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‘Scandal’ star named top dresser


“Scandal” star Kerry Washington is the world’s best-dressed woman, according to People magazine.

Washington, 36, has proved a red-carpet risk-taker, wearing up-and-coming designers and making atypical choices – such as a crystal-covered coral Miu Miu gown for the Oscars.

Unlike her character on ABC’s “Scandal,” Washington says she doesn’t wear many power-broker pantsuits.

King to perform

Carole King will perform at Alicia Keys’ Black Ball event in November.

Keys announced Wednesday that the iconic singer will hit the stage at the fundraising gala Nov. 7 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom for her charity, Keep a Child Alive. It will be the organization’s 10-year anniversary.

Keep a Child Alive assists people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Home auctioned

The childhood home of rapper Eminem has gone up for auction in Detroit.

The Detroit News reported Wednesday that the small, single-family house on the city’s northeast side is listed on a state website. No price was given for the 747-square-foot home.

Public records show the home was listed as the address of Eminem’s mother, Deborah Mathers, from 1989 to 2003.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Rosemary Harris is 86. Actor Adam West is 85. Actor David McCallum is 80. Singer-songwriter Paul Williams is 73. Singer Freda Payne is 71. Actor Jeremy Irons is 65. Actress-model Twiggy Lawson is 64. TV personality Joan Lunden is 63. Director Kevin Hooks is 55. Actress Carolyn McCormick is 54. Singer Jeff Bates is 50. Singer Trisha Yearwood is 49. Comedian Cheri Oteri is 48. Talk-show host Jimmy Fallon is 39. Actress-host Alison Sweeney is 37.