D.C.’s Celeb Sightings

So we're not New York, and we're not Hollywood, but celebs ARE allowed to visit the District. And believe it or not, they do.

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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis joked around (very classily, we might add) at the premiere for their new moving "The Campaign," at the Newseum on July 31, 2012.
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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis attended "The Campaign" premiere at the Newseum on July 31, 2012.
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In "The Campaign," Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play North Carolina CEOs who want to get rid of their long-term congressman by supporting their own candidate.
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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis attended the premiere for "The Campaign" at the Newseum on July 31, 2012.
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Sharon Stone presents the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award to brothers Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei at the opening day of the AIDS 2012 - XIX International AIDS Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, July 22, 2012.
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Tyson Beckford and Eve attend Together to End AIDS: An Evening to Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth at the Kennedy Center, July 21, 2012.
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Actor John Corbett ("Parenthood," "Sex and the City") and Kevin Frost, amfAR CEO, speak at Together to End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth at the Kennedy Center, July 21, 2012.
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Anderson Cooper attends Together to End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth at the Kennedy Center, July 21, 2012.
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Actress Sharon Stone honors Bill Gates for visionary leadership on global health and HIV/AIDS at Together to End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth at the Kennedy Center, July 21, 2012.
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Kathleen Turner, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan and Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") attend the People for the American Way Foundation's celebration of Norman Lear's 90th Birthday and the Young Elected Officials Network at the Kennedy Center, June 21, 2012.
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Jessica Jarrell performs during the Dove presentation of positive role models at "Girl Scouts Rock The Mall" on the National Mall, June 9, 2012.
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Actress Mandy Moore attends the Dove presentation of positive role models at "Girl Scouts Rock the Mall" on the National Mall, June 9, 2012.
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Mike Myers, Diana Krall and Dionne Warwick perform during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2012.
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Stevie Wonder performs for the First Family and guests during a concert honoring Gershwin Prize winners Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the East Room at the White House, May 9, 2012.
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Sheryl Crow and Lyle Lovett perform during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2012.
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Dionne Warwick performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2012.
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Mike Myers performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2012.
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President Barack Obama awards a Gershwin Prize to legendary composer and performer Burt Bacharach at a concert honoring Bacharach and fellow prize winner Hal David, in the East Room at the White House on May 9, 2012. Bacharach and David were awarded the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
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Stevie Wonder performs for the First Family and guests during a concert honoring Gershwin Prize winners Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the East Room at the White House, May 9, 2012.
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Mike Myers performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress on May 8, 2012.
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Prince Harry was in town to receive the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award at the Atlantic Council's Annual Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton on May 7, 2012.
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Actress Vivica A. Fox and former MPAA Chairman Dan Glickman attend the "Black November" screening at the Kennedy Center, May 8, 2012.
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Jeta Amata and Vivica A. Fox speak at the "Black November" screening at the Kennedy Center, May 8, 2012.
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Prince Harry was in town to receive the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award, presented by Colin Powell, at the Atlantic Council's Annual Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton on May 7, 2012.
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George Clooney testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Sudan and South Sudan.
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George Clooney testifies at the Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity hearing.
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George Clooney and John Prendergast (R), co-founder of the Enough Project, attended a discussion on Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on March 14, 2012.
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George Clooney testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Sudan.
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John Heilemann, Sarah Paulson, Julianne Moore and Mark Halperin pose on the red carpet during the "Game Change" premiere at The Newseum on March 8, 2012.
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Sarah Paulson and Julianne Moore pose on the red carpet during the "Game Change" premiere at the Newseum. Moore portrays then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet, wearing Tom Ford.
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General view of the "Game Change" premiere at The Newseum on March 8, 2012.
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Drew Barrymore attended the D.C. premiere of her new movie, "Big Miracle," on Jan. 25 at AMC Loews in Georgetown.
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The film, due to be released nationally Feb. 3, is based on the true story of a group of Americans and Russians who, at the height of the Cold War, worked together to save a group of trapped whales in 1988 Alaska.
