OK, the average Next Hurrah reader probably isn't much for celebrity gossip. But the Washington Post's Reliable Source column isn't your typical gossip column, focusing as it does on what passes for celebrity in Washington. So occasionally the Reliable Source has something of interest. But I doubt they'll ever again pack so much gossip interesting to Next Hurrah readers in to one column as they managed to do this morning:
- Patrick Fitzgerald is engaged
- When Valarie Plame's boss at the CIA saw her Vanity Fair glam shot, she was given "a really good chewing out."
- But best of all, a film about a Judy Miller-esque reporter thrown in jail for not divulging her source on a CIA-related story, will star...Kate Beckinsale. Yup, when I look at Kate Beckinsale, I think Judy Miller. This is my favorite casting decision since Nicole Kidman played a differently-named Jessica Stern.
As a service to our readers who care about such things, you should also know that Wayne Newton canceled a gig in suburban Virginia but still managed to appear on Dancing With the Stars. I can't tell you how he was on Dancing With the Stars, as I forgot to set my TiVo.