream (now called Love) nightclub. Show More Summary

Parties You Missed: A look inside the Bidens’ home and a red carpet with Matthew McConaughey (VIDEO)

All right, all right, all right, here are the D.C. parties you missed: Matthew McConaughey gave the district a jolt of Hollywood stardom (along with Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain) at the premiere of the Christopher Nolan movie, “Interstellar” (unclear whether he arrived in a Lincoln while whispering to himself). Show More Summary

Williams sisters open D.C. tennis center, a Sunday selfie and music performance: Which VIP had the best weekend?

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, mayoral birthday celebration and concert by a musical genius rounded out the weekend entertainment for District VIPs and celebrity out-of-towners, alike. See their digital dish: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) showed his appreciation for those who serve. He posed with two veterans at the World War II memorial on Friday morning. With #VeteransDay […]

Loretta Lynch celebrates her U.S. Attorney General nomination in D.C.

Hey isn’t that … Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to replace Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General, celebrating her nomination in a very Washington way–with brunch. On Sunday, Lynch was spotted at the Zora Neal Hurston-themed Eatonville on 14th Street NW with a party of about 12, including her family. Our tipster says the group dined on […]

5 Minutes with Samuel Jackson. Or not.

Samuel Jackson, dressed sharply in a black tuxedo, baby blue button-down and a velvet bow tie, nodded thoughtfully as one does when presented with a very important work of art. On Friday night, the actor was being led on a speed tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue” by […]

Mix the News: A playlist for the political partier

We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that once the midterm results rolled in on Tuesday night more than a few politicos had the very same thought: Dance party! Okay, maybe not. But just in case, we tapped DJ “Dirty Hands” (also know as night life impresario Charles Koch) to provide this week’s playlist, a sound track for winners and […]

First Lady (or Dude) of D.C.? We don’t need one.

Washington doesn’t need a first lady — or a first gentleman, for that matter. When Muriel Bowser won Tuesday’s mayoral race, the never-married councilwoman ushered in not just four years of her administration, but another four years with a partner-less mayor. Show More Summary

Princess Anne cuts ribbon to Library of Congress Magna Carta exhibit

No need to practice those curtsies — it’s a relatively low-key visit to Washington for Princess Anne, who was at the Library of Congress on Thursday for the opening of an exhibit celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter cut the ribbon to the display (they must have a whole class […]

George Takei on the secret to his Twitter success

Hey isn’t that… George Takei, the “Star Trek” OG and 77-year-old social media maven, holding court at the 4th annual FedTalks at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on Thursday? “How many Trekkies are in the house?” shouted Goldy Kamali, CEO...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift is why Democrats lost the Senate, says Carrie Underwood

  Theories abound about why Democrats did so poorly in Tuesday’s midterms. Was it turnout? Bad candidates? Bad luck? Move over, pundits — country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have a theory: It’s all about Taylor Swift. Here’s their logic: The pair, who hosted Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards, were joking during the ceremony about an […]

My Favorite Spot: Ivanka Trump’s got a couple in the District

A few months ago a reader sent us a tip from Union Station. Spotted! Ivanka Trump! The modelesque scion of mega rich businessman Donald Trump! At — drum roll, please – Au Bon Pain of all places. So there’s one mystery solved. The impossibly gorgeous mother of two does, in fact, consume carbs. But Au Bon Pain? Really? We figured the one-time Georgetown […]

Party Diary: Inside the vice president’s ‘cozy’ home

“I wanna know why we can’t go up there,” whispered one woman conspiratorially as she eyed the rope stand and the Secret Service agent protecting the stairs that led to the upper floors of Number One Observatory Circle. This is the vice president’s house, after all. Going up there just isn’t done. But at a reception held in honor […]

At Interstellar premier, McConaughey, Hathaway, and Chastain weigh in on an age-old outer-space war

It might have been just another museum visit for the science geeks and policy wonks filing into the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on Wednesday night — oh, but wait, there were Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain strutting the red carpet. The A-list star power was the rocket fuel that turned the Washington premiere […]

When Dems lost in the 1994 midterms, Hillary Clinton took the blame #TBT

For Dems reeling from Tuesday’s elections, the traditional blame game begins. But they’ve been there and done that before. In the 1994 midterms, Democrats lost 54 seats and their House majority. Then, they had an easy scapegoat. It was the fault of a Democrat in the White House and a health-care plan (sound familiar?). For […]

Former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck arrested, charged with rape of teen

Molly Shattuck, the headline-grabbing estranged wife of prominent Baltimore businessman Mayo Shattuck, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a teenage boy, sources say. Shattuck, an aspiring...Show More Summary

After the midterm results, celebrities are mum

On Tuesday, the civic-minded celebrity class — from Oprah to Mandy Moore — made sure to remind their millions of followers to vote, but so far most have had nothing to say about Tuesday night’s results. You can’t complain if you don’t participate. Get out there and rock the #vote today, folks!! #ivoted — Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November […]

On election night, Washingtonian parties on — no matter the party

As much as Washington prides itself on being the epicenter of every political earthquake, on election night, it wasn’t the place to be. The party scene in D.C. on Tuesday night was a relatively muted affair, given that the real action was happening in far-flung locales, where the closely contested races were being decided — […]

Question: Will Angelina Jolie ever run for office? Answer: It’s complicated

It’s the question Angelina Jolie just can’t seem to shake. Now that the former bad girl next door-turned-saintly mother of six has married her longtime partner, actor Brad Pitt, the will they or won’t they inquest has finally come to satisfying close. But will she or won’t she — that is, run for office — is […]

How rapper Lil Jon became the poster boy for voter suppression

Rapper Lil Jon had a longer commute than most voters to his polling place: a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Georgia. The “Rock the Vote” spokesman, who recently recorded a get-out-the-vote video riffing on his hit “Turn Down for What,” posted on Instagram this morning about his journey, claiming he was making the trip […]

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