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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Party Diary: Emilie Brzezinski’s art-exhibit opening draws bold-face art lovers

An eclectic bunch of art lovers, including diplomats and journalists, gathered Thursday evening at the Kreeger Museum for opening of the sculpture exhibit “The Lure of the Forest.” But of course luminaries are to be expected when the...Show More Summary

Mix the news: Latin music beyond ‘cheesy salsa’

Monday marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs to Oct. 15.  Why in the middle of the month? The celebration started as just one week in 1968. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan decided 30 days made more sense. Keeping that theme of expansion in mind, we asked Jim Thomson, the booker credited with turning U […]

‘Madam Secretary’ screening turns out Madeleine Albright, Morgan Freeman

The ongoing love affair between Real Washington and Onscreen Washington got steamier on Thursday night at the screening of the new CBS drama “Madam Secretary” at the Institute of Peace. So there was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright getting a round of applause upon her arrival on the red carpet from the cast, including Tea Leoni, […]

Clay Aiken: Celebs exposed in nude pics ‘deserve what they get’

Clay Aiken, the American Idol runner-up turned congressional candidate in North Carolina, doesn’t feel much sympathy for celebrities whose personal nude photos were leaked on the internet. “Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of...Show More Summary

Actress Reese Witherspoon reveals her ‘Wild’ side

Reese Witherspoon thinks she’s “Wild.” The actress, who has recently shaken off the good-girl image she used to charm her way onto the big screen, tells The Reliable Source she most identifies with her gritty, real-life character, Cheryl Strayed, in the upcoming film “Wild.” “It was definitely the hardest role of my entire career, just […]

When VIP guests cancel, publicists scramble

It’s every D.C. publicist’s professional nightmare. First comes the high of booking a big name to smile for the cameras at an equally big event (thus ensuring that said cameras will actually be there), then comes the low — when that very big name you worked so hard to confirm, cancels last minute. Now what? On Tuesday, former “Destiny’s […]

French chef Daniel Boulud welcomes the new French ambassador to D.C.

On Wednesday, the newly appointed French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, received a familiar welcome to Washington. Fellow compatriot and D.C. transplant, Daniel Boulud, hosted an intimate dinner for 12 at his newly opened French restaurant, DBGB. Show More Summary

Chelsea Clinton hawks elephant-themed gifts. But what about donkeys?

Former First Daughter (and mama-to-be) Chelsea Clinton is helping a friend launch a line of elephant-themed gifts. Of course, it’s all for a good cause: Clinton’s former Oxford roommate, Jen Lee Koss, debuted the pachyderm presents to benefit organizations working to stop elephant poaching in Africa. Clinton raved about the goods on fashion Web site […]

Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton’s fabulous 80?s looks #TBT

Before they were a senator and an Emmy-nominated actress, respectively, Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates during  a summer study abroad program in Bejing. The Dartmouth undergrads make an appearance in the photo section...Show More Summary

Friends mourn Tommy Boggs at his old table at the Palm

Most memorials don’t serve fine rib eyes, but then again, most mourners aren’t paying tribute to a guy who had a regular table at the Palm. Friends of Tommy Boggs, the uber-connected Washington operator who died on Monday at age 73, have been dropping by his old haunt, the venerable steakhouse where deals are done and […]

Alex Ovechkin celebrates birthday at his favorite spot in D.C.

In January, we told you that Caps superstar Alex Ovechkin’s favorite spot in Washington was Mari Vanna. And we weren’t kidding. The guy’s there all the time. Yet, somehow the Russian home cooking resto hasn’t been overrun with jersey-sporting fans. Exhibit A: On Tuesday night, Ovechkin admirers missed the chance to crash his birthday party, held at — where […]

Ballerina Misty Copeland says she’s ‘forever grateful’ to the Boys and Girls Club

Celeb: Ballerina and all-around amazing human, Misty Copeland. The 32-year-old American Ballet Theatre soloist’s athleticism went viral this summer after starring in an Under Armour commercial. Copeland, a Boys and Girls Club hall-of-famer, took her first ballet class on the basketball court at her local club in San Pedro, Calif. Show More Summary

Conversations with Obama: One actor left speechless at the thought

You walk into a room and President Obama is sitting there (This actually happens. It did to my sister. So be ready.) What do you say to him? We’re putting celebrities up to the test. Do they pitch their cause? We asked music producer Timbaland and Misty Copeland, who were in town this week to attend the Boys and […]

Leonardo DiCaprio adds ‘Messenger of Peace’ to his resume

Ah, Leonardo DiCaprio. The critically acclaimed former child star who’s collected as many Oscar nods as he has supermodel girlfriends. The 39-year-old confirmed bachelor who loves a good super yacht just about as much as he loves the ocean he’s partying on. But whatever the seeming contradictions, DiCaprio is a man of conviction. Case in point: The United Nations just […]

It’s a ‘West Wing’ ladies reunion! Which awesome female character are you?

It’s time to walk and talk. A mini-reunion of the actresses who played the tough, whip-smart women of “The West Wing” took place in Washington this week, when actresses Allison Janney, Janel Moloney and Melissa Fitzgerald teamed up for a benefit raising money for Justice for Vets. The trio might be as can-do IRL as their […]

BOLO: Singer Kelly Rowland, actress Reese Witherspoon, and Shonda Rhimes all in this town this week

With the summer slowdown officially turned up, this week marks the return of bona fide big names in the District. First up? American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland and “Destiny Child’s” Kelly Rowland, both Boys and Girls Club of America ambassadors, will have a busy two days in D.C. On Tuesday the duo will attend the BGCA’s annual gala […]

New York Times columnist David Brooks sells his $4.5 million home in less than 48 hours

Well, that was fast: A phrase you can’t wait to hear — from your realtor. In less than 48 hours, New York Times columnist David Brooks sold his home in Cleveland Park for a reported $4.495 million last week. We’re sure whoever snapped...Show More Summary

D.C. ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s riveting take on Alex Trebek’s mustache

Monday night’s “Jeopardy!” winner, a Washington, D.C., business research librarian named Elizabeth Williams, didn’t just walk away as the reigning champion (and $12,800 richer) — she also had a fascinating reaction to the reappearance, after 13 years, of host Alex Trebek’s mustache. Show More Summary

Party Diary: Kirsten Gillibrand’s book party attracts power crowd

A storied Georgetown manse was the setting for a Monday book party whose guest of honor was only a few moments late (darn those evening votes!). But when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made her entrance, there was no shortage of friends to greet the New York Democrat. Among the air-kissees: former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Export-Import […]

Parties You Missed: Princess Di’s former chief of staff given warm welcome, glitzy new restaurant opens and more

  Mingling with Princess Diana’s former chief of staff, eating an over six-foot-long baked Alaska among master chefs or smoking hookah while watching Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) work the crowd, this is what you missed at last week’s top parties. Read more Reliable Source: Party Diary: The 2014 Wolf Trap Ball Chef Daniel Boulud’s glittery […]

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