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Actress Vinessa Shaw walked the red carpet too. In the film, she portrays Bonnie Mersinger Carroll, who was working in the West Wing when she "met" her husband over the phone. Col. Tom Carroll was leading the rescue operation in Alaska. Some of their wedding photos are featured at the end of the film.
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Actress Vinessa Shaw (L) portrays Bonnie Mersinger Carroll (R) in "Big Miracle." Carroll went on to found the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors after her husband was killed in a plane crash. She and more than 400 surviving families attended the premiere as part of TAPS.
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Actor Ahmaogak Sweeney (R) poses for pictures with his sister, Caitlin Sweeney, at the screening.
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Drew Barrymore spoke with reporters as her fiance, Will Kopelman, looked on. Check out a closeup of her ring here
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere for "In the Land of Blood and Honey" at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Jan. 10, 2012.
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Jolie, who wrote and directed the film, spoke with NBC4's Doreen Gentzler earlier in the day. You can see the interview here.
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"When my kids are here [in D.C.], they love to go to the Air & Space Museum, "Jolie told NBC4's Doreen Gentzler on Jan. 10.
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Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt, attended the premiere for the film that marks Jolie's directorial debut.
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Pitt is currently using a cane due to an injured ACL, according to People.com.
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"In the Land of Blood and Honey" profiles a gritty love story framed by the Bosnian War.
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Alicia Keys and Bono speak during a 2011 World AIDS Day discussion at The George Washington University on Dec. 1.
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Alicia Keys speaks during the 2011 World AIDS Day discussion at The George Washington University on Dec. 1.
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Sanjay Gupta speaks... or, uh, makes a face, during the 2011 World AIDS Day discussion.
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Meryl Streep attends a screening for "The Iron Lady" at Landmark E Street Cinema on Nov. 29, 2011/
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Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in the film, which will be released Jan. 12, 2012.
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Meryl Streep waves to fans at the 2011 Christine de Pizan Honors Gala hosted by the National Women's History Museum at the Ronald Reagan Building, Nov. 16, 2011.
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Meryl Streep speaks at the 2011 Christine de Pizan Honors Gala hosted by the National Women's History Museum.
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Capitals defenseman Mike Green presents Kid Rock with a personalized Caps jersey at a press conference where the rocker announced that his foundation will benefit So Kids Can, co-founded by Green and Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning Show. They held a press conference before Kid Rock's show at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., Nov. 16. 2011.
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Musical artist Norah Jones steps off stage after singing "America the Beautiful" during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 16, 2011. The gold medals were presented to the crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin; and to astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH), the first American to orbit the Earth.
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Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin pose for photos on the red carpet during the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, where Ferrell took top honors. "For 13 consecutive years, I have been begged by the Kennedy Center to accept this award," he said, according to the New York Times. "And for 13 consecutive years, I’ve emphatically said, "No."'
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Jack Black got a little creative on the red carpet. We'd expect nothing less.
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Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg pose for photographers on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center.
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Ed Asner of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" fame poses for photos on the red carpet.
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Fellow comedian Paul Rudd attended the event honoring Will Ferrell.
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Conan O'Brien brought his red hair to the red carpet.
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(L-R) Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Aniston, president and general manager of the History Channel & Lifetime Nancy Dubuc, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn and producer Kristin Hahn attended a red carpet screening for the TV movie event "Five" at the Ronald Reagan Building on Oct. 3, 2011.
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Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn attended the red carpet screening for the TV movie event "Five," hosted by Lifetime and Jennifer Aniston at the Ronald Reagan Building.
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(3rd L-R) Jill Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Kristin Hahn and Jennifer Aniston visited the Breast Care Center at the Inova Alexandria Hospital at Mark Center on Oct. 3, 2011 in Alexandria.
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Grammy Award-winning singer Mya celebrated her birthday at DC's Lux Lounge (649 New York Ave. N.E.) over the weekend of Oct. 8, 2011.
