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The Clintons and Gingriches enjoy romantic V-Day dates, while Michael Eric Dyson does NBA All-Star Weekend: Which VIP had the best weekend?

The weekend’s fun and games was part NBA All-Star weekend jamboree and part Valentine’s Day delight for VIPs like Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and Michael Eric Dyson. Let’s sneak a peak: Chef Carla Hall caught up with “General Hospital” soap star Donna Mills behind the curtain at the Go Red For Women runway show, part of […]

Sarah Palin’s hate/love relationship with ‘SNL’

Make a Sarah Palin joke in front of a politically savvy Beltway audience and chances are it will fall flat. That’s sooo 2008. But in the fake-politics/celebrity world of “Saturday Night Live,” the former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate is still considered fresh-enough comedic fodder. Show More Summary

Two White House staffers get hitched six years after shaky first date If at first your date literally runs away from you, ask her out again. At least that’s the lesson learned by White House staffer Eric Waldo, who as an Obama ’08 campaign staffer was left alone when his date, fellow campaigner Katherine Anne Bradley, jumped out of his car and walked herself home at the end of […]

All the presidents’ tweets: Read the most-retweeted messages from Clinton, Bush and Obama

    Presidents’ Day isn’t just for sleeping in and sales on appliances — it’s supposed to be about celebrating America’s commanders in chief, past and present. But these days, we’re more likely to retweet them than hail them, so we figured a look at the most-retweeted tweets of the three living current and former POTUSes […]

Kerry Washington pulled an Olivia Pope in Washington last week.

Kerry Washington, you tease! Last week the “Scandal” star left us a few unsatisfying social media crumbs chronicling a surprise visit to the District. First there was this cryptic tweet on the morning of Feb. 11: “In DC. For something huge. But I was just told that that’s ALL I can tell you right now. #OMGoodness.” Okay, thanks for sharing. […]

Mix the News: It’s quittin’ time

They say tragedy strikes in threes. Nowhere has that sad little diddy rung more true than on your television screen. In the last week we lost Brian Williams (temporarily), Jon Stewart (whose not leaving until the end of the year) and Rosie O’Donnell (who’s already gone). Quittin’ (or being suspended, in Williams’s case) has been going around like a […]

Government engineers want ‘the next Macgyver’ to be a woman

  If McGyver, the ingenious fixer-of-stuff in the long-running ABC series, could stop a missile  with a paperclip, then surely a woman could do it — probably backwards and in heels, too. That’s what a group of prestigious engineers want, anyway. The National Academy of Engineers is joining forces with Hollywood producers to solicit ideas for a television […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on that SOTU nap: ‘I wasn’t 100 percent sober’

We knew that the Supreme Court justices seemed like a fun bunch. Here’s more proof: Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her nap during this year’s State of the Union address was wine-induced slumber following a dinner with colleagues. ” I wasn’t — 100 percent sober,” she told a crowd during a program on Thursday night with Justice Antonin […]

President Obama will attend the white-tie Gridiron Dinner this year

Along with the hokey musical numbers sure to be heard at this year’s Gridiron dinner, there will be another, familiar tune: “Hail to the Chief.” The president is set to headline the March 14 annual white-tie event thrown by the city’s elite representatives of the Fourth Estate, marking only the third time in his tenure […]

Listen up, people. Monica Lewinsky is giving a TED talk.

Are you ready for 18 minutes of pure, unadulterated wisdom, doled out by one Monica Lewinsky? You are? Well, good for you. The former White House intern and scandal star — who’s remade herself as an anti-bullying advocate — is going to give a TED talk. So she says to Yahoo! Style, which caught up with […]

How do you get a reservation at Rose’s Luxury? Be Michelle Obama.

Black SUVs parked ominously in an alley, hand-held metal detectors and a bunch of “really tall guys [in] suits”? Sounds like an easy recipe for a VVIP sighting. On Wednesday night, a tipster followed the whiff of the White House to Rose’s Luxury, the Barracks Row bistro crowned America’s best new restaurant by food Bible Bon Appetit. Show More Summary

Vanessa Hudgens’s adorable goodbye-D.C. tour

Vanessa Hudgens, we hardly knew ye. The former Disney teen star is ending her run in the musical production of “Gigi” at the Kennedy Center this week. And the “High School Musical” triple threat is going out with a bang, touring D.C. in style. On Wednesday she selfied with one of the city’s signature landmarks: And […]

That time Rosie O’Donnell skipped out on WHCD and Jon Stewart saved the day #TBT

In less than a week, “The View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell and “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart both announced they’re quitting their respective gigs. Stewart’s tearful announcement of his departure (set for later this year) after a 16-year stint satirizing the news shocked fans. On the other hand, O’Donnell’s exit – her second departure in seven years from […]

No, Betsy Fischer Martin will not get your coffee

They flocked to a fancy basement moonlighting as a swank Whiskey bar right off Pennsylvania Avenue. Multi-million-dollar business owners, senior vice presidents, higher ups in the administration, etc. all mingling in one room. And they all also happened to be women. Show More Summary

‘Across the Isle’ is not the dumbest political band name

In a joint cameo appearance on the Tuesday night episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Sens. Orrin G. Hatch and Cory Booker invited the sitcom’s protagonist, Leslie Knope, to a performance in Georgetown of their bipartisan Polynesian folk band, “Across the Isle.” Tickets were $8 in advance, an obviously excited Hatch told Knope. “$10 at […]

Imagine seeing ‘Malia Obama’ on a college-admission application

Malia Obama’s college search is ramping up. In a ritual familiar to many a high-school kid and her parents, the eldest First Daughter visited a couple of New York City schools last week, where she kicked the proverbial tires (what’s the cafeteria food like? do the dorms have WiFi?) of NYU, Barnard, and Columbia, according to news […]

Bob Packwood is back in the Senate, and some women (including senators) are not thrilled

Former senator Bob “Creepy Diary” Packwood on Tuesday returned to the scene of his scandal — the Oregon Republican resigned in 1995 in the face of expulsion threats for sexually harassing female staffers — to testify about tax policy before a Senate panel. [READ: Back on Capitol Hill, former Sen. Packwood testifies on ‘Getting to yes …’] And while some […]

5 Minutes with celebrity interior designer Michael Smith

We admit it: Peet’s was a bad choice. When grabbing a cappuccino with celebrity interior designer Michael Smith — the man responsible for the Oval’s 2010 makeover, the 2008 redo of the private quarters of the White House, plus the places Cindy...Show More Summary

How VIPs mourned Washington cultural force Ina Ginsburg

Washington luminaries — including two Supreme Court justices, multiple ambassadors and many from the city’s art world — gathered at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater on Monday night to celebrate arts patron Ina Ginsburg, who died in November at age 98. The dress code? Cocktail attire, of course, a fitting tribute for the glamorous Ginsburg. […]

What was Kiss frontman Gene Simmons doing hanging out with Washington’s military elite?

In a pairing that’s as jarring as a flaming guitar in an orchestra pit, Kiss rocker Gene Simmons was in Washington this weekend, where he hung out with an exclusive club made up mostly of military brass. Yep, you read that right. The guy best known for his onstage persona, “The Demon,” a blood-spitting, fire-breathing fiend, is now […]

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