The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Looks Like Your Dream Dinner Party
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Think Washington is full of stodgy politicians? Think again — the party of the year isn't in Hollywood or New York, it's in D.C.
The list of guests for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, scheduled for April 28, keeps growing; by the looks of it, it's going to be one celeb-studded party. From George Clooney (who's hosting his own $40,00-per-plate fundraiser for Obama this month) and Homeland star Claire Danes to director Steven Spielberg and actress Sofia Vergara, the list is impressive. And it's not all movie stars: chef celebre José Andrés will be sitting at the Atlantic/National Journal table.
The Hill reports that the correspondents' dinner wasn't always such a buzzed-about event. The Baltimore Sun was the first to start the celebrity trend at the dinner, bringing Fawn Hill, of the Iran-Contra scandal. As it has become more popular, the dinner has turned into a weekend-long event. This year's list of parties start on Friday and ends with Sunday's traditional brunch hosted by media guru John McLaughlin. Think strawbeerries, eggs, and chocolate croissants with the most powerful mediates in the country, and you've capped off the celebrity Correspondents' Association weekend.
While WWD predicts the cool tables at the dinner, we're still waiting to hear details on the food — and whether to expect musical stylings from Obama himself.
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