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Jay Sean ordered an entire case of Hennessy at Eden Lounge in October. He was in the area to perform with Joe Jonas at the new Fillmore Theater in Silver Spring.
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Former boxer George Foreman showed his support for President Barack Obama during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 24, 2011.
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Mandy Moore speaks during The Power of 1% press conference at the Newseum, cohosted by activity Ronan Farrow and Barbara P. Bush on Oct. 3. The group explains: "Polls show that the American public on average believes that 25% of the federal budget is spent on foreign aid. In reality, this figure is less than 1%."
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The group aims to show what's been done with that one percent.
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Barbara P. Bush speaks during The Power of 1% press conference at the Newseum, Oct. 3, 2011.
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Denzel Washington spoke during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's "Great Futures Start Here" campaign launch at the National Press Club on Sept. 21, 2011.
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Ashanti Douglas paused to post for a photo during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's "Great Futures Start Here" campaign launch.
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LeBron James spoke during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's "Great Futures Start Here" campaign launch at the National Press Club on Sept. 21, 2011.
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Daryl Hannah was arrested by U.S. Park Police in front of the White House on Aug. 30, 2011, during a protest against the Keystone oil pipeline. Md. State Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George's County) said he was also arrested during the protest and had to pay a $100 fine. Pinsky said he was charged with misdemeanor failure to obey a lawful order.
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Mia Hamm showed some of the skills that made her a soccer legend during her Celebrity Soccer Challenge on July 31, 2011.
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Kobe Bryant cools off after the game.
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Comedian Stephen Colbert (L) stands with his attorney Trevor Potter during an appearance before the Federal Election Commission to ask for a media exemption to create a political action committee (PAC) on June 30, 2011.
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Stephen Colbert addressed after getting the go-ahead from the FEC to launch his super PAC. "Moments ago the Federal Election Commission made their ruling, and I'm sorry to say... we won!" Colbert said to cheers. "I am a Super PAC, and so can you!"
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Colbert even scanned credit cards for donation with a portable machine. "I don't accept the status quo," he told the crowd. "I do accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express."
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Niteside Candace Bushnell Debuts 'Summer and the City' 'Sex and the City' creator Candace Bushnell was in residence... at The Residences (on the Avenue) on June 28, 2010 to launch her newest Carrie Diaries series novel, "Summer and the City." Here, she takes a breather with ABC7's Pamela Brown (C) and BrandLinkDC's Barbara Martin (R) on the Avenue rooftop deck.
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Bushnell signed copies of "Summer and the City" with skyline in the background that was most definitely not Manhattan.
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U2 singer Bono attended a meeting at the U.S. Capitol on June 21, 2011.
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Bono met with a group of senators on the ONE Campaign, an effort to combat against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.
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Actress Kate Walsh addressed a news conference with demonstrators from the organization Oceana for a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the BP Macondo Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The rally was held on Capitol Hill, April 20, 2011.
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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Aaron Peirsol (L) and actress Kate Walsh participated in a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the BP Macondo Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The rally was organized by Oceana on Capitol Hill April 20, 2011. Oceana, an international nonprofit devoted to ocean conservation, held the rally to urge Congress to stop offshore drilling.
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Actor Alec Baldwin spoke on the importance of the arts at the Arts Advocacy Day Congressional Arts Kick-off at the Cannon House office building on April 5, 2011.
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Actors Kevin Spacey (L) and Alec Baldwin attended the Arts Advocacy Day Congressional Arts Kick-off on Capitol Hill. That night Spacey also gave a lecture at the Kennedy Center on the arts and public policy.
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Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama's half-sister, read from her children's book "Ladder to the Moon" at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library on April 15, 2011. Her first picture book tells a story inspired by her own daughter.
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Diane Sawyer cohosted an evening of journalist Nick Clooney's Reel Journalism series at the newseum April 19, 2011. The evening featured a screening of "The China Syndrome" (1979), starring Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda.
