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Everyone wants to be a little Irish at the ‘Once’ pre-show reception. Just ask ‘David O’Rubenstein’

  Everyone wants to be a little bit Irish at Wednesday night’s “Once” pre-show reception at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. “I keep forgetting to wear my green,” said Kennedy Center Director Deborah F. Rutter. Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein  joked that his real name was David O’Rubenstein (Something about the O’Rubensteins being a lost […]

What’s the most scandalous nugget from Sen. Claire McCaskill’s new memoir?

Sen. Claire McCaskill is known for social media frankness on everything from college basketball to her own weight. So we can’t help but feel just a little let down by her new memoir “Plenty Ladylike.” There’s plenty of rehashing of the door-knocking and strategy sessions that campaigns are made of. But … there’s very little […]

The Scene: The 50 Most Beautiful people in D.C.

On balmy summer evening staffers, congressmen, lobbyists and political media members (only all the hot ones, mind you) raised the temperature and their glasses to the Hill’s annual 50 Most Beautiful issue at the Long View Gallery ton Wednesday night. The inclusion of high-profile administration members in the past few years raised the profile of the annual […]

The stars of Bravo’s new Maryland-based reality show revealed

Not since Bravo’s White House-crashing “Real Housewives of D.C.” cameras took down a social secretary has a reality show starring local ladies who lunch been the source of so much hateration (and hearsay). [RELATED: There’s a new D.C. reality show and it’s not set in D.C.] With “Potomac Ensemble” (don’t worry it’s a working title) the […]

Natasha Lyonne, Jack Black and Morgan Freeman jump into the Iran deal debate

Jack Black wants to make one thing clear. If Congress doesn’t pass the nuclear deal currently on the table with Iran than the whole world will be toast. Not “delicious” toast, mind you, but “a really dark unpleasant cloud of death” toast. The roof of humanity’s mouth is in imminent danger, people, and Black and his really famous […]

Bryce Harper’s former fiancee is still in the Nats’ social circle

The fairy-tale wedding of Nats slugger Bryce Harper and his high-school sweetheart, Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner, didn’t happen in January, as scheduled — and the pair subsequently wiped any mention of each other off the social media accounts they once used to document nearly every adorable milestone in their relationship. But after months of mutual social-media […]

World Cup winners Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris spotted shopping together in Dupont

Hey isn’t that… local superstars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, both members of the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team, browsing the overflowing beauty shelves at Bluemercury in Dupont on Monday afternoon? So what’s a famous footballer to do after bringing home the first Women’s World Cup win since 1999? Oh and spending weeks on a cross-country victory […]

Actor Bill Pullman to play legendary Texan liberal Sen. Ralph Yarborough in ‘LBJ’ movie

We think it’s time Bill Pullman considered a transfer. Once again the 61-year-old actor will return to celluloid Washington, this time as legendary Texas Democrat Sen. Ralph Yarborough in the Rob Reiner film “LBJ.” Pullman, who’s currently reprising his role as the alien-fighting President Thomas J. Show More Summary

A Katy Perry-Left Shark ticket in 2020?

Katy Perry for president? Stay tuned — the pop star met over the weekend with former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and apparently is toying with joining their ranks. Perry, who performed at the annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala in Minnesota, which was attended by members of the elite political set, captioned an […]

Former Rep. Connie Mack IV goes incognito in Food Network cameo

Hey, isn’t that… former congressman Connie Mack IV, making a brief appearance as “Cheeseburger Loving Diner” in an episode of the Food Network show “The Craziest Restaurants in America”? Most viewers of the show, which originally aired earlier this month, probably had no clue that the guy interviewed at the Cabbage Key, located on the remote […]

Ariana Grande visits D.C. animal shelter

Hey, isn’t that … Ariana Grande, dropping by the Washington Humane Society on Friday to hang out with some local rescue pooches? The pop star/noted dog lover/wearer of cat-ear headbands was in town for a show at Verizon Center on Saturday night, and she apparently decided to call attention to the shelter’s work by visiting. Grande […]

Sharon Stone wants to be the United States’ first peace ambassador

Make no mistake about it, Sharon Stone is in charge. The 57-year-old is hardly one of those Hollywood stars content to sit quietly at the head table, nodding politely to the slow rhythm of cocktail chatter while pushing uneaten salad around with a fork. Oh, no, Sharon Stone is here to be heard. “We don’t have any sound,” […]

In spite of her father and her fears, Miss Canada testifies before Congress

Even as she worried aloud about whether her father might suffer the consequences of her testimony Thursday, Miss World Canada, 25-year-old Anastasia Lin, spoke out against the Chinese government’s human rights abuses in front of Congress. “It’s a shock to realize that the man who made you feel safe is in danger,” said Lin of her father, a Chinese […]

Prominent Washington PR exec is suspect in Cafe Milano burglary, records show

Prominent Washington PR agent David Bass is a suspect in the theft of two bottles of liquor from VIP hotspot Café Milano earlier this month, according to records obtained by the Washington Post. D.C. police released a surveillance video which shows two men entering the Georgetown restaurant through the kitchen in the early morning hours […]

The 7 things we learned about Washington from ‘Sharknado 3?

The opening 12 minutes or so of “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No,” are a whirlwind (make that shark-infested tornado) of Washington scenery, offering a glimpse of the iconic landmarks of the nation’s capital. So let’s think for a moment of the latest installment of the campy flick not so much as the cheesy gore-fest that […]

On the Hill, annual Hot Dog Day faces another challenger: veggie burgers, whipped up by a top D.C. chef

Forget partisan warfare. Capitol Hill has a new clash of rivals: It’s veggie burgers vs. hot dogs. On Wednesday, the North American Meat Institute held its Hot Dog Lunch, an annual tradition that goes back 25 years and basically involves staffers and lawmakers gorging on processed meat while mingling with baseball legends. Years ago, PETA […]

The owner of the Inn at Little Washington will soon be an ordained minister

Soon Patrick O’Connell, the chef slash owner of the tony Inn at Little Washington and author of the book “The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession,” will add minister to his grocery list of titles. So if you’ve been jonesing for a side of wedding bells with your herb-crusted baby lamb, then O’Connell is your minister. The 69-year-old Pope […]

Actor John Michael Higgins spotted at Spy Museum

Hey isn’t that…  Actor John Michael Higgins (he’s that funny guy from that funny movie, including “Pitch Perfect”) at the D.C. hot spot every visiting celebrity loves, the International Spy museum, with his wife, actress Margaret Welsh, and two kids on Wednesday? The character actor and Christopher Guest favorite (remember him from “For Your Consideration” and “Best […]

Kastles game draws VIP crowd

Hey, isn’t that… a very bold-face cheering section for the Washington Kastles, at Tuesday’s home-court win against the Boston Lobsters? Tennis superstar Serena Williams wasn’t on the court (she was nursing a sore elbow), but there were plenty of other big names — in the stands, at least. There was top White House advisor Valerie Jarrett […]

Two men caught on tape stealing booze from a Washington VIP hangout

Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, President Obama: you just never know who will pop into Georgetown’s Cafe Milano for a drink. And now police are tracking down two men who did just that — only, you know, not like you’re supposed to. D.C.’s finest are on the hunt for suspects who stole two bottles of liquor from the […]

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