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Chuck Leavell is bringing a few (famous) friends to play the White House Correspondents’ Jam

The annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is known for  acquainting strange bedfellows: Rival pols gnaw on the same rubber chicken, and tabloid-famous starlets and Cabinet secretaries gawk at one another. This year might...Show More Summary

O’Malley and Huckabee join forces to… promote a TV show?

In a rare moment of bipartisan solidarity, former presidential aspirants Mike Huckabee (R) and Martin O’Malley (D) shared the stage this morning at George Washington University. The two ex-governors joined actor Ian Kahn, who depicts George Washington — a man who never belonged to a political party — in AMC’s Revolutionary War drama “Turn,” to promote […]

Now that’s power dining: Bono, John Kerry do dinner in Georgetown

Hey, isn’t that … U2 frontman Bono and Secretary of State John Kerry, breaking bread together at Cafe Milano on Tuesday night? No doubt the pair had plenty of fodder for those so how was your day? catchups: Earlier, Bono testified in the Senate about the refugee crisis, and Kerry gave a speech in L.A. to […]

The VIPs attending the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Politicians should be getting their selfie games ready — the names of the Hollywood imports set to attend White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner are rolling in. So far, there’s the requisite Kardashian (well, a Jenner, anyway), the stars of Comedy Central’s cult hit “Broad City,” and even an aristocrat: Lady Mary Crawley (er, that would be “Downton […]

Cause Celeb: Bono tells senators that combating the refugee crisis requires hope — and big checks

Celeb: Rocker Bono, a.k.a. Paul Hewson, who at this point has attained platinum-level status as a celebrity advocate. The U2 frontman co-founded the anti-poverty campaign ONE — and traveled with a congressional delegation in Africa and the Mideast last month to visit refugee camps. Cause: U.S. aid to refugees, particularly from Syria, and the need for […]

‘Scandal’ actor Tony Goldwyn spotted at the W Hotel

Hey, isn’t that… “Scandal” actor Tony Goldwyn, hanging out on the W Hotel’s rooftop? The guy who plays fictional President Fitzgerald Grant on the ABC drama was spotted  in casual mode (jeans and a T-shirt) chatting with fans who approached him. Unclear what brings Goldwyn to Washington, but he’s no stranger to Beltway doings: he’s […]

Patricia Arquette on pay inequality: ‘This is an American disgrace’

When Patricia Arquette accepted an Oscar for her role in the movie “Boyhood” last year, she appended the usual “I’d like to thank my agent” speech with a surprising call for pay equality and equal rights for women. The Oscar may be on her shelf, but Arquette has not dropped the topic of women making less than men, and on Tuesday, […]

Tequila shots and steak for Tony Romo during his D.C. visit

Hey, isn’t that … Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo dining in Washington on Saturday like … well, a cowboy? The NFL’er, who is recovering from off-season  surgery, was spotted having dinner at athlete hangout STK. Romo (jeans and signature backward hat) and a few friends had a round of tequila shots with their steaks, a tipster […]

What’s next for the ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ cast?

“The Real Housewives of Potomac” commenced its season-rehashing reunion Sunday night in a predictable swirl of sequin dresses and shade-throwing. Those, of course, are now-recognizable tropes of Housewifery patterned on previous casts of Bravo’s reality TV franchise. Show More Summary

Mark Harmon spotted outside White House, says ‘NCIS’ will film there…with Michelle Obama

Hey, isn’t that… actor Mark Harmon, a.k.a. Special Agent Gibbs of the hit show “NCIS,” poking around the White House northwest gate on Sunday? Unlike the oblivious tourists and protesters, our tipster, photojournalist Mark Mathieson, recognized the 64-year-old actor — black jacket, and a scarf to match his silvery hair — and stopped for a picture and […]

Carole King played at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser at Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s house

Move over Katy Perry — pop legend Carole King played on Sunday night at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton hosted by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy. The Natural Woman played tunes for the 525 guests at the “BBQ Celebration” at the McAuliffes’ home in McLean. Pop princess Perry might be the glitziest […]

‘All the Way’ premiere draws out RBG and Washington’s VIPs

If there’s one thing Ruth Bader Ginsburg is synonymous with, it’s the theater. The arts-loving Supreme Court Justice sneaked into Arena Stage last night for the premiere of “All the Way,” discreetly taking in the show from the fourth row. About 680 people attended the D.C. premiere of the Tony Award-winning play, based on Lyndon B. Johnson’s […]

Anita Hill on HBO’s ‘Confirmation': ‘I’m not looking for a film to take sides’

It seems everyone already has an opinion about the upcoming HBO movie “Confirmation” about the sexual harassment allegations raised against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Republicans involved in the 1991 proceedings have called...Show More Summary

Celeb endorsement of the week: Bobby Shmurda for Hillary

Celeb: Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, known for starting the viral “shmoney dance” craze with his hit 2014 songs, and for being arrested in December of 2014 when police claimed he was the leader of the GS9 gang (also the name of his record label.) Candidate: In an interview with Vibe, the 21-year-old rapper said he’s been […]

Cause Celeb: NFL players debut ‘Team Tackle’ on Capitol Hill to fight diabetes

Celebs: About 30 current and former pro football players, including Mike Golic, a former NFLer who’s now an ESPN radio host and commentator, New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and free agent Lorenzo Alexander, each ofShow More Summary

Actor Kevin Hart visits Ben’s Chili Bowl, W hotel bar

Hey, isn’t that… “Get Hard” actor/comedian Kevin Hart, popping up around D.C. on Wednesday? The funnyman was spotted with a camera crew in tow at the U Street location of Ben’s Chili Bowl, where we’re told he was taping a comedy segment. “Amazing food with amazing people,” he tweeted about his visit to one of the city’s […]

Cause Celeb: Actor David Hyde Pierce testifies on Alzheimer’s disease

Celeb: Actor David Hyde Pierce, best known as the adorkably uptight psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the sitcom “Frasier,” who’s more recently appeared on Broadway and the drama, “The Good Wife.” Pierce sported a trim goatee and a perfectly on-message tie in purple, the color of Alzheimer’s awareness. Cause: Pierce’s grandfather and father both died of […]

The latest installment of the horror franchise ‘The Purge’ is filming in Washington

On Wednesday, an email went out to U.S. Department of Agriculture employees warning that a film crew would be taking over some of the streets around the agency’s Southwest Washington headquarters that evening, noting that the shoot might entail pedestrian traffic and “law enforcement activity.” Turns out, the cameras are shooting scenes for the third […]

The name of the Antonin Scalia School of Law was changed, but the swag lives on

The Antonin Scalia School of Law — and its snicker-worthy acronym ASSLaw — will never be a reality, thanks to a switcheroo by red-faced George Mason University brass who scrapped the planned name in favor of a moniker that offers a more dignified shorthand: the Antonin Scalia Law School, or ASLS. But the memory of […]

Another Obama alum, another tech startup: former White House chef Sam Kass goes Silicon Valley

The path from the White House to Silicon Valley is a well-trod one — and now we can add former WH chef Sam Kass to the Obama-ites who’ve headed west after leaving the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Kass is now the “chief consumer experience officer” (how startup-y!) for Redwod City, Calif.,-based Innit, which aims […]

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