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Robin Wright, who stars as Mary Surratt in "The Conspirator," attended the premier at Ford's Theatre.
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Greg Shapiro and Kevin Kline walked the red carpet during the premiere of "The Conspirator" at Ford's Theatre.
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Alexis Bledel walked the red carpet during the premiere of "The Conspirator" at Ford's Theatre. She plays Anna Surratt, the daughter of Mary Surratt who was accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln.
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James McAvoy headed to the Newseum for Capitol File's after-party for "The Conspirator" premiere.
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Robert Redford directed "The Conspirator," which premiered at Ford's Theatre on April 10, 2011.
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Alexis Bledel poses for a photo during the after-party for "The Conspirator," hosted by Capitol File Magazine at the Newseum on April 10, 2011.
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Kal Penn attended the after-party for the premiere of "The Conspirator," hosted by Capitol File Magazine.
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Carrie Underwood attended the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at the Kennedy Center on March 21.
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Oscar award-winning actress Geena Davis arrives for a Remarkable Women dinner in celebration of Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House on March 30. Davis probably felt right at home, considering she portrayed a POTUS in her 2005-06 TV series "Commander in Chief."
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"iCarly" actress and pop singer Miranda Cosgrove attended the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at the Kennedy Center on March 21.
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Actress and former Miss Teen USA Vanessa Minnillo attended for a Remarkable Women dinner in celebration of Women's History Month at the White House March 30. High school-age girls from first lady Michelle Obama's leadership and mentoring program attended the dinner along with women leaders from the theater, film, politics, military, music, journalism, sports, science and other disciplines.
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Ralph Nader and Morgan Spurlock attended a screening of Spurlock's latest film, "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" at E Street Cinema on March 24.
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Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard (star of "Miss Evers' Boys") poses for photographs during a Remarkable Women dinner in celebration of Women's History Month at the White House March 30.
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Reba McEntire attended the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at the Kennedy Center on March 21.
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Christy Turlington Burns participated in a panel discussion on "Breaking Gender Norms: Changing the Face of Maternal Health" during the 2011 CARE International Women's Day Panel at the Washington Hilton on March 9.
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SiriusXM's Karen Kelly got a visit from Jennifer Hudson on March 8.
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USAID's Rajakumari Jandhyala and actor Ben Affleck met up during a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing at the Rayburn House Office Building on March 8. The topic: "Securing Peace in the Midst of Tragedy" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ben Affleck testified during the committee hearing.
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Jennifer Hudson visited D.C.'s SiriusXM Studio on March 8.
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Tyne Daly and Sharon Stone spoke during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Gala on March 5, 2011 in Princess Anne, Md.
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David Allen Grier and Pam Grier received honorary doctorates during a private ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on March 5.
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Tyne Daly also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland on March 5.
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Mickey Rooney testified during the Justice For All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation hearing at the Senate Dirksen Building on March 2, 2011.
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Kevin Spacey spoke with a reporter on the red carpet during the premiere of "Casino Jack" at Landmark E Street Cinema, Nov. 10, 2010.
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President Barack Obama talks about Sudan with actor George Clooney during a meeting outside the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 12: Actor George Clooney arrives for a meeting with Sen. Richard Lugar on Sudan on Capitol Hill October 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day Clooney met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 12: Oscar-nominated actor, screen-writer and director George Clooney (L) and human rights activist and co-founder of the Enough Project John Prendergast walk back toward the White House after answering reporters' questions after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama October 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. Clooney and Prendergast met with Obama to discuss their recent trip to Sudan and the threat there of a war ahead of a referendum election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 11: Actress Elizabeth Shue (C) walks past the Rose Garden while visiting the White House with her husband, film director Davis Guggenheim (R with camera) and some of the children featured in the documentary film "Waiting for Superman," October 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama met with five of the children featured in the film while they toured the Oval Office earlier in the day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Comedian Stephen Colbert testified during a hearing before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 24.
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The hearing was to examine the needs of immigration agricultural workers for the farming industry.
