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April 24, 2013

12:07
P.M.

The Reliable Source Live

Total Responses: 76

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Washington Post columnists Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts were online Wednesday, April 24, at noon ET to discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns.

Past Reliable Source chats
Q.

The next time I get pulled over

I'm going to say, "Do you know who Reese Witherspoon is?" It's worth a shot.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Depends how quickly you want to get arrested.

– April 24, 2013 12:04 PM
Q.

B'more

Wowser - inmates getting their share of lovin' in the Baltimore jail. Is that considered contraband?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Wow, this story. It's like the lost sixth season of "The Wire." Everything you need to know to understand how bad things got are in these two sentences in the third paragraph: "Four corrections officers became pregnant by one inmate. Two of them got tattoos of the inmate’s first name, Tavon — one on her neck, the other on a wrist."

– April 24, 2013 12:05 PM
Q.

Gwyneth Paltrow named People's Most Beautiful Woman

I'm sure my fellow chatters have opinions - let hear them!
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Really? Isn't this just a "Shallow Hal" replay?

– April 24, 2013 12:05 PM
Q.

My favorite thing about the George W. Bush Presidential Library?

The statues of Barney & Miss Beasley. Thanks for asking. It brings back memories of all those holiday videos with Barney chasing things around the White House.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Mine, too! United we arf.

– April 24, 2013 12:06 PM
Q.

Kim Gordon

That item made me tear up. Back in when I wasn't depressing old and uncool, they were the ideal all the kids hoped for. The way too cool, but yet seemingly normal couple who carved out a nice, bucolic life after their grand new york years. Only to not make the distance. (Interesting thing about the quotes, at least the ones that you pulled, she doesn't clearly say that he was the one involved with the woman... Although maybe there is more context in the article.)
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Oh, sorry that wasn't clear. Yes, she makes it eminently clear in the story that it was HIS midlife crisis, HIS starstruck woman, his affair.

– April 24, 2013 12:07 PM
Q.

Obama Tattoo

I'm trying to get ahead of the curve here -- should I get a likeness of Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, or Jeb Bush? Or do I plan really really far ahead and go with George P. Bush?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

You referring to the Obama family tattoo story? Honestly, I think the Bushes are more likely to have a family tattoo.

– April 24, 2013 12:08 PM
Q.

Reese's tantrum

I sort of love that Reese Witherspoon had a little public tantrum. It surprises me that people didn't know she had it in her. I am also from Nashville (her grandfather was my dermatologist! That's my big celebrity connection ...) and Reese attended Harpeth Hall, a rather tony private girls' school. (Also attended by Amy Grant and Olympian Tracy Caulkins.) Anywhoo, Harpeth Hall girls tend to be -- tend to be -- extremely confident, shall we say. Reese has probably never had a problem expressing herself in any situation.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I feel the same way. I mean, knowing nothing about her and having never met her, I nonetheless assumed that there were probably deep reserves of anger behind that Type  A personality -- still, to see it is just. . . fascinating. It makes her seem so much more complex.

– April 24, 2013 12:10 PM
Q.

Hammertime

Still no known reason why MC Hammer is in town?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Unclear but just got word that he showed up at the Caps game last night.

– April 24, 2013 12:13 PM
Q.

Gwyneth Paltrow opinion

When are her and Ben Affleck going to get back together? Oh the late 1990s... I miss you.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

We were younger then, weren't we?

– April 24, 2013 12:13 PM
Q.

Fundraiser with live animals

Isn't that what the Columbus Zoo does, travels around with animals to educate people? Does PETA protest every time Jack Hanna shows up on the Tonight Show with a wallaby?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Unclear if PETA protests every time the animals appear on TV. But yes, the animals are part of a Columbus Zoo project that hand-raises the exotic animals and them use them for education and conservation projects. The cheetah at Kimsey's party was attacked by his mother as an eight-week-old cub and raised by his handlers; the wallaby kicked out of her pouch by her mother.  It's obviously not the wild life they might have had, but the handlers are very careful about how the animals are treated. No one except Kimsey was allowed to touch the cheetah (who purred the entire time he was out), and the wallaby was a total snuggler. By the way, she's going to be returned to a natural habitat when she's older.

The larger question of zoos and wild animals is an interesting question -- the life of the animals vs. the conservation of endangered cats, etc. But it needs to be addressed thoughtfully,  and I think appearances like these are really just a tiny question in a much larger debate about animal welfare.

