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While Washington continues to buzz over a tabloid report claiming former Vice President Al Gore and actor Larry David’s ex-wife, Laurie, had an affair, Larry David’s television wife isn’t jumping to offer her perspective.

HOH chatted with actress Cheryl Hines on Thursday night when she appeared at the British ambassador’s residence for an event honoring the work of advocacy groups United Cerebral Palsy and Capability Scotland. And when we asked the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star whether she had any thoughts on Star magazine’s report that Gore and Laurie David have been carrying on a two-year romance (which David denied), the actress just laughed.

“I don’t, oddly enough,” Hines said. “Thank God, I don’t know anything about it.”

While Hines wasn’t about to weigh in on the David-Gore rumors, she did talk about her work with UCP. Hines got involved with the organization after her brother’s son was diagnosed with the disease, and she is now a member of the organization’s board of trustees. Hines has lobbied with UCP several times on Capitol Hill, she said, but she has yet to testify before a Congressional committee.

“I’m sure that’s right around the corner,” she joked.

Aside from her advocacy work, Hines got to do touristy things on this trip to D.C., as she and her brother spent most of Thursday sightseeing on one of those double-decker buses. “It was really hot, but really fun,” she said.

The laid-back nature of this trip was a far cry from her last visit during White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend, Hines joked.

“I was shocked at the celebratory nature of the correspondents’ dinner. I had no idea,” Hines said. “It was like the Mardi Gras of Washington, D.C.”

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