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, parents of "19 Kids and Counting," spoke at the Values Voter Summit on Sept. 17.
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The Duggar family -- of the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" -- attended the Values Voter Summit on Sept.
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Stacy London of TLC's "What Not to Wear" led a shopping crawl through Georgetown on Sept. 13, invitiing confused self-stylists to bring in "orphan" garments for advice.
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Eva Longoria Parker attended a screening of "The Harvest," a documentary about agricultural child labor in the United States.
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Eva Longoria Parker spoke during a screening of "The Harvest" at the Rayburn House Office Building on Sept. 15.
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Rapper/actor Common arrives at The Ludacris Foundation's 6th Annual Benefit Dinner, Oct. 24 in Washington.
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And yes, Colbert remained in character.
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Director David Guggenheim and actress Elizabeth Shue pose for photographers during the "Waiting on Superman" premiere at the Newseum, Sept. 15.
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Actress Eva Longoria and her husband, NBA player Tony Parker, attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual awards gala at the Washington Convention Center on Sept. 15. President Barack Obama spoke at the event.
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Actress Marlee Matlin spoke at a White House event to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2010.
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Patti LaBelle performed at a White House event to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26.
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Katherine Jenkins performs during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29.
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Gary Sinise speaks during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29.
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"Criminal Minds" actress A.J. Cook speaks during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29.
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WASHINGTON - MAY 29: Gary Sinise speaks during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals at the US Capitol on May 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Lionel Richie performs during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29.
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Dennis Haysbert speaks during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol.
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Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna speak during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29.
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Actor Zach Galifianakis watches the lift-off of Marine One helicopter from the White House, bearing U.S. President Barack Obama, May 2. President Obama was on his way to Louisiana, where he will conduct a personal assessment of the aftermath of the explosion of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to spill millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, threatening fisheries and beaches. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - APRIL 21: Jessica Alba speaks during a news conference to discuss the 1Goal campaign at the Rayburn House Office Building on April 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Jessica Alba attended a news conference to discuss the 1Goal campaign -- Makeda Saggau-Sackey of the Glamazon Diaries spotted her in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown.
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WASHINGTON - MAY 29: Blythe Danner speaks during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals at the US Capitol on May 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Jessica Alba and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) discussed the 1Goal campaign at the Rayburn Building.
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Vancouver 2010 United States Olympians Katherine Reutter and Apolo Ohno were at the White House with fellow Olympians April 21.
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Vancouver 2010 United States Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney visited the children of River Terrace Elementary School with other Olympic and Paralympic athletes and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Vancouver 2010 United States Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis (C) was among the vistors to River Terrace Elementary School with Michelle Obama. They were there to promote Olympic ideals and the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign.
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Vancouver 2010 United States Olympian Apolo Ohno (far right) spoke to reporters as (L-R) Paralympian Heath Calhoun, Olympian Katherine Reutter and Paralympian Alana Nichols looked on outside the West Wing of the White House.
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Magic Johnson, entrepreneur and former NBA legend, was at Howard University on March 25, 2010. He's teamed up with Aon, a risk management firm, to recruit students for jobs, as well as offer services to help grow smaller businesses and connect them with Fortune 500 companies.
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Kathy Griffin speaks during "A Call To Action In D.C." rally at the Freedom Plaza on March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Huff, Maxwell, Sherri Shepherd, Gamble and Hezekiah Walker pose for photographers during the 26th NABOB Annual Communications Awards Dinner at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
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Steven Spielberg addressed a World War II Memorial ceremony March 11, 2010. HBO is premiering "The Pacific," a 10-part miniseries based on the true stories of World War II Marines who fought in the Pacific Theater.
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Sean Penn spoke at the Haiti Humanitarian Awards at the Washington Hebrew Congregation on March 11, 2010.
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Reese Witherspoon, who filmed a movie in D.C. last summer, attended a breakfast meeting on March 10, 2010 to launch the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women.