– April 24, 2013 12:15 PM
Q.

Reese

DC is eternally unlucky. How is it that Reese's "do you know who I am?"  incident with the police didn't happen when she was in DC filming How Do You Know? She would have loved the DC jail.

A.
Roxanne Roberts :

I think that was before this husband. But can I ask a question: Why don't movie stars hire a driver or call a cab when they drink? Seriously.

– April 24, 2013 12:17 PM
Q.

Gifting Suite

Which reporters will be allowed in the suite at the White House Correspondents Dinner festivities? Just the fake ones, like Katie Couric, Luke Russert and Bill O’Reilly – or the actual ones that cover the actual, you know, White House?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

This gifting suite thing! What a kooky story. First, the organizers told us, "no, it's for stars only" and then the co-sponsors, in some kind of damage-control mode, said that 150 reporters will be invited, and then yesterday, the organizers were again reitering to me that, of course, reporters are prohibited from accepting gifts. What do you think the odds are of this thing actually happening?

– April 24, 2013 12:18 PM
Q.

Top 50 pretty people of the Hill

I kind of liked the old way when it was just the federal legislative branch. I mean if you open it up to the executive branch, should you also up it to the judicial branch (there are some fit-looking clerk over there too)?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I was thinking the same thing. Still, I agree that The Hill needed to shake up its rules a bit, and either expand the pool or allow Hill folks to repeat. Otherwise, they were having to scramble too hard for new faces.

– April 24, 2013 12:19 PM
Q.

Rock the Red

I always knew the Caps were 2 Legit 2 Quit.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Easy for you to say...NOW.

– April 24, 2013 12:19 PM
Q.

Hammer Time

I like seeing him in your column. It keeps me from wondering if he is sitting alone and depressed in some squalid apartment.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I think he's rebounded. He lost all his money, but it seems like he's out at enough fancy events, presumably riding the nostalgia wave, that he might have built back the bank book. Just my guess.

 

By the way if you're wondering how someone can have $100 million and lose it all, you need to read this amazing story about Allen Iverson.

– April 24, 2013 12:21 PM
Q.

Reese Witherspoon

The most surprising part of the story is that they were riding around in a Ford Focus. Don't celebrities usually get a driver when they are not in their home turf?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I think I need to put together a book proposal about Reese Witherspoon on the night of Friday, April 19. So many mysteries contained in that one evening.

– April 24, 2013 12:22 PM
Q.

WHCD

Any chance I could crash the WHCD?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

It's been done before. Give it a shot and let us know how it works for you.

– April 24, 2013 12:24 PM
Q.

50 Most Beautiful

Now that the list is opening itself up to the executive branch, I'm hoping next year we can open it up to K Street public affairs executives. Then I'll have a chance. If including Pennsylvania Ave on the Capitol Hill list, it would seem only fair.

A.
Amy Argetsinger :

You know, they already have a lot of lobbyists and media types on that list. Why not?

– April 24, 2013 12:25 PM
Q.

Great answer, Roxanne!

To the question about the Columbus Zoo animals! Looks like the foundation of a fantastic op-ed.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

I'm afraid I don't have anything new to add to a difficult subject. I do think zoos have vastly improved over the past few decades to give the animals as good as possible life in captivity -- and do research to save them in the wild from...well, mostly man. It's amazing to see them up close with professionals who deeply care about them, and if that helps save thousands in the wild I think I'm on board with what the Columbus Zoo is trying to do.

– April 24, 2013 12:25 PM
Q.

Hire a cab?

I've been asking the same question about professional athletes for years: dude, you're making 10 million a year; DUIs hurt your endorsement income
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Penny wise; pound foolish. Plus they like to flash those fancy wheels.

– April 24, 2013 12:27 PM
Q.

Dennis Kucinich

What does he do now--besides scarf down veggie chips at his wife's PR event?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

He's working for Fox News. No, really!

– April 24, 2013 12:28 PM
Q.

Anthony Weiner

How excited are you for the return to Twitter of one Anthony Weiner
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Meh. Pretty sure he's learned his lesson. This will be a very cautious Twitter account.

– April 24, 2013 12:29 PM
Q.

Regarding Reese

She was a little tipsy herself, this could be the reason for her outburst.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Totally the reason for her outburst. But revealing, too. In vino veritas.

– April 24, 2013 12:29 PM
Q.

