The Who2 Blog February 2009

Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen Married, With Dogs

The bride, 28, donned a form-fitting ivory lace strapless gown with a trumpet skirt, scalloped edges, long train and a floor-length veil with attached handmade satin roses and attached satin headband, all by Dolce & Gabbana.

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Presidential Limos

President Barack Obama, in his speech to a joint session of congress the other night, promised a lifeline to the U.S. auto industry. It reminded us that his administration came along at a time when the Secret Service was upgrading the presidential limousine.

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Stevie Wonder! Yeah!

"I think it’s fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me. We might not have married."

Stevie Wonder received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last night at the White House, after handsome remarks by both President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

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Today in Nixonology

In our new profile of Illinois senator Roland W. Burris we include a link to photos of a his mausoleum -- no, he's not dead -- in Chicago's Oak Woods Ceremony. The sizable monument to Burris lists the senator's many accomplishments under the heading "Trail Blazer."

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Oscar Winners of 2008 (or 2009)

These were the winners in the major categories at the Academy Awards held last night.

(The Academy's clumsy system means that the awards for 2008 films are held in 2009, leading to constant future confusion about which year the awards were "for." But let's not be bitter.)

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Bridget Jones Turns 50

...Or author Helen Fielding does, at any rate. She was born on this day in 1959.

She must weigh 15 stone by now. Jones, that is, not Fielding.

Chappaquiddick Revisited

"You just knew it would never be the same again. It didn't mean he couldn't have a life in public service, but it wouldn't be a charmed life. It was going to be different."

The Boston Globe is running an excellent multi-part series on Ted Kennedy, apparently prompted by Kennedy's poor health.

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