Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:26:08 ESTCharlie Sheen is back home after a Thursday morning trip via ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital, following reports of a 36-hour drug- and drink-fueled party at his home, the Associated Press reports. But he won't be home for long - Sheen has decided to seek treatment. "Due to Charlie Sheen's...
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:49:01 ESTA family feud is the best publicity that a family-penned political tell-all can get. So, things are looking up for Ronald Reagan Jr.'s new memoir, "My Father at 100."
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:04:00 ESTFormer senator Bob Dole has been discharged from D.C.'s Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being treated for a minor infection, according to a statement released Thursday.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 21:57:00 ESTLindsay Lohan to leave rehab; Shania Twain weds; Robert De Niro reps his father's art.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:15:01 ESTThe numbers are in and this year's highest-grossing tours belong to rock veterans Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, AC/DC and U2 , Pollstar reports.
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 23:07:01 ESTNatalie Portman is engaged to "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied and is pregnant with their first child, according to People magazine.
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTDorothy's ruby slippers aren't bound for Kansas, but rather Christie's auction house in New York. Todd Fisher , the son of actress Debbie Reynolds , said Friday that her collection of movie memorabilia will be auctioned next June. Reynolds's collection, reportedly valued at $50 million, includes a...
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTGone from Wasilla, Alaska: Joe McGinniss, the writer who moved in next door to Sarah Palin back in May to research a book about her. He packed up and headed back to Massachusetts on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. His decision to rent the house next to the Palin family's on the banks of Lak...
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDT"While Kanye West Gently Tweets" -- probably not the name of the new tune the hip-hopper says he's written for Taylor Swift, but who knows? West, 33, took to Twitter in a flurry of chatter Saturday morning, addressing the fallout from last year's microphone-snatching, Swift-slamming,...
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTCelebrity chef Art Smith married his longtime partner, artist Jesus Salgueiro, at a ceremony at Smith's D.C. restaurant, Art and Soul on New Jersey Avenue NW.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTTry not to click on Cameron Diaz. She's something of a Typhoid Mary, at least when it comes to hard drives. According to an annual study conducted by McAfee, the computer security company, one in 10 Web sites featuring the "Knight and Day" star contains malicious software intended to infect...
Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTActress Rooney Mara has been cast in a hotly anticipated Hollywood role: the title character of the hit 2009 crime novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," by the late Stieg Larsson .
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTWell, so much for that whole "reality" thing. Producers of "The Real Housewives of D.C." said Sunday that Tareq and Michaele Salahi got a police escort to a party from a U.S. Park Police car -- not a D.C. police vehicle, as it seemed to appear on last week's episode.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTLooking for Los Angeles' least popular hangout? Try any courtroom occupied by Lindsay Lohan. In July her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, quit the case. Now the judge, Marsha Revel, has excused herself from the proceedings, too. This time it's not Lohan's fault, though. The judge stepped down follow...
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTSo you want to watch Levi Johnston run for office? First, you'll have to watch him get his GED.
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTPink Floyd founder Roger Waters says he's absolutely fine with letting a Canadian band toy with his band's classic tune "Another Brick in the Wall" so it can be an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based Blurred Vision , fronted by two exiled Iranian brothers, has altered the lyrics as a form of...
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTMaybe "Top Chef" was the wrong kind of TV show for Timothy Dean . These days, the D.C.-bred restaurateur seems better suited for a legal drama. Last July, Dean filed suit against developers at National Harbor, who he alleges short-changed him on a $600,000 investment. That case is still pending.
Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTFormer Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey is in final negotiations to lead the Motion Picture Association of America, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said Friday that a deal is "all but done."
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTAfter almost two years on the project without a green light from MGM, director Guillermo del Toro on Sunday said he will step down as director of "The Hobbit," Peter Jackson's two-part "Lords of the Rings" prequel. The creatures, sets, wardrobe and planned battle sequences were ready to go, del T...
Mon, 31 May 2010 00:00:00 EDTCeline Dion is pregnant with twins, reports People. The singer, 42, became pregnant after undergoing her sixth in vitro fertilization attempt and turning to acupuncture to improve her chances of pregnancy. Dion, who has one son -- 9-year-old RenÃ©-Charles -- is 14 weeks along. "We're ecstatic," sa...
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDTNicolas Cage 's Bel-Air, Calif., mansion found no takers in a foreclosure auction held Wednesday, Reuters reports. The 11,817-square-foot home failed to get any bids at its $10.4 million asking price this week, and ownership reverted to a foreclosing lender. The cash-strapped film star had better...
Sat, 03 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDTKalpen Modi is trading the White House for White Castle.
Sat, 27 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDTTalk about making a statement! MSNBC host Rachel Maddow took out a full-page ad in Friday's Boston Globe to insist that she has no plans for a Senate run in Massachusetts.
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhat a fine line the celebvocate must walk! Comedian and reality-TV star Kathy Griffin visited Washington this week -- primarily to lobby for repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- and managed to ruffle feathers on both sides of the aisle.
Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:00:00 ESTA local reporter was evicted from an interview with Sean Penn at a Haiti benefit Thursday night after asking him a question that event organizers deemed out of bounds.
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 00:00:00 ESTDid a first-year class at Georgetown Law start the " John Roberts is retiring" rumor?
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTCarly Simon is messing with us -- all over again. The 64-year-old singer, who for decades has played coy about the subject of her 1972 hit "You're So Vain," seemed to spill the beans in a recent interview with Uncut magazine: "I'm just going to tell you this," Simon told the British music mag. "T...
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTKevin Smith , who calls himself "way fat," has won an apology and a $100 voucher from Southwest Airlines after taking his outrage to Twitter over getting booted from a flight for violating the company's "Customer of Size" policy, Comic Riffs blogger Michael Cavna reports .
Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTSome of Washington's power elite marked Valentine's Day with style. Tucker Carlson, the pundit and editor in chief of the news Web site the Daily Caller, spent the day with his wife at the Hay-Adams Hotel. "Room service, movie. So psyched," he e-mailed Politico.
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTMake room for Madonna : The government of Malawi has told an unhappy group of villagers that they will have to relocate so the American pop star can build a $15 million school for girls, the Associated Press reports.
Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTNo charges will be filed in Michael Jackson's death until Monday, a Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman said Friday. Attorneys for Conrad Murray say they expect the Houston cardiologist to be charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter for administering drugs to Jackson before his de...
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTSounds like there's at least one John Edwards sex tape -- and maybe two.
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTAdd another line to Dan Glickman 's rÃ©sumÃ©. In April, the former Kansas congressman and secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton will become president of Refugees International, leaving his chairmanship of the Motion Picture Association of America five months before his contract is up....
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTSinger Wyclef Jean took to the airwaves Monday to tearfully defend himself against reports that he used money raised by his foundation, Yele Haiti, to fund personal projects.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTTo commemorate Saturday's inauguration of Virginia governor-elect Bob McDonnell , Mark Plotkin went retro -- really retro.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTAre prosecutors nearing charges related to Michael Jackson's death? Yes, if some Friday news reports are to be believed.
Sat, 02 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTPatrick Stewart, the British actor known for his roles in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the "X-Men" movie series, has been tapped for knighthood, the New York Times reports.
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTJust when ya thought it couldn't get any . . . an Alaska judge has ruled that court proceedings in the impending Levi Johnston-Bristol Palin custody fight over 1-year-old son Tripp will be public , the Anchorage Daily News reports. In a Dec. 23 decision, Alaska Superior Court Judge Kari Kristiansen...
Sat, 26 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTActress Brittany Murphy , who died Dec. 20 after collapsing at her Hollywood Hills home, was interred Christmas Eve at a private family service, the Associated Press reports.
Fri, 25 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTTeresa Heinz Kerry , the wife of former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is being treated for breast cancer. She revealed the diagnosis in an editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday.
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTA third sponsor is backing away from Tiger Woods: Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer said Friday that it will "downscale" its use of Woods's image in advertising campaigns.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTSarah Palin 's book tour has come to an end, and it wound down where it all began: Sandpoint, Idaho, where Palin was born in 1964.
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTApparently, Tareq Salahi's watch can't do the time.
Sat, 05 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTNBC newsman Tom Brokaw and wife Meredith were involved in a fatal car accident in New York City on Friday afternoon, but both left the scene without injuries.
Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTSpencer Rhoda , brother of EstÃ©e Lauder model and Washington area native Hilary Rhoda , was picked this week as the Washington Redskins' candidate for NFL director of Fandemonium. The NFL and Monster.com have teamed up to offer fans the ultimate gig. One fan from each NFL team will have a chance to...
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTIt's beginning to look a lot like Oprah -interviewing- President Obama . ABC has announced that the queen of daytime inspirational television will do her first sit-down interview with the president for a program called "Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special."
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTWhat's Chris Brown up to these days? The R&B singer's ex-girlfriend, Rihanna , has been making the media rounds, speaking out about the February night when Brown beat her (he pleaded guilty to felony assault, got five years' probation, six months' community service, plus domestic-violence counseling...
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTAre they or aren't they? It's a common refrain among celeb watchers -- especially among young, ardent fans of the "Twilight" saga. Because if Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who play the films' young lovers, are dating in real life . . . then "Twilight" is basically real, right?
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTTaylor Swift and Taylor Lautner! The rumors have been rampant. Theirs would be a tween-dream romance that Disney Channel executives couldn't storyboard more perfectly, from their squeaky-clean reputations to their identical first names. Are they really dating?
Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTA cautionary accounting tale: Nicolas Cage is suing his former business manager, Samuel Levin, alleging "gross misconduct," speculative investing -- and failure to file Cage's tax returns.
Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTHere's a sentence we never thought we'd type: Marge, the blue-beehived wife of Homer Simpson on Matt Groening's animated show "The Simpsons," will grace this month's cover of Playboy, which hits newsstands Oct. 16.
Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTMaxwell knows how to break hearts. Even ours. At a packed fundraiser for actor Jeffrey Wright's Taia Peace Foundation on Friday afternoon at Oya, the neo-soul singer delivered a textbook celebrity-advocate performance: brief, and leave 'em wanting more. He said that he was "deeply honored" to be ...
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTIs it fair to assume that striking ladies of a certain age being followed by cameras are the "Real Housewives" of Washington? Not necessarily. They could just be auditioning for the in-development series (Bravo says it hasn't finalized the cast) or up for a role in some other D.C. reality-show...
Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTNothing like a visit with Billy Crystal. During the run of his solo play "700 Sundays" at the National Theatre, Crystal took time to meet with three children whose father, Army Capt. Mark Stubenhofer of Springfield, was killed in Baghdad in 2004. The White House Commission on Remembrance requeste...
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTAnnie Leibovitz's financial picture just got a bit brighter. The celeb photographer, known for her images of some of the world's most famous people, staved off possible bankruptcy when Art Capital Group, her chief creditor, announced Friday it was extending the due date on a $24 million loan she was...
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTGrammy-winning rapper Ludacris has teamed up with an Atlanta-based dealership to give away 20 cars to people in need, the Associated Press reports. Ludacris, 31, said he was moved after reading thousands of essays by people struggling to buy vehicles they required to get to work or find employment.
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTThree watercolors thought to be the work of a young Adolf Hitler were auctioned Saturday, Reuters reports. The paintings -- "House With a Bridge Over a River," "Bullet-Riddled Mill" and an Austrian landscape -- were sold for $60,000 in Nuremberg, the Bavarian city where the Nazi war crimes trials...
Sat, 05 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EDTWhere in the world is Sarah Palin ? The former Alaska governor has made no public appearances since she stepped down July 26. This week, her father told a reporter she had been out of the state for more than a month, working on her memoir. Where, exactly, she was doing that, he said he didn't know.
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTThe bar-hopping and boozing are a distant memory: Jenna Hager , nee Bush, is headed to NBC's "Today" show, AP reports. The 27-year-old former first daughter will contribute education stories to the popular morning program about once a month while continuing to work in Baltimore as a schoolteacher.
Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTProperty brokers have estimated that Annie Leibovitz's New York real estate could be worth $40 million -- more than four times her purchase price. But it's unclear if the appreciation will help the photographer out of her financial troubles, Bloomberg reports.
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTChris Brown will undergo domestic-violence counseling with Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, the organization has confirmed.
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTCourt documents obtained by People magazine tell a sad tale about Chris Brown and Rihanna, who apparently had a volatile relationship long before the Feb. 8 fight that led to Brown's arrest and felony conviction.
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTA judge on Tuesday sentenced Chris Brown to five years' probation and six months' community labor for the beating of his fellow pop star Rihanna and issued a stern admonition to the R&B singer.
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTJenny Sanford is still talking about the affair of her estranged husband, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford , this time in Vogue magazine -- and she comes off as classy and even-keeled as ever.
Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTThe John and Elizabeth Edwards saga moves on in North Carolina. Elizabeth Edwards opened a furniture store in Chapel Hill on Saturday, two weeks after Rielle Hunter , her husband's former mistress, spent several hours in a federal courthouse in Raleigh, where a grand jury is investigating John...
Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTEveryone involved with "The Diane Rehm Show," be advised: Your shoes are a menace.
Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTSeems like any bakery would love Oprah Winfrey's endorsement, but sometimes it's nice to have a heads-up: A pie shop in Massachusetts has been receiving a deluge of orders since Winfrey's friend Gayle King mentioned the establishment on her radio show.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTLevi Johnston 's mother, Sherry , has pleaded guilty in Alaska to one count of possession with intent to deliver OxyContin. A plea deal will help her avoid the brunt of a 20-year jail sentence, the Associated Press reports.
Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTWe just don't know what to believe anymore -- and we blame Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn, two crazy kids who just can't decide whether they're divorcing or reconciling.
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTLady Gaga's look will get a little less, well, gaga.
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTBrad Pitt says he's cleaned up since becoming a dad.
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTBet you didn't see this one coming! Reality TV uber-villain Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth is headed to seminary.
Sat, 08 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTAn autopsy on TV pitchman Billy Mays has shown that cocaine use contributed to his death, a medical examiner in Hillsborough County, Fla., announced Friday.
Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 EDTJill Peterson and Kevin Heinz , the newlyweds whose choreographed wedding entrance video went viral earlier this month on YouTube, are asking their fans to support an organization that works to end domestic violence.
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 00:00:00 EDTAmy Winehouse has been found not guilty on charges that she assaulted a dancer during a charity ball last year, Reuters reports. The Grammy-award-winning British singer, 25, allegedly punched Sherene Flash in the face while the two were backstage at the Prince's Trust Ball in London last September.