Sorority life

Has changed a whole lot since I was a Greek. That chick from the Un of MD has quite a mouth on her (speaking as a former Vice President in Charge of Chapter Standards). Although I admit not everyone in my house was keen on an exchange with the Sigma Nus, we didn't resort to such hostile tactics to achieve compliance.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Now, what's the back story of the dynamic between Delta Gamma and Sigma Nu?: Were the women being snobby and dismissive of a lesser house, or were they not upping their social game to keep pace with a cooler house? With all the [expletives] it was a little hard to keep track of the narrative. All I know is: Quentin Tarantino needs to hire her. Or maybe marry her.

– April 24, 2013 12:31 PM
Q.

1600 Penn

Any idea if that will be coming back next year?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

If I were a betting person, I would say no. (Hank's review of "1600 Penn.")

– April 24, 2013 12:32 PM
Q.

WHCD

What is the recommended time to show up to see arrivals?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Hmmm, probably around 4 p.m. to get a space. I guess. I don't know. Haven't done the red carpet stalking thing myself, really. The receptions start at 5:30, I think.

– April 24, 2013 12:32 PM
Q.

Dancing with the Stars update

You really missed a treat last night if you didn't see Shirley Temple Black, who just turned 85, doing an amazing job with the jive. Who knew she still had those moves? And Sir Anthony Hopkins and Cher, battling it out in the waltz. The biggest surprise of course is David Bowie. No one expected him to have so little musicality. "Let's Dance," hah. Kay Bailey Hutchison for the win!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Thank you so much for the recap. How did Tony Geary do last night?

– April 24, 2013 12:33 PM
Q.

How about that stuff with Gov. of VA and the chef?

I saw that the chef (Todd Schneider) has made a list of all the stuff the Governor's family took from the mansion - trays of eggs, crates of energy drinks, etc. - back to their own residences (including college). The biggest thing, though, was the accusation that a daughter was living at the Camp Pendleton residence for several months, and another took liquor for a party. These are adults, supposedly self-supporting. Wow.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :
– April 24, 2013 12:34 PM
Q.

Gifting Suite

The logic is a little lost on me, so please patient. Retailers will pay somebody money so they can bring their products into a room where celebrities (or journalists of course) are allowed to pick and choose what they want -- for free. And I assume they hope the celebrity will be photographed in Us Weekly using one of those products? And this is considered a legitimate business practice?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

More and more. I get press releases EVERY DAY with the subject line "So-and-so Celebrity is wearing so-and-so designer!" And the tabloids have running features of  "Get S0-and-So's earrings!" So the thinking is that it's valuable for a vendor to donate their product and get it in front of a celebrity in hopes they'll pick it up and the (angels singing) wear it, recommend it, or feature it at their next party. And these business charge the vendors to get the stuff in front of the celebrities.

– April 24, 2013 12:35 PM
Q.

Your Kim Gordon piece

reminded me of that tv interview with Princess Diana, where she commented that three people is a little crowded for a marriage. An oft-repeated story, but also strange that it sounds like Thurston Moore wanted both the wife and the girlfriend.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Reading between the lines, yeah, it does seem like he had that kind of illogic going. At least in Kim's telling, that is. He was willing to go to counseling, which one assumes was to save the marriage, but he kept the other lady on the side. More from the story: " 'Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul.' Moore moved out. Gordon stayed home and listened to a lot of hip-hop. 'Rap music is really good when you’re traumatized,' she says."

– April 24, 2013 12:36 PM
Q.

Avoiding DUIs

Duh, take the bike share home. Better for the environment.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

It's okay to drink and ride a bike?

– April 24, 2013 12:37 PM
Q.

Speaking of Ben Affleck

I saw a photo of Scott Foley and Jennifer Garner back when they were married. Personally, I would choose Scott over Ben. What about you?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Scott Who? Oh, yeah, him. Life on the C list.

– April 24, 2013 12:37 PM
Q.

Coburn's dip

Better the low level fountain than the Tidal Basin like a congressman of old.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Yes. Wow, what a scene. It's always the parties you don't go to.

– April 24, 2013 12:38 PM
Q.

Gorwing Up Emanuel

Have you read the book about the Emanuel brothers? Definitely a high testosterone level in that group.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Have not. Read an excerpt and that was enough until I want to rip some unsuspecting sod to shreds.

– April 24, 2013 12:38 PM
Q.

Get a driver!

Princess Diana had a driver. It did not help.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

A driver only works if the driver isn't drinking, too.

– April 24, 2013 12:39 PM
Q.

