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Kathy Griffin: Donald Trump is ‘the Amanda Bynes of candidates’

This is how comedian Kathy Griffin wants the 2016 election to go down: Donald Trump gets elected, hilarity (briefly) ensues. In an interview with Billboard, the funnywoman endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton but says that professionally, a Trump presidency would be comedic gold — so long as his tenure is short. Trump, she says, “is kind of […]

Bryan Cranston’s oh-so-Washington itinerary

Hey, isn’t that… “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, dropping by the White House press gallery on Monday?  The actor (clean-shaven; blazer-sporting), accompanied by his wife, Robin Dearden, and “Trumbo” director Jay Roach swung by the fourth estate’s lair, where the typically jaded scribes were impressed enough to snap pics. The visit by the LBJ portrayer was part […]

Celebs honor veterans including Buzz Aldrin, James Billington

The American Veterans Center Honors on Saturday night was kind of like the Oscars (awards and tuxes!), only with a few fewer actors and a lot more patriotism. The event, which will air Nov. 15 on Reelz and the Armed Forces Network, was taped in front of an audience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington and included […]

Former Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff considering run for Vt. lieutenant governor

Garrett Graff, the former editor of Washingtonian and Politico magazines, is considering running for lieutenant governor in his home state of Vermont. But the Green Mountain State might not be waiting with arms wide open for its native son: The political blog Seven Days, to which Graff gave his public announcement, questioned whether he is is […]

President Obama golfs with ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser

President Obama took advantage of Sunday’s textbook-perfect fall weather by hitting the links. For the outing to the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, the putter-in-chief took along two of his aides, bodyman Marvin Nicholson and advance-office staffer Joe Paulsen, with ESPN host Tony Kornheiser rounding out the foursome. Show More Summary

Vicki Kennedy returns to her law-firm roots

Well, it turns out you can go home again, professionally speaking. Vicki Kennedy has returned to her old law firm, Greenberg Traurig, and the delighted partners threw a welcome-back party Wednesday night in Washington. At the Boston opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in March, one of Vicki Kennedy’s former colleagues urged the senator’s […]

New White House anti-sexual assault video stars rampaging bear, ‘New Girl’ actor Jake Johnson

What if one in five people got eaten by a bear? That’s the question posed by a new video released by the White House and College Humor in support of the “It’s on Us” campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assaults on campus. So, follow the video’s logic: if a full 20 percent of people were fatally mauled […]

FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy engaged to film critic Lauren Veneziani

That’s a wrap: FOX 5 entertainment reporter Kevin McCarthy and local film critic Lauren Veneziani are engaged. The pair — he’s the on-air movie guy for the local FOX affiliate, and she reviews movies for and her own Web site, — met at a movie screening in 2012, and their relationship has since […]

John Wall and teammates celebrate win with surf-and-turf

Hey, isn’t that… Wizards point guard John Wall, power forward Drew Gooden, and small forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., celebrating their team’s Wednesday win over the Spurs with a late-night dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab? The towering posse, among a party of about a dozen, chowed down, family-style, on steaks, crab, mac and […]

Rep. Loretta Sanchez pokes ‘SNL’ for Trump as host: ‘no Latino cast member’

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday doubled down on her critique of Donald Trump’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend — and suggested that the show might benefit from more diversity. Sanchez is among critics pressing NBC...Show More Summary

Grace Potter and Conan O’Brien went with FLOTUS to Qatar– why?

When Michelle Obama traveled to Qatar this week as part of her “Let Girls Learn” campaign and to visit U.S. troops,  accompanying her was well-known talk-show host Conan O’Brien, and lesser-known singer Grace Potter. Potter, a bohemian-rocker who hails from Vermont, may not seem like the most obvious guest to accompany FLOTUS. The musician, however, has […]

Bernie Sanders channels Drake in ‘campaign ad’

Bernie Sanders and Drake just became the hottest new musical collaboration. When the Democratic presidential candidate visited “The Ellen DeGeneres” show last month, “Disco Inferno” played as he entered. Sanders, known as a humorless...Show More Summary

Penthouse designed by Library of Congress architect on the market

A Kalorama penthouse apartment is a posh piece of D.C. real estate. A Kalorama penthouse designed by one of D.C.’s most renowned architects is more attractive still. The two-bedroom condo  at 2201 Mass. Ave, part of a larger mansion called the “Argyle House” originally designed by the Library of Congress architect, Paul J. Pelz, went on the […]

Lizzie Velásquez hangs with Nancy Pelosi; Juliette Binoche visits the Newseum- Which V.I.P. had the best D.C. weekend?

Celebs were all over the D.M.V. region this weekend, from D.C. movie screenings to random airport encounters. Which notable personality’s weekend went best? Take a look at what these famous faces were up to: Comedian Martin Lawrence tested out a presidential look. Show More Summary

D.C. bids adieu to Boehner at Capitol Hill restaurant

John Boehner ended his last day on the job the same way he ended his first — with a dinner at The Monocle Restaurant on Capitol Hill, according to restaurant owners John and Vasiliki Valanos. Boehner and about 50 guests, including Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), stopped by the establishment last night for the former House speaker’s farewell dinner. In a private […]

From Bryce Harper to Bernie Sanders, Washington is inspiring weird Halloween costumes

Washington is a neverending font of material for comics; it’s also a go-to inspiration for of-the-moment Halloween costumes — and this year’s crop is as weird as you might anticipate. GOP candidate Donald Trump seems to be leading the...Show More Summary

Julianne Hough dines in Washington before Caps game

Hey, isn’t that… “Dancing With the Stars” star Julianne Hough, dining on Wednesday night at Lupe Verde on 14th Street NW? Hough, looking casual-chic in jeans and a white lace top, met two galpals — one of whom had an adorable young daughter in tow — and were seated upstairs at the Italian eatery. The early dinner seemed […]

Prince Harry’s Washington visit was anything but wild

We were hoping for Bad Boy Prince Harry, the rebel royal who melts hearts and makes tabloid news on both sides of the Atlantic. Or even Goofy Harry, who enjoys photo-bombing his royal subjects and cutting up during official appearances. But instead, during His Royal Highness’s day-long visit to Washington on Wednesday, we got Ceremonial […]

‘The Dude’ is a lobbyist: Jeff Bridges talked childhood hunger on Capitol Hill

Fella by the name of @TheJeffBridges does a prom pose w/ @SenStabenow after a presser on ending childhood hunger. — Tom Williams (@pennstatetom) October 28, 2015 Hey, isn’t that … Jeff Bridges making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Wednesday? No scruffy sweater a la “The Dude” — the actor looked Capitol-appropriate in a dark […]

Wolf Blitzer attends … a D.C. bowling party?

Former chief of protocol Capricia Marshall traded her usual impeccable designer workwear Tuesday night for a far more downscale look: an old-school striped bowling shirt and retro bowling shoes. What prompted the drastic makeover? Marshall...Show More Summary

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