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Reese Witherspoon, the Avon Foundation for Women's global ambassador, addressed a breakfast meeting on March 10, 2010, for a collaboration between Vital Voices Global Partnership, Avon and the State Department to reduce violence against women.
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Ben Stiller on the red carpet before the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.
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Lionel Richie performs during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2010.
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Aretha Franklin on the red carpet.
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Jennifer Nettles on the red carpet.
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President Obama paid special tribute to rocker Bruce Springsteen ahead of the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday. Robert De Niro was also a Kennedy honoree.
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Actor Tom Hanks takes a photo of the crowd as director Steven Spielberg looks on at the start of a World War II Memorial ceremony to pay tribute to World War II veterans of the Pacific on March 11, 2010. Premiering on HBO this month, the 10-part miniseries "The Pacific" is based on the true stories of World War II Marines who fought in the Pacific Theater. Hanks and Spielberg executive produced the series.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen during a reception for Kennedy Center Honorees on Dec. 6, 2009 in the East Room of the White House.
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Actor Dule Hill and singer Jon Bon Jovi pose for photographers before the Characters Unite National Town Hall at the Newseum.
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President Barack Obama speaks with his mother-in-law Marian Robinson and wife first lady Michelle Obama during a college basketball game at The George Washington University on Nov. 28, 2009.
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President Barack Obama attended the game between George Washington University and Oregon State, which is coached by his brother in law Craig Robinson.
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Cancer survivors Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton and Olivia Newton-John at "Kaleidoscope" at Verizon Center.
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Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon posed for photographers at the Newseum during Nickelodeon's HALO Awards, Dec. 9, 2009.
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David Archuleta, Katharine McPhee and Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan at the "Kaleidoscope" rehearsal at Verizon Center.
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Local skater and Olympic hopeful Ashley Wagner at "Kaleidoscope" at Verizon Center.
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Actor Woody Harrelson (R) with Pamela Sorensen, author of Pamela's Punch, a blog with "the latest juice on the coolest places, people and events in the Washington, D.C. community." Harrelson was in town to promote his latest movie, "The Messenger."
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President Barack Obama greets Cyndi Lauper after delivering remarks following the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the East Room of the White House.
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Chris "Ludacris" Bridges arrives at The Ludacris Foundation's 6th Annual Benefit Dinner on Oct. 24, 2009.
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Raheem DeVaughn (L) and Ludacris share a laugh on the red carpet at the Ludacris Foundation's sixth annual benefit dinner on Oct. 24, 2009.
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Quincy Jones and harpist Rashida Jolley pose for photographs on the red carpet at the Ludacris Foundation's sixth annual Benefit Dinner.
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Ciara Harris and Ludacris arrive at Benefit Dinner.
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Nicole Kidman speaks during the "International Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutions" hearing at Rayburn House Office Building on Oct. 21.
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Nicole Kidman on Capitol Hill.
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Dennis Haysbert shakes the hand of a Korean War veteran during the Annual PBS National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2010.
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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez attend the Fiesta Latina, which featured salsa and Spanish classical music.
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Musicians Aventura, (L tor R) Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos Jeter, Max Santos and Lenny Santos attend the White House music series "Fiesta Latina" on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 13, 2009.
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Comedian George Lopez, Eva Longoria-Parker and actor Jimmy Smits hosted the Fiesta Latina concert as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Eva Longoria Parker attends "Fiesta Latina." Salsa and Spanish classical music was featured.
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The Dalai Lama was in D.C. for a ceremony at the Capitol on Oct. 6, 2009. The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice hosted the ceremony to honor the Dalai Lama as the first recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The Dalai Lama presented Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with a khata (a traditional ceremonial scarf) during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 6, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The Dalai Lama also presented House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with a khata during the ceremony. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Concert pianist Yongmei Hu and Melissa Etheridge hit the red carpet at the Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium at D.C.'s Hard Rock Cafe Sept. 30, 2009. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Etheridge -- herself a breast cancer survivor -- performed at the Hard Rock Cafe (999 E St. N.W.) during the symposium. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Panelists included "Cancer Vixen" author/cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Etheridge and several doctors. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Director Michael Moore was in town for the D.C. premiere of "Capitalism: A Love Story" at Cleveland Park's Uptown Theater Sept. 29, 2009. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Moore arrived for the premiere in an armored car. "Hiding" in the back were actors portraying bankers in shackles. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Vivica A. Fox poses with a guest for a picture at the 2009 Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Awards, Sept. 25, 2009.