Crashing the WHCD

Should I even want to? You make it sound like an overcrowded college-town bar on a Saturday night, just with fancier dress. In other words, an awful crush.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Good point. I'm so jaded I don't know what to tell normal people about it anymore. Maybe it's more thrilling to see these celebrities in person than I realize; maybe it's more tedious to hang out with these journalist and listen to these speeches than I realize. I don't know. It's not good, it's not bad, it's just this thing, you know?

– April 24, 2013 12:39 PM
Q.

WHCA Dinner

Any chance Hollywood will have a big fancy dinner to seemingly honor themselves and then only invite reporters to attend?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

– April 24, 2013 12:39 PM
Q.

Most Beautiful

Most beautiful Washington athlete is Tyler Moore. Period.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Hello there fangirl. I was thinking about you last night when I went to the Nats game (versus the Cardinals, who won). Am I alone here in thinking that Jayson Werth, even with that nasty nasty beard, is the hottest thing since Vincent Cassel?

– April 24, 2013 12:41 PM
Q.

Gwynny.

Seems a little beneath her to be named most beautiful. dontcha think? After all, only mere mortals read people while at the non-organic supermarket. Ugh. Just what she needed for her ego. And does anyone else get annoyed by her voice? It always sounds like she's speaking from where her nasal cavity meets her throat. It's most noticeable when she does her British accent (see "Emma"). And no I won't watch that "Shakespeare in Love" tripe. Cate Blanchett was robbed!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I think Emily Watson was the one robbed that year. She was great in "Hilary and Jackie."

– April 24, 2013 12:41 PM
Q.

Gifting suite bruhaha

This is why DC will never really be a celebrity-friendly town. And I'm quite pleased about that.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Exactly. Gifting suite people are like, "So, we get little vendors to pay us money so that they can have the right to give their tchotchkes away to celebrities for free -- what's weird about that?" And in Washington -- or anywhere else, really -- the reaction is, "wait, WHAT?"

– April 24, 2013 12:43 PM
Q.

Amy and the WHCD

Amy sounds like she is suffering from existential ennui; buck up, woman!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

On the other hand, my new dress is GREAT.

– April 24, 2013 12:43 PM
Q.

NFL draft tomorrow

Who is the most fun player we could get? And by "fun" I mean "would generate the most news for this column and chat."
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Someone else want to answer this?

– April 24, 2013 12:44 PM
Q.

House of Cards

Have you all watched the show on Netflix? Does Kate Mara represent your lives correctly?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Haven't see a minute of it -- but I've been told it's wildly unrealistic when it comes to the reporter.

– April 24, 2013 12:45 PM
Q.

Bieber's Monkey

Clearly this guy is totally too immature for pet responsibilities. He is just abandoning his monkey to an unclear fate through neglect. I hope NOBODY ever adopts another animal to him, or a child. Doofus.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

"Justin Bieber is handing his monkey over to the Germans" is about as crazy a story as "Mentally ill- Elvis impersonator blames aspiring politician/rival for framing him in ricin scare."

– April 24, 2013 12:48 PM
Q.

Werth's Beard

Amy, it used to be much nastier during spring training! You know his nickname is Werewolf?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Seemed pretty obvious when he used "Werewolves in London" as his at-bat music. Later, he used the theme from "The Walking Dead."

– April 24, 2013 12:48 PM
Q.

Somewhat off topic

But Tyler Moore should use Joan Jett's rendition of the MTM Show theme as his walk-up music when the Twins come to town in June. It's just too perfect.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :
– April 24, 2013 12:49 PM
Q.

It's okay to drink and ride a bike?

NOT IN EUGENE, OREGON!!! $250 ticket! Which as a college student in the early 90s was a small fortune!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Oh, I'm sorry about that. Well, live and learn.

– April 24, 2013 12:49 PM
Q.

Werth

No, you are not alone in thinking that. One of my friends is over the moon for her "caveman," but I really don't get it. He's scruffy, lazy, and standoffish. Give me Bryce Harper any day. (I know I'm twice his age, but you can see that he's still going to be smoking in a couple of decades. And he's got personality and charisma beyond his years.)
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

You say "lazy and standoffish" like that's a bad thing.

– April 24, 2013 12:50 PM
Q.

Gwynyech

Gwyneth the most beautiful? Clearly personality doesn't count at all on this one. Even the outside, eh, there are far more beautiful women in the entertainment business. Starting with her own mother. And, just think, she just happens to have a book coming out -- no, no connection there, I'm sure. <eyes rolling madly>
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

She's never been in my personal Top Ten list, but live and let live. Just not my idea of a great beauty.

