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Good-bye To Our ‘Queen of Hearts’ & America’s First Lady, Jane Wyman

Today, flags are at half mast — including Ronnie’s, in this undated publicity photo — and America is mourning as we say a fond farewell to America’s First Lady, actress Jane Wyman. Ms. Wyman was one of the wives of our greatest president, Ronald Reagan, before he replaced her with Nancy “Reagan” Davis. Read more on Good-bye To Our ‘Queen of Hearts’ & America’s First Lady, Jane Wyman…
 

Gossip Roundup: Party All the Time

* Heard on the Hill: Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) said “fuck” on the radio last month… Stephanie Tubbs Jones held a “manicures and muffins” party for donors. [Roll Call] * Reliable Source: A retired White House pastry chef wrote a memoir! Did you know: the Secret Service used to delease hundreds of trout into the river at Camp David just to keep Jimmy Carter from killing himself. Nancy Reagan was an incredible bitch. [WP] * Yeas and Nays: Justin Timberlake: too boring to party in DC… Politicians be throwing football parties. [Examiner] * Washington Whispers: Colbert guests get better schwag than O’Reilley guests… Scooter Libby’s and Karl Rove’s publicists just merged to form a one-stop PR house for incompetent criminals… Hillary Clinton is funny. [USN&WR] * Shenanigans: Michael Steele drives around in a Lexus with a “Steele for Senate” sticker. [Politico] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Party All the Time…
 

Gossip Roundup: Gay For Pay

Heard on the Hill: Patrick Kennedy’s court-ordered treatment includes mandatory weekly urine tests and AA meetings. He’s also considering writing a book about addiction with his sponsor, Representative Jim Ramstad. [Roll Call] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Gay For Pay…
 

Beltway Horoscope Watch: That Which Does Not Kill Bush Only Makes Him Stronger

President Bush’s popularity rating is taking a beating these days, in large part due to the continuing bad news from Iraq. Talk of impeachment and censure is starting to build. But the stars bring Bush some good news. Born on July 6, 1946, Bush is a Cancer. So, taking a page from the Nancy Reagan playbook, we checked out his daily horoscope (from the hard copy Washington Post; the online version is different, but we view the hard copy horoscope as more reliable): Read more on Beltway Horoscope Watch: That Which Does Not Kill Bush Only Makes Him Stronger…
 

Gossip Roundup: Alito, ‘The Most Beautiful Sound’

• Reliable Source: Laura, Barbara, and Margaret Bush as well as Nancy Reagan and Annette de le Renta all had their hair done at Nuri Yurt. . . Stephen Colbert spotted at a Cosi. . . Michael Brown is selling his house. [WP] • Under the Dome: Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) wrote and performed a song about Samuel Alito with Paul Shaffer: “The most beautiful sound I Read more on Gossip Roundup: Alito, ‘The Most Beautiful Sound’…
 

Prince Charles’s Dinner Companions and Their Companions

Do you have PRINCEMANIA? Can you stand the thought of the PRINCE OF WALES dining right here, in your very area code? Are you hungry for every detail one can scrounge about the royal visit to the White House? Yeah, we’re the same. However, for the mildly bored and easily amused (do we know our audience or what?), the guest list for tonight’s “Social Dinner” (as opposed to State Dinner) provides the opportunity to play six-degrees-of-Nancy-Reagan (who’s going with Merv Griffin): From now on, Mr. Oscar de la Renta, Designer will have a connection with Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, USA, Commanding General, First U.S. Army. Oh, and incase you were wondering about who won the date night lottery: Ms. Mary Cheney Ms. Heather Poe (Guest) Miss Jenna Bush Mr. Henry Hager (Guest) The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Mr. Gene A. Washington, Director of Football Operations, National Football League (Guest)  Full list after the jump. (Ooooh, look! I broke an embargo!) Read more on Prince Charles’s Dinner Companions and Their Companions…
 

Gossip Roundup: Dirt From Alito’s Son

• Reliable Source: Nancy Reagan, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Tom Brokaw will attend tomorrow’s White House dinner for Prince Charles and Camilla. . . Patrick Fitzgerald is a “confirmed bachelor”. . . John Roberts was Groucho Marx for Halloween. [WP] • Inside the Beltway: White House pool report: “In what has become something of a custom on Monday mornings in October, President Bush today announced a Supreme Court nominee.” [WT] • Under the Dome: Interest in Scooter Libby‘s 1996 novel spikes. . . Joe Biden‘s not so-secret for fundraising: “Find enough beautiful women and enough guys will show up.”. . . Robert Byrd is a product of the Spanish flu of 1917-1918. . . Jane Harman, 60, runs 26-mile Marine Corps Marathon in five hours and 23 minutes. [The Hill] • Ben Widdicombe’s Gatecrasher: Alito‘s son: “I became interested in politics and got involved with Gary Condit (not like that). I served as a parking aide to Nancy Pelosi (I won’t even start on her), but was fired when Barbara Boxer came onto me.” Widdicombe responds, “Since when did college kids get so picky about sleeping with senators? No wonder the country’s going to hell.” [NYDN] • Page Six: McCain and Giuliani dined together recently. . . Charlie Rangel asks that Cheney be tested for mental illness. . . Tucker Carlson and Moby will attempt comedy with Triumph the Insult Dog. [NYP, NYP, NYP] • Cindy Adams: Jon Corzine‘s ex-wife tells-all. . . George H.W. Bush is planning another parachute jump. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Dirt From Alito’s Son…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Like the Old Days of Watergate’

• Reliable Source: Bono lunched with Bush yesterday. . . Ana Marie Cox on upcoming novel: “I now realize that it’s impossible to create any Washington character without somebody thinking it’s them. I shouldn’t have written a novel, I should have written an index.” [WP] • Under the Dome: Coburn (R-Okla.) says “it’s ok if the Republicans lose control” in ’06 and that “Republicans allow the next generation to pay for” their spending. . . Senators enjoy screening of “Good Night and Good Luck.” [The Hill] • Inside the Beltway: Hillary, Bill Bennett, Bob Bennett, Porter Goss and others will attend tonight’s reception for Louis Freeh. . . Bush, Laura and Nancy Reagan will attend tomorrow’s opening of the Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan library. [WT] • Liz Smith: Bush‘s “government is simply reeling with rumor. It’s like the old days of Watergate with almost as much at stake.” [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Like the Old Days of Watergate’…