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PHOTO: Steven Tyler Celebrates His 66th Birthday in D.C. | Birthday, Steven Tyler

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Steven Tyler Celebrates His 66th Birthday in Washington, D.C.

Originally posted 03/27/2014 07:20PM

This may be the tamest birthday party ever for legendary rocker Steven Tyler, but the Aerosmith frontman still knows how to get the party going.

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Channing Tatum Boogies at a Bowling Alley | Channing Tatum

UpdatePosted 06/25/2013 03:30PM

Channing Tatum Boogies at a Bowling Alley

Originally posted 06/25/2013 09:00AM

Channing Tatum has bowled over another one of his costars.

The actor joined his White House Down cast mate Joey King, who plays Tatum's daughter in the film, and friends for some Saturday night bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Washington, D.C.

Arriving around 6 p.m., the new dad and his crew bowled on two lanes as they enjoyed food and drinks.(Tatum sipped on vodka with two lemon wedges, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.)

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PHOTO: Prince Harry Brightens the Day of Wounded American Soldiers

Prince Harry Brightens the Day of Wounded American Soldiers

Originally posted 05/10/2013 02:30PM

Continuing his active Friday in Washington, D.C., that first took him to Arlington National Cemetery, where he paid respects to the fallen, Prince Harry switched into his khakis to visit wounded soldiers and recovering servicemen at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Impressed by the technology at the facility – "We've got nothing like this back in the U.K.," he said – the prince watched as a 24-year-old army specialist, Alabama-born Corey Garmon, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, walk on a virtual simulator.

"You must have been on this thing for hours," Harry, 28, told Corey, who responded, "It's a good workout."

"How many times have you been on this?" Harry then asked, only to be surprised when the soldier revealed it was his very first day.

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PHOTO: Kelly Clarkson Gets 'Fancy' For Inaugural Ball

Kelly Clarkson & Fiancé Brandon Blackstock Attend Inaugural Ball

Originally posted 01/22/2013 11:35AM

After helping President Barack Obama begin his second term with a powerful rendition of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," Kelly Clarkson celebrated in style.

The singer – who is engaged to Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock – attended the inaugural ball with her fiancé on Monday.

Sharing her political partying experience with her 2.6 million followers, Clarkson, 30, chronicled her evening on Twitter.

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Oprah & Gayle King's Fan-Filled Lunch | Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah & Gayle King's Fan-Filled Lunch

Originally posted 07/16/2012 06:00AM

There's no such thing as a low-key lunch for Oprah Winfrey.

The mogul, her BFF Gayle King and four staffers from O magazine popped into fine dining spot District Commons in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where they didn't go unnoticed.

Approached by other guests, Winfrey didn't seem to mind the attention.

"She was so easygoing," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She stopped to talk to people and took photos [with fans] right outside of the bathroom."
– Liza Hamm

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Blake Lively's & Ryan Reynolds's (Mouthwatering) Taste of Italy | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively's & Ryan Reynolds's (Mouthwatering) Taste of Italy

Originally posted 06/11/2012 06:00AM

Blake Lively and beau Ryan Reynolds didn't have to venture too far to experience an Italian feast.

The cohabitating couple made their way to two different Italian restaurants in Washington, D.C., in less than 24 hours.

Starting with dinner Wednesday night at Graffiato, the pair dined with another couple.

"They were all dressed very, very casual," a source tells PEOPLE. "Blake had messy hair underneath a straw fedora. She was wearing shorts."

The group, which only ordered water to drink, also selected roasted cauliflower, a couple of pizzas, crispy potato gnocchi, asparagus soup and a trio of desserts.

Clearly gnocchi is a favorite for the pair, who ordered it a second time when they had Italian for lunch the following day.

Popping into Sette Osteria, the lovebirds and another couple, dressed casually once again, added a crab cake sandwich from the menu.

Seeming "very happy," according to an onlooker, the group didn't order dessert and "left one by one so they wouldn't get peoples' attention."
– Wendy Grossman Kantor

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President Obama Excites Employees with Surprise Visit to a Local Sandwich Shop | Barack Obama

President Obama Excites Employees with Surprise Visit to a Local Sandwich Shop

Originally posted 05/24/2012 05:55AM

The staff at Taylor Gourmet in Washington, D.C., was in for a recent treat when President Barack Obama popped in for a little visit.

"He bought members of Congress hoagies to-go," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He paid in cash, $80."

Of the purchase, which cost about $20 less than what Obama left, the source says the employees at the sandwich shop, "Yelled in amazement, 'You carry money?'"

They added, "He was in a very good mood. Everyone [at the eatery] agreed he makes you feel like he's your friend and your president!"
– Marisa Laudadio

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Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Make It a Date with Kate Hudson & Matt Bellamy | Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Make It a Date with Kate Hudson & Matt Bellamy

Originally posted 05/01/2012 06:00AM

Skipping the parties preceding the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Reese Witherspoon and hubby Jim Toth opted instead for a double date with some famous pals!

Joined by Kate Hudson and fiancé Matt Bellamy, along with Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Kate Upton and a talent agent, the party of six dined at Café Milano in Georgetown on Friday night for three hours.

"They seemed to be having lots of fun," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that Witherspoon laughed throughout the meal and appeared to be in great spirits, while displaying her baby bump in a black dress.

On the menu for the pregnant actress? Fresh baby artichoke, salad in a lemon vinaigrette and spinach fettuccine with veal Bolognese sauce.
– Helin Jung

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Minka Kelly Knocks Back Oysters – and Pays for a Soldier's Meal! | Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly Knocks Back Oysters – and Pays for a Soldier's Meal!

Originally posted 04/27/2012 05:55AM

Minka Kelly was feeling fishy on Wednesday night when she popped into Pearl Dive Oyster Palace for dinner with two friends in Washington, D.C.

Tipping back a dozen raw oysters, the actress gave her pals a hands-on demonstration of how to slurp down the delicacies, in between munching on blue crab cakes and Kentucky Derby pie.

"She [seemed] very happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "[The group] was all laughing with each other. Minka was very sweet, at ease and casual. She [seemed] really fun."

Kelly was in such a good mood that when she was approached by a fan who was being deployed to Afghanistan the next day, she ended up paying for his meal.
– Helin Jung

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Fête Her Film in D.C. – with Obama's Staff! | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Fête Her Film in D.C. – with Obama's Staff!

Originally posted 01/11/2012 01:30PM

Following the Washington, D.C., premiere of her new film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Angelina Jolie joined partner Brad Pitt for a celebratory dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak.

The couple – joined by 12 others, including President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett – opted for Palmer's $35.12 prix fixe Restaurant Week menu, and started with chopped salads of romaine, endive, goat cheese, bacon, cranberry and red wine vinegar. For entrées, Pitt chose the coulotte steak with sweet potato purée and braised greens, while Jolie savored the roasted chicken breast with buttered new potatoes and marjoram jus. Pitt, who was recently injured during a fall, indulged in the dark chocolate pavé with milk chocolate ice cream for dessert, while Jolie passed on the sweets.

According to an onlooker, the party of 14 stayed at the restaurant for two hours, and was "extremely pleasant and gracious to both fans and the staff." – Helin Jung and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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