– April 24, 2013 12:50 PM
Q.

Athlete's beards

I must say that I am liking Ovie's minimalist facial hair. It definitely improves the look. That said, he has been much less egotistical lately, saying less annoying things. Could that be the engagement/relationship?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

I am still fond of the story about the time he trashed the locker room because he thought Maria skipped his game. Turned out she was just sitting in different seats. So passionate, those Russians!

– April 24, 2013 12:50 PM
Q.

weren't we holding the chat outside today?

Just got back in from lunch outside -- couldn't find you guys anywhere! Seriously, after this chat, go take a walk outside if you can. It is amazing out!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

One day in the near future I'm sure there will be an iphone app that allows us to do that.

– April 24, 2013 12:51 PM
Q.

As a State employee

I can't even accept a coffee mug, much less bling and swag.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Maybe you can watch a celebrity haul away free stuff?

– April 24, 2013 12:51 PM
Q.

2nd season of The Wire

A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Familiar setup, huh?

– April 24, 2013 12:52 PM
Q.

T'eo in a TKO

Manti T'eo will bring all sorts of nonsense, but more of the annoying (is he? isn't he? how? why?) rather than fun kind. Unless he comes out of the closet and marries a (male) ND cheerleader (not entirely unlike a former Texas Tech linebacker who is now on the Real World). THAT would be amazing.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Oh, I just think it's going to be so sad to watch his career going forward. No more mirth to be had in that story. What a head case.

– April 24, 2013 12:53 PM
Q.

Amy's new dress

Does the POst pick up the cost, since you're buying it for a work assignment?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Er, no.

– April 24, 2013 12:53 PM
Q.

Scott Foley on the C list???

You must not watch Scandal. He's the best-looking creep I've seen lately. Hopefully, he'll move up to the B- list after this season.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

You know Hollywood: One big hit and he's the sexist man alive. Just needs a big hit.

– April 24, 2013 12:54 PM
Q.

Am I alone here in thinking that Jayson Werth, even with that nasty nasty beard, is the hottest thing since Vincent Cassel?

You are not alone. I *heart* him. His beard has a Twitter account and it's hilarious (JWerthsBeard).
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Thank you. Meanwhile, no one took the bait when I namedropped Vincent Cassel. Did no one else see "Trance"? (Hmmm, $1.8 million at the box office. I guess not.) He is so mesmerizing. His eyes are as wideset as a minotaur's. Same for his gorgeous co-star Rosario Dawson.

– April 24, 2013 12:55 PM
Q.

Someond should spring Bieber's monkey...

... and bring him to the WHCD. It would fit with what the event has become.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Shhhh, don't ruin my surprise!

– April 24, 2013 12:55 PM
Q.

DUI and Bikeshare

You CAN definitely get a DUI if you're on a bike and drunk. In most jurisdictions, a bike is considered a vehicle, so riding one while intoxicated would put you in the slammer... although it would be an impressive feat to balance yourself while drunk.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

You sound way too informed on this subject.

– April 24, 2013 12:56 PM
Q.

Most fun athlete in DC

For tomorrow's draft, the most fun player the Skins can draft is Tyrann Mathieu. A spectacular athlete and fills a need in the secondary, but UBER off-the-field issues... Plus, he has an awesome nickname: The Honey Badger.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Okay, I'm sold.

– April 24, 2013 12:56 PM
Q.

"it sounds like Thurston Moore wanted both the wife and the girlfriend"

Reminds me of Mark Sanford wanting ex-wife Jenny to be his campaign manager again this time -- then parading his mistress on-stage at his primary victory party in front of his young son, who'd never seen her before. Poor kid! (Is he the same one who had to watch the Super Bowl with dear ol' dad at Jenny's house?)
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Oh, I think that was more strategy than sentiment. You want Jenny Sanford on your side so that she's not against you.

– April 24, 2013 12:57 PM
Q.

WHCD

What is the over/under on whether any of the "ladies" associated with the Petreus situation are a stunt guest?
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Eewwwww. None that we've heard about so far.

– April 24, 2013 12:58 PM
Q.

Anthony Weiner's Return to the Public Eye

I'm not so sure that Weiner's return to the public eye has been as cautious you think. Check this out.

A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Ah hahahaha.

– April 24, 2013 12:58 PM
Q.

