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Andy Cohen wants Michelle Obama to do a reality show

Andy Cohen is used to bright lights. As the host of Bravo’s campy late night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live,” executive producer of every single “Real Housewives” and a former network exec, Cohen’s comfortable with the camera. But it’s not like he wants it shining directly in his face or anything. “Wow, that’s bright,” says Cohen as he sits down […]

Michelle Obama, Vincent Gray, Eric Holder among Boss Shepherd’s power diners

Is fried chicken the new steak? Seems southern-accented Boss Shepherd’s is becoming the new power-dining spot. A parade of A-listers has dined at the downtown watering hole in the last week alone. First lady Michelle Obama was spotted there on Thursday (dining in a private upstairs room with what looked like her staff, a tipster tells us). […]

At the ‘Unbroken’ premiere, there’s no Angelina but Tom Brokaw’s still a fan

We can all agree that Washington has come a long way on the red carpet circuit. Matthew McConaughey was here! Isn’t that Anne Hathaway? Hey, Brad (no last name necessary)! But don’t invest in fancy binoculars–all the better to see the big stars with, my dear–just yet. Because in a red carpet show down between the Los Angeles […]

Parties You Missed: White House hosts holiday bash

D.C. was a hub of activity last week. The annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala brought together the A-list likes of Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green, Lily Tomlin and Patricia McBride. Bravo’s Andy Cohen was at the Palm for a book signing and an Q&A session for his latest, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at […]

Prince William’s World Bank visit brings out the royal gawkers

Finally, Prince William got a greeting worthy of a modern prince — at least one who regularly makes the pages of glossy gossip mags. When the Duke of Cambridge — whose one-day visit to Washington had otherwise been a low-key affair — arrived at the World Bank on Monday for a meeting about wildlife trafficking, he got […]

Mayor Vincent Gray officiates at a wedding and Lady Gaga snuggles boyfriend at Kennedy Center Honors: Which VIP had the best weekend?

It was a weekend of both sadness and high spirits in the District. Washington’s #MayorforLife Marion Barry was laid to rest and  A-list celebs swooped into the city for the glitzy annual Kennedy Center Honors. See their weekend show-and-tell: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) carved out time to read to Head Start students at The Urban League […]

Prince William and President Obama talk baby George

  If there’s one thing that can break the diplomatic ice between two great countries–or at the very least make a public tete-a-tete a little less awkward–it’s babies. On Monday, Prince William and President Obama found common ground over the “chaos” of first-time fatherhood. “And last time, I remember when George was born, I forgot to work out whether it was […]

Prince William’s D.C. arrival looks pretty low key

Got 'Em! Welcome to DC Prince William pic.twitter.com/6XkTSK1jS8 — Haley Dover (@HaleyDoverJC) December 8, 2014 His Royal Highness and entourage have arrived. And it looks like they flew commercial. This morning, Prince William touched down in Washington to kick off his “quick visit” in the nation’s capital. Pomp and circumstance don’t look to be part of the […]

At Kennedy Center Honors gala, longtime producer’s departure is hot topic

The typically frothy conversation at the dinner-and-dancing fete following the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday night had an added dose of drama this year: in addition to speculating on which designer concocted the First Lady’s stunning...Show More Summary

Kennedy Center Honors kicks off with a star-studded red carpet

Because the identities of the luminaries feted at the Kennedy Center Honors are known in advance, we knew we’d be ogling funnywoman Lily Tomlin, actor Tom Hanks, singer Sting, soul man Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride — all of whom showed off their bling Sunday evening along the red carpet’s velvet ropes. And there, […]

President Obama at WH at holiday party: Please don’t steal the silver!

Does President Obama trust the most senior members of his own administration? At a holiday party Friday at the White House for top administration folks on Friday, he revealed that he suspects some of them just might be candidates for the “naughty” list. After wishing a very happy holidays to the roomful of revelers (all in a […]

Knock-knock! Prince William to visit President Obama, Vice President Biden

Seems Prince William is going to get a pretty good tour of Washington after all — the Duke of Cambridge will be dropping in on President Obama and Vice President Biden during his brief visit Monday. The palace had initially announced only that Willz (it’s okay if we call him that, right?) would spend his first-ever […]

Most of The New Republic’s staff quits

The shakeup at the top of the masthead at The New Republic is reverberating all through the once-high-flying magazine’s staff as more than a dozen senior editors and a longer list of contributing editors quit on Friday following the resignation of editor Franklin Foer and literary editor, Leon Wieseltier. Contributing editor Ryan Lizza, a writer for […]

Mix the news: A musical tribute to former D.C. mayor Marion Barry

There are plenty of opportunities to bid an official farewell to former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who died Nov. 23 at 78. Washington is taking three days to say goodbye to the politician with the outsized personality, with a public viewing of his coffin at the John A. Wilson Building and a large-scale televised event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. But […]

CNN’s S.E. Cupp welcomes baby boy

It’s a boy for CNN commentator S.E. Cupp and her PR rep husband John Goodwin. The couple welcomed their first child, John Davies Goodwin III, on Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center, a rep for the network said. “Contrary to some expectations, he arrived sporting neither his mother’s trademark glasses nor his father’s impressive beard,” she […]

How to greet Prince William, and other royal etiquette

It’s unlikely that you’ll run into Prince William, who’s ducking into Washington on Monday during his whirlwind of a U.S. visit with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge. The royal couple will touch down on Sunday in New York, where Kate will stay while her husband makes the jaunt south to attend a meeting at the World […]

Jenna Bush Hager, hanky-panky, and the White House roof

Hands down the only thing weirder than Jenna Bush Hager admitting to “a little hanky-panky” on the White House roof, is the fact that anyone without the very first AARP card would say the words “hanky-panky.” As a guest on Wednesday night’s episode of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!”, the former first daughter was asked by a caller if she’d ever […]

Expectant dad Josh Duggar on life in Washington

It’s been a year and a half since Josh Duggar, one of the sprawling brood of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” moved his family to Washington to join the ranks of the city’s political operatives, reality-TV cameras in tow. Since then, he and his wife, Anna, have continued to appear on the show, with a nonstop […]

Marion Barry’s memorial draws citizens and the city’s political elite

The first event in three days of ceremonies memorializing former mayor Marion Barry drew a crowd of Washingtonians eager to pay respects to the longtime politician — as well as boldfaced names from city politics and beyond. LongtimeShow More Summary

The 1923 National Christmas Tree Lighting was quite a modest shindig #TBT

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re beaming back to Dec. 23, 1923 to the very first National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ninety-one years ago, the annual affair looked a lot different than it does now. The inaugural lighting began when first lady Grace Coolidge granted the District of Columbia Public Schools permission to mount a 48-foot […]

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