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Hill Harper and MC Lyte pose for a picture at the WEEN Awards. The event honors individuals with a proven commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide.
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Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison and his wife Ione Jamison pose at the WEEN Awards.
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Joe Perry, co-founder of Aerosmith, performs at "Rock Stars of Science" at the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium.
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Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez watched President and Michelle Obama during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) dinner on Sept. 16, 2009. Obama spoke about Justice Sonia Sotomayor and his health care plan during the event.
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Jennifer Lopez (right) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sing "Happy Birthday" to Lopez's husband, singer Mark Anthony, during a small press meet-up in the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2009. It was his 41st birthday.
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Jennifer Lopez shows off her shape before a meeting with her husband Marc Anthony, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at Pelosi's offices in the Capitol on Sept. 16, 2009. Lopez and Anthony met with the speaker and members of the CHS to discuss education in the Latino community.
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Actor Jimmy Smits, along with U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Sam Solis, attended the 13th Annual National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) Noche Musical at the Corcoran Gallery on Sept. 15, 2009.
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Lopez and Anthony were welcomed by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) inside the speaker's offices in the Capitol on Sept. 16, 2009.
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Modern-day "Charlie's Angel" Lucy Liu spoke at a symposium titled USAID Anti-Trafficking Programs: Moving Forward with a Decade of Experience.
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The symposium attended by Lucy Liu was held at the Willard InterContinental (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) on Sept. 16, 2009.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) celebrated TV news icon Jane Pauley (left) and musician Paul Simon (second from left) during an event to encourage politicians to not forget young people during the debate on health care reform, at the Capitol on Sept. 16, 2009. Pauley is the fund's Advisory Board Chair, and Simon is a co-founder of the group.
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Children's Health Fund co-founders musician Paul Simon and CHF President Dr. Irwin Redlener waved to fans after an event to encourage politicians to not forget young people during the debate on health care reform at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2009. The American Academy of Pediatrics have asked Congress for health insurance coverage for all children, age-appropriate benefits and reasonable payment to assure real access to services.
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Paul Simon even got to hug Nancy Pelosi. How sweet!
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Jimmy Smits and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke at the 13th Annual National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Noche Musical at the Corcoran Gallery on Sept. 15, 2009.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor salsa-danced with actor Esai Morales at the National Hispanic Foundation event.
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Sonia Sotomayor, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez sat together while watching the Obamas during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute dinner on Sept. 16, 2009.
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President Obama hefted the Stanley Cup as he posed for pictures with members of the Pittsburgh Penguins, including captain Sidney Crosby (left) and co-owner Ron Burkle (right) during an East Room event on Sept. 10 at the White House.
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Is the Stanley Cup heavy? President Obama put the Stanley Cup back to its position after posed for photographs with members of the winning Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Obama received a jersey from the Pittsburgh Penguins with his name and presidential number during the East Room event on Sept. 10, 2009.
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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma (left) and player Brooks Orpik (right) spoke to the media after the White House event. U.S. President Obama hosted the Penguins to honor their 2009 Stanley Cup championship victory.
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There was quote a crowd gathered as Bylsma and Brooks held court at the mics.
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Actress Christina Ricci, national spokesman for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), attended a fundraising reception on Sept. 9, 2009.
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Actress Christina Ricci spoke out at the Sept. 9, 2009 RAINN reception.
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Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and actress Christina Ricci talked during the Sept. 9, 2009 RAINN reception.
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