Amy's Dress

Is Amy's dress the meat dress inspired by Lady Gaga?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Shhhh! You guys! You're going to ruin everything.

– April 24, 2013 12:59 PM
Q.

Jennifer Hudson

While her American Idol reject-to-Oscar winner was a good story, do her albums actually sell? I have known she is a celebrity for awhile, I don't know if I could tell you a single song she has performed -- aside from the standing offer to do God Bless America at the Super Bowl, as well as her watershed debacle of a performance of One Shining Moment after the NCAA championship a couple years ago.
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Her album sales have not set the world on fire, no. That's one of the ironic things about her career -- she's known as the girl with the tremendous voice, but she has not conquered the world as a recording artist. I think part of that is because she hasn't had a big hit signature song that you can associate with her, other than the old "Dreamgirls" tunes. I asked her about this, though,  -- whether she's a recording artist or an actress or a spokesmodel or personality or what -- and I kind of loved her answer: "Singing has been underlying it all. If I’m in a film, it’s like, ‘Jennifer, sing!’ and I’m like, ‘Is that really in a script, guys?’ If I’m in a commercial, it’s ‘Jennifer, sing!’ On an album, it’s ‘Jennifer, sing!’ Music is the basis of it all, and I’m blessed to be able to use it in whatever I do.” She's a good sport, and that can take you a long way. If people like working with you, they will want to work with you.

– April 24, 2013 1:02 PM
Q.

DUI and Bikeshare

I believe that nowadays you can even get a DUI for riding a horse while you're under the influence (even if the horse is sober).
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Now, that doesn't seem fair. I assume horses are considered designated drivers in many communities.

– April 24, 2013 1:03 PM
Q.

Vincent Cassel

Any relation to WWDTM's Karl Cassel?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

Doubtful.

– April 24, 2013 1:03 PM
Q.

As a State employee I can't even accept a coffee mug

In Virginia you're allowed anything under $5 in value.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Peanuts! Actual Virginia peanuts.

– April 24, 2013 1:04 PM
Q.

the Biebs

is obviously too young to remember Michael Jackson. Otherwise he'd have steered clear of the monkey. Too many negative associations.
A.
Roxanne Roberts :

Or he wants to BE Michael Jackson. Never know.

– April 24, 2013 1:05 PM
Q.

One Direction - where would they stay? What would they do?

My niece is obsessed with One Direction, who are coming to town June 23 to play at the Verizon Center. Any guess where they will stay and what they will do - any touristy type things where she could "bump" into them at any monuments?
A.
Amy Argetsinger :

They strike me as the types who might go straight from the private jet landing pad to the Verizon Center and then back again. Or just hole up in their Ritz-Carlton/Four Seasons suites. Sorry.

– April 24, 2013 1:05 PM
Q.

Definiately deserve a shout out...

to Neil Diamond. What a thoughtful and enthusiastic way to help Boston recover!
A.
Amy Argetsinger :
– April 24, 2013 1:06 PM
Q.

"The Ballad of Justin Bieber's Monkey" is #3 on iTunes!

Okay, it's not. But it should be. Maybe if Mumford & Sons did it--and used an old Earl Scruggs riff as the driver. They could hologram Scruggs for live performances. Y'know, like Tupac. Only not.
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Roxanne Roberts :

You've put a lot of thought into this. Slightly unnerving, if you ask me.

– April 24, 2013 1:06 PM
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I love this chat!

I'd never have known about "The Honey Badger" otherwise! Thanks!
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Amy Argetsinger :

We are all learning from each other.

– April 24, 2013 1:06 PM
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RE: Hot Nats

Since we are talking about hot Nats players, I have to ask what's going on with Bryce Harper's hair? Don't get me wrong, he still hot - his hair is just odd. Also - hopefully, the Nats crappy hitting streak ends soon.
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Amy Argetsinger :

He's 20. That's all.

– April 24, 2013 1:06 PM
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Bush Presidential Library

I wonder where the WMD's section of the library is at
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Roxanne Roberts :

Next to the pastry shop?

– April 24, 2013 1:08 PM
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me v. Reese

Finally I have something Reese Witherspoon does not have! A clean record :)
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Roxanne Roberts :

Hooray for small victories!

Chatters, much to do, never enough time to do it. We'll bring you everything from this weekend's circus -- in the meanwhile, send your sightings and tips to reliablesource@washpost.com. And enjoy this gorgeous day!

 

– April 24, 2013 1:14 PM
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